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  • Wallpaper - Grains of Paradise: R & Company showcases the designers spicing things up on the African design scene
    3/30/2015 @ 1:03 PM - When confronted with the inevitable question of 'What do you do?' at a dinner party, Porky Hefer first tries to change the subject. Only if pressed will he admit, 'I make nests,' and then await the inevitable follow-up queries. The South African designer prefers to let his work speak for - and define - itself. 'I find that most art...
  • New York Observer - Data Firm Heads to Far West in Mega-Deal
    3/30/2015 @ 1:01 PM - 450 West 33rd Street. A London-based financial data firm is moving further west-consolidating all its office space to 5 Manhattan West , according to The Real Deal . Markit signed a 15-year lease lease for 140,000 square feet-or the entire fifth floor-of the building. The 1.8-million-square-foot building is currently...
  • New York Observer - Ampiera Group Buys Downtown Jamaica Building for $14M
    3/30/2015 @ 1:01 PM - 90-75 Sutphin Boulevard. Flushing, Queens-based Ampiera Group has purchased a vacant Jamaica, Queens commercial building from Arbern Sutphin Properties for $14 million, Marcus & Millichap told Commercial Observer . The deal closed last Tuesday. Arbern Sutphin developed the six-story, 80,400-square-foot property at 90-75 Sutphin Boulevard between Archer...
  • Curbed - Damn Right, It's Bigger Than Yours: 57th Street Tower Ignores the Existence of Taller Neighbors
    3/30/2015 @ 12:37 PM - [Rendering by Hayes Davidson and SHoP Architects.] The "slenderest" building in all the land, 111 West 57th Street , unveiled its teaser site this morning and revealed a new rendering. A couple of notable things: first, the height of the SHoP-designed tower is confirmed as 1,428 feet . Second, both the rendering...
  • Curbed - HeightChopper: What was once going to be...
    3/30/2015 @ 12:35 PM - What was once going to be one of the tallest towers in Brooklyn will now be just another big apartment building. In September, developer JEMB Realty filed permits for a 65-story, 679-foot tower at 420 Albee Square across from City Point in Downtown Brooklyn, but the development has now been seriously reduced in size. ...
  • Long Island Business News - Q&A: Kevin OConnor, Banking
    3/30/2015 @ 12:32 PM - Bridgehampton National Bank has been careful, staying steady during the mortgage meltdown and coming out unscathed. CEO Kevin O'Connor is leading it through a growth spurt, acquiring smaller banks. He talked with LIBN about balancing growth and financial strength - and what he sees as the Long Island economy's issues and assets. What was it ...
  • The Real Deal - Chinatown comes into its own
    3/30/2015 @ 12:31 PM - East Broadway in Chinatown Chinatown has held out as the largest ethnic enclave in Lower Manhattan, but while development has largely occurred on the outer edges, brokers expect to see the neighborhood change rapidly in the next decade. 'I think it's an emerging market - there's little inventory and increasing demand. I've seen it on the...
  • Multi-Housing News - Lend Lease Enters $2.2B JV for Malaysia's New Financial District
    3/30/2015 @ 12:24 PM - By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-Lend Lease has partnered with Malaysian Government-owned real estate developer 1MDB RE for the construction of the 'Lifestyle Quarter,' the initial phase of the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) global hub for international finance and business taking shape in Kuala Lumpur. Based on the concept of a unique work-live-play experience,...
  • 6sqft - Fairytale-Like Tudor in Bellerose Manor Offers Suburbia in the City for $639K
    3/30/2015 @ 12:16 PM - one moment please...236-07 Seward Avenue, Jamaica, NY, United States+ Expand- collapseWe so often write about homes in Brooklyn and Manhattan that we sometimes neglect the gorgeous real estate that can be found in The Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. Recently, Forest Hills has gotten its fair share of our attention, but when we came across this Tudor-meets-Cape beauty in Bellerose Manor,...
  • Curbed - Conversions: For $8M, Live in Cobble Hill's 'Amity Street Horror'
    3/30/2015 @ 12:10 PM - One third of Cobble Hill's so-called " Amity Street Horror " building is on the market for $7.95 million . The 5,000-square-foot townhouse inside the former LICH Beaux-Arts Lamm Institute is the second largest of the bunch and as of its listing, the most expensive . Prior, the priciest of the building's...
  • Curbed - Look, Up in the Sky!: An Illegal Nighttime Journey Up the Queensboro Bridge
    3/30/2015 @ 12:04 PM - [Photo via Animal New York ] Just days after he climbed the Triborough Bridge , a defiant urban explorer who goes by the name icarus_nyc on Instagram took a nighttime jaunt up the 350-foot Queensboro Bridge . The anonymous bridge-climbing daredevil was publicly reprimanded by Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, but the...
  • The Real Deal - DeGuerin's dilemma: Post-'Jinx,' can Robert Durst win again?
    3/30/2015 @ 12:00 PM - Clockwise from top left: Robert Reuland, Dick DeGuerin, Gerald Shargel, Anthony Falangetti and Benjamin Brafman (inset: Robert Durst) Robert Durst's arrest earlier this month, on the eve of the finale of the documentary that catapulted his case back into the zeitgeist, struck some as suspicious. Could the timeline of an HBO show so overtly influence the actions of...
  • ArchDaily - Spotlight: Hans Hollein
    3/30/2015 @ 12:00 PM - Described by  Richard Meier  as an architect whose groundbreaking ideas” have had a major impact on the thinking of designers and architects,” Austrian  artist, architect, designer, theoretician and  Pritzker Prize  laureate  Hans Hollein  worked in all aspects of design, from architecture to furniture, jewelry, glasses, lamps – even door handles. Known in particular for his museum designs, from the Abteiberg Museum...
  • Calculated Risk - Dallas Fed: Texas Manufacturing Activity Weakens
    3/30/2015 @ 11:58 AM - From the Dallas Fed: Texas Manufacturing Activity Weakens Texas factory activity declined in March, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, fell to -5.2, posting its first negative reading in nearly two years. Other measures of current manufacturing activity also...
  • Tribeca Citizen - In the News: More on Soft Spin”
    3/30/2015 @ 11:46 AM - ••• Downtown Post NYC talks to artist Heath Nicol about her Soft Spin” installation at the Winter Garden. (I keep typing it as Soft Skin”….) ••• A nice interview with landscape designer Signe Nielsen , who lives on Duane and has done so much wonderful work in the area. About that Photoshop job, however…. - Downtown...
  • Brooklyn Daily Eagle - In NYC, an unusual task force fights home-as-hotel rentals like Airbnb
    3/30/2015 @ 11:42 AM - From an office by the Brooklyn Bridge, a specialized team of investigators tackles a fast-growing concern in the nation's biggest city: apar
  • GlobeSt.com: New York - Colliers Hires Exec for Management Division
    3/30/2015 @ 11:40 AM - NEW YORK CITY--John Difiore is a 21-year veteran who most recently served as CFO Metropolitan Equity Partners.
  • 6sqft - New Rendering and Teaser Site Released for 111 West 57th Street
    3/30/2015 @ 11:31 AM - one moment please...111 West 57th Street, New York, NY, United States+ Expand- collapseRendering via Hayes Davidson and SHoP Architects 111 West 57th Street defines the idea of a modern classic: a residence whose timeless design evokes the prewar Golden Age of Manhattan skyscrapers, while also delivering high-technology performance, 21st century engineering, and contemporary comfort without compromise.” This is the text...
  • The Real Deal - The Wrap: Cyclone gets stuck during season's first ride, inside Church of Scientology's real estate and more
    3/30/2015 @ 11:30 AM - Cyclone on Coney Island 1. A guide to the Church of Scientology s real estate holdings [Gizmodo] 2. Its possible: Live on Central Park West for less than $350,000 [BrickUnderground] 3. Coney Island Cyclone gets stuck during seasons first ride ...
  • Fortune - Bitcoin's first criminal goes to prison today
    3/30/2015 @ 11:23 AM - In February, after a trial that lasted 13 days, Ross Ulbricht was convicted of running the online drug marketplace Silk Road, which utilized the digital currency bitcoin for its payments. The media coverage of the trial, and the final result, could be seen as bad for bitcoin. It fed into an image that many in the public still have of...
  • Brick Underground - The rise of the passive house, CastleBraid's ultra-friendly residents, and more
    3/30/2015 @ 11:15 AM - New York's  most desirable new amenity  may be 'passive house' construction (NYT) The people who live in  CastleBraid  are apparently stellar neighbors ( Bushwick  Daily) Proof of  what lighting (and a paint job) can do  for even the most 'meh' apartment ( NYMag ) If you want to buy a multi-family on the cheap,  check...
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  • Quartz - Sikhs in the UK have won the right to wear their turbans to work
