Los Angeles is one of the most vibrant and dynamic cities in the world, and its real estate industry is no exception. The Los Angeles Business Journal’s annual Leaders of Influence list recognizes the top minds shaping the city’s real estate industry. These leaders are the driving force behind the city’s continued growth and development. They are innovators, dealmakers, and entrepreneurs who are shaping the future of LA’s real estate industry.
Meet the Top Minds Shaping LA’s Real Estate Industry
Mary Leslie, President, Los Angeles Business Council
Mary Leslie is the president of the Los Angeles Business Council, one of the city’s most influential business organizations. Under Leslie’s leadership, the LABC has become a leading advocate for smart growth and sustainable development in Los Angeles. Leslie has been instrumental in shaping the city’s real estate policies and initiatives, including the recently passed Affordable Housing Linkage Fee. She is a tireless advocate for affordable housing and has worked to bring together developers, community leaders, and policymakers to find innovative solutions to LA’s housing crisis.
Rick Caruso, Founder and CEO, Caruso
Rick Caruso is the founder and CEO of Caruso, a leading developer of mixed-use properties in Los Angeles. Caruso’s projects, including The Grove and The Americana at Brand, have become iconic destinations in LA, attracting millions of visitors each year. Caruso is known for his innovative approach to development, which combines luxury retail, entertainment, and residential spaces. His projects have revitalized neighborhoods and created thousands of jobs in Los Angeles.
Laurie Lustig-Bower, Executive Vice President, CBRE
Laurie Lustig-Bower is an executive vice president at CBRE, one of the world’s largest commercial real estate firms. Lustig-Bower has been a leader in the Los Angeles real estate industry for more than 30 years, and she has been involved in some of the city’s most significant commercial real estate transactions. Lustig-Bower is known for her expertise in tenant representation, and she has worked with some of the city’s largest and most prestigious firms. She is also a mentor and advocate for women in the real estate industry.
The Los Angeles Business Journal’s Leaders of Influence in Real Estate are a testament to the vibrancy and innovation of LA’s real estate industry. These leaders are shaping the future of the city, creating new opportunities for growth and development, and making LA a better place to live and work. Whether they are developers, policymakers, or entrepreneurs, these leaders are the driving force behind the continued success of the city’s real estate industry.