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BUILDER The Magazine of the Building Industry Association of Southern California

The Innovation Issue • Centennial at Tejon Ranch – A 20 Year Plan Comes to Fruition • Housing for Los Angeles’ Homeless • Meet the BIASC Members Behind Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium • Energy, Environment & Wildfires: How to Prepare Your Project

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• Builder Spotlight MBK Rental Living

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What’s Inside New Members

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President’s Update

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CEO Update – Jeff Montejano

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Letter from the Editor

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BIASC Team Roster

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BIASC Governing Board

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LA/Ventura INNOVATIVE ISSUE

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LA/Ventura Chapter Executive Team & Board Page

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LA/Ventura Chapter Messages

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SoFi Stadium & Hollywood Park – Part 1

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SoFi Stadium & Hollywood Park – Part 2

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Changing Lives Through Housing with Services

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Looking for Construction Cost Savings?

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Q & A with Retired Tejon Ranch Vice President

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Giving Back – HomeAid Los Angeles

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Government Affairs Update: 2021 – The Year of Housing? 42 Elected Official Update – Amy J. Bodek, AICP

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Elected Official Update – Jeff Mitchem

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Elected Official Update – Vince Bertoni

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BIASC Members in Transition

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Builder Spotlight – Sunti Kumjim, MBK Rental Living

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The Future of BIA Installations & Large Events

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BIS 2021: Past to the Present

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BIA Chapter Updates

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BIASC Events Page

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NextGen Featured Article

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GSMC Member Spotlight

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Council on SAGE Year End Update

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Membership Update

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Chief Editor Craig Foster BIASC Executive Vice President Editor & Production Coordinator Karissa Willette BIASC Public Affairs Manager 2020 BIASC President Tom Grable TRI Pointe Homes Southern California Division President BIASC CEO Jeff Montejano Executive Officer

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Please join us for a tribute to outgoing BIASC President Tom Grable. President Grable has served BIASC and its members for two years during both prosperous and unprecedented times and has served as BIASC's Political Action Committee Chair. Please join us in thanking and honoring President Grable for his insight, leadership, and dedication to our industry.

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President’s Message:

TAKING AN

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With the November 3 elections right around the corner, I’m reminded of a profound statement made over 2,500 years ago. Pericles, a prominent statesman and general in Ancient Greece, is credited with once saying, “Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.” Although these words were spoken in a distant time and place, they have never been more fitting, especially if you are part of California’s homebuilding industry. Just as the Greeks engaged in fierce battles to defend themselves against outside attacks, BIASC frequently finds itself fighting to protect the interests of our members. While 2020 has presented more than its fair share of hostile threats to the homebuilding industry, we are now facing a new round of battles that will occur at the ballot box. Statewide, there are two noteworthy propositions that BIASC has actively worked to defeat due to the overwhelmingly negative impact they would have on our industry. The first is Proposition 15, commonly known as the “Split-Roll Property Tax”. Backed by some of California’s most powerful public employee unions, Prop. 15 would dramatically raise property taxes on most commercial and industrial properties by basing tax assessments on their current market value instead of the original purchase price. Make no mistake that while this specific initiative applies to commercial and industrial properties, it is a thinly veiled attempt to eventually repeal Prop. 13 tax protections for all property owners, including residential. The other is Proposition 21, which would expand portions of the state’s existing rental housing laws Southern | November 2020 California

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by allowing local jurisdictions to put rent control in place for all types of housing, including single family homes, condos, and townhomes. Prop. 21’s draconian regulations would not only make California’s housing crisis even worse by discouraging new home construction, but it also ignores the fact that California already has some of the strongest statewide rent control and renter protections in the nation. Prop. 21 is so deeply flawed that it’s opposed by both Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Republican Party. Just as important as the outcome of the statewide propositions is the need to elect pro-housing candidates at the city and county levels. Irrespective of what occurs statewide, new housing developments are ultimately voted upon by city council members and county supervisors. These local races are often decided by the slimmest of margins, embodying the concept that every vote counts. This is why it is imperative that our members cast their votes for local candidates who are supportive of new housing construction. Our BIA chapters thoroughly vet candidates on their views regarding new home construction and are here to serve as a resource for members looking for more information on who to support. Pericles’ quote referenced at the beginning of my article was made during an era known as the golden age of Athens. For there to be any chance at ending the state’s housing crisis, California will need to embark upon a golden age of new housing construction. To do so, it is incumbent upon us to support policies and candidates that will proactively contribute to a future of full and fair housing development and construction.

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C E O Update:

California’s

“New York State of Mind” Approach to Housing

New York and California are two great states that are uniquely different today, but that may begin to change soon. On July 1 of this year, the state of California officially approved a new set of burdensome regulations, which will dramatically change the future of housing construction in neighborhoods throughout the state by adding high-density housing and creating a greater dependence on mass transit (buses and trains) for daily commuters. For Californians who prefer their cars, they’re going to pay more. Best described as imposing a “New York State of Mind” approach to housing, these new regulations will levy a fee on new home construction as part of an effort to compel more compact and expensive highdensity housing similar to what you would find in New York City. Known as Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT), these costly fees will be applied to new housing projects based on the number of miles that residents are anticipated to drive throughout the course of the day. This includes commuting to work, trips to the grocery store, or picking up the kids from school. The more miles residents drive each day, the higher the fee for each new home that is built. This deeply flawed approach to housing construction rests on the ideology held by many elected officials

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and big government planners that California’s everincreasing greenhouse gas emission goals can be met by forcing people out of their cars by building more high-density housing in neighborhoods that are close to jobs and public transit. Jennifer Hernandez, a prominent California land use and environmental attorney, told GV Wire, “They don’t care about today’s people, they want all future people living in apartments with elevators and taking the bus in the name of global climate change.” While there is a role for new multi-family housing near jobs and public transportation, it should not be the overwhelmingly dominant form of housing construction in California over the next several decades. With the new VMT regulations, government is essentially penalizing residents who simply want to buy a new home in neighborhoods located outside of crowded cities. According to the law firm K&L Gates, “VMT will likely have a significant impact on new residential developments in suburban and rural areas. Outside of urban settings, some estimate that VMT mitigation could increase the cost of a project up to $80,000 per residence.” As a result, homebuilders will be forced to pass these costs on to the consumer or not build at all. Either way, the new VMT regulations will only worsen the state’s affordable housing crisis, especially in suburban and

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rural areas of the state where land is attainable and more affordable to build on. Not only does this approach ignore market realities, but it is also fraught with risk in light of the impacts to our economy and public health caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Considering the critical role that social distancing has played in slowing the spread of Coronavirus infections, it makes little sense to impose new government policies that force residents and their families into costly high-density housing and onto overcrowded public transportation. As Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National Association of Realtors, told USA Today, “People will be much more cautious about living in high-density areas with so many people nearby.” Yun’s assessment is supported by the results of a Harris Poll conducted earlier this year that found that nearly a third of Americans are considering moving to less densely populated areas in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. VMT also fails to take into account that many California business leaders anticipate that remote working will continue to play a significant role in the way businesses of all sizes operate in the future. This means that regardless of where they live, California’s workforce will be spending less time commuting in their cars or by public transportation. The Building Industry Association of Southern California, along with a diverse coalition of business groups, as well as numerous cities and counties, strongly encouraged Governor Newsom and the state Legislature to approve a one-year delay on the implementation of the VMT regulations. The state’s decision to ignore requests for a delay means that projects are now being forced to comply with rules that are simply outdated and financially unrealistic for builders.

Because of issues like VMT, BIASC has implemented an aggressive digital advocacy program that gives our members a stronger and more prominent voice with our state and local elected officials. With over 150,000 emails sent to state and local policymakers since March, we are working tirelessly to let our elected leaders know that just as residents and businesses have adapted to the dramatic changes brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic, government must adapt as well.

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Letter from the Editor:

Craig Foster

BIASC Executive Vice President

Dear Members, I am pleased to present you with Edition # 2 of the BIASC Southern California Builder Digital Magazine.

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This edition features a special report on the Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter and the activities taking place in their important and challenging service area.

In Association news, I am pleased to announce that BIASC will be creating the Women and Diversity Council, set to roll out in 2021. The intent of this council is to create a strong regional council that will collaborate with the BIASC Governing Board to bring about increasing diversity within our industry and provide tools, training and support to BIASC’s women members to help them develop their individual leadership potential and business goals.

In the coming months, the magazine will focus on our other chapters and councils as well as reporting on regional activities. The first edition exceeded our expectations by being so well received by this association’s builders and associate members alike. Their feedback told us they found value in the blend of important and relevant articles coupled with member recognition, Chapter updates, news on our advocacy campaigns, and announcements of upcoming events. The goal of the Southern California Builder Digital Magazine going forward is to show value, educate, provide relevant communications, spotlight members, champion our industry and increase member engagement. We welcome member contributions and

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Watch for more news on the Council in upcoming editions of the Southern California Building Digital Magazine. Operationally, the Association is doing well heading into the last quarter of the year. The Sign program is generating good revenue, events are increasing steadily, and membership is holding. Financially we have weathered the storm so far and are meeting or exceeding expectations set in March with the revised forecast.

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To say this year has been unlike any other would be an understatement. While many things may have surprised me, one thing that didn’t was the tenacity of the 2020 Los Angeles/Ventura Board of Directors. Despite the many structural and circumstantial changes that we’ve experienced, our member services, Chapter benefits, and programing have remined successful and intact. This would not have been possible without the dedication of our Executive Committee and Board Members. We have accomplished the continuity of our Chapter efforts through several mediums, including weekly Executive Committee Conference calls. We’ve used this standing meeting to discuss top-line industry concerns, BIASC-LAV objectives, and have worked to get ahead of any challenging jurisdictional policies. These calls provided necessary and immediate information sharing in the wake of COVID-19 and have served as a resource ever since. In addition to regular Executive Committee meetings, we’ve stepped up our communication to our Members and Board. We have developed e-mail summaries of the Governor’s latest press conferences, implemented quarterly, individual Board Member calls, and we’ve maintained regular Board Meetings, the distribution of our weekly e-newsletter, and daily social media outreach.

outcomes we have regular meetings with entities, such as the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety, Los Angeles City and County Planning, the LA Department of Water and Power, and local elected officials. In these meetings we discuss barriers to the building process, best practices, and topics ranging from homelessness and housing affordability to water and resource conservation. Through these Chapter strategies, we have come out stronger and more focused. In solidifying this sentiment, I’m proud to announce that this year’s Board of Directors have committed to return to serve on the 2021 Board. I’m humbled and grateful for the confidence they have put in me to remain President through the next year. I’m excited to go into 2021 with the experiences and growth that 2020 has instilled in us. Our Executive Committee and our Board of Directors are more prepared than ever, and eager to tackle the many opportunities that lie ahead. The LAV Chapter will remain steadfast in continuing to build on the momentum that has propelled our Association through this unprecedented time. I’m confident that we have the right team in place to make the last quarter of 2020 successful and that we are prepared to go into 2021 with a renewed sense of purpose!

