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Downtown Los Angeles Real Estate Questions and Comments
Downtown Los Angeles Real Estate Questions and Comments

While the LA Loft Blog is the authority on urban residential real estate, the real power and knowledge comes from the mastermind that is the very smart group of readers.  #dtla #lofts

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Downtown L.A. Lofts with 24-Hour Security Guard Front Desk Concierge

For Downtown Los Angeles Condominiums, safety and convenience are always concerns.  Many home buyers find that a security staff is a necessity for them to feel safe, secure and protected.   Here is a list of loft and condominium buildings in DTLA with 24-hour security staff:  #dtla #security

Downtown Los Angeles Lofts with Security
Downtown Los Angeles Lofts with Security

BUILDINGS with SECURITY in DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES

1100 Wilshire ‚Äď 1100 Wilshire Blvd, 90017 ¬† ¬† 1100Lofts.com
655 Hope¬†¬†‚Äst655 Hope St, 90017¬†¬†¬†¬† 655HopeLofts.com
Barker Block ‚Äď 510 S Hewitt St¬†&¬†530 S¬†Hewitt St, 90013¬†¬†¬† BarkerBlockLA.com
Bartlett Building ‚Äď 215 W 7th St, 90014¬†¬†¬†¬† BarlettLoft.com¬†¬†M
Biscuit Company ‚Äď 1850 Industrial St, 90021¬†¬†¬† BiscuitLoft.com¬† M
Bunker Hill Tower ‚Äst800 W 1st St, 90012¬†¬†¬† BunkerHillTowerLA.com
Cornell Building ‚Äď 746 S Los Angeles St, 90014¬†¬†¬† CornellBuilding.com¬† M
Eastern Columbia ‚Äď 849 S Broadway, 90014¬†¬†¬† EasternColumbiaLoft.com¬† M
Eckardt Building¬†‚Äď 738 S Los Angeles St, 90014¬†¬†¬† EckardtLoft.com¬† M
Elleven Lofts ‚Äď 1111 S Grand Ave, 90015¬†¬†¬†¬† EllevenLoft.com
Evo ‚Äď 1155 S Grand Ave, 90015¬†¬†¬†¬† EvoLoftsLA.com
Library Court ‚Äď 630 W 6th St, 90017¬† ¬† LibraryCourtLoft.com
Little Tokyo Lofts ‚Äst420 S San Pedro St, 90013¬†¬†¬†¬† LittleTokyoLoftsLosAngeles.com¬† M
Luma ‚Äď 1100 S Hope St, 90015¬†¬†¬†¬† LumaLoft.com
Market Lofts ‚Äď 645 W 9th St, 90015¬†¬†¬†¬† MarketLoftLA.com
Metropolis Los Angeles¬†‚Äst8th Street and Francisco¬†¬†¬† LosAngelesMetropolis.com
Mura Condominiums ‚Äď 629 Traction Ave, 90013¬†¬†¬†¬† MuraLosAngeles.com
Oceanwide Plaza¬†‚Äď 1100 S Figueroa St, 90015 ¬† ¬†¬†OceanwideDTLA.com
Promenade Condominiums ‚Äď 121 S Hope St, 90012¬†¬†¬† CondoPromenade.com
Promenade West ‚Äď 880 W. 1st St, 90012 ¬† ¬† PromenadeW.com
Ritz Carlton Residences ‚Äst710 W Olympic Blvd, 90015¬†¬† RitzyLofts.com
Rowan Lofts ‚Äď 460 S. Spring St, 90013¬†¬† ¬† ¬† RowanLoft.com¬† M
Santee Village ‚Äst(See Eckardt, Cornell and Textile)
Savoy Condominiums ‚Äď 100 S Alameda, 90012¬†¬†¬† SavoyLosAngeles.com

SB Grand (Shybary Grand or Shy Barry Grand) ‚Äď 312 W. 5th St, 90013¬†¬† SBGrand.com

