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  • New York Observer - New Financial Services Firm Signs First Lease
    9/30/2014 @ 6:00 AM - 527 Madison Avenue. New financial services firm GR Tech has signed a lease for its first office at Mitsui Fudosan America 's 527 Madison Avenue , Commercial Observer has learned. GR Tech took space 7,500 square feet, or the full 18th floor, in the building between 53rd and 54th Streets. The...
  • EV Grieve - Reader mailbag: What's going on with the former Mary Help of Christians property
    9/30/2014 @ 5:11 AM - An EVG reader asks, "Do you have an update on the Mary Help of Christians property?" Not really! Developer Douglas Steiner still awaits city approval for his retail-residential complex at the now-empty lot. The city last disapproved plans here in June, according to DOB records . During the summer of...
  • EV Grieve - Korilla BBQ's interior will include an illustration by East Village artist Terry Galmitz
    9/30/2014 @ 4:58 AM - Korilla BBQ made a splash of sorts with the building-high, tiger-striped mural outside its first restaurant coming to 23 Third Ave. at St. Mark's Place. A news release that crossed our (pretend) desk last week provided some more details on Korilla's interior, which will include an intricate illustration by East Village artist Terry Galmitz....
  • EV Grieve - Chop Chop Yow: CityMd signage arrives at The Jefferson
    9/30/2014 @ 4:49 AM - We pointed out a few weeks ago that The Jefferson's retail space at 216 E. 14th St. near Third Avenue would be home to a CityMD practice. Anyway, just wanted to point out that the sign is up now for City MD ... "Chop Chop Yow?" Rejected headlines: Doctor, doctor, give me the news -...
  • EV Grieve - Bricks and glass for the incoming Cooper Square dorm
    9/30/2014 @ 4:44 AM - Just noting the progress at 200 E. Sixth St., the 13-floor building that will one day house students from Marymount Manhattan College. Look, bricks! Glass! Meanwhile, the retail space here is for lease . Previously on EV Grieve: ...
  • Luxury Daily - Giorgio Armani says sì to fragrance exploration
    9/30/2014 @ 4:16 AM - Sì fragrance Italian label Giorgio Armani is creating an online space for its new fragrance, Sì, through mobile advertisements and a microsite for the scent. On Harper's Bazaar a Giorgio Armani ad took over the entire screen as readers tried to look at the publication on their smartphone. The full-screen ad played a video for the fragrance...
  • Luxury Daily - Condé Nast introduces bespoke publishing service for private clients
    9/30/2014 @ 3:45 AM - Condé Nast Portrait Publishing house Condé Nast is enabling readers to experience its curated photography shoots firsthand through its newly launched Condé Nast Portrait endeavour. Condé Nast's private publishing service will allow discerning readers of the publishing house’s imprints to follow the creative journey from 'concept to creation” using their own individual narratives as inspiration. This concept...
  • ArchDaily - Single-family house in Curile / 3biro
    9/30/2014 @ 3:01 AM - Architects: 3biro Location: 8330 Curile , Slovenia Area: 245.0 sqm Year: 2010 Photographs: Miran Kambic ...
  • Luxury Daily - China, Tag Heuer, Britain and luxury real estate – News briefs
    9/30/2014 @ 2:26 AM - Tag Heuer’s McLaren MP4-C12 watch Today in luxury marketing: Nielsen: 4 must-know facts about Chinese luxury shoppers With Golden Week coming up, Nielsen's Mainland Chinese Luxury Shopper survey results show that mainland Chinese luxury shoppers mainly read up on luxury goods on social media and independent online platforms, Marketing Interactive...
  • New York Post - Something special in the air rights at One Vanderbilt
    9/30/2014 @ 2:08 AM - Andrew Penson's Argent Ventures, owner of Grand Central Terminal's air rights, has 'offered” to buy SL Green's development site next door and build the proposed City Hall-backed One Vanderbilt office...
  • Capital - Capital Real Estate: Planning Commission OKs 'historic' Astoria Cove
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  • Capital - Capital class 4 real-estate sales tracker: August 2014
    9/30/2014 @ 12:51 AM - Welcome to Capital's Class 3 and 4 real estate sales tracker. Each month we post an interactive map organized by ZIP code of real-estate sales over the preceding two months, breaking it down by the three main tax classes: Class 1, which is 1-3 family homes; Class 2, which is multifamily residential including condos and coops; Class 3 utility properties;...
  • Gotham Magazine - Kim Considers Living Near Leo; Adam Levine Looks at a Penthouse
    9/30/2014 @ 12:01 AM - Will Kim have Leo as a neighbor? Will Adam Levine have a new trophy home? The garden of the $4.5 million penthouse at 5 Tudor City Place, owned by publishing heiress Cindi Crain. Tudor City, with its gargoyles, dragons, and old-world charm, looks like a gothic movie set. In fact, its buildings, which...
  • Gotham Magazine - Get to Know 8 of NYC's Best Bachelors
    9/30/2014 @ 12:01 AM - We sat down with some of New York's most successful bachelors to find out where they hang out, what they're passionate about, and much more. Read their stories below and don't forget to vote for Gotham 's most eligible bachelor here >> ERICH BERGEN Erich Bergen, who stars in Jersey...
  • Gotham Magazine - Secrets of a Celebrity Event Planner
    9/30/2014 @ 12:00 AM - Larry Scott celebrates 25 years of throwing glittery bashes for NYC's boldfacers. A Larry Scott wedding at Cipriani 42nd Street. “I have worked with practically every celebrity, but my job is to make the bride and groom, the birthday girl, and the bar mitzvah boy feel like stars,” says Larry Scott, whose...
  • Gotham Magazine - How Bacardi's Jacob Briars Changed Nightlife
    9/30/2014 @ 12:00 AM - How Jacob Briars, Bacardi ’s global brand ambassador, became the mack daddy of millennial nightlife. Jacob Briars, the lead brand ambassador for Bacardi, at PDT. Jacob Briars’s Bacardi business card is misleading. “Global Director of Trade Advocacy,” it reads, the bland corporate speak suggesting an office space–like life in an airless cubicle....
