Commercial Subdivision Developments

DRE Report Processing & Accurate Budgeting

Our single-source consulting firm provides reserve fund services and DRE public report processing services for commercial subdivision projects. Schedule a call today and we'll be in touch with you.

DRE Public Reports For Commercial Developments

There are three types of projects that require developers in California to file with the Department of Real Estate (DRE):

  • Residential condominiums
  • Planned developments with 5 or more units or lots 
  • Standard subdivisions with 5 or more units or lots

At California Builder Services, we draw on our experience working extensively with the DRE to ensure you have the optimal processing time. As a single-source consulting firm, we provide essential DRE assistance services that builders and land developers need to obtain the required documents and approval from the State of California. Our DRE consultants assist with the preparation of the public report, handle DRE project coordination, and act as a single point of contact throughout the DRE filing process.

In accordance with the Subdivided Lands Law and Subdivisions Map Act, developers are required to get a public report. Typically, the DRE approval process can take between 6-9 months from start to finish, after which a public report is issued by the DRE. Our goal is to expedite and streamline the process as much as possible for our clients. Contact us today to learn more and get professional assistance throughout the DRE filing process!

Commercial Developments, Co-Ownership, & Reserve Funds

When commercial developments have two or more owners, usually through tenancy in common (TIC) arrangements, it’s necessary to determine the financial responsibility of each owner. When each owner contributes toward expenses, upgrades, and maintenance costs according to their ownership percentage, the co-owned property is a success. However, setting aside reserve funds allows all owners to jointly contribute toward reserves that offset significant costs, unexpected expenses, or owner payment default.

The critical nature of a reserve fund budget requires the attention of a professional to ensure accurate reserve calculations and avoid the drastic impact of an underfunded reserve fund. At California Builder Services, our professionals offer reserve fund study services to help you ensure that your commercial development is prepared for success.

Common Questions About Our Services For Commercial Developments

Public reports issued by the Department of Real Estate have an expiration date, usually five years from the issuance date. It’s critical that public reports are current and maintained during the advertising and sales portions of the development process.

Development projects that are exempt from filing a public report with the DRE include:

  • Subdivisions with less than five units or lots
  • Subdivisions being offered by public agencies
  • Commercial and industrial subdivisions
  • Standard subdivisions, within city boundaries, with no common area

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The Subdivided Lands Act protects consumers by ensuring adequate disclosure is made during the selling or leasing of subdivisions in California. You can learn more by reading the DRE’s information on basic subdivision laws.

How We Provide Superior Service

All In-House

As part of our mission to provide exceptional service, we only utilize in-house resources to provide our services for clients. Each member of our staff endeavors to demonstrate ethical, accurate service in every decision and client interaction.

Industry Experience

For over 20 years, California Builder Services has offered comprehensive budget and financial analysis to California homeowner associations and land developers. Our professionals are well-versed in the DRE requirements and processes, providing expert reporting and accurate results for each of our clients.

Faster Turnarounds

Timely reporting is vital for our clients, providing them with the knowledge they need to act decisively and prudently. Our experienced professionals are dedicated to providing solution-focused guidance so our clients are successful.

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