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Delayed AB 1103 Energy Benchmarking and Disclosure Requirements Set To Go Into Effect In January 2014

Following significant delays, the California Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Program is now slated to go into effect on January 1, 2014 for buildings over 10,000 square feet. An owner of a building subject to...more

11/27/2013 - Benchmarking Commercial Property Owners Compliance Energy Efficiency ENERGY STAR Program Energy Use Disclosure Requirements EPA

California Supreme Court Weighs in on the CEQA Projected Baseline Issue

On August 5, 2013, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Neighbors for Smart Rail v. Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority (S202828), which attempted to answer once and for all whether a lead agency can...more

8/9/2013 - CEQA Environmental Assessments High-Speed Rail Public Projects Public Transit

Lenders Beware: Debt Can Now Be Recharacterized as Equity in the Ninth Circuit

For the last 27 years, bankruptcy courts in the Ninth Circuit consistently held that debt could not be recharacterized as equity unless the movant proved inequitable conduct by the debt holder. On April 30, 2013, the Ninth...more

5/23/2013 - Debt Equity Investors Lenders Loans Re-Characterization

California Commercial Building Owners Must Disclose Energy Usage of the Building During Sale, Lease or Financing after July 1,...

Beginning, July 1, 2013, all California commercial buildings with a total gross floor area of more than 50,000 square feet are required to disclose the building's energy usage in advance of any sale, lease, or financing of...more

4/23/2013 - Commercial Real Estate Market Disclosure Requirements Documentation Energy Use Disclosure Requirements Leases Purchase Agreement

Energy Use Disclosure Requirements Go Into Effect for Owners of Nonresidential California Buildings

More than five years following the enactment of the governing legislation, the first phase of the Energy Use Disclosure Requirements will commence July 1, 2013. Assembly Bills 1103 and 531 require owners of nonresidential...more

2/20/2013 - Commercial Property Owners Disclosure Requirements ENERGY STAR Program Energy Use Disclosure Requirements Portfolio Managers

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