  • Gotham Magazine - The Starchitect Behind Cast Iron House
    9/30/2014 @ 12:00 AM - Shigeru Ban, this year’s Pritzker Prize winner, reimagines the Cast Iron House. The eighth-floor penthouse at the Cast Iron House, an 1800s landmark building in Tribeca. Much has been made about the “starchitect effect”—how a brand-name architect can increase a home’s value. But the actual evidence is mixed. Some apartments by top talent...
  • Wall Street Journal: Real Estate - Manhattan Condo, Co-Op Frenzy Eases
    9/29/2014 @ 11:50 PM - Although brokers say some of the recent fervor in the Manhattan market is gone, prices and sales remained strong during the third quarter.
  • EV Grieve - The Bowery Mission is short on donations
    9/29/2014 @ 9:35 PM - Per Lisha Arino at DNAinfo today: The Bowery Mission's food pantry is in 'urgent need” of donations, as its food supply has dwindled and demand for meals has increased, officials said. Entire shelves at the 227 Bowery soup kitchen are completely bare and essential items like pasta, canned goods and condiments are in short supply,...
  • The Atlantic - One of America's Most Famous Slow-Food Chefs Says Farm to Table 'Doesn't Really Work'
    9/29/2014 @ 8:45 PM - Shutterstock.com Dan Barber is one of the nation's most widely respected slow-food advocates: His Blue Hill restaurants in New York serve a cornucopia of goodies from nearby farms like Cherry Lane, Herondale, and Mountain Sweet Berry. So it was discombobulating when the chef lobbed this moldy potato during this week's ...
  • Brokers Weekly - DC drawing more millennials than the Big Apple
    9/29/2014 @ 7:18 PM - By Konrad Putzier New York is falling behind in the race for millennials, according to a new report by research firm, RealtyTrac. While Manhattan and Hudson County, which includes Hoboken and Jersey City, are among the top ten markets millennials are moving to, they are trailing other hotspots like Washington D.C., San Francisco and Denver. Arlington and...
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  • Inman News - Do you have - gasp! - HGTV Syndrome?
    9/30/2014 @ 6:00 AM - HGTV is a fun escape for many of us and a glimpse into the world of all things real estate and do-it-yourself. Even though I can work up to 80 hours a week as a Richmond, Virginia, Realtor, I still indulge in an episode of "House Hunters," "Property Brothers" and "Flip or Flop" from time to time ...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Market heats up in D.C. and Prince George's, but cools in Northern Virginia
    9/30/2014 @ 5:31 AM - David Howell, executive vice president and chief information officer at McEnearney Associates, writes an occasional column about market conditions in the Washington region. This year has seen a slowdown in the Washington area's real estate market compared to the frenetic pace of 2013, and there's no reason to believe that will change over the remaining […]
  • Quartz - How ExxonMobil swayed US sanctions and strengthened Putin’s hand
    9/30/2014 @ 12:16 AM - Did ExxonMobil gull the Obama administration into bending its sanctions on Russia? Ten days ago, the oil company obtained a two-week extension on new US and EU sanctions that bar work in the Russian Arctic. The extra time, ExxonMobil said, would allow it to safely shut down the potentially dangerous Universitetskaya well in the Kara Sea. But in a...
  • RE Journals - Marcus & Millichap closes sale of 372-unit apartment property in St. Louis market
    9/30/2014 @ 12:12 AM - Marcus & Millichap has arranged the sale of Cedar Trace Apartments, a 372-unit property in Maryland Heights, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis. The $26.8 million sales price equates to $72,043 a unit. Marcus & Millichap vice presidents of investments David Gaines and Alex Blagojevich arranged the sale, along with senior associate William Holman, Marcus & Millichap's...
  • Gotham Magazine - Get to Know 8 of NYC's Best Bachelors
    9/30/2014 @ 12:01 AM - We sat down with some of New York's most successful bachelors to find out where they hang out, what they're passionate about, and much more. Read their stories below and don't forget to vote for Gotham 's most eligible bachelor here >> ERICH BERGEN Erich Bergen, who stars in Jersey...
  • Brokers Weekly - DC drawing more millennials than the Big Apple
    9/29/2014 @ 7:18 PM - By Konrad Putzier New York is falling behind in the race for millennials, according to a new report by research firm, RealtyTrac. While Manhattan and Hudson County, which includes Hoboken and Jersey City, are among the top ten markets millennials are moving to, they are trailing other hotspots like Washington D.C., San Francisco and Denver. Arlington and...
  • The Atlantic - Can Light Rail Still Unite Jerusalem?
    9/29/2014 @ 6:50 PM - Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat (left) speaks with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg at CityLab 2014 in Los Angeles. (Melanie Leigh Wilbur) "When it rains, it rains on everyone." That was the answer from Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat to one of a number of thorny questions put...
  • Time - Why Rumors Get Shared More Than The Truth and Other Fascinating News on the Web
    9/29/2014 @ 5:30 PM - 1. Rumor Has It More The Bad Part of Sports and Other Fascinating News on the Web An App for Finding Your Voice and Other Fascinating News on the Web White House Intruder Overpowered Officer, Made It Into East Room NBC News Hannah Graham Suspect Linked to Previous Abduction: Cops ...
  • Zillow - How to Make Halloween Decor Work All Harvest
    9/29/2014 @ 4:49 PM - Small touches of fall apples, small pumpkins and leaves in a vase are enough for this space. Source: NB Design Group, Inc. While cobwebs and plastic ghouls can create a fun, spooky vibe, a more elegant approach to Halloween decor can last the entire harvest season. We asked three top designers to share some...
  • The Atlantic - The Sharing Economy Could Drive Down the Price of Mega-Events
    9/29/2014 @ 4:03 PM - Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky speaks at The Atlantic's CityLab 2014 summit in Los Angeles. (Melanie Leigh Wilbur) Corporations are people, too, the ol' Supreme Court saying goes. But in fact it's people who are the businesses these days, according to Brian Chesky, the founder and CEO of Airbnb, that platform that lets people...