    3/30/2015 @ 12:25 PM - An amendment to an employment law in the United Kingdom will enable Sikhs to wear turbans at work, the BBC reports . The  1989 Employment Act  specifically stated that Sikhs at construction sites would not be required to replace their turbans with safety helmets. But it contained a loophole by limiting the exemption to those high-risk worksites. The Sikh Council told...
  • Rent.com Blog - Best Spring Activities in Oklahoma City
    3/30/2015 @ 12:01 PM - By Lindsay Smith Oklahoma City , Oklahoma, is known for many things. Its the largest city in the state, and it has huge petroleum and livestock industries. It was even settled in a single day when 10,000 people participated in the famous Land Run of April 22, 1889. But none of those things...
  • The Atlantic - The Precedent-Setting Possibilities of the New Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston
    3/30/2015 @ 11:20 AM - EMK Institute The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate opens officially in Boston on Tuesday, sited right next door to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, overlooking the deep blue waters of Massachusetts Bay. Slanted and minimalist and purist white, the new structure seems at first like an extension of the...
  • Multi-Housing News - Armada Hoffler Properties and Beatty Development Group Break Ground on $65M Mixed-Use Project at 3200 St. Paul
    3/30/2015 @ 9:45 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor On Thursday, March 26, representatives from Johns Hopkins University, Armada Hoffler Properties, and Beatty Development Group were present in Charles Village to celebrate the official groundbreaking for a new mixed-use development at 3200 St. Paul. The project, currently referred to as 3200 St. Paul, will be officially named in the...
  • Multi-Housing News - Bozzuto Sells Baltimore's Union Wharf Apartment Asset
    3/30/2015 @ 9:41 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor The Bozzuto Group has sold its Union Wharf apartment asset in Fells Point. The property was picked up less than six months after it was put on the market. Thomas Bozzuto, CEO of the Bozzuto Group, confirmed the sale for the Baltimore Business Journal . Because...
  • Multi-Housing News - Insurance, Inc. to Move HQ to BECO Tower II
    3/30/2015 @ 9:39 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor BECO Management, Inc. has announced the signing of another tenant at its BECO Tower II office building in the Owings Mills Town Center section of northwest Baltimore County. Insurance, Inc., the new tenant, will occupy 10,921 square feet of space. With this new signing, BECO Management said that it has...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - $1 million condos proposed for D.C.'s Truxton Circle
    3/30/2015 @ 9:00 AM - Truxton Circle, nestled between booming Bloomingdale and Shaw in Northwest Washington, has been slower to change than its neighbors. The modest rowhouses, smaller than Bloomingdale's Victorians, change hands quietly, with an occasional gut renovation. The 13 social service agencies packed into the small neighborhood attract a sizable population of homeless and needy citizens to the […]
  • Quartz - Quartz Daily Brief-Americas edition-Tension in Nigeria, Frances swing right, Japans economic gloom, sneaker art
    3/30/2015 @ 5:53 AM - What to watch for today The UKs Parliament is dissolved. The House of Commons five-year term  comes to an end as all political parties prepare for a general election on May 7. Polls show the Conservative and Labour parties are neck and neck. A final push for an Iran nuclear deal.  Negotiators...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Town Square | Presales to begin soon on condos on D.C.'s Southwest Waterfront
    3/30/2015 @ 5:31 AM - Presales are set to begin later this spring at VIO, the first residential building to open for sale at the Wharf, a 24-acre mixed-use community under development along the District's Southwest Waterfront. Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, the master developers of the Wharf, led by PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette, named VIO after the Latin term for 'I […]
  • Quartz - Cotton, the other globally glutted commodity
    3/30/2015 @ 5:01 AM - The price of a given commodity is falling, rapidly. A key market has way more of the stuff than it used to. Producers are panicking and trying to shift resources to avoid selling into the glut-not to mention the strong US dollar is making it harder for manufacturers around the world to import what they need. Thats a scenario that...
  • Daily Finance - Consumer Spending Tepid as Americans Strive to Save More
    3/30/2015 @ 4:45 AM - Filed under: Labor , Economic Indicators , Gas Prices , GDP , Inflation Scott Olson/Getty Images By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- U.S. consumer spending barely rose in February as households used the windfall from lower gasoline prices to boost savings to the highest...
  • Daily Finance - Business Forecasters Boost 2-year Economic Outlook
    3/30/2015 @ 4:28 AM - Filed under: Gas Prices , Housing Market , Job Market , Government Spending , Economy Alan Diaz/AP Job seekers at a career fair in Miami. NABE is forecasting increased hiring as the U.S. economy continues its recovery. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A business economics group has boosted its outlook for...
  • Capital - Capital Playbook: De Blasio's Inner Circles; Cuomo's tough budget season
    3/30/2015 @ 4:26 AM - Welcome to Capital Playbook! Sign up for our newsletters here. CUOMO'S PRIORITIES -- 'Capital Tonight' host Liz Benjamin, for Capital: 'One by one, Cuomo watched over the past week as many of his policy proposals fell off the budget table: Raise the age, minimum wage, the charter school cap, a sexual assault policy for college campuses,...
  • Quartz - Quartz Daily Brief-Europe edition-Tsunami alert, Nigerias election, Japans economic gloom, sneaker art
    3/30/2015 @ 12:11 AM - What to watch for today Nigerias choice is revealed. Following an intense campaign season  and a postponement caused by Boko Haram, we find out who won-incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan or his challenger , Muhammadu Buhari. Voters turned out in the millions over the weekend. A potential tsunami in Papua...
  • Multi-Housing News - George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum Now Open in Foggy Bottom
    3/29/2015 @ 11:51 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor An old Washington, D.C., museum is open to the public once more, in a new location and with a new name. The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum welcomed its first visitors on March 21. D.C.'s Textile Museum was founded in 1925 by collector George Hewitt Myers...
  • Rent.com Blog - Best Spring Activities in Memphis, Tennessee
    3/29/2015 @ 12:00 PM - By Katie Roach As the home of Elvis Presley, blues music and life-changing barbecue, Memphis, Tennessee , already has some pretty significant claims to fame. Theres one thing it doesnt get quite enough attention for, though: its incredible spring weather and off-beat, edgy vibe. Because most of the residents actually live...
  • Gant Daily - Florida Republicans pushing for a Bush-Rubio ticket
    3/29/2015 @ 11:30 AM - A Florida dream ticket,” two nuggets about leadership questions in Congress and coming tests for Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich filled our final March trip around the Inside Politics” table. 1. Another Draft Warren” movement? If you follow politics, you have heard this one: Liberals say Elizabeth Warren...
  • Multi-Housing News - Starwood, Kemper Complete Agreement Bringing W Hotels to Bellevue Collection
    3/28/2015 @ 10:01 PM - By Alex Girda, Associate Editor We knew the Kemper Development Co. would expand The Bellevue Collection with a new hotel. It was recently revealed that the hospitality property would be operated by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. With an agreement now in place, the two companies are set to debut the W Hotels brand, part of the...
  • Multi-Housing News - Brian Kelley: Investcorp's Acquisition Strategy
    3/28/2015 @ 9:42 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Investcorp, a Bahrain-listed alternative investment fund, recently expanded its U.S. residential portfolio with the acquisition of four properties in the metropolitan areas of Washington, D.C., Orlando, San Diego and Baltimore. The purchase price was  approximately $300 million. The four assets are: The Arcadian, a garden-style townhome property in Silver Spring,...
  • Times Union - A retail indentity crisis
    3/28/2015 @ 6:05 PM - The long line moves slowly. Clutching baskets of detergent, dental floss and such, the errand-running patrons of Walgreens assume their places with resignation, seeking only to pay and get out the door. But when at last they reach the front, a cashier greets each one with a smile and the customer service salutation of our time: "Following guest,...
  • Multi-Housing News - Waterton Associates Picks up Baldwin Park-Area Community
    3/28/2015 @ 12:43 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Waterton Associates L.L.C. is the new owner of Promenade Crossing, a 212-unit garden-style apartment community in the Baldwin Park area. The acquisition is the second in Florida this year and sixth overall for the Chicago-based real estate investor and operator. Situated on Maguire Boulevard...
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  • Multi-Housing News - West Hollywood Apartment Community Earning Above Average Prices
    3/30/2015 @ 12:00 PM - By Alex Girda, Associate Editor A West Hollywood apartment property located in the vicinity of the Pacific Design Center recently traded hands at a per-unit rate that more than doubles the average residential unit price in L.A. According to Marcus & Millichap, whose representatives arranged the transaction for both parties involved, the seller received a total of $8.25...
  • Business Insider - There are 2 ways for beginners to start investing in real estate
    3/30/2015 @ 10:11 AM - An unusually long and harsh winter is delaying the start of the spring housing market , but for the investment-minded, continued low interest rates and high demand for rentals appear to outline an opportunity. Institutional investors and their buckets of cash have dominated many markets for the past several years, according to real estate data cruncher CoreLogic. ...
  • Wallpaper - The Caten twins shake up London's Savile Row with a new Dsquared2 flagship and design studio
    3/30/2015 @ 9:02 AM - To mark the 20th anniversary of Dsquared2, Canadian brothers Dean and Dan Caten have opened the first of their new European store design concept in London - a city that they have also called home for the past nine years. However, more than housing their largest retail store - at 4,600 sq m over three levels - the building...
  • Blue Matter - Real Estate Headlines with Manny Pacquiao, Floating Bed and Slim Thug
    3/30/2015 @ 9:00 AM - The Final Four is set. Baseball is about to begin. And those coconut chocolate eggs are calling your name. Yes, April is about to begin and the spring buying and selling season is in full swing. Lets welcome April the right way with your weekly dose of real estate headlines. The OC Register thinks drama abounds in the...
  • Bigger Pockets - 7 Things You Should Know BEFORE You Purchase a Vacation Home
    3/30/2015 @ 7:01 AM - Owning a vacation home can be a great investment, but you need to do your homework and research before you put a payment down on a property. I have been managing vacation homes in the Orlando area since 2006, and here are 7 tips I wish every homeowner knew before they purchased a property. 7 [...] View the full...
  • Gant Daily - Jeb Bush missed red flags in Florida business scandal
    3/30/2015 @ 6:15 AM - There were plenty of red flags surrounding the company Jeb Bush was planning to join: lawsuits, bad headlines, even previously convicted drug dealers in top positions. But somehow Bush seemed to miss them all in 2007 as he prepared to join InnoVida as a $15,000-a month-consultant a position that would lead to board membership and stock options....
  • Daily Finance - Business Forecasters Boost 2-year Economic Outlook
    3/30/2015 @ 4:28 AM - Filed under: Gas Prices , Housing Market , Job Market , Government Spending , Economy Alan Diaz/AP Job seekers at a career fair in Miami. NABE is forecasting increased hiring as the U.S. economy continues its recovery. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A business economics group has boosted its outlook for...
  • Gant Daily - Pences struggles illustrate gay rights challenge facing GOP
    3/29/2015 @ 7:30 PM - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence got five cracks at answering the question that has triggered intense backlash against his states new religious freedom” law. The law allows individuals to assert in court that state laws and local ordinances violate their religious beliefs. That, opponents fret, could put LGBT Hoosiers at increased risk of discrimination. ABC host George Stephanopoulos...
  • BuzzFeed - This Florida Hotel Wakes Up Hungover Spring Breakers By Blasting The "Circle Of Life" From "The Lion King"
    3/29/2015 @ 1:07 PM - And it moves us allllllllll.” A Holiday Inn in Panama City Beach, Florida, is inspiring its hungover guests to soldier on for another day of Spring Break partying by waking them up with the "Circle of Life." The hotel has played the song during Spring Break in the mornings...
  • The Real Deal - Latin buyers fueling SoFla real estate boom, China emerging
    3/29/2015 @ 1:01 PM - The Miami skyline From the South Florida website: The South Florida real estate market experienced its fourth straight year of record-breaking sales, fueled by a continuing surge of wealthy Latin America buyers, according to a report released Friday, conducted by the National Association of Realtors for the Miami Association of Realtors. [more]
  • Gant Daily - Florida Republicans pushing for a Bush-Rubio ticket
    3/29/2015 @ 11:30 AM - A Florida dream ticket,” two nuggets about leadership questions in Congress and coming tests for Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich filled our final March trip around the Inside Politics” table. 1. Another Draft Warren” movement? If you follow politics, you have heard this one: Liberals say Elizabeth Warren...
  • Multi-Housing News - Brian Kelley: Investcorp's Acquisition Strategy
    3/28/2015 @ 9:42 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Investcorp, a Bahrain-listed alternative investment fund, recently expanded its U.S. residential portfolio with the acquisition of four properties in the metropolitan areas of Washington, D.C., Orlando, San Diego and Baltimore. The purchase price was  approximately $300 million. The four assets are: The Arcadian, a garden-style townhome property in Silver Spring,...
  • ArchDaily - Help Fund Ittyblox's 3-D Printed Miniature Cities
    3/28/2015 @ 4:01 PM - Ever wanted your very own  Flatiron Building  to sit on your mantelpiece? What about a  Guggenheim  for your desk, or a block of  London  apartments for your side table? Ittyblox, a  Dutch  company based in Den Bosch, is determined to make this dream a reality,  3D printing  1:1000 models of iconic buildings and city blocks. The models are printed in...
  • Multi-Housing News - Waterton Associates Picks up Baldwin Park-Area Community
    3/28/2015 @ 12:43 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Waterton Associates L.L.C. is the new owner of Promenade Crossing, a 212-unit garden-style apartment community in the Baldwin Park area. The acquisition is the second in Florida this year and sixth overall for the Chicago-based real estate investor and operator. Situated on Maguire Boulevard...
  • The Real Deal - Private island in South Florida asks $24.5M
    3/28/2015 @ 10:00 AM - Little Bokeelia Island An island off the coast of Florida is up for sale. With 104 acres of pristine wilderness and 3.5 miles of oceanfront, the island is a certifiable semi-tropical paradise. It also has a four-bedroom Spanish villa-style home on it, built in 1928. Though the asking price is $24.5 million, the owners are looking...
  • Calculated Risk - Unofficial Problem Bank list decline to 349 Institutions in March, Q1 2015 Transition Matrix
    3/28/2015 @ 9:05 AM - This is an unofficial list of Problem Banks compiled only from public sources. Here is the unofficial problem bank list for March 2015. Changes and comments from surferdude808: Update on the Unofficial Problem Bank List for March 2015. During the month, the list fell from 357 institutions to 349 after...
  • Fortune - Phil Romanos recipe for success
    3/28/2015 @ 8:01 AM - Fuddruckers. Romano's Macaroni Grill. Cozymel's. These are some of the 25-plus restaurant concepts that Phil Romano, 75, has created, producing some $1.5 billion in annual sales. (There have been some flops too, including a lobster restaurant in Dallas.) Romano, who survived malignant lymphoma, has branched into other realms. His latest is Trinity Groves, an...
  • Times Union - CBS 6: Rotterdam Square Mall eyed by Turkey's Via Properties
    3/27/2015 @ 11:08 PM - Rotterdam The owner of Rotterdam Square mall said Friday that a deal is in the works to sell the mall, but that "nothing is finalized." Owner Mike Kohan said that if a deal is completed, he expects it would close "by the end of next week." He advised a reporter to check with him then....
  • Realtor.com News - Fresh Off the Boat Got Real (Estate) This Week-and We Love It Hard
    3/27/2015 @ 7:52 PM - By now, youve probably figured out that I watch entirely too much TV. (I rocked a 9 out of 9 on  this quiz .) But Im here to argue that its all just research in the name of career growth. Sure …  thats what I was doing when I popped open my laptop after work this week to catch the...
  • Zillow - 3 Tips for When Your House Goes Viral
    3/27/2015 @ 6:24 PM - When youre selling a house, you want as many potential buyers to see it as possible. Your real estate agents expertise can be a key factor here. But sometimes, like when youre Yolie Ball of Davenport, FL, its all about your teenage granddaughters Twitter account. MY GRANDMA IS TRYING TO SELL HER HOUSE IN FLORIDA AND THESE ARE...
  • Multi-Housing News - Banco do Brasil Americas Adds 3 New Branches in SoFla
    3/27/2015 @ 6:03 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor The Orlando branch Miami-based Banco do Brasil Americas has signed leases for three new South Florida branches. The offices are located in Lighthouse Point, Aventura and in Doral. Senior Vice President Luciana Carvalho of Blanca Commercial Real Estate finalized the lease transactions with Banco do Brasil...
