Passive Structure Design Pushes the Building Envelope

A new way of designing buildings using existing construction methods and materials results in an 85% reduction in heating and cooling cost. Passive house design was the subject of a case study tour hosted by the Mason Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship last October 6 and led by David Peabody of Peabody Architects. Peabody is […]

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CREE Sponsored Research Shows Improved Washington Area Housing Markets

Two research reports sponsored by the Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship recently reported strong fundamental demand and positive market conditions for the single-family residential and multifamily markets. From the Delta Associates’ Washington Area Housing Outlook: “The area’s economy remains well-positioned for growth in the period ahead. Overcoming the setback from sequestration, shutdowns, and Federal budget […]

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Financing Small Scale Development

Real estate developers face unique challenges assembling the capital stack to fund small scale development projects.  Without access to money center banks—and often regional banks—they must go to friends and family and credit cards.  But these funds only go so far.  Where do they go next? That was the subject of a recent standing-room-only workshop […]

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