Monday, April 30, 2012

Morning Real Estate Review


CoStar: Sustainability a factor in government leasing (Washington Post) In the wake of Earth Day, examining the impact that two different but related factors — cost and sustainability — are expected to play in attracting and retaining federal office tenants here in Washington.

Stunned Home Buyers Find the Bidding Wars are Back (Wall Street Journal) A new development is catching home buyers off guard as the spring sales season gets under way: Bidding wars are back.

More singles living alone and loving it, despite the economy (USA Today) Census data released last week says 31 million households in 2010 consisted of just one person, 4 million more than 2000.

 Walmart's 6 DC stores: Some will be urban, some won't (Greater Greater Washington) When Walmart announced it would open 6 stores in DC, many wondered whether the stores would use urban or suburban layouts. With the plans for all the stores finally available, now we know.

Wegmans, large corporations could fill vacant D.C. sites (WTOP) Supermarkets and large corporations, and the jobs that go with them, may be in store for two D.C. neighborhoods as the city government considers leasing space on two partially vacant sites to a series of private businesses and retailers.

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