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  • Forbes - Jason Statham And Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Buy In Beverly Hills
    3/30/2015 @ 12:54 PM - Talk about a match made in Hollywood. Jason Statham, known for his role in flicks like Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and The Transporter, has scored a Beverly Hills mega-mansion with his model/actress girlfriend (and possible fiancee?), Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. The five-bed, eight-bath spread, located in the highly-coveted 90210 zip code, [...]
  • Multi-Housing News - West Hollywood Apartment Community Earning Above Average Prices
    3/30/2015 @ 12:00 PM - By Alex Girda, Associate Editor A West Hollywood apartment property located in the vicinity of the Pacific Design Center recently traded hands at a per-unit rate that more than doubles the average residential unit price in L.A. According to Marcus & Millichap, whose representatives arranged the transaction for both parties involved, the seller received a total of $8.25...
  • ArchDaily - Spotlight: Hans Hollein
    3/30/2015 @ 12:00 PM - Described by  Richard Meier  as an architect whose groundbreaking ideas” have had a major impact on the thinking of designers and architects,” Austrian  artist, architect, designer, theoretician and  Pritzker Prize  laureate  Hans Hollein  worked in all aspects of design, from architecture to furniture, jewelry, glasses, lamps – even door handles. Known in particular for his museum designs, from the Abteiberg Museum...
  • Wired - Facebook Moves Into Its New Garden-Roofed Fantasyland
    3/30/2015 @ 12:00 PM - Spanning over 430,000 square feet in total, the new complex is just one of the many rather conspicuous new buildings that will house the giants of Silicon Valley in the years to come. The post Facebook Moves Into Its New Garden-Roofed Fantasyland appeared first on WIRED .
  • The Real Deal - DeGuerin's dilemma: Post-'Jinx,' can Robert Durst win again?
    3/30/2015 @ 12:00 PM - Clockwise from top left: Robert Reuland, Dick DeGuerin, Gerald Shargel, Anthony Falangetti and Benjamin Brafman (inset: Robert Durst) Robert Durst's arrest earlier this month, on the eve of the finale of the documentary that catapulted his case back into the zeitgeist, struck some as suspicious. Could the timeline of an HBO show so overtly influence the actions of...
  • The Atlantic - The Universal Pleasures of 7 PM
    3/30/2015 @ 10:42 AM - Dongyi Liu / Flickr If there's a time when you'd seem least likely to be doing the same thing as someone else, a good guess might be about 7 p.m. Late at night, most of us are sleeping. During the day, most of us are working. And early in the morning most of...
  • Quartz - Two industrial titans are duking it out over a technology that could make electric cars mainstream
    3/30/2015 @ 10:18 AM - The high-tech patent wars have spread to a new front, engaging two of the worlds largest industrial companies in a multibillion-dollar court battle over lithium-ion batteries. At issue is a battery chemistry that, while little known to the public, many experts believe currently holds the best chance of electric cars penetrating the mass market. The case pits Germany's BASF, the...
  • Business Insider - There are 2 ways for beginners to start investing in real estate
    3/30/2015 @ 10:11 AM - An unusually long and harsh winter is delaying the start of the spring housing market , but for the investment-minded, continued low interest rates and high demand for rentals appear to outline an opportunity. Institutional investors and their buckets of cash have dominated many markets for the past several years, according to real estate data cruncher CoreLogic. ...
  • Haute Residence - Boxer Manny Pacquiao Lands Beverly Hills Mansion for $12.5 Million
    3/30/2015 @ 9:59 AM - Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.  may be famously nicknamed 'Money,' but his nemesis Manny Pacquiao could wear that moniker just as snuggly, especially after recently scoring a $12.5 million Beverly Hills mansion formerly owned by music mogul Sean P. Diddy” Combs . The Filipino pugilist and politician is admittedly capitalizing on his upcoming, highly...
  • The Atlantic - How 1980s Atlanta Became the Backdrop for the Future
    3/30/2015 @ 9:39 AM - Kay Gaensler/Flickr Downtown Atlanta contains very little brick and mortar. A westward view of the city's skylinethe same image used in the opening credits of TV's The Walking Dead reveals this Southern capital's history at a glance: It burned to the ground in the Civil War and was rebuilt...
  • Wallpaper - The Caten twins shake up London's Savile Row with a new Dsquared2 flagship and design studio
    3/30/2015 @ 9:02 AM - To mark the 20th anniversary of Dsquared2, Canadian brothers Dean and Dan Caten have opened the first of their new European store design concept in London - a city that they have also called home for the past nine years. However, more than housing their largest retail store - at 4,600 sq m over three levels - the building...
  • Property Wire - Exchange rates and golden visa encouraging overseas buyers in Spain
    3/30/2015 @ 8:48 AM - Currency exchange rates are encouraging even more foreign buyers back to the Spanish property market and this is reflected in increased sales, especially in popular areas. New legislation to relax the requirements for Spain’s golden visa which allows non-European Union buyers to gain citizenship if they invest in the real estate market is also set to encourage more buyers...
  • Houzz - Room of the Day: Layers of Exotic Textiles Enrich a White Room (7 photos)
    3/30/2015 @ 7:00 AM - Kooky can be a good thing; you just have to know how to work with it. While this 1930s Craftsman-style house in Santa Monica Canyon, California, had good bones, it had dark and had kind of a 'kooky layout,' according to interior designer Amber Lewis. The master bedroom's kooky features included...
  • Property Wire - UK property market cooling in run up to general election in May
    3/30/2015 @ 5:29 AM - Almost a third of house sales in the UK are going to first time buyers but overall the market is cooling in the run up to the general election, according to estate agents. Some 30% of total house sales in February were to people getting on the housing ladder for the first time, the highest number since September 2014,...
  • SFGate - Maximizing income for self-employed borrower
    3/30/2015 @ 5:01 AM - Maximizing income for self-employed borrowerMortgage adviser:Luxury condominium in San Francisco.Rate: 3.750 percent with lender credit covering all closing costs.Bayer's client had a well-established reputation in her industry and moved out of her corporate position to become a freelancer.[...] to best position her income, Bayer wanted to only use her more recent tax return to reflect her higher earnings.There are two...
  • SFGate - Woman with abusive neighbor wants to cancel lease, move
    3/30/2015 @ 5:01 AM - California has special rules that deal with victims of domestic violence and human trafficking in a landlord-tenant context.Special lease termination rights have been created and explained in Civil Code section 1946.7.Alternatively a document from a qualified third party stating that the victim seeks assistance for physical or mental injuries resulting from an act of domestic violence or an official restraining...
  • Daily Finance - Consumer Spending Tepid as Americans Strive to Save More
    3/30/2015 @ 4:45 AM - Filed under: Labor , Economic Indicators , Gas Prices , GDP , Inflation Scott Olson/Getty Images By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- U.S. consumer spending barely rose in February as households used the windfall from lower gasoline prices to boost savings to the highest...
  • Luxury Daily - High-tech meets high-touch for service-centric startups
    3/30/2015 @ 4:01 AM - Manicube NEW YORK - As technology emerges to help facilitate services, the human touch is still key, according to panelists at the Columbia Business School Retail & Luxury Goods Conference March 27. 'The New Luxury Lifestyle' session focused on service startups that reflect the new definition of luxury, which combines the ease of digital with elevated services...
  • Property Wire - Landlords of sought after lets in London getting 12 months rent in advance, research shows
    3/30/2015 @ 3:32 AM - Price may be falling in some parts of the prime London property market but new research shows that rich tenants are paying the entire cost of six or 12 month tenancies and deposits in advance in a battle to secure homes in London’s best addresses. A typical wealthy up front tenant letting a two bed flat in London's West...
  • Property Wire - Duty for UK lettings agents to publicise fees welcomed
    3/30/2015 @ 2:46 AM - Measures which impose a duty on UK lettings agents to publicise fees both on websites and in branches have been welcomed by a leading industry organisation. The new Consumer Rights Act stipulates that charges displayed must include a description of each fee and the service it covers and state clearly if the charge applies to the property being let...
  • Property Wire - Property prices up 0.5% in England and Wales last month says Land Registry
