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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Says Groundbreaking for Affordable Housing Units in Ward 8 Complements Her Work on...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today thanked District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and joined the Mayor and other city officials and leaders to break ground on South Capitol Street Apartments, a rare project that will bring hundreds of affordable housing units to Ward 8. Norton, whose work in Congress resulted in federal funding for the project, praised the development of affordable housing in Ward 8, where affordable housing is most needed due to the District’s increasingly costly housing market.

Ply Gem Building Products partners with Habitat for Humanity to build homes across America...

The Plly Gem, a North American manufacturer of building products, is partnering with Habitat for Humanity for the second consecutive year in support of the Ply Gem Home for Good project, a campaign to help families in need of affordable housing. Darius Rucker, three-time Grammy Award winner, is this year’s project ambassador


Thirty-nine states added construction jobs between April 2016 and April 2017 amid growing demand for construction services, yet more than half the states lost construction jobs between March and April amid tight labor market conditions, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today.
NeighborWorks America

NeighborWorks Training Institute in Minneapolis will attract 1,600+ community-development professionals, $1.7 million in economic...

As national student loan debt soars at $1.4+ trillion, course helps counselors address nationwide problem
NeighborWorks America

NeighborWorks America awards $68.09 million in flexible grants to 243 nonprofits

The Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, dba NeighborWorks America, announced that it awarded $68.09 million in flexible grants to 243 nonprofit organizations, all members of the national NeighborWorks network. These awards pend receipt of the funds from the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Center for American Progress

Trump’s Elimination of Low Income Energy Assistance Will Cause Direct Harm to Already Vulnerable...

The Trump administration has been openly hostile to climate science and policies aimed at mitigating the worst effects of climate change. They have proposed gutting the budget of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA attempted to undo the Clean Power Plan and are considering pulling the United States from the Paris climate agreement

Teams From Stargate, Manning Options Schools Victorious in NREL’s 27th Solar and Lithium-Ion Car...

Fifty-three teams from 18 Colorado middle schools gathered at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden today for the 27th Annual Junior Solar Sprint and Lit

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

President Trump’s 2018 budget – leaked earlier today – reflects a cruel indifference to the millions of low income seniors, people with disabilities, families with children, veterans, and other vulnerable people who are struggling to keep a roof over their heads. Mr. Trump’s budget would harm thousands of the lowest income families by taking away their housing assistance – a move that would lead to higher levels of homelessness and housing poverty – in a transparent effort to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy and billions of dollars in increased defense spending.

AWWA launches Buried No Longer® tool, highlights WIFIA during Infrastructure Week

As part of its observance of Infrastructure Week, the American Water Works Association announced the launch of its new Buried No Longer® (BNL) tool.

Foreign Buyers and Immigration Expected to Drive Future Demand for U.S. Housing

U.S. real estate markets are increasingly becoming international, and changing demographics brought forth by immigration and growing interest from foreigners are positioned to bolster home sales activity and prices. That’s according to speakers at an international real estate forum organized by the REALTOR® University Richard J. Rosenthal Center for Real Estate Studies session here at the 2017 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.

Realtors® Have a Positive Outlook for Commercial Markets in 2017

While challenges face commercial real estate markets, Realtors® specializing in the sector should have confidence that growth will continue. That’s according to speakers at a commercial economic issues and trends forum at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.
Arby's Restaurant Easton PA

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Lease Arby’s Restaurant Property

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net lease Arby’s Restaurant located at 3710 Easton Nazareth Highway in Easton, Pennsylvania for $1,700,000

NAIOP Supports Rising CRE Leaders through Diversity Scholarships

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has announced the 2017 recipients of its scholarship. A component of NAIOP’s strategic initiative to promote diversity in commercial real estate, the scholarship program supports students who are pursuing a degree in commercial real estate

Affordable Housing Advocates and Small Lenders Join Together is Applauding Dir. Mel Watt Commitment...

Leaders of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), Community Home Lenders Association (CHLA), Community Mortgage Lenders of America (CMLA), Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Leading Builders of America

IBTS Announces New Benefit for NACo Member Counties

The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with the National Association of Counties (NACo) to offer members a new benefit, at no charge

Puerto Rico, Energy Sector Issues and Averting the Next Financial Crisis Among Topics to...

