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Employee Spotlight: Dominique Clark, Senior Associate

CA State Budget Summaries and Trailer Bills Still to Come

Reporting Season is Approaching

Navigating Inspections During COVID-19 Challenges

How COVID-19 Might Reshape the Suburbs

RSG Attends Housing California 2021

Small Scale Sustainable Infill Housing Developments Earn Expedited ...

CA Governor Signs Two Bills Clarifying EIFD Law

Refinancing the City of Murrieta’s Monte Vista I

Financial Feasibility Study for the City of Chula Vista

Orange County Emergency Rental Assistance

Ridgecrest Successor Agency Bond Disclosure Reports

Exploring Collective Ownership

The Post-Pandemic Housing Market

Challenging Housing Development Policies, One Reform at a Time

Housing Scarcity, Economic Recession, and Climate Disaster: Califor...

New Hire Spotlight: RSG Adds Two New Members!

Pacoima Culinary Arts and Kitchen Incubator

Roadmap Home 2030: Tackling Homelessness and Housing Insecurity

RSG Assists LACDA and Compton USD in Selecting Master Developer for...

RSG Celebrates National Fair Housing Month

Norco Housing Resources Evaluation Spurs the Creation of a Housing ...

American Rescue Plan Act – Big News for State and Local Governments

La Mirada and Whitter Municipal Services Review Unanimously Approve...

RSG Supports SB 780

Updates to RSG’s Business Resource Guide

Surplus Lands Act Compliance – New Amendments Effective in 2020 and...

RSG Principal Tara Matthews Recognized as Affordable Housing Trailb...

AB 15 and AB 16 Could Expand COVID-19 Eviction Protection

The 2020 Share Our Selves Adopt A Family Program

New Hire Spotlight: RSG Adds Two New Directors to the Firm!

Recapping CALAFCO’s Panel Discussion on Proactively Navigating Econ...

Sentiments of an RSG Consultant: Assisting with the City of Westmi...

2020 Housing Legislative Summary Highlights

Leveraging Housing Successor Resources for Affordable Housing

Can Jurisdictions Help Subsidize Accessory Dwelling Unit Production...

SDHF 2020 Annual Conference: An RSG Retrospect

Development Opportunities in Old Town Pinole

Development Opportunity at “Sylvan Corners” in Citrus Heights

West Hollywood Pride Fiscal Impact Analysis (“FIA”)

RSG Presenting on Community Economic Development on Tuesday, Octobe...

ROPS & Successor Agency Administrative Budgets – What You Need ...

RSG to Lead the MSR and SOI Update for All Cities in Riverside County

Test Your Housing Law Knowledge at This Year’s San Diego Housing Fe...

RSG Evaluates Proposed Homekey Project In San Diego County Aimed at...

Housing CA Virtual Un-Conference: An RSG Retrospect

California’s Eviction Moratoriums, Housing Is Key Campaign, and CDC...

CARES Act Rental Relief and Looking Forward

RSG Assists City of Westminster in Developing and Implementing Smal...

Suzy Kim and Jim Simon of RSG Lead Business Retention Course for CA...

RSG helps clear the way for City of Vernon to save $30 Million over...

Considering A COVID-19 Rental Relief Program For Your City? Read Th...

RSG Stands With You Against Injustice

The May Revision to the California 2020-21 Budget

Funding Finder for Small Businesses

Attention Small Businesses: A Database of Funding Resources Exists...

Nonmonetary Resources Await You At Your Local SBDC!

Considering an EIDL? Then You May Want to Also Consider an Express...

Helping Small Businesses Steer Clear of Predatory Lending Practices!

Small Business Grant Opportunity: The Verizon Small Business Recove...

Additional Loan Option for Small Businesses in Los Angeles and Vent...

The Opportunity Fund – Providing Opportunities to Underserved...

Small Business Debt Relief Program Available for Certain Small Busi...

Get to know your “SCORE” in the time of COVID-19

Paycheck Protection Program – What You Should Know!

Additional Small Business Loan Funding Has Been Approved!

HCD’s Prohousing Designation Program – What You Need to...

Small Businesses and COVID-19: Navigating the Uncertainty

COVID-19: A Reminder on the Need for Affordable Housing

From the Grocers to the Postal Workers to the Nurses and Doctors an...

