National Government and Public Real Estate News

NEW ORLEANS, – July 22, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Today the Equal Rights Center (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.Bill Shepherd
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 20, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau today announced the following new residential construction statistics for September 2014: more »

WARREN, Mich. – October 20, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Mitigation specialists continue their outreach in five new locations in Oakland and Wayne counties to give free advice on rebuilding properties damaged in the August floods, and to answer questions on how to be disaster-ready.

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and By Region and State* During Media Call on Wednesday, October 22 at Noon EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 20, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — On Wednesday, October 22 at noon EDT, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) will release new data showing the severity of construction worker shortages nationwide and by region and state* during a media conference call at (800) 874-4559 (verbal pass code VT64858). The new data is based on a comprehensive survey of construction firms nationwide and includes data on how many firms are coping with labor shortages and what some of the possible causes are for tight labor conditions. more »

TYSONS, VA – October 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Award-winning national firm KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning announces that two rental communities, Cornerstone at Monroe Street Market in Washington, DC, and Paragon at Columbia Overlook in Elkridge, MD, were honored by Delta Associates at the firm’s 18th Annual Washington/Baltimore Multifamily Market Overview & Awards for Excellence program. Cornerstone won the Best Washington Mid-Rise Apartment Community and Paragon won the Best Lease-Up Pace for a Baltimore Apartment Community. The event was held on October 3, 2014, at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. more »

Honors Recognizes Firm’s Capabilities in Single-Family Attached & Detached Residential Communities

TYSONS, VA – October 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Award-winning national firm KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning, has earned top honors in the Great American Living Awards (GALA), the most prestigious residential design, sales and marketing competition in the metropolitan Washington, DC market for more than 50 years. The awards, which are presented by the Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association, the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association and the Washington Metropolitan Sales and Marketing Council, recognized KTGY’s wide range of capabilities, excellence and innovation in the design of attached, detached single-family and multifamily residential communities. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — For the third time this year, nationwide housing starts surpassed the million-mark, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Total housing production in September rose 6.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.017 million units. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Internship Advisory Committee (IAC) has selected eight architecture firms as recipients of the 2014-2017 Intern Development Program (IDP) Outstanding Firm Award. The firms have not only satisfied the requirements for recognition with the IDP Firm Award, but have demonstrated a deep commitment to the program by going above and beyond the baseline criteria and demonstrating innovation in their commitment to the IDP. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Being connected matters. Download the mobile app for Development ’14 and get the most out of your conference experience. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a final rule establishing criteria for federal agencies that choose to employ green building rating systems (RIN 1904 – AC13). The rule covers new construction and major renovations of federal buildings — including certain residential construction — of $2.5 million or more begun on or after October 14, 2015. The rule does not specify use of any particular certification system, but rather establishes criteria that promote energy efficient building designs and that focus on energy and water management. more »

Former Kingsway Amigo Insurance Building Sold to User

Miami, FL v CBRE arranged the sale of a 54,985-square-foot, three-story corporate headquarters in Miami’s Airport West submarket. Kingsway Amigo Insurance Company’s former South Florida headquarters at 3155 NW 77th Avenue was acquired for $4.7 million by local user. CBRE represented the seller in the transaction. Robert Eckstein from NAI Miami represented the buyer. more »

RE/MAX National Housing Report on 52 Metro Areas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The following is an excerpt from the monthly RE/MAX National Housing Report (full report attached). For more information, contact Shaun White at (303) 796-3405.

DENVER (Oct. 16, 2014) – For the first time in 2014, home sales reached a level higher than one year ago. Following an expected seasonal trend, September home sales were 10.4% lower than sales in August. However, sales pushed past the mark set in September 2013 by 0.9%. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Investing in luxury real estate is all about thinking big when it comes to this form of wealth-building. As an investor in luxury real estate, you can enjoy your property as a landlord, resident, seasonal visitor, or builder. more »

Approximately half of Americans are willing to help their neighbors

WASHINGTON – October 16, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Roughly half of all American households report getting along with their next door neighbors and are willing to lend a helping hand if needed. That’s among the findings of the 2013 American Housing Survey being released today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 16, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — After four consecutive monthly gains, builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes fell five points to a level of 54 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released today. more »

LOS ANGELES – October 16, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — A fund sponsored by CBRE Global Investors has acquired Airport Corporate Center, a 45-acre, 11-building office park adjacent to the Miami Airport. The property, which is 78.6 percent leased, includes over one million square feet of rentable space.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 16, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — International real estate investment and services firm Kennedy Wilson has announced the hire of Victor Russo, CCIM, CPM®, and Su Kosub, CCIM, to the firm’s Properties Group in Austin, Texas. Russo has been appointed as the regional director of acquisitions and investment sales, and Kosub as senior director of investment sales and leasing. With these hires, Kennedy Wilson continues its momentum from the additions to the firm’s San Antonio office earlier this year to further expand its presence in Texas. more »

RENO, NV. – October 15, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate, the premier real estate services company in Northern Nevada, continues its growth in the Reno-Sparks metro area with the recent opening of the largest Coldwell Banker office in the area. more »

ABOVE Recognized For Best Employee-Based Publication, Excellence in Custom-Published Magazines

DENVER – October 15, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — ABOVE, the RE/MAX network magazine, has been recognized by two prominent organizations for its creative custom content and superior writing. The quarterly publication highlights the accomplishments and civic contributions of successful RE/MAX Affiliates. more »

WASHINGTON – October 15, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $38.3 million to more than 100 fair housing organizations and other non-profit agencies in 43 states and the District of Columbia to address housing discrimination.  Read a complete project-by-project summary of the programs awarded grants today. more »

Record Breaking Cap Rate for Single-Tenant 7-Eleven in State of Colorado

IRVINE, CALIF. – October 15, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, one of the most dominant retail investment groups in the United States and a market leader in the sale of retail properties, announced today that Jonathan Selznick, senior vice president and Jeff Hauber, associate at Hanley Investment Group, negotiated the sale of an absolute NNN single-tenant 7-Eleven in Denver, Colo. The purchase price was $1,880,000, which represented a 4.60% capitalization rate, one of the lowest for a single-tenant 7-Eleven on record in the state of Colorado. more »

 
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