Read Commercial Real Estate Law updates, news, and legal commentary from leading lawyers and law firms:
Barbara Knoflach, CEO of SEB Asset Management, on the rise of cross-border real estate investment
Ventas' Debra Cafaro on why the Health Care asset class is well positioned in today's economy
Jeffrey DeBoer on the intersection of Washington and commercial real estate
Navigating the Winds of Change in Commercial Real Estate
California Commercial Building Owners Must Disclose Energy Usage of the Building During Sale, Lease or Financing after July 1, 2013
Action Required by California Commercial Landlords: New California Law Goes Into Effect July 1, 2013, Requiring Accessibility Disclosures in Commercial Leases
Transbay Tower Groundbreaking
Bisnow/Allen Matkins - LA Property Management - Patrick Lacey, Property Management Associates
Bisnow/Allen Matkins - LA Property Management - Kevin Kirn, Health Care REIT, Inc.
Bisnow/Allen Matkins - LA Property Management - John Fucci, Kilroy Realty
Bisnow/Allen Matkins - LA Property Management - Charlie Hobey, Equity Office
Bisnow/Allen Matkins - LA Property Management - Brian Plymell, Hines
Which environmental regs may impact your development projects?
California Commercial Real Estate Forecast - Industrial & Multifamily Remain the Bright Spot in the Winter 2013 Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Survey Results
California Commercial Real Estate Forecast - Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Winter 2013 Survey Reveals Dip in Developer Sentiment
California Commercial Real Estate Forecast - Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Survey Results Reveal Tension Between Developer Sentiment & Action
Former Congressman Steve Bartlett Joins the LEVICK Team
Taking it Seriously: Unusual Lease Violations in Virginia
Understand both sides' interests to get best results for your clients
"Bisnow/Allen Matkins LA Industrial and State of the Ports - " Mark Payne
There has been a lot of news lately on the costs of CEQA litigation, as well as the potential for the statute to be used as a tool to stop development, good or bad, or exact concessions or pay-offs.
What is CEQA?
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