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Getting an HVAC repair? You may need a roof inspection too!

May 21, 2020
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If your HVAC is malfunctioning, your primary concern will be getting a skilled technician in place and getting the unit repaired, right away. While the sooner you get an ailing HVAC unit seen, the better, you should also consider having a roof inspection as well.

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Improve Efficiency through Building Automation

May 20, 2020
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Building automation brings with it more efficient building operations including improved occupant comfort, cost savings due to a reduction in energy usage, increased productivity, and better data insight.

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Oppose SB 939 – Protect Your Leases Today!

May 20, 2020
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The California State Senate Judiciary Committee is considering SB 939 (Wiener) this Friday. In short, this bill allows commercial tenants to walk away from current leases. In addition, the bill also provides 12 months to repay the unpaid rent that accrued during the statewide shelter-in-place order. Certainly, this clearly abrogates …

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WeWork’s Slump Spells Trouble for Property Owners

May 18, 2020
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Recently valued at over $47 billion, WeWork made it their mission to be a major asset to the commercial real estate industry. Boasting over 45 million square feet of office space, WeWork set out to create access to diverse workspaces for many small businesses itching to save operating costs. However, the company is facing serious monetary concerns …

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Can the “Right to Shelter” Be Successful?

May 15, 2020
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Policy makers are hoping to get creative with new ways to address the homelessness. One such solution involves the “right to shelter.”

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When Will Businesses Reopen in California?

May 13, 2020
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Eight weeks into the official stay-at-home order in California momentum is coming for opening some low risk businesses and restarting the economy. However, most office buildings and other businesses are left out of the process for quite some time. 

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How Pasadena Has Reduced Homelessness

May 11, 2020
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The number of individuals living unsheltered in LA County continues to grow at a rapid pace. Yet, in the relative time of despair facing the greater LA area, Pasadena is seen as a model for how to decrease the homeless population with tangible solutions.

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Crime Rates Increase with Prop 47 & 57

May 8, 2020
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California historically has had significant issues regarding overcrowding in the prison system. In 2011, the state was ordered by a federal court to reduce its prison population to 137.5% capacity or have mandatory release of prisoners.

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After COVID-19: Long-Term Investments Facility Managers Can Make for Health and Hygiene

May 6, 2020
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With the rapid spread of COVID-19 throughout China, Europe, and now the United States, public health officials, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have been urging individuals to take a number of immediate protective measures to help slow or stop the spread of the virus.

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COVID-19 Has Changed the Deadlines for Energy Benchmarking

May 6, 2020
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Building owners throughout the state are required to submit periodic reports regarding their energy and water consumption. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state is considering a postponement while the City of Los Angeles has officially suspended the deadlines.

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