Figueroa @ Wilshire

By Joel C. Peterson, Kevin Taweel
1993 | Case No. RE127
This case summarizes the joint efforts of a Japanese investor (with considerable financial resources but little U.S. development experience) with a U.S. developer (with considerable development experience, but little local market expertise) to develop a 50-story office building in downtown Los Angeles. Some issues raised include: What each party gets out of a joint venture, Analyzing whether a building should have been built, Assessing whether this was a good entree into the U.S. market for a foreign investor and why this was difficult to do without a local partner, Predicting whether this project would be successful, Understanding the roles of key players in determining successful execution, Evaluating the structure of the arrangement between JV partners.
This material is available for download by current Stanford GSB students, faculty, and staff, as well as Stanford GSB alumni. For inquires, contact the Case Writing Office. Download