Karl Slovin Karl Slovin is the president of MWest Holdings.

LOS ANGELES—This year, we have seen more and more investors finding opportunities on the Eastside of Los Angeles, especially in neighborhoods like Highland Park, Koreatown, East Hollywood and Echo Park. While there is some difficultly maneuvering through these neighborhoods—rent control being a major one—investors are attracted to the urban charm of these markets and the inherent live-work-play environment that already exists.