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Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc. (SST II) Announces Closing Date of Primary Offering

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:44:59 EDT

LADERA RANCH, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2016) - Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc. (SST II) -- which is sponsored by SmartStop Asset Management, LLC -- recently announced the close of its primary offering effective January 9, 2017. In connection with the closing, SST II will only accept the subscription agreement if DST, the transfer agent for SST II, receives such subscription agreement in good order and the account is fully funded no later than the close of business on January 9, 2017. Any subscriptions received or funded after January 9, 2017 will be promptly returned.




CAPREIT Acquires London, Ontario Townhome Property

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:00:00 EDT

Acquisition Advances Strategy of Expanding into Canada's Strongest Rental Markets




First Commonwealth to Host Third Quarter 2016 Earnings Conference Call on Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:30:00 EDT

INDIANA, PA--(Marketwired - September 30, 2016) - First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE: FCF) announced today that it will host a conference call on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2016. The call will be hosted by T. Michael Price, President and Chief Executive Officer. He will be joined by James R. Reske, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. First Commonwealth will issue a press release reporting Third Quarter 2016 financial results by 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.




Urbanfund Corp. Announces Completion of Take-Out Financing for Its Property Located at 48 Weber Street and the Securing of a Credit Facility for 61 and 65 Roy Street, Kitchener, Ontario

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:46:33 EDT

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 30, 2016) - Mitchell Cohen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Urbanfund Corp. (TSX VENTURE:UFC) ("Urbanfund" or the "Company"), announced today that the renovations of the multi-residential rental complex redevelopment project located at 48 Weber Street West in Kitchener, Ontario (the "Property"), in which it retains controlling interest, have been completed. Leasing has been underway for some time now and the Property is now 95% leased and occupied.




Greater Houston Area's Largest Eviction Firm Expands to Four New Counties

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:29:36 EDT

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2016) - Texas Eviction, the leading Houston-based residential and commercial evictions firm, is proud to announce they have expanded their service offerings to four Greater Houston-area counties to better serve Texas residents. Effective immediately, Texas Eviction will now serve Harris County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County, Brazoria County, and Galveston County.




Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc. (SST II) Acquires 640-Unit Las Vegas Facility Totaling 82,200 Square Feet

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:16:39 EDT

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2016) - Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc. (SST II) -- which is sponsored by SmartStop Asset Management, LLC with nearly $1 billion in assets under management -- recently purchased a self storage facility consisting of approximately 640 units across approximately 82,200 rentable square feet located at 6318 West Sahara Ave. in Las Vegas.




TRI Pointe Homes' Move-In Ready Buying Event

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:08:50 EDT

The Right Home, Right Now Event Underway




Les gouvernements du Canada et de l'Ontario investissent 154 millions de dollars dans le logement abordable, les refuges et la réparation d'immeubles dans la Ville de Toronto

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:00:00 EDT

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - 30 sept. 2016) - Les gouvernements du Canada et de l'Ontario ont annoncé aujourd'hui que la Ville de Toronto recevra plus de 154 millions de dollars provenant du Fonds consacré à l'infrastructure sociale, ce qui double l'affectation de l'Entente concernant l'Investissement dans le logement abordable à la Ville et fournit un soutien ciblé aux programmes de logement destinés à ceux qui en ont le plus besoin dans la Ville de Toronto.




Governments of Canada and Ontario Invest $154 Million in Affordable Housing, Shelters, and Building Repairs for City of Toronto

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:00:00 EDT

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 30, 2016) - The Governments of Canada and Ontario today announced the City of Toronto will be receiving more than $154 million in social infrastructure funding, which doubles the City's allocation of the Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement and provides targeted support to housing programs for those who need it most in the City of Toronto.




JLL Earns Place on Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:00:45 EDT

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2016) -  JLL (NYSE: JLL) announced today it is now included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America. The DJSI is an objective global benchmark that tracks the financial performance of leading global sustainability-driven companies.




Waterstone Closes a Defeasance Transaction Involving a $2.15 Million Refinance

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:00:00 EDT

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired - September 30, 2016) - Waterstone Defeasance closed a defeasance transaction of a $2.15 million CMBS loan, secured by a retail property in Jacksonville, Florida. Waterstone guided the owners through the defeasance process coinciding with the owners' refinance of their loan.




AID.org Tasks Attorney General's Office to Investigate Over 9,000 Documented ADA Violators

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:05:25 EDT

Attorney General Opposes Enforcement of ADA Law




Fortis Inc. fixe le prix de son placement de billets pour 2,0 G$ US

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:36:33 EDT

ST. JOHN'S, TERRE-NEUVE-ET-LABRADOR--(Marketwired - 30 sept. 2016) - Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS) (« Fortis » ou la « Société ») a indiqué aujourd'hui qu'elle a fixé le prix de son placement de billets pour 2,0 G$ US précédemment annoncé. Elle prévoit placer 500 M$ US en billets arrivant à échéance en 2021 à un taux de 2,100 % et 1,5 G$ US en billets arrivant à échéance en 2026 à un taux de 3,055 %. La clôture du placement devrait avoir lieu le 4 octobre 2016.