Update addressing COVID-19

The Latest Round of Proposed Bills Looking to Address California’s ...

The Countdown to LEAP Starts Now…Don’t Miss Out on this...

Come See RSG in Action at the 40th Annual CALED Conference!

Partisan Preference in Community Development

Take a “LEAP” Towards Securing More Funding for Your Jurisdiction’s...

Governor Newsom’s Proposed 2020-21 State Budget

SB 50: Nearing the End of the Road

Join Us in Welcoming Jake Nieto to the RSG Team!

More Funding for Affordable Housing is on the Way! Get Ready to App...

Think You Know Housing Law? Join RSG, BBK, and South San Francisco ...

Out And About With RSG!

Celebrating A Milestone: RSG Turns 40!

Welcome the Newest Members of RSG!

Reminder: SB 2 Planning Grant Applications Are Due Soon!

Legislative Spotlight: AB 101 Provides More Funding Opportunities ...

Calling All Talented Individuals!

New Laws Are Headed Your Way: Gov. Newsom Signs Several Bills Addr...

Join us for the 2019 Housing Legislation Workshop!

The Latest Additions to the RSG Team!

Best Practices & Regional Economic Development Initiatives – Di...

RSG Works To Address the Complexities of New Housing Laws

League of CA Cities Cocktail Reception – You’re Invited!

SB2 and You!

Out & About – Come See RSG at these Upcoming Conferences!

Compliance Monitoring Workshop Series 3 – Tenant Income Certi...

Let’s Do Better With Economic Development Incentives

Investing In Ourselves So We Can Invest In You: RSG’s June Partner...

CA Governor Newsom is set to sign the 2019-20 budget any day now!

RSG’s Legislative Bill Spotlight!

Eye Opening Numbers on California’s Housing Crisis

Are your Development Impact Fees Compliant?

Legislative Bill Spotlight: ACA 1 (lower voter approval threshold ...

Up to $3 Billion in New Community Development Grant Funds Proposed ...

Assembly Bill 147 – Increased Sales Taxes to California Citie...

RSG’s Housing Right Now Workshop (April 24th, 2019)

RSG at the 2019 Housing California Conference

AB2162 – What are your thoughts?

SB2 and You: What you need to be ready

Are Density Bonuses a Solution to the Housing Crisis?

Housing is a Hot Topic at the California Capitol

Senate Bill 2 Planning Grants Available Now!

Housing California Conference April 15-17 at the Sacramento Convent...

SB 128

Maximizing the Opportunity of Opportunity Zones

CALED “State of California Economic Development”

CALED 2019 Training Conference

Upcoming Conferences and RSG Events

AB 11 & SB 5

Point-Counterpoint!

Some of Our Favorite Small Businesses

Housing Propositions That Passed on November 6, 2018

California 2018 Legislative Update

RSG’s 2018 Conference Season

Compliance Monitoring Workshop – Sept. 25

Can Public Agency Land Use Help Save Us from the State Housing Crisis?

Housing and Homelessness

The Depot at Santiago: A Great Example of Affordable Housing

Tax Credits – Income Averaging

Will Opportunity Zones Be the Key to Economic Development in Low In...

Housing California Conference

Thinking Ahead: Housing Successor Needs

Don’t Miss out on Funding Opportunities – Complete your...

Rolling up our Sleeves in 2018

Out and About

New Consequences for Housing Element Annual Reports

AB 1598: A New Affordable Housing Tool?

Facing a Unique Economic Development Challenge? Consider Taking a L...

Growing Number of San Diego County Households Paying More Than 30% ...

RSG Speaking Engagements

California Housing Bills Cheat Sheet

From Hurricanes to The Solar Eclipse – the Economic Impacts o...

Cannabis –Unfunded Pension Liabilities Solution?

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE PASSES BILLS DESIGNED TO COMBAT AFFORDABLE H...

RDA Development and Disposition Deadline

TCAC Round 2 of 2017

RSG Well Deserved Fun Day

Proposed Affordable Housing Bills

What is the Return on Investment for Infrastructure Improvements?

RSG Principal Hitta Mosesman Featured Speaker at Housing CA Confere...

