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  • Hot Property - LA Times - Ex-NFL commissioner asking $3.195 million for Washington, D.C., home
    9/19/2014 @ 8:38 PM - On a day when Roger Goodell was busy defending his house, the man he replaced as NFL head put his own home up for sale. New to the market at $3.195 million is the Washington, D.C., residence of former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue.
  • Realtor.com News - Hot Homes in America’s 10 Fastest Growing Cities
    9/19/2014 @ 6:10 PM - Everyone wants to buy in a city on the rise. Timing your purchase to a city’s ascendence is difficult, but there are pointers on where to focus your house hunt. Nerdwallet delved into U.S. census data from 2009-2013 to determine which towns are truly taking off. They analyzed population, employment, and income numbers to arrive at their list of America’s...
  • The Atlantic - Africa's Population Will Quadruple by 2100. What Does That Mean for its Cities?
    9/19/2014 @ 3:55 PM - Don't worry, African cities can cope. (AP Photo/Michael Duff) Numbers continue to stack up against the world’s poorest continent. Global population levels are expected to increase from a current figure of 7.2 billion to nearly 11 billion by 2100, according to figures released Thursday  by the U.N....
  • DNA Info New York - WaHi Health Clinic Relocates to 5K-Square-Foot Site to Serve More Patients
    9/19/2014 @ 3:48 PM - The Community League Health Center relocated to a 5,500-square-foot space on 157th Street.
  • Curbed - Curbed Miami: Recalling a Miami White Elephant; Jeanne Gang's Miami Tower
    9/19/2014 @ 2:43 PM - 1)Allapattah: For decades the summer training home of the Baltimore Orioles, the Miami Stadium was a notorious 'white elephant' towards the end of its life. Do check out this documentary on its rise and fall and on why maybe we shouldn't take white elephants for granted so quickly. 2) Design District: Starchitect Jeanne Gang...
  • Inman News - Redfin expanding agent apprenticeship program to 9 markets
    9/19/2014 @ 1:58 PM - Redfin is expanding its 3-year-old agent apprenticeship program from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland, to seven more large markets around the U.S. The Seattle-based brokerage pays prospective agents a salary with benefits during the 18-month-long program, which includes classroom learning, help getting their real ...
  • Capital - Capital Data-Story Tracker: Sept. 19, 2014
    9/19/2014 @ 12:54 PM - Welcome to Capital Data-Story Tracker, a weekly post highlighting data journalism with a New York focus. Mapping City Council pork In an attempt to visualize discretionary funding, we created a map showing the top three funded groups in each City Council district. Second we looked at total funding by district. http://capi.tl/1ldXXAH State Senate,...
  • NYT Real Estate - What I Love: Urban Farming's Grande Dame: Karen Washington
    9/19/2014 @ 11:47 AM - Karen Washington of the Bronx went from novice gardener to urban farming pioneer.
  • Dezeen - "Six points of viral architecture"
    9/19/2014 @ 11:42 AM - Opinion: the way we consume architecture online has changed thanks to social media, creating a new genre of imagery - meme-tecture.  Alexandra Lange offers her guide to making an architectural meme.  (more...)
  • The Atlantic - Personal Rapid Transit Is Probably Never Going to Happen
    9/19/2014 @ 11:13 AM - Jen & Elwood/Flickr The Mineta Transportation Institute just released a massive comprehensive report on "Automated Transit Networks"more commonly known as personal rapid transit, and more casually known as podcars. Whatever their name, these systems use on-demand pods and exclusive guideways to combine the advantages of private vehicles with those of rail...
  • World Property Channel - My Top 10 'Movie' Hotels
    9/19/2014 @ 11:02 AM - Who knew? Who knew that some of the finest hotels in the world have been the sites of filming for some of the finest movies in the world (and, perhaps, some of the worst, as well!)? Here are my Top Ten hotels around the world that have been in the movies over the decades... # 10:...
  • The Atlantic - What a Biblical-Style Flood Could Mean for Washington, D.C.
