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Les Shaver

Les Shaver

Les Shaver is a Deputy Editor for Hanley Wood's Residential Construction Group. He has more than a decade's experience covering multifamily and single-family housing.

Les Shaver's Posts

Too Much? April’s Multifamily Permit Numbers Hit Historical Highs

Though multifamily starts rose almost 40 percent in April and permits approached historical high, many observers still appear unconcerned about over development. Read more

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Labor Pains: Worker Squeeze Frustrates Developers

As the rise of the single-family market puts pressure on the costs to build, laborers are finding themselves in a pinch. Read more

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Former Treasury Secretary to Paulson: NextSolution Must Address Rising Mortgage Debt

As current Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. continues pitching his estimated $700 billion bailout plan to Congress and other stakeholders, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers warns that any solution to the problem will be incomplete unless it addresses shrinking home values and mounting mortgage debts. Read more

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FDIC Backs Commercial Banking Industry

Although investment banks continue to disappear from the landscape, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.  Read more

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Confidence in Apartment Sales, Credit, EvenOccupancies Declines, NMHC Reports

Apartment sales are abysmal, according to the latest quarterly survey on apartment market conditions, released this week by the Washington, D.C.-based National Multi Housing Council (NMHC). Read more

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