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?
In a decisively pro-policyholder decision issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in IMG Worldwide, Inc. v. Westchester Fire Ins. Co., Nos. 13-3832, 13-3837 (6th Cir. July 15, 2014), the court...more
In this Issue:
- Denver’s construction activity approaching historic peak of 2007
- Market Update
- Condominium Construction Defects Legislation Introduced
- Whether for Cause or Convenience,...more
On 6 August 2014, the Victorian Court of Appeal handed its decision in Brirek Industries Pty Ltd v McKenzie Group Consulting (Vic) Pty Ltd  VSCA 165.
The decision clarified the operation of limitation periods in...more
A decision by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals emphasizes the need for real estate developers to proceed with caution when making representations to potential home buyers in jurisdictions with consumer protection...more
Miami, once the poster child for the recent housing bubble and subsequent crash, now has the strongest housing market in the U.S. and is one of the exclusive high-end real estate “export” economies in the world. This...more
A homeowners association, on behalf of its members, sued a condominium developer and various other parties for construction design defects that allegedly made their homes unsafe and uninhabitable for a significant portion of...more
Condominium hotels are a subject of renewed interest, buoyed by the rising tide for real estate generally. These projects are also encouraged by favorable trends for financing under the SEC's new Rule 506(c) that allows...more
Welcome back to the latest installment of “Get to Know a NMTC Housing Deal,” where we find ourselves in Baltimore, Maryland featuring the efforts of a local and national cast of participants to rehabilitate nearly 90 acres in...more
Environmental and Policy Focus - State Lands Commission files suit to overturn S.F.'s Prop. B: SFGate.com - Jul 15:
The State Lands Commission filed suit Tuesday to overturn San Francisco's voter-approved limits on...more
How should hotel developers go after EB-5 financing?
Although the EB-5 immigrant visa program has been around since 1990, the current trend of using this as a source of financing for hotel development began only three...more
In a decision ordered published on June 17, 2014, nearly a month after it was originally filed, the Fourth District Court of Appeal addressed a key element of the related doctrines of res judicata and collateral estoppel –...more
What does it mean to establish “preferred” status? What does it take?
The preferred status of a developer and project with respect to EB-5 financing has certain elements are more or less inherent in the project and...more
For many reasons, developers and builders in a construction defect lawsuit want to pick their own counsel to defend them. For instance, they have a good working relationship with the counsel, counsel did well in another case...more
A build-to-suit (BTS) project often puts the corporate real estate department in a challenging position. The project must conform to an approved budget, while also facing a very tight schedule with a series of milestones that...more
The City of Delray Beach, Florida has experienced a dramatic rebirth of its downtown inner core within the last decade. Restaurants, jazz clubs, art galleries and specialty retail provides the genesis for this exciting area...more
What if there was a technology that had a 20 year track record of saving 4.8 quads of energy and 41 million tons of carbon, while saving consumers more than $44 billion over the past 20 years, and was anticipated to save...more
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
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