Development

October 12, 2011

“What’s the Rush?”: Should Football Stadiums Have Expedited Environmental Reviews By Courts?

Warren Olney, California State Senator Alex Padilla, and David Pettit deliberate the future of CEQA reform through AB 900 and SB 292. The conversation took place before Governor Brown signed both bills into law. Still, it illustrates that uncertainties that surround such action. Have large development projects, effectively, freed themselves of environmental scrutiny?

October 7, 2011

The Future of Utility-Scale Renewable Energy in California

From the CleanTech OC 2011 Annual Conference and Expo comes this conversation between Marcie Edwards, Michael Peevey, Tim Olson, Stephen Mullenix, and Guy Blanchard on renewable utilities in California. The panelists focus on whether the regulatory bodies create certainty or ambiguity in the California renewables market.

October 7, 2011

German Solar Entrepreneurs Assess California

Boris von Bormann, Wade Webb, Brade Meikle, Tom Buttgenbach, Rugerro Schleicher-Tappeser, and Boris Schubert explore the state of the solar industry today. How are development projects changing as solar PV becomes more competitive? What should experienced entrepreneurs from Europe understand about the California market and development process? Permitting delays, in particular, make California a difficult place for new solar PV developments. Innovative business models, however, are creating opportunities.

September 11, 2011

VX Canada: Darryl Neate of Oxford Properties on How To Green Retrofits

Darrly Neate explores the challenges property developers face in striving for an energy efficient built environment.

March 31, 2011

‘Skyline Changer'-Wilshire Grand Hotel- Wins Approval

In March, the L.A. City Council approved a suite of ordinances that paved the way for a $1 billion high rise in Downtown-the first office tower to be built in the neighborhood in over 20 years.

April 30, 2010

Soboroff's Legacy Enhanced: Playa Vista Phase II Approved

Since Playa Vista gained L.A. City Council approval earlier this month, Steve Soboroff resigned from his post at Playa Vista, promising more leadership for the city in the future.

April 1, 2010

A Westside Perspective On the Retail and Commercial Real Estate Market?

Developer Walter (Wally) Marks III Discusses the Helms Bakery and Culver City's efforts to revive the downtown core.

February 27, 2004

Alan Casden: The Absence of Public Leadership Unreasonably Limits Region's Housing Supply

Multi-Family housing developer Alan Casden talks about his latest successs and the battles developers face to construct multi-family housing in the Los Angeles area.

February 27, 2004

General Growth Contests Caruso's Glendale Plans

General Growth Properties Group Vice President, Carol Jacobs, addresses the controversy surrounding the proposed Town Center project being developed by Rick Caruso adjacent to the Glendale Galleria.

February 27, 2004

New 558 Acre Town 'Las Lomas' Being Planned For Newhall Pass

Developer Dan Palmer talks about the planning and design principles underpinning the Las Lomas project in Northern LA County.

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