Efforts for diversity and inclusion in the infrastructure industry are intensifying, a recent United Nations report on climate change highlights its potential impact on real estate, construction projects are behind schedule due to labor shortages, etc.
- Transport agencies and industry experts strive to make the infrastructure workplace more inclusive through diversity programs, an equity index, and increased recruitment, training and retention efforts. (Sebastian Obando, Construction Dive)
- Senate transfer of a $ 1.2 trillion infrastructure packagewhich includes spending on roads, bridges, electric vehicles, broadband, water infrastructure and network sustainability will also be broad influence on the energy sector… (Power wire)
- A recent UN report describes the impact climate change will affect the real estate industry, pointing out how rising sea levels could cause flooding and jeopardize the value of coastal homes, while insurers may opt out of underwriting real estate in areas vulnerable to extreme weather. (Kate Larsen, The real deal)
- As a result of COVID-19, property owners are managing construction projects. have a labor shortagecausing delays and over budget. (Lynn Pollack, GlobeSt.)
- Federal Agency for Housing Finance proposed new targets for affordable housing for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which would require an increase in mortgage purchases among minority and low-income communities. (James Clayman, Wire body)
- As large employers delay returning to the office, small business owners of shops, retailers and restaurants those who rely on the flow of office workers again have to look for alternative ways to pay rent and keep their operations running. (Peter Grant, Wall Street Magazine)