    9/19/2014 @ 8:24 AM - It's amazing that with a 97 percent scientific consensus on human-caused climate change we still have politicians talking smack about its importance. Will their tune change at all, one wonders, once the flood waters are lapping at the base of the federal government? This mapping tool can't answer that question, but it...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Virginia open houses Sept. 20-21
    9/19/2014 @ 8:00 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place Sept. 20-21 in Virginia. We've divided the list by counties. To learn more about the properties for sale, click on the link underneath the address, which will take you to the listing. As always, feel free to search a listing of properties for sale in the Washington […]
  • Washington Post Real Estate - D.C. open houses Sept. 20-21
    9/19/2014 @ 7:55 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place Sept. 20-21 in the District. We've divided the list by quadrants. To learn more about the properties for sale, click on the link underneath the address, which will take you to the listing. As always, feel free to search a listing of properties for sale in the […]
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Maryland open houses Sept. 20-21
    9/19/2014 @ 7:50 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place Sept. 20-21 in Maryland. We've divided the list by counties. To learn more about the properties for sale, click on the link underneath the address, which will take you to the listing. As always, feel free to search a listing of properties for sale in the Washington […]
  • Daily Finance - 10 Signs You Are Headed Toward Financial Ruin
    9/19/2014 @ 7:33 AM - Filed under: Personal Finance , Credit Cards , Auto Loans , Credit Score , Debt Assistance Getty Images By Ellen Chang NEW YORK -- Too many Americans are following a trend of saving woefully too little and spending too much --...
  • Freshome - 10 Reasons You Should Use Sustainable Building Materials
    9/19/2014 @ 6:16 AM - Sustainability doesn’t mean you have to give up luxury. Image Source: Maienza Wilson Do you really know the true definition of sustainability? It is a trendy word that is often tossed about, but the real definition may be lost at times. Merriam Webster dictionary refers to the meaning of sustainable as,  able to...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - House of the Week | Historic Alexandria home for $5.2M
    9/19/2014 @ 5:31 AM - View Photo Gallery -The Washington Post's picks of distinguished homes on the D.C. area market. What started as a small clapboard house more than two centuries ago evolved into this stately home with 21st-century amenities. Often referred to as Holland House, this modest two-story home gradually grew into a 6,125-square-foot L-shaped dwelling on nearly a […]
  • Capital - Capital Playbook: Mayor's 'all day' adviser
    9/19/2014 @ 3:15 AM - Welcome to Capital Playbook! Sign up for our newsletters here. MAYOR'S CONSULTANT - Capital's Sally Goldenberg: Bill de Blasio said of his wife, 'She is the most important adviser in my life. I've said that over and over again” 'and 'I consult with her all day long." The mayor explained Chirlane McCray's role as an adviser...
  • Quartz - Quartz Daily Brief-Americas edition-Scotland’s vote results, Alibaba’s unveiling, Larry Ellison out, airplane food delivered
    9/19/2014 @ 12:09 AM - What to watch for today Scotland gets real.  Preliminary results suggest that the No” vote against independence is receiving more support than anticipated. As of press time No” is leading with 53.8% , ahead of Yes” with 46.2%, with 21 of 32 councils reporting. Glasgow supported the Yes” vote, 53.5%-46.5%. Alibaba shares the love.  The Chinese e-commerce...
  • Quartz - Quartz Daily Brief-Asia edition-Alibaba’s unveiling, Scotland’s reality check, Kindles galore, motorized trousers
    9/18/2014 @ 6:05 PM - Good morning, Quartz readers! What to watch for today Alibaba shares the love.  The Chinese e-commerce giant will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker BABA.” The company  priced shares  in its IPO at $68 after Thursday’s market close; it could raise a record-setting $25 billion on a $165 billion valuation. Scotland...
