SilverLakeCollection

CBRE’s Philip D. Voorhees and NRP-West Team Complete Silver Lake Collection Sale for $13.30...

CBRE Executive Vice President Philip D. Voorhees announced today that he and his National Retail Partners – West (NRP-West) team completed the sale of Silver Lake Collection, 10,497 square-feet of urban street-front in the Silver Lake enclave in the city of Los Angeles, Calif. Situated in “Sunset Junction,” the property is 100% leased to three contemporary restaurant and beverage tenants. The sale price was $13.30 million. More...
Tim Dain ABoR

Austin Board of REALTORS, RESO and the CoreLogic Trestle Platform

The Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) and the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) today announced a new groundbreaking free data feed for technology developers through the creation of the Developer Reference Server. Powered by the CoreLogic® Trestle™ platform, the Developer Reference Server gives developers access to a full compendium of listing data from the previous year pulled directly from the ABoR MLS
Teamsters

Bipartisan Solution Is Needed that Will Put People to Work at Good Wages

The following is a statement from Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa on the unveiling of a $1 trillion infrastructure proposal by Senate Democrats yesterday

The Top 10 Industrial Real Estate Trends for 2017

From foreign entities investing in properties across international borders to the volitile U.S. political climate affecting neighbors like Canada and the global stage, the new year will shape up the future of industrial real estate trends. Bisnow takes a look at the top 10, which will help shape the conversation at NAIOP's upcoming I.CON: Impact Projects.

Meet Jonathan Tratt, 2017 NAIOP Chairman

“NAIOP is an organization that anyone can get involved in at any level,” Tratt said. “The more that you apply yourself and involve yourself and participate, the more you get out of it. It’s been singularly one of the best things that I’ve done to advance my career.”

Mayor Bowser to Participate in ‘Point in Time’ Count, Discuss Administration Efforts to End...

On Wednesday, January 25 at 9 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will join District Officials as they conduct the city’s “Point in Time” count, an annual census of persons experiencing homelessness. Since taking office, Mayor Bowser has implemented a broad range of initiatives to combat homelessness in the District, including providing District families with year-round access to shelter, increasing the capacity of the homeless system to quickly connect families with housing opportunities, and expanding services for youth experiencing homelessness

Institute Honors Industry Leaders during Annual Awards Ceremony

Each year, the National Institute of Building Sciences hosts an Awards Reception and Dinner to recognize individuals and organizations that have provided outstanding service to the Institute, the building community and the nation. Institute board, staff and members honored the 2016 award winners at an annual awards ceremony held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, during Building Innovation 2017: The Institute’s Fifth Annual Conference and Expo, at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C.

THIRTY-TWO STATES ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS IN 2016 AS DEARTH OF WORKERS WITH EXPERIENCE KEEPS...

Thirty-two states added construction jobs in 2016 as a dearth of experienced workers kept contractors in many states from hiring as many employees as they would have preferred, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today and the association’s own survey. Association officials said the new Trump administration could help by including workforce development measures as part of its promised new infrastructure program.

U.S. Green Building Council Releases Annual Top 10 States for LEED Green Building

USGBC announced the Top 10 States for LEED, an annual ranking that highlights states throughout the United States that made significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation over the past year. LEED is the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system
Dollar General Princeville, IL

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Triple Net Leased Dollar General

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant new construction Dollar General located at 1107 N Santa Fe Avenue in Princeville, Illinois for $1,145,681

EMPLOYEE ON THE MOVE

It is with great honor that we announce the promotion of Rob Corredine, CPA, to Corporate Controller. “Rob joined Conifer in 2013 and has made significant contributions in many areas of the Company, including corporate and development accounting,” said Tim Fournier, Chairman & CEO.

ABA Statement on Senate Banking Vote on HUD Secretary

“We congratulate HUD Secretary-designate Carson on the Senate Banking Committee’s vote to confirm him. Dr. Carson will bring a fresh perspective to the department, and we look forward to working with him to create a vibrant housing market that helps our nation’s communities and economy thrive

Banking Committee Approves HUD Nominee

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, released the following statement on the Committee’s approval of Dr. Benjamin Carson, of Michigan, to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Bishop Reaction to Trump Actions on Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines

House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s actions related to the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines

Easton Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Distressed Homeowners, Evading Taxes

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that TIMOTHY W. BURKE, also known as “Bill Burke,” “William Burke,” “Kerry Saunders,” “Pat Riley,” “Jim Caldwell,” “Jim Saunders,” “Tom Morrisey,” “Jimmy,” “Phil Burke,” “Phil,” “Burt,” “James Burke,” and “M. Soler,” 65, formerly of Easton, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to fraud and tax evasion offenses stemming from a long-running fraud scheme that targeted distressed homeowners

ICYMI: Trump’s Heartless Fee Hike? Not Quite.