Skyline Condominiums ‚Äď 600 W 9th St, 90015¬†¬†¬† SkylineCondoLA.com
Sky Lofts ‚Äď 801 S. Grand Ave, 90017¬†¬†¬† SkyLoftsLosAngeles.com
TEN50¬†‚Äst1050 South Grand Ave,¬†90015¬† ¬†¬†LATen50.com
Teramachi Homes Senior Condos ‚Äst267 S. San Pedro St, 90012¬†¬† TeramachiHome.com
Toy Factory ‚Äď 1855 Industrial St, 90015¬†¬†¬† ToyFactoryLoft.net
Vero ‚Äď 1234 Wilshire, Los Angeles CA¬†¬†¬† VeroLoft.com

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Downtown LA 24 Hour Security Front Desk Concierge
Downtown LA 24 Hour Security Front Desk Concierge

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Downtown Los Angeles Lofts – Top 10 Most Popular Topics

L.A. Loft Blog readers have proven to be the most intelligent and successful of all home buyers, sellers, renters and landlords. What can we learn from LA Loft Blog readers?  What are the things that we should absolutely not miss?

LA Loft Blog Readers Reveal Top 10 Most Important Issues in Downtown Real Estate
LA Loft Blog Readers Reveal Top 10 Most Important Issues in Downtown Real Estate

They are the captains of industry. They are among the world’s greatest artists, and, combined, ¬†they have a million times more knowledge about real estate than do our super experienced blog writers. L.A. Loft Blog readers are winners of Emmys, Grammy’s and Academy Awards. They are CEOs of the world’s most notable companies. ¬†We’ve learned to watch and listen very closely to what the Loft Blog users are thinking, reading and pursuing. ¬†Downtown loft and condo owners have an average net worth that has skyrocketed. ¬†Together, they have gained nearly $2 billion in equity over the last 5 years. To help others get a huge boost in their real estate pursuits, here is a list of the Top Ten most viewed topics: ¬† #millsact #lofts #forsale

Mills Act Downtown Los Angeles More stats 1,747
LOFTS FOR LEASE More stats 99
Home page / Archives More stats 39
LOFTS FOR SALE More stats 34
Live/Work Lofts Downtown LA vs. Residential Studio Apartments More stats 18
NEIGHBORHOODS More stats 9
ALTA LOFTS Los Angeles 200 N San Fernando Rd 90031 More stats 7
BUILDINGS More stats 7
2-Story Lofts ‚Äď Downtown Los Angeles Condos and Apartments with Stairs and 2 Levels More stats 5
Up and Coming Neighborhoods Los Angeles 2017 More stats 5

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LA Loft Blog Readers Reveal Top Ten Most relevant topics in DTLA Real Estate
LA Loft Blog Readers Reveal Top Ten Most relevant topics in DTLA Real Estate

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Affordable Lofts Downtown Los Angeles – Right Way, Wrong Way and Subway

When it comes to Downtown Los Angeles, the uniqueness of commercial and industrial conversions brings awesomeness and stylish character that ordinary homes cannot deliver. ¬†Because they are different, there is definitely a right way, a wrong way — and then there is the loft way. #dtla #lofts #subway

Downtown Lofts with views under $400,000
Downtown Lofts with views in the $300’000s
Riders buy tickets for the L.A. Metro Rail in the subway rail station
Riders buy tickets for the L.A. Metro Rail in the subway rail station

Live/work lofts are basically just large empty boxes that are waiting for someone to add their personal touches such as furniture, decor and love.  Because they built for permanent heavy duty use, and approved for live-work under the City of Los Angeles Adaptive Re-Use Ordinance, DTLA lofts are ready for just about anything that a creative mind needs for enjoying life and productivity.  When it comes to furnishing a loft, there is no right way, and no wrong way.  The loft way provides for the fullest range of possibilities.

