Clemson’s Patrick Square is a model of ULI sustainable living solutions

Source: Upstate Business Journal (May 9, 2019) – In the days of sprawling subdivisions with few amenities, traditional neighborhood developments (TNDs) are a breath of fresh air. That’s where Clemson’s Patrick Square stands out — in a package that maximizes sustainability and green building concepts. The community has been around for nearly a decade, but its…

Mauldin Homes are Fastest-Selling in SC, According to Study

Source: Greenville News (August 13, 2019) – Homes in Mauldin sell faster than anywhere else in South Carolina, according to new new data released by financial advice website SmartAsset.com. Mauldin homes average 37 days on the market. No other Upstate cities cracked the top 10, which ranked as follows, according to SmartAsset: Mauldin (37 days) Oak…

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Amid IRS Overreach, Congress Has A Real Opportunity to Reform Conservation Easement Legislation

Source: Forbes (June 4, 2019) – In 1980, Congress enacted a law that provided land owners a tax break if they donate a conservation easement. The idea is simple: If someone owns land in some sort of environmentally sensitive area and they forswear developing that land, they can—after donating the easement to a qualified land…

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Today’s Challenges Call for Conservation Opportunities to be Expanded Not Limited

Source: The Telegraph (December 21, 2018) On Election Day, Georgians overwhelmingly approved Amendment 1, also known as the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment, which is expected to generate more than $20 million annually in dedicated conservation funding. It will do so not by raising or creating any new taxes or fees, but instead by rededicating a…

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Multifamily Developers Embrace Green Building

Benefits like increased energy efficiency and cost savings, combined with heightened resident demand for sustainable features, are driving multifamily developers to go green. Source: Multi-Housing News (May 2, 2018) – Alongside the development boom that Marcus & Millichap estimates will add 335,000 new multifamily units to the nation’s inventory this year, another phenomenon is emerging.…