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The Real Estate and Construction industry may be huge, but ultimately, as with all industries, it comes down to the people who help make it all come together. From time to time, we like to profile some of those people.

Joe-RichJoe Rich is CIO and a senior vice president at The Related Companies, an owner, operator and fund manager of real estate based in New York City. Rich has been with Related for five years as the CIO. Prior to that, he was CIO at New York-based real estate developer Tishman Speyer.

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The House of Representatives passes the Senate version of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the construction industry continues to struggle with labor shortages, effects of climate change put the built environment at risk, and more.

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Commercial real-estate sales surge in the third quarter, blockchain-integrated real estate is poised to span into new sectors, a major home builder is teaming with a Texas startup to create a community of 100 3-D printed homes, and more.

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Laura LoBue, a Litigation partner in Pillsbury’s Construction Counseling & Dispute Resolution practice, was featured in Building for Good (B4G)’s attorney spotlight series ‘Spotlight for Good,’ which was recently showcased by the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law.

In 2019, LoBue joined Building for Good, launching its services in D.C. and establishing Pillsbury’s ongoing partnership with the organization. LoBue is a significant volunteer resource for Wildflower Schools pro bono projects as they go from conception, through construction, up to operation. In addition, she is a member of B4G’s Development Committee and helps to grow its fundraising platform in the D.C. area. Read LoBue’s full feature here. 

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Partner Caroline Harcourt recently moderated Bisnow’s panel, “High Risk, High Reward: Finding Investment Opportunities in Pandemic-Challenged Sectors” panel on Tuesday, October 5.Capture333-1-e1634675703662 Topics covered identifying the key components to maximize returns on your next deal and insights on contrarian philosophies in opportunistic investment opportunities. In case you missed it, click here to view the recording.

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Partner Rachel Horsch recently moderated Bisnow’s panel, “Recovery of the Bay Area’s Office Market“. Topics covered how office spaces are evolving to accommodate for changing workforceRachel-Updated-e1634230711188 needs, such as changing layouts, offices in residential buildings and hybrid work. Panelists discussed these topics, showcasing their most innovative projects and shed light on the future of the market in the Bay Area.  Click here to view the recording.

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Anthony Cavender, a Houston-based Environmental & Natural Resources senior counsel was featured in an exclusive Q&A with AmLaw’s Texas Lawyer. Cavender is one of Pillsbury’s longstanding environmental lawyers, having joined the firm in 2003. Over the years, he quietly became one of the leading authorities on environmental decisions throughout the nation. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, for instance, he penned 33 blog posts for Pillsbury’s Gravel2Gavel blog under the heading, “A Court-Side Seat.”  A round up of last year’s year-in-review, which features excerpts of Tony’s blog posts can be found here. Cavender shares his views on how the environmental practice has evolved over the decades, what the long-term trends for the practice are, how he became a blogger, how he determines which decisions warrant a review, and what direction he thinks the respective agencies and courts will take under the new administration.

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On September 30, 2021, the United States Senate confirmed Rohit Chopra as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Mr. Chopra helped establish the CFPB following its creation through the Dodd-Frank Act and served as an Assistant Director at the CFPB from 2010 to 2015. Director Chopra will likely continue the CFPB’s focus on institutions’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a particular focus on the housing, small business lending, and mortgages among other things. Pillsbury colleagues Brian H. MontgomeryCraig J. SapersteinDeborah S. Thoren-PedenJiJi ParkThe Honorable William Lacy Clay Jr.Yvette Puckett Cravins, and Daniel C. Wood explain additional insights in Senate Confirms Rohit Chopra as CFPB Director.

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