CBS Studio Selling for $1.8 Billion as Demand Soars for Show-Business Real Estate
A venture of two real-estate firms has agreed to pay more than $1.8 billion for the historic CBS Studio Center in Los Angeles, the latest deal in the red-hot studio sector. The higher-than-expected price tag shows how demand for limited studio space is rising. New demand is being fueled in large part by Amazon.com Inc., Netflix Inc. and Apple Inc. competing to create new streaming content. Real-estate investors are getting in on the action by buying the sound stages, office space, and other real estate tied to show business.