    3/30/2015 @ 2:16 AM - Average property prices in England and Wales increased by 0.5% in February and are up 6.5% year on year, according to the latest index from the Land Registry. This takes the average house price in England and Wales to £180,252 but sales have slowed. From September 2013 to December 2013 there was an average of 77,174 sales per month....
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  • Wallpaper - Grains of Paradise: R & Company showcases the designers spicing things up on the African design scene
    3/30/2015 @ 1:03 PM - When confronted with the inevitable question of 'What do you do?' at a dinner party, Porky Hefer first tries to change the subject. Only if pressed will he admit, 'I make nests,' and then await the inevitable follow-up queries. The South African designer prefers to let his work speak for - and define - itself. 'I find that most art...
  • New York Observer - Data Firm Heads to Far West in Mega-Deal
    3/30/2015 @ 1:01 PM - 450 West 33rd Street. A London-based financial data firm is moving further west-consolidating all its office space to 5 Manhattan West , according to The Real Deal . Markit signed a 15-year lease lease for 140,000 square feet-or the entire fifth floor-of the building. The 1.8-million-square-foot building is currently...
  • New York Observer - Ampiera Group Buys Downtown Jamaica Building for $14M
    3/30/2015 @ 1:01 PM - 90-75 Sutphin Boulevard. Flushing, Queens-based Ampiera Group has purchased a vacant Jamaica, Queens commercial building from Arbern Sutphin Properties for $14 million, Marcus & Millichap told Commercial Observer . The deal closed last Tuesday. Arbern Sutphin developed the six-story, 80,400-square-foot property at 90-75 Sutphin Boulevard between Archer...
  • Multi-Housing News - MIPIM Special Series - Part Two: Smart Buildings and Smart Cities
    3/30/2015 @ 12:46 PM - Left to right: Olivier Barry, vice president, Eurhonet; Nicolas Michelin, architect, A/NM/A; Henrik Meyer-Hoffmann, real estate expert, architect, BASF; Thilo Cunz, senior manager Asia/Europe, LUWOGE Consult; Geoffrey Palmer, director, Grontmij (Energy, Planning and Design); David Partridge, managing partner, Argent; Bruno Gardner, managing director, Low Carbon Workplace Associate editor Balazs Szekely presents a three-part series of reports on...
  • The Real Deal - Chinatown comes into its own
    3/30/2015 @ 12:31 PM - East Broadway in Chinatown Chinatown has held out as the largest ethnic enclave in Lower Manhattan, but while development has largely occurred on the outer edges, brokers expect to see the neighborhood change rapidly in the next decade. 'I think it's an emerging market - there's little inventory and increasing demand. I've seen it on the...
  • Quartz - Sikhs in the UK have won the right to wear their turbans to work
    3/30/2015 @ 12:25 PM - An amendment to an employment law in the United Kingdom will enable Sikhs to wear turbans at work, the BBC reports . The  1989 Employment Act  specifically stated that Sikhs at construction sites would not be required to replace their turbans with safety helmets. But it contained a loophole by limiting the exemption to those high-risk worksites. The Sikh Council told...
  • Multi-Housing News - Lend Lease Enters $2.2B JV for Malaysia's New Financial District
    3/30/2015 @ 12:24 PM - By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-Lend Lease has partnered with Malaysian Government-owned real estate developer 1MDB RE for the construction of the 'Lifestyle Quarter,' the initial phase of the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) global hub for international finance and business taking shape in Kuala Lumpur. Based on the concept of a unique work-live-play experience,...
  • Buzz Buzz Home - Mega-trend: A look at 6 major redevelopment projects underway in Toronto
    3/30/2015 @ 12:15 PM - The ambitious, multi-hyphenate projects creating new neighbourhoods in the city.
  • Gant Daily - Popular Google search: Why are gas prices so low?
    3/30/2015 @ 12:15 PM - The dramatic crash in oil prices is a mystery to many Americans. If you type why are” into Google search, the top two auto-complete results are: gas prices so low” and oil prices falling.” The next most popular forms of this question: why are gmos bad” and why are gas prices going up.” The uncertainty and rush...
  • CT Homes - How To Get The Most Out Of Your Open House
    3/30/2015 @ 12:01 PM - The new real estate landscape will require sellers to adjust to the needs of buyers. That said, is it time for real estate agents and investors to up their open house game with more exciting experiences? Or are open houses dead? Long Live the Real Estate Open House! Open houses have been declining in...
  • Rent.com Blog - Best Spring Activities in Oklahoma City
    3/30/2015 @ 12:01 PM - By Lindsay Smith Oklahoma City , Oklahoma, is known for many things. Its the largest city in the state, and it has huge petroleum and livestock industries. It was even settled in a single day when 10,000 people participated in the famous Land Run of April 22, 1889. But none of those things...
  • ArchDaily - Spotlight: Hans Hollein
    3/30/2015 @ 12:00 PM - Described by  Richard Meier  as an architect whose groundbreaking ideas” have had a major impact on the thinking of designers and architects,” Austrian  artist, architect, designer, theoretician and  Pritzker Prize  laureate  Hans Hollein  worked in all aspects of design, from architecture to furniture, jewelry, glasses, lamps – even door handles. Known in particular for his museum designs, from the Abteiberg Museum...
  • The Real Deal - The Wrap: Cyclone gets stuck during season's first ride, inside Church of Scientology's real estate and more
    3/30/2015 @ 11:30 AM - Cyclone on Coney Island 1. A guide to the Church of Scientology s real estate holdings [Gizmodo] 2. Its possible: Live on Central Park West for less than $350,000 [BrickUnderground] 3. Coney Island Cyclone gets stuck during seasons first ride ...
  • Fortune - Barcelona: A victim of its own tourism success?
    3/30/2015 @ 11:20 AM - Last August, Barcelona photographer Vicens Forner snapped a picture that showed up in newspapers around the globe: In it, a group of young Italian tourists are cavorting through the streets of his seafront neighborhood, Barceloneta. It is mid-afternoon, and the guys are the very image of happy travelers. They are also buck-naked. For many in working class Barceloneta,...
  • Remodelista - Minimal Furniture by David Chipperfield
    3/30/2015 @ 11:15 AM - A new family of minimal yet vaguely rustic furniture by David Chipperfield, inspired by the rural countryside, launches at Salone Mobile in April. Above: The collection includes the Fayland table, the Fawley bench, and the Langley stool, designed for German brand e15....
  • Inhabitat - Berlin's Tchoban Foundation Museum shelters architectural history within an energy-saving, hand-drawn concrete facade
    3/30/2015 @ 10:51 AM - Read the rest of Berlins Tchoban Foundation Museum shelters architectural history within an energy-saving, hand-drawn concrete facade Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "energy efficiency" , "sustainable architecture" , architectural drawing museum , architectural photography berlin ,...
  • The Atlantic - The Universal Pleasures of 7 PM
    3/30/2015 @ 10:42 AM - Dongyi Liu / Flickr If there's a time when you'd seem least likely to be doing the same thing as someone else, a good guess might be about 7 p.m. Late at night, most of us are sleeping. During the day, most of us are working. And early in the morning most of...
  • Quartz - Two industrial titans are duking it out over a technology that could make electric cars mainstream
    3/30/2015 @ 10:18 AM - The high-tech patent wars have spread to a new front, engaging two of the worlds largest industrial companies in a multibillion-dollar court battle over lithium-ion batteries. At issue is a battery chemistry that, while little known to the public, many experts believe currently holds the best chance of electric cars penetrating the mass market. The case pits Germany's BASF, the...
  • Multi-Housing News - Madison Providence Apartment Community Opens Doors to First Residents
    3/30/2015 @ 10:14 AM - By Andie Lowenstein, Associate Editor Collegeville, Pa.-Madison Apartment Group LP, the multifamily operating arm of Equus Capital Partners, welcomed its first residents to its new community last week. Madison Providence, a 240 unit Class A apartment community in Collegeville, Pa., is progressing ahead of schedule with leasing and construction. Completion of the full project...
  • Long Island Business News - Kimco and RioCan in shopping center swap
    3/30/2015 @ 10:02 AM - Kimco Realty has sold its interests in two Canadian properties to RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust and is buying RioCan's stake in a Texas shopping center.
  • The Guardian - Angela Merkel warns Greece that reform plan must add up - business live
    3/30/2015 @ 9:59 AM - All the latest economic and financial news, as the Greek government struggles to persuade its lenders to release much-needed funds before the eurozone crisis erupts again Latest: Merkel discusses Greek situation Summary: Talks resume, but no deal Germany: No reform plan from Greece yet European economic sentiment hits...
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Popular Stories

