AB 1103: 2 Weeks Away For New Requiremen...

AB 1103 was passed this year and it requires an energy benchmark of all properties that are sold & leased that are greater than 10,000 sq feet.  On July 1 of 2014, AB 1103 will start covering all properties that are greater than 5,000 sq feet. (more…)

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Buying Commercial Real Estate? Do Soil S...

Due diligence from the ground up As a land developer and investor, you know you need to do your due diligence and conduct property condition assessments before you risk your capital. If you purchase a property that has been environmentally contaminated -- even if you didn't cause the contamination or…

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The Importance Of Due Diligence In Comme...

Tips for Bay Area Real Estate Investors Whether you're a Bay Area investor or a land developer, you need to protect your bottom line. When you invest in a Bay Area property, not only do you risk money out of pocket, but you can also wind up being liable for…

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Why San Francisco Housing Developers Sho...

Mold Sampling In The Bay Area You're developing property in the Bay Area. You know that you need to do your due diligence. But how important is mold clearance and inspection in the development process? The answer is: very important. First of all, during late fall and winter, the San…

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How Moisture Can Affect A Building’...

Environmental Site Assessment in the Bay Area Moisture seems innocuous. But it can cause significant stresses and damage to structures: Image via Flickr   Dampness can help bacteria, mold, and other fungi and microbes grow. These microorganisms can generate dangerous compounds, such as allergenic spores, inflammatory chemicals, and volatile organic…

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Capital Needs Assessment Methodology...

Commercial Real Estate Due Diligence in the Bay Area Whether you're a property manager or a builder, you may need to obtain a Capital Needs Assessment (CNA) to determine the viability of a housing or building project. A CNA helps stakeholders come up with a long-term budget and ensure the…

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