How LA Mansion Tax Is Impacting Affordable Housing | Chris Tourtellotte

“You’re going to see housing supply dropped. Investors are no longer looking at the city of LA because it’s too risky. Why would you sell a property, if you would have to give all your profit to the city?”
Siyamak sits down with Chris Tourtellotte, Managing Director of LaTerra, a large real estate development company based in California. He‘ll discuss some key challenges facing developers, including the ’Mansion Tax' in Los Angeles, environmental review process, demand for different housing types, and the impact of policies such as rent control.
“I use the word ‘deceptive’ because it was called the ’mansion tax.‘ But when they realized that ... this applies to all classes of real estate, including affordable housing projects, you kind of go, ’Oh, wait a minute. That’s not a mansion tax,'” Mr. Tourtellotte said.“People say your land is not worth much because of this tax in the end.”
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Siyamak Khorrami

Siyamak Khorrami


Siyamak Khorrami has been the general manager and chief editor of the Southern California edition of The Epoch Times since 2017. He is also the host of the “California Insider” show, which showcases leaders and professionals across the state with inside information about trending topics and critical issues in California.

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