SB 711 – Providing EIFDs/CRIAs a Larger Share of Property Taxes

Small Town Revitalization

The Day After Thanksgiving

CEQA Litigation: Harmful for Housing?

Which Factors Most Affect Housing Affordability?

How Federal Housing Finance Favors Single-Use Development Over Mixe...

League of California Cities Annual Conference Game Results

Build It, and They Will Prosper?

The Low Down on Housing Compliance

In Uncertain Future for Cap-and-Trade, Revenues are Allocated for G...

Legislation Sets Deadline for Cities to Create Procedures for Proce...

Are Granny Flats Part of the Answer to Our State’s Housing Crisis?

Using Cap-and-Trade Funding to Address Homelessness

A Deep Dive into Property Taxes

Could Now Be the Time for a CRIA?

Boomerang Funds and Affordable Housing – What does it mean?

Leveraging Land Assets

Controlling Mosquito Populations

Seeking Greater Housing Affordability

Los Angeles Bid to Host Olympics

Retailers Looking for New California Locations

Are You Competing For California Competes Tax Credits?

Not So Fast! Five Things That Need to Change to Make EIFDs Work Bet...

EIFDs: Redevelopment 2.0?

RSG Welcomes Greg Smith, Senior Associate!

Success through Specialization

Investment Capital in Economic and Real Estate Development

The Politics of Affordable Housing

Proliferating Sober Living Homes

Business and Industry Loan Guarantees in California

The Future Of Cap-And-Trade

Current Affordable Housing Legislative Overview

Summer Festivals: Parties with A Purpose

Customizing Economic Development

Dissecting Brown’s Budget

Orange County to Consider Fiscal Impacts in Policy Decisions

Budget Battle

“Affordable Housing” versus affordable housing

San Carlos Breaks Ground on a Landmark Hotel

Are CRIAs or EIFDs Right for You?

Are Gyms the New Grocery Stores?

The Fiscal Impacts of New Development

Keeping Up with Community Trends

Density Bonuses

Community Development – One Kid at a Time

Economic Development for People and Places

Have we lost our sense of community?

Shared Workspace

Urban Gardens Grow More Than You Think

High End Luxury Apartments and the Rental Market

Current Housing Trends in California

Condemnation Pitfalls

How Regulation Can Help Avoid Airbnb Backlash

Push to Expand Brownfield Cleanup in California

Considering All Options in the Affordable Housing Toolbox

Serving Successor Agencies

A Fresh Look at Economic Development

Managing the Impacts of Gentrification: Community Benefit Agreements

The Pros and Cons of Gentrification

Gentrification and Economic Development

Participating in my 3rd ULI Technical Assistance Panel

Renewing Our Core Values

Santa Ana’s 4th Street Market

Hotel Market Assessments

It’s Performance Review Season!

The Economics of Valentine’s Day

An Introduction to Property Tax

Cost Benefit Analysis

Homebuilders Giving Back to the Community

Inclusionary Housing Ordinances

Making Me a Priority

A Relocation Success Story

How Health Can Contribute to Economic Wealth

Consensus Building

Holiday Party Scare

Beer Tasting at Farmers Markets

Charting the New Geography of Jobs

Telecommuting with Improved Technology

RSG Hires Three

Happy Holidays from RSG!

Affordable Housing at Its Best

Prefabricated and Modular Homes

Modern Representation: City Councils Connecting to Constituents

Can Car Sharing Be Used to Reduce Congestion and Increase Sustainab...

Real Estate Recovery

Tools for Your Talents

Trend Toward Tiny Houses

Living La Vida Localvore

Surplus Land Disposition

Walkable Communities and How to Promote Them

RSG Shines at San Diego Housing Federation Conference

Visual or Virtual Shopping?

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in California

Shared Equity Affordable Homeownership

Nexus Studies for Affordable Housing Inclusionary Ordinances

Bring on the Brownfields

RSG Congratulates The Good Beer Company on their 1-year Anniversary

Bubble and Beyond

RSG’s Incorporation Feasibility Analysis Featured in Local News Out...

Debating the Gas Tax, Part 2

Debating the Gas Tax, Part 1

New Affordable/Workforce Housing Projects in Orange County

Top Priority Issues Identified at the League of California Cities C...