  • Porch - 10 Tips For Designing Your Dining Room
    9/29/2014 @ 3:00 PM - The  dining room can be a multifunctional space, used for eating, crafting, homework or entertaining, or it may be a room strictly reserved for special dinner occasions, like evening meals or holidays. Regardless of how you actually use your dining room, designing this space should focus on both the practical as well as beautiful. Dining rooms are predominately used for...
  • Houzz - Houzz Tour: A Former Stable Becomes a Live-Work Showcase (21 photos)
    9/29/2014 @ 3:00 PM - Three years ago, architect Mark Lawrence and his wife, Cary, bought a 19th-century stable in the historic Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C. , on the way to realizing his dream of opening a storefront in the city for the studio he and Elizabeth Emerson run together. The two-story brick...
  • Multi-Housing News - Baltimore's Medical Office Market Showing Signs of Improvement
    9/29/2014 @ 11:02 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Cassidy Turley’s 2014 Baltimore Medical Office Report Good news for Baltimore's medical office market. According to the latest report from Cassidy Turley, the market is showing signs of improvement. Cassidy Turley released its 2014 Baltimore Medical Office Report last week. It said that healthcare has long...
  • CP Executive - Baltimore's Medical Office Market Showing Signs of Improvement
    9/29/2014 @ 11:02 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Cassidy Turley’s 2014 Baltimore Medical Office Report Good news for Baltimore's medical office market. According to the latest report from Cassidy Turley, the market is showing signs of improvement. Cassidy Turley released its 2014 Baltimore Medical Office Report last week. It said that healthcare has long...
  • Multi-Housing News - Sephora Opens State-Of-The-Art Distribution Center in Harford County
    9/29/2014 @ 11:00 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Sephora Americas has finally opened its state-of-the-art distribution center  in Maryland. Company officials were present in Perryman, on September 19, together with  officials from the state of Maryland, to celebrate the ribbon cutting for the new facility, the largest distribution to serve Sephora Americas. The San Francisco-based beauty retailer...
  • CP Executive - Sephora Opens State-Of-The-Art Distribution Center in Harford County
    9/29/2014 @ 11:00 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Sephora Americas has finally opened its state-of-the-art distribution center  in Maryland. Company officials were present in Perryman, on September 19, together with  officials from the state of Maryland, to celebrate the ribbon cutting for the new facility, the largest distribution to serve Sephora Americas. The San Francisco-based beauty retailer...
  • CP Executive - Merritt Properties Partners with NAFCO and Congressional Seafood to Build a $8.9M Seafood Distribution Facility in Jessup
    9/29/2014 @ 10:56 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Merritt Properties and NAFCO and Congressional Seafood Company have joined forces to construct a new seafood distribution facility in Jessup. The 88,000-square-foot building will serve as NAFCO and Congressional's new headquarters. The $8.9 million project is scheduled to be finished by February 2015 and allows for an 18,000-square-foot future expansion. It will...
  • CP Executive - Historic Capitol Hill Landmark Property to Become Modern Residences
    9/29/2014 @ 9:57 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor The Maples One of the oldest structures in Washington, D.C., will soon become the city's newest condominium residence. The Maples was constructed in 1795 in the heart of the Capitol Hill district. By the end of the year, it will be a brand-new community of modern flats,...
  • CP Executive - Historic Capitol Hill Landmark Property to Become Modern Residences
    9/29/2014 @ 9:57 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor The Maples One of the oldest structures in Washington, D.C., will soon become the city's newest condominium residence. The Maples was constructed in 1795 in the heart of the Capitol Hill district. By the end of the year, it will be a brand-new community of modern flats,...
  • The Atlantic - More Evidence That Goats Are a Good Municipal Investment
    9/29/2014 @ 9:55 AM - A goat from the study tearing into invasive grass. (Jennifer Brundage/Duke University) There's no better way for a city to garner amusing headlines than by whipping out a bunch of goats for lawn-clearing duty. It happened this year in Seattle when the local transportation department used ruminants...
  • The Atlantic - The Divided City
    9/29/2014 @ 9:42 AM - Stephen zeigler/Wikimedia Commons As America has grown more unequal and divided, its cities and metro areas have become even more so. New York’s level of inequality is comparable to Swaziland's, L.A.’s to the Dominican Republic's, Chicago's to El Salvador's, and Seattle's to Nigeria's. Our cities and metro areas also...
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  • Gotham Magazine - Get to Know 8 of NYC's Best Bachelors
    9/30/2014 @ 12:01 AM - We sat down with some of New York's most successful bachelors to find out where they hang out, what they're passionate about, and much more. Read their stories below and don't forget to vote for Gotham 's most eligible bachelor here >> ERICH BERGEN Erich Bergen, who stars in Jersey...
  • Brokers Weekly - DC drawing more millennials than the Big Apple
    9/29/2014 @ 7:18 PM - By Konrad Putzier New York is falling behind in the race for millennials, according to a new report by research firm, RealtyTrac. While Manhattan and Hudson County, which includes Hoboken and Jersey City, are among the top ten markets millennials are moving to, they are trailing other hotspots like Washington D.C., San Francisco and Denver. Arlington and...
  • The Real Deal - Shore Club repositioned with high-end condos
    9/29/2014 @ 4:51 PM - Ziel Feldman and Shore Club at 1901 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach From the South Florida website: Ziel Feldman's HFZ Capital Group plans to reposition South Beach's Shore Club with a mix of about 85 luxury residences and 100 hotel rooms. The New York firm hired Douglas Elliman to handle sales...
  • Forbes - Over-The-Top Home Theaters Are Back: 8 Of The Quirkiest Ones
    9/29/2014 @ 4:03 PM - When Zachary Schiffman, a 42-year-old medical supplies executive, and his wife, Lona, were building their dream home on the Miami waterfront six years ago, he knew he wanted a home theater. A Star Wars and Star Trek fan, Schiffman initially wanted to model his theater after the inside of a [...]
  • Multi-Housing News - Unsold Pre-Recession Condos in Broward on the Market
    9/29/2014 @ 3:13 PM - By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor Pembroke Pines, Fla.-The remaining condo units at Marquesa, a property in Pembroke Pines, which is in Broward County, Fla., are being taken to market. Originally built as an apartment development in the large 1990s, a condo conversion began in 2006 but 252 units remained as rental in the wake of the recession. ...
