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
The private right to light is an arcane area of law and which many developers would agree is long overdue for reform. Development schemes can be thwarted by private landowners even after the proposal has passed through the...more
In a surprising determination by the Department of Industrial Relations ("DIR"), a development was found to be a "public work" under Labor Code Section 1771 when a developer, in compliance with a fee ordinance, constructed...more
An Arizona developer has settled a lawsuit against Maricopa Country, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former County Attorney Andrew Thomas for $1.4 million. Conley Wolfswinkel had filed suit after his office was publicly...more
Technology companies in the Bay Area have led the resurgence of the local commercial real estate sector. And these companies are also creating a new norm in campus design known as the Google Effect. ...more
In its recent decision in State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Anderson, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57837 (S.D. Miss. Apr. 23, 2013), the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi had occasion to consider...more
Miami-Dade County imposes road impact fees on new developments in both unincorporated and incorporated areas of the County, subject to any applicable exemptions or credits, which may reduce or eliminate the fee due. Road...more
As development in Miami’s core returns, many developers are concerned with what appears to be a review by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) height regulations, which could impose restrictions to the maximum allowable...more
In a recently published opinion construing Government Code § 65457’s exemption from environmental review for a residential development consistent with a specific plan for which an EIR was previously certified, the First...more
The recent California appellate court decision in Concerned Dublin Citizens v. City of Dublin, Cal: Court of Appeal, 1st Appellate Dist., 3rd Div. 2013, upheld a City's affirmation that residential developments are exempt...more
A mechanic's lien is a very powerful tool for prime contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and laborers to seek compensation for work provided on construction projects. This tool, however, becomes excessive, invalid, and...more
On February 22, California State Assembly Member Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, introduced a bill, AB 1229, to restore the ability of California cities and counties to require affordable housing as part of market-rate housing...more
On March 12, 2013, the CFPB filed a new amicus brief supporting the consumer/appellee’s position that the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (ILSA) applies to condominium units, even where the unit does not also...more
On November 27, 2012, a court of appeal ordered a city to correct the defects in a project description and alternatives discussion in a final environmental impact report (“EIR”) because the court concluded the city had...more
Earlier this month, the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued its decision in Mahajan v. DEP, holding that the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA) proposed redevelopment of Long Wharf in Boston is not subject to Article 97...more
Beginning March 25, 2013, community organizations and other nonprofits will find it easier to become registered community organizations for Philadelphia zoning purposes.
Community organizations have informally...more
Originally Published in Law360 on March 13, 2013.
Q: What is the most challenging case you have worked on and what made it challenging?
A: One of the most challenging matters in which I am involved is the Miami...more
In This Issue:
- Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – New Mortgage, Real Estate and Financing Laws
- Locally Domiciled Funds in the GCC
- Case Study: Jabal Omar, Makkah Al-Mukarramah, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
In a recent case, the Georgia Court of Appeals reaffirmed that, in most instances, a contractor’s or materialmen’s lien may only be asserted against “whatever interest his employer had in the property at the time the work was...more
Currency devaluations in other nations are a big factor, but not the only factor, in growing international interest in South Florida real estate development. Consider these recent monetary events...more
In the wake of the controversy surrounding the passage of the Alabama Accountability Act, the legislative process slowed considerably in the State House. However, there was some movement on a few significant pieces of...more
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently issued a new rule to formalize a national standard for determining whether a housing practice violates the Fair Housing Act (FHA) as the result of a...more
Originally published on GlobeSt.com, February 25, 2013.
In January, the Department of Economic Opportunity issued a report on the state’s business climate. The report called for a statewide strategy to ensure adequate...more
Originally published on GlobeSt.com, February 26, 2013.
Ground water is all but disappearing in Florida, with reclaimed water becoming the norm for new development and construction. What’s being done about it?...more
The Florida Supreme Court ruled that an action for fraud was within the scope of an arbitration provision in a contract for the purchase and sale of real property. George Jackson, et al. v. The Shakespeare Foundation, Inc.,...more
In Lost Tree Village Corporation v. United States, the Federal Circuit addressed this question head on, concluding, to the surprise of no one, that the answer will largely depend upon the unique facts in each case. ...more
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