Investor Spotlights

Investor Spotlights – January 2023

An integral part of the Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley for more than 60 years California State University, Northridge (CSUN) commitment to student success, inclusive excellence and service to the community has made it a national model for institutions of higher learning. With over 38,550 passionate students and more than 2,100 dedicated faculty (Fall 2021), the proud history of CSUN continues to grow.

The City of Calabasas is 13.3 square miles, located in western LA County within the Santa Monica Mountains. The City incorporated in 1991, and is the last City within LA County to incorporate. In the 31 years since the City’s incorporation, the City has grown with new developments on both the east and west sides of the City, including the Calabasas Civic Center. As Calabasas continues to grow, the City seeks to attract new businesses & development to our urban environment, while maintaining the scenic beauty and character of Calabasas.

American Business Bank is dedicated to not only propelling Southern California businesses forward and a commitment working directly with local non-profit organizations and social programs to ensure they have the volunteer support and necessary financial backing to achieve their missions and strengthen the community, making a difference in a wide range of programs and causes across the Southland; it’s a true passion for the Bank and its people.

San Fernando Community Health Center (SFCHC) is a state-of-the-art Federally Qualified Health Center located in the City of San Fernando and serving the entire San Fernando Valley. They are a patient-centered medical home, where you will be provided with compassionate, high quality, and evidence-based care. The FQHC designation allows us to provide quality care at an affordable price to everyone in our community.

New Investor Spotlights – December 2022

Manufacturers Bank was formed in downtown Los Angeles by a group of banking entrepreneurs in June, 1962, to serve the apparel industry. Today, Manufacturers Bank serves the specialized needs of California middle-market businesses manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, importers, exporters, and service companies, including small businesses and professionals.  The mission of Manufacturer’s Bank is to achieve being the “bank of choice” for middle market and professional services companies.  Their vision is to be the premiere California regional business bank that can provide the sophistication and expertise of a larger institution with the personal “high touch” services of a smaller bank.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles has been making a positive impact in our communities for over 130 years. Their 26 branches stretch across over 100 miles of Los Angeles County, from Antelope Valley to San Pedro.  The Y is committed to providing programs and services that are inclusive and welcoming to all, working to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential.   They value an environment that fosters dignity, respect, fairness and appreciation for all aspects and dimensions of diversity.  The YMCA’s strategic priorities focus on: 1) Sports, 2) Food insecurity, 3) Youth and Teens, 4) Education, and 5) Healthy Living.  The Alliance applauds YMCA and is happy to have them join us.

Investor Spotlights – November 2022

Founded in 1992 by Severyn and Martha Aszkenazy, Aszkenazy Development is a thriving development, design, construction, leasing, and property management company based in the city of San Fernando, California. Their focus is creating high-quality projects with true design authenticity, close attention to detail, generating economic sustainability and revitalizing mature communities while reinforcing the community’s cultural roots. To date, Aszkenazy Development has developed and continues to manage over 750,000 square feet of commercial and multi-family properties.

For over 50 years since opening their doors in 1972, employees at Mike’s Roofing & Building have always been at the core of the company’s success. Their hard-working employees have delivered excellent service and also have worked to support the community with cleaning up a local park that was in jeopardy of closing down due to lack of municipal resources for clean-up service, donated their time to repair and to replace roofs on community centers such as the Mid-Valley YMCA and Tierra del Sol and a San Fernando Valley US Marine veteran through a partnership with the national veteran program Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project. These community roofing projects saved thousands of dollars in operating expenses which enabled both communities.

As the City of Los Angeles’ official tourism marketing organization, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board markets and promotes Los Angeles as the premier destination for leisure travel, meetings and conventions. L.A. Tourism is a private, non-profit 501(c)(6) business association. The mission of L.A. Tourism is to advance the prosperity of L.A.’s tourism economy and the livelihoods that depend on it. L.A. Tourism works proudly on behalf of more than 1,100 Member businesses from the area’s hospitality community and is responsible for sales and marketing efforts focused on the meetings & convention industry, domestic and international leisure travelers, travel trade and media worldwide.

SRAR is a local trade association with 11,000 members serving the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys. It is one of the largest associations in the nation and REALTORS® and the community regard the Southland Regional Association of REALTORS® as the voice for real estate, a trusted resource and partner in an ever-changing environment.   SRAR’s mission is to support their members in serving their community with the highest standards of ethics and professionalism, and to champion real property rights and pathways to homeownership for all.

New Investor Spotlight – November 2022

Data Direct Networks (DDN)

DDN is the world’s largest private data storage company and the leading provider of intelligent technology and infrastructure solutions for Enterprise at Scale, AI and analytics, HPC, government and academia customers. Through its DDN and Tintri divisions, the company delivers AI, Data Management software and hardware solutions, and unified analytics frameworks to solve complex business challenges for data-intensive, global organizations. DDN provides its enterprise customers with the most flexible, efficient and reliable data storage solutions for on-premises and multi-cloud environments at any scale. Over the last two decades, DDN has established itself as the data management provider of choice for over 11,000 enterprises, government, and public sector customers, including many of the world’s leading financial services firms, life science organizations, manufacturing and energy companies, research facilities, and web and cloud service providers.     

