Gilchrist & Rutter’s manufactured housing team is experienced in every aspect of the manufactured housing industry. For more than 30 years, our team has represented owners of communities, specializing in maximizing the profitability of assets and its land value through long- and short-term business plans.

We assertively advocate on behalf of our clients with California state and local agencies, including, but not limited to, the California Coastal Commission, the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), and the California Bureau of Real Estate. 

In our commitment to excellence, we stay current on industry issues, state and local politics, and any modification of laws and regulations that may affect our clients. Our team of knowledgeable professionals serve as speakers at industry association conferences covering a variety of manufactured housing, legal, political, and real estate related topics.

Our Expertise

Our Manufactured Housing Practice advises developers on working collaboratively with park owners to ensure the maximum profit for both parties.  For the property and investor, there are a variety of structure options for these ventures.  Particularly in the early stages of the process, legal counsel is as vital to the investment as engineering and design.  Our experienced team provides legal and strategic counsel with respect to local governmental approvals of park closures, garnering community support, negotiating tenant relocations, and obtaining new development entitlements.

Our Manufactured Housing Practice is the first choice for California park owners seeking to subdivide their properties into resident owned communities.  Subdivision is a process used by community owners looking for a long-term exit strategy and/or an option of selling the property that will enable them to realize the actual real estate value of the asset.

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