  • Calculated Risk - Black Knight (formerly LPS): House Price Index up 0.2% in July, Up 5.1% year-over-year
    9/29/2014 @ 2:25 PM - Note: I follow several house price indexes (Case-Shiller, CoreLogic, Black Knight, Zillow, FHFA, FNC and more). The timing of different house prices indexes can be a little confusing. Black Knight uses the current month closings only (not a three month average like Case-Shiller or a weighted average like CoreLogic), excludes short sales and REOs, and is not seasonally adjusted....
  • Bigger Pockets - 5 Simple Ways to Maximize Your Vacation Rental Profits
    9/29/2014 @ 2:01 PM - Owning a vacation home is just like owning a business. The goal is to keep cost down and profits up. Over the last few weeks, we have written about ways to reduce the monthly costs in your vacation home. If you missed that article, here is a link to it . So this week I thought we...
  • Blue Matter - Has Gen Y Gone to the Burbs?
    9/29/2014 @ 1:50 PM - Gen Y…”They Know What They Want and They Want It Now!” But what is it that this up and coming group of buyers are attracted to? Elise Ramer, Senior Public Relations Specialist with NRT Florida teamed up with Felise Eber to provide some insight. Felise Eber, a prominent team member of The Jills , the #1...
  • RE Journals - Jameson Real Estate hosts Developers Panel in partnership with WCR
    9/29/2014 @ 12:56 PM - On Wednesday, September 17th Jameson Sotheby's International Realty and Jameson Commercial hosted the Annual WCR Developers Panel. The event took place at The Montgomery Club and was moderated by Jameson's very own Harry Huzenis, who founded and started Jameson Real Estate more than 30 years ago. Attendance for the event totaled over 250 people. 8 panelists occupied...
  • Multi-Housing News - Franklin Street Sells Pair of North Tampa Apartments
    9/29/2014 @ 12:55 PM - By Joshua Ayers, Senior Editor Tampa, Fla.-Franklin Street has announced the sale of two North Tampa area apartment communities, Sandanay and Stonehenge Apartments, for a price of $3.05 million, which corresponds to $35,500 per unit and $39.97 per square foot. Franklin Street, consisting of Kevin Kelleher, Darron Kattan, Robert Goldfinger and Zach Ames, represented...
  • Brownstoner - car2go Is About to Change the Way You Get Around Brooklyn
    9/29/2014 @ 11:31 AM - In Germany and Italy, in Seattle and Austin and Miami and Montreal, people have been experiencing a quiet revolution in how... Read More… Read More
  • CP Executive - GE Unit to Take 510 KSF Building in Jacksonville
    9/29/2014 @ 9:58 AM - By Scott Baltic, Contributing Editor GE Oil & Gas, a division of GE, has selected Hillwood's AllianceFlorida at Cecil Commerce Center on Jacksonville's Westside as the location for a new 510,000-square-foot advanced manufacturing facility, slated to open this November, Hillwood and GE announced Friday. The facility reportedly will include an estimated minimum of...
  • The Atlantic - The Divided City
    9/29/2014 @ 9:42 AM - Stephen zeigler/Wikimedia Commons As America has grown more unequal and divided, its cities and metro areas have become even more so. New York’s level of inequality is comparable to Swaziland's, L.A.’s to the Dominican Republic's, Chicago's to El Salvador's, and Seattle's to Nigeria's. Our cities and metro areas also...
  • World Property Channel - U.S. Hotel Market Posts Positive Gains in Mid-September
    9/29/2014 @ 9:16 AM - According to STR, the U.S. hotel industry recorded positive results in the three key performance measurements during the week ending September 20, 2014. In year-over-year measurements, the industry's occupancy rose 4.4 percent to 70.6 percent. Average daily rate increased 6.0 percent to finish the week at US$119.71. Revenue per available room for the week was up 10.7 percent...
  • World Property Channel - U.S. Home Price Gains Slows in 63 Percent of U.S. Markets
    9/29/2014 @ 8:10 AM - According to RealtyTrac's August 2014 U.S Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report, U.S. residential properties, including single family homes, condominiums and townhomes, sold at an estimated annual pace of 4,508,559 in August, down one-half percent from the previous month and down 16 percent from a year ago -- the fourth consecutive month where annualized sales volume has decreased on a year-over-year...
  • Re/code - Downtown Las Vegas Is the Great American Techtopia
    9/29/2014 @ 8:01 AM - Vjeran Pavic for Re/code 'We could create our own adult version of a college dorm and build our own community. It was an opportunity for us to create our own world. It was perfect.” Tony Hsieh – Delivering Happiness” I n the new downtown Las Vegas, the hospital is also...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Town Square | Amenity-rich apartments in Rockville open
    9/29/2014 @ 5:31 AM - The second phase of apartments from Gables Upper Rock in Rockville  has been completed. The development, a joint venture between Gables Residential and the JBG Companies near Shady Grove Road and Interstate 270, was designed by Andres Duany, designer of “New Urbanism” developments such as Kentlands in Montgomery County, Md., and Seaside in Florida. Once complete, […]
  • Luxury Daily - Bergdorf Goodman illustrates fall trends with magazine mailer
    9/29/2014 @ 3:46 AM - Bergdorf Goodman fall 2014 magazine cover Department store Bergdorf Goodman got consumers ready to replenish their cold weather wardrobes with the fall collections issue of its magalog. Before delving into both men's and women's fashions, the magalog takes time to explore trends, including the rise of the sneaker and embellishment, as well as profile key figures, including Valentino...
  • Realty Biz News - CoreLogic: Almost 950K Homes Regain Equity
    9/29/2014 @ 12:40 AM - Nearly 950,000 homes returned to positive equity in the second quarter, now bringing the total number of residential homes with equity nationwide to more than 44 million, according to CoreLogic's latest Equity Report . Image credit: Pixabay.com 'The increase in borrower equity of $1 trillion from a year...
