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Apartment Industry Looks Forward to Working with the Trump Administration and Dr. Ben Carson

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and National Apartment Association (NAA) issued the following statement to congratulate Dr. Ben Carson on his nomination to serve as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

TRUMP PICKS BEN CARSON TO HEAD HUD

President-elect Donald Trump's transition team announced this morning that he has selected Dr. Ben Carson to be his Administration's Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Carson is former Republican candidate for President and served as the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland from 1984 until his retirement in 2013.

Energized by Changes in Demographics and Consumer Demand, U.S. Suburbs are Positioned to Thrive...

Suburban housing markets across the United States are evolving rapidly and overall remain well-positioned to maintain their relevance in the years ahead as the places where most Americans live and work, even as many urban cores and downtown neighborhoods continue to attract new residents and businesses, according to a new publication from the Urban Land Institute (ULI)

Statement from NAHB Chairman Ed Brady on Ben Carson’s Nomination as HUD Secretary

Ed Brady, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Bloomington, Ill., today issued the following statement regarding President-elect Trump’s announcement to nominate Dr. Ben Carson as the next secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development

WRDA Agreement Delivers for Drought-Stricken West

House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement on the Water Infrastructure Improvements Act for the Nation (WIIN) Act, a comprehensive water resources agreement set for consideration this week on the House

HUD Secretary Needs Housing or Community Development Experience, Says CAP’s Housing Policy Director on...

President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Dr. Ben Carson to serve as secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD. Sarah Edelman, Director of Housing Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement

Building Innovation 2017 Hotel Discount Rate Ends This Friday

With an impressive lineup of speakers on the program, Building Innovation 2017: The National Institute of Building Sciences Fifth Annual Conference and Expo, January 9-12, 2017, in Washington, D.C., is going to be a great event for industry professionals to focus on Collaborating for a High-Performing Future while earning continuing education units (CEUs).

National Association of Realtors® Congratulates Dr. Ben Carson, Nominee for Secretary of Housing and...

In response to the announcement of Dr. Ben Carson as President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s selection for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, NAR President William E. Brown issued the following statement

Second Century Ventures Accepting Applications for 2017 REach Accelerator Class

Second Century Ventures, the National Association of Realtors®’ strategic investment arm, is accepting applications for its 2017 REach® accelerator class now through January 31, 2017

MBA Statement on Dr. Ben Carson Being Chosen to be Nominated as HUD Secretary

David H. Stevens, CMB, President & CEO Mortgage Bankers Association, issued the following statement on Dr. Ben Carson being chosen to be nominated as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

MHI Statement on Dr. Ben Carson Being Chosen to be Nominated as HUD Secretary

Richard Jennison, President & CEO of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), issued the following statement on Dr. Ben Carson being chosen to be nominated as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Cantwell, Murray, Wyden Call on Top Energy Official to Immediately Implement New Worker Safety...

U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) urged the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to take immediate action to protect workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, in the state of Washington, by implementing new safety recommendations
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The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of a McDonald’s Ground Lease

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a McDonald’s ground lease located at 6126 Hickory Flat Highway in Canton, Georgia for $1,370,000. More...
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Opes Advisors Partners with Blend to Digitize Mortgage Experience

Opes Advisors, an innovative mortgage lending and wealth management firm serving California, Oregon and Washington, today announced a partnership with Blend, a Silicon Valley technology company bringing mortgages into the modern age, to deliver a digital mortgage experience to its clients.

Preeminent Solar Finance & Tax Conference Coming to Washington D.C.

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is hosting its popular Finance & Tax Seminar in Washington D.C. next week. The two-day event dedicated exclusively to the most impactful accounting, finance and tax issues facing the solar industry will cover the biggest issues of the day including the potential impact of the election on the solar industry.

Revised Residential Energy Standard Open for Industry Input

Recognizing the amount of energy used by the residential building sector, ASHRAE and IES are revising their residential energy standard with a goal of making it 50 percent more efficient than the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code, which serves as the industry benchmark

CONSTRUCTION FIRMS ADD 19,000 JOBS IN NOVEMBER AS SECTOR HITS EIGHT-YEAR HIGH IN EMPLOYMENT,...

Construction employers added 19,000 jobs in November, reaching the highest employment level since November 2008, but a drop in public sector investments in construction projects held down employment among heavy and civil engineering firms, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that recent construction spending numbers show a decline in most categories of infrastructure investment.

Consumer and Small Business Advocates Oppose OCC’s Plan to Offer Fintech Lending Charters

Today, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced its intention to offer national charters to financial technology firms, which could severely undermine state oversight and state consumer protection laws that protect consumers and small business owners from abusive financial products and practices. The OCC is accepting comments on its framework until January 15, 2017.

JLL Tops Inaugural “JUST 100” List for the Real Estate Industry

JLL (NYSE:JLL) today was named America’s Most JUST Company in the real estate industry, according to JUST Capital and Forbes magazine’s inaugural “JUST 100 List.” The list ranks the publicly traded companies in the U.S. that perform best on workplace and ethics issues that Americans care most about. One of the largest surveys ever conducted on attitudes towards corporate behavior, the survey of 50,000 Americans over the last 18 months ranks U.S. companies against their peers within 32 major industries.
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SummerHill Apartment Communities to Celebrate Completion of New Live-Work-Play Apartment Community in Sunnyvale, Calif.