  • Inhabitat - Elegant timber extension uses angular volumes to maximize natural light
    3/30/2015 @ 4:01 AM - Read the rest of Elegant timber extension uses angular volumes to maximize natural light Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "natural materials" , ash , Australian silvertop ash , Clifton Hill , extension , Fenwick...

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  • Luxury Daily - High-tech meets high-touch for service-centric startups
    3/30/2015 @ 4:01 AM - Manicube NEW YORK - As technology emerges to help facilitate services, the human touch is still key, according to panelists at the Columbia Business School Retail & Luxury Goods Conference March 27. 'The New Luxury Lifestyle' session focused on service startups that reflect the new definition of luxury, which combines the ease of digital with elevated services...

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  • Realty Biz News - How will 3D printing change the real estate landscape?
    3/30/2015 @ 1:23 AM - The impact of this technology on real estate was brought home in January with the worlds first 3D-printed apartment building in China. Over the next 10 years, experts say itll completely disrupt commercial real estate. Heres how: Photo Credit: fdecomite via Compfight cc ...

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  • Brick Underground - Live on Central Park West -- for under $350,000
    3/30/2015 @ 10:30 AM - An apartment on Central Park West comes with certain bragging rights, usually in exchange for a through-the-roof price tag. But this   $349,000 studio  gives you a tony address without breaking the bank. You get the opportunity to live across from Central Park and on one of the city's best avenues - you'll have to make do with a half fridge...