Fortis Inc. annonce le placement de billets pour 2,0 G$ US

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:35:40 EDT

ST. JOHN'S, TERRE-NEUVE-ET-LABRADOR--(Marketwired - 30 sept. 2016) - Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS) (« Fortis » ou la « Société ») a annoncé aujourd'hui qu'elle a amorcé le placement de billets arrivant à échéance en 2021 et en 2026 (collectivement, les « billets »), pour un montant en capital global de 2,0 G$ US.




Un Fonds créé pour révolutionner le logement locatif abordable au Canada

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:26:18 EDT

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - 30 sept. 2016) - La Société canadienne d'hypothèques et de logement (SCHL) est à la recherche d'idées uniques, de nouveaux modèles de financement et de techniques de construction novatrices afin de révolutionner le secteur de la location. Dans une allocution au sommet sur le logement à Toronto, l'honorable Jean-Yves Duclos, ministre de la Famille, des Enfants et du Développement social et ministre responsable de la SCHL a annoncé aujourd'hui que la SCHL est désormais prête à accepter des demandes aux termes du Fonds d'innovation pour le logement locatif abordable.




New Fund Aims to Revolutionize Affordable Rental Housing in Canada

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:25:33 EDT

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 30, 2016) - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is looking for unique ideas, new funding models and innovative building techniques to revolutionize the rental housing sector. While speaking at the Toronto Housing Summit today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and the Minister responsible for CMHC, announced that CMHC is now ready to accept applications under the Affordable Rental Innovation Fund.




Binswanger Named Exclusive Agent for 1,079,020 Sq. Ft. Distribution Center on 72 Acres in Marion, Illinois

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:25:12 EDT

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - September 30, 2016) - Binswanger has been named exclusive agent for the lease and sale of a 1,079,020 sq. ft. distribution center on 72 acres located at 1100 Glenn Clarida Drive in Marion, Illinois. The site offers expansion capabilities up to 1,932,000 sq. ft.




Waterstone Defeases Another CMBS Loan

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:55:07 EDT

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired - September 30, 2016) - Waterstone Defeasance closed a defeasance transaction for a $1.08 million CMBS loan, secured by a retail property in Dayton, Ohio. Waterstone guided the owners through the defeasance process coinciding with the owners' sale of their property.




Waterstone Defeasance Closes on the Defeasance of a $31.0 Million CMBS Loan

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:53:55 EDT

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired - September 30, 2016) - Waterstone Defeasance recently closed a defeasance transaction of a $31.0 million CMBS loan, secured by an office property in Coral Gables, Florida. Waterstone guided the owners through the defeasance process coinciding with the owners' sale of their property.




Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Date of Third Quarter Earnings Release, Conference Call and Webcast

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 30, 2016) - Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust ("CREIT") (TSX: REF.UN) today announced that it will release its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 on Thursday, November 3, 2016.

Interested parties are invited to discuss the financial results on a conference call with senior management, with conference call details as follows:




RAPPEL/Avis aux médias : Le ministre Duclos annoncera une initiative de logement locatif abordable

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - 30 sept. 2016) - L'honorable Jean-Yves Duclos, ministre de la Famille, des Enfants et du Développement social et ministre responsable de la Société canadienne d'hypothèques et de logement (SCHL) annoncera demain les détails d'une nouvelle initiative de logement locatif abordable.




REMINDER/Media Advisory: Minister Duclos to Announce Affordable Rental Housing Initiative

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 30, 2016) - The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and the Minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), will announce details for a new federal affordable rental housing initiative, tomorrow.




Fortis Inc. Announces Pricing of US$2.0 Billion Notes Offering

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:30:00 EDT

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwired - Sept. 30, 2016) - Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS) ("Fortis" or the "Corporation") announced today that it has priced its previously announced US$2.0 billion notes offering. The Corporation priced US$500 million of notes due 2021 at 2.100% and US$1.5 billion of notes due 2026 at 3.055%. The offering is expected to close on October 4, 2016.




American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP Announces Acquisition of Four Branded, Select-Service Hotels in Florida and Tennessee for US$47.0 Million

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:00:00 EDT

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - September 30, 2016) - American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP ("AHIP") (TSX: HOT.UN) (OTCQX: AHOTF) announced today that it has agreed to acquire through its subsidiaries, a portfolio of four Marriott-branded, select-service hotels (the "Acquisition Properties") located in Jacksonville and Lake City, Florida, and Chattanooga, Tennessee for an aggregate purchase price of US$47.0 million, excluding closing and post-acquisition adjustments. The purchase price does not include US$2.8 million for the completion of brand-mandated property improvement plans ("PIPs").




