LEGALIZED MARIJUANA AND INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE Jodi Summers Broker Associate Sotheby’s International Realty jodi@jodisummers.com www.SoCalIndustrialRealEstateBlog.com

by Jodi Summers Next year, California is going to get legal marijuana, and both industrial and retail real estate sectors stand to benefit from pot’s legalization. Now the big project is for users and investors to find properties in legally acceptable locations. “Marijuana legalization is a boost to industrial absorption in the states that legalize […]

by Jodi Summers Ice Ice Baby. Back in 1990, everyone was talking about Julia Roberts in the movie Pretty Woman. Just fewer than 30 million people lived in California (compared to more than 37.25 million today) and everybody is boasting about their Acura Legend or Mazda Miata. The California Air Resources Board’s plan to reduce […]

Special thanks to Benjamin Pezzillo of https://pactriglo.com/ for providing this summary and original document. Recently passed Senate Bill 1069 is a move to help ease California’s housing crisis, making “granny units” easier and less expensive to build throughout the state. The new Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) can potentially save thousands of dollars in fees and […]

by Jodi Summers Silicon Beach with a view…that’s what they call Playa Vista. It used to be that the incorporated city of Santa Monica was the gem in the crown – great location, better services, name recognition…rents about $4/sf, but since the rise of Silicon Beach, such is not the case. Culver City is now […]

by Jodi Summers Watch our Metro grow. In the most recent presidential elections, LA approved Measure M – the half-cent sales tax increase to fund new public transit projects and infrastructure improvements. Here’s our metro – now and future… As an FYI, Angelinos spend an average of 81 hours a year stuck in traffic. Currently, […]

by Jodi Summers Woo Hoo! Santa Monica’s recently developed Ocean Avenue South has been honored as a 2016 ULI Global Award for Excellence winner. The residential mixed-use, mixed-income development was one of 11 real estate development projects from around the globe. The ULI 2016 Global Awards for Excellence is one of the land use industry’s […]

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edited by Jodi Summers Donald Trump may be the most outspoken real estate billionaire, but he’s not the richest. The 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate had a net worth of $3.7 Billion at election time; in real estate terms, that ties him tied with local developer Rick Caruso at #156 on the Forbes list of billionaires. […]

by Jodi Summers We thought it was the luxury condos being built in the neighborhood driving up the condo prices in downtown Santa Monica, but according to Redfin it’s because the units are greener than almost every other place in the country. Indeed, in 2015, Downtown Santa Monica was 3rd on the list of the […]

by Jodi Summers California’s green protocols will continue to influence green building. January 2017 will see the application of “Title 24,” building energy efficiency standards set forth by the California Energy Commission. The updated building energy efficiency should cut regulated energy use in new homes by 28% and save consumers $31 a month compared to […]