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USGBC TARGETED BY CLASS-ACTION SUIT

October 15, 2010

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has been named in a class action lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The suit argues that USGBC misrepresented the energy performance of buildings certified under its LEED rating system and led certified buildings away from using proven energy-saving strategies. A founding More »

NEW ECONOMIC ENGINE IS FOUND IN ITS ‘VERTICAL FACTORIES’

The executive vice president of BOMA SF makes the economic case for commercial real estate in one of the state’s most urbanized and regulated real estate markets: “We have been on the leading edge of a national shift away from heavy manufacturing to a service-based and information-oriented economy. Playing a crucial part in San Francisco’s vitality, More »

FINALLY A BUDGET – ONLY 100 DAYS LATE

October 8, 2010

In the wee hours of Friday morning, the last deal having been cut and with 27 votes cobbled together, the Senate passed a spending plan for 2010-11 and adjourned itself. Just a few hours earlier the Assembly had passed the same measure with the bare minimum of 54 votes, thus ending the longest budget stalemate in the history of California. After the More »

ICSC ALLIANCE PROGRAM – WALNUT CREEK

October 1, 2010

The Alliance Program is a special ICSC initiative that provides forums for the public and private sectors to network, share ideas, discuss industry issues and explore retail development opportunities. ICSC Alliance meetings are both time and cost effective opportunities for public officials, developers, retailers and other industry leaders to grow their More »

CBPA 2010 INDUSTRY AWARDS DINNER

The CBPA Industry Awards Dinner is rapidly approaching! The dinner will be held on October 21, 2010, at The Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach. This year we will be awarding our Champion of the Industry Awards to Art Coppola with Macerich, Richard Ziman with AVP Advisors, LLC and Howard Schwimmer with Rexford Industrial. In addition to the Champions More »

POSITIONS ON PROPOSITIONS

The Board of Directors has taken the following positions on statewide propositions that will be on the November Ballot. As a statewide professional organizations representing commercial retail real estate, positions are taken on issues that have a unique and/or disproportionate impact on our businesses. Proposition 22 – Bars the state from taking/borrowing More »

BILLS SIGNED/VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR

Below is a list of some of the high priority bills the Governor acted on before the Sign/Veto deadline that struck at Midnight last night. We have included veto messages where available. If you don’t see a bill on this list that you care about, or if you have questions or want more information about any of these bills, please simply reply to this More »

STILL NO BUDGET – 93 DAYS LATE

Even though word leaked out last week that the state’s longest budget impasse in history was drawing to a close, we still have no budget agreement. Lack of a budget has a significant impact on the commercial real estate industry. Many building owners that lease to state entities have not been paid for two or three months; and many contractors that More »

CA ADOPTS NATION’S MOST AGGRESSIVE GREEN ENERGY REGS

September 24, 2010

The California Air Resources Board also has unanimously adopted the nation’s toughest “green energy” policy – known as the “Renewable Energy Standard” — that requires one-third of electricity sold in California to come from clean, renewable sources by 2020. In 2009, the Governor signed an Executive Order directing the Board to adopt More »

AIR BOARD ADOPTS TOUGH REGIONAL EMMISIONS TARGETS

As part of implementing the nation’s first law that connects land use to greenhouse gas emissions (SB 375), the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has adopted regional targets strongly supported by environmental groups meant to reduce GHG emissions from vehicle miles traveled (VMT). The business community expressed concern that the targets were More »

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