VTS Extends Global Partnership Network With Qube Global Software Integration

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 03:00:00 EDT

VTS Localises Platform to UK and European Markets as Qube Global Software Becomes International Partner




Lawdragon Recognizes Proventus Founder as Top 100 Strategist in Legal Industry

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:48:19 EDT

KANSAS CITY, KS--(Marketwired - September 29, 2016) - Proventus Consulting is pleased to announce that founder Burton Taylor has been named to Lawdragon's 100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists for 2016 for his achievements on behalf of industry and law firm clients in legal marketing, public relations and business development.




Cherubim Interests, Inc. Subsidiary Sub-Contracts Roofing Work From Insurance Restoration GC

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:41:19 EDT

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Sep 29, 2016) - Victura Roofing LLC, ("VR") a subsidiary of Cherubim Interests, Inc. (OTC PINK: CHIT) ("the Company"), an expansion-stage alternative construction and real estate development company, announces that it has begun providing turnkey roofing services for Cherubim Builders Group LLC. ("CBG"), a well-seasoned Insurance Restoration General Contractor in the DFW- Metroplex.




Avis aux médias : Le ministre Duclos annoncera une initiative de logement locatif abordable

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:05:32 EDT

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - 29 sept. 2016) - L'honorable Jean-Yves Duclos, ministre de la Famille, des Enfants et du Développement social et ministre responsable de la Société canadienne d'hypothèques et de logement (SCHL) annoncera demain les détails d'une nouvelle initiative de logement locatif abordable.




Media Advisory: Minister Duclos to Announce Affordable Rental Housing Initiative

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:00:00 EDT

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 29, 2016) - The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and the Minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), will announce details for a new federal affordable rental housing initiative, tomorrow.




Graves Hospitality Breaks Ground on Moxy Uptown, the First Hotel in Uptown Minneapolis

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:13:25 EDT

Six-Story, 124-Room Hotel Is Slated to Open in Fall 2017




Crown Acquires Award Winning Office Building in Mississauga

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:33:00 EDT

MISSISSAUGA, ON--(Marketwired - September 29, 2016) - Crown Realty Partners ("Crown") is pleased to announce the acquisition of 2233 Argentia Road, on behalf of its fund Crown Realty III Limited Partnership ("CR III LP").




Slate Asset Management erwirbt Einzelhandelsportfolio in Deutschland

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:30:18 EDT

FRANKFURT, DEUTSCHLAND--(Marketwired - 29. September 2016) - Slate Asset Management L.P. ("Slate") gab heute bekannt, einen Kaufvertrag über den Erwerb von 67 Grundstücken abgeschlossen zu haben. Die Grundstücke sind überwiegend von Lebensmitteleinzelhändlern angemietet und verfügen über eine vermietbare Fläche von insgesamt 136.000 m2 (das "Portfolio").

"Wir haben Akquisitionsgelegenheiten in Europa, insbesondere in Deutschland, seit über zwei Jahren beobachtet," sagte Blair Welch, Partner und Mitgründer von Slate. "Das gegenwärtige wirtschaftliche Umfeld bietet die herausragende Möglichkeit Assets von hoher Qualität zu guten Finanzierungsbedingungen zu erwerben. Diese Transaktion stellt einen attraktiven Einstieg in den europäischen Markt für Slate dar und wir sind weiterhin aktiv auf der Suche nach Akquisitionschancen, um unsere Präsenz in Europa auszubauen."




Slate Asset Management Acquires Grocery-Anchored Portfolio in Germany

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:29:31 EDT

FRANKFURT, GERMANY--(Marketwired - September 29, 2016) - Slate Asset Management L.P. ("Slate"), announced today that it has agreed to purchase 67 predominantly grocery-anchored real estate assets totalling 136,000 m2 of gross leasable area located throughout Germany (the "Portfolio").

"We have been monitoring acquisition opportunities in Europe, in particular Germany, for over two years," said Blair Welch, Partner and Co-Founder of Slate. "The current economic landscape provides a compelling opportunity to acquire high-quality assets that can be financed on good terms. This acquisition provides an attractive entry point into Europe for Slate and we continue to actively monitor opportunities to expand our European presence."




Daniel Palmeri of Cushman & Wakefield Commerce Achieves SIOR Designation From Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS(R)

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:54:45 EDT

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Sep 29, 2016) -  Daniel Palmeri, SIOR of Cushman & Wakefield Commerce Las Vegas has achieved the SIOR Office designation awarded by the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®. SIOR is a Washington, DC-based international professional organization of more than 3,000 commercial real estate professionals, 2,800 of whom have earned the coveted SIOR designation.




