Last month, The Urban Land Institute Los Angeles convened at the Reef for its annual Urban Marketplace event.  The 2017 event, titled "Make a Deal, Make a difference," brought together professionals from a variety of industries to discuss the challenges facing developers and planners in modern Los Angeles.

Here is a look at some of the reactions from this year's event:

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Checking in on the Slow-Moving 1133 Hope Condo Tower

The 28-story tower broke ground in March 2017.

Slowly but surely, the concrete frame of 1133 Hope Street rises in South Park. The 28-story tower, located just east of Metro's Pico Station, will feature 200 residential units above 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail uses and a parking podium upon completion.  Plans for the mixed-use project dated back to 2005, when the Canadian development firm Amacon initially submitted plans for a 35-story building on the site.