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Landry & Kling Facilitating Ship Charters for Coronavirus Relief

MIAMI,– During the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, there is growing concern about the projected lack of hospital beds in hard-hit areas. Cruise ships can serve as temporary health care facilities or “floating hospitals” to treat non-COVID-19 patients’ dockside. This will increase bed capacities in land-based hospitals to accommodate the influx of new patients who require critical care. … Continue reading Landry & Kling Facilitating Ship Charters for Coronavirus Relief

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Boys & Girls Clubs In Minnesota Partner With Local School Districts to Provide Emergency Services Childcare During COVID-19 School Closure

ATLANTA,– Boys & Girls Clubs all across the country are responding to the needs of young people and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a part of that response, Clubs are partnering with local school districts and government agencies to identify what those needs are. For example, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota has teamed … Continue reading Boys & Girls Clubs In Minnesota Partner With Local School Districts to Provide Emergency Services Childcare During COVID-19 School Closure

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C.A.R. statement on FHFA’s move for GSEs to grant flexibilities for appraisal and employment verifications

LOS ANGELES,– In an effort to provide market liquidity during the coronavirus emergency, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to provide alternative flexibilities to satisfy appraisal requirements and employment verification requirements through May 17, 2020. The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement in response to the FHFA’s announcement: “C.A.R. thanks … Continue reading C.A.R. statement on FHFA’s move for GSEs to grant flexibilities for appraisal and employment verifications

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Big Y Announces Support for Food Banks

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.,– On March 16, 2020, Big Y World Class Markets (Big Y) donated $125,000 to five area food banks in order to help them respond to the challenges they face in helping to feed others during these challenging times. The Greater Boston Food Bank, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, the Worcester County Food Bank in Massachusetts, and Foodshare and … Continue reading Big Y Announces Support for Food Banks

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ROOM8 and Google Street View Trusted Agency LCP360 Announce Partnership

SAN FRANCISCO,– ROOM8, a technology company optimizing co-living through roommate matching and apartment search services, announced that it has partnered with Google Street View Trusted Agency LCP360 (Lights, Camera, Pixels) to streamline its in-app experience with virtual apartment tours. Through this partnership, ROOM8 and LCP360 will provide a new level of sophistication to the rental home search experience, … Continue reading ROOM8 and Google Street View Trusted Agency LCP360 Announce Partnership

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Video Home Tour Requests Soar Nearly 500% in One Week

SEATTLE,– (NASDAQ: RDFN) — Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage, saw a 494% increase in requests for agent-led video home tours last week. As of yesterday, 18.9% of tour requests from Redfin.com were video-chat tour requests, up from 0.2% at the beginning of March, a 94-fold increase. Other measures Redfin has taken to prepare for the coronavirus … Continue reading Video Home Tour Requests Soar Nearly 500% in One Week

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JLL arranges $991.77M financing for 17-property national portfolio

SAN FRANCISCO,– JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has arranged $991.77 million in financing for a geographically diverse, 17-property portfolio totaling more than seven million square feet across major U.S. markets. JLL worked on behalf of CalSTRS and their advisor, PCCP, to arrange the 10-year, fixed-rate loan with New York Life Insurance Company.    The portfolio’s five office … Continue reading JLL arranges $991.77M financing for 17-property national portfolio

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Petco Invests $2 Million in New Partner Assistance Fund to Support Employees in Need

SAN DIEGO,– Petco today launched an employee relief fund to provide ongoing support to Petco’s 27,000+ partners as they face the effects of COVID-19 as well as future hardship in other times of need. The new Petco Partner Assistance Fund launched with an initial $2 million investment from Petco, plus additional donations from the company’s private equity sponsors at CVC Capital … Continue reading Petco Invests $2 Million in New Partner Assistance Fund to Support Employees in Need

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Associated Bank announces financial relief measures to support customers affected by COVID-19

GREEN BAY, Wis.,– Associated Bank announced today additional steps being taken to assist consumer and business customers impacted by the economic consequences of COVID-19. “Associated Bank has a long history of supporting our customers and communities in their times of need, and we are here to support them now and through the uncertainties yet to come,” … Continue reading Associated Bank announces financial relief measures to support customers affected by COVID-19

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M&T Bank Announces Temporary Changes to Retail Banking Services

BUFFALO, N.Y.,– To help safeguard the safety and well-being of its employees and customers, M&T Bank [NYSE: MTB] today announced  that it will implement temporary retail branch adjustments. As an essential business to the communities it serves, M&T Bank will keep its branches open for the foreseeable future with a modified service model in order to serve … Continue reading M&T Bank Announces Temporary Changes to Retail Banking Services

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