Hunt Mortgage Group Achieves Record Volume in Bridge Financing for the First Half of 2016

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:18:48 EDT

Revived Bridge Lending in 2016




Apto Partners With Buildout to Automate and Streamline the Marketing Process for Commercial Real Estate Brokers

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:00:00 EDT

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Sep 29, 2016) -  Apto, the leading web-based software platform for commercial real estate brokers, today announced a partnership and integration with Buildout, the premier provider of end-to-end marketing solutions for commercial real estate. This integration will enable brokers to streamline the production and publishing of professional-quality marketing materials, as well as generate greater exposure for listings.




Fortis Inc. Announces Launch of US$2.0 Billion Notes Offering

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:57:57 EDT

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwired - Sept. 29, 2016) - Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS) ("Fortis" or the "Corporation") announced today that it has commenced an offering of notes due 2021 and notes due 2026 (together, the "notes"), in a combined aggregate principal amount of US$2.0 billion.




Gulf & Pacific Equities Corp. Announces 20 Year Land Lease Renewal With Suncor Energy Products Partnership at St. Paul Shopping Centre

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:30:00 EDT

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 29, 2016) -




Waterstone Defeasance, LLC Closes on the Defeasance of an $8 Million CMBS Loan

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired - September 29, 2016) - Waterstone Defeasance recently closed a defeasance transaction on an $8 Million CMBS loan, secured by a multifamily property in Los Angeles, CA. Waterstone guided the owners through the defeasance process coinciding with the owners' refinance of their loan.




Crude Storage Capacity Rising, Yet Utilization Rates Still Continue to Climb, an Industrial Info News Alert

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:40:00 EDT

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwired - Sep 29, 2016) - Written by Andrea Moede for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Crude oil storage is certainly one of the less flashy segments of the Oil & Gas Industry. It is at times like these, however, that it comes to the forefront. With oil production booming worldwide (in large part due to the emergence of shale drilling) and supply regularly outpacing demand, storage capacity for the surplus is in high demand.




Industrial Info to Host Webinar on Global Oil & Gas Industry

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:30:00 EDT

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwired - Sep 29, 2016) - Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) is pleased to be presenting a complimentary online webinar focusing on trends in the Global Oil & Gas Industry. The webinar will be held Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. CDT (10:00 a.m. EDT).




Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Reverses Judgment Against BBX Capital and Alan B. Levan

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:00:00 EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - September 29, 2016) - BBX Capital Corporation ("BBX" or the "Company") (NYSE: BBX) announced today that it has won its appeal in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in the action brought against the Company and Alan Levan by the SEC. Today's decision reversed two highly unusual pretrial orders entered at the behest of the SEC which, as the Eleventh Circuit points out, violated fundamental legal principles.




ALTA Consumer Survey Shows 40% Confused by Title Fee Calculation on Closing Disclosure

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:28:40 EDT

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - September 28, 2016) - Over 40 percent of American homebuyers feel taken advantage of or are confused by the calculation of title insurance fees on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) new mortgage disclosures, according to a new study by the American Land Title Association (ALTA).




CORRECTION FROM SOURCE: Griffin Skye Corporation Announces Delisting From NEX

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:43:51 EDT

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 28, 2016) - This press release replaces the one disseminated at 12:42 PM ET on September, 28, 2016. The email address in the contact information has been changed. Complete corrected text follows.




Fortis annonce son dividende pour le quatrième trimestre

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:40:04 EDT

DIVIDENDE SUR ACTIONS ORDINAIRES - FAITS SAILLANTS

- Bonification du dividende du quatrième trimestre 2016, qui passe de 0,375 $ à 0,40 $ par action.

- Hausse de 6,7 % du dividende trimestriel, équivalant à 1,60 $ sur une base annualisée.

- Croissance annuelle cible moyenne du dividende par action ordinaire de 6 % jusqu'en 2021.

- Hausse du dividende annuel sur les actions ordinaires pour une 43e année consécutive.




Freddie Mac Issues Monthly Volume Summary for August 2016

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:30:00 EDT

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - Sep 28, 2016) - Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today issued the company's Monthly Volume Summary for August 2016.




Slate Retail REIT to Release Third Quarter 2016 Results

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:01:05 EDT

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 28, 2016) - Slate Retail REIT (TSX: SRT.U) (TSX: SRT.UN) (the "REIT"), an owner and operator of U.S. grocery-anchored real estate, announced today that it will be releasing its third quarter results before market hours on Thursday, November 3, 2016. Senior management will host a live conference call at 9:00 am ET on Thursday, November 3, 2016 to discuss the results and ongoing business initiatives of the REIT.




