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2019 California Construction Law Updates

California is no stranger to introducing hundreds of new laws each year. 2018 proved to be even more ambitious than usual, with several areas of legislation impacting the construction and real estate industries.

Topics: Real Estate Development, California, Law, Commercial Construction, Residential Construction

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Xpera Project Earns 2018 AIA San Diego Design Award

The architectural world in November started with a bang with AIA San Diego's Design Awards ceremony, which celebrated the region's outstanding architecture and design. The event was held at The Alexandria at Torrey Pines, next door to the Farmer & The Seahorse ...

Topics: Building Envelope, Architecture, Events, San Diego, California, Sustainability

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California Balcony Bill Moving Forward Despite Opposition

California Senate Bill 721, which would mandate the inspection of elevated exterior elements (EEEs) for all multi-family projects with at least three units, is moving forward.

Topics: California, Brian Hill, Construction Legal Issues, Law, Balcony

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New California Law Roundup

The State of California is known for many great things, including sunny weather, proximity to the ocean, an incredibly robust economy, technological innovation, leadership in sustainability initiatives, and some of the best real estate on the planet. For better or ...

Topics: Real Estate Development, California, Construction, Construction Legal Issues, Law

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Video: 2018 California Economic Outlook

Alan Nevin, Xpera Group's Director of Economic & Market Research, just published his 2018 Economic forecast for the United States and California. As one of the nation's top Real Estate Economists, Mr. ...

Topics: Economics, Real Estate Development, Alan Nevin, News, Market Research, Housing Permits, California, Video, Trends

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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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Duty to Defend: Passage of Senate Bill 496 and What That Means to the Design Profession in California

The following is a guest column from Jeff Cavignac, president of San Diego insurance brokerage firm Cavignac & Associates, who has been a trusted colleague and service provider for Xpera Group for a number of years. We thank ...

Topics: Architecture, Litigation, California, Law, insurance, Publications

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The Hidden Dangers of Wood-Framed Cantilevered Balconies - Part 2

This is Part 2 of our three part series. You can read from the beginning here and the last article 

Topics: Ted Bumgardner, Apartments, California, Brian Hill, Building Codes and Standards, Balcony, Publications

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Balcony Regulation Changes At-a-Glance

This is a supplement of Part 2: Hidden Dangers of Wood-Framed Cantlilevered Balconies of our three Part Balcony Series. You can ...

Topics: Apartments, California, Building Codes and Standards, Balcony

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Xpera CM Featured Projects – The Richman Group of California

Xpera CM is proud to be working with The Richman Group of California to provide construction management services on three exciting projects in Southern California.

Topics: CM, CM/Development Services, News, San Diego, California, Featured Project - CM

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