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How a Geologic Review Can Avoid Costly Issues during Construction Projects and Transactions

How can geologic reviews or geotechnical investigations save you money? Read More »

Why PCAs are a Valuable Tool for Investors and Lenders

A Property Condition Assessment is used by lenders and investors to help determine the risk associated with an asset. Read More »

Due Diligence in the Purchase and Sale of a Hotel Property

In the transaction for the sale or purchase of a hotel, both the seller and buyer will usually have divergent due diligence concerns.  The buyer typically wants full disclosure and broad representations and warranties from the seller while the seller wants to limit its risks, convey the property “as is” and make only limited representations or warranties that expire at or a short time after closin... Read More »

March 2015 Events

Start            End              Conference                              Location 1 5 ICBA National Convention Orlando, FL 2 4 CLRM Roundtable Phoenix, AZ 3 3 CREJ: Multifamily Owners and Managers Conference and Expo Englewood, CO 3 4 iGlobal Forum: Global Real Estate Private Equity Summit New York, NY 4 4 ICSC: New England Retail Connection Hartford, CT 8 10 ICSC: RECon Latin America Cancun, Mex... Read More »

The Affordable Care Act – Ramifications for Employers of Seasonal Workers

In his recent white paper, Abe G. Salen of The Wolf Firm, discusses who a full time employee is under the Affordable Care Act. Read the full article: The Affordable Care Act – Effect on Seasonal Employees Read More »

Get prepared for AB 1103

AB 1103, California’s commercial building energy disclosure law, has been delayed again. Full compliance is now expected to be required by early next year.  AB 1103 requires commercial building owners to disclose a building’s historical energy usage prior to selling, executing a whole building lease, or financing the asset.  To do this, a building’s energy consumption and other data must be collec... Read More »

Webinar: a user’s guide to Phase II ESAs

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Preparing for the CALGreen Updates

California’s Green Building Standards, better known as CALGreen, is currently being updated to further advance green building practices. The updated code goes into effect on January 1, 2014. This means that all project construction documents submitted to the building department for plan checks on or before December 31, 2013 will be assessed under the current standards, while all projects aft... Read More »

Seismic Risk Assessment and Seismic Probable Maximum Loss Reports

Seismic Risk Assessments are an assessment that can be “forgotten” when the lender/buyer is not themselves in a seismic risk zone. Property that is in a high risk seismic zone should be evaluated for loss during “the big one.” Seismic Probable Maximum Loss Reports are engineering reports that evaluate the expected amount of loss that a building is expected to sustain during an earthquake event. Of... Read More »

Essential of Seismic Risk Assessments Webinar

Partner’s Technical Director – Structural Engineering, Joshua Marrow, PE and Principal, Jenny Redlin, REA presented an informative webinar today regarding the Essentials of Seismic Risk Assessments. This hour long presentation covered many important topics such as; Why do we perform Seismic Risk Assessments? Who are Seismic Risk Assessment Users? Why a Seismic Risk Assessment is Pruden... Read More »

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