Slate Office REIT to Release Third Quarter 2016 Results

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:00:40 EDT

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 28, 2016) - Slate Office REIT (TSX: SOT.UN) (the "REIT"), a leading owner of office properties in Canada, announced today that it will be releasing its third quarter results before market hours on Friday, November 4, 2016. Senior management will host a live conference call at 9:00 am ET on Friday, November 4, 2016 to discuss the results and ongoing business initiatives of the REIT.




Griffin Skye Corporation Announces Delisting From NEX

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:42:19 EDT

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 28, 2016) - Griffin Skye Corporation (NEX:GRS.H) (the "Corporation") announces that further to its press release dated August 4, 2016 and its shareholders' meeting held on September 27, 2016, the Corporation has obtained shareholder approval to delist its Class A Shares from the NEX Board of the TSX Venture Exchange (the "Exchange").




WPT Industrial REIT Announces Timing of Third Quarter 2016 Results & Conference Call

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:04:46 EDT

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 28, 2016) - WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust (the "REIT") (TSX: WIR.U) (OTCQX: WPTIF) will issue its results for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 9, 2016. A conference call hosted by the REIT's management team will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 9:00 am Eastern Time.




Venstar's New Wireless Temperature Sensor for ColorTouch and Voyager Wi-Fi Thermostats Provides More Options to Keep Homes and Business Environments Comfortable While Saving Energy

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:11:43 EDT

CHATSWORTH, CA--(Marketwired - September 28, 2016) - Venstar® today announced its new Wireless Temperature Sensor for ColorTouch® and Voyager® Wi-Fi® residential and commercial thermostats. Venstar's Wireless Temperature Sensor (Model ACC-TSENWIFI) can be used as a remote sensor or to measure the temperature of the outdoor, supply or return air. The Wireless Temperature Sensor can enable averaging of air temperatures across the entire location for a more comfortable, energy-efficient environment. It also facilitates alerts if equipment is not cooling or heating properly.




ActiveYards(R) Debuts National TV Commercial

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:32:35 EDT

Features Fusion Series, the Sequoia, Privacy Fencing Solutions




Axiometrics Finds High-Rent Metros Drive Down Third-Quarter Apartment Market Performance

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:00:00 EDT

Secondary Markets Show Largest Gains; Occupancy Still Above 95%




Lethbridge's Oldest Mall Completes Largest Redevelopment in Its History

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:00:00 EDT

LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 28, 2016) - Anthem Properties has completed its $26-million comprehensive redevelopment of Centre Village Mall, the largest capital investment in the mall's 46-year history. Anchor tenant London Drugs will open on Friday, with Save-On-Foods to follow in the coming days.




CAPREIT Sells Montreal Property

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:48:49 EDT

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 28, 2016) - Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust ("CAPREIT") (TSX:CAR.UN) announced today that it has completed the sale of 412 suites located in the Domaine Choisy neighbourhood in St. Leonard, Quebec for a sale price of approximately $31.4 million. Two mortgages will be repaid with the proceeds of the sale totaling approximately $14.3 million with a combined weighted average interest rate of 3.56%, above CAPREIT's current weighted average interest rate.




Legend Helps Medical Marijuana Growers Save Energy

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:30:00 EDT

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - September 28, 2016) - Legend Power Systems Inc. ("Legend") (TSX VENTURE: LPS) today announced that a major North American medical marijuana grower has agreed to purchase Legend's energy saving device, the Harmonizer. This sale represents entry to a new, significant and rapidly growing market-vertical for Legend.




Energent, a Rodan Energy Company, Awarded OEA Emerging Company of the Year

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 28, 2016) - The Ontario Energy Association (OEA) awarded Energent Corporation as the winner of the Emerging Company of the Year at this year's OEA EnergyConference16 in Toronto. Energent, a Kitchener-Waterloo based energy intelligence software company, is being recognized for its outstanding leadership among its peers within Canada's energy industry. Energent has become the industry leader for advanced energy modeling and analytics, peak prediction, energy optimization, demand response and reporting tools that provide customers the ability to reduce their energy spending.




Waterstone Defeasance, LLC Closes on the Defeasance of a $3.5 Million CMBS Loan

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired - September 28, 2016) - Waterstone Defeasance recently closed a defeasance transaction for a $3.5 million CMBS loan, secured by a Self-Storage property in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Waterstone guided the owners through the defeasance process coinciding with the owners' sale of their property.




Rhode Island Power Project Has Plenty of Opposition, No Water, an Industrial Info News Alert

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:30:00 EDT

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwired - Sep 28, 2016) - Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- A proposed, natural gas-fired generating station in Rhode Island has drawn heavy local opposition and has twice failed to secure a source of water, casting doubt on its potential to move forward. The two-unit, 900-megawatt (MW) Clear Water Energy Center is being developed by Invenergy LLC (Chicago, Illinois).




