Thursday, April 26, 2018

Dr. Stefano Calafà of Great Estate Immobiliare Sells Beautiful Farmhouse

The village of Antico Gelso was among the first residential complexes of this type in Umbria and it is yet to be surpassed. Its beautiful landscape, the harmony of the old stone buildings and large spaces led to a young businesswoman and interior designer to fall in love with the place in 1997. She understood its enormous potential, bought it and so gave it a new lease of life.

Welsh housing welcomes challenge to improve leadership diversity

Four leading Welsh housing organisations have joined forces with Minister Lesley Griffiths to welcome a national challenge to improve diversity in leadership. The Chartered Institute of Housing Presidential Commission report will be launched in Wales today by CIH Cymru, Tai Pawb, Community Housing Cymru and Chwarae Teg. It calls for social landlords to adopt ten challenges as targets to improve leadership diversity by 2020.

Indian Housing Market Poised to High Growth

India is one of the fastest growing real-estate markets in the world. It is not only attracting domestic real-estate developers but also the foreign investors; particularly, the Non Resident Indian (NRI) investments in India have a bulk of their share in the Indian housing market. According to the report, "Indian Housing Sector Outlook 2020", a growing urbanization, government initiatives and infrastructure development are together contributing towards growing aspirations of Indian consumers. These factors have led to a mind-shift of the Indian consumers to own a house which is driving the growth in the Indian housing segment at a CAGR of around 28% from 2015-2020.

CIH President to focus on attracting new talent into housing

Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) President Geraldine Howley has pledged to focus on attracting new talent into housing during her year in office. Geraldine, who started her career as a temporary receptionist, is now chief executive at Bradford-based housing group Incommunities

Housing organisations take on diversity challenge

Housing organisations are signing up to improve the diversity of their leadership. The Chartered Institute of Housing’s (CIH) Presidential Commission on leadership and diversity is making a series of challenges to the sector in its final report, which is being launched tomorrow (Thursday 25 June) at Housing 2015, CIH’s annual conference in Manchester.

Housing policy must be based on evidence and experience says new CIH chief executive

Speaking today (Tuesday 23 June) at Housing 2015, CIH’s annual conference and exhibition in Manchester, Terrie Alafat said she is aiming to make the voice of housing professionals heard so that their experience is taken into account

Density: Drivers, Dividends and Debates

Embracing “good” density should be a priority for cities, according to Density: Drivers, Dividends and Debates, a new report published by the Urban Land Institute (ULI). The report makes the case for investing in density and offers an agenda for advocacy, demonstration, and public education on density issues.

Balfour Beatty US wins buildingSMART Hong Kong International BIM Award 2015

Balfour Beatty US has been honoured with the buildingSMART Hong KongInternational BIM Award 2015 in the “Best BIM Application in Education” project category. The awards program recognises outstanding performance and project team excellence with the use of building information modeling (BIM) technology in problem solving, decision making, productivity, and operation management.buildingSMART is an international organisation developing and maintaining open international standards for BIM.

Newly Constructed Wyndham Hotel Opens in Peru’s Capital City

Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company, today announced the opening of the 144-room Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima, the seventh property to open in the country under the company’s upscale Wyndham Hotel and Resorts® brand with local partner Costa del Sol, bringing the brand’s room count to more than 800 rooms

Help to Buy creates 131 new homeowners a day

Mr Lewis today (18 June 2015) said the figures show Help to Buy is an important part of the government’s efforts to ensure anyone that works hard and aspires to own their own home has the opportunity to do so. Since the launch of the schemes, over 100,000 people have used the Help to Buy equity loan, mortgage guarantee and NewBuy schemes at a fraction of the deposit they would normally require.

North Vancouver licensed care home opens its doors

A new 10-bed licensed care home for individuals with mental health challenges has officially opened, providing important rehabilitative services to men and women living on the North Shore. The Province provided approximately $1.5 million in long-term financing for the project, and will provide annual operating funding of more than $68,000

RE/MAX Increases Presence in Asia

RE/MAX, LLC continues to grow and expand its international presence, particularly throughout Asia. As master franchises and regions are sold and offices open, the RE/MAX brand is able to provide international buyers new real estate opportunities in China, Mongolia and Japan.

Build more affordable homes, boost standards for private renters and help councils tackle rogue...

The chancellor should use next month’s emergency budget to build more affordable homes, improve standards for private renters and give councils more resources to tackle rogue landlords according to the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH)

GRESB Introduces Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector

GRESB, the leading standard for sustainability performance measurement and benchmarking in the real estate industry, today released Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector.

BC Housing Demand Forecast to be Strongest Since 2007

"More robust economic growth, strong consumer confidence and rock-bottom mortgage interest rates are expected to push housing demand this year to its highest level since 2007," said Cameron Muir, BCREA Chief Economist.

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CIH Scotland comments on Budget 2016

The Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland has commented on the 2016 Budget, presented to the House of Commons today (16th March 2016) by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne.