Updated 5/26/2022

Serving as the epicenter for business across a wide range of industries, from law and finance to the growing tech & media markets, Downtown is an exhilarating international city. The city’s mix of modern high-rises, historical landmarks and creative spaces, paired with its unbeatable dining, entertainment and retail options, make DTLA a world-class living and working environment.

The key features for business in Downtown LA include:

  1. Downtown LA is the central business district and commercial center of Los Angeles, home to over 500,000 jobs. Downtown is historically known for the financial and legal industries.
  2. DTLA is at the center of the city’s expanding rail transit system allowing workers to get just about anywhere in LA County.
  3. Dine in one of the numerous Michelin Star restaurants Downtown has to offer or head over to Grand Central Market for authentic food vendors hailing from around the world.

Financial District

Which types of businesses are located here?

The financial district of Downtown is a bustling and lively area both night and day. It’s home to hundreds of corporate headquarters such as Aecom, Wells Fargo and the AT&T Center. Most of these groups are situated in skyscrapers with striking urban views. 

What does the Financial District have to offer?

Off Grand Avenue, you’ll find many historic and cultural landmarks such as Bunker Hill, the Broad, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and the famous Bradbury building. In addition, there is no shortage of cutting-edge eateries, bars, gyms and luxury hotels.

Some of the popular restaurants in the area include Otium, Shibuni and 71Above. There are also many sophisticated rooftop bars, nightclubs and music venues such as Perch and Exchange LA.

Transport links

The 7th St/Metro Center is located right in the heart of the Financial District and is the center of all the metro line stations in Los Angeles.

Arts District

Why rent an office in the Arts District?

The Arts District is located on the Eastern edge of Downtown and borders Little Tokyo. As the name suggests, the Arts District has a much more creative and laid-back vibe compared to its corporate counterparts. This area features a plethora of art galleries, creative spaces, photography studios and modern work environments.

Newer industries including tech, media, gaming, and architecture firms thrive in this tight-knit, forward-thinking community. The Southern California Institute of Architecture resides here, contributing to the emphasis on design and architecture which is apparent in many of the contemporary-style workspaces.

The neighborhood has no shortage of character as well as some of the best restaurants Los Angeles offers such as Bestia, Bavel and Church & State as well as patio bars like the Everson Royce Bar.

Getting around the Arts District

Access to the Arts District is very accessible through the many stations in Downtown LA.

Fashion District

What does the Fashion District have to offer?

The fashion district, located in the southwest part of Downtown, is Los Angeles’ mecca for fashion and merchandise of all sorts. The district spans over 100 blocks and includes over 2,000 retail shops. In addition to retailers, the district is full of design studios, warehouses and distribution factories.

One of the major attractions in this area is Santee Alley which sits between Santee Street and Maple Avenue and extends all the way from Olympic Boulevard to 12th Street. Santee Alley is a bustling destination, packed full of shoppers. Other popular retailers include the Dover Street Market, which features some of the hottest streetwear and designer brands such as Gucci, Comme des Garçons, Balenciaga and Raf Simmons.

Another popular attraction is the weekly open-air food market, “Smorgasburg,” which is one of the biggest food markets in the country. The market features some of LA’s top food, art and clothing vendors. The LA Flower District, the largest flower market in the U.S, is also a popular site for many Los Angeles residents.

Transport links

The Fashion District is very accessible through the many stations that stop in Downtown LA.

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