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Hurricane help — recovery and rebuilding

September 13th, 2018

Recognizing heightened needs, Marx|Okubo has assembled engineering and architectural teams from our professional staff that will be sent the Southeastern coast to assist clients in evaluating the status of assets. ...

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2018 Energy Star Changes

August 7th, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Energy Star program in 1992. Since that time, 40% of all Fortune 500 companies have relied on their partnership with Energy ...

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Marx|Okubo's New York office partakes in Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

May 17th, 2017

Marx|Okubo's New York office took advantage of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday, April 27, 2017.

The day started with a brief lesson about construction and ...

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Marx|Okubo participates in the Richmond Leadership Public School "Internship Experience" program

May 12th, 2017

For the third year in a row, Marx|Okubo was a site host for the Richmond Leadership Public School "Internship Experience" program. As part of the program, the San Francisco Office ...

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Marx|Okubo's San Francisco office assists with the acquisition and renovation of an affordable senior housing community

May 1st, 2017

Marx|Okubo conducted a Property Condition Assessment (PCA) of the 100-unit senior housing community located in Pacifica, California prior to acquisition by Bridge Housing. Based in part on the recommendations from ...

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Marx|Okubo gets their hands dirty

March 23rd, 2017

On February 15, 2017, Marx|Okubo's Seattle office joined a Habitat for Humanity build in Pacific, Washington. The Veteran-focused project will provide nine low-income families with an affordable home and mortgage ...

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Marx|Okubo to Attend the 2017 BuildingsNY Conference in New York

March 10th, 2017

Marx|Okubo will be attending the BuildingsNY Conference on March 21-22, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York. BuildingsNY, the largest gathering of property owners, managers, designers and architects, delivers ...

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Marx|Okubo assists in housing homeless families in Orange County

January 5th, 2017

Marx|Okubo's Orange County, California office is proud to be a part of new transitional housing project that converted a four-unit, unlivable apartment building into clean, efficient homes for eight homeless ...

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J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge brings people together around the world

September 14th, 2016

On September 8, 2016, Marx|Okubo's San Francisco office participated in the largest corporate, international sporting event, the 40th annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge, which is dedicated to promoting workplace fitness ...

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Marx|Okubo leads team to add affordable housing​

December 21st, 2015

Lake Forest, California celebrates the closing of escrow of four affordable-housing units at the Saguaro Open House.

Learn more at HomeAid Orange County

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Marx|Okubo honored at Families Forward's 31st Gala

October 22nd, 2015

On September 19, 2015, Families Forward held its annual "The Art of Giving" gala to celebrate 31 years of service to local families in crisis. The event was held at ...

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Marx|Okubo Prides itself in Renovation

September 16th, 2014

Marx|Okubo prides itself on not only creation, but renovation. We have garnered a respectable reputation as a top firm for renovations country-wide. Most recently, Marx|Okubo has finished renovating the Ace ...

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Acing it in Los Angeles

May 6th, 2014

The Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles was recently included in Condé Nast's 2014 List as one of the five best new design hotels in ...

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California SB 407 Requires Water Efficient Upgrades

April 17th, 2014

California has adopted Senate Bill (SB) No. 407, which has been enacted into the state civil code for purposes of ensuring that the water supply in the state continues to ...

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CertainTeed Siding Class Action Lawsuit Settlement

April 4th, 2014

If you owned a home, residence, building, or other structure in the United States as of September 30, 2013, on which specific CertainTeed products were installed on or before September ...

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Changes to the California Building Code

March 31st, 2014

The California Building Standards Commission recently published the 2013 Edition of the California Building Code (CBC). This code replaced the existing 2010 CBC standard and went into effect on January ...

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A Big Year in Hospitality

January 3rd, 2014

The hotel market has been heating up, and Marx|Okubo worked hard to support our clients in that sector in 2013. Marx|Okubo condition assessment teams worked on over 65 hotel acquisitions ...

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Marx|Okubo Participates in Families Forward "Adopt a Family" Holiday Program

December 20th, 2013

Again this year, Marx|Okubo has adopted a family through Families Forward and is making the season brighter for a group of individuals who are facing challenges over the holiday season. ...

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Gary Cohn and Christy Kim Speak at Pacific Oil Conference

November 27th, 2013

Gary Cohn, AIA, and Christy Kim, AIA, CASp, from Marx|Okubo's Irvine office spoke recently at the 2013 Pacific Oil Conference in Los Angeles.

The presentation, called "Protect, Abide, and Provide" ...

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Marx|Okubo Consolidates Northeast Offices

November 19th, 2013

As part of a strategic plan to better serve our clients in the Northeast region, Marx|Okubo has consolidated the Connecticut and New York offices. The transition will improve operational efficiency ...

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