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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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Untangling the Knot: COVID-19's Impact on the Building Industry

By Ted Bumgardner, Justin Cox and Brian Hill

Topics: Construction Delay Claims, Real Estate Development, Construction Forensics, Construction Claims, Publications

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WYSIWYG: Understanding SB721 & SB326 EEE Compliance

In multi-family residential buildings, Exterior Elevated Elements (EEEs), such as balcony decks, upper landings or walkways, must be evaluated as part of compliance under recently passed California laws,

Topics: CM/Development Services, Apartments, Condominiums, Brian Hill, Balcony, Publications, Construction Defect Claims

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Densification and Urbanization: Practical Solutions to Our Housing Shortfall

As a fairly new country (compared to, say, those in Europe and Asia), the United States started out with very few cities. In 1800, almost the entire population lived in rural areas. As industrialization took off, the economic shift produced the rise of ...

Topics: Real Estate Development, Alan Nevin, CM/Development Services, San Diego, Apartments, Affordable Housing, Publications

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Multi-Family Investments: Still a Safe Haven?

Multi-family investments have always been a safe haven for investment dollars. But, is this changing?

Topics: Real Estate Development, CM/Development Services, Apartments, Multifamily, Publications, Real Estate Asset Management, Bill Kennedy

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Best Documentation Practices to Mitigate Risk

ENR Webinar Recap

Topics: Construction Delay Claims, General Contractor Standards, Litigation, Construction Claims, Publications

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Five Common Architectural Waterproofing Design Mistakes

This is the first installment in a series of articles from our Building Envelope Group
addressing ways to improve practices in waterproofing design and construction.

Topics: Building Envelope, Waterproofing Systems, Architecture, Kirk O'Brien, Quality Assurance, Publications, Water Intrusion Investigation, Architecture Design Defect Analysis

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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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Building Code Update: Energy Efficiency Design & Litigation Risk

For the AEC industry in California, 2020 will be a year of change. As of January 1, the 2019 California Building Standards Code (Title 24) is in effect for all new construction and renovation projects.

Topics: Architecture, Construction Forensics, California, Green Building, Energy, Title 24, Sustainability, Law, Publications

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How Better Daily Reports Put Construction Attorneys and Experts Out of Work

One thing that has certainly changed over the 30 years that I have been providing expert witness analysis and testimony on construction disputes has been the size of the files we work with. The unit of measure for case documents has evolved from the Banker’s Box ...

Topics: Construction Delay Claims, Ted Bumgardner, Construction Forensics, Testifying Expert, Construction Claims, Construction, Construction Legal Issues, Publications

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