Douglas Emmett Tenants
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Download Santa Monica Rent Data Pinned Post!

Posted: April 16th, 2018

The data, downloadable in Excel format, allows tenants to compare their rent to their peers in similarly sized units using the sorting function. The data include a unit-by-unit breakdown with all rents, utilities, parking spaces, move-in dates and rate hikes. This information is publically available and is intended to help tenants make informed decisions as they navigate Santa Monica’s overheated real estate market. The information helps to level the playing field with your landlord who relies on the asymmetry of information (they know all the rents but you only know yours) to extract as much money as possible from you.


Tagged: Tenant Issues - Rent Control Data

Santa Monica Rent Control Pinned Post!

Posted: April 16th, 2018

Santa Monica’s rent control ordinance dates back to 1979, and it has undergone significant revision since 1995. Santa Monica’s rent control ordinance works by limiting annual rent increases during your tenancy. The initial rent agreed to at the beginning of your tenancy establishes your base rent. Subsequently, when you renegotiate your annual lease and associated rent increase, the ordinance limits the maximum permissible rent increase and specifies the Maximum Allowable Rent (MAR). When a tenant vacates the unit, the landlord can return the rent amount to market levels.


Tagged: Tenant Issues - Rent Control Data

Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

Posted: March 27th, 2018

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on United States foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States.


Tagged: DE Partnership with Qatar, More On Qatar - About the QIA

Report: QIA Fails to Live up to Good Governance Principles

Posted: March 26th, 2018

A U.S. Government document, from June 2008 and published by the journalistic transparency group WikiLeaks, reveals the Qatari government expressed concern to then-U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson about guidelines for sovereign wealth funds then being developed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). According to the cable, the Qatari Finance Minister Yousef Hussein Kamal (Al Emadi) “expressed concern about [the] IMF-developed guidelines”.


Tagged: More On Qatar - About the QIA

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