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Wed, Jun 12


Wilshire Country Club

Past Event - Builder’s Remedy in California

What is it? How can it be utilized as a development and investment tool?

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Past Event - Builder’s Remedy in California
Past Event - Builder’s Remedy in California

Time & Location

Jun 12, 2024, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Wilshire Country Club, 301 N Rossmore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004, USA

About the event

Join us for a dynamic conversation, a look at the history of California’s Housing Law that created Builder’s Remedy as we know it today. Learn how Builder’s Remedy became a powerful tool to facilitate development, an overview of the Regional Housing Needs Assessment and Housing Element Update Requirements, and the pending legislation that could update the law.


Andrew Fogg is the Co-Team Leader of Cox, Castle & Nicholson’s Land Use and Natural Resources Team. He has extensive experience representing developers in securing land use entitlements and related approvals across California, handling planning, zoning, and environmental review processes. Andrew manages development agreements, subdivision approvals, and zoning modifications for various projects, including mixed-use developments and healthcare facilities. He also advises on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and defends projects challenged under CEQA and other laws. 

Adam Berns is a principal at Berns Properties, a 50+ year old family-owned real estate investment group in Silicon Valley. Berns Properties develops and owns retail and office properties in the Bay Area including office and retail commercial properties and land for future development throughout the South Bay including cities such as Milpitas, San Jose, Cupertino, Morgan Hill, Gilroy and Hollister. Adam is also actively involved in multi-family real estate development including a 299 unit mixed-use multi-family Opportunity Zone project in Clearfield Utah that is slated to break ground in January. Adam previously worked as a corporate attorney at Latham & Watkins and has started and funded several technology and media ventures. He graduated from Stanford with a degree in economics and has both a law degree and MBA from UCLA. Adam has led the expansion of Berns Properties into land entitlement using “Builder's Remedy” filing the first two SB 330 applications in Santa Clara County. Adam is currently working with an outside funding source on several additional Builder’s Remedy applications.

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