  • Forbes - Sleeping With Versace: The Notorious Villa's Hidden Tunnel And Other Decadent Secrets In Miami
    9/28/2014 @ 10:50 AM - South Beach, Florida, has a lot more to offer than its renowned Art Deco architecture, sparkling white sands and culinary wonders. There are some amazing hidden gems not normally available to the general public. I wanted to discover a unique and original experience for the traveler looking for bragging rights. When [...]
  • Curbed - Curbed Miami: The Borg Moves to Biscayne Boulevard; Wynwood Gateway Park
    9/27/2014 @ 11:35 AM - 1) Edgewater: Concrete fortress built by The Borg or financial titan's new HQ? The new Fairholme Capital headquarters, designed by Arquitectonica for Biscayne Boulevard, will be a little bit of both. With a Richard Serra out front, it will make quite the statement. 2) Wynwood: The winner of an international design competition to create...
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  • Property Wire - Many aspiring home buyers in the UK facing uphill struggle to save a deposit
    9/30/2014 @ 4:44 AM - Over a third of aspiring first time buyers in the UK have given up hope of ever being able to raise a deposit to buy a home, new research has found. Currently first time buyers need as little as a 5% deposit to qualify for a mortgage under the government’s Help to Buy scheme but this is due to...
  • Property Wire - UK house price fall after 16 monthly rises in a row
    9/30/2014 @ 3:04 AM - UK house prices fell by 0.2% in September, following 16 consecutive monthly price rises but the picture on a quarterly basis is still relatively strong. However, the data from the Nationwide house price index for September clearly shows that the price growth is slowing. It also means that the annual pace of house price growth has fallen to 9.4%...
  • Property Wire - Agents report rush of business in Scotland after referendum vote
    9/30/2014 @ 2:30 AM - Scotland has seen renewed activity in the residential real estate market in the weeks after the historic referendum vote. Agents across the country have reported an upsurge in sales, many of which they believe had been delayed due to the upcoming vote. Indeed some buyers had asked for a clause that allowed them to get out if the vote...
  • AOL Real Estate - What $350,000 Buys in Major Housing Markets Across America
    9/30/2014 @ 1:01 AM - Filed under: News , Buying , Selling By Sharona Ott Among other factors, median home values can vary drastically depending on the state, city, and neighborhood. According to the Zillow Home Value Index, or ZHVI, the median home value in California , for example, is $430,700 -- the highest median...
  • Gotham Magazine - Get to Know 8 of NYC's Best Bachelors
    9/30/2014 @ 12:01 AM - We sat down with some of New York's most successful bachelors to find out where they hang out, what they're passionate about, and much more. Read their stories below and don't forget to vote for Gotham 's most eligible bachelor here >> ERICH BERGEN Erich Bergen, who stars in Jersey...
  • Gotham Magazine - How Bacardi's Jacob Briars Changed Nightlife
    9/30/2014 @ 12:00 AM - How Jacob Briars, Bacardi ’s global brand ambassador, became the mack daddy of millennial nightlife. Jacob Briars, the lead brand ambassador for Bacardi, at PDT. Jacob Briars’s Bacardi business card is misleading. “Global Director of Trade Advocacy,” it reads, the bland corporate speak suggesting an office space–like life in an airless cubicle....
  • The Atlantic - One of America's Most Famous Slow-Food Chefs Says Farm to Table 'Doesn't Really Work'
    9/29/2014 @ 8:45 PM - Shutterstock.com Dan Barber is one of the nation's most widely respected slow-food advocates: His Blue Hill restaurants in New York serve a cornucopia of goodies from nearby farms like Cherry Lane, Herondale, and Mountain Sweet Berry. So it was discombobulating when the chef lobbed this moldy potato during this week's ...
  • Brokers Weekly - DC drawing more millennials than the Big Apple
    9/29/2014 @ 7:18 PM - By Konrad Putzier New York is falling behind in the race for millennials, according to a new report by research firm, RealtyTrac. While Manhattan and Hudson County, which includes Hoboken and Jersey City, are among the top ten markets millennials are moving to, they are trailing other hotspots like Washington D.C., San Francisco and Denver. Arlington and...
  • ArchDaily - Gallery at REDCAT Presents 'Small Museum for the American Metaphor”
    9/29/2014 @ 7:01 PM - Continuing a curatorial program of experiments, collaborations and interdisciplinary projects, the Gallery at REDCAT presents Small Museum for the American Metaphor September 27 to November 30, 2014. REDCAT gallery curator Ruth Estévez invited the Belgian architect Kersten Geers to develop the exhibition, which focuses on themes that are clearly evident in the architectural work he creates with his firm,...
  • The Atlantic - Can Light Rail Still Unite Jerusalem?
    9/29/2014 @ 6:50 PM - Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat (left) speaks with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg at CityLab 2014 in Los Angeles. (Melanie Leigh Wilbur) "When it rains, it rains on everyone." That was the answer from Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat to one of a number of thorny questions put...
  • Variety - Reese Witherspoon Sheds Brentwood Compound
    9/29/2014 @ 6:33 PM - SELLER: Reese Witherspoon LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA PRICE: $3,550,000 SIZE: .66 acre (with 3,053 square foot fixer upper) YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: Reese Witherspoon and her Hollywood power player husband Jim Toth have been on a serious real estate tear the last few years, buying and selling a series of multi-million properties a clip that's lickety-split... Read more »
  • The Atlantic - L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti: We Will Be the First City to Do Autonomous Vehicles Right
    9/29/2014 @ 4:44 PM - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at The Atlantic's CityLab 2014 summit. (Melanie Leigh Wilbur) It's no secret that Eric Garcetti has a thing for autonomous vehicles. At a conference last winter, L.A.'s self-proclaimed "tech mayor" shared his dream of having an entire neighborhood devoted to whirring, driverless machines. ...
  • The Atlantic - The Sharing Economy Could Drive Down the Price of Mega-Events
    9/29/2014 @ 4:03 PM - Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky speaks at The Atlantic's CityLab 2014 summit in Los Angeles. (Melanie Leigh Wilbur) Corporations are people, too, the ol' Supreme Court saying goes. But in fact it's people who are the businesses these days, according to Brian Chesky, the founder and CEO of Airbnb, that platform that lets people...
