City Grill

Gust SoteropulosGust Soteropulos
Senior VP and General Manager

The L.A. market continues to forecast a large construction start volume for the next four years. But growth rates will begin slowing and remain flat in the coming years. “We have been on a great run, but we are seeing rising interest rates, a slowing of foreign investors, rising construction costs and a shortage of talent.”

The 2028 Olympics, however, will keep construction moving over the next nine years. Soteropulos sees a significant push to complete projects, particularly infrastructure, affordable housing and tech company growth in the region.

Firm in Focus

The PENTA Building Group
550 S. Hope St. #2640, Los Angeles
LA Director: Paul Dutmer
Employees: 74 in Southern California
Founded: 2000
What’s New: Current projects include Iovine Young Hall and track and field projects at USC. PENTA also completed the Loma Linda Cancer Center Pharmacy remodel in 2018.