Education & Training

Education & Training
NIBS

Institute Bids Farewell to a Pioneering Industry Council

This past week, the National Institute of Building Sciences Board of Directors voted to sunset the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC). Founded in 1980 as the Passive Solar Industries Council, the independent, non-profit organization that later became the SBIC was a pioneer advocate of the whole building approach to sustainable facilities.
NLIHC

Statement from Diane Yentel, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition,...

The tax reform plan proposed by Republican leaders in Congress and the White House overlooks one of the best and most immediate ways to spur economic growth and help everyday Americans who have been left behind: reprioritizing and rebalancing federal housing policy.
NIBS

Only Two Days before CFIRE Webinar Looks at Energy Use in Lending

It is not too late to register for the upcoming webinar, "Energy in Commercial Appraisals and Mortgages: Risk or Reward?," scheduled for 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET, Thursday, September 28, 2017. When it comes to the buying and selling of commercial real estate—a multi-step process that involves high stakes and numerous stakeholders—the energy performance of buildings is not usually top of mind.
AGC

SEVENTY-PERCENT OF CONTRACTORS HAVE A HARD TIME FINDING QUALIFIED CRAFT WORKERS TO HIRE AMID...

Seventy percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released today by Autodesk and the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that many firms are changing the way they operate, recruit and compensate, but cautioned that chronic labor shortages could have significant economic impacts absent greater investments in career and technical education
NIBS

Webinar Looks at Capturing Energy Performance in Commercial Building Mortgages

When it comes to the buying and selling of commercial real estate—a multi-step process that involves high stakes and numerous stakeholders—the energy performance of buildings is not usually top of mind. An upcoming webinar by the National Institute of Building Sciences Council on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (CFIRE) could bring the topic into higher focus.
NIBS

Institute to Host Representative Hearing on Healthcare Facility Person-Centered Care

The nation’s healthcare environment is changing and facilities need to keep pace—particularly with the growth in a senior population in need of care. The design, construction and operation of healthcare facilities must respond to these needs and provide the environment necessary for effective delivery of quality, person-centered care.
NeighborWorks America

Philadelphia symposium on economic empowerment addresses financial challenges facing low- and moderate-income families

An Aug. 16 symposium in downtown Philadelphia will explore how knowledge and skills alone won't improve a person's financial situation; policies, programs and financial products are necessary to promote prosperity for more individuals and families.
Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute Book Helps Value Green Commercial Real Estate

This new book is a valuable resource for those who want to keep up and stay ahead of the newest ideas and trends in commercial real estate, Appraisal Institute President Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, wrote in the books foreword
ASE

State Legislators’ Resolution Shows Broad Backing For Federal Energy Efficiency Investments

The Alliance to Save Energy released the following statement from President Kateri Callahan lauding the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) for adopting a resolution Monday urging the U.S. Congress to fully fund the Department of Energy’s (DOE) appliance and equipment standards program. The resolution also seeks to ensure that the Department meets its statutory obligations to update energy efficiency standards regularly and to enforce manufacturer compliance with such standards
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD MAKES $38 MILLION AVAILABLE TO FIGHT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today it is making $38 million available to fight housing discrimination through the Department’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP). The grants offered through three FHIP funding notices will support a variety of critical fair housing activities, including fair housing testing in the rental and sales market, public education efforts, capacity building, and education and outreach activities.
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Real Estate Startup zavvie to Break with the Status Quo at Big Tech Show

A hot Colorado-based real estate tech startup is breaking with marketing convention by assembling some of the marketing world’s and real estate industry’s most accomplished professionals for a Learning Lab it’s presenting at the nation’s largest real estate technology conference, Inman Connect at the San Francisco Hilton, August 7-11.
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RESO Fall Conference Set for San Diego Poised for a Sellout

One of the hottest real estate conferences in the housing industry, hosted by the Real Estate Standards Organization, or RESO, is headed to San Diego October 17-19, at the uber-hip Pendry San Diego in the heart of the city’s Gaslamp Quarter, where some 300 brokerage and technology leaders will converge to help set the course of current and future real estate data standards in the U.S. that powers more than 5 million home sales a year.
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National Digital Marketing Expert to Speak At Top Real Estate Tech Conference

“Using Facebook To Dominate Your Neighborhood” is the attention-grabbing title of the session that nationally-renowned digital marketing expert Jimmy Mackin, co-founder of Curaytor, will present at Inman Connect at the San Francisco Hilton, August 7-11, the nation’s largest real estate technology conference.
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Bay Area Real Estate Expert Higashi Speaks At Top Real Estate Tech Conference

“Could Predictive Analytics Become Tomorrow’s QR Code?” is the thought-provoking title of a session that San Francisco General Counsel and General Manager Abbie Higashi of McGuire Real Estate will co-present at Inman Connect at the San Francisco Hilton, August 7-11, the nation’s largest real estate technology conference.
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Blogging & Marketing Expert Elias to Speak At Top Real Estate Tech Conference

“Stop Blogging! How To Build A Hyperlocal Content Machine” is the compelling title of the session that DC area real estate industry promoter, marketer and influencer Heather Elias will co-present at Inman Connect at the San Francisco Hilton, August 7-11, the nation’s largest real estate technology conference.

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

MBA

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.