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Construction Begins for SEVEN04 PLACE, a New Community That Will Bring High-Quality, Affordable Housing to Milwaukee
Feb. 22, 2018 21:18 UTC $12.2 million development will offer 60 new homes with on-site supportive services for military veterans and working families UnitedHealthcare is the largest investor, providing $6.3 million in equity as part of an initiative to connect people in need to housing and support services to help them live healthier lives MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Community leaders, local residents and development partners came together today to celebrate the start of construction for SEVEN04 PLACE, a new 60-unit affordable-housing development in the Walker’s Point neighborhood of Milwaukee. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180222006512/en/ Community leaders and development partners don hard hats and shovels for a groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the start of construction for SEVEN04 PLACE, a new 60-unit affordable-housing development in the Walker’s Point neighborhood of Milwaukee. L to R: Maria Prioletta, City of Milwaukee; Ryan Thacker, Arc Int Architecture; City of Milwaukee Alderman José G. Pérez (District 12); Brandon Rule, Rule Enterprises; Wisconsin District 4 U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore; Chris Laurent, President, Building Blocks-Cinnaire; Kristine Giornalista, Vice President of Real Estate Development, Impact Seven; Ellen Sexton, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Wisconsin; Brian Schimming, Deputy Executive Director, WHEDA; and Dale Darrow, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (Photo courtesy of Impact Seven). Developed by Impact Seven and Rule Enterprises, SEVEN04 PLACE will feature one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, including 46 units of affordable housing for individuals and working families. Fourteen units will be dedicated to permanent supportive housing for military veterans and other adults who have struggled with barriers to housing stability. “Today marks another important step in the revitalization of Walker’s Point and our community’s efforts to bring quality, affordable housing for working families and people in need in Milwaukee,” said Brandon Rule, CEO of Rule Enterprises. Kristine Giornalista, Impact Seven vice president of real estate development, said, “SEVEN04 PLACE will be a model community that will reflect the diverse socioeconomic makeup of the neighborhood and create a long-term affordable-housing option that includes support services to help residents succeed.” During the groundbreaking event, UnitedHealthcare – the largest investor in the new development – announced it is providing $6.3 million in equity through a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) partnership with Cinnaire and Minnesota Equity Fund. “UnitedHealthcare’s investment in SEVEN04 PLACE is part of a company initiative to help people live healthier lives by connecting quality and affordable housing to better health,” said Ellen Sexton, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Wisconsin. “We are grateful for the opportunity to work together to help expand housing opportunities for veterans and working families in Milwaukee.” UnitedHealthcare employs 8,900 people in Wisconsin and serves the health care needs of more than 1.6 million people statewide. UnitedHealthcare has partnered with Cinnaire and MEF to invest over $85 million to help build 13 new communities in Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Region, providing nearly 670 new, affordable homes with support services for individuals and families. This includes a $5.3 million investment in The Flats at Grandview Commons, currently under construction in Madison. The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) allocated tax credits for 49 of the 60 units and is providing $3.2 million in loans and mortgage financing for the entire development. The City of Milwaukee; the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; IFF and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago; Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC); and NeighborWorks contributed $2.2 million in additional funding. Impact Seven and Rule Enterprises is providing $450,000 in deferred development fees. “Thanks to SEVEN04 PLACE, 49 families living in affordable housing will be able to make independent spending choices,” said WHEDA executive director Wyman Winston. “These 49 families will save a total of nearly $300,000 per year. They will no longer have to make tough decisions about whether they can put food on the table or shoes on their babies.” Impact Seven will manage SEVEN04 PLACE, which will feature on-site amenities such as a multipurpose community lounge, fitness room, on-site property offices, surface parking, indoor bike and resident storage, and a washer and dryer in each unit. The new community will be accessible to public transportation, located within blocks of multiple Milwaukee County Transit System bus stops and a 10-minute bike ride to downtown Milwaukee. “This groundbreaking represents what can happen when our community comes together,” said Milwaukee District 12 Alderman José G. Pérez. “We are laying the groundwork for something great here in Walker’s Point, where individuals and families can live together and thrive in affordable, quality houses that will benefit our region for years to come.” The Milwaukee County Housing Division (MCHD) and Center for Veterans Issues (CVI) will refer individuals and families in need of affordable housing, manage on-site support services and help connect resident veterans to community-based services. This includes access to existing programs administered through the agencies and providing case management for health care, rehabilitation, job training, education and social services. “This is an important moment for our community. We have worked together to bring new, quality homes for working families and to help our veterans who have struggled with homelessness to have the support and services they need to succeed,” said U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore, who helped lead the groundbreaking ceremony. “With the support of so many partners, SEVEN04 PLACE will be a model for how we can support our residents as they build a brighter future for themselves and their families in Milwaukee.” Impact Seven is one of the largest nonprofit developers of affordable housing in Wisconsin, having developed over 2,000 rental housing units