Changes in administrations often bring changes in law enforcement priorities. Whereas fines and prosecutions of white collar offenses declined under the previous administration, we can expect increased white collar enforcement under the Biden administration as new federal anti-money laundering laws take effect and new leadership is installed at the U.S. Department of Justice and other […]
Ben Reznik was mentioned in the San Fernando Valley Business Journal article, “Building Resilience: The Valley Economic Alliance has worked with government officials and businesses for a quarter-century” on January 7th, 2019.
Jim Butler, Seth Weissman and Ben Reznik’s article, “Opportunities Moving from Distressed Properties to More Normalized Real Estate,” was published in the Summer 2013 issue of the Real Estate Finance Journal. The article discusses the results of JMBM’s 2013 Real Estate Survey.
To review the statistical results of the survey, click here. JMBM’s Real Estate Group recently polled nearly 200 California real estate professionals, gathering their views about the California real estate market and their expectations for 2013. According to these industry insiders, there is a lot of good news to report. California real estate appears to […]
Subdivide and Conquer OP-ED: Benedict Canyon residents hope to hold up proposed estate home by misusing L.A. city code on single lots Benjamin M. Reznik January 16, 2012 © Los Angeles Business Journal. Reprinted with permission. Click here to see the LABJ column. What a way to start off the year. As if things were […]
JMBM Development Rights Newsletter Spring 2011 Eldercare Housing Crisis Looming To view this article as a pdf, click here. We are getting older and living longer. The statistics for the growth of the elderly are compelling. In the past few years we have seen several types of new private eldercare facilities, such as independent living […]
Reining In Area Planning Commissions OP-ED: Decision against planned Brentwood restaurant — later overturned — shows dangers of local control. This article originally ran in the Los Angeles Business Journal on Monday, November 15. Reprinted with permission. You can view the original version here. In 2000, the voters of the city of Los Angeles adopted […]
JMBM Development Rights Newsletter Fall 2010 Area Planning Commissions Need Help In the City of Los Angeles we have seven Area Planning Commissions (known as “APCs”), each consisting of five volunteer members appointed by the Mayor and covering a distinct geographical part of the city. These APC commissioners need not and, in fact, do not […]
JMBM 2010 Real Estate & Land Use Survey Caution remains the watchword even as bearish sentiment declines JMBM’s 2010 California Real Estate & Land Use Survey gathered data from 98 executives, 49 percent of whom identified themselves as developers and 49 percent as capital providers. Respondents indicating they were “bearish’ about the market declined from […]
Affordable Housing Mandates Must Comply with State Law Two recent court decisions have materially changed the affordable housing game as it’s been played by local governments throughout California. In Palmer/Sixth Street Properties, L.P. et al. v. City of Los Angeles (a case in which JMBM represented the developer at all the administrative hearings), the California […]