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  • Realtor.com News - Hot Homes in America’s 10 Fastest Growing Cities
    9/19/2014 @ 6:10 PM - Everyone wants to buy in a city on the rise. Timing your purchase to a city’s ascendence is difficult, but there are pointers on where to focus your house hunt. Nerdwallet delved into U.S. census data from 2009-2013 to determine which towns are truly taking off. They analyzed population, employment, and income numbers to arrive at their list of America’s...
  • The Atlantic - A Global Gathering Reveals the Untapped Potential of Mayors
    9/19/2014 @ 5:04 PM - Sam Chelton/The Guardian If Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti can summon Jay Z , does that make him the most powerful mayor in the deck? "Murder is a tough thing to digest, it's a slow process/ And I ain't got nothing but time," Jay Z raps on "Dead Presidents 2" suggesting a strong...
  • ArchDaily - University of Florida Clinical Translational Research Building / Perkins+Will
    9/19/2014 @ 3:01 PM - Architects: Perkins+Will Location: Gainesville , FL, USA Area: 120000.0 ft2 Year: 2013 Photographs: Robin Hill Society Of American Registered Architects: National Design...
  • Curbed - Curbed Miami: Recalling a Miami White Elephant; Jeanne Gang's Miami Tower
    9/19/2014 @ 2:43 PM - 1)Allapattah: For decades the summer training home of the Baltimore Orioles, the Miami Stadium was a notorious 'white elephant' towards the end of its life. Do check out this documentary on its rise and fall and on why maybe we shouldn't take white elephants for granted so quickly. 2) Design District: Starchitect Jeanne Gang...
  • Daily Finance - Market Wrap: Stocks End Mixed After a Sizzling Alibaba IPO
    9/19/2014 @ 1:17 PM - Filed under: Market News , IPOs , Investing AP/Richard Drew By Chuck Mikolajczak U.S. stocks closed little changed on Friday after Alibaba's strong debut was offset by falling technology shares as Oracle ( ORCL ) and Yahoo ( YHOO ) stumbled, but the Dow managed to edge...
  • Housing Wire - RPM Mortgage expands to East Coast
    9/19/2014 @ 1:12 PM - RPM Mortgage acquired Regency Mortgage, a 14-branch private mortgage lender with operations in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont and Florida. This means Regency's loan originators will have access to a larger menu of loan products, in addition to more technology and compliance support.
  • Blue Matter - 5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Hurricane Season
    9/19/2014 @ 1:00 PM - My alma mater, University of Miami–home of the Hurricanes, taught me a lot about tropical weather. After 2 severe storms hit the Miami area only weeks after I moved into the Freshman dorms, I knew I wasn’t in Jersey anymore. Since then, I’ve lived through several hurricanes, a few tropical storms and one unforgettable ‘Super Storm Sandy.’ As a...
  • NREI - Southeast to See $2B in New MOB Construction over a Two-Year Period
    9/19/2014 @ 12:32 PM - There's more than $2 billion in new health care projects set for completion in the Southeast in the next two years, according to data provided by Revista, an Annapolis, Md.-based health care consulting firm. Atlanta and Miami will receive the bulk of the new construction . read more
  • Sotheby's International Realty - Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Third Week in September 2014
    9/19/2014 @ 11:31 AM - Highlights from this week's top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home. R 49 000 000 | Cape Town, South Africa | Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty Africans purchase for exactly the same reason as Europeans, because Cape Town is an exceptionally beautiful city with world-class food and services,” said...
  • The Atlantic - What Makes Us the Happiest About the Places We Live
    9/19/2014 @ 11:20 AM - Some satisfied Americans in Holland, Michigan. (Michigan Municipal League/Flickr) We know a lot about what makes Americans satisfied with their personal lives, jobs and careers, but much less about what make them satisfied with the places where they live. I’ve long argued that choosing the place where...
  • Porch - It’s Not Too Late to Get a New Roof This Year
    9/19/2014 @ 11:01 AM - Fall is just around the corner… is your roof ready? While summer is the ideal time to get a roof project done, many homeowners don’t replace their home’s roof until the rains come and the roof starts leaking. In fact, over half of all roofing projects take place between September and February. We crunched Porch project data to...