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Los Angeles / Ventura Chapter President Message:

Sincerely, Our advocacy mobilization has been just as active. Our efforts have been geared towards stopping crippling initiatives, working closely with the public sector to help shape policy, and eliminating regulatory barriers and cost increases. To bring us closer to these

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Los Angeles / Ventura Chapter Vice President Message:

Diana Coronado

BIA Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter Vice President

We are excited to promote and highlight all the transformative things happening at the BIASCLA/V! In this month’s Southern California Builder Digital Magazine you will see a reoccurring theme of Innovation. The LA/V Chapter jurisdiction and its members have often been the first to implement statewide regulations, new building standards and other boundary pushing guidelines. This environment, coupled with the ongoing COVID-19 modifications, has pushed us to produce even higher levels of ingenuity and resourcefulness. Our members, their project’s and BIASC’s trailblazing have allowed us to creatively evolve in meeting the needs of housing and development across our Chapter. In the next few pages you will hear about a 20-year journey to bring housing to Los Angeles County, the work our members are doing to create affordable housing opportunities, and you will learn more about our featured Cover Story, the Los Angeles SoFi Stadium – the Nation’s most innovate arena of its kind! The projects included in this digital magazine are the tangible results of the many hardworking members who’ve made these developments a reality! In addition to the achievements of our Chapter’s companies, you will get the chance to learn about how BIASC-LA/V and our Board are working for you. Our policy and event committees have pivoted to bring networking and educational programming to our membership on a near weekly basis. We’ve turned a

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challenging situation into one of opportunity. We’ve been able to provide our members virtual meetings with the California Senate Majority Leader, the head of Los Angeles’ Building and Safety Department, meetings with local elected officials, and a virtual tour of the Dodger Stadium renovation – just to name a few. Our committee Chairs have even been able to produce safe, socially distant in-person events. Those outings range from networking, and a golf tournament, to trap shooting! We have stepped up to meet the moment and the year is not over yet. On the advocacy front, you will see that the Los Angeles/Ventura municipal governments have continued processing housing as an essential service – thanks to BIASC’s advocacy. We have been able to stop or delay two separate Art Fee ordinances, we were the leading voice against a Vacancy Tax that was successfully halted, and we’ve been able to keep wood construction from being attacked. During COVID-19, even our individual member project support has increased. The LA/V Chapter covers nearly 100 individual jurisdictions, including two Counties, on any given day we are actively tracking labor, climate, fee, and production issues in multiple cities. Our tactics have changed to emphasize massive click-toaction digital advocacy, zoom lobby meetings, and virtual public testimonies, but our outcomes have not waivered. As you will read throughout this digital issue, we are as active and impactful as before!

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We hope you enjoy the second issue of the Southern California Builder Magazine as you learn about the Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter of the Building Industry Association of Southern California, where Innovation is building the future of housing. Stay safe and stay building,

Diana Coronado Vice President BIASC- Los Angeles/Ventura

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The New SoFi Stadium : Part 1 What does it mean to develop a site to its full potential? What does “full potential” even look like when the location is of historical significance and the scale is 298 acres? For a development that was once the largest active, private-development site in California, part of the answer is SoFi Stadium. The 3.1 million-square-foot landmark is an architectural and engineering marvel. The stadium’s semi-transparent roof canopy, the largest roof of its kind, accounts for 26 acres on its own, almost 9 percent of the site. This iconic stadium anchors the master planned development on a site that was once home to the renowned Hollywood Park Racetrack.

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When taken as a whole, this record-breaking stadium and surrounding Hollywood Park development is magnificent in terms of the aspects that are visually apparent – and complemented by the features that are at-grade or below. SoFi Stadium is a highlight within a community that offers more than 260 acres of additional residential and mixed-use development, with commercial, civic, and open space. David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA) had the honor of providing site/civil and traffic engineering, mapping, storm water quality, structural retaining wall and bridge design, and surveying services for SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park Casino. DEA continues

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to provide engineering, mapping, storm water quality and surveying services for portions of the remaining, non-stadium-related Hollywood Park project, including the performance venue, surface parking lots, lake park and arroyo, all of the site’s backbone infrastructure and extensive public infrastructure improvements on Century Boulevard and Prairie Avenue. The site’s streetscapes were carefully considered to contribute to the fan experience. One of Inglewood’s few roundabouts allows for traffic to flow without the interruption of stop signs and traffic signals. Entry and departure will be more fluid maneuvers than would be experienced with a traditional intersection. The Stadium The stadium’s architectural design is amazing: attractive to the eye, appealing to the intellect, and engaging emotionally. Mirroring the above-ground wonder of the canopy, structure, and plant-scape, which contribute directly to the fan experience, there is an underground network of utilities encompassing more than 3 miles of storm drain, one mile of sewer, and a half-mile system for water. These utilities were in addition to two massive, existing LA County storm drain lines, 60-inch and 90-inch in diameter, requiring realignment into the public streets. Construction occurred during the limited timeframe specified by the construction permits. This underground network and the associated infrastructure contribute to enjoyable fan experiences by being nearly invisible. Because the stadium is located beneath two Los Angeles International Airport flight paths, the third busiest airport in the world with more than 1,000 planes per day, the Federal Aviation Administration imposed height limitations on the structure to avoid restricted airspace. To achieve this, HKS Architects designed a low-profile stadium that extends 7 levels below ground and 3 levels above ground. This design meant excavating the site to depths of 100 feet – essentially 10 stories below ground or 3 stories deeper than the stadium itself. The stadium excavation

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required the transfer of over 2.5 million cubic yards of earth using 65 scrapers at the peak. Balancing the earthwork cuts meant fills of 10 to 20 feet above ground in other areas of the site, as seen from Century Boulevard and Prairie Avenue. In preparation for seismic activity, the stadium’s architect and structural engineer designed the translucent roof canopy as a standalone structure supported by thirty-eight (38), 100-foot high columns that extend upward from buried foundations. The column foundations are unusual in that they include horizontal “struts” that extend outward hundreds of feet from each column base. This innovative design coupled with the need to prioritize completion of dry utilities (electrical and telecommunications) to meet the schedule, meant weaving the subsequently constructed wet utilities (water, storm drainage, and sewer systems) in the remaining available ground. It also meant designing to let gravity do the work for storm drain and sewer to minimize the use of pumps amidst the underground structural supports. Potable and recycled waterlines, a stormwater detention and conveyance system, and the use of reclaimed water were all considered carefully. In keeping with the site’s original use, the project was a “race” to finish in time for 2020’s NFL season and to satisfy the functional use timeframe requirements for hosting the Super Bowl in 2022 and the Olympics’ opening and closing ceremonies in 2028. The schedule allowed 45 months to completion following a November 2016 groundbreaking. Site History The stadium sits astride a portion of the site that was once the home of the glamourous Hollywood Park Racetrack, which opened June 10, 1938, and adjacent to Hollywood Park Casino. A complicating factor for the redevelopment was the existing casino. In 2011, the decision was made to construct a new casino and parking structure along Century Boulevard at the south end of the site, with the mandated caveat that the

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The Surrounding Development With the completion of the Hollywood Park masterplanned development scheduled for 2025, much is ongoing. Considered separate from the stadium yet nestled under a portion of the stadium’s roof canopy, is a 6,000-seat performance venue scheduled for completion in Spring of 2021. Surrounding the stadium, plans have called for the master-planned community to include 2,500 residential units and 25 acres of public parks, playgrounds, and open space. Parts of the remaining area have been set aside for

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890,000 total square feet of retail and 780,000 total square feet of general office space.

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24/7 operation of the original casino be maintained during construction of the new one. In September 2016, when the new casino opened, patrons at the original casino literally picked up their chips and traversed the parking lot to the new, 120,000-squarefoot facility, where play continued.

Soon to welcome visitors is a newly constructed 6-acre lake within a nearly 12-acre park, an amenity that is home to wildlife while serving a storm-water management function that enhances water quality for portions of the project site. DEA’s design work constructed to-date also includes the public street infrastructure and signalization improvements on Century Boulevard and Prairie Avenue, as well as the onsite public infrastructure. Altogether, SoFi Stadium and the development help to bring “Hollywood” back to “Hollywood Park.” Deering Volkmann Viola is the Civil Engineer of Record for the full 298-acre master planned site and a vice president of David Evans and Associates, Inc.

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Featured Article: D & D Engineering: Part 2 I feel like I’ve been working on this project site all my life! I originally started working on the project back in 2006 when we had a great master plan development project led by Wilson Meany, which took us almost 3 years to entitle and have the approved EIR, General Plan amendment, Hollywood Park Specific Plan, and Vesting Tentative Tract Map (VTTM). Starting in 2009 and during the downturn, we took the time to enhance the project and come up with a more sustainable component for the site and revised the Specific Plan and VTTM for a more walking-friendly master plan with less street hardscape and more landscape. We also incorporated all water quality features and our beautiful artificial lake as the centerpiece of the Low Impact Development BMP. Meanwhile, we started final engineering and developed the infrastructure plans for onsite and offsite improvements by the end of 2011. This included major LA County sanitation lines, MTD, and water lines all surrounding Hollywood Park. Demolition of the site and construction started in 20122013 after the last season of horse racing, and the project was underway when the negotiation of the new stadium was going on in the background. After the public announcement in January 2014 regarding approval of the relocation of the Rams to Los Angeles from St Louis, things picked up for us, and for the following 3 years, we worked and completed the stadium plans. Construction and earthwork started in Oct 2016, and we finished the excavation around March 2017 and started building the MSE wall and stadium bowl. Most of the improvement plans were

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completed at that time, and construction was going on full speed in mid-2017. August 2017 is when I decided to leave my old firm and start D&D Engineering. For another year, I supported the Construction Admin effort for the stadium while working on surrounding vertical developments. We have 3 great projects surrounding the stadium, all under construction, and more than halfway completed.

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Our Hollywood Park Residential project of two separate 5 story buildings with a total of 315 apartment units ranging from studios to three-bedroom units is under construction and due to be completed in the first quarter of 2022. The first building is 5 stories on the podium and one level underground parking, and the second building is 5 stories with a courtyard. D&D provided all civil engineering scope, and TCA is the Architect of Record and Bernards is the General Contractor. http://www.hollywoodparklife.com/ residential.html

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Two of several HP Retail project buildings

Our Hollywood Park Retail project phase I featuring retail, dining, and entertainment is under construction and due to open in late 2021. D&D provided all Civil engineering services, and Architect of Orange is the Production Architect for all buildings, and BCV was the overall site Master Architect. Webcor is the General Contractor for this 340,000 square foot retail complex under construction. http://www.hollywoodparklife. com/retail.html

As mentioned in several press releases earlier last month, SoFi Stadium will serve as the centerpiece of a roughly 300-acre mixed-use complex built on the former site of the Hollywood Park Racetrack. The project, which is being developed by Wilson Meany, will eventually include: • 25 acres of open space - highlighted by an artificial lake; • 300,000 square feet of additional office space; • a 340,000 square foot expansion of the retail complex; • a 300-room hotel; and • up to 2,500 homes.

NFL Headquarter building at Hollywood Park

And our NFL headquarters building with available Class A office space is under construction, and TI should start toward the end of 2020. The project consists of an 8-story High-Rise tower connected to a two-story studio facility for a total of 434,000 square feet. D&D provided all Civil Engineering, and Gensler was the Architect for the Building. Pankow is the General Contractor. http://www.hollywoodparklife.com/nflmedia-building.html

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Being part of the development team for this 300-acre project and being part of the engineering design team from day one has been an amazing experience, and the opportunity now to work on the Clippers’ new arena across the street makes this an even more remarkable site and area to work on. Boris Tantchev and I worked tirelessly on the Stadium project for 4 years from day one and Hollywood Park for 14 years and are extremely proud of what we designed and accomplished. We are very lucky again to be involved in the Clippers arena project from day one and cannot wait to see project construction begin.

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In addition to all these great projects, we also have two parking structures under construction, both under Bomel, one for the NFL headquarters project site with 1,640 parking stalls and the other one within Hollywood Park retail phase I with 950 parking stalls. Both parking structures are well underway and will be completed by mid-2021.

City of Inglewood Public Works/Engineering, Planning, and Building/Safety Departments have been great to work with. Over the years, we had to deal and coordinate with Edison, Gas Company, CalTrans, Golden State Water Company, West Basin Municipal Water, LADWP, Los Angeles County Public Works, Land Development and Sanitation District, Metro, and several other entities to go through our entitlements and plan processing.