  • ArchDaily - Five Practices Compete to Design Los Angeles LGBT Center
    9/29/2014 @ 4:00 PM - Michael Maltzan , Frederick Fisher , Predock Frane , MAD  and Leong Leong  have been shortlisted in a limited competition to design a new Los Angeles LGBT Center (formerly called LA Gay and Lesbian Center). Each have received a stipend of $20,000 to develop proposals for the...
  • Brick Underground - I'm renting out my condo. Should I form an LLC to save on taxes?
    9/29/2014 @ 3:59 PM - Q. I'm moving to San Francisco and renting out my Fort Greene condo. Do I have to pay income taxes on the rental payments I get? And how can I minimize the taxes I do have to pay-should I set up an LLC? A. Yes, you'll have to report the income you make from your tenant, but a...
  • The Real Deal - One billion square feet of office space - on the cloud
    9/29/2014 @ 2:46 PM - From left: Ryan Masiello and Nick Romito A startup founded by a former pro surfer is aiming to be the Big Kahuna in the fast-growing real estate technology industry. View the Space, a cloud-based leasing portfolio management company established by Nick Romito, expects to have 1 billion square feet of the world's office space on its platform before the...
  • The Atlantic - The 4 Transportation Systems You'll Meet in the Future
    9/29/2014 @ 2:26 PM - Phil Dokas/Flickr We tend to think of transportation networks as the result of large public works projectshello, Interstate Highway Systembut lately, private hands have been tinkering at the edges of urban mobility. App-based e-hail car services like Uber and Lyft are disrupting traditional city taxi programs. Smartphones are changing...
  • Calculated Risk - Black Knight (formerly LPS): House Price Index up 0.2% in July, Up 5.1% year-over-year
    9/29/2014 @ 2:25 PM - Note: I follow several house price indexes (Case-Shiller, CoreLogic, Black Knight, Zillow, FHFA, FNC and more). The timing of different house prices indexes can be a little confusing. Black Knight uses the current month closings only (not a three month average like Case-Shiller or a weighted average like CoreLogic), excludes short sales and REOs, and is not seasonally adjusted....
  • Venture Beat - U.S. retail chains and banks no match for new breed of hackers
    9/29/2014 @ 2:01 PM - Since December, a rash of hacks have hit retailers, a major bank, and even a gourmet sandwich chain. Target,  Home Depot , JP Morgan Chase, and Jimmy John had complex malware unleashed into their systems. Over 100 million customers saw their credit cards boosted by cyber thieves, along with home addresses, Social Security numbers, and other personal data. Much of...
  • Haute Residence - Clara Hartree Discusses Vancouver Residents' Favorite Activities and What Homebuyers Should Do Before House Hunting
    9/29/2014 @ 1:05 PM - What are some of the most common recreational activities residents of your region like to partake in? Are there any specific spots they like to frequent to enjoy such to-do’s?   Vancouver is the quintessential outdoor city! Tucked in between the Pacific Ocean and the mountains, there are...
  • Multi-Housing News - TODAY’S DEALS: Forum Sells Denver Apartment, Achieves Record Price Per Square Foot
    9/29/2014 @ 1:00 PM - Denver-Forum Real Estate Group has sold The Logan, a 2012-built 57-unit apartment community located in Denver's trendy Governor's Park neighborhood at East 6 th Avenue and Logan Street. According to ARA, who represented Forum in the sale, the transaction achieved the highest price per square foot ever for an apartment community in Colorado. A local real estate developer bought...
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Popular Stories

  • AOL Real Estate - Why Autumn Is a Prime Home-Selling Season
    9/29/2014 @ 2:13 AM - Filed under: News , Selling Shutterstock Autumn and the holidays are no longer a real estate dead zone, for several reasons. By Brendon DeSimone Fall officially began Sept. 23, but that doesn't mean you should scrap plans for selling your home this year. In fact, October, November and...

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  • Daily Finance - Experts Expect U.S. Economy to Continue Steady Recovery
    9/29/2014 @ 2:15 AM - Filed under: GDP , Economic Recovery , Materials & Construction , Economy , This Built America Mel Evans/AP New home construction is seen as a laggard among forecasters. Economists see steady growth but remain mixed on their outlook for the health of different segments of the U.S. economy. ...

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  • RE Journals - Milwaukee office of Mortenson Construction adds superintendent
    9/29/2014 @ 12:28 AM - Gary Bohn Gary Bohn has joined the Milwaukee office of Mortenson Construction as superintendent. Bohn brings more than 30 years experience to his new position. He will join the Acuity project team in Sheboygan, Wis., where he will be responsible for overseeing a variety of onsite work. Before joining Mortenson, Bohn most recently worked...
  • Haute Residence - Clara Hartree Discusses Vancouver Residents' Favorite Activities and What Homebuyers Should Do Before House Hunting
    9/29/2014 @ 1:05 PM - What are some of the most common recreational activities residents of your region like to partake in? Are there any specific spots they like to frequent to enjoy such to-do’s?   Vancouver is the quintessential outdoor city! Tucked in between the Pacific Ocean and the mountains, there are...

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  • ArchDaily - Quality Hotel Friends / Karolina Keyzer + Wingårdhs
    9/29/2014 @ 2:00 AM - Architects: Karolina Keyzer, Wingårdhs Location: Råsta Strandväg, Solna, Sweden Area: 21935.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Tord-Rickard Söderström , Filip Mesko Interior: Wingårdh...

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  • ArchDaily - The Avery Review: Insightful Critical Writing Online
    9/29/2014 @ 4:01 AM - The Avery Review   (AR), a new online journal dedicated to thinking about books, buildings and other architectural media, seeks to utilise the potential in the critical essay and repackage it for the digital realm. Edited by four students of Columbia University’s  Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation , the AR’s responsive website (designed by Nothing in Common...
  • Realty Biz News - CoreLogic: Almost 950K Homes Regain Equity
    9/29/2014 @ 12:40 AM - Nearly 950,000 homes returned to positive equity in the second quarter, now bringing the total number of residential homes with equity nationwide to more than 44 million, according to CoreLogic's latest Equity Report . Image credit: Pixabay.com 'The increase in borrower equity of $1 trillion from a year...

