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  • Luxury Daily - Maserati looks back to origins by honoring entrepreneurs
    11/26/2014 @ 3:45 AM - Maserati centennial Italian automaker Maserati is teaming with the Centre for Entrepreneurs to determine 100 of Britain's most successful entrepreneurs to celebrate 100 years of Maserati. Consumers will be able to nominate their own submissions and the final 100 entrepreneurs will be announced in early 2015. The initiative will help Maserati draw attention to its own heritage...
  • New York Post - Stake in Times Square skyscraper up for grabs
    11/26/2014 @ 12:13 AM - A minority stake is up for grabs at the trophy 11 Times Square, where Microsoft now has offices. The 49 percent interest is being offered by developer Steven J. Pozycki...
  • House Happy - Fifty Plates: Americas Most Popular Holiday Dishes
    11/25/2014 @ 11:58 PM - Much like Hawaiis Pumpkin Crunch or Oklahomas Sopapilla Casserole, well keep this short and sweet. We love this interactive map from The New York Times  that shows the most unusually popular food in each state, based on data from Google searches. The quirky names and unusual flavor combinations are a reflection of the diverse cultures that came together to create...
  • GlobeSt.com: New York - Hampshire Properties Buys Seasons at Bel Air
    11/25/2014 @ 9:35 PM - BEL AIR, MD--Brooklyn, NY-based Hampshire Properties has acquired the 732-unit Seasons at Bel Air apartment property here for $80 million.
  • Zillow - Hearst's Historic Penthouse Hits the Market
    11/25/2014 @ 8:18 PM - Before Gilded Age newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst built his famous San Simeon castle in California, he held court in two New York residences both of which are currently on the market. The Hearst penthouse at 91 Central Park West had reportedly been under contract by designer Giorgio Armani in October, but the deal has apparently fallen through....
  • Wall Street Journal: Real Estate - Mortgage Lending Falls
    11/25/2014 @ 6:40 PM - New figures released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York show mortgage lending is running at its lowest level in 13 years, with 2014 on pace to be the weakest for new loans since 2000.
  • The Real Deal - City Council gives final OK to Astoria Cove project
    11/25/2014 @ 6:03 PM - Melissa Mark-Viverito and a rendering of Astoria Cove (Credit: Studio V Architects) Alma Realty's massive Astoria Cove project in Queens has passed the muster of the New York City Council. The development team agreed to rely entirely on union labor for construction and to allot about 460 - or 27 percent of the 1,723 apartments...
  • Curbed - CurbedWire: Hawthorne Court Landmarked; Pacific Park Groundbreaking
    11/25/2014 @ 6:00 PM - [Photo via Times Ledger ] BAYSIDE The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to landmark the Hawthorne Court Apartments in Queens. The Tudor Revival style low-rise buildings were built in 1930 and 1931, and were designed by noted architect Benjamin Braunstein, who combined ideas from the British garden city movement and the New...
  • Wall Street Journal: Real Estate - Investor Group Gets Behind Big San Francisco Development
    11/25/2014 @ 5:45 PM - A group of New York investors has bought the majority interest in San Franciscos Parkmerced from private-equity firms Fortress Investment Group and Rockpoint Group LLC in a deal that values the sprawling housing development at about $1.5 billion.
  • Curbed - Linkage: Crown Heights Rezoning Vote Miscounted; Astor Cube Moved
    11/25/2014 @ 5:43 PM - [Curbed Flickr Pool / Desb1965 ] · Pretty much no one wants a parole facility in Gowanus [BE] · Inside the Brooklyn home of Emmy-winner Brian Cox [NYT] · Vote improperly recorded on Crown Heights rezoning [DNA] · What's behind the homogenization of Brooklyn?...
  • Realtor.com News - Roundup: Staten Island Godfather House Still for Sale
    11/25/2014 @ 5:35 PM - Featured as the home of the Corleone family in the original Godfather” movie, this stately Tudor mansion in Staten Island, NY , hit the market almost a month ago. Listed for $2.895 million, the home offers over 6,200 square feet of living space with five bedrooms and multiple bathrooms. It also provided the opportunity to reference...
  • GlobeSt.com: New York - NYCREW Takes On Building Management
    11/25/2014 @ 5:34 PM - NEW YORK CITY--In a discussion that was enlightening for industry professionals and studens alike, professionals in the field talked about their experiences in a NYCREW panel.
  • The Real Deal - The Wrap: Crown Heights rezoning vote incorrectly recorded, Forest City tries to sell Harlemites on megaproject and more
    11/25/2014 @ 5:31 PM - Rendering of plaza at East 118th Street in Harlem (Credit: Ten Architectos) 1. Community board vote on Crown Heights rezoning incorrectly recorded [DNAinfo] 2. Blumenfeld Development and Forest City Ratner push megaproject again to East Harlem residents [NYDN] 3. Celebrity chef Eric...
  • Business Insider - HOUSE OF THE DAY: A $40 Million Manhattan Penthouse Specially Designed To 'Improve Wellness'
    11/25/2014 @ 5:23 PM - A gorgeous penthouse in Manhattan's Greenwich village just dropped its price from $50 million to $39.8 million , according to Curbed.com. The 7,700 square foot apartment occupies the top 3 floors of a former dress factory. Its f our bedrooms and four and a half baths offer a huge amount of livable space for its location in the...
  • The Atlantic - Predict Your Own Thanksgiving-Snowstorm Travel Misery
    11/25/2014 @ 5:18 PM - Foul winter weather is moving over the East Coast. ( NASA/GOES ) A swollen storm with lousy timing is lurching toward the U.S. East Coast this Thanksgiving, and the implications for travel are worrying. With 1 to 3 inches of snow predicted for the I-95 corridor by Wednesday night (and up to 6 inches...
