Author: Jube Shiver Jr

Keep the lights on

A recent spate of winter storms reminded me how desperately the county—and indeed the region and nation—need to get on board with installing electric and communications utility lines, below ground. Weather and falling tree branches cause 40 percent of power

A Free Press

I‘ve been absent from these pages these past few months because much of my time has been consumed by activities involving, not housing and property management, but my former profession: journalism. In July I attended the closing of the Los

Election Motivation

Election observers have long lamented the fact that only roughly half of registered voters cast ballots in presidential elections, and even fewer vote in other races. A 2008 study by Stanford University researchers Joshua Harder and Jon A. Krosnick found

Moving Our Offices

We will be moving our offices over the next few weeks and hope to resume posting later this summer.

Spring Break

We will have a new post in May.

Ghost Tenants

Nowhere is the nation’s affordable housing crisis more evident than in the rise of a phenomenon known as “ghost tenants,” or people attempting to live in government subsidized affordable housing, secretly, off lease. At Spring Garden Apartments, the number of

The red line that won’t fade

Please see our February 2016 blog post for an update A few months after Fairfax County gave Verizon approval in October 2005 to offer cable TV and Internet service in the county, a company representative visited my office and excitedly

Season’s Greetings

We hope you are enjoying the holiday season. Our next post will be in January.

William’s Way

After we became friends while attending college in upstate New York, my best man and fellow real estate developer, William D. Manns Jr., would always introduce me as: “Jube Shiver, the only person I know who has a street named

Back to School Respite

We are off this month. Hope everyone enjoyed their summer. Our regular blog posts will return in October.