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  • Realty Biz News - Top Tech Services Every Realtor Must Have: Part 2
    9/29/2014 @ 12:56 AM - Part two of my breakdown of the top ten tech services that realtors can benefit from to run their businesses. Like the first five , all of these services are either free or extremely affordable, allowing realtors to run their real estate business on the road with efficiency while covering all the bases. ...

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  • ArchDaily - House W / Studio Prototype
    9/29/2014 @ 3:00 AM - Architects: Studio Prototype Location: Duiven , The Netherlands Design Team: Jeroen Spee, Jeroen Steenvoorden Project Team: Gijs van Suijlichem, Titus Lammertse, Jan Paulus Hoogterp, Jan van der Schaaf Area: 270.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Courtesy of Studio Prototype ...
  • RE Journals - Marcus & Millichap names new first vice president of investments in Indianapolis office
    9/29/2014 @ 12:08 AM - Kahlil Barnard Kahlil Barnard was promoted to first vice president of investments with the Indianapolis office of Marcus & Millichap . Barnard began his career with Marcus & Millichap in 1997. He was named sales associate in 2000, became a senior associate in 2002 and was named senior investment associate in 2005. In 2007, he assumed...

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Celebrity Real Estate

  • EV Grieve - Chop Chop Yow: CityMd signage arrives at The Jefferson
    9/30/2014 @ 4:49 AM - We pointed out a few weeks ago that The Jefferson's retail space at 216 E. 14th St. near Third Avenue would be home to a CityMD practice. Anyway, just wanted to point out that the sign is up now for City MD ... "Chop Chop Yow?" Rejected headlines: Doctor, doctor, give me the news -...
  • Luxury Daily - Giorgio Armani says sì to fragrance exploration
    9/30/2014 @ 4:16 AM - Sì fragrance Italian label Giorgio Armani is creating an online space for its new fragrance, Sì, through mobile advertisements and a microsite for the scent. On Harper's Bazaar a Giorgio Armani ad took over the entire screen as readers tried to look at the publication on their smartphone. The full-screen ad played a video for the fragrance...
  • CP Executive - 2014 Top Commercial Owners
    9/30/2014 @ 4:01 AM - Slow and Steady By Mike Ratliff & Jack Kern With nearly 2 billion square feet of real estate between them, the firms on 2014's list of the Top Commercial Owners are some of the most successful real estate companies in the nation. It's not just the size of the portfolios-some of which are rapidly expanding-but...
  • ArchDaily - A Path in the Forest / Transsolar & Tetsuo Kondo Architects
    9/30/2014 @ 3:01 AM - Architects: Transsolar & Tetsuo Kondo Architects Location: Tallinn , Estonia Year: 2011 Photographs: Courtesy of Transsolar & Tetsuo Kondo Architects ...
  • Gotham Magazine - Get to Know 8 of NYC's Best Bachelors
    9/30/2014 @ 12:01 AM - We sat down with some of New York's most successful bachelors to find out where they hang out, what they're passionate about, and much more. Read their stories below and don't forget to vote for Gotham 's most eligible bachelor here >> ERICH BERGEN Erich Bergen, who stars in Jersey...
  • Gotham Magazine - Kim Considers Living Near Leo; Adam Levine Looks at a Penthouse
    9/30/2014 @ 12:01 AM - Will Kim have Leo as a neighbor? Will Adam Levine have a new trophy home? The garden of the $4.5 million penthouse at 5 Tudor City Place, owned by publishing heiress Cindi Crain. Tudor City, with its gargoyles, dragons, and old-world charm, looks like a gothic movie set. In fact, its buildings, which...
  • Gotham Magazine - Secrets of a Celebrity Event Planner
    9/30/2014 @ 12:00 AM - Larry Scott celebrates 25 years of throwing glittery bashes for NYC's boldfacers. A Larry Scott wedding at Cipriani 42nd Street. “I have worked with practically every celebrity, but my job is to make the bride and groom, the birthday girl, and the bar mitzvah boy feel like stars,” says Larry Scott, whose...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • Re/code - News Corp. Buys Real Estate Listing Service Move for $950 Million
    9/30/2014 @ 6:48 AM - News Corp. says it will augment its newspaper business by buying Move, the company that operates Realtor.com and other real estate listing sites, for $950 million. News Corp. will pay $21 a share for Move , a 37 percent premium on yesterday’s closing price.
  • Reuters - Taiwan's Yuanta Financial to buy brokerage PT Amcapital Indonesia for $7 mln
    9/30/2014 @ 5:23 AM - TAIPEI, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Taiwan's Yuanta Financial Holdings Co Ltd said on Tuesday it had agreed to acquire an Indonesian brokerage for T$211 million ($6.93 million).
  • RE Journals - Principal Associates sells historic Hecker-Smiley Mansion in Detroit
    9/30/2014 @ 12:16 AM - Principal Associates recently closed the sale of the 26,700-square-foot Hecker-Smiley Mansion to Wayne State University in Detroit. The property will be used as an alumni relations center. The purchase price was $2.3 million. Principal Associates was hired by the personal injury law firm of Charfoos & Christensen, P.C. to sell the property just more than 10 months ago....
  • RE Journals - Marcus & Millichap closes sale of 372-unit apartment property in St. Louis market
    9/30/2014 @ 12:12 AM - Marcus & Millichap has arranged the sale of Cedar Trace Apartments, a 372-unit property in Maryland Heights, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis. The $26.8 million sales price equates to $72,043 a unit. Marcus & Millichap vice presidents of investments David Gaines and Alex Blagojevich arranged the sale, along with senior associate William Holman, Marcus & Millichap's...
  • Times Union - Global issues weigh on market
    9/30/2014 @ 12:08 AM - Concerns over high stock prices and global politics continued to plague markets Monday as major stock indexes ended with slight losses in another day of choppy trading. Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, a major world financial center, added to the host of political concerns on investors' minds. It could have been worse. The Dow Jones industrial average sank 178...