  • Costar - CoStar's People of Note (Sept. 14 - 20)
    9/19/2014 @ 10:58 AM - It's time to update those contact managers with CoStar's People of Note, reporting news on significant new CRE hires and promotions. This week's issue includes the following markets: Northern New Jersey, Los Angeles, Seattle, Long Island, New York City, Westchester / Southern Connecticut, Houston, South Florida, Orlando, and Tampa / St. Petersburg.NORTHERN NEW JERSEYSabre Group Rolls Out Expansion...
  • RE Journals - The boulder Group arranges the sale of a single tenant net leased Safelite Autoglass property
    9/19/2014 @ 10:03 AM - The Boulder Group , a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant Safelite AutoGlass property located at 1039 Centre Pointe Boulevard in Pearl, MS for $2,334,000. The newly constructed 20,317 square foot Safelite AutoGlass property is located in the immediate proximity to Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. The 2.2 acre parcel is located...
  • CP Executive - CBRE, Blanca Tapped to Lease Office and Retail at New 3 MSF TOD in Miami
    9/19/2014 @ 9:55 AM - By Gail Kalinoski, Contributing Editor CBRE and Blanca Commercial Real Estate have been tapped to lease the retail and office portions of MiamiCentral, a 3 million-square-foot mixed-use, transit-oriented development that will feature 200,000 square feet of retail and 800,000 square feet of Class A office space. The project is being developed by All Aboard Florida and...
  • World Property Channel - South Florida's 'MiamiCentral' Project Continues to evolve
    9/19/2014 @ 8:45 AM - This week All Aboard Florida announced that CBRE and Blanca Commercial Real Estate have been selected as the exclusive retail and office leasing agent for MiamiCentral, South Florida's first urban and mixed-use transit-oriented development. The 3-million-square-foot project consisting of office, retail and residential components is being developed by All Aboard Florida spans nine acres just east of Miami-Dade...
  • ArchDaily - 10 Modernist Buildings Receive Conservation Grants from Getty Foundation
    9/19/2014 @ 8:01 AM - The Getty Foundation has named the first 10 recipients of its philanthropic ' Keeping It Modern ” initiative, which aims to advance the understanding and preservation of 20th-century modern architecture. From Louis Kahn's Salk Institute to Le Corbusier's Parisian apartment, each recipient was chosen for their architectural significance and potential to advance conservation practices related to...
  • Haute Residence - TopTenRealEstateDeals.com’s Top 5 Picks of the Week: Featuring Jimmy Kimmel’s Old Hollywood Home
    9/19/2014 @ 2:48 AM - TopTenRealEstateDeals.com  offers fresh real estate news for luxury and celebrity listings across the United States. Here's a taste of this week's Top Ten list: Jimmy Kimmel’s Old Hollywood Home Funnyman Jimmy Kimmel has put his elegant Hollywood Hills abode on the market-which he’s owned since 2002-for $2.299 million. ...
  • World Property Channel - Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay
    9/18/2014 @ 6:52 PM - The town of Safety Harbor is a secret little hideaway known as the Jewel of Tampa Bay. Safety Harbor is neighbored by the major city of Clearwater, Florida. This beautiful quaint community of 17,000 people boasts a famous spa resort, distinctive shops and offers a variety of family fun and year round special events. There is definitely something for everyone,...
  • Realtor.com News - Former NFL Cornerback Anthony Henry Buys in Hollywood
    9/18/2014 @ 2:59 PM - Retired NFL cornerback Anthony Henry just bought himself a fine house in Hollywood for the tidy sum of $2.6 million, according to the Los Angeles Times. A sleek, contemporary affair-we wonder what it is about playing for the Dallas Cowboys that turns folks in to lovers of modern architecture-this house is a triumph for Henry,...