Highwoods Properties Acquires Charter Square in CBD Raleigh

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:30:41 EDT

RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwired - Sep 27, 2016) - Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HIW)




CAPREIT Announces Timing of Third Quarter 2016 Results & Conference Call

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:00:00 EDT

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 27, 2016) - Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust ("CAPREIT") (TSX:CAR.UN) announced today it will issue its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 after markets close on:




First Commonwealth Bank Receives Final Regulatory Approval for Acquisition of 13 FirstMerit Bank Branches

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:30:00 EDT

INDIANA, PA--(Marketwired - September 27, 2016) - First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE: FCF) today announced that its banking subsidiary, First Commonwealth Bank ("First Commonwealth"), has received final approval from all necessary regulatory agencies for its pending acquisition of 13 branches in Canton and Ashtabula, Ohio from FirstMerit Bank, NA.




Essex Announces Release and Conference Call Dates for Its Third Quarter 2016 Earnings

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:15:00 EDT

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - September 27, 2016) - Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS) announced today that it plans to release its third quarter 2016 earnings after the market closes on Thursday, October 27, 2016. A conference call with senior management is scheduled for Friday, October 28, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time or 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.




Fortis Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter Dividends

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:08:29 EDT

COMMON SHARE DIVIDEND HIGHLIGHTS

- Fourth quarter 2016 dividend increased to $0.40 per share from $0.375 per share

- 6.7% increase in quarterly dividend equivalent to annualized dividend of $1.60

- Average annual dividend per common share growth through 2021 targeted at 6%

- Marks 43 consecutive years of annual common share dividend payment increases




Waterstone Defeasance, LLC Closes on the Defeasance of a $9.0 Million CMBS Loan

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:00:00 EDT

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired - September 27, 2016) - Waterstone Defeasance recently closed a defeasance transaction for a $9.0 million CMBS loan, secured by a Multifamily property in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Waterstone guided the owners through the defeasance process coinciding with the owners' refinance of their loan.




Get Your Glow On with a Professional Holiday Decorator

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:53:05 EDT

Décor Specialists Deliver End-to-End, Stress-Free Holiday Lighting Displays for Home and Business Owners




iOFFICE Marketplace: First Winner of IFMA'S FM Innovation Award

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:40:44 EDT

The iOFFICE Marketplace Helps FM Leaders Embrace the Digital Workforce




JLL Announces 37 International Directors for 2016

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:51:23 EDT

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 27, 2016) - JLL (NYSE: JLL) announced today that 37 staff members have been promoted to International Director, the firm's most senior leadership level.




Richmond Condos Specialist Comments on BC's New Property Transfer Tax

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:30:00 EDT

RICHMOND, BC--(Marketwired - September 27, 2016) - Responding to news of British Columbia's legislature passing a 15 percent property transfer tax that exclusively targets foreign buyers, real estate agent Eric Lin expressed deep concern that the move would have dramatic negative consequences for immigrant families trying to establish a livelihood in the area.




Jacob Companies Donates 150 Tickets to Local Charities for NASCAR Races at Dover International Speedway

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:00:00 EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - September 27, 2016) - Jacob Companies has donated 150 tickets to three local charities for the NASCAR races to be held at Dover International Speedway on September 30-October 2. The Nemour Fund for Children's Health, Kind to Kids and Casey Cares charities will each receive 50 tickets for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series Race, the "Drive Sober 200" NASCAR Xfinity Series Race and the "Citizens Soldier 400" NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race.




Hubilu to Purchase Akebia Investments, LLC and Appoints Four New Officers

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:00:00 EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 27, 2016) - Hubilu Venture Corporation (OTC PINK: HBUV), a publicly traded real estate consulting and acquisitions company, which specializes in student housing income properties and development opportunities located near Metro stations within the Los Angeles Metro/subway system, announces it has executed a purchase contract to acquire Akebia Investments, LLC, owner of the property at 3711 S. Western Avenue in Los Angeles. The property satisfies both of HBUV's target markets, being within walking distance of the Los Angeles Metro system and biking distance to USC campus. Hubilu has also appointed four new officers to the company:




UCI Division of Continuing Education Unveils State-of-the-Art New Facility

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:00:00 EDT

LEED-Certified Platinum Building Now Open for Fall Enrollment, Bringing Expanded Services and High-Tech Capabilities for Professional, Continuing Education and Open Education




Introducing the ALTA Best Practices Maturity Model

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:30:00 EDT

Association Adopts New Assessment Reporting Tool




Intelligent Building Expert Becomes New President of EnOcean Inc.

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:00:00 EDT

Neil Cannon Joins the World Leader in Energy Harvesting Wireless Technology as President of EnOcean Inc.




