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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.

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.

December 6 Workshop: Find Out What to Do When Building Control Systems Get Hacked

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.

Pending Home Sales Crawl Forward in October

Pending home sales were mostly unchanged in October, but did squeak out a meager gain for the second consecutive month, according to the National Association of Realtors
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Simon Perkowitz, AIA of KTGY Presents “Anchor’s Away – Design Solutions for the Disappearing...

International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that Simon Perkowitz, AIA, PE, a principal in the firm's Retail Studio, has been invited to participate as a roundtable facilitator at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) CenterBuild Conference held from November 29, 2016 – December 2, 2016, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Ariz. More...
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Rutgers Business School Wins National Building Design Award

The new Rutgers Business School in Piscataway, N.J., has earned national recognition in the 2016 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2. In honor of this achievement, members of the project team will be presented with awards from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) during a ceremony to take place at the building on Tuesday, November 22, at 4 p.m.

Last Day to Register for MMC Webinar: How Business Continuity Can Contribute to Community...

Tuesday, November 15, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm ET, the National Institute of Building Sciences Multihazard Mitigation Council (MMC) will present the webinar, titled “How Does Business Continuity Contribute to Community Resilience?". Don't miss it! Registration closes today.
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ULI to Advise City of El Paso on Strategies for Developing a Resilient Active...

A group of renowned land use and urban planning experts has been convened by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to make recommendations to the City of El Paso on developing resilient land use strategies for the proposed regional Active Transportation System (ATS). The panel, which includes experts representing all aspects of urban design and urban development, is being sponsored by the City of El Paso’s Office of Resilience & Sustainability

Mayor Bowser to Break Ground On Affordable Housing in Ward 7

On Tuesday, Mayor Bowser and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Brian Kenner will break ground on Deanwood Hills, a 150-unit affordable housing development located at 5201 Hayes Street, NE in Ward 7. This project is part of the New Communities Initiative (NCI), a District effort to revitalize some of DC’s most underserved neighborhoods. The groundbreaking represents the first activity on an NCI development in nearly four years.

Investors Unite Teleconference: What is Risk Sharing? And how does it Work?

On Tuesday, November 15 at 10:30 am EST, Investors Unite will hold a teleconference to discuss risk sharing in the secondary mortgage market, a major policy that could affect Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac moving forward.

HOUSING AUTHORITY LAUNCHES $2.7 MILLION HUD JOBS PLUS PROGRAM AND GRAND OPENING WITH DOZENS...

Sacramento City Council Member Steve Hansen, County Supervisor Phil Serna, SHRA Executive Director La Shelle Dozier and other local and federal officials and representatives will participate in the official launch for $2.7 million HUD Jobs Plus Pilot Program.

Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Mum’s the word at Bellingrath Gardens and Home in November when it’s time for the 53rd Annual Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums, the nation’s largest outdoor display of the signature blooms of the season.

Housing Supply Crunch Accelerates Metro Home Price Growth during Third Quarter

Persistent supply shortages throughout the country led to slightly faster home price appreciation during the third quarter, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®. The report also revealed that seven of the 10 most expensive housing markets in the U.S. are in the West, including San Jose, California, which had a median single-family home price of $1 million for the second straight quarter.
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Hanley Investment Group Kicks Off Movember Fundraiser, Cocktails For a Cure, to Help End...

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally-recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the group is launching its sixth annual Movember campaign to raise funds and awareness for men’s health during the month of November.

Mayor Bowser and OP3 to Host DC Builds! Infrastructure Symposium

On Friday, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of Public-Private Partnerships (OP3) will host DC Builds!, a half-day forum that will bring together public officials, potential partners, policy experts, and residents to discuss the state of DC’s infrastructure and the innovative tools the District is using to more effectively build and maintain that infrastructure

HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU REPORT NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES IN SEPTEMBER

Sales of new single-family houses in September 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 593,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau. This is 3.1 percent (±16.2%)* above the revised August rate of 575,000, but is 29.8 percent (±23.4%) above the September 2015 estimate of 457,000

WSSC Puts Something New in the Ground

October 24: Aging infrastructure isn’t a problem to be fixed overnight, but WSSC is leading the pack, making an innovative change so its water mains last longer.

Webinar – Accessing VA Benefits

Homeless veteran service providers, especially HVRP grantees, recognize the critical connection between a viable income and housing stability. Homeless veterans may be rapidly connected to housing, but they are better able to stay in housing when they are earning a livable wage. While placement in competitive employment may be the ultimate goal, service providers can utilize benefits payments to help homeless veterans find stability while they are seeking and even after obtaining employment

Inland Empire Utilities Agency Launches Advanced Energy Storage System to take on Water-Energy Nexus

The Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) and Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) will host a dedication event for their landmark water-energy project on October 20 at 11:00 a.m. The project is the first-of-its-kind to integrate renewable resources and energy storage at a public water agency. The system uses Tesla battery technology to integrate solar, wind, biogas and grid resources in order to optimize renewable generation, reduce demand on the electric grid and lower energy costs.

Only Two Weeks Left to Nominate Projects for a 2016 Beyond Green™ Award

The deadline is quickly approaching to nominate excellence in high-performing, resilient buildings and communities. The 2016Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building and Community Awards are a great way to recognize those buildings, initiatives and innovations that shape, inform and catalyze the high-performance planning, design, construction and operations processes. Don’t miss the opportunity to spotlight a cutting-edge project.

Mayors Challenge National Call

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is hosting a Mayors Challenge National Call on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Join HUD Secretary Julián Castro, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President Raymond Towle for a discussion on engaging and partnering with the business community in efforts to end veteran homelessness. All mayors, city staff, community partners, and stakeholders are encouraged to join

CAP to Host Discussion on the Future of Our Aging Dam Infrastructure

The Center for American Progress will host a panel discussion October 18 at 10 a.m., on efforts to modernize the management of dam infrastructure, remove unneeded dams, and restore the health of American rivers.

PCA, FLASH to Rebuild Home Destroyed by Superstorm Sandy

Three years ago Superstorm Sandy caused mass destruction in the northeast. Today families are still recovering and looking to begin anew. An effort to help one of those families will officially commence October 27, as the Portland Cement Association (PCA), the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) and the Insurance Information Institute host a groundbreaking for the rebuilding the Hellriegel family home, which was destroyed in the 2012 storm.

Exploring the Impact of Disruptive Technology, Co-working, Data Storytelling, Modern Design and Construction on...

As technology, the changing workforce and demand continue to evolve, over 200 commercial real estate executives from across North America will gather at O.CON: The Office Conference, November 1-2, at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza in Los Angeles, to explore trends in current and future office buildings, the impact of technologies like self-parking cars, innovative construction materials, the demand for flex space and more. An exclusive keynote with Julien Smith, CEO of Breather, an on-demand office-sharing app, will explore how technology and workplace trends are driving the evolution of traditional office space.

The Boulder Group’s President To Speak at ICSC N3 Panel at Chicago Deal Making...

ICSC N3 Triple Net Lease Panel At ICSC Chicago Deal Making. The ICSC N3 Triple Net Lease Investment Session and hear from a Net Lease Leader at ICSC's Chicago Deal Making

Mayor Bowser to Celebrate Historic Investments in Affordable Housing

On Friday, Mayor Bowser will join District leaders to celebrate a promise fulfilled: the unprecedented expenditure of $100 million from the Housing Production Trust Fund. The $100 million investment is supporting 19 projects that will create or preserve more than 1,200 affordable housing units. Since coming into office, Mayor Bowser has committed $100 million annually to the fund – more than any city per capita in the country.

Prevention Partnerships for Young Veterans: Local Veteran and Homeless Programs and Resources

The National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) is hosting the webinar “Prevention Partnerships for Young Veterans: Local Veteran and Homeless Programs and Resources” on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 2:00 pm EDT.

Get The Latest Real Estate Development Trends and Industry Forecasts at ULI’s 2016 Fall...

Get the latest real estate trends, insights and forecasts at the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2016 Fall Meeting, set for October 24-27 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. The meeting will highlight successful business strategies used by rising stars and experienced professionals to thrive in the rapidly changing industry; and it will include programming highlighting Dallas as highly livable, sustainable and globally competitive city.

Pending Home Sales Retreat in August

After bouncing back in July, pending home sales cooled in August for the third time in four months and to their lowest level since January, according to the National Association of Realtors

October 6 Webinar to Focus on Outcome-Based Pathway to Achieve Energy Performance

The National Institute of Building Sciences will host a free webinar Thursday, October 6 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm ET, to highlight an emerging energy performance concept—outcome-based pathways. This new approach to achieving efficient energy use addresses the needs and challenges of numerous stakeholders in the building industry

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FHFA INCREASES FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC CONFORMING LOAN LIMITS FOR...

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced November 23 that the maximum conforming loan limits for mortgages obtained by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will increase in 2017. This is the first time FHFA has increased the conforming loan limit since 2006.

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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...