  • New York Observer - Wells Fargo Finances Calif. Outlet Center Buy Out of Special Servicing
    11/25/2014 @ 5:01 PM - Wells Fargo lent $31 million to New York-based Garrison Investment Group to help fund the acquisition of a California outlet center, sources familiar with the transaction told Mortgage Observer . The center had been in special servicing since 2009. Garrison acquired the 55-store center, Tulare Outlet Center at 1407 Retherford Street ...
  • The Real Deal - Ex-Goldman exec asking $43M for Bridgehampton estate
    11/25/2014 @ 5:00 PM - 207 Highland Terrace in Bridgehampton (inset: Susan Breitenbach and Jonathan Sobel) Jonathan Sobel, an investor and former partner at Goldman Sachs, has put his five-acre Bridgehampton compound on the market for $43 million making it one of the priciest Hamptons listings. Sobel acquired the estate at 207 Highland Terrace for $13 million in 2011....
  • Curbed - Extreme Makeovers: Inside the Battery's Century-Old Pier A, Open for the First Time
    11/25/2014 @ 4:56 PM - At the southernmost tip of West Street, a pier juts out into New York Harbor . Until just a few weeks ago, it was fenced in, and closed off to the public. But after a years-long renovation and restoration process, Pier A —a 128-year-old structure with a handsome clocktower that once served the docks and harbor...
  • Brokers Weekly - Fortis mulling plan to list office stock
    11/25/2014 @ 4:54 PM - By Konrad Putzier Fortis Property Group is reportedly considering an unusual way to raise capital: listing a portion of a building as a stock. The firm is in early talks with financial firm ETRE to list part of the State Street Financial Center in Boston on a public stock exchange, according to people familiar with the matter....
  • Housing Wire - NYC broker jailed for burglarizing $7.6 million home he sold
    11/25/2014 @ 4:51 PM - A Manhattan real estate broker will spend the next three to nine years of his life in jail after he was found guilty of burglarizing a $7.6 million townhouse on the Upper West Side. So how did he choose his target? He was the broker who handled the sale of the house.
  • Brokers Weekly - $1.25B Saks deal leads refinancing feeding frenzy
    11/25/2014 @ 4:51 PM - By Konrad Putzier Hudson's Bay Company announced plans to take out a $1.25 billion mortgage on the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship in Midtown. The deal, which the firm expects to close in December, values the trophy property at a whopping $3.7 billion. Hudson's Bay will use the loan to pay off a $1.2 billion first lien mortgage...
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  • The Atlantic - When Police Officers Sat Down With a Community They Hardly Knew ...
    11/25/2014 @ 5:55 PM - Detective Carrie McNally poses with one of the translators for the refugee women, whom she has got to know over the past eight weeks. (Courtesy Seattle Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs)) The events in Ferguson over the last few months have highlighted the troubled relationship mostly white police forces can...
  • Realtor.com News - Roundup: Staten Island Godfather House Still for Sale
    11/25/2014 @ 5:35 PM - Featured as the home of the Corleone family in the original Godfather” movie, this stately Tudor mansion in Staten Island, NY , hit the market almost a month ago. Listed for $2.895 million, the home offers over 6,200 square feet of living space with five bedrooms and multiple bathrooms. It also provided the opportunity to reference...
  • Business Insider - HOUSE OF THE DAY: A $40 Million Manhattan Penthouse Specially Designed To 'Improve Wellness'
    11/25/2014 @ 5:23 PM - A gorgeous penthouse in Manhattan's Greenwich village just dropped its price from $50 million to $39.8 million , according to Curbed.com. The 7,700 square foot apartment occupies the top 3 floors of a former dress factory. Its f our bedrooms and four and a half baths offer a huge amount of livable space for its location in the...
  • The Atlantic - Predict Your Own Thanksgiving-Snowstorm Travel Misery
    11/25/2014 @ 5:18 PM - Foul winter weather is moving over the East Coast. ( NASA/GOES ) A swollen storm with lousy timing is lurching toward the U.S. East Coast this Thanksgiving, and the implications for travel are worrying. With 1 to 3 inches of snow predicted for the I-95 corridor by Wednesday night (and up to 6 inches...
  • Realtor.com News - NFL's Frank Reich Renting Out South Carolina Estate
    11/25/2014 @ 2:45 PM - At one point, he was the engineer of the greatest comebacks in both NCAA and NFL history. Now, former professional quarterback and current San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich is hoping to make some cash back on a property he owns by renting it out: a  secluded home in Lake Wylie, SC , on the western shore of a reservoir located...
  • The Atlantic - Lewis Baltz, Famed Photographer of Post-War Sprawl, Dies at 69
    11/25/2014 @ 2:25 PM - Youtube/E . Stephanian Lewis Baltz, a photographer famed for his stark images of the built environment, died this week at age 69, after what's been reported as an extended illness. Baltz was a leader in the "New Topographics" movement, a turning point in 1970s landscape photography. Lenses ...
  • Reuters - UPDATE 1-Washington unveils policy to help people get foreclosed homes back
    11/25/2014 @ 2:13 PM - WASHINGTON, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Americans who lost their homes to foreclosure will be able to buy them back at current market value if the properties are owned by housing finance giants Fannie Mae and...
  • CP Executive - Grosvenor Americas Renovates 1701 Pennsylvania Ave., Adds Three New Tenants
    11/25/2014 @ 1:05 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue Grosvenor Americas recently completed the renovation of its trophy office building at 1701 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. The property now features a new, modern HVAC system. The 12-story skyscraper was constructed in 1962. Located within the city's central business district, it offers almost 200,000...
  • Multi-Housing News - Grosvenor Americas Renovates 1701 Pennsylvania Ave., Adds Three New Tenants
    11/25/2014 @ 1:05 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue Grosvenor Americas recently completed the renovation of its trophy office building at 1701 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. The property now features a new, modern HVAC system. The 12-story skyscraper was constructed in 1962. Located within the city's central business district, it offers almost 200,000...