DroneDeploy Speeds Up Drone Mapping for Remote Users With Limited Internet Connectivity

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:00:00 EDT

Industry-First Solution Optimizes Image Uploads and Map Viewing to Address Growing Drone Adoption in Agriculture, Mining and Oil & Gas Industries




Ontario Housing Activity to Fuel Renovations

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:00:00 EDT

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 27, 2016) - Ontario's renovation spending is set for additional growth, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's (CMHC) latest Housing Market Insight report.




L'activité sur le marché de l'habitation de l'Ontario favorisera la rénovation

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:00:00 EDT

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - 27 sept. 2016) - Selon le dernier numéro du rapport Le marché sous la loupe diffusé par la Société canadienne d'hypothèques et de logement (SCHL), les dépenses de rénovation continueront de croître en Ontario.




Fulham Adds New HotSpot Plus LED Driver & Emergency System With Bottom Side Leads for Downlight Installations

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:45:00 EDT

Fulham's Versatile LED System With Built-in Battery for Emergency Lighting Now Available in Three Wiring Configurations to Simplify Field Installation




Envision Solar Awarded Best Sustainability Award From the San Diego Business Journal's 2016 Manufacturing Awards

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:30:00 EDT

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - September 27, 2016) - Envision Solar International, Inc. (OTCQB: EVSI) ("Envision Solar," or the "Company"), the leading renewable energy, media and branding and EV charging product company, announced today that it was named the winner of the Best Sustainability Award in the San Diego Business Journal's 2016 Manufacturing Awards.




Afternoon Tea Gets the Royal Treatment at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:03:00 EDT

Luxury Hotels Celebrate the Royal Visit With a Canadian Afternoon Tea Series Created in Partnership With Veuve Clicquot and Darren McGrady, Former Chef to the Royal Family




Mosaic Looks to Brazil's Vale for Latest Fertilizer Acquisition, an Industrial Info News Alert

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:30:00 EDT

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwired - Sep 27, 2016) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is widely expected to sell about 75% of Vale Fertilizantes, its fertilizer business, to The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) (Plymouth, Minnesota), a leading U.S. fertilizer producer, in the near future, according to Reuters and other news sources. The deal would combine Vale's fertilizer and phosphate assets, and would fit Mosaic's recent trend of buying up other companies' fertilizer businesses, such as those of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE:ADM) (Minneapolis, Minnesota) and CF Industries Holdings Incorporated (NYSE:CF) (Deerfield, Illinois). Industrial Info is tracking $6.5 billion in projects involving Mosaic, and $3.28 billion in projects involving Vale Fertilizantes.




ABODA Expands Sales Operations in New Markets

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:02:00 EDT

Account Executives Join Portland and San Francisco Teams




L'acquisition d'ITC Holdings Corp. par Fortis Inc. et GIC reçoit l'autorisation de la Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:04:04 EDT

ST. JOHN'S, TERRE-NEUVE-ET-LABRADOR et NOVI, MICHIGAN--(Marketwired - 26 sept. 2016) - Fortis Inc. (« Fortis » ou la « Société ») (TSX:FTS), ITC Holdings Corp. (« ITC ») (NYSE:ITC) et GIC Private Limited (« GIC ») ont annoncé aujourd'hui que la Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (« FERC ») avait autorisé l'acquisition d'ITC par Fortis et une filiale de GIC.




Hunt Mortgage Group Refinances a Five-Property Multifamily Portfolio Located in the Southeast

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:30:08 EDT

Total Funding Equals $35.6 Million




JLL to Present at JMP Securities Financial Services & Real Estate Conference

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:46:27 EDT

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 26, 2016) - Christie Kelly, Chief Financial Officer of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (NYSE: JLL), will present at the JMP Securities Financial Services & Real Estate Conference on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. The presentation will take place at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City at 10 a.m. Eastern time.




OneREIT Announces Appointment of Chairman

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:30:00 EDT

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2016) -




Pure Multi-Family REIT LP Announces It Has Entered Into an Agreement to Sell Livingston Apartments for US$34.3 Million

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:30:00 EDT

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - September 26, 2016) - Pure Multi-Family REIT LP ("Pure Multi-Family") (TSX VENTURE: RUF.U) (TSX VENTURE: RUF.UN) (TSX VENTURE: RUF.DB.U) (OTCQX: PMULF) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell Livingston Apartments ("Livingston"), located in Plano, Texas, for gross proceeds of US$34.3 million. The sale is expected to close at the end of October, 2016.




Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc. (SST II) Acquires Las Vegas Self Storage Facility Totaling 101,400 Square Feet

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:41:21 EDT

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Sep 26, 2016) - Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc. (SST II) -- which is sponsored by SmartStop Asset Management, LLC, a diversified real estate company with nearly $1 billion in assets under management -- recently purchased a Las Vegas self storage facility consisting of approximately 810 units, 39 of which are RV parking spaces, across approximately 101,400 rentable square feet.




