The 3 essential Mike Davis books that explain L.A. County, the media, the people, the real-estate market, and more
As a young reporter covering Southern California real estate for the Los Angeles Times, Mike Davis made an indelible imprint on the industry and the city of Los Angeles. His career made headlines and brought him to the attention of the biggest executives in the real estate industry, even the former mayor of Los Angeles. He is known today as a trusted, honest, and astute analyst of the real estate market, culture, and trends.
Mike was not simply the Times reporter, he was the key member of the team that would define their era and influence the industry. The rise of the Times is defined by Mike’s influence, but it is really Mike’s understanding of the Los Angeles real estate market that made it what it is and is today.
His first two books, both published in 1986, explained L.A. County in all aspects. They paved the way for the Times to focus on real estate to the exclusion of everything else. They are still in print, still required reading for those who want to understand the City of Angels.
The second, The Real Estate Bible, is an updated version of The Real Estate Bible. This is the first book in a series of seven in which Mike provides the reader with the same level of detail and insights that readers have come to expect from him.
The Real Estate Bible was released in 1990, the same year that the third and final installment in his series, Understanding L.A., was published.
In this book, Mike explains the real estate market in L.A. County, the political climate, and the culture. If the reader wants to understand the city of L.A., a key point in the book is for them to see a larger picture of the real estate industry in L.A. County and the world. He explains how the real estate sector has changed in L.A. County over the last two decades and uses examples from L.A. to show how the sector has changed. He also details the major