Housing & Development

Housing & Development

Kathy Kraninger Unfit to be Top Consumer Watchdog, Senate Panel Should Deny Her Nomination...

Kathy Kraninger, the current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Associate Director and President Donald Trump’s nominee for Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is scheduled to have her nomination hearing tomorrow before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
AWEA

Proposed coal, nuclear power plant bailout could exceed $34 billion

Annual cost of $16.7 billion to support all coal and nuclear plants could rise to $35 billion annually if owners are granted return on investment, raising total cost to $70 billion over two years, according to Brattle Group analysis, for no discernible improvement to nation's electric grid
NAHB

Remodeling Confidence Increases Despite Rising Costs

The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 58 in the second quarter of 2018, up one point from the previous quarter. The RMI has been consistently above 50—indicating that more remodelers report market activity is higher compared to the prior quarter than report it is lower—since the second quarter of 2013.
NAHB

Call for Entries Now Open for NAHB’s Sales and Marketing Awards–‘The Nationals’

The Nationals--the National Association of Home Builders' national sales and marketing awards program--is open for entries. Honoring the best in new-home sales, marketing and design
Natural Resources

Committee Advances Slate of Federal Lands, Water Bills

The House Committee on Natural Resources passed 10 bills, H.R. 5171 (Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo.), H.R. 5347 (Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev.), H.R. 5556 (Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.), H.R. 5923 (Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark.), H.R. 5979 (Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky.), H.R. 6038 (Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.)
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.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Westminster CO

Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of New Dunkin’ Donuts and Bank...

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally-recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm has completed the sale of a new construction, freestanding, multi-tenant retail building at 13591 Huron Street in Westminster, Colorado.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Kathy Kraninger Unfit to be Top Consumer Watchdog, Senate Panel Should...

Kathy Kraninger, the current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Associate Director and President Donald Trump’s nominee for Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is scheduled to have her nomination hearing tomorrow before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.