RSG Attends League of California Cities Conference

What I Learned at RSG

Extending EB-5

Jargons and Acronyms Are Just the Beginning

New Tools for Old Problems

A Gladwellian Idea for Thinking About Land Use Density Preferences

TAPping into Knowledge: Solving Land Use Issues as Part of a ULI Te...

Community Land Trusts Keep Housing Affordable

Thinking Styles

Westfield Launches Lifestyle Destination

Championing Entrepreneurship

Popular Santa Ana Business Owner Closes Two Retail Locations

In Memoriam

One Year at RSG

Lowdown on Redevelopment Dissolution and Property Disposition

Outreach in any Language

GIS Hones in on Location

Three Possible Remedies for the Housing Crisis

Why a Consultant?

Snapshots of the 2015 OC Fair

It’s Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule Season Again

A Place to Call Home

Broker Opinion of Value

Small Town Economic Development

Anticipate and Respond to Developments’ Impacts

Business Partner, Wife, Mother, and Me

Affordable Housing Financing Puddle

Transferring Public Property

RSG Outing at the Angels Game

Hispanic Millennials

Fit Body, Fit Mind-RSG Boot Camp

California’s Poorest Households Need Help from the California...

Jim Draughon Retires from RSG

Short-Term Rentals

Client Corner with Mark Asturias

The Story of Our Building (Or, 120 Years in Bullet Points & Pi...

Why I Love my Job

A Day in the Life of RSG

Santa Ana “On Track” for Streetcar

Trip to Atascadero

Why You Should Care About Economic Development Strategic Plans

Investing in Emerging Professionals for Better Communities

Hailing Hack the Beach

We’re Taking Back our Cities

California’s Drought and Its Effect on the Economy

Site Selection Explained

Highlights of Housing California Conference

Economic Development at a Small Scale

Thinking Like a Farmer?

Economic Development: People Vs. Place Strategies (Part 2)

Economic Development: People Vs. Place Strategies (Part 1)

RSG Hires Jeff Khau as Analyst

Talking about compliance at Housing California's Annual Confer...

Fresno Is the New Gold

Walking the Walk

A Streetcar Named Inspired

Jobs-Housing Balance: What Does It Mean?

Business is Booming: RSG Expands Santa Ana Headquarters

Making Sense of 2015 Legislative Bills

New Laws, New Challenges

RSG Offers Real Estate Brokerage Services to the City of Irwindale

RSG Hires Nicole Miller as Research Assistant

Big Cities, Small Towns, Similar Goals

5 Fun Facts about RSG You (Probably) Didn’t Know

RSG Hires Nate Gunderman as Associate

Why Debt Yield Matters in Commercial Real Estate

Gauging Real Economic Impact

Gridiron Gravy Train

RSG: Past, Present and Future

Request for Trust

RSG Defined

Now is the Time for Refinancing Bonds

Partnering for Advanced Manufacturing

The Governor’s 2015-16 Budget Summary and Implications for RDA Diss...

Deconstructing Dissolution

The Downtown Las Vegas Project is a Bet Worth Making

Bringing ShareKitchen to Coachella

What Does RSG Do?

A Relocation Success Story by RSG

The Great Real Estate Opportunity

Where is Downtown Orange County?

Oceanside – An Amazing Example of Transit Enhanced Development

The Role of Corridors in our Communities

Mobile Mania

How is affordable housing good for the economy and the environment?

A Bold Welcome to Boldo Bol!

Why “Housing as Healthcare” Saves Dollars and Makes Sense

Eminent Domain Acquisition in California

Pitting Safety against Community Health?

New Tax Increment Opportunities with IFDs

From Rick Caruso and Retail to Andre’s and Authenticity

A New Challenge

What It’s Like to Work at RSG

Private Developers Unveil Proposals to Revamp Long Beach Civic Center

Has Your Successor Agency Received a Claim for Pass Through Payment...

Ciclovia Comes to Orange County

Estimating the Benefits of a Proposed Project

A Return to RSG

How could this underutilized retail space be repurposed?

Fresno Pedestrian Mall Slated to Re-Open to Traffic