The mission of the Historic Core Business Improvement District is to improve the quality of life of residents, property and business owners in Downtown LA’s Historic Core through clean, safe, and enterprise programs. The HCBID is paid for by local tax assessments. Whether you are a loft owner or own an entire building, your contribution keeps the neighborhood cleaner and safer, helps local businesses grow and thrive, and gets our neighborhood noticed. Historic Core BID team Blair Besten Ari Simon Downtown Los Angeles > Safe Programs: We work with Universal Protection Services to ensure our diligent team of officers go through a rigorous training schedule before working in partnership with LAPD to patrol our streets by bike, foot beat, and segways, 24 hours a day every day. > Clean Programs: To keep the Historic Core clean, we partner with Chrysalis, a non profit dedicated to employing individuals who are chronically homeless or in deep economic disadvantage. These dedicated men and women work diligently every day sweeping, emptying trash, and cleaning sidewalks. Often the first to notice local problems like graffiti, illegal dumping, and maintenance issues, their care for the community is invaluable. Historic Core Business Improvement District in Downtown Los Angeles Clean Team 2014 > Beautification: Holiday Decorations, additional Street Lighting, tree trimming and planters are just some of the many ways we add life to the Historic Core. Our Doggie Relief Areas help keep dog waste off the sidewalks, helping them smell and look better. > Marketing and Economic Development: Our social media is updated regularly to highlight the Historic Core to residents and visitors alike. We work to promote our district through events, ribbon-cuttings, and marketing materials like our Historic Core Walking Guides. Our focus is everything from art, galleries, and fashion retail to food , beverage, and hospitality.

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Board of Directors

Boris Mayzels President
Barnes Enterprises 708 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90014
Izek Shomof, Eric Shomof Vice President
Pacific Investments I & M LLC 206 West 6th Street Los Angeles, CA 90014
Ruben Islas, Carlos Vasquez Treasurer
Amerland 501 South Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90013
Fred Afari, Ed Rosenthal Secretary
Broadway & Eighth Investments, LLC 14945 Ventura Blvd Suite 308 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Michael Hellen, Martin Hendlish
Mideb Nominees, Inc. 541 South Spring St Suite 204 Los Angeles, CA 90013
Michael Delijani
United Company 9735 Wilshire Blvd Suite 122 Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Kevin Litwin
L&R Investments 515 S. Flower St Suite 3200 Los Angeles, CA 90071
Cedd Moses, Angus McShane
213 Ventures, Inc. 515 West 7th St Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA 90014
Barry Shy, Yaniv Abiner
SB Properties 600 S Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90014
Richard Shamooilian Partner King’s Arch 8820 Wilshire Blvd. Penthouse Ste. Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Paul Su
Spring Arts Tower, Inc. 453 S Spring St Los Angeles, CA 90013


Blair Besten
Executive Director
Noah Strouse
Marketing & Services Coordinator
Ari Simon
Director of Culture & Development