  • The Real Deal - Balazs' $400M bid for Standard High Line stalled
    11/25/2014 @ 11:34 AM - 848 Washington Street in Meatpacking District, and Andre Balazs Hotelier Andre Balazs' plan to acquire the Standard High Line from Dune Real Estate Partners and Greenfield Partners for $400 million has hit a hitch. After the investor group led by Balazs entered contract in February, an Asian partner in the group backed out. The buyers then lost their down payment...
  • CP Executive - Hillwood Acquires Site for 1.2 MSF Industrial Project in Central Pennsylvania
    11/25/2014 @ 10:57 AM - By Barbra Murray, Contributing Edito r There's something missing in the industrial real estate offerings in Central Pennsylvania, and Hillwood Investment Properties is planning to do something about it. The developer has completed the acquisition of a 95-acre tract in East Manchester Township in York County, Pa., where it will develop Trade Center-83, a 1.2 million-square-foot industrial facility. ...
  • The Atlantic - In the U.K., a Case for Shifting Political Power to the Cities
    11/25/2014 @ 10:30 AM - Manchester, one of ten northern British cities agitating for more metropolitan powers. (Flickr/Richard Heyes) The notion that national governments have become inert and dysfunctional while cities power the global economy has become a bit of a mantra among urbanists: Why not let mayors rule the world ? Yet...
  • World Property Channel - Miami Bucks National Trend as U.S. Home Prices Decelerate
    11/25/2014 @ 9:54 AM - The Miami real estate market is now the only US city posting double-digit price gains, as home price appreciation nationwide continued to slow this fall. According to the latest the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, U.S. home prices continue to decelerate in September 2014. The 10-City Composite gained 4.8% year-over-year, down from 5.5% in August. The 20-City Composite gained 4.9%...
  • Realty Biz News - Thoughts on Real Estate Investing
    11/25/2014 @ 9:44 AM - Whether youre a seasoned professional or a novice investor there are fundamentals that you should always be paying attention to when investing in real estate. The fundamentals for beginners may be second nature to experienced investors but they arent to the beginner. The beginner needs to keep these in mind every step in the process of making his or her...
  • The Atlantic - The Other Injustice in Ferguson: Schools Are Closed
    11/25/2014 @ 9:20 AM - Just watching the protesters-and the world-go by. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) The grand jury had yet to say a word, but the press releases foreshadowed fear. Ferguson-Florissant schools closed. Clayton schools closed. Riverview Gardens schools closed. The eventual announcement also brought inaction. Officer Darren Wilson would not face charges in the shooting...
  • Calculated Risk - Case-Shiller: National House Price Index increased 4.8% year-over-year in September
    11/25/2014 @ 9:14 AM - S&P/Case-Shiller released the monthly Home Price Indices for September ("September" is a 3 month average of July, August and September prices). This release includes prices for 20 individual cities, two composite indices (for 10 cities and 20 cities) and the monthly National index. Note: Case-Shiller reports Not Seasonally Adjusted (NSA), I use the SA data...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Prepare your home now for winter
    11/25/2014 @ 9:01 AM - Brad Rozansky is principal of The Rozansky Group of Long & Foster Real Estate in Bethesda. After an unusually mild autumn, the cold weather is here. Now is the time to get your house ready for winter. Here is a quick and inexpensive maintenance guide:  • The heat is on: Don’t be the 25th caller in line […]
  • The Atlantic - A Climate Model of White Christmases-Through 2100
    11/25/2014 @ 8:28 AM - When warp-speed Santa drones are shooting Christmas presents down the air holes of our Disastro-Bunkers in 2089, will there be snow on the ground? That's a ridiculous question to askand now it's been answered by David Taylor, a 44-year-old data scientist and writer in Montreal, who's made an animation of predicted white Christmases for each remaining...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Assessing your agent's credentials
    11/25/2014 @ 5:31 AM - Jill Chodorov, an associate broker with Long & Foster, writes an occasional column about local market trends and housing issues. Each state has slightly different methods for regulating the real estate industry within its borders.  But they all have the same goal in mind — to protect the public. One crucial aspect of protecting the […]
  • Capital - Capital Playbook: Brooklyn a finalist for Dem convention
    11/25/2014 @ 2:14 AM - Welcome to Capital Playbook! Sign up for our newsletters here. DNC'S TOP THREE -- Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Ohio make the cut -- Capital's Gloria Pazmino: "We are thrilled, thrilled by the news today,' Mayor de Blasio said, flanked by U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and other Brooklyn officials. The convention would be...
  • The Atlantic - Ferguson Awaits an Answer
    11/24/2014 @ 7:01 PM - Adrees Latif/Reuters Missouri Governor Jay Nixon met with ministers in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar took counsel with the county prosecutor. Schools in Ferguson remain closed. The communitythe nationis braced for an eruption. Even before it was announced that a decision on whether to...
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  • RE Journals - Minnesotas CityPlace mixed-use development nabs new office tenants
    11/25/2014 @ 11:53 PM - The mixed-use CityPlace development continued its momentum by recently adding new tenants to its existing Class-A office building in Woodbury, Minn. Last month, the partnership of Florida-based Elion Partners and Minnesota's Kraus-Anderson announced Whole Foods Market as an anchor tenant.  Woodbury's CityPlace has now signed new leases with Verizon Wireless, new-to-market Café Zupas and Wedding Day Diamonds.  Senior vice...
  • The Real Deal - Brokerage moving into Jane Jacobs' former Village pad
    11/25/2014 @ 3:50 PM - From left: Blair Brandt, 555 Hudson Street and Jane Jacobs Check out New York City, just the way Jane Jacobs did. A startup brokerage that targets recent college grads is opening an office in the West Village home where the famed urban activist formed her influential ideas on big-city living. The Next Step Realty,...
  • Multi-Housing News - Work Begins on West Miami Apartments
    11/25/2014 @ 3:25 PM - By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor West Miami, Fla.-Ground has been broken on Gables Prado, an apartment development in West Miami, an inner suburb of Miami also near Coral Gables. The property, at 950 S. Red Road, includes 194 units. Estate Investments Group, Mattoni Group and Fortune Capital Partners teamed up to develop Gables Prado. Previously, the development...
  • Realtor.com News - NFL's Frank Reich Renting Out South Carolina Estate
    11/25/2014 @ 2:45 PM - At one point, he was the engineer of the greatest comebacks in both NCAA and NFL history. Now, former professional quarterback and current San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich is hoping to make some cash back on a property he owns by renting it out: a  secluded home in Lake Wylie, SC , on the western shore of a reservoir located...
  • CP Executive - December 2014 – Briefs/Leasing & Management
    11/25/2014 @ 12:40 PM - Swire Signs Akerman for 108 KSF at Brickell City Centre Swire Properties has signed law firm Akerman L.L.P. as the lead office tenant at Brickell City Centre. The firm will occupy 108,000 square feet, or 80 percent of the Class A office space at Brickell City Centre Green, one of two office buildings under construction within the...
  • CP Executive - December 2014 – Briefs/Finance
    11/25/2014 @ 12:20 PM - Omega Healthcare, Aviv REIT to Merge in $3B Deal Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. is about to become the largest-and by a wide margin-owner of skilled nursing facilities in the country. The healthcare REIT has agreed to acquire Aviv REIT Inc., a leading owner of post-acute and long-term care SNFs, in an all-stock merger valued at $3 billion. The...
  • Property Shark - 8 Must-Have Online Tools for Real Estate Agents
    11/25/2014 @ 11:34 AM - Technology and the internet have changed the way consumers think and act in nearly every industry imaginable and the real estate sector is no exception. More than 90% of home searches start online and 50% of buyers use a mobile website or application in their home search according to a recent report released by the National Association of...
  • Forbes - Ready For Art Basel Miami Beach 2014: Hennessy Privilege and American Designer Jon Buscemi Team Up
    11/25/2014 @ 10:40 AM - European heritage will meet American ambition in the decanted gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach. A collaboration inspired by craftsmanship - of both leather and liquid - comprised of a signature high-top sneaker, tote bag, coasters, hat, bottle porter and a leather cinch bag. Hennessy V.S.O.P and Jon Buscemi are innovators [...]
  • Forbes - Collaboration: Italian Footwear Designer Jon Buscemi and Hennessy Privilege At Art Basel Miami Beach
    11/25/2014 @ 10:40 AM - European heritage will meet American ambition in the decanted gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach. A collaboration inspired by craftsmanship - of both leather and liquid - comprised of a signature high-top sneaker, tote bag, coasters, hat, bottle porter and a leather cinch bag. Hennessy V.S.O.P and Jon Buscemi are innovators [...]
  • Forbes - Exclusive: Italian Footwear Designer Jon Buscemi and Hennessy Privilege At Art Basel Miami Beach
    11/25/2014 @ 10:40 AM - European heritage will meet American ambition in the decanted gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach. A collaboration inspired by craftsmanship - of both leather and liquid - comprised of a signature high-top sneaker, tote bag, coasters, hat, bottle porter and a leather cinch bag. Hennessy V.S.O.P and Jon Buscemi are innovators [...]
  • World Property Channel - Miami Bucks National Trend as U.S. Home Prices Decelerate
    11/25/2014 @ 9:54 AM - The Miami real estate market is now the only US city posting double-digit price gains, as home price appreciation nationwide continued to slow this fall. According to the latest the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, U.S. home prices continue to decelerate in September 2014. The 10-City Composite gained 4.8% year-over-year, down from 5.5% in August. The 20-City Composite gained 4.9%...
  • Calculated Risk - Case-Shiller: National House Price Index increased 4.8% year-over-year in September
    11/25/2014 @ 9:14 AM - S&P/Case-Shiller released the monthly Home Price Indices for September ("September" is a 3 month average of July, August and September prices). This release includes prices for 20 individual cities, two composite indices (for 10 cities and 20 cities) and the monthly National index. Note: Case-Shiller reports Not Seasonally Adjusted (NSA), I use the SA data...
  • Luxury Daily - North Dakota sees largest percent increase of UHNW: report
    11/25/2014 @ 4:46 AM - Affluent consumers There are more ultra-high-net-worth individuals in the state of California than all of the United Kingdom, according to a new report by Wealth-X. 'Wealth-X Special Report on America's Ultra Wealthy Population' runs through each state and its population of the world's wealthiest individuals. By creating a break-down of the locations of each UHNW person, Wealth-X is...
  • Luxury Daily - Land Rover, Fortnums team with Conrad Hotels for shopping excursion
    11/25/2014 @ 3:31 AM - Conrad London St. James Conrad Hotels & Resorts is facilitating shoppers this holiday season with curated shopping experiences. Rather than deploy a one-size-fits-all offer, the hotel chain is tailoring shopping experiences to each propertys environment. As shopping-centric tourism increases, hotels will leverage retail connections on a much more frequent basis. The Conrad guest expects a number...
  • The Real Deal - Like TRD South Florida on Facebook
    11/24/2014 @ 5:35 PM - 'Like' The Real Deal South Floridas Facebook page  here , and you'll be sure to stay abreast of the latest real estate news. Our Facebook page features breaking industry stories, links to quirkier pieces and lively conversation about important properties in the region. [ TRD 's South Florida Facebook page]
  • Zillow - Think You're Covered? 6 Problems Your Home Insurance May Not Help With
    11/24/2014 @ 5:28 PM - By Samantha Alexander If youre like many homeowners, you bought your home insurance policy, got standard coverage and havent given it another thought. Unfortunately, that type of thinking could lead to gaps in your coverage. A standard homeowners policy offers coverage for a wide variety of perils  theft, vandalism, fire, wind, lightning and ice, among others...
  • New York Real Estate Journal - CBCA Miami secures 8,500 s/f of new office space at 801 Brickell
    11/24/2014 @ 3:15 PM - Miami, FL The Miami office of Coldwell Banker Commercial Alliance (CBCA) secured its new 8,500 s/f home at ......
