By Christy Lee, Real Estate Assistant Vice President
On Thursday, July 9, 2010, NBA basketball superstar Lebron James, announced, in Hollywood fashion, that he was leaving Cleveland, Ohio to join the Heat in Miami, Florida. Emotions spanned from disgust and anger amongst Cleveland basketball fans to sheer delight and excitement amongst Miami fans. It’s been reported that nearly 10 million viewers watched the spectacle on ESPN. In fact, more television stations across the country were tuned into James breaking news than the NBA Championship itself.
By Nicole Galloway, Assistant Account Executive
The concept of Green building dates back far further than our current epoch, with the first examples of solar power plants having been built in the late 1800s. It was not until the energy crisis of the 1970s that the concept began to evolve and grow. During the 1970s the first green homes were built and the realization came that we would have to come up with a way to rely less heavily on fossil fuels. In the early 1990s, federal and state legislation began to be enacted requiring certain buildings and building renovations to adhere to environmentally friendly or “green” standards, and this legislation continues to increase every year.