EPA Recognizes North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality for Property Reuse Achievements at Superfund...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) has received EPA’s “Excellence in State Engagement Supporting Reuse Award” for the agency’s ongoing commitment to support redevelopment and community revitalization.
Financial Services Committee

Subcommittee Meets to Further Review Sustainable Housing Finance

The Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance held a hearing today entitled “Sustainable Housing Finance Part III.” The hearing allowed the Subcommittee to further assess views and perspectives on the need to enact comprehensive housing finance reform

Statement by National Low Income Housing Coalition President and CEO Diane Yentel—The Price of...

Comprehensive tax reform offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity to address one of the biggest barriers to economic success for families struggling to get by: the lack of decent, accessible and affordable homes for the lowest income people. Nationally, there are just 35 homes affordable and available to every 100 of the lowest income families. Due to chronic underfunding of critical affordable housing programs, just one in four low income households in need receives any assistance.

Secretary Zinke announces Creation of the “Made in America” Recreation Advisory Committee

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the establishment of the “Made in America” Recreation Advisory Committee. The Committee will advise the Secretary of the Interior on public-private partnerships across all public lands, with the goal of expanding access to and improving infrastructure on public lands and waterways

Trust Stamp Announces Free Safety Tool for All Realtors®

At the National Association of Realtors®' Conference & Expo in Chicago, Trust Stamp announced that its safety tool will now be free for all Realtors®. Trust Stamp is an identity authentication startup company that leverages artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies to verify strangers' identities and provide a trust score

House Passes Joint Employer Bill, Providing Certainty for Small Businesses

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today commended the House for passing the bipartisan Save Local Business Act, legislation that would amend the National Labor Relations Act and Fair Labor Standards Act to restore a common sense joint employer standard for home building firms and other small businesses.
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New KTGY-Designed Townhomes Introduce Rooftop Decks to Downtown Dublin

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning and national award-winning homebuilder Trumark Homes announce Perch, a collection of townhomes with innovative floor plans that create a brand-new transit-oriented urban village on 2.7 acres in the heart of downtown Dublin, California.

DCHFA Financing Brings The Solstice to Northeast, D.C.

On November 2, the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA) financed its first development of Fiscal Year 2018 with the issuance of $21.5 million ($10.6 million long term, $10.9 million short term) in DCHFA tax exempt bonds to fund the construction of The Solstice (3534 East Capitol NE, Washington, D.C.) The new four story mixed-use building will bring 137 affordable apartment homes (one, two and three bedrooms), 75 parking spaces and 2,074 square feet of retail space to Ward 7’s Deanwood neighborhood. “Deanwood has emerged as a destination neighborhood and the cost of housing is rising.


Construction employment increased by 11,000 jobs in October to the highest level in nine years, while the industry’s unemployment rate fell to 4.5 percent, the lowest October rate since 2006, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that while hurricane recovery work may have helped boost employment in the sector, most of the gains are occurring because of strong demand for many types of private-sector projects across much of the country.

Housing Supply Shortages Slowing First-time Buyers; Signs of Hope Exist for More New Construction

Stubbornly low inventory conditions in a large swath of the country are behind the below-average share of first-time buyers in recent years, but there is gaining evidence that an increase in homebuilding is around the corner.


The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement in reaction to the release today of a Congressional proposal to reform the federal tax code

Energy Star Bill Could Weaken Successful Program

A bill to modify ENERGY STAR could weaken a program with decades of proven benefits, Alliance to Save Energy President Kateri Callahan will tell Congress in a hearing Tuesday. The Energy Star Reform Act of 2017 Discussion Draft will be considered before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee.

National Association of REALTORS® Installs 2018 Leadership

Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation Realtor® from Columbia, Missouri was installed today as 2018 president of the National Association of Realtors® during the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Chicago.
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Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of Single-Tenant NNN Harbor Freight Tools in Northern Los...

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally-recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that Executive Vice President Jeremy McChesney has completed the sale of a 24,695-square-foot single-tenant net-leased retail property occupied by Harbor Freight Tools at 2101 East Palmdale Boulevard in Palmdale, California. The purchase price was $2.65 million.

USDA Invests in Broadband Infrastructure in Unserved and Underserved Rural Areas

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA is investing more than $200 million in infrastructure projects to bring broadband to hundreds of unserved and underserved rural communities.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of Walgreens-Anchored Shopping Center for Donahue...

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 Westlake Village, a 31,980-square-foot neighborhood shopping center anchored by Walgreens and Chase Bank in Sacramento, California’s North Natomas community. The sale also included 4.36 acres of developable land. The price was not disclosed.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Cantwell Presses Secretary Perry On Trump Administration’s Failure To Protect Energy...

Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) questioned Secretary of Energy Rick Perry on the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget request. Senator Cantwell expressed concerns that drastic cuts to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) budget will harm our ability to defend critical energy infrastructure, make progress at nuclear cleanup sites, and grow the U.S. clean energy economy.