February 11, 2015 / Published in News & Events
  In the lead up to a commercial sale, buyers may find environmental problems that make them think twice about the property. Asbestos, lead-based paint, soil contaminants, and underground storage tanks are issues that crop up. But one nasty problem that is sometimes found lurking in buildings can cause expensive problems. We’re talking about mold.
February 6, 2015 / Published in News & Events
Around the county, a unique commercial building niche has emerged in cities where space is at a premium and ground-up construction is hard to do. Developers have taken unused, unprofitable parking garages and turned them into office buildings and condos. For example: In Greenwich Village, developers are turning two parking garages into condos. For one
January 28, 2015 / Published in News & Events
Open office plans like this one aren’t for every company. However, many other companies have used open floor plans to creative innovative, pleasing office space. Image source: Flickr CC user Rum Bucolic Sam Not too long ago, the open office plan was thought to be the answer to the confining, unnatural cubicle office that employees
January 19, 2015 / Published in News & Events
warehouse pic In this case, a former warehouse has been converted into an art gallery. Industrial space is often available at a good price, is highly flexible for development, and can be built more quickly and affordably than other traditional office buildings. Credit: Flickr user Don McCullough Developers in Culver City recently did what many entrepreneurs have done in California: they saw potential in some warehouse space that was for sale. The firms bought a former 30,000-square-foot building and plan to turn it into an office building.
January 12, 2015 / Published in News & Events
bank repo pic Even though the economy is improving, there is still plenty of bank-owned, foreclosed commercial property available in the United States. But buyers should proceed with caution.
Image source: Flickr CC user Bart Everson On the steps of county courthouses, investors show up at foreclosure auctions with cash in hand and put in bids for hotels, strip malls, and other foreclosed commercial property. Others sit across a desk from hard-nosed bankers and haggle over a price. Sometimes these deals turn out to be a steal. But sometimes...
December 26, 2014 / Published in News & Events
Ofiice space Here's a place to escape in one of Google's innovative office spaces. Many companies believe that creating pleasing office space can improve employee morale, help attract top talent, and enhance a company's productivity.
Image source: Flickr CC user Marcin Wichary With ever-expanding California tech companies like Google and Facebook here in our backyard, it’s easy to forget that U.S. firms recently shed more office space than at any point in recent times. After the recession kicked in, tenants began pulling out of office space, with office vacancy rates reaching 17.4 percent in the second quarter of 2010. That’s the highest vacancy rate since 1993.
December 19, 2014 / Published in News & Events
storage tank pic The U.S. Army Environmental Command removes an underground storage tank. An estimated 570,000 buried tanks hold oil, gas, and other hazardous materials.
Image source: Flickr CC user U.S. Army Environmental Command I've just read a story about a nice church with a bad environmental problem. It happened in Geneseo, Illinois, but could easily have taken place here in California. The Church of Promise owned a historic, though tumbling-down, 90-year-old schoolhouse, an eyesore that it wanted to tear down. However, they couldn't tear the building down until they removed the asbestos used in the building years before. And unfortunately, they couldn't remove the asbestos, either, as the bill would be a steep $130,000, which they couldn't afford.
December 15, 2014 / Published in News & Events
In business, where you are matters almost as much as what you do. At DCG, we understand that getting the right building and space for your business matters. Your office, workshop, warehouse or any other kind of space has to do two things. It has to be in the right spot, and have the right space and services you need. It has to be properly outfitted for phone, the internet, shipping and receiving: whatever it is that your business does. It has to do more than that, though: it has to fit with your people.
For the third year in a row, DCG will co-present a workshop at the Annual Conference & California School Business Expo held by California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO). On Saturday, April 5, 2014, DCG will join Marilyn Cleveland, Attorney at Law at DANNIS WOLIVER KELLEY and Suzanne Speck, Associate Vice President at School
Dutra Cerro Graden (DCG) will be exhibiting at booth 212 at the 2013 Resource Center for Religious Institutes (RCRI)  National Conference in Anaheim, CA from October 22-25, 2013. The Resource Center for Religious Institutes (RCRI) is a non-profit corporation providing pertinent financial and legal resources to leadership from Catholic religious institutes and societies of apostolic life,
September 19, 2013 / Published in Company Updates, News & Events
After multiple years of diligent work, Dutra Cerro Graden (DCG) is happy to announce that it has sucessfully entitled and sold a 4.55 acre parcel in Fremont, CA that has been approved as a multi-phase 63-unit residential subdivision. In 2009, DCG was approached by the owners of 34044 Fremont Blvd. in Fremont, CA to investigate
As part of our company commitment to Creating Communities of Value™, DCG donated 40 gift bags to support the Newark Unified School District’s annual event to honor the dedicated team of teachers, principals, support staff, and leadership staff that are integral in the District’s success. This year the event’s theme was “Building a Brighter Future”,