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Happy New Year from EMG

Posted by Kristin Rueber on 1/17/18 11:00 AM

Happy New Year! Thank you for being part of our amazing 2017! We worked seriously and lived playfully, which is our motto at EMG. Take a look at a quick replay of our year.

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Posted by Kristin Rueber on 12/1/17 1:39 PM

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Topics: Baltimore Top Workplaces, EMG Awards, EMG Top Workplaces 2017

HUD's CNA eTool: What You Need to Know

Posted by Kristin Rueber on 11/16/17 1:00 PM

Mandatory use of HUD's CNA eTool became effective 11/1/2017 for FHA multifamily mortgage insurance applications.

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Topics: HUD, HUD CNA eTool, CNA eTool, HUD programs, FHA Multifamily mortgages

Freddie Mac Green Advantage and Fannie Mae Multifamily Green Financing Approved

Posted by Kristin Rueber on 11/9/17 9:43 AM


EMG is an approved Freddie Mac Multifamily Green Advantage and Fannie Mae Pre-Qualified High Performance Building (HPB) Consultant

EMG has a highly qualified team of energy engineers with a solid track record of transactions under Freddie’s Green Advantage Program and Fannie Mae's Multifamily Green Financing Program. In fact, we’ve been doing energy studies for more than twelve years! If you’re interested in Green Financing for a current or future transaction, we can help. 

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Topics: Fannie Mae Green Financing, Freddie Mac GreenUp, Fannie Mae HPB Consultant, Freddie Mac Multifamily loans

Creating a Timeline and Budget for your Capital Planning Process

Posted by Kristin Rueber on 10/10/17 12:39 PM

Do you want your Capital Plan approved? In this blog, we will move your organization one step closer to that goal! Our last blog, Score Big with Your Capital Plan presented steps to create a scoring system to rank your Capital Projects. With a scoring strategy in place, your next step is to set a razor sharp schedule and budget to move forward. Adding these two tactical elements to your capital plan document helps bring it to life and enables your stakeholders to quickly assess whether the plan is practical and will be successful. We've organized our advice into 6 helpful tips.

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Topics: Capital Planning, planned capital programs, capital projects, k-12 capital plan, capital planning software, FCA, capital plan, FCI, PCA, Equipment Inventory, Facility Equipment Inventory

Score Big with Your Capital Plan

Posted by Kristin Rueber on 6/6/17 10:18 AM

Buildings need continual repair and maintenance. But you can’t play favorites. How do you determine which building(s) in your portfolio receive the time, attention, and dollars that they deserve (and need)?

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Topics: Capital Planning, planned capital programs, capital projects, facility condition assessments, facilities master plan

The 8 Top ADA Violations And How To Avoid Them

Posted by Kristin Rueber on 3/21/17 5:20 PM

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) litigation is on the rise. Accessibility lawsuits stemming from the ADA, as well as state and local accessibility laws and statutes, are on the rise nationally. Serial plaintiffs are finding more ways to create a backlog of accessibility lawsuits across the nation. It’s not uncommon for one plaintiff to be responsible for hundreds of "drive-by lawsuits."

But what can you do about avoiding ADA lawsuits?

Two things: be proactive, and know what to watch for.

Below are the 8 areas with the most common barriers that EMG documents during ADA/Accessibility Assessments.

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Topics: ADA, Accessibility Compliance, Retail ADA Requirements, Accessibility Assessments, ADA Compliance, ada violations, ADA Assessments, ADA Consulting

Need Project Management Help in 2017? We're Listening

Posted by Kristin Rueber on 2/23/17 6:16 PM

As you evaluate your project load, we invite you to consider your options. From A to Z (ADA to Zoning) and everything in between, we'll provide insight on the best way to manage your real estate transactions. Project assistance includes guiding you from acquisition to disposition. We're here to help.

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Topics: ASTM, Real Estate Life Cycle, Project Management, ALTA Survey, Phase I ESA

5 Tips: ALTA Surveys and Table A Items

Posted by Kristin Rueber on 2/23/17 2:57 PM

From Acquisition to Disposition, the real estate due diligence process has a lot of moving parts. Add in an ALTA Survey and a few Table A Items and you've possibly stirred up some confusion. 

Utilities, Wetlands, Easements, Encroachments, and Setbacks. Oh My!

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Topics: ALTA Survey, ALTA Optional Table A Item 11, 2016 ALTA/NSPS Standards, ALTA Table A

Complex ALTA Survey Coordination: A Case Study

Posted by Kristin Rueber on 9/7/16 10:51 AM

Real estate transactions. Due diligence. ALTA Surveys. Zoning Reports. Sometimes the process is easy, sometimes it can be quite complex.

When DuPont spun off its performance chemicals assets into a new company, Chemours, they needed ALTA surveys and zoning reports on 35 assets across the nation.

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Topics: ALTA Survey

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