  • The Atlantic - Good News: The L.A. Unified School District Is Giving Up Its Grenade Launchers
    9/18/2014 @ 2:50 PM - REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom Rejoice, L.A. schoolchildrenyour school police force no longer has access to grenade launchers. The Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s second largest, announced Wednesday that it would relinquish the three launchers it obtained through a Pentagon program that gives surplus military equipment to police departments, including those that protect school districts. ...
  • CNBC Realty Check - Hard hit Tampa housing making some strides
    9/18/2014 @ 1:39 PM - Crushed by the housing crash, Tampa is still seeing some weakness but is finally beginning to return to a normal market pace.
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  • Inhabitat - Park(ing) Day 2014: The Most Amazing Pop-Up Parks From San Francisco and Beyond!
    9/19/2014 @ 8:01 PM - Happy Park(ing) Day everyone! Today’s the day when parking spots across the States and around the world turn over a green leaf as pop-up public parks. This annual celebration of public space is one of our favorite events of the year – all it takes is a bag of quarters and some comfy seats to reclaim the roads...
  • SFGate - Alamo Springs by Davidon Homes
    9/19/2014 @ 7:01 PM - Walnut Creek: Visit Alamo Springs for a sneak peak at two spectacular custom homes in the heart of Alamo Springs, one of Alamo's most prestigious, well established communities. Recently completed and move-in ready is a spectacular 5,148 square foot single-story home located at 125 Alamo Springs Drive (Alamo).
  • Realtor.com News - Beyoncé and Jay-Z Lease Mansion in Ritzy Holmby Hills
    9/19/2014 @ 6:43 PM - What can you get for $200,000 in spare change these days? You can get a ticket on Virgin Galactic-the world's first commercial passenger spaceship-and do the 'final frontier” thing. You can buy 10 pounds of Sevruga caviar (although you'll probably have to order some crackers or Bugles to go with). You could buy a Bentley-they're actually...
  • Re/code - Alibaba Surges 38 Percent in Market Debut
    9/19/2014 @ 6:08 PM - Reuters / Lucas Jackson Alibaba Group Holding’s shares soared 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance for a piece of what is likely to rank as the largest IPO in history, in a massive bet on China’s burgeoning middle class. It was an auspicious debut for the Chinese e-commerce...
  • Zillow - Jake Gyllenhaal Lists Hollywood Hills View Home
    9/19/2014 @ 5:55 PM - Source: IMDb Actor Jake Gyllenhaal has listed his Los Angeles mid-century modern, asking $3.5 million for the 3-bedroom, 3-bath home in Cahuenga Pass . Gyllenhaal, known for Jarhead,” Donnie Darko,” and Brokeback Mountain,” among other films, bought the gated compound in 2005 for $2.5 million. The home’s great room offers views of the city sensational panoramic...
  • RE Journals - NGKF’s 2014 Industrial Strength Conference a Major Success
    9/19/2014 @ 5:12 PM - Geoffrey Kasselman and Michael Sheinkop Since this past Wednesday afternoon, more than 200 top industrial brokers in North America, as well as the U.K., Europe, and several Latin American countries, attended Newmark Grubb Knight Frank's 2014 Industrial Strength Conference. The conference, held at the Hyatt Hotel on the Magnificent mile, wrapped up this afternoon, and was a...
  • The Atlantic - A Global Gathering Reveals the Untapped Potential of Mayors
    9/19/2014 @ 5:04 PM - Sam Chelton/The Guardian If Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti can summon Jay Z , does that make him the most powerful mayor in the deck? "Murder is a tough thing to digest, it's a slow process/ And I ain't got nothing but time," Jay Z raps on "Dead Presidents 2" suggesting a strong...
  • SFGate - Updated Golden Gate Heights home open Sunday
    9/19/2014 @ 5:01 PM - This view home overlooks San Francisco's west side and includes vistas with Mount. Tamalpais in the backdrop. An updated kitchen includes Bosch appliances, and the master suite of the single-story mid-century features a walk-in closet. The home has a gas burning fireplace and a garden area in the backyardListing agent: Joy Liu, Vanguard Properties, (415) 321-7023, joy@vanguardsf.com 500 Quintara St.,...
