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Michael Baker International Promotes Rachael Richter to Practice Executive - Federal Planning

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, today announced that Rachael Richter, AICP, has been promoted to the newly created role of Practice Executive – Federal Planning. Ms. Richter will lead the Federal Planning team in planning and designing solutions that are safe, accessible, equitable, cost effective, sustainable and resilient in support of agency missions and readiness. This new structure will allow the firm to fully capitalize on its resources across the organization to serve Michael Baker's federal clients, implement consistent quality and standard practices and market its full capabilities as the company expands its roster of federal clients.

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  • PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Baker International , a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, today announced that Rachael Richter, AICP, has been promoted to the newly created role of Practice Executive – Federal Planning.
  • Ms. Richter will lead the Federal Planning team in planning and designing solutions that are safe, accessible, equitable, cost effective, sustainable and resilient in support of agency missions and readiness.
  • "Since World War II, Michael Baker has provided the full range of A/E services to the federal government.
  • "Federal Planning is a unique and distinct capability among Michael Baker's diverse and full-lifecycle Planning services.

Dr. Safiya George Named UVI’s Sixth President

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Friday, February 9, 2024

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Board of Trustees voted to appoint Dr. Safiya George to serve as the University’s sixth president at a meeting held Wednesday afternoon following an extensive presidential selection process.

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  • The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Board of Trustees voted to appoint Dr. Safiya George to serve as the University’s sixth president at a meeting held Wednesday afternoon following an extensive presidential selection process.
  • Dr. George will succeed current president, Dr. David Hall, whose contract will expire on July 31, after serving the University with distinction since 2009.
  • Dr. George will assume her role as UVI’s new president in August 2024.
  • As the current Dean of Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Dr. George oversees approximately 1,400 students and programs on three campuses.

Study: Here is the Best Housing Market to Buy in Based on Historic Pricing Trends

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

New Orleans offers the best deal for buyers in the country in terms of price based on housing premium/discount and price-to-rent-ratio, according to December 2023 data from the Top 100 U.S. Housing Markets and the BH& J National Price-to-Rent Report .

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  • New Orleans offers the best deal for buyers in the country in terms of price based on housing premium/discount and price-to-rent-ratio, according to December 2023 data from the Top 100 U.S. Housing Markets and the BH& J National Price-to-Rent Report .
  • Housing prices in New Orleans are selling 5.09 percent below the area’s long-term pricing trend.
  • The area’s price-to-rent ratio is 12.53 percent below average as well, suggesting that it is preferable to buy versus rent.
  • Additionally, the area’s housing premium is increasing, indicating that local housing prices are rising faster than typical property appreciation,” Beracha said.

Discoverer of the Klotho Gene and Pioneer in Longevity and Disease Prevention Dr. Makoto Kuro-o Joins Scientific Advisory Board of ADvantage Therapeutics

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Monday, February 5, 2024

Kuro-o and Madden will speak at the invite-only Entrepreneurship, Longevity, and Biotech Conference in Boca Raton on February 9 and 10.

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  • Kuro-o and Madden will speak at the invite-only Entrepreneurship, Longevity, and Biotech Conference in Boca Raton on February 9 and 10.
  • The conference assembles biotech and longevity scientists and entrepreneurs to share research and exchange ideas for improving the biotech and longevity industries.
  • He discovered and named the klotho gene in 1997, and since then has written and published extensively on the topic.
  • His pioneering research has opened new and promising paths toward understanding longevity as well as preventing and treating disease.

NEC joins Columbia University-led National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Smart Streetscapes (CS3)

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Thursday, February 1, 2024

TOKYO, Feb 1, 2024 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) has concluded a membership agreement with the U.S.-based National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Smart Streetscapes (CS3), a Columbia University-led initiative supporting the development of a rich ecosystem of streetscape applications.

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  • TOKYO, Feb 1, 2024 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) has concluded a membership agreement with the U.S.-based National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Smart Streetscapes (CS3), a Columbia University-led initiative supporting the development of a rich ecosystem of streetscape applications.
  • NEC and CS3 will continue to address Smart Streetscape challenges through collaboration with diverse organizations, contributing to the future of research and innovation.
  • (*) NFS: The U.S. National Science Foundation advances fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering.
  • NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation.

Theresa Hernandez joins Mountain Commerce Bank as Vice President and Assistant Controller

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 31, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Mountain Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: MCBI), the Knoxville, Tennessee-based bank holding company and parent of Mountain Commerce Bank (MCB), announced the addition of Theresa Hernandez to the finance team.