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intensive case management services to help people recover from the trauma of homelessness. We also serve transition age youth, many of whom were part of the foster care system, as well as people with developmental disabilities, among other groups.

Affordable housing is what stabilizes a community. It allows people of different income levels to live together and support one another in a community. I’m proud to work for Linc Housing, a mission-driven nonprofit that builds and manages affordable and supportive housing, including providing resident services and intensive case management for our tenants who have experienced homelessness.

Several of our properties have a mix of residents, including both special needs and traditional affordable housing residents. We have found that combining these two groups creates stability, and over time, the residents just meld into one, cohesive community. It is a tremendous advantage for our residents who were homeless to be integrated with others. It proves something I believe: that all our residents are simply people who need a stable place to live.

We’ve been making a positive impact for more than 36 years, helping to create 8,500 units of housing in 85 California communities. With COVID-19, an unstable economy, and the ongoing focus on racial inequality, Linc Housing’s work has never been more relevant.

Affordable housing gets a lot of “not in my backyard” (“NIMBY”) reactions from neighbors when it is built near them. But I often explain to NIMBYs that the residents in affordable housing are just ordinary people you might see at school, at the market, or at work.

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In affordable housing, we concentrate on making sure the building is attractive and very well managed to protect the history of affordable housing and to protect the future of affordable housing as we slowly change opinions, neighborhood to neighborhood.

Affordable housing is rent restricted – the rents are purposefully lower than market rents, to allow people with lower income to live in a comfortable, safe and healthy home. This type of housing allows people with lower incomes to live with respect and dignity. Supportive housing adds another layer of help for residents. It’s specifically designed for those who have special needs, including those who have experienced homelessness. Supportive housing comes with

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nearly half designated as supportive housing. Some are 100% supportive housing, some are traditional affordable housing, and some are a mix of both. Our goal is always to work with the local community to identify the biggest need and then to find the necessary funding to make it happen. Once these new developments open, we’ll bring an array of services. For residents who have been homeless, we’ll provide wrap-around support including, mental and physical health services, employment counseling and job placement, education, substance abuse counseling, money management, assistance in obtaining and maintaining benefits, and referrals to community-based services and resources. All residents are invited to participate in other service programming, including after-school and summer programs for youth, health classes, job skills support, financial empowerment workshops, community-building events, and outings that help residents stay connected to their communities. We don’t just build the apartments; we stick around to ensure the residents thrive. Making Community Development a Part of the Plan Springhaven in Los Angeles County’s Willowbrook neighborhood and Spark at Midtown in Long Beach are two communities nearing completion. Both these new buildings are examples of Linc’s “community development” work. Community development happens when you mix affordable apartments with community serving commercial spaces. We believe there is a synergy that comes from the mix of stable housing, our residents, resident services, and community serving businesses. When all of these elements come together, there is so much more good that can come from the land we develop.

Shortly after Springhaven opens, Spark at Midtown in Long Beach will be finished. Spark has 95 apartments, including 47 units for people who have been homeless. The ground floor features a large community room, a teaching kitchen, case management offices and three community serving enterprise spaces. The YMCA of Greater Long Beach will move some of its programs to Spark, including the Youth Institute, which immerses high school youth in a wide variety of media arts, and Change Agent Productions, the YMCA’s social enterprise program. Change Agent Productions’ videographers engage youth in professional video production, direction and editing for real clients. St. Mary’s Medical Center will also be on the property with a clinic that is available to the public. We’re currently working to secure a tenant for the third space, which is suitable for a community serving café that would provide training and jobs for residents and the public. Spark at Midtown also includes a small, public pocket park connected to the building by a grand staircase. We envision neighbors eating lunch from the café while sitting on the staircase that overlooks the park on a sunny day.

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Drew Child Development Center, which will serve our residents and the public. The new building is located near many medical services, which we hope will provide jobs to our residents while their children are cared for at the new child development center. This is an example of the special synergy that comes from community development.

Other new developments in construction include Cadence in the Watt’s neighborhood of Los Angeles, HiFi Collective in Historic Filipinotown, and Fairview Heights in Inglewood. Soon to break ground are The Nook in Whittier, 456 West in San Pedro, and a yetto-be named community in the Avocado Heights area of Los Angeles. Linc also has plans in Eureka, Oakland and Sacramento. The need is great, and our team is working tirelessly to meet the demand.

Springhaven will be Linc’s second building in the Willowbrook neighborhood, bringing 100 more affordable homes to the area, half for people who have been homeless. The community development at Springhaven comes from the all-new facility for the

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Featured Article: Looking for Construction Cost Savings? Orientation Specific

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Design: A New Approach to Title 24 DuctTesters is a full service energy consulting and third-party verification company. They provide services for single-family and multi-family production, custom homes, remodel units, additions, ADUs, mixed-use, commercial and affordable housing projects. Services include Title 24, HERS Verification, CalGreen, TCAC, Federal Energy Tax Credits, Mechanical Drawings, Green Point Rated, Energy Star, LEED, Utility Incentive Administration and more. The knowledgeable and professional team of Certified Energy Analysts (CEAs) are dedicated to quality work and providing clients with all the options. The team of field technicians are fully trained and certified to meet all third-party inspection and verification needs covering all of California and Nevada, and select areas of Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. The California 2019 Building Energy-Efficiency Standards (Title 24 Part 6) is here and the compliance measures increased. In the previous 2016 and 2013 code, it was standard practice to review the community’s homes by looking at the “Worst Case” home’s conditions to streamline production. Looking at the image in Figure 1, we are reviewing an example of the state’s energy compliance software results screen. The Compliance Margin is highlighted in yellow for the “Best Case” north facing home and the “Worst Case” east facing home. Typically, the builder would like these numbers to be as close to 0.0 as possible. It means the building meets the energy code just right, anything higher means the energy features are more than the minimum state requirements. The difference

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between the two margins (0.3 vs. 2.9) is representing the effect orientation has on the home. Even though each house would have the exact same energy features, the energy performance is very different. DuctTesters is introducing the idea of “Orientation Specific Design” (OSD) and giving the builder the information, they need to determine the value of using worst case design versus the savings offered by using orientation specific design. Figure 2 is an example of a 67 lot project, with relatively equal distribution of orientation for the lots. With the energy compliance done with OSD, the project can realize over $34,000 in savings by reducing the energy features on the lots where worst-case design would typically cause the homes to be over engineered. Where OSD really shines is with projects heavily distributed to the more favorable orientations. Think tracts with long East and West running roads or townhome projects lining up buildings to maximize occupancy. Figure 3 shows the same 67 lot project, but from an east to west running road with a court at either end. This would still typically be designed as worst case because it has lots in each orientation. With DuctTesters using OSD on the project, the builder can save nearly $50,000 on the energy compliance features. If you like the idea of reducing your project’s construction costs using Orientation Specific Design, contact Alyssa Trebil at DuctTesters (818) 517-6936 or alyssatrebil@ducttesters.com.

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Figure 2: Estimated Savings Projection from OSD

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Figure 1: Results screen from CBECC T24 compliance software

Figure 3: Estimated Savings from Ideal OSD project

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Q & A with Recently Retired VP of Tejon Ranch BIA Los Angeles/Ventura Vice President Diana Coronado interviewed recently retired Tejon Ranch Vice President of Community Development Greg Medeiros in celebration and reflection of his 30+ years in the building industry and BIA leadership. Diana Coronado (DC): Greg, over your 30-plus years of building experience what is the biggest change you have seen in the homebuilding processes and, conversely, what is something that hasn’t changed? Greg Medeiros (GM): I’ve thought about this a lot, I can only come up with things that have changed! The entitlements were initially far less complex than they are today. The process is so much more complicated to get a project approved. When I first started working, most governments actually encouraged development. They wanted to see more housing in their communities. I think, that’s the greatest change I have seen over my career. DC: How as BIA been a part of problem solving for our industry and, on that note, what would you say has been the biggest benefit of sitting on BIA-LAV’s Board to effect the changes you want to see?

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GM: BIA has been a tremendous advocate for housing. I became a Board Member around the same time that the County of Los Angles was proposing a challenging plan in the Antelope Valley. The plan significantly downzoned most of the property in the Valley. Through the advocacy of BIA, the plan was revised, and the adopted plan included significantly greater development opportunities but also, it was an environmentally superior alternative to the original plan – so it was a win-win. DC: What year did you join BIA’s Board and what made you see the value of being on the Board? moving into the future of housing advocacy, what do you think BIA’s role will be and how do you see BIA being most effective tackling homebuilding issues coming down the pipeline? GM: Oh boy, that’s a good question! I think it was somewhere around 2013. I had always been involved with BIA, but not on a Board level position. In joining the Board I was able to get more integrated with advocacy. As we move into the future of housing, I think the State will need to strike a better balance between the need for infill and greenfield development. We need to recognize that

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DC: I think that’s a really good point and something that BIA is focused on, across our region. Because of your experience working with key decision makers, what do you think has been the most effective strategy in securing the outcomes needed for housing production? GM: I look at myself as a “change merchant”. What that means is, that we [developers] are always proposing something new from what’s there. So the biggest challenge is a trying to convince neighbors, decision makers, the environmental community and others to embrace and support that change. You do that by becoming part of the community. You need to demonstrate how their lives will be better after the project is implemented, than before. You demonstrate this through the project benefits, such as better accessibility to retail, better proximity to new schools, or whatever that may be. You need to relate to the community as a neighbor, leading with integrity. DC: This resonates deeply with BIA’s mission in building up communities through the production of housing opportunities. Speaking of projects, can you tell us why and what lead to the near 20-year journey that was the Centennial entitlement processes? GM: Well, it was an enormous challenge to convince people that creating a mixed-use, sustainable community at this location made sense. Early on we actually hired an economist to demonstrate the critical need for housing to convey the reasoning for providing homes in the Antelope Valley. To me, this was mind boggling that we needed to present a study to show that we needed more housing. Simply getting over the skepticism that we needed more housing and that this was the appropriate location for that growth was what contributed to that timeline. And obviously CEQA challenges, but these issues are probably no different from any other communities that were developed years and years before Centennial.

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DC: Wow, can I have that study! And, admittedly, 20-years seems like such an uphill battle. I’m curious to know what your mindset was when you took on this job at Centennial? I’m sure you anticipated that it would be a big lift, but were the challenges ever fatiguing? Your belief in the project had to have been strong. GM: I was enticed by the idea of what you can call a blank sheet of paper; being able to draw upon my 30-plus years of experience to design, develop and implement this new sustainable community from the ground up. It was a big lift, but I was never fatigued. I was always excited by the various challenges. I’m a very positive person and it was always about moving forward. You need to stay focused and keep pushing on until you reach the goal. I wouldn’t have gone to Tejon if I hadn’t believed in the project. Someone during the hearings asked me, would you ever live in this [Centennial] community, and without hesitation the answer was, absolutely. And that’s the way I felt form day one. DC: That’s impressive and sensible! What was something that most surprised you by a project like Centennial? GM: It was the order of magnitude of the issues. For instance, typically as a homebuilder you would go get a Will-Serve Letter for water. In our case, we had to figure out a water district, where the water would come from and demonstrate that we had a reliable source of water through the build out of the project – for forever, instead of the standard 20-year reliability. And that applied to water, sewage systems, and schools.

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infill development alone will not be enough to solve our housing crisis. We need to continue to advocate for the balanced approach of infill and responsible and sustainable greenfield development. Its educating decision makers and the legislators that this more balanced approach is a better way of the future.

