On April 11, 1968, seven days after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act into law. The Act states “It is the policy of the United States to provide, within constitutional limitations, for fair housing throughout the United States”, prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion and national origin.
While the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) boasts a membership of 1.3 million members, the face and voice of the real estate industry before the United States Congress boils down to 535 members who volunteer as Federal Political Coordinators (FPCs).
Attitudes toward transportation are changing. Time is a valuable commodity and many commuters are shifting away from automobiles in order to eliminate maintenance costs and use commutes to focus on things other than driving.
In todays’ business landscape, it’s key to understand basic people characteristics, no matter the geography, and crucial to have a greater perspective on attitudes, lifestyles, and behaviors to ensure economic viability.
Learn about redevelopment in the Motor City, TRIA and 1031 exchanges, and the REach® Class of 2014 in this issue of Commercial Connections.
June 1, 2014
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