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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 INTRODUCTION 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… 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

Posted on in Public Policy/Real Estate/Volume III

The Effects of the Clippers’ New Stadium & the Implications of Relocation

By Kevin Glaudin            The Los Angeles Clippers have called the Staples Center home for 21 years. Beginning in 2021, construction of a new 18,000 seat arena in the Inglewood area will begin, which the team will call home in 2024. Following the Rams and the Chargers, the Clippers franchise is the newest California sports team… Keep Reading

Posted on in Public Policy/Real Estate/Volume II

Hey, Government! Smart Growth is Smart for Business and Curbing Climate Change

By Paulina Knotts Introduction At alarming rates, America’s growing population, industrialization, and consumerism are depleting its finite land and natural resources, while simultaneously accelerating global warming.[1] [This acceleration is largely due to heightened greenhouse gas emissions, which inefficient and unplanned “sprawl” development has increased.[2]  Sprawl is a modern “form of urbanization distinguished by leapfrog patterns… Keep Reading

Posted on in Public Policy/Real Estate/Tax

The Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on the Mortgage Interest Deduction

By Vaheh Manoukian The mortgage interest deduction is one of the most prominent features of the Internal Revenue Code. After state taxes, it is the most common deduction Americans make.[1] The mortgage interest deduction allows homeowners with a mortgage to deduct the interest from the mortgage on their taxes, potentially saving them thousands of dollars.… Keep Reading

Posted on in Finance/Real Estate/Technology

Blockchain Brick and Mortar: How Cryptocurrency ICO’s Will Revolutionize Real Estate Development

By Kevin M. Conway Introduction Real estate has always been, by its essence, a local endeavor.  The financing of real estate has likewise traditionally been tied to asset location.  But with blockchain technology providing nearly costless transactions and instantaneous access to global capital markets through Initial Coin Offerings (“ICOs”),[1]real estate developers are poised to benefit… Keep Reading

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