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California legislature passes new pest control laws. Integrated Pest Management no longer optional....

  By Wolf Baschung, CCIM, CPM Los Angeles' commercial property buyers intending to purchase multi-unit rentals should assiduously investigate the history of the property before finalizing the sale, lest they purchase an asset they deem not to be subject to rent control only to find themselves with...

          October 2015 - Earth Shattering New LA Quake Retrofit Law!In a unanimous decision, the Los Angeles City Council voted to approve a bill mandating that thousands of older apartment buildings around the city get retrofitted by hold up during an earthquake. Mayor Eric Garcetti signed the...

    It is unfortunate, but the reality is that nearly every landlord has experienced a loss due to non-payment by a tenant.  As seasoned and novice landlords alike know, if a tenant is unable to pay their rent for whatever  reason, a landlord is forced to...

  New California Resident Manager Laws for 2015-16 Major changes are now on the books for California property owners and management companies. Amendments include a higher minimum wage, an increase in rents and adjustments to rent credits. The modifications to the California resident manager laws went into...

  MW Real Estate Group Protects Client Checking Accounts with Positive Pay   What is Positive Pay?   Positive Pay is an automated fraud detection tool offered by the Cash Management Department of most banks. In its simplest form, it is a service that matches the account number, check number...

the North University Park Properties student housing properties, a 21 property USC student housing account, to its core management portfolio. The limited engagement helped ownership consolidate its portfolio with management review and subsequent brokerage services on the sale of 6 properties ( View marketing brochure). MW's first hand knowledge...

  CAP Rate Calculations; The ROI Formula Lens of Lenders vs Investors   After the 2007 market crash, CCIMs  and  other  commercial  real estate  professionals were often asked, 'What is it worth?" With a paucity of sales from which to extract investment  benchmarks, many of us were limited to guesswork,...

2013 FEDERAL TAX CHANGES AND IMPACT ON COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE By Wolf Baschung, CCIM, CPM   2013 tax changes rental property? What changes you make ask.  CCIM Institute provides relevant legislative news and supporting resources to answer questions and protect members' businesses. Federal, state, and local laws impact...