New Mexico Elementary School Receives $26.2 Million for New School Construction

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced today that the Laguna Elementary School in New Laguna, New Mexico, will receive $26.2 million for the construction of a new school. “As Secretary of the Interior, I am responsible for the education of 48,000 native children in the Bureau of Indian Education school system

More than 1,850 community-development professionals to attend NeighborWorks Training Institute, boosting local economy by...

Kansas City, MO — An estimated $4.2 million boost is coming to the Kansas City economy when community-development professionals from around the country convene...
Appraisal Institute

Co-working Spaces Changing Office Real Estate: Valuation Magazine

Co-working spaces are significantly impacting the U.S. office real estate market, but it’s unclear if the explosive growth they’ve experienced since the Great Recession signals a market disruption or a passing trend, according to an article in Valuation magazine’s first quarter 2018 issue.

Homelessness Law Center Celebrates Opening of Exhibit Inspired by Pulitzer-Prize Winning Book Evicted

Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond, is the inspiration for a new exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. The immersive exhibition will premiere April 14, presenting new data developed by Desmond’s Eviction Lab and using original photography and audio interviews to examine the impact of eviction.

The USA Science & Engineering Festival Takes Building Sciences to the Next Generation

Building science can take you from landscapes to skyscrapers, from virtual design to hands-on construction, from sustainability to resilience, from vision to reality, and, in the case of the National Institute of Building Sciences, it can take you on a walk through a virtual base on Mars.
Ginnie Mae

The MPF® Program and Ginnie Mae Announce $1 Billion in MBS Issued

The MPF Program recently surpassed $1 billion in mortgage-backed securities (MBS) issued. The MPF Government MBS product was the result of a partnership forged by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago and the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) to issue securities guaranteed by Ginnie Mae and backed by mortgages originated by FHLB member financial institutions.

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy updates signature property tax resource

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy has released a comprehensive update of State-by-State Property Tax at a Glance, the most thorough online resource for U.S. property tax information for policy makers, researchers, journalists, the real estate industry, and home owners.

Learn About Policies that Drive Energy Performance Outcomes

The upcoming CxEnergy 2018 Conference & Expo, April 23-26 in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the place to be for the latest on building commissioning, energy management and building diagnostics. The National Institute of Building Sciences is a supporting organization of the Conference, which focuses on connecting service providers with building owners, facility managers and representatives of top commercial real estate, building maintenance and facility services companies.
Wals Homewood IL

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Single Tenant Net Leased Walgreens in the Chicago...

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net leased Walgreens property located at 820 183rd Street in Homewood, Illinois for $2,925,000. The 13,905 square foot Walgreens is positioned just off of the signalized intersection of 183rd Street and Halsted Street which experiences a combined traffic count of 52,300 vehicles per day.

Rhode Island Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking for Renovations at Oxford Place and Oxford Gardens

Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI 1st District) and Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza today joined RIHousing and nonprofit developer Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) along with supporters and residents at a ceremonial groundbreaking for renovations to take place at Oxford Place and Oxford Gardens affordable housing complex

NCBCS Looks at Pros, Cons of Jurisdictions Changing Length of Code Adoption Cycles

The National Institute of Building Sciences National Council on Building Codes and Standards (NCBCS) issued a new white paper, Benefits and Challenges of a Timely Code Adoption Cycle.

Tell the Institute How You Use Off-Site Construction in Your Work

The National Institute of Building Sciences Off-Site Construction Council (OSCC) still wants to know how you are using off-site construction practices and methods in your commercial construction work.

Registration is Open: It’s Time to Reserve Your Spot at the BEST Conference

Register now to join us for the fifth Building Enclosure Science & Technology Conference™ (BEST5)taking place April 15-18, 2018, at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This triennial event, presented by the National Institute of Building Sciences Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) and the Building Enclosure Council (BEC)-Philadelphia, offers more than 60 presentations in two tracks under the umbrella theme of Looking Back—Moving Forward: Where History Inspires Innovation. Delivered by leading building enclosure experts, the BEST5 program will cover topics that concern all industry professionals

NCBCS Sees Engaging Code Officials Early as Way to Streamline Building Process

Today, the National Institute of Building Sciences National Council on Building Codes and Standards (NCBCS) issued a new white paper, Engaging Code Officials Early in the Process to Achieve High-Performance Buildings.

2017 Moving Forward Report Looks to the Future

Monday, January 8, the National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council released its 2017 report, Moving Forward: Findings and Recommendations from the Consultative Council, during its Annual Meeting, held as part of Building Innovation 2018: The National Institute of Building Sciences Sixth Annual Conference and Expo.

Institute Announces 2018 Executive Team, New Board Members

The 2018 National Institute of Building Sciences Board of Directors is now in place. The Executive Team includes Joseph Donovan as chair; Carl Hedde as vice chair; Joy Marshall Ortiz, AIA, NCARB as secretary; and Cindy L. Davis, CBO as treasurer. New members to the Board include Scott A. McDonald; Thomas H. Phoenix, PE, FASHRAE, LEED AP; and Darrell Rounds, FMA, CEM

Building Innovation 2018: Three Days Left to Save

If you're planning to attend Building Innovation 2018: The National Institute of Building Sciences Sixth Annual Conference & Expo, January 8-11, 2018, at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C., you have one last chance to save on registration.

Institute to Unveil Mitigation Saves Interim Report during Building Innovation 2018

The National Institute of Building Sciences will unveil the Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report at a presentation luncheon Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm, during Building Innovation 2018 Conference & Expo. The report, which highlights the significant savings that result from implementing mitigation strategies in terms of safety, and the prevention of property loss and disruption of day-to-day life, builds on the well-known
2018 Jim Murrett

Jim Murrett to Become President of Appraisal Institute on Jan. 1

James L. Murrett, MAI, SRA, of Hamburg, New York, will begin his one-year term as president of the Appraisal Institute on Jan. 1. The Appraisal Institute is the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers with nearly 19,000 professionals in almost 60 countries
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


Twenty-five years ago this year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launched a program to help households living in assisted housing to become self-sufficient. Today, HUD marked the 25th anniversary of the Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS)by awarding $75 million to continue helping public housing residents, those participating in the Housing Choice Voucher Program and residents of Project-Based Rental Assistance to further their education and find good jobs.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Joel MacIntosh WolfNet CEO

WolfNet Helps Customers Set A Real Estate Property Alert “Speed Record”

WolfNet®, the real estate industry’s most trusted MLS data standardization provider and leading innovator of IDX solutions and website services, announced the launch of its new data loader dubbed “PropertyPipeline” to significantly increase its data refresh speed that will benefit more than 250,000 real estate agents

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute Opposes Bills Raising Thresholds for SBA Loans

Citing significant risks to taxpayers, the Appraisal Institute on Monday urged the U.S. House of Representatives to turn back legislation that would virtually eliminate appraisal requirements for the Small Business Administration’s two largest loan programs. Votes on two related bills are expected today in the full House