• 05.30.17

    De la Cruz Predicts Demolition for Bel-Air Mega-Mansion

    The Los Angeles Times interviewed Victor De la Cruz, co-chair of the firm’s land use practice, on what he expects to happen to a partially-constructed Bel-Air mega-mansion now that its owner, luxury developer Mohamed Hadid, has pleaded no contest to charges over allegations of municipal ...

  • 04.20.17

    Comparing Solar With Traditional Electricity

    GlobeSt.com interviewed Manatt’s Beth Fox, a partner in the firm’s energy practice, for an article about what to consider before switching to solar energy. When asked what property owners should factor in to their decision before installing solar technology on their property, ...

  • 03.20.17

    Bohannon Lands $145M Construction Loan for Silicon Valley Office Project

    Law360 covered Manatt’s representation of Bohannon Cos. in negotiating a $145 million construction loan via Square Mile Capital Management LLC. The Manatt team was led by Clay Gantz, a partner in the firm’s real estate practice. Bohannon’s loan will be used to develop a ...

  • 12.15.16

    Traditional Bank Financing in Real Estate Slowed in 2016

    Law360 interviewed Manatt’s Tom Muller, co-chair of the firm’s real estate practice, for a review of trends in the 2016 real estate market. The first issue listed by the publication was financing woes: although deal activity remained strong, commercial real estate firms did encounter ...

  • 11.03.16

    Key Takeaways From the Major Berkeley Victory

    Law360 quoted Manatt’s Andrew Bassak, a partner in the firm’s litigation practice, for an article about his recent CEQA victory in the city of Berkeley, California. Winning approval for the Berkeley Plaza project, located near the downtown Berkeley BART station, is a major milestone ...

  • 10.28.16

    Berkeley Plaza Continues Construction Following CEQA Victory

    The Registry covered Manatt’s complete merits victory secured by partner Andrew Bassak for HSR Berkeley Investments, LLC, and Rhoades Planning Group, Inc., in two CEQA challenges brought forth by Berkeley residents against a large mixed-used residential project. This matter is significant ...

  • 09.20.16

    Lowe Enterprises Joint Venture Acquires Bay Area Office Asset

    Commercial Property Executive covered the purchase of a Walnut Creek office asset for $36 million by a joint venture between Cigna Realty Investors and Lowe Enterprises Investors. Manatt’s Timi Hallem, a partner in the firm’s real estate practice, represented Lowe Enterprises ...

  • 09.15.16

    North County BRS Reaches Agreement With Neighbors

    The Orange County Register quoted Manatt’s Sean Matsler, a partner in the firm’s land use practice, for an article about his representation of developer North County BRS regarding the 87-acre Cielo Vista project located to the north of Yorba Linda, California. North County BRS ...

  • 08.10.16

    Commercial Real Estate Crowdfunding on the Rise

    The Commercial Real Estate Show featured Manatt’s Brian Korn, chair of the firm’s digital finance and marketplace lending practice, in a segment about commercial real estate crowdfunding. When asked about the advantages and disadvantages of the model that have been impacting the ...

  • 08.10.16

    1031 Alternatives to Explore During CA’s Real Estate Boom

    Law360 quoted Manatt’s Michael Polentz, co-chair of the firm’s real estate practice, for an article about California real estate firms’ struggle to find properties that will allow them to apply 1031 like-kind exchanges, which are used to pass capital gains tax obligations to ...