HUD’s Federal Flood Risk Management Standard Update

HUD’s Federal Flood Risk Management Standard Update

On April 23rd, HUD released the final rule for the Floodplain Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS), aimed to enhance the resilience of HUD-assisted projects against climate change and natural disasters, while offering more flexibility in floodway assistance....
Network outages and climate risk prevention

Network outages and climate risk prevention

Natural disasters cause havoc wherever they are. There are so many things people must think about when it comes to preparing for, surviving, and rebuilding after natural disasters. One thing people should not have to think about is being able to pick up the phone and...
Confronting the Brown Discount

Confronting the Brown Discount

What is a brown discount? The demand for green buildings has been steadily increasing. While environmental friendliness serves as a key incentive for building and investing in such properties, investors and owners now confront a significant challenge known as...
Reviving Empty Spaces: CRE Building Conversions

Reviving Empty Spaces: CRE Building Conversions

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the landscape of commercial real estate (CRE) has dramatically shifted. Empty office and retail spaces have become a burden for investors, property owners, and communities alike. However, amidst these challenges, building...