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Real Estate Development from Beginning to End in California (After The Storm)

The basics are the same in good times and in bad – learn them from the experts. Developing real estate is tough – it’s even tougher in a down economy. Learn what others are doing to maneuver through and succeed in these challenging times. Each link in the complex and multifaceted real estate development process affects the success of the project. Do you have every angle covered? These reference materials provide the perfect opportunity to get updated on all aspects of real estate development, including platting and subdivision, and environmental issues. Take the headaches out of potential zoning problems through prevention. With legislation changing constantly, you need a sound blueprint to keep your business safe. With these reference materials, you will not only build skills and learn techniques you can use the next day, but you will gain a practical approach for confronting even the toughest real estate development dilemmas. Benefits for You •Analyze land use entitlement risks through the due diligence process •Negotiate and draft a purchase agreement without hassle •Spot potential liability issues after a real estate sale – and prevent them •Avoid common pitfalls by mastering borrowing and investment issues Learning Objectives •You will be able to describe pro forma analysis. •You will be able to discuss land use entitlements. •You will be able to explain SB 800 and post-construction issues. •You will be able to review contracts with design professionals and contractors.
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Agenda

Initial Project Development Issues and Pro Forma Analysis
— Jeremy Goulart
  • Market Research
  • Financial Analysis
  • Pro Formas
  • Project Schedules
  • Project Goals
  • Describing Reality Through Due Diligence
  • Creating the Executive Summary for Decision Making
  • Hitting the Schedule Targets
Land Use Entitlements
— Diane G. Kindermann Henderson, Esq.
  • Due Diligence
  • Application Process
  • Hearings
  • Post Hearing
  • Vested Rights
  • The Life of Tentative Maps
  • Smart Processing
  • Natural Resource Issues
Acquisition Documents
— Robert M. McCormick
  • LOI
  • Options
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Ground Leases
Project Diligence
  • Environmental and Geological
  • Title and Encumbrances
  • Quality and Condition
  • Availability of Project Services
Special Considerations for Common Interest Developments, Residential Developments and Brownfield Developments
Finance and Capital
— Bradley J. Elkin
  • Borrowing
    • Institutional vs. Seller Financing
    • Loan Documents
    • Security and Guarantees
  • Investment
    • Business Entity Formation
    • Comparing LLCs, LPs and Corporations
    • Highlights of New Revised LLC Act
    • Capital Contributions and Distributions
    • Avoiding Securities Registration
Contracts With Design Professionals and Contractors: Avoiding Lawsuits
— Robert R. Riggs
  • AIA Forms and Other Agreements
  • Contracting With Design Professionals
  • General Construction Contract
  • Wrap Insurance
  • Construction Administration
SB 800 and Post-Construction Issues
— Robert R. Riggs
  • SB 800 Scope and Compliance
  • Developments in Law Concerning Indemnities and Duty
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Faculty

Bradley J. Elkin

Bradley J. Elkin – Moderator

Diepenbrock Elkin Gleason LLP

  • Managing partner at Diepenbrock Elkin LLP in Sacramento
  • More than 25 years of practice focusing on commercial real estate transactions, including purchase and sale; title review and analysis; exchange and option transactions; industrial, office and retail leases; and financings
  • Frequent speaker at seminars on title insurance, commercial leasing, fundamentals of commercial real property transactions and other matters
  • Former president of the Real Property Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Current chair of the Sacramento Central Valley Roundtable for the Real Property Section of the California State Bar
  • J.D. degree, summa cum laude, Santa Clara University School of Law; received six American Jurisprudence Awards; founding editor of the Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal; B.A. degree in political science, with honors, University of California Santa Barbara
  • Can be contacted at 916-492-5044 or [email protected]
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Jeremy Goulart

Towne Development of Sacramento, Inc.

