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Posted on in Real Estate/Volume VI

Accessing the Legal and Market Implications of the Landmark Case Against the National Association of Realtors

By Chance King Introduction In the United States, it has long been accepted that real estate agents receive a 5-6% commission of the total sale price split between the buyer and sellers’ agents upon the sale of residential property.[1] A recent verdict against the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and several of the largest real estate… Keep Reading

Posted on in Public Policy/Real Estate/Volume VI

SB 6: California Legislative Initiatives Pave the Way for Residential Expansion in Commercial Zones 

By Allen Nobel  Introduction: In the ever-changing world of California’s commercial real estate, a notable trend is emerging: the repurposing of vacant office spaces into multifamily units, industrial facilities, and retail establishments. According to the Winter 2024 Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast California Commercial Real Estate Survey, about a quarter of property owners and operators across… Keep Reading

Posted on in Real Estate/Tax/Volume VI

Assessing Los Angeles’ Measure ULA: Objectives, Efficacy, Impact, and Legal Compliance

By Allen Nobel Introduction Measure ULA, the “Mansion Tax” or the “Homelessness and Housing Solutions Tax,” voted on the November 2022 ballot, aimed to raise taxes on property sales exceeding $5 million within the City of Los Angeles. Measure ULA was approved by voters and became a legally binding ordinance on April 1, 2023.[1] Amidst widespread debate,… Keep Reading

Posted on in Finance/Government/Real Estate/Volume V

Why the Next Housing Crash Won’t Cause Another Great Recession

By Benjamin Miles The word on Wall Street is a recession is looming. After all, we are technically in a recession, given that in the last two consecutive quarters, the economy has contracted. With the unemployment rate at 3.7% and housing prices still near recent highs, many are reluctant to describe the current economy as a recession.… Keep Reading

Posted on in Public Policy/Real Estate/Volume IV

Upzoning and How CA SB 9 May Fall Short of Changing the California Build Environment in 2022

By Shantal Malmed It is no secret that California is one of the most expensive states to live in. The state boasts excellent weather, an expanding tech scene[1], and a melting pot of diverse cultures and ethnicities.[2] According to the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), from 2010 to 2020, “the state added 3.2 times… Keep Reading

Posted on in Bankruptcy/Finance/Investment/Real Estate/Volume IV

SARE Debtors and the Post-COVID-19 Effect on the Efficient Market: How SARE Debtors Must Now Prepare for Bankruptcy Filings

by Shantal Malmed The COVID-19 pandemic initially caused a reduced cash flow making it difficult for landlords to make timely mortgage payments. As much of the workforce is now remote, tenant income has decreased, and the commercial and residential real estate markets have suffered. Landlords whose incomes stem from revenues produced by single residential properties,… Keep Reading

Posted on in Investment/Real Estate/Technology/Volume IV

Tokenization of Real Estate: Revolutionizing Real Estate through Digitalization and Reduced Market Barriers

by Christina Mkrtchyan In an era of growing digitalization of markets, real estate is no exception. Since 2016, digitalizing real estate investments into tradeable tokens has revolutionized the industry by broadening market participation, automating middleman processes, increasing liquidity, and improving transparency. This article explores what tokenization is, how it works, its advantages and challenges, and… Keep Reading

Posted on in Podcast/Real Estate

Tony Natsis – Commercial Real Estate in the Age of Covid-19

The Business Law Digest was honored to have Tony Natsis, a name partner at the prestigious law firm Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, on our podcast series. In the interview, Tony provided insight into the current state of the commercial real estate market, spoke to his involvement in the largest real estate… Keep Reading

The Shift Away from Traditional Commercial Real Estate Leasing

By Marquis Cardwell            The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented economic and social consequences that have adversely affected how companies operate. Various stay-at-home orders implemented across the country forced companies to cease in-person operations while still being responsible for the obligations under their leases. According to a report conducted by Motus, approximately 11 billion square feet… Keep Reading

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