Downtown Los Angeles live work loft in the Historic Core
Downtown Los Angeles live work loft in the Historic Core

Take SB Grand Building for instance with its Metro subway station entrance right next door, it makes for profits and posh lifestyles as the historic structure efficiency combines with rapidly increasing community amenities such as Pershing Square, in addition to the countless walkable shops, bars, restaurants and entertainment venues to provide endless possibilities for the richest urban lifestyle with every form of fast and efficient transportation.

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Downtown LA Lofts with large windows and natural light
Downtown LA Lofts with large windows,  natural light and street views

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Downtown Los Angeles Loft Open House 312 W 5th St

Check out the open house at SB Grand unit #307 and see how cool the best deal in Downtown lofts can be.  #dtla #openhouse #loft

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Downtown Los Angeles live work loft in the Historic Core
Downtown Los Angeles live work loft in the Historic Core

Stop by 11 AM to 4 PM, or call Corey to request a later time.

Enjoy Downtown life in a spacious historic open floor plan. Modern open loft with fantastic NYC-like character on Broadway and Historic Core. Private balcony facing original brick courtyard. Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Wood floors. Washer and dryer in unit. Large soaking bath tub. Open and airy living space with high ceilings, A/C and heat. Excellent downtown location near Farmers Market, Grand Central market. Minutes to Whole Foods, Ralph’s and great shopping and dining. The building features 24-hr security front desk concierge, rooftop sun deck, swimming pool and hot tub spa with panoramic views of the Downtown Los Angeles skyline, fitness room gym. Wired for cable and Internet. Low HOA dues. Pets okay. Great for Downtown live/work! Parking in building available. By Metro station, Pershing Square concerts in Summer and ice skating Winter. Stroll through the renaissance of Broadway, with coming street car as part of the Bringing Back Broadway project. ¬†This is the lowest price per square foot on a spacious Downtown L.A. loft. ¬†Corey (213) 880-9910.

Loft Open House - Corey (213) 880-9910
Loft Open House and Downtown Pocket Listings – Corey (213) 880-9910

The best deals can be hard to find. Many prospective Downtown home buyers are not aware that the best buys are not on the internet, and not listed on the MLS.  These unlisted lofts and condos are called pocket listings or off-market homes. Sometimes up to half of the best deals are purchased privately and not on the market.

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Downtown Los Angeles Loft Neighborhoods Map

Lofts For Sale and For Lease by ZIP Code and Locations Around L.A.

Map of Lofts Downtown Los Angeles
Map of Lofts Downtown Los Angeles

Live/work lofts tend to be located in converted commercial, industrial and historic buildings that were originally all work buildings that once had no residential use.  Today, they have been turned into residential buildings under the Los Angeles Adaptive Re-Use Ordinance that allows for living and working in the same condominium or loft apartment rental unit. #dtla #lofts #map

In Southern California, these buildings tend to be clustered in dense urban areas such as Downtown Los Angeles, with some also in other metropolitan areas like Hollywood, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Long Beach, Anaheim, Santa Ana and of course San Diego.

Here are some maps and other resources to help find lofts by geographical area. The ZIP codes that have the largest number of Downtown area lofts are generally 90012,90013,90014,90015,90017,90021 and 90031.

A Downtown area loft pin map can be found HERE.

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Neighborhoods in Downtown Los Angeles

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Downtown Los Angeles Elleven and SB Lofts Purchased and Sold This Week – True Stories

To help those who are considering making a move in the coming months, the L.A. Loft Blog presents the real-life true stories of loft buyers and sellers who have both just closed escrow on their Downtown lofts.  #lofts #dtla #sold

Just Purchased loft in Downtown Los Angeles
Just Purchased loft in Downtown Los Angeles

TALE OF TWO LOFTS

The buyer of the Elleven loft at 1111 S Grand Ave, Michael Logan, originally began his search on the L.A. Loft Blog looking for a Mills Act historic loft, but instead found that the sunny, south facing Elleven loft in South Park was brighter with its wall of windows, more beautiful yet more practical, and a better deal as the price has been depressed slightly due to a recently settled lawsuit and lots of construction in and around the building. ¬†He also liked that the unit was further away from the homeless shelters, and closer to L.A. Live and Ralph’s Market.

