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
A federal court recently entered a final judgment against and approved settlement agreements with several telemarketing companies charged by the Federal Trade Commission with operating a timeshare resale scam. The judgment...more
On December 6, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that a property reporting firm cannot be held liable for a willful violation of FCRA because the firm’s interpretation that it was not a consumer reporting...more
As a component of its “Know Before You Owe” project and pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”), the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (the “CFPB”) issued its proposed...more
Homeowners and renters in California may soon be able to access solar or other renewable energy from community based self-generation programs as an alternative to the power grids offered by the state’s three major public...more
Does disclosure of a mortgage balance to a subsequent mortgagee violate the mortgagor's privacy rights? A recent Alberta decision says no....more
With increasing supply in the Chinese marketplace of senior care facilities, expertise in the operating management is highly urged. The admission contract is one of the essential parts of this management. Having seen poorly...more
On this July 24, the Ministry of Civil Affairs issued Implementation Opinions on Encouraging and Guiding Private Capital to Invest in the Senior Living Service Industry (the “Opinions”). With little special or surprising, the...more
Reversal and remand of commercial foreclosure where trial court entered summary judgment with pending discovery and discovery disputes. Record evidence in lawsuit revealed that two separate lenders owned/held the note and...more
CALIFORNIA SENATE BILL No. 1474
An act to amend Sections 781 and 923 of the Penal Code, relating to grand jury proceedings.
Approved by Governor September 25, 2012.
Filed Secretary of State September 25,...more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed amendments to Regulation X (Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act) and Regulation Z (Truth in Lending Act) that create new disclosure requirements and uniform...more
As the reform of Housing and Condominiums property is evolving, many uncertainties still challenging a steady settlement of the charachters involved : Builders, Administrators, and owners....more
March 15 (Bloomberg Law) -- The $25 billion mortgage settlement between lenders and state attorneys general won't help nearly as many people as its touted to, Neil Barofsky, the former Special US Treasury Department Inspector...more
A review of the Myriad of Issues Facing Foreclosures in light of HAMP....more
A late January ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has gladdened real estate lenders and struck terror into the hearts of developers. Essentially, the court prevented a major real estate developer from using the...more
The law relating to pre-sale litigation continues to evolve. With a recent judgment granting purchasers rescission of purchase and sale agreements years after completion, it is time to provide an update on the latest...more
L’introduzione dei principi comunitari nel nostro ordinamento mediante il D.Lgs. n. 79/2011 (che recepisce la direttiva CE/122/2008) mira a colmare le lacune della precedente normativa in materia di...more
GREEN BUILDINGS AND GREENER LEASES
The Environmental Background
All buildings, including residential, commercial and industrial buildings have a significant impact on our environment. For example,...more
Complaint by landowners versus purported "drilling" company that actually was "flipping" gas leases to major gas drilling company. Fraudulent inducement, unjust enrichment, unconscionable and deceptive practices....more
Several years ago, my office represented a boy who fractured his legs after he was thrown from a water slide at a large water park to the concrete pavement below.
Our investigation into the matter revealed that the boy...more
Part I of a Three-Part Series on Financial Reform Legislation.
Published in National Mortgage Professional Magazine
First Published: August 2010
Re-Published: August 2011
Part I outlines the general features of the...more
This article explores Real Estate Short Sales, Foreclosure Sales, Post-Foreclosure Sales, and Associated Lawsuits in the Context of a Real Estate Investor's Decisionmaking in a Market in Transition. (This article is provided...more
As I wrote in a recent article, more than 50% of homes in Arizona are worth less than what is owed on them. This is leading many people to try and short sale their home. However, because of other debt issues, many people also...more
Yesterday the Arizona Republic reported that Arizona has the second highest rate of homes where the owners owe more than the home is worth. Nearly 50% of Arizona's homes are not worth what is owed, and in Phoenix the number...more
On May 25, 2011, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a proposed rule implementing several provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act (Dodd-Frank), including the transfer of functions from the Office of Thrift...more
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