Defenders Wildlife

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) President and CEO Michael D. Bellaman issued the following...

Today President Trump released an infrastructure proposal that bulldozes environmental laws to favor careless development at the expense of our air, land, water and wildlife. Defenders of Wildlife President and CEO Jamie Rappaport Clark issued the following statement
ABC National

ABC Commends White House Infrastructure Plan’s Regulatory Streamlining, Workforce Development Expansion Goals

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) President and CEO Michael D. Bellaman issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s infrastructure proposal: “ABC applauds the president for sending Congress a plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure.
ASE

Infrastructure Plan Needs More On Energy Efficiency To Avoid Taxpayers Footing High Energy Costs...

The Alliance to Save Energy released the following statement from President Kateri Callahan in response to the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan released today: “We need to do this the right way up-front, because there’s a real downside to building new things when you have to spend an arm and a leg to run them.
PNC GL Chicago

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of PNC Bank Ground Lease

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant PNC Bank Ground Lease located at 8700 S Cottage Grove Avenue in Chicago, IL for $4,000,000. The PNC Bank property is strategically positioned at the heavily trafficked signalized intersection of South Cottage Grove Avenue and East 87th Street.
Michael Gabriel Owner

Gabriels Technology Solutions Emerges as Leading Tech Provider to World’s Most Prestigious Luxury Real...

The world’s leading provider of internet technologies and services for major news media outlets across the globe, Gabriels Technology Solutions (gabriels.net), has emerged as the leading technology provider to the most prestigious luxury real estate brands worldwide. Today, Gabriels provides advanced real estate technology solutions to Sotheby’s International Realty and Christie’s International Real Estate and other major regional luxury brands, serving brokerage firms and major media companies in 42 states and over 30 countries worldwide.
Elm Street Technology

ELM STREET TECHNOLOGY ANNOUCES ACQUISITION OF AGENTJET

Today, Elm Street Technology (EST) announced the acquisition of Agentjet, Inc., a digital marketing, lead generation and technology provider for top producing agents and teams. Today’s announcement marks the fourth transaction in the company’s two-year history and provides a scalable lead generation compliment to the company’s Elevate productivity suite of technology and client servicing platforms

BLM TO HOST PUBLIC SCOPING MEETINGS TO CONSIDER CHANGES TO DESERT RENEWABLE ENERGY CONSERVATION...

The Bureau of Land Management will host eight public scoping meetings in the process to consider amending three land use plans that underlie the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan. The BLM invites members of the public to attend meetings at the following dates and locations

Wyden Requests Financial Records Related to Dmitry Rybolovlev and Purchase of Trump Palm Beach...

Finance Committee Ranking Member Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today requested from the Treasury Department any records involving Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev and his $95 million purchase of Donald Trump’s Palm Beach estate.

CONGRESSMAN CLYBURN TO PARTICIPATE IN GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY OF THE DORCHESTER REACH OF THE LAKE...

Congressman Clyburn will participate in the groundbreaking ceremony of the Dorchester Reach of the Lake Marion Regional Water System.  He will be joined by officials from the Lake Marion Regional Water Agency, Dorchester County, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Santee Cooper.

Wyden Secures Priorities for Seniors, Kids, Clean Energy

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today cheered the inclusion of several Finance Committee policies he championed as a part of the recently announced budget deal. These include the CHRONIC Care Act, the Family First Act, a further extension of funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for four additional years, and critical extenders in the Medicare, Medicaid, health and human services, and tax spaces, including five years of funding for advanced technology tax credits and home visiting programs
NIBS

One Week Left to Share How You Use Off-Site Construction in Your Work

With more and more building professionals using off-site construction methods, the National Institute of Building Sciences Off-Site Construction Council (OSCC) wants to know how you are using off-site construction practices and methods in your commercial construction work.
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chair Randy Noel on Nationwide Injunction for WOTUS Rule

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued the following statement regarding the Feb. 7 motion by NAHB and its coalition partners including farmers, miners and foresters to ask the U.S. District Court in Texas to issue a nationwide preliminary injunction on the waters of the United States, or the WOTUS Rule:
MBA

Mortgage Delinquency Rate Up in 4th Quarter

The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties increased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.17 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the fourth quarter of 2017. The delinquency rate was up 29 basis points from the previous quarter, and was 37 basis points higher than one year ago
Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Cantwell To Congress: We Must Meet Consumer Demand For Modern Energy Infrastructure

Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) called for greater investments for modernizing energy infrastructure to help lower rates for consumers and create the good paying jobs of the future
NLIHC

Disaster Relief Bill an Improvement, but Falls Short for Vulnerable Communities – Statement by...

The Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition (DHRC) of over 650 national, state and local organizations, led by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), commends Congress for passing a disaster relief bill today that provides robust resources to help communities rebuild and recover from the recent hurricanes and wildfires.

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.