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Back in the days before airplanes and ubiquitous automobiles, people didn’t travel very far. Life on the farm kept them busy enough, and except for the occasional foray into town for supplies, or friend’s house for parlor games, you seldom went very far. It was an efficient and inexpensive lifestyle that allowed for maximum productivity.

What’s old is new again. The live-work-play campus is coming to Chatsworth. Known as 24 is a 660-unit luxury property with 255,000 square feet of creative office space, dining and retail and a full range of amenities on a multi-acre campus designed by KFA. The concept of 24 is somewhat like Google at Playa Vista- but the whole project is being built by a single developer.

24-community24 is unique because the entire project was, “Designed to address the stresses and opportunities of each day,” explains Jason Larian, co-managing partner at Uncommon. “For example, residential tenants can work nearby, eliminating their commute; run their errands in the retail plaza; and walk their dogs at the dog park. Our office tenants can relax by taking leisurely walks in nature, enjoy al fresco picnic lunches, and visit the gym after work onsite. And the surrounding community can attend cultural events like concerts and movie screenings designed to connect and entertain. We also achieve this vision with thoughtful site design making sure that each building and activation point is connected through a series of walkways filled with activities in every corner.”mga 24

Easy and green. The vision for 24 is to enhance the lifestyle of its residents and tenants. A prototype of how it all works can be seen in the way 24 is handling its anchor tenant, MGA Entertainment. Employees are being offered their first choice of units built on the property, as well as preferential rental concessions. The parent company plans on using a similar model with anchor office tenants at future iterations of live-work-play campuses.

24 features thoughtful site design; each building and activation point is connected through a series of walkways filled with activities in every corner to connect people living and working on campus. The plan is to program the spaces with activations and special events which help foster community.

24residenceChatsworth is one of the few places in L.A. County with enough land to build a live-work-play campus at an affordable price. The appeal is a neighborhood that is quiet, safe and picturesque, surrounded by rolling hills and rocky landscapes that you cannot find in the urban core of Los Angeles. Also it is relatively area close to communities with high net worth communities in the San Fernando Valley.

It will be interesting to see how the live-work-play concept evolves…Whether employees are enthusiastic, or feel like they have to spend more time in the office. It will discern if people are content staying in the same place. The live-work-play campus gives the idea of never having to leave home a whole new meaning.

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About Jodi Summers

Jodi Summers
SoCal Investment Real Estate Group
Sotheby’s International Realty

Sotheby’s International Realty’s legacy dates back to 1744. Respected as one of the world’s oldest and largest fine art auctioneers, Sotheby’s has a longstanding tradition of bringing together buyers and sellers of fine property. Today, Sotheby’s International Realty boasts nearly 13,000 sales associates, located in more than 660 offices in 49 countries and territories. Broker Jodi Summers is the founder of the SoCal Investment Real Estate Group, a top producing team with Sotheby’s International Realty in the Los Angeles area.

With more than $140,000,000 in listed inventory, Jodi and the SoCal Investment Real Estate Group know finance, rules, regulations, procedures and methods. We are accurate, knowledgeable, timely and aware of how government shapes the cities of Southern California, including Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles.

A New York native, Jodi grew up working in the family business – marketing, Madison Avenue style. Childhood math quiz questions calculated demographic and psychographic percentages or analyzed the allocation of adverting dollars. Word games were for devising slogans.

“My marketing and communication skills have proven to be a true gift when it comes to promoting real estate,” observes Jodi. “And I am consistently able to get an exceptionally high price per square foot for my sellers.”

Discipline (Jodi holds a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do), organization, motivation, excellent communication skills and knowing & satisfying the needs of her clients have been her essentials for running a successful business. A passion for investment real estate explains her emphasis in asset-yielding properties.

The City of Santa Monica chose Jodi to be part of the prestigious 9-member Civic Working Group to analyze and offer feedback on the future of the 10.5-acre Santa Monica Civic Auditorium site. Additionally, Jodi is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Beverly Hills + Greater West Side Association of Realtors, Action Apartment Association of Westside income property owners, the Santa Monica Conservancy historic preservation society, the Friends of Sunset Park community group, the Real Estate Investors Club L.A., the American Solar Energy Society, Sierra Club, California Parks Association and the Culver City Rock & Mineral Club. She is currently the Communications Chair for the Ocean Park Association in Santa Monica, and a partner in Save the Civic – a community group involved with the City in the adaptive reuse of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and adjacent area.

An honors graduate from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, Jodi moved to California in the mid-’90s to achieve her goal of living by the beach with a hibiscus bush in her yard.

She has thrived as an entrepreneur in the entertainment, media and marketing industries. She has three books in publication with Allworth Press – The Interactive Music Handbook, Making and Marketing Music and Moving Up In the Music Business. Making and Marketing Music is in second edition. Check out her work on

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