In 2017, southern San Diego County (often called South County) has started a major "development binge" according to Alan Nevin, Xpera Group's director of Economic and Market Research.
Our construction management company, Xpera CM, recently provided strategic due diligence support for a private client in the acquisition of a major land holding in north San Diego County. We assisted the out-of-state buyer with securing appropriate legal counsel and coordinated all due diligence activities, including development status, zoning, environmental permits, resolution of title issues, and defining allowable uses.
We are pleased to announce that Tim Ireland has joined the Xpera CM team as a project manager. His unique background includes extensive experience in both general contracting as well as construction law.
I’m a numbers guy. Analyzing data helps me make sense of the world around me. It always has. After more 30 years in this business, I’m still drawn to the opportunity to examine data in order to glean insights into what the future holds for our business as well as our industry as a whole.
Over the last few years, we have seen a surge in apartment construction, yet very few new condominiums. As Millennials start considering homeownership, we anticipate a large uptick in condominium conversions to meet that demand. But these conversions can pose plenty of legal risks, making a solid building condition report more important than ever.
A few of my recent construction defect cases have impressed me with just how dangerous cantilevered wood balconies can be. Especially disturbing was the Berkeley balcony failure, which caused the deaths of six young people and critically injured seven others.
Xpera CM has managed many high-profile building projects over the last couple of years, including a new hotel tower at the Viejas Resort & Casino in Alpine, the redevelopment of the former military facility at Camp Anza in Riverside, and the LEED-certified Lofts on Landis affordable housing project in Chula Vista, to name just a few. But, we also work with a number of smaller, private clients whose projects, while still quite complex, don’t necessarily make the news headlines.
What a year! Xpera’s Quality Assurance division achieved a record 4,000 inspections in 2016, quadruple the total for 2012, making it our fastest-growing specialty service group.
In the spirit of giving back to our community, this November, the Xpera team rolled up its collective sleeves and got to work for a day of volunteering with San Diego Habitat for Humanity. The organization’s Neighborhood Revitalization Program focuses on improving the communities surrounding the new Habitat home construction sites. We were tasked with a revitalization project in their newest community, Logan Heights, a central San Diego neighborhood located between East Village and National City.