Education & Training

Education & Training

2018 FEDCon® Keynote Will Highlight WBDG Whole Building Design Guide®

Each year, FEDCon® gives private-sector architects, engineers, contractors and manufacturers an insight into the construction process of the different agencies of the U.S. federal government. The 2018 FEDCon® Keynote Breakfast, scheduled for Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, during Building Innovation 2018: The National Institute of Building Sciences Sixth Annual Conference & Expo
Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute Seeks Presentation Proposals for 2018 Annual Conference

The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, is accepting proposals by Dec. 1 ­– just two weeks away –for presentations at the organization’s 2018 Annual Conference, July 30-Aug. 1, at the JW Marriott in Nashville, Tennessee.

Volunteer and Save: Students Needed to Assist at Building Innovation 2018

Students interested in attending Building Innovation 2018: The National Institute of Building Sciences Annual Conference & Expo, January 8-11, 2018, at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C., already receive a discounted price on registration. However, there’s a chance to attend the Conference for FREE as a volunteer.

BSSC Training Courses Now Available On-Demand

The popular series of 2017 webinars presented by the National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) is now available online. These courses cover some of the latest changes on seismic design and analysis.
Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute Premieres Land Valuation Seminar

The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, premiered a seven-hour educational seminar on land valuation issues today in Chicago.

Law Center on Homelessness Releases Education Manual to Help Students and Families After Hurricane...

The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (the Law Center) released its Homeless Education Advocacy Manual: Disaster Edition, a resource that guides homeless students and their families displaced by a disaster on their rights to educational continuity and stability during disaster recovery.<

Check Out the Session Speakers at Building Innovation 2018

The impressive lineup of session speakers at Building Innovation 2018: The National Institute of Building Sciences Annual Conference & Expo includes industry leaders, public-sector authorities and academia. During the four-day Conference, to be held January 8-11, 2018, at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C., fifty-five expert speakers will cover a wide variety of topics to explore strategies that Sustain. Strengthen. Secure.
Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute Unveils ‘Green’ Commercial Valuation Course

The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, premiered a two-day educational course on valuation of green commercial properties last week in Nashville, Tennessee

Tips To Finding The Best Location For Your Startup

The world of startups has an infinite amount of factors that can impact the success of a business. Location can be one of these factors depending on the industry, service you provide, and type of business. There are some businesses that do better in a remote location as they can pay below industry norm without worrying about being outbid for talent. The same location for two different businesses can mean completely different results even if they are providing the same service. The following are tips to find the best location for your startup.

NIBS, NBI Issue Guidance to Help Jurisdictions Achieve Energy Goals

A number of cities and states across the United States have begun to recognize that the current code-based mechanisms in place do not provide the means to help them achieve their energy performance goals for buildings. Codes largely focus on design requirements for a limited number of building characteristics, but do not require verification that the design results in actual, measurable energy savings.

Deadline Extended to Nominate a Project for a 2017 Beyond Green™ Award

Had plans to nominate a cutting-edge project for a 2017 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building and Community Awardbut didn’t have enough time? The National Institute of Building Sciences has extended the deadline for entries. Don’t miss the chance to recognize those buildings, initiatives and innovations that are influencing, informing and inspiring the high-performance planning, design, construction and operations processes.

MBA Recognizes 40 New Certified Mortgage Banker Graduates

MBA Education, the award-winning education division of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), recognized 40 individuals who earned the Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB®) designation at a ceremony held at MBA's Annual Convention & Expo in Denver, CO. Earning one's CMB is the highest professional honor within the real estate finance industry.
NeighborWorks America

NeighborWorks America trains community leaders and honors local heroes

On Oct. 13, NeighborWorks America presented six individuals with its annual Dorothy Richardson Award for Resident Leadership. The award recognizes outstanding contributions by community leaders. The recognition occurred during the NeighborWorks Community Leadership Institute, which strengthens the skills of residents and provides seed grants to help them execute action plans when they return home.
Capital Impact Partners

Capital Impact Partners Debuts New Guide for Building and Expanding Charter School Facilities

“How-to” Tool Aims to Help Charter School Operators Navigate the Facility Development Process from Concept to Financing Arlington, VA (October 11, 2017) — The process for...


Association Officials Urge Congress and the Trump Administration to Find Ways to Include New Investments As Part of the Tax Reform Proposal to Reverse Declining Infrastructure Investments, Boost Economy

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Kamran Charmsaz

Kamran Charmsaz Becomes Shareholder of KTGY Architecture + Planning

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce the addition of Kamran Charmsaz, CSI, CCCA, LEED AP, as a shareholder. Charmsaz, formerly an associate principal with KTGY, was also named a principal. Charmsaz is based in the firm’s Tysons, Virginia office and joins other KTGY Tysons shareholders: Rohit Anand, AIA, NCARB, principal; and Smita Anand, AIA, principal

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases


Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 4.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending February 9, 2018. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 4.1 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier.