Housing & Development

Housing & Development
ULI

New ULI Report Explores Growing Interest in Building for Health and Obtaining Wellness Certifications...

The growing popularity of building for health and wellness and the value derived from it are explored in a new Urban Land Institute (ULI) report, The Business Case for Healthy Buildings: Insights from Early Adopters.
GSA

GSA Negotiates New Governmentwide Agreement for Veritas Technologies, LLC

As part of the IT Schedule 70 Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) Enhancement Program, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has negotiated a new, governmentwide enterprise software acquisition agreement with Veritas Technologies for Data Governance and Cloud Management.
FTC

FTC Testifies before House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee about Agency’s Work to Protect Consumers,...

In testimony before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, the Federal Trade Commission described its work to protect consumers and promote competition, and stressed the agency’s commitment to maximizing its resources, enhancing its effectiveness, and anticipating and responding to changes in the marketplace.
Natural Resources

Bishop Statement on House Passage of Several Federal Land Management Bills

Today, the House passed H.R. 4645 (U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont.), H.R. 3777 (U.S. Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah), H.R. 4032 (U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz.), and H.R. 1037 (U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass.). Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) issued the following statement
NAHB

Housing Starts Fall 12.3 Percent As Tariffs Draw Increased Concern

Total housing starts fell 12.3 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department.

Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh, a Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, was nominated to be the next associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2016, Kavanaugh authored an opinion for a panel of judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit considering
USDA

USDA Partners to Improve Rural Water Infrastructure for Nearly 250,000 People in 103 Communities

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $267 million in 103 infrastructure projects (PDF, 298 KB) to upgrade water and wastewater systems in rural communities.
ABC National

ABC Predicts Stable Nonresidential Construction Sector for Remainder of Year

Associated Builders and Contractors Chief Economist Anirban Basu predicts the nonresidential construction sector will remain stable for the second half of 2018, yet warns of a potential economic downturn in 2020, according to a recent mid-year economic outlook published in Construction Executive magazine.
USDOJ

Three California Residents Sentenced in $20 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Three owners and/or managers of Los Angeles, California-area foreclosure rescue companies, Dorothy Matsuba, Jamie Matsuba, and Thomas Matsuba, were sentenced to 240, 135, and 168 months in prison today for their roles in a foreclosure rescue scheme, respectively.
SEIA

SEIA Partners With WGL Energy to Secure SRECs, Carbon Offsets

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and WGL Energy Services, Inc. (WGL Energy) today announced a new Clean Energy Partnership to green the electricity use and offset the greenhouse gas emissions associated with SEIA’s office, travel and events.
NAHB

Builder Confidence Stays at Healthy Level in July

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes remained unchanged at a solid 68 reading in July on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton to Testify Opposing All Anti-Home-Rule Riders to D.C. Appropriations Bill at Rules Committee...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will testify in support of her amendments to strike all five anti-home-rule riders from the House’s fiscal year 2019 District of Columbia Appropriations bill, as well as in opposition to three newly filed anti-home-rule amendments, at a House Rules Committee markup scheduled for Monday, July 16, 2018, at 5:00 p.m., in H-313 (U.S. Capitol).
Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Increases to $1.971 Trillion

Ginnie Mae today announced that issuance of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) totaled $37 billion in June. A breakdown of May issuance includes $35.330 billion of Ginnie Mae II MBS and $1.669 billion of Ginnie Mae I MBS
ASE

Alliance Announces 2018 Stars Of Energy Efficiency Award Winners

The Alliance to Save Energy on Friday named its 2018 Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards winners, recognizing companies, organizations and individuals who have demonstrated profound leadership in energy efficiency.

Coliving Space is Catching On in Cities Around the World

In virtually every major city around the world, one trend stays constant: the cost of living increases every year. At the heart of this is the cost of housing - which in some cities like New York or Los Angeles will almost invariably consume the overwhelming portion of a person’s income.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

CREELiT

CREELiT LAUNCHES AMARKI MARKETING PLATFORM FOR REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND FRANCHISES

Creel Information Technology, Inc (CREELliT), Inc., a leading digital marketing platform solutions provider, today announced the launch of a new platform for enterprise real estate brokers and franchises, Amarki.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

ULI

New ULI Report Explores Growing Interest in Building for Health and...

The growing popularity of building for health and wellness and the value derived from it are explored in a new Urban Land Institute (ULI) report, The Business Case for Healthy Buildings: Insights from Early Adopters.