Housing Accountability Act – A New Hammer for Developers?

​On February 26, 2014, something special happened in San Francisco.  On that date, the Board of Appeals held yet another hearing in a seemingly endless stream of hearings on the […]

​As we’ve reported in past updates, there are seven pending pieces of legislation to tighten formula retail controls and several other policy changes have been adopted within the past year.  […]

​Existing Condo Law Common interest developments (“CIDs”) in California are governed by the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act (“Davis-Stirling Act”).  CIDs mean a condominium project, planned development or stock cooperative.  […]

​Real estate developers who intend to sell residential units in larger condominium buildings should be aware of a change in California law as of July 1, 2014 with respect to […]

​In light of the dramatic increase in rental housing costs over the past year, the City is devoting substantial time, effort, and resources to attempt to address the chronic insufficiency […]

​Last Thursday, the San Francisco Planning Department delivered its first informational presentation to the Planning Commission on the status of a study that could have far-reaching effects on the City’s […]