|Zurich presents an eye-opening white paper: ?Protecting Your Vacant Building.? The research explores how to reduce the common risks and become more aware of coverage pitfalls. According to the paper, one of the side effects of the economic downturn is the increase in vacant buildings—and the increase in claims on those properties, due to hazards and crime. Many property owners don't realize that insurance coverage on vacant property does not last long (most often only 60 days). The paper suggests that even the term ?vacant? can be misinterpreted and shows you how to properly define it. For more info on how you can benefit, visit our sponsor Zurich here.|
| FINANCING CBRE arranged nearly $8M in financing for a 67k SF mixed-use building, Third and Jefferson, in Oakland's Jack London Square neighborhood. Jim Korinek, John Nelson, and Michael Walker of the debt & equity finance team originated the loan on behalf of Metrovation. It's non-recourse with a fixed rate for 10 years. |
Thornton Tomasetti acquired the San Francisco-based sustainability consulting firm Simon & Associates, gaining a greater presence on the West Coast as well as LEED-ND capabilities. Lynn Simon, who founded the firm in 1994, will lead Thornton Tomasetti's building sustainability practice on the West Coast as an SVP.
CBRE executive managing director Sven Pole received the Corporate Real Estate Service Provider of the Year Award from CoreNet Global?s NorCal chapter. Sven is the most recent past president of the chapter, where he's leading an effort to launch a
high-tech occupier sponsored research program.