Gianna Ward, the seller of the small Pershing Square SB loft at 312 W 5th Street had been a landlady renting out her unit that she owned to guests on AirBnB, but she had enough of the management work that it entailed, along with the extra costs and havoc associated with short term renters when more damage occurs such as costly plumbing issues.

Both escrows just closed with pleasant negotiations and no bickering during the light and easy holiday real estate season in DTLA.  Michael, the buyer of the Elleven lofts is an art industry professional who loves Downtown, while the seller of the SB Grand is relieved to stop the work and headaches of managing a short-term rental, and to instead gain new cash liquidity for more enjoyable things in her now lighter, more care-free life. Congratulations to each on the successful loft transaction that just closed escrow!

The busy Downtown real estate season is beginning in just days as eager buyers come from all over starting around January 2.  See all properties, listed and unlisted, recently sold around Downtown Los Angeles:

DOWNTOWN SOLD PRICES  |  SOLD UNLISTED  |  RECENTLY SOLD ALL  |  MORE

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Recently SOLD in Downtown Los Angeles

Downtown LA Lofts and Condos That Have Sold in the Last 30 Days

When it comes to home values and knowing the current market, there is no better way to keep it real than by looking at what hard-working Americans recently paid with their hard-earned cash.  This list of recently sold Downtown properties is just that:

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SB Grand Lofts Unit #921 Just Sold
SB Grand Lofts Unit #921 Just Sold

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How the Readers of the L.A. Loft Blog Defeated the Most Dangerous Con-Man in Los Angeles

He tried to use Downtown real estate to take advantage of people. BIG MISTAKE!  The prey turned out to be stronger than the predator.

Drew Christian Donovan aka Christian Andrews aka Jimmy Wayne Jackson
Drew Christian Donovan aka Christian Andrews aka Jimmy Wayne Jackson

Victims of the fraudster all speak of his tremendous talent for evil.  He was the embodiment and aficionado of the confidence trick, the game that gives money and excitement to the schemer at the expense of his mark.  The victim loses not only money, but also loses confidence, and is robbed of the feeling of well-being.  The loser suffers humiliation, feels debased and often further ashamed, possibly even blamed when the local police try to dissuade the damaged innocent from even filing a police report.  The cops and detectives then go off on every tangent,  sometimes accusing the victim rather than taking on the challenging task of going after the crafty, crooked fox himself.  #DrewChristianDonovan #ChristianAndrews #JimmyWayneJackson

After bilking innocents by falsely promising free real estate, he’s now in jail. This story was just received from another of his hundreds of victims — Trina is one of several who would fight back:


I met Christian Donovan December 2016, through a friend, she had told me for a weeks this man was from a wealthy family and that he was dying of cancer. She said he was hiding from his wealthy family because they wanted to serve him conservator papers.

She said he had a trust, called Donovan dynasty trust. He was trying to get rid of the money so his family could not take it and he was trying to do it so he can run away to Germany, for cancer treatments and to be with a longtime friend. His family are owners of Donovan group llc, and his father was a wealthy lawyer in Beverly Hills.

Another of Drew Donovan's many millions in fake checks
Another of Drew Donovan’s many millions in fake checks

He said his name was Christian Andrew Donovan, born and raised in Beverly Hills. DOB 11/21/1968. He was going to wire 2.1 million to her and buy her sister a home, under the company name family greens. He even went as far as looking as houses and placing a bid and allowing the home to go through escrow, when the funds didn’t show up to allow the escrow to complete, he came up with a story that it was the realtors fault and he would just cut a check. The realtor kept calling and finally gave up and told my fiend they couldn’t get the house. He even asked if my wife could supply an invoice for a pool, from her company, he was going to use it to justify why he needed extra money from his trust. He took my friend to a few banks and everyone seem to know drew and he played it well, so she was some what convinced he was real. But certain things he did and said didn’t add up. So she called me to help her. To see if what she was seeing and hearing from him was real. she spent about a month to two months with him. even letting him sleep in her home. her brother in law even baby sat him, in return two cars. which i attached the fake transfer of those vehicles. which we never saw. according to him they were in storage. he even had a car impounded with is belongings in it, we believe it was rental and not even his. 