SummerHill Apartment Communities, a division of SummerHill Housing Group and a leader in providing quality, smart growth, multi-family rental housing and mixed-use developments, announces the completion of 481 on Mathilda, a new 105-unit luxury residential rental community in downtown Sunnyvale, Calif. The completion celebration will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., at 481 South Mathilda, between Olive and Iowa streets, in the City of Sunnyvale. More...

GSA Auctions the Cotton Annex Building

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) begins the public sale for Cotton Annex building in an effort to find a new owner for the property while creating the greatest possible value for taxpayers.

Institute Set to Raise Membership Rates for First Time in a Generation

For the first time in more than 25 years, the National Institute of Building Sciences will increase annual membership dues for its individual members, beginning February 1, 2017. This nominal increase in dues will adjust for inflation, yet it still remains in line, or below, the membership fees of other building industry-related organizations.

GAF donates roofing to Habitat for Humanity for sixth consecutive year

The company will continue to donate roofing materials to Habitat for Humanity builds across the U.S. and Canada where GAF factory-certified contractors volunteer their roofing installation services. GAF, along with their GAF Master Elite and Certified Contractors, contributed to nearly 280 Habitat for Humanity homes as part of the 2015-2016 partnership

New Technology Venture Launched to Facilitate LEED Certification, Measure Performance and Benchmark Green Building...

A new technology company, Arc Skoru Inc., officially launched today by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). This new venture will be the official host for Arc, a state-of-the-art digital platform available at arcskoru.com. Arc allows any project — whether a single building, a community or an entire city — to measure improvements and benchmark against itself and projects around it.

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING INCREASES IN OCTOBER AS RESIDENTIAL AND PUBLIC GAINS OFFSET DROP IN PRIVATE...

Construction spending was mixed in October as a rebound in residential and public categories outweighed a downturn in most private nonresidential segments, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted, however, that public investments in infrastructure remain down compared to last year while private-sector demand should remain robust amid continued economic growth.

Making a Difference Locally and Globally: ULI’s Latest Annual Report Documents Accomplishments in Creating...

The Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) global efforts to create communities that are sustainable, prosperous and livable are documented in the Institute’s latest annual report, which includes accomplishments during fiscal year 2016 (July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016).

Environment America Launches Campaign to Block Attacks on Solar Power

With solar power on the rise around the country, a national network of fossil fuel and utility-backed organizations have joined forces to put the brakes on this fast growing pollution-free energy resource. Trade groups and think tanks backed by deep pocketed anti-clean energy ideologues and fossil interests are bankrolling campaigns, promoting model legislation and media campaigns to provide cover for anti-solar campaigns across the country, said a new report released today by Environment America Research & Policy Center.

FHA LOAN LIMITS TO RISE IN 2017

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced the agency's new schedule of loan limits, and due to an increase in housing prices, most areas in the country will see a slight increase in loan limits in 2017 These loan limits are effective for case numbers assigned on or after January 1, 2017, and will remain in effect through the end of the year

NCRC Statement on Selection of Steve Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary Nominee

Today, in reaction to the news that Steve Mnuchin will be President-Elect Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as Secretary of the Department of the Treasury, and subsequent remarks from Mr. Mnuchin, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s (NCRC) President and CEO John Taylor made the following statement

HUD PUBLISHES SMALL AREA FAIR MARKET RENT FINAL RULE

On November 16, HUD published in the Federal Register a final rule regarding the use of small area fair market rents (SAFMR) in certain metropolitan areas, and replacing HUD’s existing 50th percentile fair market rent (FMR) policy for the Housing Choice Voucher (voucher) program. SAFMRs reflect rent standards in zip code areas while traditional FMRs reflect a single rent standard for an entire metropolitan region.

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December 6 Workshop: Find Out What to Do When Building Control...

Next week's workshop, sponsored by the National Institute of Building Sciences, will answer the question of what to do when building control systems have been hacked or taken over by ransomware. Intended for building owners, facility managers, engineering, physical security, information assurance and other professionals involved with the design, deployment and operation of building control systems, the “Your Building Control Systems Have Been Hacked, Now What? Workshop,” to be held Tuesday, December 6, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, in Gaithersburg, Maryland, will provide a combination of classroom learning modules and hands-on laboratory exercises to help attendees learn how to detect, contain, eradicate and recover from a cyber event.

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Apartment Industry Looks Forward to Working with the Trump Administration and...

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and National Apartment Association (NAA) issued the following statement to congratulate Dr. Ben Carson on his nomination to serve as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

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ERC and NCLR Investigation Uncovers Housing Discrimination against Latinos in Three...

NEW ORLEANS, - July 22, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today the (ERC) — a national non-profit civil rights organization dedicated to equal opportunity for all—and The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) —the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—unveiled the results of a testing-based investigation documenting adverse and differential treatment against prospective Latino renters and homebuyers in Birmingham, Alabama; Atlanta, Georgia; and San Antonio, Texas. Sotheby's Homes  Fisher Investments on Crunchbase and ALLRMC.COM