Monday, June 18, 2012

Morning Real Estate Review


DC leaders to defend law that requires hiring locals on construction projects (Washington Post)  A suit by builders against a law demanding local hires will be contested by the District, with a rally today at the Wilson Building.


MGM and Peterson to develop casino at National Harbor (PR Newswire)  MGM, operator of numerous high profile Las Vegas casinos, has signed an agreement to operate a new casino to be built close to the beltway.

Chief sustainability officer at Tower Companies talks shop (Forbes) David Borchardt talks about the greening of office space and commercial profitability.

"Pinball" houses used by agents to sell other homes (Washington Post)  Homes with unrealistically high asking prices make others nearby look better by comparison.

Arlington announces energy heightened efficiency program for new buildings (Arlington, VA)  Under the new regulations, developers will be given additional density for higher LEED rankings - buildings that achieve LEED Silver or higher.

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