DC: We’ve talked a lot about Centennial, but before you worked on Centennial at Tejon Ranch you worked on the Valencia project. Can you tell about your work there and maybe how it differed from Centennial? GM: I loved my years at Valencia. The differences are that Valencia was an established community. It had reached what I would consider to be a a critical mass, so it was a really exciting time for growth at Valencia. While I was there, I saw the completion of the Town Center Drive, the higher density product around the mall, including residential communities like, Bridgeport, Creek Side and West Creek. We attracted large employers, like Princesses Cruises. It was a tremendous learning experience for me.

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That kind of broad-based expertise will serve you well because there are always new challenges. Also, what you’ll find out is that this is a team effort; it’s not just about one individual. My advice would be to surround yourself with the best and the brightest and good things will happen, allow people to flourish and be open to input. DC: Last question, what are you most proud of, reflected in the span of your career and what would you say has been the legacy of your time spent achieving those goals? DC: Before Valencia, what are some other highlights from past work experiences that you feel were particularly interesting or notable? Also, in addition to your expertise in the homebuilding industry, you are a Registered Civil Engineer. Can you tell me how that skill set impacted your work and how you do your job? GM: I had the opportunity to work for a consultant that did project management for cities. I worked on two really exciting projects in Culver City, the Washington Boulevard streetscape, and a Drive-In Theater conversion to single family homes. As far as the last question, it’s actually the other way around. The expertise that I gained in my work environment actually influenced my private life. Over the years, I have enjoyed small remodeling and landscape projects and helping my daughters with their homes. DC: For those who are looking to pursue a career in Community Development (similar to your role) for a builder or developer what would you advise them to do? GM: Become a jack of all trades, learn as much as you can in all phases of the building process; land acquisition, planning and design, entitlement, construction and finance.

GM: I’m proud of the communities and projects I’ve been involved with. Over my career, I’ve entitled over 28,000 residential units, over 8 million square feet of business park and light industrial, and over 2 million square feet of office and almost 2 million square feet of retail. Being able to help people have housing and homes, I think that’s my legacy. Not to sound corny but providing shelter for people is something that we should all be very proud of. About Centennial at Tejon Ranch Tejon Ranch Co. is a publicly traded (NYSE: TRC) real estate development and agribusiness company whose principal asset is California’s historic Tejon Ranch. Spanning both Los Angeles and Kern counties, the ranch is located about 60 miles north of the city of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Bakersfield. At 270,000 acres, Tejon Ranch is the largest single expanse of private property in all of California. Tejon Ranch Co.’s primary focus is the real estate development of four master planned developments; a commercial-industrial development currently in operation, and three future residential mixed-use communities. Between the four, Tejon Ranch will build nearly 35,000 residential units and more than 35 million square feet of commercial space. On the industrial side, the company’s Tejon Ranch Commerce Center, hosts major distribution centers for IKEA, Famous Footwear, Dollar General, Caterpillar, L’Oreal, and others. Located on Interstate 5, just over the Grapevine, it’s also the busiest travel center in California, featuring 30 food options, nearly 150 gas pumps and EV chargers, 50+ stores, three hotels, and the Outlets at Tejon, which has become a destination for both nearby residents as well as in-state, interstate and international travelers. Nearly 5.5 million vehicles exit at the location every year.

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A few miles south, in the Los Angeles County section of the ranch, sits Centennial at Tejon Ranch. It’s approved for 19,333 residential units and 10.1 million square feet of commercial space. Centennial was approved by Los Angeles County in April 2019, the most recent of Tejon’s master plans to achieve legislative approval. That approval is currently being litigated.

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On the residential front, Tejon Ranch has entitled and is planning for the construction of three large-scale mixed-used residential communities. Farthest along is Mountain Village at Tejon Ranch, which is entitled for up to 3,450 homes, 750 hotel keys and 160,000 square feet of commercial space. The company has prevailed in all litigation directed at Mountain Village and is in the process of preparing final maps for the first several phases of development to be submitted to Kern County.

The company’s third residential community is Grapevine. Located adjacent to the Tejon Ranch Commerce Center, Grapevine includes 12,000 residential units and 5.1 million square feet of commercial space. Grapevine has been approved twice by the Kern County, first in 2016 and again in 2019 following litigation. California’s regulatory environment and propensity for litigation create high barriers to entry, limiting those who can engage in real estate activity at this scale. But, with its track record of successfully navigating the process, Tejon Ranch is one such location where large-scale residential development can and will occur. Tejon Ranch’s real estate operations are supported by the company’s diverse operations. Steady cash flow from these operations, including farming, mineral resources, and other commercial and ranch operations, like a long-term lease with Calpine for a natural gas-fired power plant, enable the company to continue to invest in the entitlement and development of its real estate assets.

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Giving Back Service providers in Los Angeles are overwhelmed with a demand for their excellent support of our homeless neighbors, but capital improvements are often too expensive for these nonprofit organizations. In the most dire scenarios, their aging facilities threaten permanent closure - a heartbreaking outcome in a county with more than 66,000 people experiencing homelessness. If service providers can preserve or add beds at a low cost, they can give lifechanging support to people in need for years to come. HomeAid Los Angeles (HALA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of building industry experts who match homeless service providers with building industry volunteers to construct and renovate shelters at huge discounts. HALA provides development leadership from concept to turnkey, including site evaluation, permitting, financing options, architecture, engineering, and in-kind construction labor and materials, enabling providers to add or preserve shelter beds at a fraction of the cost. Through BUILDS, CARES, and WORKS programming, HomeAid Los Angeles strives to “build new lives for Los Angeles’ individuals and families experiencing homelessness through housing, education, and community outreach”. HomeAid Los Angeles Accomplishments BUILDS housing legacy projects (1990-2013) and recent projects (2016-present) • 500+ beds added or preserved to shelters • Nearly $4 million saved on construction costs • 25+ nonprofit shelter partnerships

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CARES outreach projects (2016-present) • 3,650 Care Kits of essential hygiene items assembled and distributed • 4,000+ diapers distributed • Dozens of nonprofit and corporate partners WORKS workforce development and employment (September 2020-present) • USC LACI study completed Summer 2020 • Launch in September 2020 • 88% hiring rate “HomeAid Los Angeles is a force multiplier for funding,” says Executive Director Aiko Tan. “With a typical savings rate of 30-50%, one dollar given to HomeAid stretches to 3 dollars in value. Our work to build and renovate homeless shelters and train the next generation of construction workers is not possible without the generous support and philanthropy of our builders, donors, and sponsors. We are grateful for the building community’s commitment to helping us Meet the Need and build a better community.” HomeAid WORKS is our new innovative new workforce development program that gives at-risk individuals the skills they need to secure entry-level positions in the construction industry. WORKS is designed to be not only client-centered but also customer-focused. By understanding the challenges for both the students and builder/trade employers, WORKS is designed to streamline training and employment readiness for employment opportunities in LA County. Since launching in September 2020, WORKS has shown an 88% employment rate. For more information, please visit www.homeaidla.org.

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The State of Los Angeles Real Estate HomeAid Los Angeles is excited to partner with Meyers Research for two unique fundraising events in a virtual setting. Panelists from an array of leading and up-and-coming companies will discuss the ever-changing real estate situation in Los Angeles. Please consider a sponsorship for these important industry discussions and support the crucial work of helping our homeless neighbors achieve self-sufficiency. By making it possible for HALA to conduct more shelter builds and expand workforce development training, BIASC member companies can be a part of the solution to homelessness in LA County.

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2021

The Year of Housing? For the first time in recorded economic history, the recession we’re experiencing today is a direct result of government order. The shuttering of the economy – to guard against an uncontrollable spread of COVID-19 – began with federal, state and local decree. Presumably once a vaccine is created and distributed, a full reopening of the economy should end the high unemployment and economic contraction being experienced by Californians today. Obviously, the unanswered questions lie in which economic sectors will be resilient enough to survive between now and then. State and local officials, however, have the ability to shape and foster public policy that hastens the economic recovery now. Even before the current pandemic induced recession began, the principal economic cause for the declining wealth of today’s middle class is the high cost of housing. Equally concerning is the fact that housing costs in California further exacerbate the potential for homelessness among those already experiencing poverty. According to recent research by demographer Joel Kotkin of Chapman University, housing costs account for more than 85% of the difference in the cost of living between metropolitan cities like Los Angeles and the rest of the country. To be precise, a family interested in buying a median priced home in Los Angeles County must earn an annual income of at least $125,000. Compare that to the national average of $55,000 per year. Unlike the “Great Recession” of 2007, the housing market and its ancillary economic activity may be among one of the best ways out of the 2020 recession.

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According to the recently released UCLA Anderson quarterly forecast, while residential building permits slowed at the beginning of the pandemic they are expected to be back at normal levels by the end of the year. That is, it is expected that 105,000 units will be permitted statewide by year end – 2022 promises to see 127,000 units. Unlike other sectors of the economy that were largely halted (e.g. service, hospitality, etc.), housing construction has continued given its recognition as a critical and essential function of our economy. With that, comes the obvious benefit of increased housing stock and high wages for those workers on construction job sites. Unfortunately, given the current threat of wildfires in the state, local elected officials on the Los Angeles City Council are considering policies that may impede housing production. In an effort to protect against the potential of fire, measures have been introduced that would limit the use of certain building materials. Other measures suggest the stoppage of construction activities during fire season or would limit the types of workforce employed to contain a local hire component. While well intentioned, these measures could seriously derail the needed economic recovery in the region. Research predating the pandemic shows that housing developers in California are already saddled with higher costs and regulatory hurdles than other states. Compounded with restrictions on where to build because of concerns over “urban sprawl”, housing prices in California have outpaced the rest of the

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The truth is, local elected officials have always been caught between their desire to maintain “local control” over land use decisions and the pressure to boldly act on housing policy that may rile the very constituencies that elected them to office. Meanwhile, State legislators have been unsuccessful in garnering significant support from local officials on major policy proposals that would provide for more production - as a well as the necessary political cover. For example, at the start of the 2020 session both houses of the legislature introduced over a dozen measures intended to close the production gap. In the end, only a few minor bills passed and were signed into law. Bold housing proposals in the Capitol and City Hall have clearly been stifled by the happenings of an election year and a global pandemic. Despite the courageous efforts to house the state’s most vulnerable people during the pandemic, over 100,000 people remain unsheltered on any given night with Los Angeles County the most impacted. Statewide unemployment is now over 10% - where it was just 3.9% last year. Increased housing production, as forecast, would bring growth to our economy and will help end this recession sooner. The availability of stable and affordable housing, be it for purchase or rent, is desperately needed in the state today. Apart from the efforts to address COVID-19, our policymakers must prioritize solutions to address the housing production and affordability crisis in 2021. And, state and local representatives must do so in concert. As always, the building industry will be there to help.

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nation by 2.5 times. The development of rental units has also suffered with only 11% of those built between 2015-2017 considered affordable at $1,842 a month according to Kotkin’s research. These figures beg the obvious question: what are our policy makers thinking?

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Regional Planning Is

Open for Business! The County of Los Angeles Department of Regional Planning was already building a 21st century caseprocessing system when the COVID-19 pandemic closed County offices to the public on March 16. Regional Planning staff are not first responders in the traditional sense, but the department committed to helping recovery efforts in three other ways: reassigning staff as Disaster Service Workers; supporting economic recovery through permitting services; and advancing housing policies to strengthen affordability and streamline discretionary approvals. Here’s what we’ve been working on. Innovating as We Go In 2015, Regional Planning was the first County department to implement EPIC-LA, a web-based permit management system. This allowed customers to submit applications, pay fees, and download permits online. Five years later, most cases were still submitted in person. However, once COVID-19 closed County offices, Regional Planning transitioned to a nearly 100% digital operation, and its customers did, too. Since March, nearly 2,800 online applications have been received, and more than 3,200 digital approvals granted. Aside from March, applications, approvals and overall productivity in 2020 has met or exceeded 2019 metrics. Other County departments, such as Public Works, Fire, and Parks and Recreation, have joined Regional Planning on EPIC-LA. The Treasurer

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and Tax Collector will join next year. With key Departments on one platform, the County can provide seamless customer experience, promote collaboration, and increase efficiency for everyone, from the individual homeowner to the major homebuilder. Regional Planning also quickly moved to virtual public hearings. The County’s Regional Planning Commission has conducted nearly two dozen virtual meetings, granting over 65 decisions. Regional Planning’s Hearing Officers have conducted 17 meetings and deliberated on 90 administrative cases to date. Several hundred people have participated via internet or telephone, and its virtual meetings have accommodated simultaneous Spanish translation and American Sign Language interpretation. The County’s Subdivision Committee, an advisory group of five County Departments including Regional Planning, began meeting virtually on April 9 and has conducted 21 meetings for nearly 60 subdivision projects. Returning to a regular schedule of meetings and avenues for public participation signals our commitment to stakeholders that their business is vital to economic recovery.

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But wait, there’s more. Since March, Regional Planning has developed new or enhanced services for customers. With the County Registrar Recorder, we developed direct digital services for recording documents related to permits, such as covenants and conditions of approval. With the Department of Public

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Planning for Housing Meanwhile, the department’s Advance Planning Division has maintained its focus on streamlining housing permitting and supporting housing production across all income levels. The most significant effort is the State-mandated update of the County Housing Element. A component of the County’s General Plan, the Housing Element includes numerous strategies to support housing production while limiting displacement and ensuring that housing is livable and affordable. The Board of Supervisors has adopted a series of ordinances over the past year to implement these strategies. The Compact Lot Subdivision Ordinance promotes affordable homeownership by allowing smaller, fee-simple lots in infill communities. The By-Right Housing Ordinance significantly streamlines the review process for residential developments. The Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance requires certain projects to include units for lower- or moderate-income residents and provides a range of incentives to assist developers in meeting these requirements. An updated Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance provides more flexibility to homeowners who are interested in building accessory dwelling units (ADUs). Also known as “backyard homes” or “granny flats,” ADUs provide lower-cost housing in many singlefamily neighborhoods. They can provide rental income for homeowners or additional living space for members of a household. With recent state legislation that made it easier to build ADUs, the Department saw an exponential increase in applications. In 2016, the Department entitled 63 ADUs; in 2017, when the state legislation became effective, the Department entitled

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338 ADUs. This trend continued with the approval of 710 ADUs in 2018 and 932 ADUs in 2019 – nearly a quarter of all new housing units entitled in the unincorporated areas. However, the County needs to continue to prioritize housing production. Between 2014 and 2019, the County met only 29% of its regional housing need, a shortfall of 5,588 above-moderate income units, 4,911 moderate income units and 10,784 low-income units to be built before the end of 2021. For the Housing Element Update, the Department is faced with the greater task of planning for nearly 90,000 new units by the end of 2029 – three times its previous requirements. Look for more initiatives to increase housing production in the near future, including the East San Gabriel Valley Area Plan, Metro Area Plan, Florence-Firestone Transit-Oriented District Specific Plan, updates to residential design and development standards, a comprehensive parking study and the development of strategies to encourage ‘missing middle’ housing. Regional Planning is grateful for the input it receives from all stakeholders, including the building industry. Your involvement and suggestions lead to better solutions. To learn more, take a housing survey, or to find out about the next online workshop, please visit http://www.planning.lacounty.gov/ housing.

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Works, Regional Planning recently initiated virtual counseling appointments for planning and zoning questions, holding more than 130 in the first month. These appointments are in addition to traditional email and phone counseling services.

Regional Planning is proud of its business resilience and commitment to innovation. We understand our role in helping drive economic recovery during these difficult times, and we are excited to partner with the development community for process improvements and innovative development policies in better days ahead.

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Elected Official Update:

New (De)Regulations: Santa Paula, California Housing Market Opens

Jeff Mitchem

City of Santa Paula Planning & Economic Development Manager

The role strategic deregulation and development review play in the new normal – recovery. Before COVID hit, the City of Santa Paula (population 30,000), like most small towns in Southern California, was contending with a flat economy, aging infrastructure and increasing housing costs. The Coronavirus brought new challenges that, as it turns out, small towns are uniquely predisposed to contend with. Conditions such as localized ownership and strong local market identity, nimble decision-making, physical isolation and cultural resilience all conspired to fend off economic destruction and accelerate recovery. The municipal challenge is clear: how do we accelerate recovery, ensure housing equity and economic vitality, while preserving our character?

A consequence of Santa Paula’s abutting natural assets is a lack of expansion land area suitable for affordable housing, especially multi-family. Compounding the condition are long-standing preservationist regulations limiting infill housing growth through expensive land use entitlements. The combined effect preserved Santa Paula physically while the resident population continued to grow – we stayed small and charming while housing prices soared. The once vital street life evident throughout downtown began to ebb and the unique mixed-use corridor anchoring the length of the City contended with increased vacancies.

Situated amidst the orchards of the historic Heritage Valley and bordered by abundant natural beauty, Santa Paula is only 65 miles up the coast from L.A. and 15 miles from Ventura Beaches, yet feels a world away. Santa Paula’s physical isolation is reinforced by an intact historic main street supporting a unique, locally held tenant mix. When the pandemic hit the region, we had just adopted a new general plan (supported by years of community outreach) which triggered regulatory initiatives to preserve character while meeting new growth metrics, particularly around housing production.

A recovery plan has been underway (accelerated under COVID) with ambitious downtown visioning and new-urbanist specific area planning that is now yielding positive results in the form of new housing stock and a diversifying Main Street tenant mix. Six months into the pandemic, this momentum (boosted by recent State housing law and the updated General Plan) propelled the city into a new era of housing deregulation – development code amendments allowing housing by-right in all commercial zones, and pre-approved development typologies for compatible infill. In addition to resolving hundreds of non-conforming single-family structures, commercial

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Housing was unanimously deregulated by the City Council on September 16, 2020. Thus, the policy challenge shifted from land use permission to development standards, specifically to ensure compatibility with community character. The work plan presently underway to get there is predicated on the three primary directives: • Characterize the Condition. The Housing Crisis will worsen before it improves, for all income levels. The drive to meet the most basic of human needs – shelter and protection – is painfully evident, particularly in the face of clear and present effects of climate change: fires and pandemics. With broad recognition of that fact, it was an easy lift for City Staff and decisionmakers to reconcile the challenge – we have an ethical imperative to do everything in our power to liberate housing production for all scales and types to safely shelter our citizenry, prioritizing the most vulnerable. • Agree to Grow. Especially now during these troubling times, healthy growth is a vital imperative. Citing the afore mentioned challenge, our community agreed to grow – sustainably, compatibly, resiliently and beautifully. Such a healthy-growth mandate is now widely accepted as the antidote to a state-wide illness of housing unaffordability that pre-dated COVID. The twopronged approach is to open the market for compatible infill generally throughout the City, while specifically incentivizing covenant-based housing in our mixed-use corridors through

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development concessions aimed at reinforcing community character. • Understand Community Character: Assets, Context and Identity. The primary goal of development regulations is to enhance, reinforce and protect community character. Community Character is a composite of influences and can be categorically described in terms of assets (that which we value about our community), context (the condition of our surroundings) and identity (that which collectively distinguishes us). Measures to effectively regulate compatible growth can only do so by reinforcing community character through thoughtful examination of all character-building influences. It takes significant staff time and resource to discover and meaningfully articulate community character by engaging externally to (1) inventory community assets (natural, cultural, built, etc.), (2) understand and assess context (impact assessment for all circumstantial conditions) and (3) articulate identity (threedimensional depictions within an on-line mapping interface). Via this process, policy initiatives are underway to craft pre-approved development typologies that reinforce community character for all architectural ‘pattern areas’ throughout the City.

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zoning districts are the highest priority for permitting infill residential development by-right because (1) residentially zoned land is near buildout, (2) commercially zoned land is centralized (near goods, services and transit) and, (3) commercially zoned land is comprised of large parcels suitable for large-scale residential infill.

In all of the current uncertainty, there exists certainty that recovery is the new normal. COVID’s take-away for municipal life in our community underscores the importance of embracing that which we tested under duress over the last eight months – digital submittal and process transparency, the fluid state of policy and decision making, internal review and outreach efficiencies, on-line communication and decision-making platforms, and the importance of always staying true to character. Collective embrace of these approaches to management, will ensure that communities are well poised for success no matter the challenge.

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Housing Production Is A Top Priority For Los Angeles

Vince Bertoni

Director of Planning City of Los Angelesa

Housing production is a top priority for Los Angeles. Increasing the City’s supply of affordable housing alleviates pressure on working families and provides shelter for people experiencing homelessness. COVID-19 has only made these issues more urgent. When Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued the Safer at Home emergency order in March, City Planning adapted quickly to avoid interruptions to our services.

Today, referral forms for project applications that qualify under California’s Senate Bill 330 (“Housing Crisis Act of 2019”) and Tier Verification Forms for projects that take advantage of our popular Transit Oriented Communities Incentive Program can be submitted entirely online. In addition to safeguarding public health, these enhancements have simplified our operations and made them more user-friendly for our customers.

We started by introducing new enhancements that have made it possible to file project applications without having to wait for an appointment. Additionally, we shifted to holding virtual hearings— approximately 450 and counting, which have helped advance hundreds of planning applications since the start of the pandemic.

Because of steps we’ve taken to shorten case processing times, fewer cases are now subject to entitlements. In 2017, administrative cases accounted for about a quarter of the 6,000 applications we process on average each calendar year, while entitlements made up 38 percent of our caseload. Last year, by contrast, fully half or our cases were administrative approvals and only a quarter were entitlements.

Because our day-to-day operations are key to L.A.’s economic recovery, City Planning also implemented new measures after the outbreak of COVID-19 to set up in-person drop boxes outside of our Development Services Centers (DSCs), creating a safe, secure, and convenient way to submit hard copies of project applications. And for the first time in the Department’s history, it authorized telework for most employees. Perhaps more than any other juncture in recent history, this pandemic presented us with an opportunity—an added incentive—to shift to accepting online planning applications.

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And our efforts haven’t stopped with project planning. We’ve also made notable progress on the policy front, advancing the Downtown, Hollywood, and Boyle Heights Community Plans close to the finish line. When updates to all our Community Plans have been completed, Los Angeles will have a modern Zoning Code―one that will clarify and standardize the current review process for development projects. Everyone at City Planning is furthering the progress we’ve made on housing and putting Los Angeles on secure footing for the economic recovery ahead. Their work and commitment to the City speaks to our collective resolve to build a better tomorrow.

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BIASC Unveils Two Significant Enhancements to Its Online “Members In Transition” Resources Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIASC) has announced important enhancements to its Members In Transition Partnership Program. The two additions to the service include an online Job Seekers function and a Find an Industry Professional function. These new resources will complement the BIASC job posting service already being provided to members. The BIASC Members In Transition Partnership Program is designed to support industry professionals who are no longer employed by member companies. It also provides several ways for interested professionals to stay engaged with BIASC by providing continued access to networking events, education and committee participation. “Connecting the region’s building industry professionals is one of our highest priorities at BIASC,” said BIASC Executive Vice President, Craig Foster. “The knowledge, experience, expertise and innovation they share is one of the hallmarks driving the vibrant and dynamic SoCal real estate community. Members In Transition is just one way we take care those individuals through BIASC.” Through the new online Job Seekers function, members who were previously employed by a member company and are looking for a position can post a profile about themselves including a bio/resume, social media accounts, photos and videos. They can also choose from 14 categories to indicate their line of work for a prospective employer.