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  • Curbed - Hey Ladies: How to Get a Place on the Upper West Side for $1,200/Month
    3/30/2015 @ 10:40 AM - Did you know that there are still all-women's boardinghouses operating in New York City? Apparently, not all of them have gone the way of The Barbizon , and there are currently 10 still running including the Brandon Residence for Women , where writer Catie L'Heureux lived until recently, paying $1,200/month for a room, a shared bathroom,...

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  • Washington Post Real Estate - Town Square | Presales to begin soon on condos on D.C.'s Southwest Waterfront
    3/30/2015 @ 5:31 AM - Presales are set to begin later this spring at VIO, the first residential building to open for sale at the Wharf, a 24-acre mixed-use community under development along the District's Southwest Waterfront. Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, the master developers of the Wharf, led by PN Hoffman and Madison Marquette, named VIO after the Latin term for 'I […]

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  • Bigger Pockets - 7 Things You Should Know BEFORE You Purchase a Vacation Home
    3/30/2015 @ 7:01 AM - Owning a vacation home can be a great investment, but you need to do your homework and research before you put a payment down on a property. I have been managing vacation homes in the Orlando area since 2006, and here are 7 tips I wish every homeowner knew before they purchased a property. 7 [...] View the full...

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  • RE Tipster - 5 Ingenious Ways To Maximize Profits On Rental Properties
    3/30/2015 @ 6:01 AM - If you're like most landlords, youre always interested in finding ways to increase the cash flow from your rental properties. One way to do this is to simply take a fresh look at your business model and think about how you operate your rentals. You probably know how to be a generalist (as most of us do) […] The post ...

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  • Daily Finance - 6 Things You Should Rent Instead of Buy
    3/30/2015 @ 2:00 AM - Filed under: Spending We tend to believe that renting consumer goods is like pouring money down the drain -- and in many cases, it can be. But the idea that renting is always a bad idea is an oversimplification. Renting furniture, for instance, often costs several times the original price of the piece in the...

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  • ArchDaily - 5 Reasons Architects Should Learn to Code
    3/30/2015 @ 9:31 AM - In his popular post on how architects can work smarter, not harder ,” Michael Kilkelly suggests that you should ”customize your tools to work the way you work” and use macros to automate repetitive tasks.” Both sound very helpful of course, but wouldnt those require you to to write some code? Yes – but according to Kilkelly this should be a...

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  • BuzzFeed - 27 Tiny Houses You Can Actually Stay In
    3/29/2015 @ 11:16 AM - SO. EFFING. TEENY. airbnb.com airbnb.com View Entire List ›
  • The Real Deal - Inside a newly listed Frank Lloyd Wright house
    3/29/2015 @ 9:14 AM - Frank Lloyd Wrights J. Kibben Ingalls House From Luxury Listings NYC: Frank Lloyd Wrights J. Kibben Ingalls House in River Forest outside Chicago has hit the market asking of $1.3 million. Here's a look inside.

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  • Orlando Sentinel - 03/30: People on move
    3/29/2015 @ 12:30 PM - Architecture
  • EV Grieve - 119-123 2nd Ave. update (March 29)
    3/29/2015 @ 7:45 AM - [ Photo yesterday by Derek Berg ] The latest headlines Possibility of criminal charges in New York City building collapse growing ( ABC News ) Months before East Village blast, utility found gas line was tapped in dangerous way ( The New York Times ) Investigators question whether cause of East Village explosion is...

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  • Quartz - Brazil is trying to reclaim an enormous cursed emerald from a bickering cast of con men
    3/29/2015 @ 5:01 AM - Tomorrow (March 30), a Los Angeles court will hear arguments that may determine the fate of an 840-pound (381 kg), boulder-sized emerald whose exact location is a closely-guarded secret. Much is disputed about the stone-most notably, its ownership-but what seems nearly unarguable that the emerald carries a curse. With gleaming green rods protruding from its rocky body, the Bahia Emerald bears a more than passing...

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  • RE Journals - Colliers helps Orangetheory Fitness open second location in Columbus market
    3/29/2015 @ 1:03 AM - Colliers International represented Orangetheory Fitness in its search for a second location in the Columbus market. Orangetheory is a boutique fitness studio. The chain recently signed a 3,225-square-foot lease at 3959 Britton Parkway in the Giant Eagle Center retail development in Hilliard, Ohio. The company plans to open this location in May of this year. Tim Maly...

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  • 6sqft - Design Vidals Peter Hassler Breathes New Life into a Historic Bed-Stuy Brownstone
    3/29/2015 @ 10:18 AM - one moment please...Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY, United States+ Expand- collapseWhen owner Peter Hassler wanted to update his Bed-Stuy brownstone, the budding designer took matters into his own hands. After living there for nearly a decade, he teamed up with Design Vidal, a Los Angeles-based firm that specializes in restoring historic buildings. The partnership helped give Hasslers Stuyvesant Avenue home - built in 1892 - a...

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  • Orange County Register - Drama abounds in the real estate game
    3/29/2015 @ 10:00 AM - Can you say DRAMA?Because nothing says 'DRAMA' better than the spring real estate market. Unless you want to bring up reality TV, which is somewhat less than real.If you could tap into the experiences your friends are having as they try to buy or...
  • BuzzFeed - Here's How To Use Castile Soap To Clean Everything In Your House
    3/29/2015 @ 10:31 AM - Including yourself. Alice Mongkongllite / BuzzFeed amazon.com drugstore.com ...

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  • ArchDaily - Infographic Charts Rise of Muzharul Islam, Father of Bengali Modernism
    3/29/2015 @ 6:00 AM - Maruf Raihan , founder of  Bangladeshi   graphic design  firm  Studio Biporit  has created an  infographic  tracing the career of Muzharul Islam , widely recognized as the Master Architect of South Asian  Modernism . The timeline begins with Islams birth in Murshidabad in 1923, spanning from his first major project- the Central Library at the University of Dhaka, in...

