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ADA Accessibility – What is it and WHY?

In honor of the 26th anniversary of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), I wanted to take a little time to discuss the importance of the ADA legislation and its effect on tenants and landlords in the California construction and real estate industry. The Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted in 1990, updated in 2010 and 2013 and is soon to be updated again in 2016 by the state of California.  It covers the following items concerning public facilities and access: Paths of Travel (from street to building and from ADA parking to building) Disabled parking stalls Sidewalks and walkways...

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What does TITLE 24 mean to you?

By Cheryl Osborn, President and Founder, CASCO CONTRACTORS   Title 24 is probably the most used commercial Real Estate term of 2016.  It means a lot of things to a lot of different people, so what does it mean to you?   First of all – what is it?  Title 24 is a California energy code that was actually enacted in 1975.  Its purpose was to reduce California’s energy consumption with the growing population in the areas of HVAC, Electrical / Lighting, and building envelope (insulation).  Up until 2013, it wasn’t significantly impacting the real estate industry.  In 2013 (effective...

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Top NINE Tips for Crushing Your Tenant Improvement – PART TWO

By Cheryl Osborn, President and Founder, CASCO CONTRACTORS   (Continued) Most companies value their work space and it is an intrinsic part of how they do business – functionally and culturally.  Leasing or buying a new workspace that requires tenant improvements seems like a natural part of the growing or downsizing process but it carries its own set of issues that need to be addressed.  There are several things to keep in mind when going through this process but I am here to highlight the NINE MOST IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS WHEN TAKING ON A TENANT IMPROVEMENT. OH SH**!!! Make sure your...

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Top NINE Tips for Crushing Your Tenant Improvement – PART ONE

By Cheryl Osborn, President and Found, CASCO CONTRACTORS Most companies value their work space and it is an intrinsic part of how they do business – functionally and culturally.  Leasing or buying a new workspace that requires tenant improvements seems like a natural part of the growing or downsizing process but it carries its own set of issues that need to be addressed.  There are several things to keep in mind when going through this process but I am here to highlight the NINE MOST IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS WHEN TAKING ON A TENANT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, PROGRAM, PROGRAM Do your own programming...

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