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Conversely, the Find an Industry Professional function is open to current and past BIASC members to enable prospective employers to find people in those same 14 professional categories. This resource is available to both current and past BIASC members. “We are excited to launch these new enhancements to our Members In Transition Program. We continuously strive to provide valuable resources that assist members in achieving their goals,” said Kaitlin Radcliff, BIASC Director of Membership. “And we are confident that these additions will provide greater access to meaningful opportunities within the building industry.” Other benefits of the BIASC Members In Transition Partnership Program include: • Attendance at one webinar, general membership meeting or workshop • All BIA chapter and SC email communications • Volunteer opportunity to participate on any BIA chapter committee for one year • Member rates for all BIA events • Complimentary one-year subscription to BIASC Magazine For information on the Building Industry Association of Southern California, visit www.biasc.org or contact Director of Membership Kaitlin Radcliff at kradcliff@biasc.org.

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Sunti Kumjim

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In a new era of placemaking, MBK Rental Living provides insights into their communities throughout Southern California. At the beginning of 2020, the state of marketing was moving forward as usual within the multifamily housing industry. Traditional print collateral was catching the attention of targeted demographics, in-person tours were thriving, leases were being signed, and move-in plans were being made. Then COVID-19 hit, and it changed just about everything. There is, however, a silver lining in how the multifamily housing industry can continue to reach prospects while navigating the nation’s new normal environment. It simply takes more creativity, a marketing and asset mindset adjustment, and an appreciation for a more digitallyfocused approach. Leaders like MBK Rental Living had been providing enhanced living spaces for their residents with innovative features and a strong focus on exterior amenities prior to the pandemic. Their focus moving into the new year is to continue innovating, designing, and developing exceptional communities that anticipate the needs and lifestyles of each resident for the way they live, work, and play. MBK Rental Living is a division of MBK Real Estate Ltd., the U.S. real estate development arm of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., and one of the world’s largest corporations with operations in 72 countries and over a century of experience. MBK Rental Living strives to provide real estate value and build lasting relationships with their residents, investors, and partners. This passion can be found in each of their new apartment communities throughout Southern California including, but not limited to, Artesa in Menifee, Azure in Santa Maria, Esperanza at Duarte Station near Los Angeles, and Evolve South Bay in Carson.

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Artesa

Artesa at Menifee Town Center has continued to shine throughout 2020 after opening in March. Occupancy began in April, and as of October they are 70% leased. Artesa is a 330-unit Spanish mission-style apartment community in Menifee that provides its residents with a resort-style pool and entertainment clubhouse with California room and fitness area as well as a secondary onsite location with a HIIT fitness clubhouse, extra-large spa, and outdoor dining for residents as they enjoy the cooler summer nights. “Exploring the resident and prospective-renter psychographics and behavior in addition to neighborhoods, markets, and area demographics of the resident base has helped to create the ultimate community for Artesa and build on our brand,” said Lisa Cabral, MBK marketing manager. “We know what renters are looking for in a new apartment community and the experienced team at MBK designs spaces to encompass sought after living experiences within our communities to match those desires.”

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ceiling fans, stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops as well as pre-wired spaces, closets with builtin shelves, and covered patios with storage rooms.

Located near Interstate 215 in one of the top 35 “Boomtowns in America,”1 Artesa in Menifee offers urbanstyle living in a walkable, small-town setting. The new 15-acre community includes 37 two- and three-story walkup apartment buildings with one-, two- and three-bedroom options ranging from approximately 820 square feet to 1,322 square feet. The curated community offers residents eight open-concept floor plans featuring luxury interior finishes including modern cabinetry, quartz countertops, full-size in-home washer and dryer, distinctive wood-style flooring, and private garages.

“With abundant shopping and restaurants within walking distance, the 101 freeway close and easy, and a brand new elementary school being built right across the street, this is absolutely the right location to build a highly amenitized lifestyle community that more than 300 families will enjoy calling home,” said Ed Davis, director of acquisitions at MBK Rental Living.

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Opened in the third quarter of 2020, Azure is MBK’s debut development in Santa Barbara County and has been a part of Santa Maria’s 5.1% rent growth year-over-year through 3rd quarter 2020.2 The 318-unit community features nextlevel amenities and signature design elements in a growing rental housing market. Azure has provided a community for residents to connect and enjoy amenity-rich outdoor spaces including two resort-size pools surrounded by covered cabanas and fire pits, two spas, an outdoor ping pong table, horseshoe pit, two playgrounds, a futsal court, bocce ball court, Santa Maria style BBQs throughout, a community garden, a dog park and pet spa and more. Located on 14.5 acres in Santa Maria, the luxury gardenstyle apartment community offers 318 studio and one-, twoand three-bedroom residences ranging from 406 square feet to 1,211 square feet. Residents will enjoy open floor plans with vaulted ceilings, wood-style flooring, wall-controlled

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Esperanza at Duarte Station Esperanza at Duarte Station will have 344-units and anticipated to open in 2023. The community will offer luxury apartment community living just steps away from the City of Hope Metro Gold Line Station. The City of Hope hospital, adjacent to Esperanza, is laying the groundwork for a onemillion-square-foot expansion.3 At Esperanza, the focus will be to create as many open and natural spaces throughout the community as possible. With citrus trees in the pocket parks, an entertainment alleyway with food trucks, and entertainment, outdoor amenities will be ample. The linear park that runs along the entire length of the project will include a dog park and additional lounge areas.

Esperanza is a joint venture with Haseko Corporation, and the new apartment community in Duarte will offer studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartment homes as well as co-living options only 11 miles from downtown Pasadena and 22 miles from downtown Los Angeles.

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“Esperanza at Duarte Station will offer a living experience that is unrivaled in the Eastern San Gabriel Valley with exceptional amenities and features including numerous lofted units,” said Rachel Lenz, MBK’s manager of acquisitions. “It offers both prime connectivity and a strong local job market focused on healthcare.”

modern cabinetry, quartz countertops, in-unit washer and dryer, stainless steel appliances, and distinctive woodstyle flooring. Residents will also enjoy open-concept living areas, ceiling fans in living rooms, energy-efficient LED lighting and covered patios. Gourmet kitchens with prep islands and private direct-access garages will also be available in select floor plans.

The new wrap-style development will appeal to a diverse range of renters, from students and families to professionals and empty nesters, with its substantial variety of floor plans and convenient metro access combined with a stylish eclectic mix of contemporary architecture and traditional detailing. “We are very pleased to be able to deliver upon the vision of the City of Duarte,” said Matthew Badran, project manager at MBK Rental Living. “The community development department has worked in lockstep with us to make sure the community is represented in our design.” “Evolve brings to life the idealistic South Bay living, with gorgeous amenities, spacious common areas and lush landscaping,” said Robia Hammoud, assistant project manager at MBK Rental Living. “No detail was spared in the beautiful design, from the exterior building finishes to the meticulously planned co-working space.”

Evolve South Bay

Opened in the third quarter of 2020, Evolve is a new 300unit luxury gated apartment community in Carson. Evolve’s focus is on the needs of renters working from home and the need for more outdoor amenities. The community offers a two-story resident recreation building that includes a 5,000-square-foot co-working space with private and shared offices, boardroom and collaboration areas, interior and exterior amenities consisting of a resort-style pool, outdoor yoga space, playground, dog park, running path, and outdoor fitness equipment. The need for work-fromhome private offices is on the rise, and based on Upwork’s latest study predicting that by 2027, over half of all Americans will be freelancing,4 Evolve is well placed and creatively designed to help its residents succeed in today’s new normal. Offering excellent access to I-405, I-110 and I-710, the lifestyle community includes three-story stacked flats and top-floor lofts. The 11.9-acre community offers 11 spacious floor plans ranging in size from approximately 695 square feet to 1,200 square feet. Luxury interior finishes include

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“To celebrate the culture and diversity of Carson, and in conjunction with the start of leasing, we unveiled a 130’ wide by 25’ tall mural along the I-405 at Evolve South Bay,” said Lisa Cabral, marketing manager at MBK Living. The original design is by Michael Che Romero, a local renowned Los Angeles-based artist and founder of Vivache Designs, which collaborated with MBK and the City of Carson. “The mural is the perfect vehicle to illustrate the creative spirit and energy of Evolve South Bay, extend it to the greater community to acknowledge its residents, and recognize the supportive partnership we enjoyed with the City of Carson,” said MBK Rental Living President Craig Jones. MBK Rental Living has been acquiring, entitling, developing, building, and operating residential communities throughout California for over 30 years. They are actively pursuing land in California for the ground-up development of 150-500-unit multifamily projects. Their strategy can be defined through their extensive market data analysis and conservative investment approach which is supported by their solid financial foundation. 1 https://smartasset.com/mortgage/top-boomtowns-in-america-2019 2 CoStar Database 3 https://urbanize.la/post/city-hope-plans-20-year-expansion 4 https://www.yardibreeze.com/blog/2020/08/perfect-coworking-spacemultifamily/

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The Future of BIA Installations & Large Events:

Lisa Parrish

Why Awards & Installations

BIASC Installation & Awards Advisor

Matter Now More Than Ever In a year filled with upheaval, change, and uncertainty; now more than ever we all need good news and normalcy, plus connectivity to our industry community. Each year the BIA chapters and regional office present the installation of officers, board and President while thanking the outgoing president, volunteers and Builder of the Year. This tradition has gone on for as long as I can remember. The event features the review of the accomplishments of the year, what the BIA has done to provide their members with the ability to build and to share the upcoming plans for the year to come. This is also where we learn of the challenge’s we as an industry face. What we should all understand as the headwinds of our industry in the local and state governments. Join us as we celebrate our leaders, learn the important issues and support the association. Support your chapter now with sponsorship and plan to join us in December for the introduction to our 2021 leaders.

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Baldy View Chapter Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter Orange County Chapter Riverside Chapter In that same spirit the SoCalAwards has transitioned to the SoCal Honors. Powered by Greater Sales & Marketing Council, presented by our partners at Loan Depot, the 2020 SoCal Honors is an event to recognize the Building Industry Association of Southern California’s members for their efforts and fortitude in 2020. It will be a celebration of the collective spirit of the Southern California Building Industry. It will look and be different than anything we have done before. It is time to celebrate the STARS that have navigated these dynamic and trying times. Help us celebrate those who have tackled this challenge head-on.

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We’ve crafted 3 levels of recognition: • Industry Stars - Nominate the individuals who have conquered 2020–those who have gone above and beyond. Intended to shine a light those who deserve our praise • Top Producer Sales Volume Awards - Awards are granted based on new home sales closings between September 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020 to onsite or online Sales Professionals • Team and Project Awards – Scaled back from the traditional categories – intended to recognize the people, places and spaces of 2020. Awards programs matter. We know that. They push everyone to work harder and do better. They shine a light on excellence and inspire others. Everyone is empowered by a gathering of great ideas. Awards mean visibility, credibility and marketability. Plus in 2020, they mean gratitude for a job well done. Check out the categories, learn more about the recognition and sponsor this incredible event; Learn more online at http://www.greatersmc.com/2020socal-honors/ Join us on November 19th as we celebrate our collective achievements, as well as Install the new BIASC President and Board. We will also be thanking Tom Grable who departs as president for the past 2 years and honor his contributions. Let’s all find a way back to good news and community. For more information about Lisa Parrish and TeamPMP, please visit www.TeamPMP.com

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BIS 2021 Feature:

An Associates Prospective of BIS Past to the Present My start in the industry was in 1982 working with a concrete sub-contractor for Ira Norris, at INCO Homes in Upland - although I didn’t become a member of BIA until 1990. My first association was with BIA Orange County Chapter’s Purchasing Agents, Suppliers, and Sub-Contractors (PASS) Committee. Our meetings often had up to 600 attendees. It was exciting to join other associates who provided sales and services to our builders. While I was thankful for my previous years of working with great contractors, this new experience definitely expanded my circle of knowledge in the industry, and in 2010 I was honored with an Associate Award of Excellence for my services from BIASC. My advice to all associates and services who hope to succeed in the building industry is to take part in committees, councils and any and all activities that are offered through BIASC! Today, I am proud to serve as the 2021 Building Industry Show Chair. I have attended numerous BIS shows throughout the years ranging from when the show was held in Los Angeles, to Anaheim, to Long Beach, and then more recently to Temecula – and the more recent shows held at destination location Pechanga Resort and Casino have been our most exciting and innovative shows yet.

