The Gould School of Law
is pleased to announce Hamid Behdad
, Zev Yaroslavsky, Wayne Ratkovich and an impressive list of speakers for the 2014 Real Estate and Business Forum
on March 5th.
, along with other speakers, will be covering sessions in this workshop including one on the challenges and opportunities of urban resurgence in downtown Los Angeles.
When bustling Bottega Louie announced plans to expand in Downtown Los Angeles; they knew there was no better development consultant to advise them with their expansion in downtown than Hamid Behdad and CCDG.
With expertise in city codes, permitting process and with a myriad of professional relationships developed over a lustrous career, Mr. Behdad
is a magic man when it comes to renovation and development.
and found Hamid Behdad's
proven track record of transforming old industrial buildings into residential and multi-use space, the Sears Roebuck
& Co renovation is bound to be a success.
The following is an article from the Los Angeles Times
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Hamid Behdad is the director of reuse projects in the downtown Los Angeles area.
He also founded the Central City Development Group (CCDG) using his skills and creativity to renovate numerous complexes.
is a master at turning old or abandoned commercial real estate into residential and multi-use complexes.
work with the Medici loft district located in City West won the Downtowners of Distinction award.
The Medici, comprised of 600 units, was one of the earliest luxury housing developments in the Downtown area.
The Pegasus is the newest development led by Behdad
, located off Flower Street in the Historic ... Click to read full article →
Downtown's Adaptive Reuse Boss Reigns Over Revitalization by Jason Mandell A year ago, Mayor James Hahn assigned Hamid Behdad the grandiose task of bringing the city's oldest buildings back online.
Since that time, Behdad, project manager for adaptive reuse in the mayor's business team, has worked steadily to transform Downtown's turn-of-the-20th-century structures into modern, livable and safe residences, all while maintaining the buildings' historic character.
Known among local developers as the "adaptive reuse czar," Behdad
has presided over a dramatic rise in building renovation that will bring thousands of new residents Downtown over the next several years.
For the first time in the History of Los Angeles, a business is able to place their sign atop a residential high rise thanks to the expertise of Hamid Behdad
Under Hamid Behdad's
watch as director of the city of L.A's adaptive reuse program, the city of L.A. built or planned over 11,000 units in renovated, recovered building in the urban core.
is leaving after six years to go into development, but his
fervor for adaptive reuse is unabated.
The Planning Report: Hamid Behdad
, LA.'s Champion of Adaptive Reuse, Depart City Hall.
Legislative bodies can pass laws with noble intent, but even the best laws are often useless if they are not implemented properly and vigorously.
In 1999 the city of Los Angeles passed its landmark Adaptive Reuse Ordinance ( ARO ), designed to promote the restoration and reuse of vintage buildings.
But lofts do not build themselves, and for the past six years Hamid Behdad
has overseen the city's effort to encourage developers to revive the city's vintage buildings.