One of the Obama administration’s final actions was to slash the fee that mortgage borrowers must pay for Federal Housing Administration insurance on eligible loans. One of President Trump’s first actions Jan. 20 was to suspend that move pending further study. Democrats accused him of heartlessly hiking costs for the FHA’s low- and moderate-income clientele by $500 per year on a typical $200,000 loan. “One hour after talking about helping working people and ending the cabal in Washington that hurts people, he signs a regulation that makes it more expensive for new homeowners to buy mortgages,” Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said

Murkowski Comments on the Trump Administration’s Efforts to Advance Energy Infrastructure Projects

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today released the following statement after President Trump issued a series of executive documents that will prioritize energy infrastructure and streamline regulatory reviews in the United States.

MISMO Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rent Roll Standards for Commercial Property

MISMO®, the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization has extended the public comment period for the proposed data standard for the exchange of rent roll information on commercial property. The public comment period has been extended through Wednesday, March 15th, 2017.

MBA Statement on the Senate Banking Committee Approval of Dr. Ben Carson as HUD...

David H. Stevens, President & CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), released the following statement regarding the Senate Banking Committee's approval of Dr. Ben Carson as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development

SEIA Welcomes NEXTracker to its Board of Directors

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry, announced today that NEXTracker, a leading single-axis tracker supplier worldwide, has joined SEIA’s board of directors.

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

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) commends Senate Democrats for recognizing the importance of affordable housing investments in a comprehensive infrastructure package
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald on Ben Carson’s Confirmation by the Senate Banking...

Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, today issued the following statement regarding the Senate Banking Committee voting to confirm Dr. Ben Carson as the next secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development

Cantwell Announces Blueprint to Rebuild Infrastructure That Creates 15 Million American Jobs

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell joined Senate Democrats in unveiling A Blueprint to Rebuild America's Infrastructure and Create 15 Million Jobs, which includes a historic $1 trillion investment that would create more than 15 million jobs over the next 10 years.
NAR

Existing-Home Sales Slide in December; 2016 Sales Best Since 2006

Existing-home sales closed out 2016 as the best year in a decade, even as sales declined in December as the result of ongoing affordability tensions and historically low supply levels, according to the National Association of Realtors

HUD ISSUES INTERIM FAIR HOUSING GUIDANCE PENDING ISSUANCE OF FINAL FAIR HOUSING ASSESSMENT TOOLS

On January 24, HUD published interim guidance on how states should comply with the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule until HUD finalizes the state Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) Tool. HUD also provided an update on its efforts to finalize the state Assessment Tool and the other assessment tools it is developing for other HUD program participants.

SEC Announces Fraud Charges, Asset Freeze in Alleged Nursing Home Investment Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges and an emergency asset freeze obtained against a businessman in South Carolina accused of siphoning funds he raised from investors for the purpose of purchasing or renovating senior housing facilities
Center for Biological Diversity

Agreement Protects San Diego’s Vanishing Burrowing Owls, Increases Solar Energy

An agreement announced today between conservation and environmental-justice groups and private developers will protect imperiled burrowing owls, increase renewable solar energy and conserve wildlife habitat to offset impacts from the redevelopment of San Diego’s Brown Field Municipal Airport. The airport — located near the Mexico border in Otay Mesa — will be redeveloped with new commercial and aviation facilities and include on-site solar energy to reduce energy consumption.

Webinar: Opioid Use Disorders and Homelessness

The opioid epidemic in the United States has had a profound and deadly impact. Opioid use disorders are particularly hard on veterans who are homeless or at risk for being homeless, where prevalence of mental health conditions and substance misuse is high and access to health care often problematic.

NeighborWorks’ network investment in affordable rental housing surges nearly 20 percent in 2016 to...

With the supply of affordable rental housing declining throughout the U.S., NeighborWorks America reported today that its network of local non-profit builders invested more than $2.38 billion into the development and preservation of rental housing. The affordable housing investment was made through construction, rehabilitation, refinance, and purchase of existing apartments, often specifically to support the needs of low- and moderate-income households, seniors, formerly homeless veterans and disabled individuals.
Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation Grants $4.6M to Bay Area Leaders to Tackle Climate Change through...

The Rockefeller Foundation announced a $4.6M grant to a coalition of Bay Area leaders to create the Bay Area: Resilient by Design Challenge – a competition that will engage regional innovators, policy makers, designers, architects, developers, and others in developing creative, realistic and long-lasting infrastructure solutions for the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Mission Court

Eden Housing to Break Ground on KTGY-designed Affordable Senior Housing Community...

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning announces that nonprofit developer Eden Housing and the City of Fremont will celebrate the groundbreaking of a new affordable housing community at 47003 Mission Falls Court in Fremont, Calif., on Friday, October 13th, at 12 noon. Mission Court Senior Apartments will provide 90 one- and two-bedroom apartment homes for very low and extremely low-income active adults 62 and better who earn between 30 percent and 50 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI).

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ABC National

ABC CEO Mike Bellaman Appointed to Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion...

Michael D. Bellaman, president and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), has been appointed by U.S. Department of Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta  to the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion, created by President Trump’s June 15 Executive Order 13801.