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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES FROM OCTOBER 2017 TO OCTOBER 2018 IN 44 STATES AND D.C.;...

Forty-four states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between October 2017 and October 2018, while 36 states and D.C. added construction jobs between September and October, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today.
Center for American Progress

5 Ways the New Congress Should Support Resilient Infrastructure Designed to Handle Severe Weather,...

When the new Congress considers upgrading the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, lawmakers must do so in ways that help states and localities plan for the effects of more extreme weather and other climate change threats, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress.
ABC National

ABC Elects 2019 National Chair, Executive Committee

The Associated Builders and Contractors Board of Directors elected Tony Rader, telecom vice president for National Roofing Partners, to serve as the 2019 national chair during the association’s annual Leadership Institute in Las Vegas. Ray Zamora, president of AnchorBuilt Inc., was elected chair-elect, and Steve Klessig, vice president of architecture and engineering, Keller Inc., was elected secretary.
NAR

Newest REALTOR Benefits® Partner Adwerx Helps Realtors® Boost Marketing Strategy

The more than 1.3 million members of the National Association of Realtors® now have access to an exclusive benefit through the digital advertising platform Adwerx(link is external), in partnership with NAR's REALTOR Benefits® Program.
MBA

Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 3.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 9, 2018.
USGBC

USGBC Announces all LEED Certified Green Buildings Eligible for LEED Recertification

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that it will begin offering LEED recertification for all LEED certified projects. To be eligible for certification, projects must submit 12 months of data demonstrating continued or improved performance.
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on FHA Actuarial Report

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued the following statement after the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released its annual actuarial report to Congress
NAR

REALTORS® Lead Effort Urging Senate Confirmation of Kathy Kraninger

This morning, the National Association of Realtors®, joined by over 20 associations from across the real estate industry, sent a letter to Senate Leadership and the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs urging confirmation of Kathleen Kraninger as the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

18 CREW Network Members Win 2018 Connect Media Women in Real Estate Awards

Eighteen CREW Network members, including 2018 President-Elect Holly Neber, have been recognized as 2018 Connect Media Women in Real Estate. The women were among 50 individuals selected by Connect Media from more than 300 nominations based on their leadership
Habitat

EXIT Realty Corp. International donates $400,000 to support Habitat for Humanity’s response to hurricanes...

EXIT Realty Corp. International, a real estate franchisor with brokerage locations across the U.S. and Canada, today announced its support for Habitat for Humanity’s long-term recovery efforts following hurricanes Florence and Michael with a contribution of $400,000, designating $200,000 to each response.
USGBC

World’s Leading Green Building Organizations Team Up to Accelerate Progress to Advance Green Buildings,...

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the BRE Group (BRE) have announced a partnership that will promote the expertise of both organizations and harness their combined industry insights, to deliver a new industry approach to green building performance, solutions and benchmarking.
Center for Biological Diversity

Analysis: San Diego Projects to Put 40,000 People in High Fire-hazard Areas

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors is approving or considering the approval of nine large developments that would add 40,000 new residents in chaparral and grasslands naturally prone to fire, according to a new analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity.
ABC National

Construction Materials Prices Continue to Rise in October

Construction prices rose 0.5 percent in October and are 7.9 percent high than at the same time a year ago, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index data conducted by Associated Builders and Contractors. Prices for nonresidential construction inputs also increased 0.5 percent on a month-over-month basis and are up by more than 8 percent on a year-over-year basis.
CHA

Chicago Housing Authority in midst of $31 million energy-efficiency project that is replacing outdated...

The Chicago Housing Authority is halfway through a $31 million energy-efficiency project that is replacing outdated systems in its public housing portfolio - allowing for improvements in more than 9,000 apartments.
Habitat

Over 1,000 U.S. veterans are living in safe, decent homes repaired or built by...

Habitat for Humanity commemorates this Veterans Day with a milestone of repairing, renovating or constructing the homes of over 1,000 U.S. military veterans and their families thanks to The Home Depot Foundation’s generous support of Habitat’s Repair Corps program since 2011.
NIBS

National Institute of Building Sciences Names Lakisha Ann Woods President

The National Institute of Building Sciences welcomes Lakisha Ann Woods, CAE, as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. The mission of the Institute is to serve the nation by supporting advances in building science and technology to improve the built environment.
USGBC

2018 International Green Construction Code Released

The 2018 International Green Construction Code (2018-IgCC) was released today by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), International Code Council, ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).
Environment America

From Sea to Shining Sea, Mayors Call for More Solar Energy

Environment America Research & Policy Center will release a letter, signed by over 200 mayors representing cities and towns in all fifty states, calling for more solar energy in communities across the country. The Mayors for Solar Energy span the political spectrum, as well as a broad range of city sizes and budgets

Mortgage Delinquencies Up Slightly in Third Quarter of 2018

The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties rose to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.47 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the third quarter of 2018, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) National Delinquency Survey.
Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute Seeks Speakers for 2019 Annual Conference

The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, is accepting proposals for presentations at its 2019 Annual Conference, July 22-24, at the Hyatt Regency Denver. The deadline is 5 p.m. CST Dec. 3.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Leased O’Reilly Auto Parts

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant O’Reilly Auto Parts located at 287 N Ron McNair Boulevard in Lake City, South Carolina for $1,045,000.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Leased O’Reilly Auto Parts

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant O’Reilly Auto Parts located at 287 N Ron McNair Boulevard in Lake City, South Carolina for $1,045,000.