Long Beach 20th Anniversary

Ensemble Marks 20th Anniversary Building and Managing Real Estate in Long Beach, California



LONG BEACH, CA – Thursday, June 30 marks the 20th anniversary for Ensemble Real Estate Solutions and Investments, which has played a role in building and managing some of the most iconic Downtown Long Beach buildings. With 30+ years of expertise, Ensemble is a multifaceted real estate solutions and investments provider that envisions, manages and owns transformative projects in multiple sectors. Virtually anywhere you go in Long Beach, the company’s unique brand of placemaking is evident. In fact, Ensemble was recently recognized for their signature real estate contributions by the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, with an award bestowed upon them at their 125th gala.

Ensemble is the name behind Hotel Maya, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel—the award-winning waterfront resort with an alluring Latin American vibe. Nearby is Ensemble’s Residence Inn, Long Beach’s only all-suite, extended-stay hotel.

“We will build assets that match the location and the community. We want to be environmentally sensitive and do projects that are going to last for a long time,” said Ensemble founder Kam Babaoff.

A renovation of Ensemble’s 444 West Ocean office building was recently unveiled, consisting of a creative makeover that is strongly resonating with the market. The 15-story tower expresses a new take on mid-century modern style—complete with a signature ‘60s-era phone booth aquarium in the lobby and a tenants-only Club Room with retro arcade games. The much-loved Long Beach eatery, Aroma di Roma Centro, occupies a ground-floor space opening to an outdoor terrace.

Ensemble has also previously owned other commercial buildings in Downtown Long Beach, including the Long Beach World Trade Center, the Hilton Hotel and 110 Pine, now the Federal Bar. Another previous Ensemble property of note is 115 Pine, which now houses the Italian restaurant La Opera.

Additionally, Ensemble’s multifamily projects will soon enhance the DTLB skyline. A five-story, 94-unit residential community located at 442 West Ocean is a city-approved development envisioned to exude a boutique hotel ambiance. The project is anticipated to break ground this coming month.

Situated across from the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, 207 Seaside Way is a 112-unit, high-end multifamily project that will feature dramatic views and exceptional amenities, including a rooftop sky lounge with a pool. The project will connect to the adjacent cultural arts venues via a pedestrian bridge.

A third DTLB project from Ensemble is Magnolia & Broadway, a proposed 137-unit, high-end multifamily development situated across from the George Deukmejian Courthouse and adjacent to the impending redevelopment of the Long Beach Civic Center.

Ensemble was also a successful bidder on the development of the City of Long Beach’s multifamily parcel at 3rd and Pacific. The proposed property would include an 18-story tower with a smaller 7-story mid-rise building that would include a mix of residential, amenities and retail space.