Xpera Congratulates QA Inspector Dave Rinker on His Retirement

This week, we bid a fond farewell to our colleague and friend, Dave Rinker, who will be leaving Xpera to enjoy his well-deserved retirement.

Topics: News, Quality Assurance

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Update on Xpera’s Integration as a Vertex Company

Last summer, we shared the news that Xpera Group was acquired by The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX), a global provider of forensic consulting, ...

Topics: News, vertex

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From Our Case Files: Saddleback College Stadium

SUBJECT:   Construction Delay Claims for South Orange County Community College District

Topics: Construction Delay Claims, Ted Bumgardner, Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, California, Construction Claims, Hendrik Prinsloo

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San Diego Industrial Market Now Enjoying Its Day in the Sun

Until very recently, hardly anybody in the real estate business in San Diego County talked about industrial property. It was the forgotten child. It was right up there with self-storage and vacant land in Jacumba.

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

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SB721 vs. SB326: Inspection and Statistical Sampling Methods for Multifamily Balconies and EEEs

I was recently asked to participate in a panel discussion on the topic of California’s SB 721 and SB 326 as part of a rare joint event.

Topics: California, Brian Hill, Building Codes and Standards, Balcony, Multifamily, Publications, Code Compliance Review, Residential Construction

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Xpera Service Spotlight: Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance (QA) has been one of Xpera’s signature service offerings for nearly a decade. The service itself actually pre-dates the formation of Xpera, going back 20 years, under the leadership of Director of Quality Assurance John Kyrklund.


Topics: QA, John Kyrklund, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Quality management, Residential Construction

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Common Causes of Construction Project Delays

“Delay always breeds danger,” said Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, one of the greatest writers of all time. This statement made in the 16th century still holds true today, especially in the construction industry.

Topics: Construction Delay Claims, Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Construction Claims, Hendrik Prinsloo

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VERTEX Service Spotlight: Property Condition Assessments

When acquiring new real estate or managing an existing property portfolio, it is essential to have the critical information needed to make smart decisions. Xpera has been assisting clients with the physical aspects of due diligence with property condition ...

Topics: Property Condition Assessment, vertex

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Investment Opportunities: The Impact of California Wildfires on Apartment Markets near WUI Zones

Last year’s wildfires destroyed thousands of homes and forced the evacuation of thousands of households in California’s Wildlife Urban Interface (WUI) zones. The wildfires represent the most expansive and destructive series ...

Topics: Real Estate Development, Real Estate Developer, Market Research, California, Fire-Resistive Construction

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2021 Economic Forecast: A Fresh Start

To say that 2020 was a difficult year would be an understatement. From an economic standpoint, it was on par with the 2008 financial crisis. However, there are a couple of major differences.

Topics: Economics, Alan Nevin, San Diego, Market Research, United States, Publications

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