Advocates Commend Court for Temporarily Baring FEMA from Evicting Hurricane Survivors, Urge Congress to...

The Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition (DHRC) of more than 700 local, state, and national organizations commends the decision made on July 3 by the U.S. federal court to bar FEMA from evicting nearly 2,000 families displaced by the 2017 disasters until July 23 to allow the court to hear further arguments.

Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund and the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty...

Cyndi Lauper and the True Colors Fund, in partnership with the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, unveiled the State Index on Youth Homelessness –a first-of-its-kind resource that evaluates all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness.

CREW Network President Tara Piurko Appointed to Real Estate Roundtable FY2019 Board of Directors

CREW Network President Tara L. Piurko, Partner, Miller Thomson LLP, has been appointed to The Real Estate Roundtable’s Board of Directors for its 2019 fiscal year (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019). Piurko will represent CREW Network from July to December 2018, and 2019 CREW Network President Holly Neber, CEO, AEI Consultants, will assume the role from January to June 2019.

MBA Hires Holly Cannon as Vice President of Human Resources

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced Holly Cannon, SHRM-SCP, has been hired as Vice President of Human Resources. She will replace Gene Neill, SPHR, who is retiring after an illustrious career with the MBA.
Capital Impact Partners

Capital Impact Partners and JPMorgan Chase Announce First Equitable Development Initiative Participants

Capital Impact Partners, alongside JPMorgan Chase & Co., announced the first cohort of participants for the Equitable Development Initiative. This two-year program will help ensure minority real estate developers in Detroit are able to participate in the city’s revitalization in a way that reflects the city’s diversity.

GSA Transfers Federal Property to the Federal Reserve Board

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) transferred custody of the South Interior Building, 1951 Constitution Avenue, N.W. in Washington, D.C., to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Court Grants Temporary Injunction to Protect Low Income Disaster Survivors, Now Congress Must Act

The Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition of more than 700 local, state, and national organizations commends the decision made on June 30 by the U.S. federal court to temporarily halt the evictions of nearly 2,000 families displaced by the 2017 disasters and urges Congress to enact longer-term housing solutions to ensure that no survivor faces the increased risk of homelessness.
Mercy Housing


The National Real Estate Practice of EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced the contribution of over $40,000 to the Chamblee Senior Residences to enhance the community kitchen and offer healthy cooking demonstration classes for residents. In addition, the contribution will fund “train the trainer” course on slip-and-fall prevention classes for the senior residents, one of the most common accidents for seniors at home.

Last Call: Building Innovation 2019 Abstracts Due Tomorrow

his is the final chance to submit an abstract to present at Building Innovation 2019: The National Institute of Building Sciences Seventh Annual Conference and Expo. Potential presenters have until tomorrow, Friday, June 29, at midnight ET. Don’t miss the opportunity to speak at the industry’s only all-inclusive Conference where members of the entire building

Foreign Investment in U.S. Commercial Real Estate Remains Strong, China and Mexico Top Investors

Nearly one-fifth of Realtors® practicing in commercial real estate closed a sale with an international client in 2017, and 35 percent said they have experienced an increase in the number of international clients in the past five years, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors

FEMA Will Evict More Than 2,000 Hurricane Survivors From Temporary Shelter on June 30

The Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition of more than 700 national, state, and local organizations led by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) strongly condemns FEMA’s decision to end on June 30 its motel program for families displaced by the 2017 disasters, while refusing to activate tried-and-tested longer-term housing solutions like the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP).

U.S. Green Building Council Announces 2017 LEED Homes Award Recipients

USGBC celebrates the recipients of its 2017 LEED Homes Awards, an annual honor given to innovative projects, architects, developers and homebuilders leading the residential green building market.
ABC National

ABC and JLG Form Strategic Partnership to Advance Innovation in Construction

June 27—National construction trade association Associated Builders and Contractors and access equipment manufacturer JLG Industries Inc. today announced a strategic partnership that will help solve industry challenges with world-class education, training and equipment solutions.


The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) announces a leadership change at NARI headquarters. On Friday, June 22, 2018 Fred Ulreich resigned his position as CEO. During his tenure as chief executive officer, Fred commuted on a weekly basis from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Des Plaines

Civil Rights Organizations Accuse Bank of America of Housing Discrimination In 37 Metropolitan Areas

The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), 19 fair housing organizations, and two homeowners in Maryland filed a federal Fair Housing Act lawsuit against Bank of America, N.A., Bank of America Corp., and Safeguard Properties Management, LLC (“Bank of America/Safeguard”).

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Westminster CO

Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of New Dunkin’ Donuts and Bank...

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 a new construction, freestanding, multi-tenant retail building at 13591 Huron Street in Westminster, Colorado.

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

Kathy Kraninger Unfit to be Top Consumer Watchdog, Senate Panel Should...

Kathy Kraninger, the current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Associate Director and President Donald Trump’s nominee for Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is scheduled to have her nomination hearing tomorrow before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.