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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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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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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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Removable Soffit Vents Offer Effective Solution for Balcony Safety and Inspection Law Compliance

If you have been following our series of articles about balcony inspection laws in California, you are well aware of the fact that water trapped inside unvented balcony soffits can result in damage to the interior wood structural components, which can lead to ...

Topics: California, Law, Scott Riffenburgh, Balcony, Water Intrusion Investigation

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From Our Case Files: Construction Dispute Involving Custom Luxury Home

SUBJECT: Construction Dispute Involving Custom Luxury Home

Topics: Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, California, Steve Hill, Custom Homes, From Our Case Files, Custom Home Construction

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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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Resurgence of Suburbia post Covid-19?

Lasting Impacts of COVID-19 on California Development

COVID-19 has forever changed America’s image of what constitutes a safe residential community. Once considered the epitome of the America Dream, ...

Topics: Real Estate Development, CM/Development Services, California, Bill Kennedy

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COVID-19 and the San Diego Economy

The impact of COVID-19 on our economy is unmistakable. Is it like 1929? I think not. Is it very serious? Absolutely. But, to accurately gauge the severity of the situation, we need to look at the national economy, first and ...

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

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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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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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