  • Blue Matter - Jacksonvilles Hidden Gems
    11/24/2014 @ 2:11 PM - In a hot housing market with low supply and high demand, buyers may need to consider looking beyond the obvious to find a home. This may mean going in search of the hidden gems”: homes that may not look like much on the outside (or even on the inside), but their location cant be beat. And with some work, you...
  • CP Executive - Clermont Rental Community Completes Renovations
    11/24/2014 @ 1:54 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor The community clubhouse Precision Building Construction has recently completed the renovation of the clubhouse and other amenities at Clermont's The Carrington at Four Corners Apartments rental property. Constructed in 1998, The Carrington at Four Corners is a 330-unit pet-friendly apartment community about 22 miles west of...
  • Multi-Housing News - Clermont Rental Community Completes Renovations
    11/24/2014 @ 1:54 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor The community clubhouse Precision Building Construction has recently completed the renovation of the clubhouse and other amenities at Clermont's The Carrington at Four Corners Apartments rental property. Constructed in 1998, The Carrington at Four Corners is a 330-unit pet-friendly apartment community about 22 miles west of...
  • CP Executive - Pipeline Workspaces Adds New Location in Coral Gables
    11/24/2014 @ 1:50 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor The City of Coral Gables will soon welcome a shared office workspace by Pipeline Workspaces. It will occupy the entire 14,000 square-foot third floor of the seven-story office complex at 95 Merrick Way and will offer private offices starting at $600 per month. Pipeline Workspaces is a...
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  • ArchDaily - Community House of Lorient / Jean de Giacinto Architecture + Duncan Lewis Scape Architecture
    11/26/2014 @ 2:01 AM - Architects: Jean de Giacinto Architecture , Duncan Lewis Scape Architecture Location: Lorient, France Area: 9435.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Stéphane Cuisset , Philippe Amoros, Stéphane Chalmeau ...
  • Property Wire - UK gross mortgage lending slows, latest figures show
    11/26/2014 @ 1:25 AM - Gross mortgage borrowing in the UK in October was £10.5 billion, some 2% higher than in the same month last year, and 1.3% lower than in September 2014. The latest figures from the British Banking Association (BBA) also shows that approvals have dipped. Some £9.2 billion was approved in October, down from £9.5 billion in September. Compared to...
  • Property Wire - Scottish rent rises outpace rest of UK
    11/26/2014 @ 1:22 AM - Scotland is seeing stronger annual rent growth than England and Wales, with average residential rents up 2.2% compared to a year ago, the latest index shows. In England and Wales monthly rents increased just 1.5% on average in the past year, according to data from lettings agent network Your Move. The average rent in Scotland now stands at...
  • Property Wire - Wealthy Chinese and Russian buyers return to top end London homes market
    11/26/2014 @ 1:20 AM - A lowering of asking prices at the top end of the London property market seems to have led to an increase in sales of home in the £10 million plus range. Between January and October this year, the number of such properties sold by international agent Knight Frank increased by a third compared to the same period last year...
  • Property Wire - UK house prices to rise between 3% and 5% next year, it is predicted
    11/26/2014 @ 1:16 AM - A further moderation in house price growth in the UK is likely next year and house prices nationally are expected to increase in a range of 3% to 5% in 2015. The prospect of higher interest rates at some point in the year and the deterioration in affordability over the past year are expected to be key factors...
  • Zillow - Hearst's Historic Penthouse Hits the Market
    11/25/2014 @ 8:18 PM - Before Gilded Age newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst built his famous San Simeon castle in California, he held court in two New York residences both of which are currently on the market. The Hearst penthouse at 91 Central Park West had reportedly been under contract by designer Giorgio Armani in October, but the deal has apparently fallen through....
  • Wall Street Journal: Real Estate - Investor Group Gets Behind Big San Francisco Development
    11/25/2014 @ 5:45 PM - A group of New York investors has bought the majority interest in San Franciscos Parkmerced from private-equity firms Fortress Investment Group and Rockpoint Group LLC in a deal that values the sprawling housing development at about $1.5 billion.
  • The Atlantic - How Silicon Valley Created America's Largest Homeless Camp
    11/25/2014 @ 5:08 PM - National Journal Living in "The Jungle" means learning to live in fear. Especially after dark, when some people get violent. The 68-acre homeless camp in South San Jose is considered the largest in the United States. It's a lawless place. "When something goes wrong, you have to have some kind of backup," says...
  • New York Observer - Wells Fargo Finances Calif. Outlet Center Buy Out of Special Servicing
    11/25/2014 @ 5:01 PM - Wells Fargo lent $31 million to New York-based Garrison Investment Group to help fund the acquisition of a California outlet center, sources familiar with the transaction told Mortgage Observer . The center had been in special servicing since 2009. Garrison acquired the 55-store center, Tulare Outlet Center at 1407 Retherford Street ...
  • Inman News - Indie brokers: How to rock at double-ending deals
    11/25/2014 @ 3:40 PM - Hometown Realty launched a muscular marketing campaign when it signed a $1.1 million listing last spring. The San Marcos, California-based brokerage produced a video celebrating the listings motocross track, pushed Facebook ads to users who liked motorcycles, and fired out promotional postcards to hundreds of homeowners and ...
  • The Broker List - Finding Commercial Real Estate Professionals is Painful
    11/25/2014 @ 3:13 PM - There is extreme pain in finding legitimate, commercial real estate professionals, even for us, with the entire database at our fingertips! Lets change that. The other day we fielded a call from a prospect looking for help in finding a commercial real estate professional (broker) to assist with a lease renewal in southern California. (Yes, we actually answer our...
  • The Atlantic - How Local Governments Could Work More Like Cell Phones
    11/25/2014 @ 3:10 PM - Zachary Caceres (Courtesy Zachary Caceres) Zachary Caceres likes to tell people about a conversation he had with a trash picker in a Guatemalan landfill. She told him a tragic story rife with slums, corruption, and violencein short, life at the mercy of public policy failuresuntil a ringing phone interrupted...
