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The Expo Line exceeds all expectations/595/los-angeles-1-16-18-expo-line-exceeds-expectations<img alt="" src="/united-states/en-us/PublishingImages/Snapshots/transportation-train-metro-paris.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />/united-states/en-us/research/snapshots/595/los-angeles-1-16-18-expo-line-exceeds-expectationsThe Expo Line exceeds all expectations​Although ridership on three of the five major metro lines have recorded year-over-year declines, the Expo Line connecting Downtown to the Westside, which became operational in 2016, has already surpassed 2020 ridership projections.
Rent gap widens – possible reason for concern as we near previous cycle peak/558/los-angeles-12-18-17-rent-gap-widens<img alt="" src="/united-states/en-us/PublishingImages/Snapshots/building-contemporary-exterior-skyscraper-design-concept.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />/united-states/en-us/research/snapshots/558/los-angeles-12-18-17-rent-gap-widensRent gap widens – possible reason for concern as we near previous cycle peak​Bolstered by the growth of media, technology and the creative industry, Westside asking rents continue to rise, especially in the class A sector.
Los Angeles leading the way for E-commerce leasing activity/539/los-angeles-12-11-17-e-commerce-easing-activity<img alt="" src="/united-states/en-us/PublishingImages/Snapshots/industrial-empty-warehouse-racks.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />/united-states/en-us/research/snapshots/539/los-angeles-12-11-17-e-commerce-easing-activityLos Angeles leading the way for E-commerce leasing activity​E-commerce has been highly impactful on industrial markets in all geography areas. Leasing activity in Southern California has been dominated by e-commerce tenants and Los Angeles’ industrial market is capturing the lion’s share of activity.
More STEM degree holders reside in Los Angeles than anywhere else in Southern California/519/los-angeles-12-4-17-more-stem-degree-holders<img alt="" src="/united-states/en-us/PublishingImages/Snapshots/people-meeting-tablet.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />/united-states/en-us/research/snapshots/519/los-angeles-12-4-17-more-stem-degree-holdersMore STEM degree holders reside in Los Angeles than anywhere else in Southern California​Los Angeles boasts the most STEM degree holders in Southern California, up 15.0 percent over the last five years.
Los Angeles–Orange County region leads major tech markets in job growth/501/orange-county-11-27-17-leading-major-tech-markets<img alt="" src="/united-states/en-us/PublishingImages/Snapshots/people-office-man-tablet.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />/united-states/en-us/research/snapshots/501/orange-county-11-27-17-leading-major-tech-marketsLos Angeles–Orange County region leads major tech markets in job growth​The major markets that comprise this study are classified as such by having at least 20,000 tech professionals in their respective region.
LA's most densely urban pockets to be connected by underground rail/507/los-angeles-11-27-17-rail-connects-urban-pockets<img alt="" src="/united-states/en-us/PublishingImages/Snapshots/Transportation-train-city.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />/united-states/en-us/research/snapshots/507/los-angeles-11-27-17-rail-connects-urban-pocketsLA's most densely urban pockets to be connected by underground rail​Although autonomous driving promises radical changes to the future of transportation, the highly touted Purple Line metro extension will potentially be even more transformative to Los Angeles.