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Real Estate Market: California Real Estate

Use this guide to locate real estate industry information.

Los Angeles Area Real Estate (Library Subscription Resource)

The Los Angeles Business Journal is available full-text through the library's database subscription to Factiva and is also available in print at the Drescher graduate campus library in Malibu as well as at the West LA graduate campus library. The real estate section provides recent and archived news stories about commercial real estate, residential real estate, housing, architecture, engineering, real estate brokers, construction, property development, and property management. The Book of Lists from the Los Angeles Business Journal is an annual print publication held at the Drescher graduate campus library in Malibu as well as at the West LA graduate campus library. Its relevance to real estate developers and investors comes from its lists of the top companies related to residential, commercial, and related industries as well. It also provides data on the highest assessed properties and retail centers.

California and Los Angeles Area Real Estate (Free Resources)

Allen Matkins and UCLA Anderson Forecast partnered to create a Commercial Real Estate Survey and Index to better predict future California commercial rental and vacancy rates. This tool surveys supply-side participants – commercial developers and financiers of commercial development – for insights into their markets.

California Association of Realtors is a trade association for realtors and produces reports about California real estate - forecasts, county summaries, California affordability index and much more. Much of their content is freely available, while some is for members only.

Jones Lang LaSalle Los Angeles Research provides highlights, insights, and statistics on commercial & industrial markets for Los Angeles and sub-markets.

Rodeo Realty Market Trends provides real estate market statistics and data visualizations for home sales in different areas of Los Angeles.

Savills Studley provides commercial real estate market reports covering key areas of the globe including Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, San Francisco, and the Silicon Valley.

Southern California Association of Governments formulates priorities for housing and economic development for urban southern California counties. Multiple reports on region, including Real Estate and land use, Housing issues. See Demographic Trends and Statistics for data on demographics, transportation issues, housing affordability and land use.

Local realtors associations publish details about their territories. Search the internet for realtors associations for desired area.