Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’

Obama Picks Shaun Donovan to Be HUD Secretary

On Saturday, President-Elect Barack Obama announced his pick for Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development: Shaun Donovan. Donovan is currently New York City Commissioner of Housing, Preservation and Development, and served under Clinton as deputy assistant secretary for multi-family housing at HUD.

Latest Inevitable NYT Trend Story: Obama’s Impact On D.C. Real Estate

According to Sunday's New York Times, "there have been a lot of potential buyers from Chicago quietly descending on Washington this month, according to real estate brokers. Multimillion-dollar homes have been snapped up in all-cash deals. First-time buyers have toured apartments in the fashionable neighborhoods of Logan Circle and the U Street corridor. Big-money donors [...]

Insights from Bill and Hillary Clinton’s Real Estate Agent

Terri Robinson helped Bill and Hillary Clinton purchase their D.C. residence after Hillary Clinton was elected senator of New York in 2000. She has also worked with congressman (and potential Barack Obama White House Chief of Staff) Rahm Emanual and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
“Actually,” says Robinson, “I ended up buying her previous apartment [...]

Congrats Obama People—Now, Buy Some Houses

Barack Obama won! Yeah!!! Now, what do we stand—as a city—to gain from his victory?
After a long period of Republican leadership in the White House, Bill Clinton swept into D.C. in 1993, and a lot of people dumped a lot of money into the local economy. And if there's one thing every powerful appointee needs, [...]

Obama Clan: Checking Out Local Digs

Last night, I attended the opening of 2501 Pennsylvania Ave, a new condo building just west of Washington Circle. Right after I grabbed my flute of champagne, I heard a voice wafting through the crowd, saying that someone from Barack Obama's campaign was scoping out the building.
Today, I called Michele Topel, Vice President of [...]

The Last Presidential Debate: Housing Analysis, Plus Joe the Plumber!

Last night was the final presidential debate. The subject: domestic policy. The tone: testy, testy, testy! For those of you that gave up after debate number two, too bad for you! This one was the best by far. And frankly, I think the winner was Bob Schieffer, proving once and for all that journalists are [...]

Now, Who Can We Blame for This Mess? Obama?

Tina Brown, former editor of the New Yorker, Vanity Fair and the quickly defunct Talk, launched a new website this week called The Daily Beast. So far, it looks a tad empty for my tastes. But, the stories seem to be thoughtful, with actual real reporting in them (I'm not making this up folks!), so cheers [...]