Barb DeLay

2021 BIASC Building Industry Show Chair

in our road! While we had to postpone this year’s show, we invite you to save-the-date for the spring 2021 Building Industry Show 3.0. BIS has always been considered the “Southern California” show for all trades and builders, and we can’t wait to host our biggest event of the year – for the last time at Pechanga Casino and Resort. What can you expect for the 2021 Building Industry Show 3.0? Expect MORE of members’ most popular activities including the Builders Cup Championship Golf Tournament and a winery tour followed by our outdoor cocktail party on the event lawn. For over 17 years, BIS has created a unique regional destination for the construction industry to participate in networking opportunities, see innovative projects on the exhibit floor, catch up with old friends and make valuable business connections – and BIS 3.0 will continue to provide important connections, business opportunities and enjoyment – in a safe & fun setting. We hope to see you all at the 2021 Building Industry Spring Show. Please visit buildingindustryshow.com for more information and contact lbarber@biaoc.com for inquiries.

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BIA Baldy View Chapter Update:

Carlos Rodriguez

BIA Baldy View Chapter Executive Officer

COVID-19 Update

So Cal Housing Policy Conference

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in October to submit a resolution to Gov. Gavin Newsom focusing on three specific requests:

Chairman Hagman will deliver the Welcome Message at the BIA Southern California Housing Policy Conference on November 19, from 9 am to noon. Click here The keynote panel includes the State of Housing in 2020 and Beyond – Obstacles & Opportunities with the CEO’s from CBIA, California Association of Realtors and California Apartment Association. BIA Orange County, LA-Ventura, Riverside and Baldy View Chapters will also each host separate panels to highlight the housing market policy priories & trends in each County.

• Make the process counties must follow to reopen businesses more stable and predictable. • Attach the State’s testing metric to a fixed number rather than the ever-changing median testing number of all 58 counties. • Allow communities that have experienced historically low rates of infection (such as those in the county’s rural areas) to reopen. Chairman Curt Hagman and the Board of Supervisors continue to collaborate with BIASC to implement policies that keep the essential service of home construction as the forefront of their economic development strategy. Specifically, an adjustment to the effective date to continue building under the 2016 California Building Standards Code (Title 24) will be applied to permit applications for Model/ Production Plans assigned to a specific tract submitted to Building and Safety prior to January 1, 2020, and will be extended from July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. Similarly, the effective date related to permit applications for Stock/Standard Plans submitted to Building and Safety prior to January 1, 2020, will be extended from July 1, 2020 to October 1, 2020. The anticipated savings to build under the 2016 Title 24 code is approximately $2.24sf.

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BIASC Baldy View Chapter Installation The Baldy View Chapter is proud to announce Tim Roberts, Brookfield Residential will serve as our 2021 President! The BIA Board of Directors Installation “Building for the Future” is scheduled for December 3. For more information on sponsorships Click here A special thanks to President Jim Perry for his continued leadership as our Chapter President this year. We are also excited to honor the following members with our Industry Leadership Awards! • Developer of the Year – Terra Verde Group • Associate of the Year – Translutions • Energy Efficiency Award – National CORE

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President Sunti Kumjim, MBK Rental Living & Virtual Installation of the 2021Board of Directors

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BIA Orange County Chapter Update:

Steven LaMotte

BIA Orange County Chapter Executive Officer

Throughout 2020 and the devastating Covid pandemic, the BIAOC has remained vigilant on the varying issues that affect the industry. Even as stay at home orders lingered and City Halls remained closed to the public, the BIAOC continued to work on important policy issues as well as advocated for numerous member projects over the phone or by zoom. Thankfully, businesses are beginning to open up and a glimpse of what we may consider the new normal is materializing. I am honored to say that over the last couple months, the BIAOC has successfully saved the industry millions of dollars by rolling back burdensome regulations and stopping harmful policies that would limit housing construction in Orange County. Below is just a snap shot of the great accomplishments over the last quarter – and I look forward to continuing this great work through the remainder of the year. Anaheim Housing Committee In an effort to counter the persistent push for inclusionary zoning, the city of Anaheim created a housing committee to study proactive ways to build housing. The rough policy document was presented to the BIAOC along with a varying degree of housing organizations for input and comment. The document is a great step in the right direction, focusing on Advocating for CEQA reform, creating an ambassador program to work with developers processing through the city, looks at waiving and analyzing city fees to make sure development is not being hindered, and pledges to work with the BIA to create a development tool kit. The document was adopted by the City Council in September and can be viewed on our website.

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City of Orange Transportation Fee The City of Orange recently moved forward with updating their transportation fee. The fee has not been updated in over 12 years, and is applied to commercial, retail and residential development. Furthermore, the capital improvement project list that ultimately makes up the per door fee, was recently updated to include millions of dollars in new unvetted projects, including millions towards bike lanes. The increase was initially proposed to be 44% on single family development, with no plans to phase in the increase. BIAOC worked with staff and the Council to ask that the increase mirror CPI over the 12 years and phase in the increase over a certain time period. The council ultimately approved a 25% increase and plans to phase the increase in over 3 Years! City of Santa Ana The City of Santa Ana officially voted to reduce their Inclusionary Zoning fee from $15 to $5 per sq. ft. The initial proposal was $5 for future projects, and $10 for projects in the pipeline with 6 months to pull permits or pay the $15. Spearheaded by the BIAOC, along with a coalition of business and housing groups, we asked for all projects to receive the $5 fee and a year for pipeline projects to pull permits for the lower fee – all of our asks were accepted and approved by the city council. This is a major win for housing. According to staff, there were thousands of units that were approved but have yet to pull permits since the fee was increased in 2015. There is also a significant amount of housing units that will be built as the city updates their housing element. Check out our coalition on our website, biaoc.com.

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BIA Riverside County Chapter Update: Lou Monville

BIA Riverside County Chapter Interim Executive Officer

We are in the full throws of election season and your BIA Riverside County Chapter is working hard for the candidates and causes that will keep a pro-business, pro-home building agenda at the top of the priority list. With the all mail-in ballot election, campaigns this year for local candidates will be even more expensive and we encourage you to support the pro-business, pro-home building candidates in the communities where you are active.

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Finally, as many of you may have read, Riverside County Chief Executive Officer George Johnson is going to retire at the end of the year after a long and distinguished career at the County of Riverside. The Riverside County Chapter of the BIA has had the privilege of working with George from the time he led the County Transportation Department and the County Transportation Land Management Agency to his tenure as County CEO. George was a tireless friend and advocate of the homebuilding industry. Always a straight-shooter and problem-solver, we will miss George’s leadership at the County. We wish him and his family all the best in retirement. Your BIA Riverside County Chapter will continue to be focused on industry advocacy and making sure we keep Riverside County and its cities a great place to build much needed housing. If you see an emerging issue or need help in a community where you are active, please feel free to email me directly at: eo@riversidebia.org.

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SAVE THE DATE BIASC UPCOMING EVENTS upcoming events

BIA Baldy View & BIA Riverside Virtual Meet the Builder - November 9 -12 BIASC – CBIA Water Quality Issues Webinar Series - Part 1 - November 10 BIA-LA/V Trap & Skeet Shoot - November 16 BIAOC NextGen Morning Buzz with John Burns - November 18 Council on SAGE - Mall Metamorphosis - November 18 BIA Southern California Housing Policy Conference - November 19 Building the Future - BIASC 2021 Board Installation & Tribute to Outgoing BIASC President Tom Grable - November 19 GSMC 2020 Honors & Awards - November 19 SoCal Honors 2020 - November 19 Building the Future - BIA Chapter Virtual Installations - December 3 BIA Baldy View Chapter 2021 Installation Incoming Chapter President Tim Roberts, Brookfield Residential BIA Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter 2021 Installation 2nd Year Celebration of Chapter President Dave Little, Pardee Homes BIA Orange County Chapter 2021 Installation 2nd Year Celebration of Chapter President Sunti Kumjim, MBK Homes BIA Riverside County Chapter 2021 Installation Incoming Chapter President Greg Shaia, Richmond American Homes For Sponsorships and inquiries please email lbarber@biaoc.com

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NextGen Featured:

BIASC NextGen Committee: Why Young, Aspiring Professionals Should Get Involved I was encouraged to join NextGen many years ago when I worked at a company in which I was the youngest person by about 20+ years. I have always been so grateful I did, because I may not have stayed in the homebuilding industry if I hadn’t joined. Gretchen Fuog 2020 Chair Initially, NextGen events Sr Marketing Coordinator provided a way to become Kovach Marketing acquainted with many industry peers in my age group. It also provided me a bigger understanding of how the industry overall worked together, outside of just my role inside my company. NextGen continues to coordinate many educational opportunities for its members each year through Site Tours, Policy & Advocacy Workshops, Book Club and Morning Buzz, in which I always learn something new from. Involvement has given me the chance to meet and know many of our industry

leaders, which has opened doors for both job and mentorship opportunities. I would say Office Hours are definitely a favorite, whether it be Taco Tuesday, Bowling Night or meeting at a local brewery. I think most would agree, the relationships you make by being a part of NextGen are really what is the most invaluable reason to be involved. Thus, many acquaintances I met years ago I now call my friends.

Being involved in NextGen is important to me because it gives me the opportunity to network with my peers in the industry that are also in the same age group. This is advantageous for a young person like myself trying to grow in their career as Tim Huynh 2020 CoChair / 2021 Chair multiple conversation topics Land Acquistion Manager during NextGen events Meritage Homes subconsciously educates me further outside of my 9-5 job. The topics are all correlated with the building industry and my day job. For example, I work for a homebuilder and I can be

talking to an architect or civil engineer at a NextGen event and asking them specific technical questions that equip me with more knowledge to do well at my 9-5 job. These conversation topics come naturally at social events but NextGen also provides meaningful educational workshops that are specific to a learning topic. Contributing my time to this group not only benefits my professional development but it allows me to have a network of all my peers in the industry that we will grow in together. These peers are my age today but will one day grow to senior/executive roles at their respective companies and it is only advantageous for me to be able to pick up the phone and connect with them as we can always reminisce back to our NextGen days.

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As the 2020 Chair and 2019 CoChair, I’ve worked hard to provide an inclusive environment in which, no matter if it is someone’s first event or if they’ve been involved for a decade, members feel welcomed and leave feeling like it was a good use of their time. In summary, NextGen to me means community. By getting to know your peers, one will better appreciate how all the pieces of our homebuilding puzzle work together to create wonderful communities, and the relationships I’ve made through the years I know will prove to be invaluable as we all grow in our careers.

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The Greater Sales & Marketing Council is excited to welcome Rachel Otero into her new role as president. Rachel, Vice President of Sales at Fusion Sign and Design, has excelled in the homebuilding industry for 16 years and brings accomplished experience to the table. Her strength in client relationships and passion to help others are qualities that have helped her excel in her career and will no doubt be a great asset to GSMC leadership as the new year and term approach. As a GSMC member for 15 years, Rachel brings key insights of member benefits into her new role, especially after being mentored by two BJ Stewart award recipients, an award given by GSMC to recognize outstanding women in the homebuilding industry. “Shirley Brown got me involved in so many committees and into the best parties,” said Otero. “Joanne Williams continues to be the best mentor I could ever ask for. All three of my career transitions came through people I met at GSMC who gave me opportunities. I’ll be forever thankful to my GSMC extended family.”

