Legislative News

CBPA's California Legislative Update 07/03/2020


Filed under: Legislative News: California

  • PROP. 15 WILL KILL PROP. 13
  • WEAR A MASK – KEEP YOUR PROPERTIES OPEN
  • ALL THE PROPOSITIONS IN NOVEMBER
  • CBPA 2020 CALENDAR
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CBPA's California Legislative Update 6/26/2020


Filed under: Legislative News: California

  • HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY
  • MIDPOINT OF A WACKY LEGISLATIVE SESSION
  • BUDGET DEAL STILL BEING WORKED ON
  • COMMERCIAL RENT DEFERRAL / LEASE BREAK BILL STALLED IN COMMITTEE
  • STATEMENT ON SB 939 BEING HELD ON SUSPENSE
  • THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT SUPPORTED THE EFFORT
  • LONG WAY TO GO – MUST CONTINUE TO PAY ATTENTION
  • NEW JOB KILLER – TWELVE WEEKS OF LEAVE PLUS LAWSUITS!
  • CBPA 2020 CALENDAR
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CBPA's California Legislative Update 6/19/2020


Filed under: Legislative News: California

  • COMMERCIAL RENT DEFERRAL / LEASE BREAK BILL STALLED IN COMMITTEE
  • STATEMENT ON SB 939 BEING HELD ON SUSPENSE
  • THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT SUPPORTED THE EFFORT
  • LONG WAY TO GO – MUST CONTINUE TO PAY ATTENTION
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NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area helps defeat SB 939


Filed under: Legislative News: California

We are pleased to report that SB 939 (Senator Wiener) did NOT pass the Senate Appropriations Committee today, which means the bill will no longer move forward. NAIOP took a strong and active position in opposition to this bill, which would have been highly detrimental to commercial landlords and set a dangerous precedent for the status of existing lease agreements in the state. 

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CBPA's California Legislative Update 6/12/2020


Filed under: Legislative News: California

  • SB 939 – ABROGATES COMMERCIAL LEASES; ALLOWS ONE PARTY TO UNILATERALLY BREAK A LEASE
  • CCRES 2020 SUMMARY
  • SB 939 – MORE INFORMATION
  • OP/ED SB 939 WOULD HARM BUSINESS, CRIPPLE REAL ESTATE AND CAUSE JOBS LOSS
  • CBPA JUNE BOARD MEETING
  • MORE BUSINESS CLOSURES? MORE LOST JOBS? NO THANK YOU! STOP SB 939
  • CBPA 2020 CALENDAR
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CBPA's California Legislative Update 6/10/2020


Filed under: Legislative News: California

NO ON SB 939 WEBSITE AND DIGITAL AD NOW LIVE – YOU CAN HELP!

The bill that would nullify leases and require you to go without rent for many months, took another step today in the Legislature. We need your help to stop it!

Click here to visit the Stop SB 939 (Wiener) website and learn more.

Please forward this website link to your member companies and/or your employees. Encourage them to:

  • Click on the link and send the pre-populated letter to their local Senator Take Action
  • If they have a Twitter account, click on the link to send a pre-populated tweet. Tweets are particularly helpful because they are in the public domain and the legislator knows that the public can see them as well. 

A large coalition of groups is supporting our industry to stop this measure. Please help by getting information out far and wide.

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Press Release: NAIOP SF Bay Area and Silicon Valley Chapters Oppose California Senate Bill 939


Filed under: Legislative News: California

NAIOP, a premier commercial real estate development and owners association, announced its opposition to California Senate Bill 939.  SB 939 is pending before the state legislature and threatens to replace a loss in business revenue problem with a statewide commercial mortgage crisis.  If passed, SB 939 would, on a statewide basis, give commercial tenants a unilateral termination right, with no future obligations, including by their third-party guarantors, upending previously reliable contractual obligations. In doing this, it sets a dangerous precedent, undermining the validity of existing, mutually negotiated lease agreements in the state.

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CBPA's California Legislative Update 5/29/2020


Filed under: Legislative News: California

  • COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE UNDER UNPRECEDENTED ATTACK
  • SECOND SPLIT ROLL PROPERTY TAX MEASURE QUALIFIES FOR BALLOT
  • ACTION ALERT! SB 939 WOULD NEGATE LEASES ACROSS THE STATE!
  • SB 939 WOULD CAUSE A COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE DEFAULT CRISIS
  • SHOPPING CENTER INDUSTRY DEVASTATED BY COVID-19
  • JUDICIAL COUNCIL REVISES/IMPROVES RULE 9 IMPACTING CEQA
  • CALIFORNIA COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE SUMMIT
  • CBPA 2020 CALENDAR
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SB 939 is Moving Forward - Take Action Now!


Filed under: Legislative News: San Francisco Bay Area,Legislative News: California

Just a few days ago, SB 939 passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on a minimum number of votes.
We remain opposed to the bill as the amendments taken so far do not sufficiently address our concerns. We anticipate a battle once the Legislature continues its discussions and ultimately moves toward a vote before June 26th.

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Take Action to Oppose SB 939


Filed under: Legislative News: California

NAIOP members should be aware of recently proposed California legislation, SB 939 introduced by Senator Scott Wiener (SF), and its potential for having a significant impact on existing commercial leases.  If passed, SB 939 would place small property owners into foreclosure by forcing them to float rent for all tenants and gives restaurants the right to walk away from a lease without squaring up for owed rent or paying for property improvements

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CBPA's California Legislative Update 5/14/2020


Filed under: Legislative News: California

TAKE ACTION NOW!!!

Proposed legislation negates all current commercial leases to the benefit of one business over another.

SB 939 (Wiener) – Would Have A Significant Impact on Commercial Leases – Set terrible precedent!

* LEGISLATION WOULD USE CURRENT COVID-19 EMERGENCY TO UPEND ALL YOUR LEASES

* REQUIRES ALL LESSORS IN CALIFORNIA TO DEFER LESSEE RENT OBLIGATIONS FOR MORE THAN A YEAR

* ALLOWS A CERTAIN BUSINESS TYPE TO NEGATE LEASE AND WALK WITH NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR TENANT IMPROVEMENT

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Local Legislative Updates Related to COVID-19


Filed under: Legislative News: United States,Legislative News: San Francisco Bay Area

Provided by NAIOP SFBA Local Lobbyist: New Deal Advisers

There are a few current relief measures for both property owners and renters in the Bay Area. These pair with state and federal measures to reduce evictions and foreclosures on residential and commercial property. Here below is a current list of initiatives at the local, state and federal levels to alleviate economic strain for property owners and renters.

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