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IHM About-Face: Stewardship 2010

Thousand Oaks, CA - May 5, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- In 2007, Investors Hospitality Management (“IHM”) introduced the hospitality industry’s first sustainable 3rd party management and ownership services company, whose mantra “stewardship with sustainability”, was adopted by many industry media and green hoteliers. From IHM’s initial emphasis on sustainability, however, John Glen DiGuiseppe, IHM Founder/CEO, recognizes it’s time for an industry about-face as he states: “Stewardship in the 2010 US economy as “the essential condition for profitability”

Royce to Host Combat Fraud Forum

April 28, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- On Friday, May 7, 2010 Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) will host a Combat Fraud Forum at the Cypress Community Center located at 5700 Cypress Avenue from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Attendees will obtain information on identity theft, mortgage loans and lending, investment scams, charity fraud, Medicare fraud and more

Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco’s Board of Directors Appoints Three New Members...

San Francisco, CA - February 9, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco has appointed three new members to its Affordable Housing Advisory Council (AHAC)—Jasmine Borrego of TELACU; Joel Jacinto of Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA); and Dean Matsubayashi of Little Tokyo Service Center Community Development Corporation (LTSC). The Bank’s AHAC is a 15-member group that provides guidance on affordable housing and economic development issues and helps shape the Bank’s community investment grant programs and credit products

Rep. Baca Sponsors Legislation to Give First Preference to Primary Residency Home Buyers

Washington, DC - February 3, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congressman Joe Baca (D-Rialto) introduced legislation to give certain preferences to individuals and families committed to rebuilding communities when purchasing government owned residential property. The First Look at Primary Residence Act requires the federal government, and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to consider purchase offers from only those who plan to use the property as their primary residence for the first 15 days that the properties are listed. After that time period, the seller is allowed to consider any offer.

Orange County Association of REALTORS renews Clarus MarketMetrics and Clarus Investor as member benefits

LOS ANGELES, CA - January 5, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Real Estate Business Services Inc. (REBS) today announced that the Orange County Association of REALTORS (OCAR) has signed an agreement to provide both Clarus MarketMetrics and Clarus Investor as free member benefits for an additional 12 months. Clarus MarketMetrics and Clarus Investor®, together, retail for $480 for an annual subscription.

Clear Capital APPOINTS Mike ousley to lead appraisal Team

30-Year Industry Veteran Brings Extensive Real Estate Assessment Expertise to Top Appraisal Post. Truckee, CA - December 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Clear Capital, a premium provider of data and solutions for real estate asset valuation, investment and risk assessment, today announced the appointment of Mike Ousley as the company's Executive Vice President, Appraisal Group, reporting to Duane Andrews, Clear Capital CEO, and Kevin Marshall, Clear Capital President.

House Financial Services Committee Passes Rep. Miller’s Amendment to Sunset the Home Valuation Code...

Washington, DC - October 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- During the House Financial Services Committee mark-up of H.R. 3126, the Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act, the Committee approved an amendment offered by Rep. Gary Miller (R-CA) to sunset the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (HVCC).

Mortgage Lender is Sentenced to 63 Months in Custody in Connection with Real Estate...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - September 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Cheryl Hernandez Camus was sentenced today to 63 months in prison, and ordered to pay $1,457,255 in restitution for mail and wire fraud in connection with a real estate investment scheme, United States Attorney Joseph P. Russoniello announced.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Royce to Host Combat Fraud Forum

Washington, DC - August 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) will host a forum on combating fraud on Wednesday, August 19, 1:00 pm at the Buena Park Senior Activity Center located at 8150 Knott Avenue. The event, free of charge and open to the public, will provide information on Identity Theft, Mortgage Loan and Lending, Investment Scams, and Charity Fraud.

35 LUXURY CONDOMINIUMS AT THE DALTON IN PASADENA, CALIFORNIA TO BE AUCTIONED ON AUGUST...

Beverly Hills, CA - July 29, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Kennedy Wilson Auction Group, a division of the international real estate services and investment firm Kennedy Wilson, will be conducting a grand opening auction for 35 luxurious, loft-style condominiums at The Dalton in Pasadena. The lure of exceptionally low starting bids is building excitement among frustrated first-time homebuyers shut out of Pasadena's desirable downtown until now.

