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Long-awaited 5th and Idaho Apartments start construction

5th and Idaho Apartments will start construction two years after the project was announced. Image courtesy of Hummel Architects.

Construction will start June 26 on the long anticipated 81-unit Fifth and Idaho Apartments in Old Boise. The project has secured a $14 million construction loan from CBRE Capital Markets, the Seattle office of the real estate finance firm announced. ...

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For Idaho, the Year of the Hotel

A group waits for a shuttle in the lobby of the Inn at 500 Capitol June 10, 2017 in Boise. Photo by Glenn Landberg.

At least 32 hotels are under construction, recently opened or pending construction in nearly every sizable population center in Idaho. Hotels are in the works in the Treasure Valley, in Twin Falls, Pocatello and Idaho Falls. Three are underway in ...

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Idaho companies are starting to climb aboard the sustainability bandwagon

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As a corporate sustainability professional, John Bernardo walks a tightrope. Bernardo, an executive in residence at Boise State University’s College of Business and a sustainability strategist at Idaho Power, can’t identify himself with environmentalists in a state and industry where ...

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Investment report: 2016 saw more deals, less money


Less money flowed around Idaho overall in 2016, but there were significantly more investment deals in 2016 than 2015, according to the Deal Flow Report released May 24 at the Idaho Technology Council’s Capital Connect Conference. The Deal Flow Report, ...

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BoDo has a potential buyer

Hendricks Commercial Properties of Benoit, Wisc., has bought BoDo. File Photo.

Downtown Boise’s BoDo commercial complex has a potential buyer. “We’re in the process of negotiating a contract with an investment group,” said Clay Anderson, who handles investment brokerage services at Colliers International in Boise. “It’s too early to tell (if ...

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Boise was among six cities to hit record high home prices this winter

A home for sale in Boise this winter.

Boise was among only six housing markets in the U.S. to hit record high home prices in the first quarter, according to ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s largest multi-sourced property database. Ada County started eclipsing 2007 record home ...

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Washington Trust Bank staff enroll in Spanish class

An introductory Spanish class at CR Languages. The language class offers five Spanish classes ranging in difficulty; each meeting once per week. Photo by Glenn Landberg.

An employee’s experience with Spanish lessons through a Boise language school has caught the eye of Washington Trust Bank, which is now encouraging more workers to enroll. Alex Westfall, vice president at Washington Trust’s downtown Boise branch, enrolled in Spanish lessons through ...

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