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Teya Vitu is an Idaho Business Review reporter, covering commercial real estate, construction, transportation and whatever else may intrigue him in the moment. Join me on Twitter at @IBR_TeyaVitu.

Grove Hotel development started with hockey (access required)

Larry Leasure’s Grove Hotel, built in 1997, has an attached privately owned arena with two professional sports teams. Hotel suites look down on the arena. The arena almost was built at the mall, said Leasure, chairman of White-Leasure Development Co. ...

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Idaho claims second highest construction job gain (access required)

Idaho’s construction industry went on a hiring spree as the National Weather Service recorded the warmest February ever for Boise. The result of the spring-like weather was 5,000 more construction jobs in Idaho in February, when compared with one year ...

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Boise foreclosure rate hits seven-year low (access required)

Foreclosure rates in Treasure Valley dipped to .63 percent in January, the lowest rates since October 2007, according to real estate data provider CoreLogic. Foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans in the Boise region started the year at about half the ...

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Roundup 3.27.15 (access required)

Yick Yee Family Company LLP purchased 27,876 square feet of land/retail space at Caldwell Commons, 5023 Cleveland Blvd., in Caldwell.  Andrea Nilson and Jeffrey Hall of Cushman & Wakefield|Commerce facilitated this transaction. Rich Kalbus leased 315 square feet of office ...

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A revamp for Hotel 43 (access required)

The tiger-stripe hallway carpets are gone at Hotel 43, but the independent hotel hasn’t lost any of its whimsy in its recent $2 million renovation. Hallways now have carpet squares with alternating zebra, jaguar and cow prints. Hallways are decorated ...

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