Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Survey Predicts Real Estate Market
Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Summer/Fall 2014: Expectations Surge in Los Angeles Commercial Real Estate Market
Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast Summer/Fall 2014: Coastal Boom Leads California’s Real Estate Recovery
Homebuilder Series Webinar: Joint Ventures Solutions, Steve Lear
Which environmental regs may impact your development projects?
The Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Commercial Real Estate Forecast Survey is a survey of California real estate developers and their sentiment towards development over the next three years.
Study surveys commercial...more
After lagging behind for a few years, it appears Los Angeles commercial real estate is catching up to the Bay Area. Specifically in downtown LA and the Inland Empire. California's developers are seeing strong growth across...more
The Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Commercial Real Estate Forecast Survey for Summer/Fall 2014 shows that optimism continues:
Entire state of California is growing dramatically, but specifically on the coast.
There is a common misperception that a municipality's willingness to issue a so-called Developer Note on a pay-as-you-go basis is tantamount to providing equity to the redevelopment project.
Reed Construction Data – Economy Improving Slowly but Surely -
Reed Construction Data reports that the economy continues to improve but challenges remain. Based upon recent construction data from Reed Construction, the...more
Undaunted by the so-called "death of redevelopment," several California cities have pushed to reinvent -- a.k.a. redevelop -- their downtown cores. And it appears to be working....more
With high-end residential construction again on the rise in Southwest Florida, owners, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals and others should be proactive and mindful of the various statutory requirements and...more
Homebuilding strengthened in 2013, but remains below historical averages, concludes The State of the Nation’s Housing report recently released by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. According to this...more
This is the second in a series of in-depth webinar discussions that cover a range of legal and business issues affecting the homebuilder industry.
Homebuilders frequently use joint ventures as a means to finance...more
The California Supreme Court in Beacon Residential Community Association v. Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP (July 3, 2014), held – based on common law principles – that an architect owes a “duty of care” to future homeowners...more
In the case of Beacon Residential Community Association v. Skidmore Owings and Merrill et. al. (July 3, 2014, S208173) Cal.4th, a condominium homeowners association, sued the developer of the project and the project architect...more
Damage to coastal property and infrastructure from rising sea levels and increased storm surge is a threat that South Florida knows too well. According to a major new report released on June 24, 2014 by a coalition of senior...more
In South Florida, commercial real estate developers are increasingly planning projects with sea level rise in mind. Mitigating the current and future effects of rising seas is fast becoming a priority. But it's important that...more
The second phase of the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Program takes effect on July 1, 2014 (the first phase took effect on January 1, 2014 and applies to nonresidential...more
The real estate market is back and with it has come renewed interest in building condo hotels, especially in popular vacation destinations like Miami, Orlando and Las Vegas. Condo hotels were very popular among foreign...more
Our regular readers will know that we will, at times, take a step back from the legal side of things to look at the practical side of things. After all, in the words of Paul Collier, "Most conduct is guided by norms rather...more
As the July 1, 2014 compliance date of the New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 (the "Revitalization Act") quickly approaches, many charities operating in New York are confronting some difficult rollout challenges....more
Good news for the homebuilding industry came earlier this week when the National Association of Homebuilders/Wells Fargo released the housing market index. Its numbers showed that homebuilders’ confidence rose to 49 points...more
Earlier this week, the Baltimore County Department of Planning hosted a forum for the affordable housing development community as a part of its renewed commitment to expanding affordable housing opporunities in Baltimore...more
Last week Governor Rick Scott signed into law SB 440, which became Chapter 2014-14 of Florida Laws. This bill removes the requirements imposed on residential condominiums under the Florida Condominium Act regarding elections...more
On April 16, 2014, land developers and sellers breathed a sigh of relief after the Iowa Court of Appeals ruled that a purchaser of a residential building lot cannot sue the land developer for perceived deficiencies with the...more
Environmental and Policy Focus: California is ahead of EPA on climate rules - Los Angeles Times - Jun 5:
In 2006, when California adopted AB 32, its landmark global warming law, it acted virtually alone. Now, the state...more
Miami’s Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board has approved a change in the city zoning ordinances that would allow the densest mixed-use building in the area to be constructed. ...more
Unlike most states, Massachusetts land transactions may be “registered” in a procedure conducted at the “Land Court.” The Land Court’s own engineering department reviews survey plans before registration is final. In this...more
On May 16, 2014, the Minnesota Legislature enacted a new statute that sets out several criteria for contractors bidding on public construction projects. The statute is effective as of January 1, 2015, and attempts to enhance...more
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