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Los Angeles is ramping up its infrastructure investment, thanksto a perfect storm of upcoming events, including the 2028 Olympicsand local population and economic growth. These projects range fromthe Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, environmental updates atthe Port of Long Beach and the Los Angeles International Airportand metro line extensions throughout the region.

“Infrastructure projects in Los Angeles are being driven by aperfect storm of regional economic growth, economic globalization,and deferred maintenance and end-of-life of existinginfrastructure,” Shiraz Tangri, of counsel atMeyers Nave in Los Angeles, tellsGlobeSt.com. “Southern California has experiencedsustained jobs and housing growth for a decade.  Mostlynotably, urbanization and the renaissance of Downtown L.A. hasadded 35,040 new residential units since 1999, just over 5,500 areunder construction and almost 33,200 are proposed, creating demandsfor not just more but also new and innovative types of transit,transportation, entertainment, and recreation infrastructure, aswell as more, upgraded and cleaner energy and other utilities.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.