Columbia Real Estate Update 7-19-2011
TODAY'S HEADLINES / JULY 19, 2011
Columbia office report indicates area bouncing back
Private sector expansion blunts impact of government cutbacks in downtown; suburban landlords drop rents to draw new tenants.
Colonial Life names four to senior posts
Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Co. has named four new senior executives at its Columbia headquarters, including Tim Arnold, who has been named senior vice president, chief operating officer.
Columbia receives $2.3 million to shelter homeless
A U.S. Housing and Urban Development official says budget cuts required making tough choices to provide affordable housing and help support community development.
Columbia chamber sets $1.1 million campaign drive
The business advocacy group said its 10th annual Total Resource Campaign, called “Playing for Keeps,” will be headed by Helen Baldwin of NAI Avant.
Man sentenced in Rock Hill mortgage fraud case
Samuel Caleb Cowles was sentenced to 15 months in prison Monday for participating in a conspiracy to commit money laundering scheme. Cowles was a mortgage broker who owned and ran Prosperity Mortgage. He and a co-conspirator used pre-qualification documents from investors to obtain loans for real estate purchases.
Slots open for 2011 Savannah River Site tours
Seats remain available for public tours of the Savannah River Site taking place during the remainder of 2011. All tours are free of charge and each accommodates fifty participants, said Savannah River Nuclear Solutions LLC.
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