Kennedy Wilson Awarded 1.2 Million Square Feet of New Management Assignments

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - April 01, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Kennedy Wilson Properties, LTD. (KWP), a division of the international real estate services and investment company Kennedy Wilson, has been retained for 1.2 million square feet of new management assignments, of which 850,000 square feet are located on the West Coast, according to Jim Rosten, president of KWP.

Pelosi: With This Housing Bill, We Can Protect the American Dream and Preserve It...

Washington, D.C. - March 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the House’s passage of HR 1106, the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act, by a vote of 234 to 191

Oakland Association of REALTORS provides Clarus Investor and ePUBS for WINForms as member benefit

LOS ANGELES, CA - February 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Real Estate Business Services Inc. (REBS) today announced that the Oakland Association of REALTORS® (OAR) signed an agreement to provide Clarus™ Investor™ and ePUBS for WINForms® as new member benefits

Grubb & Ellis Company Represents ENGlobal Expansions in Houston and Beaumont

SANTA ANA, CA - February 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Grubb & Ellis Company (NYSE: GBE), a leading real estate services and investment firm, today announced that Robert Bantly and Scott Fikes with the Houston office negotiated two leases totaling 133,326 square feet on behalf of ENGlobal Corporation (NASDAQ: ENG), a leading provider of engineering and professional services to the midstream and downstream sectors of the energy industry.

Boxer Calls for Major Infrastructure Investment to Create Jobs, Boost Economic Recovery

San Francisco, CA - October 30, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, held a press conference today to call for major investments in America’s infrastructure to create jobs and restore the economy. Prepared text of her remarks follows.

C.A.R. 2008 Survey of California Home Buyers

Home price declines, low mortgage rates motivating home buyers, according to C.A.R.’s “2008 Survey of California Home Buyers”. Seventy-seven percent of first-time home buyers say lower home prices played critical role in decision to purchase a home

California New Home Market Stays Cold in Summer Heat, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO - August 18, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The pace of sales at California new-home communities remained sluggish in June, following a resumed trend of deterioration in year-over-year sales declines that began in May, the California Building Industry Association reported today.

Kennedy Wilson Multifamily Returns to its Southern California Roots in Joint Venture with PCCP,...

MONTCLAIR, CA - August 15, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Seeing opportunity where others in the real estate industry only see challenges, Kennedy Wilson Multifamily Management Group (KW Multifamily), a Beverly Hills, CA-based apartment investor, and its partner PCCP, LLC (PCCP), an integrated real estate finance and investment management firm, have acquired a major multifamily asset on the western perimeter of the Inland Empire.

C.A.R. reports sales increased 17.5 percent; median home price fell 37.7 percent in June

LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2008 (RealEstateRama) – Home sales increased 17.5 percent in June in California compared with the same period a year ago, while the median price of an existing home fell 37.7 percent, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported today.

New Home Sales in Orange County Jump 20 Percent at End of First Quarter

Irvine, CA., – According to recent figures released by Hanley Wood Market Research, new home sales in Orange County spiked roughly 20 percent in March compared to February sales. A total of 206 new home sales were reported for March as compared with a total of 173 new home sales for February.

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Jessica Musick Becomes Shareholder of KTGY Architecture + Planning

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce the addition of Jessica Musick as a shareholder. Musick, formerly an associate principal with KTGY, was also named a principal. Based in the firm’s Oakland, California office, Musick joins other KTGY Oakland shareholders: Jill D. Williams, AIA, principal and chairman of the board; and Bill Ramsey, AIA, NCARB, principal

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Kamran Charmsaz Becomes Shareholder of KTGY Architecture + Planning

International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce the addition of Kamran Charmsaz, CSI, CCCA, LEED AP, as a shareholder. Charmsaz, formerly an associate principal with KTGY, was also named a principal. Charmsaz is based in the firm’s Tysons, Virginia office and joins other KTGY Tysons shareholders: Rohit Anand, AIA, NCARB, principal; and Smita Anand, AIA, principal