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1972 – Over 45 years of service to the commercial industrial retail real estate industry – 2018.

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CALIFORNIA COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SUMMIT; SUCCESS!

June 22, 2018

This week the annual California Commercial Real Estate Summit (CCRES) was held in Sacramento and attended by over 80 real estate leaders who converged on California’s Capitol to advocate on behalf of the commercial, retail, and industrial real estate industry.  “Teams” of advocates, made up of leaders from all over the state, met with almost More »

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LEGISLATORS OF THE YEAR; GLAZER AND BAKER

We were also pleased to present our 2018 Legislators of the Year award to Senator Steven Glazer (D-Orinda) and Assemblymember Catharine Baker (R-Dublin).  At a packed dinner in Old Sacramento on Tuesday night, we heard how the two legislators with overlapping districts have evolved from rivals running against each other, to a bi-partisan “dynamic More »

SUPREME COURT GIVES HUGE WIN TO BRICK-AND-MORTAR!

The United State Supreme Court handed down a decision in a case we have been closely following and, in California, have helped drive much of the discussion. The South Dakota v. Wayfair decision overturns the outdated Quill decision from 1992 and clears the way for states to collect sales taxes from retailers that do not have a physical presence in their More »

LACTATION ACCOMODATIONS BILLS

Two bills are making their way through the California State Legislature that would expand requirements for lactation accommodations at the workplace.  We believe that one, if not both, of these bills will make it to the Governor and have a good chance at being signed.  With that in mind our industry is moving to support AB 1976 (Limón-D; Santa Barbara) More »

INDOOR HEAT ILLNESS RULE

In 2017, Cal/OSHA convened two stakeholder advisory committees to tackle the challenge of reaching consensus among interested parties from industry, labor, management and academia on how to regulate the prevention of heat illness for indoor workers.  To date, Cal/OSHA has provided draft rules for discussion only—no formal rulemaking has begun. These More »

JUNE 5TH STATEWIDE BALLOT PROPOSITIONS

May 25, 2018

The Primary Election on June 5th holds a lot of intrigue for political junkies and many of us waiting to see how many same-party-on-party battles we will see in the General Election. However, there are several propositions on the ballot too.  The State Legislature changed the way ballot proposition work a few years ago and only those approved by the More »

MANDATORY BENCHMARKING WEBINAR NEXT WEEK

The Energy Commission is hosting a webinar aimed at companies who own/manage buildings to help with AB 802 Benchmarking and Reporting Requirements. If you own and/or are responsible for any commercial building over 50,000 s.f. this regulation applies to you and the deadline for completion is technically June 1, 2018.  If you are uncertain how to comply, More »

COASTAL COMMISSIONERS ARE HIT WITH EX PARTE COMMUNICATION FINES

For those of you that work in the Coastal Zone this is an interesting article in that it quotes a portion of the ruling where the court questions the whole premise of the Coastal Commission hearing process and invites the legislature to amend the process.  Click here to read the article.  More »

ECONOMIC GROWTH, REGULATORY RELIEF, AND CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT SIGNED BY PRESIDENT

In a bit of good news for our industry, President Trump has signed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act into law. This reform legislation was supported by our industry as it includes language to ensure there is adequate capital availability for commercial construction financing. The bill requires banking regulators to More »

CALIFORNIA COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SUMMIT JUNE 19-20, 2018

The California Commercial Real Estate Summit (CCRES) will be held at the California Chamber of Commerce Headquarters in Sacramento on June 19-20, 2018.  This event is the one time of year that industry leaders from all sectors of the commercial, industrial, and retail real estate industry converge on California’s Capitol to meet with policymakers. More »

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