Investor Spotlights – October 2022

Century Housing, a leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) closed the first two loans in its Century Emerging Developers Program, a long-term commitment to racial and social equity designed to promote minority and women developers through a partnership with a local nonprofit active in the affordable development space. 

Venice Community Housing (VCH) will develop a 61-unit, 100% affordable new construction project just south of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall and the upcoming Leimert Park Metro Rail station. Century’s acquisition and predevelopment financing will help VCH further its mission of building minority-owned business capacity and our common calling to serve low-income Los Angeles households, in this case those earning 30-60% of AMI.

Loop Media Inc. has added TikTok channel and is available now to all businesses and venues using the Loop Player.  It has also expanded its distribution to NBC Universal’s Peacock streaming service, added new channels for its Sonifi in-room hotel partnership and will be producing four new music-video channels for Peacock, NBC Universal’s streaming service a, featuring country, pop, Latin and classics.

Loop’s wide variety of content has something for everyone, including “TriviaLoop,” a set of new channels featuring non-stop around-the-clock multiple-choice quizzes in eight different categories, all available on the Loop Player.  The player provides premium video content, fully licensed music videos and digital signage.

Pacific Western Bank is a commercial bank with over $40 billion in assets headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with an executive office in Denver, Colorado. The Bank is focused on relationship-based business banking to small, middle-market, and venture-backed businesses nationwide. The Bank offers a broad range of loan and lease and deposit products and services through 69 full-service branches located in California, one branch located in Durham, North Carolina, one branch located in Denver, Colorado.  The Bank provides community banking products including lending and comprehensive deposit and treasury management services to small and medium-sized businesses conducted primarily through our California-based branch offices and Denver, Colorado branch office. The Bank also offers financing of business-purpose, non-owner-occupied investor properties through Civic, a wholly-owned subsidiary. The Bank also provides a specialized suite of services for the HOA industry.

Glendale CC

Glendale Community College is a dynamic institution with more than 25,000 students, enrolled in college-credit at the Verdugo Campus, continuing education at the Garfield Campus, community services classes held throughout the community, and the Professional Development Center (PDC) located in Montrose.

All students achieve their informed educational goals through outstanding instructional and student services, a comprehensive community college curriculum, and educational opportunities found in few community colleges.

Los Angeles Mission College has served the educational needs of neighbors in the San Fernando Valley throughout a 30-year history, with community support and involvement as their most valued resources. Located in Sylmar, the college has strong, historical ties to the neighboring communities of San Fernando, Pacoima, Mission Hills, North Hills, Panorama City and Granada Hills. In recent years, their enrollment base has expanded to include many of the communities throughout the greater San Fernando Valley, as well as Canyon Country and Santa Clarita.

Los Angeles Pierce College is a top-ranked two-year public institution in Southern California providing excellent opportunities for transfer education, career training, and life-long learning. Founded in 1947, Pierce is a comprehensive college with an astounding 145 disciplines and 85 academic degree programs being taught to 20,000 diverse students. It has 60 state-approved certificates and a growing collection of free short-term non-credit certificates.

Established in 1949, this public two-year community college is one of the largest campuses in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) and serves more than 20,000 students in the central and eastern sides of the San Fernando Valley. Los Angeles Valley College offers more than 100 associate degree programs and 62 certificate programs in in-demand career fields.

Investor Spotlights – September 2022

The City of Burbank Economic Development strives to create jobs, encourage innovation and new ideas, attract new investment, increase sales tax revenue, create vibrant neighborhoods, and improve the quality of life for all.

The Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) has been serving children, families, and child care providers since 1976. CCRC manages programs to assist with issues such as finding and selecting child care and child care financial assistance to families. CCRC’s Creative Bridge is a full-service shop with a team of qualified experts providing effective and creative graphic design and printing solutions.

The City of Glendale delivers exceptional customer service through precision execution and innovative leadership.  As a premier City anchored in pride of civic ownership, Glendale’s success is realized through a community that is safe, prosperous, and rich in cultural offerings.

Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Irvine, California, Pacific Premier Bank is one of the strongest-performing and fastest-growing banks in the nation with total assets of approximately $20 billion. In addition to supporting the small business owners, Pacific Premier specializes in serving middle-market, and corporate businesses who need a broad range of loan, deposit, and treasury management products. We have specific market sector experience in Commercial Banking, Commercial Real Estate Lending, SBA Financing, Franchise Lending, Community Associations, Specialty Banking, and more.

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