  • Bigger Pockets - How to Profit Big & Help Those in Need by Renting to Section 8 Tenants
    11/25/2014 @ 3:01 PM - It can make a lot of sense for a landlord to rent to tenants who qualify for Section 8, or government subsidized, housing. In California, the Section 8 program is sponsored by county governments and subsidizes the rent payments for citizens unable to afford the entire amount of a market rate rental. The idea is that over time the tenants...
  • Realtor.com News - NFL's Frank Reich Renting Out South Carolina Estate
    11/25/2014 @ 2:45 PM - At one point, he was the engineer of the greatest comebacks in both NCAA and NFL history. Now, former professional quarterback and current San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich is hoping to make some cash back on a property he owns by renting it out: a  secluded home in Lake Wylie, SC , on the western shore of a reservoir located...
  • The Atlantic - Lewis Baltz, Famed Photographer of Post-War Sprawl, Dies at 69
    11/25/2014 @ 2:25 PM - Youtube/E . Stephanian Lewis Baltz, a photographer famed for his stark images of the built environment, died this week at age 69, after what's been reported as an extended illness. Baltz was a leader in the "New Topographics" movement, a turning point in 1970s landscape photography. Lenses ...
  • Multi-Housing News - TODAYS DEALS: StarPoint Grabs 259 Units in Los Angeles County
    11/25/2014 @ 2:13 PM - West Covina, Calif.-StarPoint Properties has added a 259-unit apartment community to its portfolio. Lafayette Parc Apartments, located at 624 South Glendora Ave., was picked up for $51.8 million. 'The purchase of Lafayette Parc is significant because it represents a great opportunity in an ideal location with close proximity to major shopping and dining, including a large regional mall,' says...
  • BuzzFeed - Key Signature From Con Man’s Ebola Firm May Be Fake
    11/25/2014 @ 1:11 PM - A routine corporate document, filed in January of this year, declares that Christine Dye is the chief executive officer and president of Bio-Recovery Corporation. Her signature is affixed to the bottom of the page. And, indeed, a woman named Christina Dye worked for the company at that time. But her signature, found in a separate public...
  • CP Executive - December 2014 – Briefs/Leasing & Management
    11/25/2014 @ 12:40 PM - Swire Signs Akerman for 108 KSF at Brickell City Centre Swire Properties has signed law firm Akerman L.L.P. as the lead office tenant at Brickell City Centre. The firm will occupy 108,000 square feet, or 80 percent of the Class A office space at Brickell City Centre Green, one of two office buildings under construction within the...
  • CP Executive - December 2014 – Briefs/Sales & Development
    11/25/2014 @ 12:30 PM - The Rockefeller Group to Acquire Majority Interest in TA Realty The Rockefeller Group is expanding its global investment management platform with the acquisition of the majority stake in Boston-based TA Realty L.L.C. Terms of the deal, expected to close by the end of the year, were not released. TA Realty, which has about $12 billion in assets...
  • Brooklyn Magazine - Talking Woody Guthries New York With Nora Guthrie
    11/25/2014 @ 12:30 PM - On the bottom of the manuscript of This Land Is Your Land,” the anthem that would become his most famous song, Woody Guthrie signed his name and scribbled out a quick note: All you can write is what you see.” For 27 years, what Woody Guthrie saw-what inspired his prolific and influential career as a musician and folk rabble-rouser-was New...
  • CP Executive - December 2014 – Briefs/Finance
    11/25/2014 @ 12:20 PM - Omega Healthcare, Aviv REIT to Merge in $3B Deal Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. is about to become the largest-and by a wide margin-owner of skilled nursing facilities in the country. The healthcare REIT has agreed to acquire Aviv REIT Inc., a leading owner of post-acute and long-term care SNFs, in an all-stock merger valued at $3 billion. The...
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Popular Stories

  • Multi-Housing News - Grosvenor Americas Renovates 1701 Pennsylvania Ave., Adds Three New Tenants
    11/25/2014 @ 1:05 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue Grosvenor Americas recently completed the renovation of its trophy office building at 1701 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. The property now features a new, modern HVAC system. The 12-story skyscraper was constructed in 1962. Located within the city's central business district, it offers almost 200,000...

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  • Luxury Daily - Saks, YSL, Chanel and Condé Nast – Live News
    11/25/2014 @ 2:41 AM - Pharrell Williams and Cara Delevingne in Chanels Reincarnation Luxury Dailys live news from Nov. 24: Saks Fifth Avenue's flagship valued at $3.7B for mortgage deal Department store chain Saks Fifth Avenue's parent Hudson's Bay Company has announced a 20-year mortgage for the retailer's New York flagship. Click here to read...

    Tagged in:    Celebrity   International   Mortgages / Markets   New York

  • ArchDaily - Thomas Heatherwick Opens Up About His Design For Pier 55
    11/25/2014 @ 8:00 AM - Last week, Thomas Heatherwick  unveiled his fairytale-like designs  for what will hopefully be New York s latest and most ambitious park, Pier 55  (with apologies to the High Line , New York s last  ”next big thing” in the public park arena). Envisaged as an undulating artificial landscape on a cloud of mushroom-like supports, Pier 55...

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  • The Real Deal - Cannes bust-up: JLL reviewing top retail broker Robert Gibson after incident
    11/25/2014 @ 9:00 AM - From left: Robert Gibson, Chealsy Choquette and Le Vesuvio, Cannes Robert Gibson, a JLL vice-chairman who runs the brokerages Manhattan retail division, allegedly had to be restrained by restaurant employees following a tussle with a female guest as a Thor Equities party in Cannes was winding down last week, several attendees told The Real Deal . ...

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  • Wall Street Journal: Real Estate - Mortgage Lending Falls
    11/25/2014 @ 6:40 PM - New figures released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York show mortgage lending is running at its lowest level in 13 years, with 2014 on pace to be the weakest for new loans since 2000.

