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What Foreign Companies Should Know Before Opening in the US

We’ve all heard it before… “The American Dream” and “America the Land of Opportunity.” We have heard it so often that it has all but become a cliché; however, it would seem the entire world has heard the saying and in many ways have taken it up as a call to action. Over the last decade, we have seen an unprecedented amount of foreign investment into the United States, not just in dollars, but in companies looking to expand into different markets.  For many foreign companies, the US has become their “emerging market.”

New Ballot Measure Repeals Costa-Hawkins

Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment along with Michael Weinstein is proposing a new ballot measure to repeal the 1995 Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. The proposed ballot measure comes after the House Assembly bill AB 1506 failed to pass. To find out more about the proposed ballot measure, we sat down with Sturai Yusufi of Commercial Brokers International for an exclusive interview.

Plan Now To Give Concessions To Existing Tenants Before They Ask

In the last few years, we have seen several trends for retail properties. Everything from positive outlooks, to dire feelings of ‘Are we on the brink of a retail apocalypse?’” Those thoughts are according to George Pino, CEO of Commercial Brokers International.

According to Pino, it can be quite disarming to try to determine what to believe. One thing though will remain a truth throughout all of the changes, he says. “If a landlord does not adapt to the changes we will see, then they are sure to bear the brunt of any downturn.”

Silicon Beach Continues Its Culver City Reach

There are several reasons why we will continue to see more technology based companies in Culver City; from proximity to Santa Monica, Venice and Downtown Los Angeles, to its growth potential and the city’s initiatives to make it more welcoming.

The extension of the Expo Line has already shown its impact on downtown Culver City.  It has made the transit from Downtown to Culver City then to Santa Monica, a daily possibility.  The tech hubs of Santa Monica and Venice can connect with Culver City and Downtown LA which is vital to Silicon Beach’s growth. It allows for these communities to easily communicate and commute to each other.  This type of collaborative approach to work is what allowed for growth in Northern California Silicon Valley.