Shlomi Ronen Shlomi Ronen is the managing principal and founder of Dekel Capital.

Construction lending slowed down in 2017, but this year, a big construction deal has already closed in Downtown Los Angeles. Urban Offerings and ESI Ventures have secured $122 million in JV equity and bridge lending to develop a 250,000-square-foot creative office property in the fashion district. The project is composed of two properties, a five-story office property located on S. Los Angeles Ave at 8th Street, and the Deardens building, a four-story property located on S. Main Street at 7th Street, which had operated as a department store since the early 1900’s.