Tennessee State Government and Public Real Estate News

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with UBS officials announced today the company will expand its current operations in Middle Tennessee by opening a new office in Williamson County at One Franklin Park. UBS will invest $11.2 million to outfit the space, which will accommodate the growth of the UBS Business Solution Center, as well as, a satellite branch office for Wealth Management Americas financial advisors, creating over 350 new jobs over the next several years.
The Preiss Company has been selected by Stonemont Financial Group to manage The Station at Martin, a 384-bed student housing community serving The University of Tennessee at Martin. This marks the 15th new property management assignment for The Preiss Company in the past nine months, including the second community in the state of Tennessee.
In the eleventh in the series of videos introducing the Republican members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., today shares his vision for America’s energy future that unleashes nuclear power, wisely invests in energy research, and protects America’s national treasures
With single-family housing starts and pending sales of existing homes approaching a 10-year high, Governor Bill Haslam has declared June to be Homeownership Month in Tennessee. "Homeownership strengthens families, encourages residents to take an active role in their neighborhoods and communities, and serves as one of the most important drivers of economic growth in our state," said THDA Executive Director Ralph M. Perrey.
With mortgage interest rates rising fast, Tennessee homebuyers may be in for a pleasant surprise. THDA’s Great Choice mortgage program is very competitively priced. “Encouraging homeownership is tremendously important to the state economically, but the benefits on the individual family level are even more important,” said THDA Executive Director Ralph M. Perrey. “When families own their own homes, they have opportunities to build equity and create wealth for their long-term financial security.
“Tennessee is full of history, and the presidency of James K. Polk is one of our state’s great contributions to our nation’s history. … The special resource study that this legislation would requireis the next step toward preserving President Polk’s home and belongings, and I am glad to have the support of the National Park Service.” – Lamar Alexander
With a severe shortage of affordable rental housing in Tennessee, THDA is issuing a new study on the state’s largest, most effective solution. The report takes an in-depth look at the 28-year history of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) in Tennessee, as well as areas of greatest opportunity in the near future.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Maplehurst Bakeries, LLC, a division of Weston Foods, officials announced the company will invest $102.8 million to build and equip a new 173,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Lebanon.
Tennessee has once again ranked among the best states in economic development by Area Development, a leading publication focused on site selection and facility planning.
First Tennessee Bank N.A. has agreed to pay the United States $212.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly originating and underwriting mortgage loans insured by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Federal Housing Administration (FHA) that did not meet applicable requirements, the Justice Department announced today. First Tennessee is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee
Corker Looks Forward to Successful Markup of Housing Finance Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 31, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, issued the following statement today after Chairman Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) announced the committee will markup the Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act (S.1217), a bipartisan bill introduced last year by Corker and Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) and cosponsored by a bipartisan group of 10 senators, on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. more »

 
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