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  • KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 31, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Mountain Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: MCBI), the Knoxville, Tennessee-based bank holding company and parent of Mountain Commerce Bank (MCB), announced the addition of Theresa Hernandez to the finance team.
  • Theresa "Teri" Hernandez joined MCB as vice president and assistant controller.
  • Ms. Hernandez has worked in many capacities and areas of accounting.
  • Bill Edwards, President and CEO stated, "We are pleased to have Teri join our team.

Study: Rents Are Falling Across the Country. Is the Rental Crisis Coming to an End?

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Fifty-two of the measured metropolitan areas saw a drop in rents month-over-month, building on a trend seen the month before, according to December 2023 numbers from the Waller, Weeks and Johnson Rental Index .

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  • Fifty-two of the measured metropolitan areas saw a drop in rents month-over-month, building on a trend seen the month before, according to December 2023 numbers from the Waller, Weeks and Johnson Rental Index .
  • Rents in Jacksonville dropped the most in the country at -.78 percent.
  • Rents in Palm Bay decreased .29 percent month-over-month, followed by Orlando at -.28 percent; Tampa at -.12 percent and Miami at -.11 percent.
  • “As we come out of the rental crisis, we will enter a prolonged affordability crisis that will only be solved by building even more units and having wages catch up with costs,” Waller said.

Star Mountain Capital Bolsters Secondaries Team Adding Former $500+ Billion in Assets Truist Bank’s Head of Private Capital Manager Research, Ravi Ugale, as a Managing Director

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024

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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240123124540/en/
    Ravi Ugale, Star Mountain Capital Managing Director (Photo: Business Wire)
    Ravi Ugale has over 30 years of private capital fund and direct investment experience, business operations, governance, and leadership experience.
  • His alternatives investment experience includes private credit, secondaries, private equity, venture capital and real assets.
  • “With over 10 years of success in private credit and private equity secondaries, and with growing opportunities in these asset classes, we’re thrilled to welcome Ravi to join our team.” said Brett Hickey , Star Mountain Capital Founder & CEO.
  • In addition, he oversaw selection and coverage of illiquid and semi-liquid long dated assets within private equity, private credit, private real estate, and private real assets.

Tim O’Loughlin is joining Vantiva Connected Home as Senior Vice President of the Americas Customer Unit

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Paris – January 10th, 2024 – Vantiva (Euronext Paris: VANTI), a global technology leader enabling Network Service Providers (NSPs) to connect consumers worldwide, announces that Tim O’Loughlin is joining Vantiva Connected Home to lead the Americas Customer Unit.

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  • Paris – January 10th, 2024 – Vantiva (Euronext Paris: VANTI), a global technology leader enabling Network Service Providers (NSPs) to connect consumers worldwide, announces that Tim O’Loughlin is joining Vantiva Connected Home to lead the Americas Customer Unit.
  • Following the acquisition of CommScope’s Home Networks Division, Vantiva is splitting its Customer Unit into two regions (Americas & Eurasia).
  • On January 2nd, 2024, Tim O’Loughlin was appointed Senior Vice President of the Americas Customer Unit for Vantiva’s Connected Home division.
  • Most recently, Tim was EVP and President of the Americas region for payment hardware and services provider Verifone.

Healing Realty Trust to Present at 2023 NobleCon19 Conference

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Jupiter, Florida--(Newsfile Corp. - November 29, 2023) - Healing Realty Trust ("HRT" or the "Company"), formerly known as Healing Commercial Real Estate Inc., a data-driven self-managed real estate investment company focused on the evolution and infrastructure of behavioral health treatments, will present at the Noble Capital Markets' Nineteenth (19) Annual Emerging Growth Equity Conference being held on December 3-5, 2023 at Florida Atlantic University, Executive Education Complex, in Boca Raton, Florida.

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  • Jupiter, Florida--(Newsfile Corp. - November 29, 2023) - Healing Realty Trust ("HRT" or the "Company"), formerly known as Healing Commercial Real Estate Inc., a data-driven self-managed real estate investment company focused on the evolution and infrastructure of behavioral health treatments, will present at the Noble Capital Markets' Nineteenth (19) Annual Emerging Growth Equity Conference being held on December 3-5, 2023 at Florida Atlantic University, Executive Education Complex, in Boca Raton, Florida.
  • The Company's presentation will take place on Tuesday, December 5 at 1:00 PM ET.
  • "With the new year just around the corner, NobleCon19 provides us with an opportune time to share our plans for the future," said Joe Caltabiano, CEO of HRT.
  • To schedule one-on-one meetings with management or for more information on HRT, please contact Cody Shandraw by email at [email protected] .