Education & Training

Education & Training

C.W. Driver Begins Construction of $110 Million Life Sciences Building at Loyola Marymount University

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 9, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- C.W. Driver, a premiere builder serving the Western U.S. since 1919, has broken ground for the new 103,500-square-foot Life Sciences building at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles. The $110 million (total project cost), three-story building will serve as a teaching, research and laboratory facility for the Seaver College of Science and Engineering’s biology, chemistry and natural science departments. Designed to LEED® Silver specifications by Los Angeles-based CO Architects, construction on the building will begin May 13, 2013, and will be completed in two years.

New Student Recreation Center Expansion Now Under Construction At University Of California, Riverside Campus

C.W. Driver serves as general contractor for the $35 million project WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- C.W. Driver, a premiere builder...

CAL FIRE Increases Staffing in Southern California as Fire Danger Rises

Sacramento - April 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Following an extremely dry winter, CAL FIRE has increased its staffing in Southern California for fire season. Starting Monday, April 15, CAL FIRE began transitioning into fire season in San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Over the past month, CAL FIRE has been hiring and training seasonal firefighters to augment its full-time firefighters and will now staff most of the department’s seasonal fire stations around the clock along with several water dropping helicopters. Unless weather conditions drastically change, CAL FIRE will begin staffing its airtankers in Southern California on April 22

Construction begins on $55 million HGA-designed studen success center at East Los Angeles College

MONTEREY PARK, CA - February 28, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Construction has begun on the HGA Architects and Engineers-designed Student Success and Retention Center at East Los Angeles College. Part of the campus’ ongoing initiative to build state-of-the-art, sustainable structures, the $55 million, 136,000-square-foot complex will consolidate various once-dispersed departments to create learning environments for the diverse student body. HGA’s project scope includes planning, design, interior design and sustainability, and is slated for completion in late 2014.

Michael P. Arias Joins Partner as Senior Project Manager

Torrance, CA - February 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Partner Engineering and Science Inc. (Partner), a national environmental and engineering consulting firm headquartered in Torrance, Calif, and one of the country’s fastest-growing companies, has hired Michael P. Arias as senior project manager in the Torrance office. Arias will bolster Partner’s senior technical staff primarily servicing institutional and equity clients in Southern California.

Matt G. Schroeder Joins Pircher, Nichols & Meeks

Torrance, CA - January 22, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Matt G. Schroeder has joined the national real estate law firm Pircher, Nichols & Meeks as an associate in the Los Angeles office. He is an addition to the firm’s real estate group.

Partner Names Cody Taylor Principal

Torrace, CA - January 18, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Engineering and Science Inc. (Partner), a national environmental and engineering consulting firm and one of the country’s fastest-growing companies, has hired industry veteran Cody Taylor as principal and national client manager. Taylor will be based in one of the firm’s new offices located in Fresno, Calif

Auction.com Names Former SuccessFactors’ Executive Bruce Felt as Chief Financial Officer

Torrance, CA - January 08, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Auction.com (http://www.auction.com/), the world’s largest online real estate marketplace, today announced that Bruce Felt has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer. Most recently, he served as chief financial officer of SuccessFactors, a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management solutions that was acquired by SAP. Felt oversees the company's financial operations and is based in the company’s Silicon Valley office.

C.A.R. offers 12 free online continuing education credits as new member benefit

LOS ANGELES, CA - December 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- In response to member feedback, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today announced that all members of the Association will receive 12 free hours of online continuing education (CE) courses, included as part of membership dues, beginning January 1, 2013.

Coldwell Banker in Temecula Valley Shines During Toys for Tots Drive

Torrance, CA - December 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Temecula and Murrieta offices of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage wrapped up its Toys for Tots campaign on at its annual Toys for Tots event held on Dec. 13 at the Temeku Theater in Temecula, Calif. Between the event and the collection boxes that were distributed throughout the community, the Temecula and Murrieta offices were able to collect over 1,700 toys.

Daniel W. Finley Joins Pircher, Nichols & Meeks

Torrance, CA - December 17, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Daniel W. Finley has joined the national real estate law firm Pircher, Nichols & Meeks. An associate in the Los Angeles office, he is an addition to the firm’s real estate practice.

California Board of Accountancy Elects Michael Savoy as Vice President

Torrance, CA - December 4, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Michael Savoy, CPA, managing director of Santa Monica-based Gumbiner Savett Inc., has been elected vice president of the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) for 2013. Appointed to the CBA less than two years ago by then Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Savoy previously served as secretary/treasurer.

Christopher L. Muno Joins Pircher, Nichols & Meeks

Torrance, CA - December 4, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Christopher L. Muno has joined the national real estate law firm Pircher, Nichols & Meeks as an associate in its Los Angeles office. He is an addition to the firm’s real estate practice group.

San Francisco City Hall & Seven Other Historic Civic Center Buildings File For LEED...

San Francisco, CA - November 15, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mayor Edwin M. Lee today at the U.S. Green Building Council Greenbuild International Conference and Expo being held at the Moscone Convention Center announced that the City and County of San Francisco has filed for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for eight buildings in San Francisco’s Historic Civic Center District. The LEED application for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance category includes over 2.2 million square feet of civic real estate for San Francisco City Hall, Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco Main Library, Asian Art Museum, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Department of Public Health Headquarters, War Memorial Opera House and War Memorial Veterans Building

USC Announces Naming Gift for Master of Real Estate Development Program

Torrance, CA - November 6, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The University of Southern California is pleased to announce a $10 million gift from David Dollinger to endow the USC Price School of Public Policy’s Master of Real Estate Development degree. The program will be renamed the Dollinger Master of Real Estate Development Program, permanently linking one of the nation’s most well-respected graduate degrees in real estate with one of the program’s most distinguished alumni.

Coldwell Banker’s Laleh Hedayat: A One-Stop Shop for Residential Real Estate

Torrance, CA - October 31, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- When buying or selling a home, it has always been vital to have an agent who understands the local market and the complexities behind each transaction. However, as the multifaceted real estate business continues to evolve, it is increasingly important to find an agent that can wear many hats and provide a stylized, hands-on approach to each home.

Lee & Associates West Los Angeles Adds Prominent Broker and Golf Course Expert

Torrance, CA - October 22, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Robert A. Clifford, who brings over 28 years of real estate broker experience, has joined the West Los Angeles office of Lee & Associates, one of the nation's leading commercial real estate providers. Joining Clifford is Steve Timm, whose extensive experience in the golf industry adds a nationwide golf course sale specialty to the office.

Barbara Rosenbaum Selected as a “Top-Idea Maven” by the Woman’s Advantage

Torrance, CA - October 17, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Barbara Rosenbaum, senior tax partner of Gumbiner Savett, Inc., a full-service accounting firm based in Santa Monica, was selected from over 5,000 submissions to be featured in The 2013 Woman’s Advantage Shared Wisdom Calendar. The calendar provides advice for women business owners from influential women leaders across the US and around the world.

Auction.com to Host Online Charity Auction of Luxury Playhouses

Torrance, CA - October 2, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Auction.com, the nation’s leading online real estate marketplace, is lending its innovative online platform to Project Playhouse, a charity auction benefitting HomeAid Orange County’s efforts to build doorways for Orange County’s homeless.

Raphael Bostic Named Director of the USC Bedrosian Center

Torrance, CA - October 2, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The USC Price School of Public Policy has tapped Raphael Bostic as the new director of the Judith and John Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise

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Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on President Trump’s FY 2018 Budget

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Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA), Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO), Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN), and Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) made the following statements today after they unveiled a House Resolution outlining 10 principles that should be included in any infrastructure plan considered by Congress.