  • Director of Land Acquisitions and Development for Towne Development of Sacramento, Inc.; a division of Zilber, Ltd.
  • Oversees all residential land acquisitions and development in California and Nevada
  • Former member of the California Building Industry Association’s Government Affairs Committee and a North State Building Industry Association BUILD graduate; a program aimed at developing new building industry leadership
  • M.B.A. degree, St. Mary’s College of California; B.A. degree in political science, CSU Stanislaus
  • Can be contacted at 916-782-2424 or [email protected]
Diane G. Kindermann Henderson, Esq.

Diane G. Kindermann Henderson, Esq.

Abbott & Kindermann, LLP

  • Founding partner of Abbott & Kindermann, LLP
  • Focuses on legal representation of both private and public entities in land use, environmental and real estate law; including planning and zoning laws, CEQA, NEPA, federal and state endangered species acts, SMARA, water quality including wetlands permitting, water rights, and state and federal hazardous waste laws including remediation and compliance
  • Regularly publishes and lectures on environmental, land use and real estate matters
  • Serves on several professional boards including the Legal Affairs and Environment Committee for the Construction Materials Association of California; environmental chair, California Precast Concrete Association; political action committee, California Association of Wine Grapegrowers
  • Former chair of the Sacramento County Bar Association Environmental Law Section, and former president of the Sacramento County Bar Association Real Property Section
  • Representation in entitlement and permit processes and litigation
Robert M. McCormick

Robert M. McCormick

Downey Brand LLP

  • Of counsel with Downey Brand LLP and a member of the firm's Real Estate Practice Group
  • Practices transactional real property law focused on the acquisition, financing, development, construction, leasing, management and disposition of commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate
  • Represents and advises both landlords and tenants in the negotiation and preparation of leases, subleases, and ground leases for office, industrial and retail properties, as well as in the review and drafting of related documents such as letters of intent, work letters, amendments, estoppel certificates and subordination, nondisturbance and attornment agreements
  • Advises and represents commercial landlords and tenants in various legal disputes related to commercial leasing and property management, and is familiar with the different perspectives of each side 
  • Contributor to the CEB Commercial Leasing Series as both an update writer for the Office Leasing volume and an original contributor to the Ground Lease Practice volume and is a frequent contributor of legal updates to the ACRE newsletter and the SAR, commercial newsletter
  • Lead writer since 2006 of the annual legislate review article for the California Real Property Journal
  • Frequent speaker at local real estate associations such as ACRE, SAR, CCIM and the Sacramento Investors’ Forum
  • Former president of the Real Property Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association and currently serving as the co-chairman of the Northern California Commercial Leasing Subsection of the California State Bar Real Property Law Section
  • J.D. degree, McGeorge School of Law
  • Can be contacted at 916-520-5301 or [email protected]
Robert  R. Riggs

Robert R. Riggs

Katzoff & Riggs LLP

  • Partner with Katzoff & Riggs LLP
  • Directs the firm's appellate and law and motion practice, and is involved in supervising all aspects of the firm's real estate, leasing and construction law activities
  • Actively represents developers, project owners and construction contractors throughout California, and design professionals and others who are integral to the development process

o Clients in construction law matters include TIC - The Industrial Company; Goldman Sachs Group; Holliday Development; The Martin Group; Woodside Hotels and Resorts; Bridge Housing; David Baker Architects

o Designated as an expert witness on standard of care for attorneys in construction law practice

  • Former lead appellate counsel for the appellant, a condominium owners’ association, in the recent case of Beacon Residential Community Association v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (2012) 211 Cal.App.3d 1401, which involved the issue of the existence and scope of the duty of care of architects to future condominium owners, is presently up on review before the California Supreme Court
  • Experienced trial attorney with many settled and contested litigation matters in federal and state courts and other private tribunals in California and neighboring states
  • Developed an expertise in drafting venture agreements, construction and design professional contracts
  • Awarded the commendation of the State Bar Board of Governors for outstanding contribution to pro bono legal services in the state of California
  • J.D. degree, Stanford Law School in Palo Alto, California where he won awards for First Year Honor (highest grades in class), Order of the Coif, and Best Team and Best Brief, Marion Rice Kirkwood Moot Court competition; B.A. degree in international studies, with honors, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland
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Product ID: 393014
Published 2014
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