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Celebrity Real Estate

  • Forbes - Jason Statham And Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Buy In Beverly Hills
    3/30/2015 @ 12:54 PM - Talk about a match made in Hollywood. Jason Statham, known for his role in flicks like Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and The Transporter, has scored a Beverly Hills mega-mansion with his model/actress girlfriend (and possible fiancee?), Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. The five-bed, eight-bath spread, located in the highly-coveted 90210 zip code, [...]
  • Gant Daily - Give the crew the key
    3/30/2015 @ 12:30 PM - In some ways, Americas president pilots our ship of state as a captain pilots a jumbo jet, and this analogy suggests one possible way to avoid a repeat of the Germanwings massacre: Give the planes flight crew certain powers akin to those given to Americas Cabinet in the rare and terrifying situation when the president and vice president are at...
  • CT Homes - How To Get The Most Out Of Your Open House
    3/30/2015 @ 12:01 PM - The new real estate landscape will require sellers to adjust to the needs of buyers. That said, is it time for real estate agents and investors to up their open house game with more exciting experiences? Or are open houses dead? Long Live the Real Estate Open House! Open houses have been declining in...
  • The Real Deal - DeGuerin's dilemma: Post-'Jinx,' can Robert Durst win again?
    3/30/2015 @ 12:00 PM - Clockwise from top left: Robert Reuland, Dick DeGuerin, Gerald Shargel, Anthony Falangetti and Benjamin Brafman (inset: Robert Durst) Robert Durst's arrest earlier this month, on the eve of the finale of the documentary that catapulted his case back into the zeitgeist, struck some as suspicious. Could the timeline of an HBO show so overtly influence the actions of...
  • Multi-Housing News - West Hollywood Apartment Community Earning Above Average Prices
    3/30/2015 @ 12:00 PM - By Alex Girda, Associate Editor A West Hollywood apartment property located in the vicinity of the Pacific Design Center recently traded hands at a per-unit rate that more than doubles the average residential unit price in L.A. According to Marcus & Millichap, whose representatives arranged the transaction for both parties involved, the seller received a total of $8.25...
  • ArchDaily - Spotlight: Hans Hollein
    3/30/2015 @ 12:00 PM - Described by  Richard Meier  as an architect whose groundbreaking ideas” have had a major impact on the thinking of designers and architects,” Austrian  artist, architect, designer, theoretician and  Pritzker Prize  laureate  Hans Hollein  worked in all aspects of design, from architecture to furniture, jewelry, glasses, lamps – even door handles. Known in particular for his museum designs, from the Abteiberg Museum...
  • ArchDaily - Dunham Pavilion at Aurora RiverEdge Park / Muller&Muller
    3/30/2015 @ 11:01 AM - Architects: Muller&Muller Location: 360 North Broadway, Aurora , IL 60505, USA Architect In Charge: David Steele, Mark Vrba, Susan Johnson Area: 1733.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Courtesy of Muller&Muller ...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • New York Observer - Data Firm Heads to Far West in Mega-Deal
    3/30/2015 @ 1:01 PM - 450 West 33rd Street. A London-based financial data firm is moving further west-consolidating all its office space to 5 Manhattan West , according to The Real Deal . Markit signed a 15-year lease lease for 140,000 square feet-or the entire fifth floor-of the building. The 1.8-million-square-foot building is currently...
  • Real Trends - Relationship Marketing 101 For Real Estate Agents
    3/30/2015 @ 12:52 PM - In this new business environment, technology has changed the way companies do business with their customers, and there is no turning back. As part of the new revolution in consumer interactions, the typical customer has taken on a new persona. This new persona includes a higher level of sophistication as a buyer and increased interest in personal attention. ...
  • The Real Deal - Chinatown comes into its own
    3/30/2015 @ 12:31 PM - East Broadway in Chinatown Chinatown has held out as the largest ethnic enclave in Lower Manhattan, but while development has largely occurred on the outer edges, brokers expect to see the neighborhood change rapidly in the next decade. 'I think it's an emerging market - there's little inventory and increasing demand. I've seen it on the...
  • Gant Daily - Popular Google search: Why are gas prices so low?
    3/30/2015 @ 12:15 PM - The dramatic crash in oil prices is a mystery to many Americans. If you type why are” into Google search, the top two auto-complete results are: gas prices so low” and oil prices falling.” The next most popular forms of this question: why are gmos bad” and why are gas prices going up.” The uncertainty and rush...
  • Curbed - Conversions: For $8M, Live in Cobble Hill's 'Amity Street Horror'
    3/30/2015 @ 12:10 PM - One third of Cobble Hill's so-called " Amity Street Horror " building is on the market for $7.95 million . The 5,000-square-foot townhouse inside the former LICH Beaux-Arts Lamm Institute is the second largest of the bunch and as of its listing, the most expensive . Prior, the priciest of the building's...
  • Multi-Housing News - Tishman, AXA JV Acquires Amalgamated Bank of Chicago Headquarters
    3/30/2015 @ 12:08 PM - By Ioana Neamt, Associate Editor 100 S State St Amalgamated Bank of Chicago has sold its headquarters at 100-112 S. State St. to a joint venture between Tishman Realty Corp. and AXA Real Estate. According to a news release, the two-building property located in the heart of the Chicago Loop sold for...
  • CT Homes - How To Get The Most Out Of Your Open House
    3/30/2015 @ 12:01 PM - The new real estate landscape will require sellers to adjust to the needs of buyers. That said, is it time for real estate agents and investors to up their open house game with more exciting experiences? Or are open houses dead? Long Live the Real Estate Open House! Open houses have been declining in...
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Mortgage and Markets

  • New York Observer - Data Firm Heads to Far West in Mega-Deal
    3/30/2015 @ 1:01 PM - 450 West 33rd Street. A London-based financial data firm is moving further west-consolidating all its office space to 5 Manhattan West , according to The Real Deal . Markit signed a 15-year lease lease for 140,000 square feet-or the entire fifth floor-of the building. The 1.8-million-square-foot building is currently...
  • Inman News - Mortgage industry consulting firm adds valuation services to portfolio
    3/30/2015 @ 12:50 PM - Clayton Holdings LLC, an operations and risk-management consultant to the mortgage and real estate industries, announced today its acquisition of Red Bell Real Estate LLC, a valuation technology provider, for an undisclosed sum ...
  • Long Island Business News - Q&A: Kevin OConnor, Banking
    3/30/2015 @ 12:32 PM - Bridgehampton National Bank has been careful, staying steady during the mortgage meltdown and coming out unscathed. CEO Kevin O'Connor is leading it through a growth spurt, acquiring smaller banks. He talked with LIBN about balancing growth and financial strength - and what he sees as the Long Island economy's issues and assets. What was it ...
  • Multi-Housing News - Lend Lease Enters $2.2B JV for Malaysia's New Financial District
    3/30/2015 @ 12:24 PM - By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-Lend Lease has partnered with Malaysian Government-owned real estate developer 1MDB RE for the construction of the 'Lifestyle Quarter,' the initial phase of the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) global hub for international finance and business taking shape in Kuala Lumpur. Based on the concept of a unique work-live-play experience,...
  • ABC News - Pending Home Sales
    3/30/2015 @ 12:20 PM - Pending Home Sales
  • Terra Economics - Pending home sales give hopeful sign for U.S. housing market
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  • Tribeca Citizen - In the News: More on Soft Spin”
    3/30/2015 @ 11:46 AM - ••• Downtown Post NYC talks to artist Heath Nicol about her Soft Spin” installation at the Winter Garden. (I keep typing it as Soft Skin”….) ••• A nice interview with landscape designer Signe Nielsen , who lives on Duane and has done so much wonderful work in the area. About that Photoshop job, however…. - Downtown...
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Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • Wallpaper - Design Shanghai 2015: Fantasy flowers, deco and a dragon - the top picks of this year's fair
    3/30/2015 @ 1:03 PM - In China even the design world moves at hyper-speed.  Last year's inaugural Design Shanghai exhibition was largely dominated by a wide range of international brands, with just 9 local designers. This year, an increase in big-hitting names like Magis and Vitra was matched by 30 young Chinese designers keen to play their part in China's design (r)evolution. Leading the...
  • Wallpaper - Grains of Paradise: R & Company showcases the designers spicing things up on the African design scene
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