I met with him and he told me his same story. I googled him and couldn’t find any information on him.¬†

That weekend my friend asked if I would get a room for them under my name, it would be a deposit and his assistant would make the payment, and that he would wire me money from his trust. This was December 30th till Jan 1 2017 in orange county, CA.  He even offered to gift me by paying my monthly bills. Which he did and they all came back as unpaid. As we sat with him that entire weekend. We snooped through his belongings because we were skeptical about him. My friend I became so suspicious we didn’t want to leave him alone or alone with each other, we wanted to watch him and see if we could find anything out about him. as we sat with him we kept him talking and telling us stories of his life, we googled all of it i even found a person on craigslist who was trying to warn people about him, i emailed this person and was getting information about drew. Which increased our suspicions. When the payments he pretended to make to my landlord for rent came back denied, he stated he would cut me a check. 

Real court document about Donovan's history of fraud
Real court document about Drew Donovan’s history of fraud

It was New Year’s Eve 2016, he asked that we leave the room for a few hours because his assistant Melissa Ramsey was coming over to bring him a check for us. He asked us to leave the room and come back an hour later, so we sat in the parking lot and continue to texted him, asking if he wanted food and how long till she arrived. In reality we were in the parking lot watching the hotel entrance. When he texted us to say she was almost there, i hid in the stair well to the floor of the room, i had full view of the room door. My friend stayed in the car texting me and him. he had texted my friend that his assistant had arrived and she was on her way up the elevator, i watched that door for 3 hours and not once did anyone show up or leave. He even texted that his assistant had just left and he was walking her out. Again no one entered or left. When we got back to the room we smelled perfume and a check was on the desk. When he got in the shower we found the stack of blank checks and the bottle of perfume. He would have full conversations on the phone and we would hear a voice on the other end, so it made us wonder if he had an accomplice. 

Come to find out he is a con artist, whose name is Jimmy Jackson from Michigan.

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He has done federal time in 2009. He changed his name to Christian Donovan. He has been scamming people for years. He is a master manipulator, he’s convincing. He goes to urgent cares to obtain pills that he says he must take because of the pain from the cancer. We found an ex-boyfriend online. His father died of cancers and had leukemia. A story we think Christian Donovan adopted

I left my friend with him because my wife was really upset so I went home, when drew feel asleep my friend took his computer and cell phones (which she bought) and left. He then called me to tell me he didn’t understand why she took them this was 1 am. By this time i had already checked my bank statement. And saw that the hotel charged my card. He told me it was only a deposit and i would be returned that his assistance Melissa was paying for the room and he would take care of it. i already knew by then he was lying. i called the front office and explained he was a con man and I wanted him evicted. i then called the cops and made a report over the phone. When I called the hotel back they stated the manger when to his room to get a new card to put on file and he told him he would bring it down. When they went back to his room and made him go to the lobby they deactivated his room key till he updated his payment method. i told them the cops were in route, they had also called the cops to come and by the time they arrived he was long gone. All his belongings locked in the room. 