    Tagged in:    Mortgages / Markets   New York

  • Quartz - Why India wants to ban the sale of loose cigarettes
    11/25/2014 @ 7:38 AM - Indias ministry of health is set  to prohibit the sale of loose cigarettes, which would be a  big blow to tobacco companies because an  overwhelming 70% of the cigarettes sold in India are loose . The proposal to ban the sale of single sticks was made by an internal panel to the healthy ministry. The ministry has accepted the recommendations of the committee...

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  • Fortune - 3 workplace wearable worries
    11/25/2014 @ 12:50 PM - Despite all the tongue wagging over Google co-founder Sergey Brin occasionally choosing to doff his Google Glass(es) in public, it would be tough to find a big business that isnt studying the technology , especially for applications in field service, manufacturing and logistics . After all, there could be roughly 130 million devices around our wrists or...

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  • Bigger Pockets - The Top 55 Business Listing Sites for Maximum Online Referrals
    11/25/2014 @ 1:06 PM - Two weeks ago, I wrote about the first stages of growing your real estate business online by building an online presence without paying for ads. What we learned was how to recognize if you have an online presence or not. All you need to do is Google Your Company Name” and go through the listings to see...

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  • House Hunt - 6 Home Turn-Offs You Should Avoid [Infographic]
    11/25/2014 @ 10:30 AM - By Radwa Madkour So your house is on the market, but is your home ready for an open house? Is it odor free? What about clutter? Here are 6 home turn-offs you should avoid to ensure that you attract your buyers!   Know Your Home Buyers Pet Peeves 70% of home buyers are put off by … Continue...
  • Housing Wire - HOAs have a new weapon in dealing with delinquencies
    11/25/2014 @ 1:14 PM - A recent Nevada Supreme Court may provide HOAs a much needed tool in dealing with delinquencies. How will it affect SFR risk?

Celebrity Real Estate

  • ArchDaily - Zauia House / Mário Martins Atelier
    11/26/2014 @ 3:01 AM - Architects: Mário Martins Atelier Location: Vale da Lama, 8600 Odiáxere , Portugal Architect In Charge: Mario Martins Design Team: Rui Duarte; Sónia Fialho; José Furtado; Rita Rocha Technical Projects: Nuno Grave, Engenharia, Lda Year: 2014 Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG ...
  • Property Wire - Wealthy Chinese and Russian buyers return to top end London homes market
    11/26/2014 @ 1:20 AM - A lowering of asking prices at the top end of the London property market seems to have led to an increase in sales of home in the £10 million plus range. Between January and October this year, the number of such properties sold by international agent Knight Frank increased by a third compared to the same period last year...
  • Zillow - Hearst's Historic Penthouse Hits the Market
    11/25/2014 @ 8:18 PM - Before Gilded Age newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst built his famous San Simeon castle in California, he held court in two New York residences both of which are currently on the market. The Hearst penthouse at 91 Central Park West had reportedly been under contract by designer Giorgio Armani in October, but the deal has apparently fallen through....
  • Realtor.com News - Roundup: Staten Island Godfather House Still for Sale
    11/25/2014 @ 5:35 PM - Featured as the home of the Corleone family in the original Godfather” movie, this stately Tudor mansion in Staten Island, NY , hit the market almost a month ago. Listed for $2.895 million, the home offers over 6,200 square feet of living space with five bedrooms and multiple bathrooms. It also provided the opportunity to reference...
  • The Real Deal - The Wrap: Crown Heights rezoning vote incorrectly recorded, Forest City tries to sell Harlemites on megaproject and more
    11/25/2014 @ 5:31 PM - Rendering of plaza at East 118th Street in Harlem (Credit: Ten Architectos) 1. Community board vote on Crown Heights rezoning incorrectly recorded [DNAinfo] 2. Blumenfeld Development and Forest City Ratner push megaproject again to East Harlem residents [NYDN] 3. Celebrity chef Eric...
  • Brokers Weekly - All square feet now equal as global office measuring rule takes effect
    11/25/2014 @ 5:01 PM - A new standard in measuring office space will bring transparency and consistency to global real estate markets, supporters said. The International Property Measurement Standard for Offices (IPMS for Office Buildings) was launched yesterday (Tuesday) following a global effort to create a uniform method for measuring property. The IPMS will replace dozens of existing standards currently in use around...
  • Crain's New York Business - Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp. rebuts foes
    11/25/2014 @ 1:29 PM - The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp. doubled down Tuesday in defense of a controversial residential development at Pier 6 on the Brooklyn Heights waterfront that it contends is needed to keep the... To view the full story, click the title link.
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • RE Journals - Marcus & Millichap arranges the sale of an office building
    11/26/2014 @ 3:19 AM - 1455 West Hubbard Street Marcus & Millichap , a leading commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the United States and Canada, announced the sale of 1455 West Hubbard Street - a converted loft office property located in Chicago, IL, according to John M. Przybyla, regional manager of the firm's Chicago Downtown office. The asset...
  • Reuters - China stocks rise for 5th straight day as financials lead
    11/26/2014 @ 2:11 AM - SHANGHAI, Nov 26 (Reuters) - China stocks closed up on Wednesday due to gains for brokerages and other finance-sector shares that continued to welcome the central bank's surprise interest rate cut on...
  • RE Journals - Minnesotas CityPlace mixed-use development nabs new office tenants
    11/25/2014 @ 11:53 PM - The mixed-use CityPlace development continued its momentum by recently adding new tenants to its existing Class-A office building in Woodbury, Minn. Last month, the partnership of Florida-based Elion Partners and Minnesota's Kraus-Anderson announced Whole Foods Market as an anchor tenant.  Woodbury's CityPlace has now signed new leases with Verizon Wireless, new-to-market Café Zupas and Wedding Day Diamonds.  Senior vice...