  • RE Journals - Block & Company brokers sale-leaseback for Red Lobster in The Plaza at Speedway
    9/30/2014 @ 12:06 AM - Block & Company, Inc., Realtors recently brokered a long-term net lease sale-leaseback transaction for the Red Lobster restaurant in The Plaza at Speedway located at 10700 Parallel Parkway in Kansas City, Kansas. A group of local investors, assembled by Block & Company, Inc., Realtors Net Lease Group, purchased the Red Lobster property with an operating 7,028-square-foot freestanding restaurant...
  • Gotham Magazine - Get to Know 8 of NYC's Best Bachelors
    9/30/2014 @ 12:01 AM - We sat down with some of New York's most successful bachelors to find out where they hang out, what they're passionate about, and much more. Read their stories below and don't forget to vote for Gotham 's most eligible bachelor here >> ERICH BERGEN Erich Bergen, who stars in Jersey...
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Mortgage and Markets

  • TechCrunch - Barclays Debut London Fintech Cohort Eyes Real Estate, Wider Access And Hardware
    9/30/2014 @ 6:30 AM - The Barclays Accelerator is holding its inaugural demo day today, with 11 startups presenting to potential investors after 15 weeks of mentoring and financial services hot-housing. Read More
  • New York Observer - New Financial Services Firm Signs First Lease
    9/30/2014 @ 6:00 AM - 527 Madison Avenue. New financial services firm GR Tech has signed a lease for its first office at Mitsui Fudosan America 's 527 Madison Avenue , Commercial Observer has learned. GR Tech took space 7,500 square feet, or the full 18th floor, in the building between 53rd and 54th Streets. The...
  • ArchDaily - RIBA Future Trends Survey Shows Confidence Remains Steady
    9/30/2014 @ 6:00 AM - The Royal Institute of British Architects ( RIBA )’s Future Trends Survey  for August showed that confidence among UK  practices has remained stable at a very positive” balance figure of +28. The positive outlook was shared by the whole country, with every region returning a balance figure of above +20 – a significant improvement for Wales  and the West,...
  • Reuters - Taiwan's Yuanta Financial to buy brokerage PT Amcapital Indonesia for $7 mln
    9/30/2014 @ 5:23 AM - TAIPEI, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Taiwan's Yuanta Financial Holdings Co Ltd said on Tuesday it had agreed to acquire an Indonesian brokerage for T$211 million ($6.93 million).
  • Reuters - UPDATE 1-China bolsters economy by easing second home mortgage rules
    9/30/2014 @ 5:13 AM - BEIJING, Sept 30 (Reuters) - China relaxed mortgage rules for second-home buyers on Tuesday by cutting their interest rates and downpayment levels, taking a major step toward rejuvenating flagging...
  • Property Wire - Many aspiring home buyers in the UK facing uphill struggle to save a deposit
    9/30/2014 @ 4:44 AM - Over a third of aspiring first time buyers in the UK have given up hope of ever being able to raise a deposit to buy a home, new research has found. Currently first time buyers need as little as a 5% deposit to qualify for a mortgage under the government’s Help to Buy scheme but this is due to...
  • ArchDaily - Is The Design Museum Dying?
    9/30/2014 @ 4:01 AM - In an article for the Financial Times , Edwin Heathcote  asks what are design museums actually for?” Noting that we are living through a boom time” for the typology, Heathcote argues that when we are overwhelmed by design in our day to day lives, what will fill these spaces? London’s Victoria...
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Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • Inman News - Do you have - gasp! - HGTV Syndrome?
    9/30/2014 @ 6:00 AM - HGTV is a fun escape for many of us and a glimpse into the world of all things real estate and do-it-yourself. Even though I can work up to 80 hours a week as a Richmond, Virginia, Realtor, I still indulge in an episode of "House Hunters," "Property Brothers" and "Flip or Flop" from time to time ...
  • Gant Daily - DuBois Man Pleads Guilty in Sexual Assault Case
    9/30/2014 @ 5:11 AM - CLEARFIELD – A DuBois man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl has pleaded guilty in Clearfield County Court. Christopher C. Davis, 23, 64 Hanes Dr., DuBois, pleaded guilty to indecent assault of child less than 13-years old and was sentenced by Judge Paul E. Cherry to 21 months to seven years in state prison. Even though Davis...
  • Remodelista - Steal This Look: A Luxe Belgian Living Room
    9/30/2014 @ 5:00 AM - We've long admired the work of Belgian interior architects Daphné Daskal and Stéphanie Laperre (see Architect Visit: Daskal & Laperre in Brussels ). M Residence, a standout project by the firm, has an elegant, pared-down living room that we'd like to recreate at home. Here's where to find the right chalky white paint, Belgian linen curtains, velvets throw pillows,...
  • CP Executive - 2014 Top Commercial Owners
    9/30/2014 @ 4:01 AM - Slow and Steady By Mike Ratliff & Jack Kern With nearly 2 billion square feet of real estate between them, the firms on 2014's list of the Top Commercial Owners are some of the most successful real estate companies in the nation. It's not just the size of the portfolios-some of which are rapidly expanding-but...
  • Luxury Daily - Condé Nast introduces bespoke publishing service for private clients
    9/30/2014 @ 3:45 AM - Condé Nast Portrait Publishing house Condé Nast is enabling readers to experience its curated photography shoots firsthand through its newly launched Condé Nast Portrait endeavour. Condé Nast's private publishing service will allow discerning readers of the publishing house’s imprints to follow the creative journey from 'concept to creation” using their own individual narratives as inspiration. This concept...
  • designboom - aberrant architecture redesigns rosemary works school in east london
    9/30/2014 @ 2:51 AM - as part of a major investment in the educational institution's infrastructure, the practice worked alongside teachers, parents and pupils to develop a vibrant, yet coherent environment. The post aberrant architecture redesigns rosemary works school in east london appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • Housing Wire - 4 ways to thrill and engage your mortgage borrowers with mobile
    9/30/2014 @ 1:05 AM - Using a mobile app solution to complement your origination process gives you the tools you need to engage consumers on their preferred device and turn the experience into a positive one.
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