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Julia Marin’s Association Management Boosts CRE Interests Firm Represents Top Central Valley & Norcal Real Estate Groups Julia Marin is fast becoming one of the most influential association executives in California, now that her firm manages several of the most important groups representing commercial real estate in the Central Valley and Northern California. And if running J. Elm Business Solutions isn’t enough, she is also raising four children in the Sacramento area and working to improve the conditions of homeless women. Her firm manages and promotes the Institute for Real Estate Management chapters in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area, the Building Owners and Managers Association of Sacramento, the International Facility Management Association of Sacramento, the Commercial Real Estate Women’s Association of Sacramento and does meeting planning for other groups in the multifamily housing field as well. Do her firm’s many responsibilities cause conflicts of interest within the CRE field...or complement and strengthen each? She says, “I started my business, J. Elm Business Solutions, with over 15 years of experience in the multifamily association management industry so it was natural for me to build on that experience by managing an IREM chapter as my first client as their members manage both residential and commercial properties. From there the business grew within that niche as additional real estate-based associations became clients including BOMA, CREW & IFMA chapters. This emphasis on real estate-based associations has allowed my team to better serve our clients as we are focused on the unique challenges of this industry and how to best serve the individual members of each association. We are committed to growing and enhancing each association as they each represent a different, yet complimentary, part of the overall goal of supporting the real estate industry. Helping to protect and promote the interests of the real estate industry through management of these associations is our passion, as this industry provides homes and workplaces—two of the most essential components of people's lives.”

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California Apartment Association Helps Defeat Costly Legislation The CAA was successful in stopping a bill that would have established a statewide rental registry with an initial price tag north of $20 million and negative privacy implications for both landlords and tenants. AB 724 by Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks, D-Oakland, died when it failed to pass out of the Appropriations Committee by this spring. As amended, the proposal sought to create a rental housing registry for all California properties with more than 16 units. Each year, owners of units in these properties would have been forced to report a variety of data to the Department of Housing and Community Development, such as the size of each unit, the number of bathrooms, move-in date, and number of evictions. The information would be published on a public online rental registry portal. More Association News on page 44.

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California Buildings News Q2 2019  

News about buildings in California, architecture, construction, facilities management, commercial real estate and sustainability

California Buildings News Q2 2019  

News about buildings in California, architecture, construction, facilities management, commercial real estate and sustainability