since 1980. Rule Enterprises is led by Brandon Rule, who grew up in nearby Clarke Square and is a graduate of the Associates in Commercial Real Estate (ACRE) Program, an industry-supported initiative that recruits and retains people of color for careers in commercial real estate. The goal of ACRE is to expand minority representation in the commercial real estate fields of development, property management, and construction management. “Cinnaire continues to be a steadfast supporter of the ACRE Program and its role in connecting talented and motivated students like Brandon with Milwaukee development opportunities,” said Mark McDaniel, President & CEO of Cinnaire. “Partnerships with Impact Seven and other developers have been critical to the success of communities like SEVEN04 PLACE. The ACRE Program is an industry-supported initiative that recruits and retains people of color for careers in commercial real estate.” Arc-Int Architecture is the architect for SEVEN04 PLACE, and the construction contractor is Catalyst Construction. The development, expected to open in early 2019, is designed to meet Wisconsin Green Built Home certification standards, including measures for high energy efficiency. SEVEN04 PLACE will replace a vacant warehouse and will be built in a part of Walker’s Point that is one of the most active development zones in Milwaukee. Click here to subscribe to Mobile Alerts for UnitedHealth Group. View source version on businesswire.com: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180222006512/en/ Contacts Impact Seven, Inc.Kristine Giornalista, 608-514-2108orRule EnterprisesBrandon Rule, 414-810-2139orWHEDAKevin Fischer, 414-227-2295orCinnaireCorinne Hyzny, 302-300-4247orUnitedHealthcareLynne High, 952-979-5861 Source: UnitedHealthcare Smart Multimedia Gallery Photo Community leaders and development partners don hard hats and shovels for a groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the start of construction for SEVEN04 PLACE, a new 60-unit affordable-housing development in the Walker’s Point neighborhood of Milwaukee. L to R: Maria Prioletta, City of Milwaukee; Ryan Thacker, Arc Int Architecture; City of Milwaukee Alderman José G. Pérez (District 12); Brandon Rule, Rule Enterprises; Wisconsin District 4 U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore; Chris Laurent, President, Building Blocks-Cinnaire; Kristine Giornalista, Vice President of Real Estate Development, Impact Seven; Ellen Sexton, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Wisconsin; Brian Schimming, Deputy Executive Director, WHEDA; and Dale Darrow, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (Photo courtesy of Impact Seven). Video B-Roll video of groundbreaking tour (Video: Kevin Herglotz). Photo Rendering of SEVEN04 PLACE, a 60-unit affordable-housing development in the Walker’s Point neighborhood of Milwaukee (Photo courtesy of Impact Seven). View this news release and multimedia online at: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180222006512/en
Hunt Mortgage Group Finances a Multifamily Property Located in Phoenix, Arizona
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Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. Announced as First Forbes Five Star Hotel in Downtown Washington, D.C.
Feb. 22, 2018 19:21 UTC Luxury Hotel Joins Top Internationally Ranked Properties for Discerning Travelers NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. announces today that it has been awarded the 2018 Forbes Five-Star recognition, making it the first hotel to receive the prestigious distinction in Downtown Washington D.C. Forbes Travel Guide, the global authority on luxury travel, sends anonymous professional inspectors around the world to assess hotels, restaurants and spas against up to 800 objective standards focused on service and facilities. Just opened a short fifteen months ago, the property is located on Pennsylvania Avenue in the center of the city at the site of the Old Post Office. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180222006277/en/ Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. (Photo: Business Wire) Mickael Damelincourt, Managing Director, oversaw the recruitment and selection of the executives whose teams would lead the hotel through the construction and opening phases, instilling a commitment to the highest levels of service excellence and dedication to the guests along the way. “From when I first saw the Old Post Office in 2014, I imagined a luxury hotel that would compete with the finest hotels in other world capitals, as I listened to the vision of The Trump Organization,” said Damelincourt. “It has the three necessary components of an outstanding hotel: central location, iconic and memorable design and, most importantly, the anticipatory service and cultural awareness expected by our guests. It is now officially recognized as Washington’s best downtown hotel.” Since 1958, the coveted Five Star Award rating from Forbes has been an honor bestowed on fewer than 200 properties worldwide meeting the hotel industry's most stringent hospitality benchmarks of over 800 service points. Achieving this distinction in the first year of operation is a rarity and a testimony to Damelincourt’s leadership and vision for the property. “It is good news when a Washington, D.C. hotel is recognized for the superior level of service and product which they offer, and we’re proud that the Trump Hotel has been added as the city’s second property to the prestigious Forbes Five Star list. It’s an incredible recognition in such a short period of time and well deserved,” said Elliott L. Ferguson, II, president and CEO of Destination DC, the official destination marketing organization for the nation’s capital. To celebrate receiving the Forbes Five-Star accolade for its numerous properties, Trump Hotels will offer a special limited time promotion offering guests to book two nights and save 50% off the third night. The promotion will be valid for all hotels and is available for booking from February 20 to March 31. “While Trump D.C. is unquestionably among the most iconic and spectacular properties in the world, it is our incredible hotel team and the unparalleled service they deliver that has made this recognition possible,” said Trump Organization Executive Vice President Eric Trump. Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. joins four sister properties within the Trump Hotels brand portfolio which were also recognized as Forbes Five-Star hotels: Trump International Hotel & Tower® Vancouver; Trump International Hotel & Tower® New York; Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago; and Trump® International Hotel Waikiki. Forbes Travel Guide is the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings worldwide. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit ForbesTravelGuide.com. For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, click here. Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. The recently opened Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C. features 263 richly luxurious guest rooms and suites, among the largest in Washington, D.C., with lofty 16-foot ceilings, soaring windows, beautifully restored historic millwork, and glittering crystal sconces and chandeliers. The thirty-five suites include the Trump Townhouse with its private entrance on Pennsylvania Avenue. At 6,300 square feet of interior space, it is the largest and most luxurious suite in Washington, D.C. and among the largest in the country. The hotel also offers a total of 38,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including the opulent 13,200-square-foot Presidential Ballroom, the largest among D.C. luxury hotels, a 10,000-square-foot Spa by IVANKA TRUMP™ and Fitness Center, and D.C.’s first BLT Prime restaurant by Chef David Burke. About TRUMP HOTEL GROUP™ Trump® Hotel Group is the world-renowned hotel brand and management company home to Trump Hotels™, SCION™ Hotels and Resorts and American IDEA™ Hotels. Led by seasoned hotel industry veteran Eric Danziger, Trump Hotel Group is part of The Trump Organization, helmed by Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump. View source version on businesswire.com: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180222006277/en/ Contacts Trump Hotel GroupPatricia Tang, 202-868-5010Director, Sales & Marketingptang@trumphotels.com Source: Trump Hotel Group Smart Multimedia Gallery Photo Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. (Photo: Business Wire) Photo Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. (Photo: Business Wire) Photo Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. (Photo: Business Wire) Logo View this news release and multimedia online at: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180222006277/en
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Physicians’ Education Resource® Announces Patti Hennessy as Keynote Speaker for the 35th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference®
Feb. 21, 2018 19:35 UTC She will be joined by an expert faculty and a team of clinicians to discuss team-based care strategies CRANBURY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Physicians’ Education Resource® (PER®), the leading resource for hematology and oncology continuing medical education (CME), announces Patti Hennessy as the keynote speaker for the 35th Miami Breast Cancer Conference®. This year’s keynote presentation will take place on March 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Florida, announced Phil Talamo, president of PER®. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180221006161/en/ Patti Hennessy (Photo: Business Wire) “We are thrilled to have Patti Hennessy as this year’s keynote for the historic Miami Breast Cancer Conference®,” said Talamo. “This meeting has always been a family-driven educational program since its founding over 3 decades ago and continues to be to this day. Having Patti deliver this year’s keynote on her experience, alongside her team of clinicians, truly speaks to what our great meeting is all about – family and patient-centered oncology care.” Patti Hennessy, wife of Mike Hennessy, CEO of MJH Associates, parent company of PER® and the Miami Breast Cancer Conference®, will share her journey on battling cancer during her keynote session, “My Personal Cancer Journey with the BRCA1 Gene”. She will be accompanied by her team of clinicians during the keynote address. After receiving a diagnosis of ovarian cancer in 2011, Patti learned that she carried the BRCA1 gene, which came as a surprise to her. This also came as an immense threat to her family’s health. She later learned that she was also in the early stages of breast cancer and within six months after receiving therapy, Patti’s cancer was back in her lung. This time, Patti was diagnosed with rare metastatic, metaplastic, triple-negative breast cancer. Michael J. Hennessy Jr, president of Michael J. Hennessy Associates added, “Having Patti speak at this year’s Miami Breast Cancer Conference® shows MJH Associates commitment to not only empowering patients, but also families and caregivers through education.” The 35th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® is an educational event that focuses on the most pressing issues and advances in the breast cancer arena. With a goal of fostering awareness and providing insight into the optimal multidisciplinary management for patients with breast cancer, the program comprises of comprehensive lectures featuring top oncologists. The event includes “Discussion and Q&A on Our Team-Based Care Strategies” session where expert faculty will address audience concerns and offers information to enhance cancer care and optimize outcomes for patients. For more information and to register, visit www.gotoper.com/conferences/mbcc/meetings/35th-annual-miami-breast-cancer-conference. About PER®: Since 1995, Physicians’ Education Resource, LLC® (PER®), has been the leading provider of live and online CME activities on oncology and hematology by providing high-quality, evidence-based activities featuring leading experts who focus on the application of practice-changing advances. In 2018, PER® will develop and implement 20 historic annual legacy conferences in the United States and Europe, along with many world-renowned online learning formats such as Medical Crossfire®. PER® is accredited by both the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN). PER® is part of the Cranbury, New Jersey-based Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc. family of businesses. Learn more at http://www.gotoper.com and http://www.mjhassoc.com. View source version on businesswire.com: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180221006161/en/ Contacts PER® Media:Theresa Burek, email@example.comSurabhi Verma, 609-716-7777 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org Source: Physicians’ Education Resource Smart Multimedia Gallery Photo Patti Hennessy (Photo: Business Wire) Logo View this news release and multimedia online at: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180221006161/en
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