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10 Tips for Great Leadership

October 14, 2020
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leader, leadership, management tips

No matter the industry, being able to be an effective leader is a strong skill. Have you ever looked up to someone and thought, “How do I become a better leader like them?”. There are many paths to get there, and in today’s world of uncertainty leadership has never been more important …

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LA Department of Building and Safety Implements Virtual Inspection Program

October 14, 2020
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remote virtual inspection

In an effort to facilitate real-time inspections during COVID-19, the LA Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) has implemented the Virtual Inspection Progam, allowing city staff to inspect building systems without being present. With COVID-19 preventing in-person gatherings, this virtual inspection program will be able to …

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Stop Wasting Time and Be Productive with These Four Time Management Systems

October 12, 2020
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Few industries require the kind of self-starter motivation to succeed that real estate does. That’s why it’s so critical to stay productive. However, in today’s world there are constant barriers to not only staying focused but maximizing effectiveness. Thankfully, there are several systems out there that will allow you to reorganize your time through …

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LA County Makes Significant Sustainability Progress

October 12, 2020
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OurCounty County Sustainability

Last year, the LA County Board of Supervisors passed OurCounty, a comprehensive regional sustainability plan that sought to orient LA County towards a green future. While some of the projects initially seemed difficult to implement, the County is certainly turning heads. In their annual report, the County Chief Sustainability Office has publicized their …

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Metro Passes New Bold Transit Sustainability Plan

October 7, 2020
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Metro sustainability

Last month, the Los Angeles Metro Board of Directors unveiled a new bold sustainability plan aimed at rethinking transportation. More formally known as the Moving Beyond Sustainability plan, the plan seeks to broaden access to public transportation while …

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Visualizing the Huge Cost of Proposition 15

October 2, 2020
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Proposition 15

BOMA/GLA Education Proposition 15, still not approved by voters, could cost property owners millions. In short, Proposition 15 seeks to end Proposition 13 protections for property owners. Under this tax regime, commercial property owners would be taxed based on market value, which is constantly increasing every year. As such, building owners would be taxed at…

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LA Department of Building and Safety Improves Plan Check Process

September 30, 2020
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planning permit

Effective September 21st, 2020, the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) has modified its plan submittal and verification procedures. These changes will ensure transparency and efficiency during the plan check process.

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BREAKING: Governor Newsom Extends Executive Order Allowing Cities to Enact Commercial Eviction Moratoriums

September 28, 2020
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Governor Newsom Executive Order

After months of mandated business shutdowns, Governor Newsom has signed an Executive Order allowing local jurisdictions to implement their own commercial eviction moratoriums until March 31st, 2021. Effective immediately, the Executive Order will allow any …

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Proposition 15 Puts Education Last

September 25, 2020
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Proposition 15 Split Roll education

Proponents of Proposition 15 cite classrooms as the main reason for taxing local properties and businesses. Unfortunately, Proposition 15 actually places education last in line. Most commercial real estate and business organizations are not …

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Long Beach City Champions New Police Reforms

September 23, 2020
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police brutality reforms long beach

In the past few months, community organizers and activists brought the topic of police brutality to the forefront of our national conversation. As such, large cities like Los Angeles have been forced to reconsider their approach to policing. Notably, Los Angeles voted to cut $150 million from the LAPD budget, while introducing a new …

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