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LightBox Announces Acquisitions of Real Capital Markets and Digital Map Products
ACQUISITIONS ADD SIGNIFICANT NEW TECHNOLOGY CAPABILITIES, DATA AND INTELLIGENCE FOR REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS May 13, 2019 – Advancing its mission to empower decision makers through every step of the real estate workflow, LightBox today announced the acquisition of two leading companies. Real Capital Markets (RCM), a global marketplace for commercial real estate; and Digital Map Products (DMP), a location intelligence and mapping platform. RCM and DMP join LightBox, a company whose objective is to provide real estate professionals with greater… READ MORE >
PRISM Conference 2019 Expands Speaker Lineup with Influential CRE Futurists & Thought Leaders
Elie Finegold and Duke Long to Discuss the Impact of Autonomous Vehicles, AI, and Other Innovations on Property Risk Management and the Real Estate World as a Whole ELIE FINEGOLD: A true visionary… READ MORE >
  |   04.15.2019
ASTM Update: Revised E1527 Standard Anticipated for 2020
The ASTM E50 Committee on Environmental Assessments met in Denver in early April to discuss revisions to various property due diligence standards and the creation of new guide.   Updates READ MORE >
  |   04.10.2019
MBA of New York Real Estate Summit: The Skinny on Opportunity Zones
Are opportunity zones the “greatest thing since sliced bread?” or a “scam?” On Tuesday in Manhattan, I moderated a track at the Mortgage Bankers Association of New York’s Fifth Annual Real Estate &… READ MORE >
  |   04.04.2019
NEWS UPDATE: U.S. SBA Officially Adopts $500,000 Appraisal Threshold
The agency’s action brings its appraisal threshold in line with federal bank regulators. The U.S. Small Business Administration just announced an important change to its 7(a) and 504 loan program appraisal requirements, effective… READ MORE >
  |   03.28.2019
WithersRavenel Highlights Employee Selected for EDR's New Mentor Program
NOTE TO READERS: The following article was published by WithersRavenel, a full-service civil & environmental engineering firm in North Carolina. EDR selected one of their environmental scientists for our new Developing Leaders mentor… READ MORE >
  |   03.15.2019
MBA of NY Q&A with PRISM Speaker Brian Bailey, Fed Reserve Atlanta
“The larger banks are very disciplined in their commercial real estate lending, but when you get beyond that segment, there’s a significant competitive force that’s being applied to banks from the non-banks.” L… READ MORE >
  |   03.14.2019
Announcing Details of the 2019 Annual PRISM Conference & Awards Program Set for May in Nashville
CBRE’s Spencer Levy Leads a Speaker Line Up of Industry Forecasters, Strategists & Thought Leaders in Property Risk Management On May 7-9th, leading minds and stakeholders in real estate lending and… READ MORE >
  |   03.05.2019
U.S. SBA Returns from Shutdown with a New SOP 50 10 5, Effective April 1st
Minor Revisions to Environmental Policies and Procedures Just three weeks after the federal shutdown ended, the U.S. Small Business Administration issued a new SOP 50 10 5. Version (K) will supersede the current… READ MORE >
  |   02.21.2019