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Fire Up the Barbie: Australia is Coming to Southern California

Australia is now in its 28th consecutive year without a recession. The population of Australia is pushing 25 million, almost the same as the population of Southern California.

Why can’t we in Southern Californians emulate Australia?

Topics: Economics, California

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The Future of Golf: A Golden Opportunity to Increase the Housing Supply

Over the past decade, more than 1,000 golf courses have closed across the country. In all honesty, many of them should never have been built. They were built solely to facilitate the marketing of new homes or new hotels, but never made economic sense. Between 2002 ...

Topics: Economics, Real Estate Development, CM/Development Services, Market Research, real estate advisory

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Densification, Parking and Future Planning in San Diego

San Diego isn’t Manhattan or San Francisco and never will be. But, it can be built out with higher-density building product that will accommodate a broad range of buyer and renter types.

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

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The Time Has Come to Reconfigure Regional Shopping Centers

Once upon a time, regional shopping centers were king. They were the destination for everyone’s shopping. They had a real purpose.

Topics: Economics, Real Estate Development, Alan Nevin, San Diego, Market Research, Real Estate Asset Management

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New Short-Term Rental Regulations: Will Comic-Con Stay?

October 22 Update: Since writing this article, the City council today has decided to rescind the short-term rental regulations with a vote 8-1. 


Last year, HomeAway, the vacation rentals brand owned ...

Topics: Economics, Real Estate Development, Alan Nevin, Rental Property, Residential, real estate advisory

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2018 Mid-Year Economic Update

I have been accused of reading tea leaves to assist in my forecasting prognostications. Fortunately, the state of the economy is such that by simply using the government’s most mundane data, I can forecast with some degree of certainty the status of the economy ...

Topics: Economics, Real Estate Development, CM/Development Services, Market Research

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What’s a School District Worth? An Economic Perspective

Several years ago, we did an analysis to predict which zip codes would have the fastest return to pre-recession levels for single-family homes. That analysis looked at all 90 zip codes in San Diego County. The results indicated that the higher the SATs for the ...

Topics: Economics, Real Estate Development, Alan Nevin, San Diego

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The Economic Fallout of the Santa Rosa Wildfires

Over the years, Xpera Group has been involved in a consulting capacity in numerous wildfires throughout California, with our most prominent engagement involving the 2007 fires in Southern ...

Topics: Real Estate Development, Claims, Cost of Repair, Alan Nevin, Cost Estimating, Custom Homes, Residential, Property Loss, Economic Damages / Loss of Value, Custom Home Construction, Reconstruction, Residential Construction

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Downtown San Diego Construction: Action Central

Over the past few years, Xpera Group has become increasingly active in downtown San Diego construction.

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

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Can a President Make a Difference in the Economy?

In the eyes of this economist, the last president to make a significant impact on the economy was President Carter. He ignored his economists’ advice and allowed inflation and interest rates to soar, resulting in a three-year recession that almost destroyed the ...

Topics: Economics, Real Estate Development, Alan Nevin, Market Research, Market, California

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