  • Reuters - China stocks lifted by brokerages, Hong Kong index edges up
    11/25/2014 @ 11:51 PM - * HSI +0.1 pct, HSCE +0.4 pct, CSI300 +0.7 pct, SSEC +0.5 pct
  • RE Journals - CBRE to manage pair of key properties in Cleveland market
    11/25/2014 @ 11:46 PM - CBRE Group, Inc. is now providing property management services to Equity Commonwealth for two properties in the Cleveland area, the North Point Office Complex and Raintree Industrial Park. The properties are part of a 41.2 million-square-foot property portfolio across the country that CBRE is now managing. The engagement is one of the largest third-party property management assignments in the...
  • Realty Biz News - Luxury Homes are an Easier Sell
    11/25/2014 @ 11:40 PM - High-end homes are getting easier to sell, with the luxury market posting some of the largest increases in home sales compared to every other price category, according to the National Association of Realtors. photo credit: Photo Dean via photopin cc Sales of homes priced $1...
  • Zillow - Hearst's Historic Penthouse Hits the Market
    11/25/2014 @ 8:18 PM - Before Gilded Age newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst built his famous San Simeon castle in California, he held court in two New York residences both of which are currently on the market. The Hearst penthouse at 91 Central Park West had reportedly been under contract by designer Giorgio Armani in October, but the deal has apparently fallen through....
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Mortgage and Markets

  • Reuters - China stocks rise for 5th straight day as financials lead
    11/26/2014 @ 2:11 AM - SHANGHAI, Nov 26 (Reuters) - China stocks closed up on Wednesday due to gains for brokerages and other finance-sector shares that continued to welcome the central bank's surprise interest rate cut on...
  • Property Wire - UK gross mortgage lending slows, latest figures show
    11/26/2014 @ 1:25 AM - Gross mortgage borrowing in the UK in October was £10.5 billion, some 2% higher than in the same month last year, and 1.3% lower than in September 2014. The latest figures from the British Banking Association (BBA) also shows that approvals have dipped. Some £9.2 billion was approved in October, down from £9.5 billion in September. Compared to...
  • Housing Wire - Median home price in October increases to highest since Sept. 2008
    11/26/2014 @ 12:01 AM - Price appreciation slowed in more than half the major metro markets, but 20 of them reached a new post-recession high. Here's what that means going forward for housing.
  • Housing Wire - The 12 hottest housing markets right now
    11/26/2014 @ 12:01 AM - RealtyTrac's data for October breaks out the housing markets with the most price gains, the ones that are slowing, and what's happening with short sales and foreclosures. Where does your market fit in, and what does it mean?
  • Reuters - China stocks lifted by brokerages, Hong Kong index edges up
    11/25/2014 @ 11:51 PM - * HSI +0.1 pct, HSCE +0.4 pct, CSI300 +0.7 pct, SSEC +0.5 pct
  • Calculated Risk - Wednesday: New Home Sales, Personal Income, Durable Goods, Unemployment Claims, Pending Home sales
    11/25/2014 @ 8:13 PM - Earlier the FDIC released the Quarterly Banking Profile for Q3 today. Commercial banks and savings institutions insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) reported aggregate net income of $38.7 billion in the third quarter of 2014, up $2.6 billion (7.3 percent) from earnings of $36.1 billion the industry reported a year earlier. The increase in...
  • Zillow - Can You Afford to Buy a New Home and Rent Out Your Old One?
    11/25/2014 @ 7:35 PM - When it comes to buying a new home, most people decide to trade up to gain additional space, live in a better neighborhood, move to a home in better condition or any combination of these. For many home buyers, particularly those with a good deal of equity in their current home, it begs the question: Do I have to sell in order...
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Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • Mashable - Where to score Black Friday travel deals
    11/26/2014 @ 4:39 AM - Everyone wants to get in on the consumer rush to purchase on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and travel companies are no exception. Several hotels and booking sites and even private jet charters are offering deals beginning Friday. See also: 10 Crazy Vacation Ideas for Thrillseekers Make sure to set a...
  • ArchDaily - Sam Jacob On The 'Post-Digital Phase'
    11/26/2014 @ 4:00 AM - In an interview with Core77   Sam Jacob , formerly of FAT  and now principal at Sam Jacob Studio , has always pursued an idea of design practice as a combination of criticism, research and speculation that all feed directly into the design studio.” This approach has allowed his ideas to cross-fertilize, find connections and directions that make...
  • Luxury Daily - Maserati looks back to origins by honoring entrepreneurs
    11/26/2014 @ 3:45 AM - Maserati centennial Italian automaker Maserati is teaming with the Centre for Entrepreneurs to determine 100 of Britain's most successful entrepreneurs to celebrate 100 years of Maserati. Consumers will be able to nominate their own submissions and the final 100 entrepreneurs will be announced in early 2015. The initiative will help Maserati draw attention to its own heritage...
  • Venture Beat - Uber's tech is what taxis are missing. T-Dispatch wants to solve that problem
    11/26/2014 @ 3:31 AM - While Uber and taxi companies are fighting over different regulations in court in pretty much every city out there, Berlin-based T-Dispatch found a solution that could solve part of the problem and quietly raised 1 million euros. The problem taxi companies face with Uber is not only the price...
  • Property Wire - Wealthy Chinese and Russian buyers return to top end London homes market
    11/26/2014 @ 1:20 AM - A lowering of asking prices at the top end of the London property market seems to have led to an increase in sales of home in the £10 million plus range. Between January and October this year, the number of such properties sold by international agent Knight Frank increased by a third compared to the same period last year...
  • Realty Biz News - Luxury Homes are an Easier Sell
    11/25/2014 @ 11:40 PM - High-end homes are getting easier to sell, with the luxury market posting some of the largest increases in home sales compared to every other price category, according to the National Association of Realtors. photo credit: Photo Dean via photopin cc Sales of homes priced $1...
  • ArchDaily - Vanke Sales Center Façade Renovation / Shenzhen Upright &Pure Architectural Design
    11/25/2014 @ 10:01 PM - Architects: Shenzhen Upright, Pure Architectural Design Location: Zhengzhou , Henan, China Area: 4600.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Courtesy of Shenzhen Upright & Pure Architectural Design ...
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