Time Magazine reports incentives to extend commercial real estate loans likely

2016-11-23T15:02:06+00:00

Time reports that "the bailout may be coming to your local mall." $1.3 trillion in loans to commercial properties come due between now and 2013 and at least half will not qualify for refinancing. So, the Federal Reserve and Treasury are looking at incentives to banks to extend existing commercial real estate loans. Read Time's report at http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1893125,00.html

Time Magazine reports incentives to extend commercial real estate loans likely2016-11-23T15:02:06+00:00

Survey: Commercial Real Estate More Hopeful

2016-11-23T15:02:07+00:00

GlobeSt.com reported results from the Real Estate Roundtable Sentiment Survey for Q2 2009.  The industry is feeling more hopeful that a recovery is on the horizon.  According to GlobeSt.com's report, Roundtable leader Jeff DeBoer finds the results reflective of encouraging government reports. He still sees a "dangerous" economy and is eyeing how the government plays its "wild card" [...]

Survey: Commercial Real Estate More Hopeful2016-11-23T15:02:07+00:00

Kansas Legislature Passes Bill on Renewable Energy

2009-03-25T22:04:32+00:00

The Kansas legislature passed a bill giving the State the ability to issue as much $5 million in bonds to attract manufacturers of solar and wind energy equipment. Read More Here

Kansas Legislature Passes Bill on Renewable Energy2009-03-25T22:04:32+00:00

Debtor relief

2016-11-23T15:02:08+00:00

Texas legislators are filing bills that would provide debtors with additional protections against foreclosure.  SB 472 would increase the mandatory cure period before a lender could post to foreclose on a residence from 20 to 45 days.  It would also require foreclosure notices to be accompanied by a new canary yellow sheet of consumer protection tips, [...]

Debtor relief2016-11-23T15:02:08+00:00

President Obama Reiterates Goal to Double Alternative Energy

2009-02-05T19:23:16+00:00

In the Op-Ed section of today's Washington Post, President Obama repeated his goal of doubling the United States' alternative energy capacity within three years.  The President penned the article himself in a plea to Congress that it pass the pending stimulus bill quickly.   Read More

President Obama Reiterates Goal to Double Alternative Energy2009-02-05T19:23:16+00:00

Obama Wants to Double Energy Tax Credit Stimulus

2016-11-23T15:02:12+00:00

Reports today indicate that President Elect Obama is pushing to double the energy tax credit portion of the stimulus package being prepared by Congress.   The increase could put the tax credit's total value at $20 - 25 billion.  A large portion of this tax credit package is expected to be allocated to production tax credits for renewable energy; the bill may also extend the expiration date of [...]

Obama Wants to Double Energy Tax Credit Stimulus2016-11-23T15:02:12+00:00

2009 LEED GUIDELINES

2016-11-23T15:02:12+00:00

US GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL SET TO ROLL OUT 2009 LEED GUIDELINES The nationally-renowned rating system for green buildings is getting a major upgrade. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) rolled out the new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines, updated for 2009, and approved by the USGBC membership in November 2008.    The LEED 2009 system re-weights [...]

2009 LEED GUIDELINES2016-11-23T15:02:12+00:00

Obama Furthers Renewable Energy Focus with Browner Appointment

2008-12-17T14:35:12+00:00

President-elect Obama has appointed Carol Browner as his assistant on energy and climate change.  Browner previously served as Environmental Protection Agency Director.  The creation of this new position for Browner further confirms Obama's commitment to a focus on alternative energy goals.   Read Phoenix Business Journal Story Here

Obama Furthers Renewable Energy Focus with Browner Appointment2008-12-17T14:35:12+00:00

Leading Real Estate Indicator Hits Record Low — Opportunity for Developers?

2008-12-17T14:06:11+00:00

The Architecture Billing Index has now dropped in each of the last 10 months, indicating that construction and development of new real estate projects will remain at reduced levels in 2009.   The most recent figures set a new record low.   While this data confirms that real estate construction remains constrained, the lack of work for contractors may allow  developers to obtain more competitive [...]

Leading Real Estate Indicator Hits Record Low — Opportunity for Developers?2008-12-17T14:06:11+00:00