Puerto Rico’s financial crisis, cross-border issues, Energy Future Holdings and health care and education will be among the many topics presented at the 2017 New York City Bankruptcy Conference, being held May 18 at the New York Hilton in Midtown Manhattan.
Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Cantwell, Bipartisan Coalition of Senators Call For Continued Funding of Land and Water Conservation...

Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and a bipartisan coalition of 48 senators sent a letter urging the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies to support the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and, specifically, the Forest Legacy Program, one of the nation’s most important federal conservation programs, as they begin considerations for the upcoming fiscal year.

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 May 12, 2017.

NeighborWorks Training Institute in Minneapolis will attract 1,600+ community-development professionals, $1.7 million in economic...

An estimated $1.7 million boost is coming to the Minneapolis economy when more than 1,600 community-development professionals from around the country convene in the city for the NeighborWorks Training Institute May 22-26.

Tax Reform Could Deliver a Tax Hike for Homeowners: New Research

While tax reform proposals swirling around Washington, D.C., promise lower tax bills for American families, new estimates indicate that many middle-income homeowners may actually see a tax increase if those proposals go through

NAR Midyear Forecast: Existing-Home Sales Poised to Climb 3.5 Percent in 2017

The multi-year stretch of robust job gains along with improving household confidence are expected to guide existing-home sales to a decade high in 2017, but supply and affordability headwinds and modest economic growth are holding back sales and threatening to keep the nation’s low homeownership rate subdued.

Second Century Ventures adds Adwerx and immoviewer to 2017 REach® Accelerator Class

Two more innovative technology companies have been selected to join REach®, a growth technology accelerator program from the National Association of Realtors®' strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures.

Regulations, Retention and Recruitment Pressing Issues for Appraisal Industry

Any perceived shortage of appraisers may be location specific and dependent on whom you ask, but there is universal agreement that more needs to be done to keep appraisers in the profession and attract new talent. That’s according to panelists yesterday at a property valuation forum at the 2017 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

REALTOR Benefits® Partner Placester Offers Free Websites to All Realtors®

Last year, Realtors® spent a median of $70 to maintain a website. To help reduce business costs, Placester(link is external), a real estate website and marketing platform, is extending its partnership with the National Association of Realtors® to bring a basic “NAR Edition” website to the association’s 1.2 million members at no charge.

FTC Obtains Court Order Requiring Owner of Precious Metals Investment Scam To Surrender Florida...

A federal court has granted the Federal Trade Commission’s request fo

WSSC Approves Nearly $150 Million in Contracts to Repair Roads and Improve Infrastructure

WSSC Commissioners today approved three contracts totaling $149.5 million to repair and replace aging infrastructure and meet future water supply demands for Montgomery and Prince George’s County residents.
Casual Dining - Q1 2017

The Boulder Group Publishes Net Lease Casual Dining Research Report

The Boulder Group’s Research Department has released a new research report providing comprehensive numbers and analysis of the recent activity in the National Net Lease Casual Dining Market.

Senate Ways and Means Releases FY2018 State Budget Proposal

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (SWM) released its FY2018 state budget proposal(link is external). The budget includes strong investments in affordable housing and homelessness prevention resources.
Natural Resources

Murkowski Announces Promotions and Additions to Energy Committee Staff

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today announced several recent promotions and additions to her Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee staff.

Solar Industry Applauds Gov. Dayton’s Veto, Urges Him to Keep Anti-Consumer Provisions Out of...

The national solar energy association commended Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton for protecting consumers and a quickly growing solar industry in the state. The measure (SF 1937) would have removed solar customers’ ability to have unfair fees reviewed by independent experts at the Public Utilities Commission



One Glenlake in Central Perimeter is pleased to announce

Cotiviti has leased 66,100 RSF on the 12th, 13th and 14th floors thanks to Joe Terrell with Highgate Partners. Clark, Richardson and Biskup Consulting Engineers has leased 12,931 RSF on the 6th floor thanks to Paul Hanna with JLL


ABC National

Study: Project Labor Agreement Mandates Inflate Cost of Construction 13 Percent

A study released today by the Beacon Hill Institute found that Ohio schools built under government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) cost 13.12 percent more than schools that were bid and constructed through fair and open competition, free from PLA requirements. The study looked at 88 schools built in Ohio since 2000 and found that those built under a PLA mandate cost $23.12 more per square foot than projects built without PLA mandates.