GTA Real Estate Professionals and Planners Gather in York Region to Explore Opportunities for Future Economic Development

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:33:33 EDT

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2016) - The Toronto Real Estate Board, in conjunction with the Regional Municipality of York, is hosting an inaugural Commercial Development Forum in Thornhill on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.

The forum will serve as an opportunity for real estate and planning professionals to discuss ongoing and proposed commercial and residential real estate and economic development, regional and municipal expansion, and supporting infrastructure growth within York Region.




Chairman/CEO of SmartStop Asset Management to Speak at Evercore's 2nd Annual Storage Symposium

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:55:23 EDT

H. Michael Schwartz to Address Commercial Real Estate Acquisition Opportunities at New York City Event




MobleySafway Receives Diamond STEP Award in Houston

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:00:00 EDT

Recognition for Safety Efforts and Results in 2015




Vision Systems and Their Customers and Strategic Partners Showcase an Impressive Array of Breakthrough SPD-SmartGlass Products at InnoTrans 2016

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:54:34 EDT

WOODBURY, NY and BRIGNAIS, FRANCE and BERLIN, GERMANY--(Marketwired - September 26, 2016) - Yesterday was the final day of 2016 InnoTrans, the leading international trade fair for transport technology held every two years. The event was a showcase for the versatility and diversity of innovative products using Research Frontiers film-based SPD-Smart variable light transmission technology. At four different locations at InnoTrans, Research Frontiers licensee Vision Systems, and their customers and strategic partners, exhibited many different types of SPD-Smart products all focused on improving the passenger experience. Products included:




JLL Income Property Trust Acquires Luxury Apartments in Downtown Saint Paul

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:10:28 EDT

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 26, 2016) -  JLL Income Property Trust, an institutionally managed, daily valued perpetual life REIT (NASDAQ: ZIPTAX) (NASDAQ: ZIPTMX) (NASDAQ: ZIPIAX) (NASDAQ: ZIPIMX), today announced the acquisition of The Penfield, a 254-unit, award-winning, transit-oriented, apartment complex that includes a ground-floor commercial space that is leased to a premier local grocer on a long-term basis. The Class-A property is located in the heart of downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota, the Midwest's strongest apartment market. The purchase price was approximately $65.5 million.




GreenSheen(R) Paint Appoints Thad Dupper CEO

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:00:00 EDT

ENGLEWOOD, CO--(Marketwired - Sep 26, 2016) - GreenSheen® Paint, a leader in renewable, Eco-Friendly latex paint recycling, today announced that it has appointed Thad Dupper as Chief Executive Officer.




Waterstone Defeasance, LLC Closes on the Defeasance of a $26.0 Million CMBS Loan

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired - September 26, 2016) - Waterstone Defeasance recently closed a defeasance transaction a $26.0 million CMBS loan, secured by a multifamily property in Greensboro, NC. Waterstone guided the owners through the defeasance process coinciding with the owners' refinance of their loan.




Extendicare Announces Timing of 2016 Third Quarter Results and Conference Call

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:00:00 EDT

MARKHAM, ON--(Marketwired - September 26, 2016) - Extendicare Inc. ("Extendicare" or the "Company") (TSX: EXE) today announced it will release its financial results for the third quarter of 2016 on Thursday, November 10, 2016, and will host a conference call and live audio webcast on Friday, November 11, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. (ET) to discuss the results.




MINExpo 2016 Boasts Largest Exhibit Hall in Show's History, an Industrial Info News Alert

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:30:00 EDT

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwired - Sep 26, 2016) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- On track to exceed its record-setting numbers from four years ago, MINExpo International, one of the largest mining trade shows in the world, kicked off Sunday at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada. More than 1,900 exhibitors, including Industrial Info, have reserved more than 840,000 square feet of floor space. The indoor space was completely sold out, leaving only outdoor space in the Silver Lot for any last minute registered exhibitors.




InterRent Announces September 2016 Distributions

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:46:10 EDT

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2016) - InterRent Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:IIP.UN)

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES




Fortis Inc. and GIC Acquisition of ITC Holdings Corp. Authorized by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:30:00 EDT

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR and NOVI, MICHIGAN--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2016) -




Media Advisory: Heather Street Lands -- Launch Event

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:00:00 EDT

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - September 24, 2016) - Members of the public and media are invited to a celebratory launch event for the redevelopment of the Heather Street Lands (former RCMP Lands) in Vancouver today. The lands were purchased from the federal government through a Joint Venture created between Canada Lands Company and the MST Partnership (Musqueam Indian Band, Squamish Nation, and Tsleil-Waututh Nation) in October 2014.