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As the incoming president, Rachel will be responsible for overseeing the planning of educational events, award recognition for council members, philanthropic efforts, and development of new member benefits. She will join a long line of seasoned industry veterans who have helped GSMC thrive in its 57 years as a council. Dottie Sweeney, immediate past President of GSMC and Vice President of West Region Account Management for Toll Brothers, is excited to welcome Rachel into her new role. “It has been a great two years of excitement and growth with GSMC, and I’m happy to pass on the reins to an excellent leader and dear friend. I know she’ll do an incredible job as the next GSMC president.” Otero’s main objective for the 2021-2022 term is to use the power of the collective to help support members and the BIA bounce back from a challenging year. “I want to make 2021 the year of collaboration and gratitude, and I’m excited to get to work to help our industry continue to thrive. My top goals are to promote the BIA in all their legislative efforts and do a big push with our charity committee to give back to our community.”

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Council on SAGE Year End Update:

Katja Martinez

What You Missed On September 30th, the council on SAGE hosted a webinar with the focus on the operational side of Senior Living Housing. The Pandemic has had a deep impact on the Active Adult market; however, Builders and Developers have been putting the appropriate precautions in place. Additional, home sales have been strong in August and September which is an indicator that the 55+ buyer is back! Moderator Mitch Brown (Senior Managing Director, Active Adult at Greystar), who has been active in the Senior Living arena for over 20 years, provided an overview over Greystar’s portfolio and pointed out that the Active Adult market is choice-based. He explained that this sector is constantly changing, which makes it challenging from a managing standpoint. Robert May (Founding Partner at Avenida Partners) talked about the operational window (average of 10 years) and how you have to “wow” and appeal to this discretionary buyer. He also pointed out that marketing for this demographic need to start 9-12 months prior to leasing.

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Danielle Morgan (President and C.O.O. of Clearwater) has served over 10,000 seniors residing in Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing Facility. As a third-party operator, Danielle spoke about advantages of being in a niche market and what you need to do to create value for the residents. Upcoming Events:

You spoke & we listened!

Due to the unified message we heard from our members, we will be holding off to showcase outstanding achievements in the Senior Living Housing market this year. We look forward to celebrating your successes with you at our SAGE Awards in 2021! Don’t miss our last Webinar of the year on November 19th: “The Fall of the Mall” - Is there a Silver Lining? Find out more from Industry Leader Adrian Foley what Retail-to-Residential conversions look like and how it can benefit the Senior Housing Market!

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Moderator Mitch Brown and Panelists:

Adrian Foley with Brookfield Properties (President & COO):

SAGE Board Picture 2020 (from left to right): Jen Awad, Cynthia Cook, Dave Pintar, Gina Nixon, Valerie Hardman, Ike Balmaseda, Merissa Feliciano, Joe Hammond, Melissa Auten, Rian Garber, Felicia D, Kristie Vikse, Katja Martinez

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Membership Team:

Your Third Quarter

Membership Update Many things have changed over the course of the pandemic; however, one thing has remained, and that is BIASC’s dedication to our members. Despite the many challenges faced throughout the last seven months, we have achieved many extraordinary victories. With the help of our new digital advocacy platform, BIASC members generated over 20,000 emails to state and local officials advocating on behalf of the homebuilding industry. With these efforts, we were able to stop numerous cities from shutting down services that are critical to our industry, such as reviewing plans, issuing permits, and conducting inspections. Through persistent advocacy, we were also able to prevent the implementation of a regional transportation and housing plan that would have had many negative implications on our members. These important victories simply would not have been possible without the support of each of you, who have demonstrated a passion and willingness to respond to our calls to action in times of need. Our dedication to our members does not end with advocacy. We also remain committed to providing meaningful networking opportunities, while keeping the health and safety of members and staff our priority. Across BIASC’s four regional chapters, we have successfully hosted three golf tournaments, two in-person networking happy hours, and numerous webinars ranging from valuable education seminars, to entertaining shows and virtual tours. As we conclude 2020, we look forward to hosting our 7th Annual BIA-LAV Trap & Skeet Shoot event, as well as our highly anticipated Virtual Installation Galas. A major success on the event front was achieved through our very first Virtual Meet the Builder. The Virtual Meet the Builder event provided associate members with exclusive face to face time with top builders, all from the comfort of their own home or office! Due to the success of this event, we now

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Kaitlin Radcliff BIASC Director of Membership

plan on hosting a Virtual Meet the Builder on a quarterly basis. In addition to more frequent Virtual Meet the Builder events, BIASC will be introducing a “Bid to Builder” program. With this program, associate members can apply online for upcoming projects, underwriting opportunities, and bidding pool placement. Our bottom line: our members are our priority, and our passion is to help members achieve their business goals. Our services are now more crucial than ever to the success of our members and our industry, and that is something we do not take lightly. We will continue to protect and grow our industry throughout Southern California, and your support is not only greatly appreciated, but imperative to our overall success. As we have seen many times this year alone, great things can be achieved when we work together. In order to amplify our voice, we need as many industry leaders at the table with us as possible. As an industry leader yourself, we know you have close relationships with many others that would benefit from being a member. Help us make a bigger impact by recommending a potential new member. As a bonus, for every member you refer, you pick two rewards! Reward options include sponsorship at an upcoming event or webinar, advertising in BIASC’s Digital Magazine, 5% off your net to BIA dues, a newsletter feature, or a one-year subscription to the California Investor Report. In addition to your benefits, your new member will also receive 10% off the net to BIA dues! BIASC takes great pride in being the voice of Southern California’s building industry. As we continue to navigate this new normal, it is important to remember that we are in this together. The stronger we are as an association, the stronger our voice is on a regional, state, and national level.

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Sales Awards

Winners

S A L E S

AWA R D

ROOKIE SALES

INSIDE SALES TEAM

SALES PROFESSIONAL

Robert Adams Brandwine Homes

Laurenne Mills & Lisa Daley Landsea Homes

Selling Product Priced Under $500k

Johnna Wright Ultimate New Home Sales & Marketing for Signature Homes

SALES PROFESSIONAL

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Selling Attached Product Priced $500-999k

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Selling Product Priced $1Millon+

Selling Product Priced under $500k

Tim Macaulay The New Home Company

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Albert Ponce Ultimate New Home Sales & Marketing for Invision Community Builders

Julie Edwards Strategic Sales & Marketing for Family Development

Scott Roulier & Justin Tay Pardee Homes

SALES TEAM

SALES TEAM

SALES TEAM

SALES TEAM

Selling Attached Product Priced $500-999k

Selling Detached Product Priced $500-999k

Selling Attached Product Priced $1Million+

Selling Detached Product Priced $1Million+

Rebecca Travell-Szemes, Shelly Kim & Colby Marcea Strategic Sales & Marketing for Intracorp Homes

Lorry Ann Julsing, Parker Duarte, Yvette Stefani & Donna Shelton Landsea Homes

Elizabeth Rhee, Karen Lake & Scott Huang Toll Brothers

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Mahtty Kowalik, Juan Hernandez & Mike Lucewicz Toll Brothers

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& Top Producers

3RD QUARTER: JULY 1ST - SEPT 30TH

SHINING STAR AWARD Award open to anyone who has helped sales shine this quarter & achieve success

Team @ Primrose in Ontario: Darla Cleveland & Marie Avena, Sales Team & Lance De Steuben, Superintendent. Shining Fact: This team hits above 98% on AVID customer service ratings! Richmond American Homes

Top PRODUCER HONORS

SAVE THE DATE!

Total Dollar Volume of Q3 Closed Homes (non-judged) Brandywine Homes

• Kelly Moore: $8,649,448

• John Gilbert & Myle Phan: $4,249,980

• Farrah Larson: $6,313,117

• Robert Adams & John Gilbert: $10,909,721

• Eric Ree: $1,228,937

4th Quarter Submissions are due Jan 10, 2021!

• Susan Fiolka & Gilma Drummy: $13,179,375

Crestwood Communities

• Malia Cheshire: $2,450,000

• Daniel Frias: $6,013,291

• Tim Macaulay: $5,590,000

Landsea Homes • John Spencer & Wendy Wagner: $7,117,149

Toll Brothers

• Lorry Anne Julsing, Parker Duarte, Yvette Stefani & Donna Shelton: $19,568,635

• Michele Taylor & Eric Norton: $8,008,734

• Lysa King & Debbie Compton: $22,616,451

• Kallie Ghannam & Rachel Erwin: $9,910,072

• Joe Hernandez & Jane Rieder: $3,546,289

• Brittney Threestar & Mariana Delsindico: $9,390,158

• Adriana Jurczyk & Jennifer Green: $6,990,908

• Mahtty Kowalik, Juan Hernandez & Mike Lucewicz: $25,128,635

• Barbara Hughes & Michele Eisen: $13,473,192

• Melody Simec, Jeanne Stott, & Joyce Lee: $26,243,487

• Calise Chang & Jennifer Huff: $29,166,844

The New Home Company

• Dee Smith & Andrea Fernandez-Stoll: $28,976,201

• Leticia Romero: $1,802,281

• Elizabeth Rhee, Scott Huang & Karen Lake: $19,780,628

• Twanda Beeks: $2,359,800 • Malia Chesire & CeCe Guyatt: $13,306,977

Ultimate New Home Sales & Marketing

• Michael Wang: $4,436,429

• Johnna Wright: $6,073,630

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Dear Members, As builder members of the BIA of Southern California (BIASC), we understand the challenges facing our industry, and we are thankful for your hard work as valued trade partners and associates. While many things may currently seem uncertain, there is one thing we can say with absolute certainty: our industry is resilient, and your continued membership with BIASC is important to us. Although the impact of COVID-19 has presented new and unprecedented challenges for our industry, we are very pleased with BIASC’s direction and focus as it relates to protecting our industry, supporting more housing projects, and its relentless efforts to provide business networking opportunities. Some of BIASC’s achievements on behalf of its members since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic include: • Generating over 20,000 emails to state and local officials advocating on behalf of the homebuilding industry • Stopping numerous cities from shutting down services critical to our industry such as reviewing construction plans, issuing permits, and conducting inspections • Preventing the implementation of a regional housing and transportation plan that would have had numerous negative impacts on our members • Aggressively advocating on behalf of our membership through extensive media outreach and digital advertising As builder participation and support for BIASC continues to remain strong, we would appreciate your continued support through your membership. We are aware that our visibility and access can be challenging. To counter this, BIASC will be initiating new online programs, including the first “Meet the Builder” virtual meeting, where you can meet with your builder of choice to discuss your products and services and upcoming projects.

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As BIASC continues to protect and grow our industry for the Southern California region, your membership and continued support are greatly valued and appreciated. We look forward to your renewed commitment and our proud partnership with you moving forward.

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Sincerely,

Thomas G. Grable President, BIASC Division President, TRIPointe Homes

Mike Balsamo SVP, Government Relations Rancho Mission Viejo

Steven Schuyler Vice President, Government Relations Irvine Company

Scott Ouellette SCP Land & CFO Williams Homes

Greg Shaia Division President-Riverside Richmond American Homes

Chris Chambers Division President Woodside Homes

Chris Edgar Michael Battaglia Vice President, Operations Van Daele Homes

Chris Edgar Division President Pulte Homes

Matthew A. Jordan Co-Managing Member Diversified Pacific Development Group LLC

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Leonard Miller President and CEO The New Home Company

Michael C. Taylor Division President Pardee Homes

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