We¬†hadn’t¬†heard from him in a few weeks then he re-appeared¬†with my friend‚Äôs sister. She hid him in LA then brought him back to Moreno valley. we followed her to a hotel but we could not¬†locate¬†him. The last we hear he was back in LA.¬† i have reached out to¬†different¬†victims that i found in his contacts and they all share the same story. they have all lost¬†

He creates fake companies and convinces people to invest. He takes lines of credits out then takes all the money. i reached out to the FBI LA sheriff, Orange county Sherriff, and no one was able to help or willing to hear me out. After a few months I finally gave up. He was gone and no longer in my life, my friend’s life and i was able to salvage what he burned me on. i lost out on $1000.00 dollars due to late fees and hotel charges, it doesn’t ad up to the emotional stress it put on myself and my family.  Luckily i got out before he could take me for all i got, i was one the lucky ones, i heard from people who are still trying to recover. My friend is still trying to recover as well as her sister. i pray they can build a strong enough case to keep him behind bars. Because if we is released he will go back to doing what he does best, being a con man. 

— ¬†Trina


It takes great power to defeat the relentless, cutthroat liar.  The power that finally stopped the monster came from the readers of the L.A. Loft Blog.  Stepping foot into Sky Lofts was his biggest mistake, as loft lovers are not easily pushed over!

Are the members of this website among the most powerful people on earth?   Yes, it has proven to be true.  A magnet to movers and shakers, Downtown Los Angeles and the Loft Blog have attracted many great artists, captains of industry, numerous Grammy and Academy Award winners and the like.  When the readers of this blog recently put the super-skilled rip-off artist behind bars by providing massive evidence and then calling the San Diego Police, it noted the clincher of how responsible, compassionate and strategic loft-lovers, Downtown dwellers and real estate enthusiasts truly have proven to be.  Thank You to my fantastically powerful friends!!!!!

Corey Chambers, Publisher

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Victims turn the table on professional shyster Donovan AKA Andrews AKA Jackson

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Sold and Rented Lofts – Downtown LA Properties Recently Leased and Purchased

Downtown Los Angeles home shoppers are often paying close attention to what others have bought and rented recently because it’s important to get it right the first time. ¬†Here’s what new Downtowners have been snapping up and moving into recently. ¬† #sold #dtla #lofts

Sold Downtown Los Angeles
Sold Downtown Los Angeles

Little Tokyo Lofts are ever popular as they combine authentic industrial loft style with low price and superior amenities such as 24-hour security, nice swimming pool, guest parking and a quick walk two the lovely Little Tokyo Promenade. Best of all, Little Tokyo Lofts is one of the few industrial lofts that offers substantial Mills Act property tax benefits.

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Eastern Columbia have recently been the most popular lofts for lease because the building is an art deco masterpiece, and an awe-inspiring historic landmark.  And as for lofts purchased, historic industrial condos like Little Tokyo Lofts have been going the fastest because Mills Act participants may realize substantial property tax savings of between 40% and 60% each year. Get a free list of Mills Act lofts for sale. Fill out the online form:

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Just Leased in DTLA

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Lofts Downtown Los Angeles For Sale and For Lease – Top Ten Most Popular Searches

Knowing what other Downtown L.A. home buyers, sellers and renters are doing can be a big help to figuring out where the most amazing lofts are that are also the best deals.

Historic Lofts in Downtown Los Angeles
Historic Lofts in Downtown Los Angeles

Check out this week’s list of the Top 10 most searched topics in Downtown LA residential real estate: ¬†#dtla #lofts #top10

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Beautiful historic lofts for sale with big savings on property taxes has been on the top of the list of successful DTLA home buying strategies for many recent buyers. Get a free list of Mills Act lofts. Fill out the online form:

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Historic Core Neighborhood Downtown L.A.
Historic Core Neighborhood Downtown L.A.

Copyright ¬© This free information provided courtesy L.A. Loft Blog and LAcondoInfo.com with information provided by Corey Chambers, Realty Source Inc, BRE#01889449 We are not associated with the homeowner’s association or developer. For more information, contact (213) 880-9910 or visit LAcondoInfo.com Licensed in California. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. Properties subject to prior sale or rental. This is not a solicitation if buyer or seller is already under contract with another broker.