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OH MY! OTAY! - Development in South San Diego County

I recently had the opportunity to prepare a utility demand forecast for the Otay Water District. After completing my on-line research and chatting with a few border-friendly clients, I took the occasion to spend a day at the border.

Topics: Economics, Real Estate Development, San Diego, Market Research, California, Land Development

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Five Common Architectural Waterproofing Design Mistakes

This is the first installment in a series of articles from our Building Envelope Group
addressing ways to improve practices in waterproofing design and construction.

Topics: Building Envelope, Waterproofing Systems, Architecture, Kirk O'Brien, Quality Assurance, Publications, Water Intrusion Investigation, Architecture Design Defect Analysis

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How California Rent Control Impacts Asset Management

Passed in September 2019 and taking effect this month, California Assembly Bill 1482 puts a cap on rental increases for apartments. For tenants’ rights and affordable housing advocates, this is seen as a major win. For apartment owners and ...

Topics: CM/Development Services, Property Owner/Manager, Apartments, Rental Property, California, Brian Hill, Law, Scott Riffenburgh, Multifamily, Publications, Real Estate Portfolio Analysis, Real Estate Asset Management

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Building Code Update: Energy Efficiency Design & Litigation Risk

For the AEC industry in California, 2020 will be a year of change. As of January 1, the 2019 California Building Standards Code (Title 24) is in effect for all new construction and renovation projects.

Topics: Architecture, Construction Forensics, California, Green Building, Energy, Title 24, Sustainability, Law, Publications

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UCSD La Jolla Campus: Evolution & Future Growth

Alan Nevin is an Advisory Board Member for UCSD's Real Estate Development Department.

There’s a battle afoot among University of California campuses when it comes to enrollment growth. UCSD is currently in third place ...

Topics: Real Estate Development, Alan Nevin, San Diego, Market Research, Land Development

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When It Rains, It Pours: Navigating Cross-Lot Drainage Claims

Many of us are familiar with the terms “El Niño” and “La Niña” from our local weather reports. These periodic changes in surface temperatures over the Pacific create two distinct weather patterns in California. La Niña years are typically dry, and sometimes create ...

Topics: Specialty Experts, Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Forensics, John O'Donnell, Residential, Property Loss, Water Intrusion Investigation

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California Dreamin' - State Economy in 2019

The Mamas and the Papas got it right!

Topics: Economics, Alan Nevin, Market Research, California

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How Better Daily Reports Put Construction Attorneys and Experts Out of Work

One thing that has certainly changed over the 30 years that I have been providing expert witness analysis and testimony on construction disputes has been the size of the files we work with. The unit of measure for case documents has evolved from the Banker’s Box ...

Topics: Construction Delay Claims, Ted Bumgardner, Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Construction Claims, Construction, Construction Legal Issues, Publications

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Strategic Design: How architects can utilize Market Research to ensure project success

Architects design places where people live, work and play, but their creative process isn’t done in a vacuum. It relies on input from the developer and other stakeholders, as well as their own design knowledge and experience. However, for a building project to be ...

Topics: Economics, Real Estate Development, Architecture, Market Research, Feasibility Study, Valuation, Publications, Residential Construction

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Notable Forensic Architect Bruce Bergman Joins Xpera Group

Xpera Group is pleased to announce the recent addition of Bruce Bergman, AIA, to our Construction Consulting and Real Estate Advisory division. He brings with him over 34 ...

Topics: Architecture, Risk Management, Construction Forensics, Construction Consultant, News, Sustainability, Member Spotlight, real estate advisory

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