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Residential boom of Little Tokyo continues with Sakura Crossing, the newest luxury rental in Downtown Los Angeles

Contemporary design and luxury amenities indicate a new experience for this historic landmark district on-site leasing office opens May 15th

Little Tokyo is quickly emerging as one of Los Angeles’ most up and coming neighborhoods. Just ask the residents who live there; an historic urban oasis in the heart of the city’s resurgent downtown, residents have immediate access to some of the city’s most exciting restaurants and bars including Bottega Louie, Casa, Takumi, Crocker Club, The Association, Library Bar, and Edison, shops and entertainment venues, while enjoying a culturally rich environment within a national historic landmark district.

Developed by Related Companies, the developers of marquee rental property in San Francisco The Paramount and the highly anticipated condominium The Century in Century City, Sakura Crossing is the newest luxury rental in Little Tokyo and features six stories of studio, one, and two bedroom residences starting at $1,595 for June 15th occupancy. Designed by the award-winning architectural firm Studio Gaia, Sakura Crossing embodies the very best in sophisticated, modern home design, while reflecting the aesthetic of the surrounding neighborhood, especially the revered Noguchi garden directly across San Pedro Street.

From the stylish oval lobby with its towering glass panels, limestone flooring and Venetian plaster walls, to the sleek contemporary interior of the residences, Studio Gaia has created a uniquely contemporary living environment that is at once casual and sophisticated. Amenities include a luxurious rooftop lounge with three landscaped sundecks for sunbathing, entertaining and private BBQ dining; a screening room with an oversized outdoor terrace; a lushly landscaped courtyard terrace with an outdoor fireplace, pool and Jacuzzi; a state-of-the-art, fitness center with strength training and cardio-theater with individual TV screens; and 24 hour secured parking.

Individual residences feature custom kitchens with stainless steel appliances, Caesar stone counters in the kitchens and baths, wood floors in the living rooms, washers and dryers, and many residences have private terraces. Sakura Crossing offers its residents a suite of services which include move-in coordination, an on-site Resident Service Specialist, who handles all resident lifestyle needs, e-services and a resident website, and a business services center. So, whether it’s sun bathing on the rooftop lounge, attending an art opening at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, enjoying a Lakers’ game at The Staples Center, or reveling in a front row seat at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Sakura Crossing embodies the best of a stylish retreat with immediate, high entertainment access - providing an exciting new experience within the thriving neighborhood of Little Tokyo.

For more information about Sakura Crossing, please visit, the on-site leasing office at 235 South San Pedro Street in Los Angeles, or call 213-625-9200. About Related Companies Heralded as one of the most prolific and visionary developers in the country, Related Companies was formed over thirty-five years ago. Today, Related is considered the most prominent privately owned real estate development firm in the United States with divisions in development, acquisitions, property management, marketing and sales.

Headquartered in New York City, Related has offices and major developments in Aspen/Snowmass, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Francisco and South Florida and boasts a team of more than 2,000 professionals. Related has real estate assets worth over $15 billion, including New York City’s newest landmark Time Warner Center. Nearly a decade ago, Related pioneered the concept of commissioning celebrated architects to design residential properties by selecting Robert A.M. Stern to plan his firm’s first luxury condominium, The Chatham.

In the development of Time Warner Center, Related combined super-luxury residences, the Mandarin Oriental hotel and residences, Jazz at Lincoln Center, stylish retail and the city’s finest collection of four-star restaurants, redefining sophisticated metropolitan living in New York and trademarking the term “Five Star Living.” In 2006 Related acquired Equinox(R) Fitness Clubs, further expanding the company's capabilities into the health and fitness arena and enhancing the value of its properties by incorporating an exclusive, branded amenity into the lifestyle offering.

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