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Know Your EEE: Key Terminology in California’s New Balcony Inspection Laws

By understanding key terms in California’s balcony laws (SB721 and SB326), owners and managers can avoid being misled by less informed service providers – or worse.

When California first passed SB721, and later SB326, there were ...

Topics: California, Law, Balcony

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From Our Case Files: Negligent PCA and Failing Balconies

SUBJECT: Negligent Property Condition Assessment Involving Failing Balconies

LOCATION: Seattle, WA

CLIENT: Jack Leer, Partner, Caldarelli Hejmanowski Page & Leer, LLP San Diego, CA

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Topics: Ted Bumgardner, Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Balcony, From Our Case Files, Property Condition Assessment, Pacific Northwest

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An Ounce of Prevention: How Building Envelope Consultants Can Prevent Future Problems, Litigation

“Waterproofing disasters can often be prevented with the stroke of a pen.”

Topics: Specialty Experts, Building Envelope, Waterproofing Systems, Architecture, Kirk O'Brien, Water Intrusion Investigation

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Due Diligence In Real Estate Acquisitions

When buying real estate, completing a thorough due diligence investigation is paramount. After the acquisition closes, the property is yours – along with all of its unique benefits and challenges. At that point, it is too late to address issues with the previous ...

Topics: Real Estate Development, Property Condition Assessment, Bill Kennedy

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2020 Update: State of Regional Shopping Centers

In early-2019, I wrote an article for Xpera’s newsletter about regional shopping centers in San Diego County.

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

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Build-For-Rent Communities: The Safest Bet For Post-Covid-19 Real Estate Investment

The impact of COVID-19 on Americans has been intense and will likely be long-lasting. A new, heightened awareness of the dangers of infectious disease could impact the decisions that we make for years to come. This is especially true in terms of where people ...

Topics: Real Estate Development, Market Research, Trends, Rami Chehabi

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Dr. Hendrik Prinsloo Joins Forensics Team

We are pleased to announce the addition of a distinguished new member to Xpera Group. Hendrik Prinsloo, Ph.D., has joined our Forensics Group team as manager of scheduling and delay analysis.

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Topics: Specialty Experts, Construction Delay Claims, Construction Forensics, News, Testifying Expert, Construction Claims, Hendrik Prinsloo

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Rami Chehabi Joins Xpera to Support Evaluation of California Wildfire Claims

Rami Chehabi has joined the Xpera Forensic Group, focusing on research and analysis to support the evaluation of thousands of property loss claims resulting from California wildfires. Chehabi has ...

Topics: Specialty Experts, Claims, Construction Forensics, News, Property Loss, Rami Chehabi

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Forensic Architect Ron Tov Joins Xpera Team

Xpera Group welcomes Yaron (Ron) Tov, AIA, an architect with more than 25 years of experience providing forensic architectural services to property owners, builders, architects, contractors and other ...

Topics: Specialty Experts, Architecture, Construction Forensics, News, Testifying Expert, Member Spotlight, Ron Tov

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In Construction, Seeing is Believing

This article on extrapolation in construction litigation was originally written & published years ago by the author. The last republishing of the article was at the 2014 West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar. 

Topics: Ted Bumgardner, Construction Forensics, Publications, Construction Defect Claims

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