Speaker Paul Ryan

House Passes America’s Water Infrastructure Act

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement on the passage of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act: “Every community depends on water infrastructure. America’s water infrastructure not only facilitates commerce within our borders, but it connects U.S.
NIBS

The Institute Appoints Jury for 2018 Beyond Green™ Awards

The National Institute of Building Sciences announces the jury for the 2018 Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building and Community Awards. The 2018 jury members include Nancy McNabb, AIA; Jason Hartke, PhD; and Arpan Bakshi.
NLIHC

First Homes Being Built or Rehabilitated Using New National Housing Trust Fund

The National Low Income Housing Coalition has published “Getting Started: First Homes Being Built with 2016 National Housing Trust Fund Awards”. This interim report profiles the 42 states
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser Opens First Grandfamily Affordable Housing Community

Mayor Muriel Bowser today celebrated the opening of Plaza West, a 223-unit affordable housing community for seniors and families in Ward 6. This unique development includes 50 units designed for grandfamilies
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Warner Pacific Properties Announces Grand Opening of Ulta Beauty at Monrovia Landing

Warner Pacific Properties, a real estate investment and development company, announced today the opening of Ulta Beauty at Monrovia Landing shopping center at 729 E. Huntington Drive (Historic Route 66) and S. Shamrock Avenue, in the City of Monrovia, California.
NIBS

Last Chance to Register for FMOC’s Webinar on Designing for Maintainability

There are only two days left to register for the National Institute of Building Sciences Facility Maintenance and Operations Committee (FMOC) one-hour webinar, Design for Maintainability: The Importance of Operations and Maintenance Considerations during the Design Phase of Construction Projects
MBA

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 1.8 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 7, 2018. This week's results include an adjustment for the Labor Day holiday.
EPA

EPA Announces Public Hearing on Affordable Clean Energy Proposal

On October 1, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public hearing on the proposed Affordable Clean Energy proposal in Chicago, Ill. The proposal would replace the prior administration’s Power Plan (CPP)
Mayor Muriel Bowser

HPTF Financing Will Help Preserve Affordable Housing for Over 80 Residents in Wards 7...

The DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) recently closed on two loans totaling more than $3.5 million that will preserve 36 units of affordable housing in Wards 7 and 8 for two tenant associations.
DOI

Interior Releases Finding of No Significant Impact for Central North Dakota Water Supply Project

The Bureau of Reclamation has completed the environmental assessment (EA) and released the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Central North Dakota Water Supply Project.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton Requests Joint Hearing to Examine Proposal to Relocate Two USDA Agencies Out of...

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today called for the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Agriculture Committee to hold a joint hearing to examine the legality of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposal to dismantle existing USDA agencies by moving the Economic Research

BLM WILL HOST TWO PUBLIC MEETINGS FOR DESERT QUARTZITE SOLAR PROJECT

The Bureau of Land Management, Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, will host two public meetings on Sept. 26 and 27, for the proposed Desert Quartzite Solar Photovoltaic Project, in eastern Riverside County.
MBA

Mortgage Credit Availability Decreased in August

Mortgage credit availability decreased in August according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from Ellie Mae's AllRegs® Market Clarity® business information tool.
Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute Unveils Property Use Classification System

The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers today unveiled an information system that classifies and describes property uses and assists real estate analysts and others with their property use data storage and analysis.
Walgreens Pasadena

Hanley Investment Group Completes Sale of Landmark Walgreens Building on South Lake Avenue in...

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally-recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today the sale of the landmark building occupied

Living Off the Grid – How To Reduce Your House’s Carbon Footprint

Have you ever given a thought in life that what have you done till date for the environment? Do you have the concept of living off the grid in your mind? Well, there are people in this world who are switching their lifestyle to living off the grid and providing true freedom in the terms of living.
Meridian Sells Dialysis Clinic

Meridian Sells Dialysis Clinic in Oakland, Calif. for $15.7 Million

Meridian, a full-service real estate developer and owner of medical real estate, is pleased to announce that it has closed escrow on the sale of its 12,754-square-foot dialysis clinic in Oakland, California.
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on Trump Tariff Threat

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., today issued the following statement after President Trump threatened to impose tariffs on
Jonathan Boriack

Jonathan Boriack Named Associate Principal of KTGY Architecture + Planning

KTGY Architecture + Planning has promoted Jonathan Boriack, AIA, LEED AP, to the position of associate principal, announced Jill Williams, AIA, chairman of KTGY’s board of directors and managing principal of the firm’s Oakland office
ABC National

Strategic Partner United Rentals to Sponsor Diversity Program

Associated Builders and Contractors recently announced that United Rentals, Inc., the world’s largest equipment rental company, has signed on as the sponsor of ABC’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, including the Diversity & Inclusion Summit and National Diversity

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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National Broker Portal Names New Board Member, Chair

The Board of Managers of the National Broker Portal, a joint venture between Broker Public Portal (BPP) and Homesnap, today announced Daniel J. Riley, Esq., of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, has joined its Board and become its Chairman. Riley is Executive Vice President of Administration at Howard Hanna, ranked as the third largest real estate firm in the U.S. by REAL Trends

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

How Investors are Making Big Money on Commercial Real Estate

The search for alpha (i.e. returns) is what drives investors and when it comes to commercial real estate the race to reap profits is in full swing. For those who bought into the market during 2010 and 2011, making big money is relatively easy as valuations are working in their favor.