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Global Consultant Outlines Trends Shaping Sustainable Business in 2019

Sunil “Sunny” Misser, CEO of global consulting firm AccountAbility, recently joined Nareit for a video interview to discuss the trends that will shape the landscape of sustainable business in 2019.

Misser highlighted collaboration on climate action as one of the key trends to watch. “Industries are going to have multiple types of collaborative linkages and they’re going to see a big spurt toward climate action,” he said.

Other trends Misser noted include:

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HIVE Launches the RE:think Podcast Series to Explore How Housing Innovation is Changing Design, Engineering and Construction

HIVE Launches the RE:think Podcast Series to Explore How Housing Innovation is Changing Design, Engineering and Construction

 

WASHINGTON/ APRIL 18, 2019 (STL.News)

Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, design, and commercial construction industries, announced today the launch of HIVE’s RE:think podcast series that will explore innovations in housing and address critical topics such as climate disruption, housing cyclical decline, regulation challenging development and attracting and retaining talent.

Hosted by Philip Beere, whose work has been featured on NPR, Bloomberg and Fox Business, the RE:think podcast series is the newest component of the HIVE platform—a community that transforms housing with conversations to inspire creativity, higher performance and better solutions in design, finance, demographics, business management and products.

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MH FacTOURy Summit June 17-18 in Elkhart, Ind. Register Today

MH FacTOURy Summit June 17-18 in Elkhart, Ind. Register Today

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ELKHART, IND./ APRIL 18, 2019 (STL.News)

The Indiana Manufactured Housing Association and the RV/MH Hall of Fame, in Elkhart, Ind., have scheduled the newly rebranded MH FacTOURy Summit for June 17-18 in northwestern Indiana.

In its fourth year, the sit-down education sessions in conjunction with walking tours of local manufactured housing plants is geared toward industry professionals who want to learn more about home building and home buying.

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Lokation® Is Shaking Things Up as Rapid Growth Continues

Lokation® Is Shaking Things Up as Rapid Growth Continues

 

POMPANO BEACH, FLA./ APRIL 18, 2019 (STL.News)

As the company continues to accrue agents at a torrid pace across Florida and Colorado it’s now setting its sights on new goals. LoKation® is now eyeing rapid expansion via mergers and acquisitions and is already in discussion with several firms throughout the country. “The brand has been elevated with an infusion of enterprise-level resources and now we are attracting very high caliber agents and large teams who see the power of our technology…and the massive benefits of keeping substantially more of their hard-earned commission.” commented Jeremy Beard, Director of Business Development.

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Solar Energy Overtakes Fossil Fuels – Green Solar Founder Nicki Zvik Comments

Solar Energy Overtakes Fossil Fuels – Green Solar Founder Nicki Zvik Comments

 

LOS ANGELES/ APRIL 18, 2019 (STL.News)

Across the globe observations and statistics indicate that clean, renewable energy production is growing faster than fossil fuels, and multiple studies predict that this trend will continue to grow. Renewable energy investments grew to $297 billion in 2016 (the last time full-year data was collected), while only $143 billion was spent on fossil fuels and nuclear power.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reports renewable energy will be cheaper than fossil fuels as early as 2020.

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indus.ai Unveils New Features That Help Construction Managers and Developers More Effectively Monitor and Manage Their Projects

indus.ai Unveils New Features That Help Construction Managers and Developers More Effectively Monitor and Manage Their Projects

 

SAN FRANCISCO/ APRIL 18, 2019 (STL.News)

indus.ai, the world’s first AI-powered construction performance monitoring solution as a service, today announced major updates to the indus.ai platform that improve its construction monitoring capabilities and automate data-centric workflows for their customers.

“These new updates are part of our ongoing commitment to make sure the construction industry stays up-to-date with the latest and greatest in AI and machine-learning capabilities,” said CEO and co-founder of indus.ai, Matt Man.

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Senior Housing Investment Outlook Strong Despite Slowdown in Sales, Construction

Senior Housing Investment Outlook Strong Despite Slowdown in Sales, Construction

 

CARLSBAD, CALIF./ APRIL 18, 2019 (STL.News)

Senior housing investment and construction in the U.S. slowed in the first part of 2019, but investors are confident in the long-term outlook for this sector, according to a Senior Housing Snapshot report by Real Capital Markets (RCM). Following several years of robust sales and construction activity, the senior housing market is redefining itself, adjusting to shifts in investor activity and a focus by many investors on a long-term horizon.

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American IRA, a Self-Directed IRA Administration Firm Explains the Top Cryptocurrencies

American IRA, a Self-Directed IRA Administration Firm Explains the Top Cryptocurrencies

 

ASHEVILLE, N.C./ APRIL 18, 2019 (STL.News)

Cryptocurrencies have taken the financial world by storm, and no one with a retirement plan can afford to ignore them. That’s according to a recent post at the Self-Directed IRA administration firm American IRA, which used its blog platform to discuss some of the most popular cryptocurrencies. According to the post, the hype exploded in 2017 when the market capitalization for these cryptocurrencies went from $18 billion to $800 billion in just twelve short months.

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U.S. Labor Before FRED Was Born : A happy-birthday backward glance at 1991

Today, FRED celebrates its 28th birthday. On this happy occasion, the whole family (FRED, ALFRED, GeoFRED, and the little one, FREDcast) are gathering to read the 2018 Annual Report of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, much of which is dedicated to FRED.
Let’s look back at the U.S. economy before the birth of FRED (on April 18, 1991) and compare it with the economy of today. The graph above shows the unemployed according to the length of their unemployment spell: We can see there are many more long-term unemployed today. The second graph, which uses a dataset first released right after FRED was born, shows that the U.S. labor force has also become more educated.

We can’t offer our readers any cake, but we do have pie…charts. The two charts below compare men and women in the labor force and show that the share of women has increased a bit

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