  • EV Grieve - 'Head' games
    9/19/2014 @ 5:00 PM - Here is the L.A.-based Bleached with "Dead In Your Head" from last summer. And they just released a new 7-inch single this past week... which Other Music has...
  • EV Grieve - 98-100 Avenue A used to be here
    9/19/2014 @ 4:19 PM - Ben Shaoul's demo gang pretty much has the former 98-100 Avenue A wiped out now... Coming one day: a 6-floor residential building with 29 apartments. Previously on EV Grieve: A little bit of Hollywood on Avenue A Inside the abandoned theater at East Village Farms...
  • Luxury Portfolio - Market Pulse: Beverly Hills, Geneva, Hong Kong
    9/19/2014 @ 3:59 PM - In our effort to keep you up to date on the market activity in top international destinations, we’re sharing some of our latest findings from the Luxury Portfolio Market Pulse. Of course, this is just a snapshot, so stay tuned as we continue... Read More
  • Luxury Daily - Luxury Collection enters ecommerce to bring hotel experience directly to consumers
    9/19/2014 @ 3:40 PM - Guest room at SLS Hotel, a Luxury Collection hotel in Beverly Hills Starwood Hotels and Resorts' The Luxury Collection is letting guests recreate their stay at home with a new retail Web site. On The Luxury Collection Store, consumers can purchase bedding, towels and robes, as well as art. Allowing consumers to own part of the group's...
  • Curbed - Development Update-o-Rama: Silvercup's Tower-Tastic $1B Expansion Makes A Comeback
    9/19/2014 @ 3:31 PM - Remember Silvercup West , the massive three-tower extension of Long Island City's famed film and television production studio? Probably not. That's because chatter of the undertaking has been on the outs for the past, oh, six years . But now, Queens Courier and Q'Stoner report that the $1 billion expansion is back...
  • Redfin Blog - Actor Jake Gyllenhaal Ready to Ditch L.A. Pad
    9/19/2014 @ 3:09 PM - Listed by Denny Kagasoff, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California It looks like Jake Gyllenhaal is ready to part ways with his Los Angeles property, which he has owned for nearly 10 years. The three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home is up for grabs for $3.5 million. The gated celebrity compound, built in 1948, is perfect for anyone looking for...
  • The Atlantic - How a Houston Housing Project Earned a MacArthur Grant
    9/19/2014 @ 2:59 PM - Project Row Houses Nestled in Houston's Third Ward are six blocks chock full of art. Art you can touch, art built with slats and nails, art that people live in and live with. It's work that takes the shape of a neighborhood. And though it's the work of many people, including the residents who live...
  • Hot Property - LA Times - Jake Gyllenhaal lists home for sale in Hollywood Hills
    9/19/2014 @ 2:43 PM - Leading man Jake Gyllenhaal has listed his gated compound in Hollywood Hills for sale at $3.5 million.
  • Forbes - Actor Jake Gyllenhaal Ready to Ditch L.A. Pad
    9/19/2014 @ 2:43 PM - It looks like Jake Gyllenhaal is ready to part ways with his Los Angeles property for $3.5 million.
  • Multi-Housing News - TODAY’S DEALS: Lee & Associates Sells Five Units for $2.3M
    9/19/2014 @ 2:40 PM - Agoura Hills, Calif.-Lee & Associates has achieved the highest per unit price in California's Conejo Valley with the sale of a newly constructed, five-unit property in Agoura Hills. The brokerage firm represented the seller and buyer in the transaction. 'The barriers to entry in this market, along with the quality of this project, which was built to condo specifications,...
  • Zillow - Latest Mode of Transportation in Los Angeles? Your Own Two Feet
    9/19/2014 @ 1:31 PM - The hottest commodity in Los Angeles real estate isn’t an outdoor kitchen or a motor court that accommodates a dozen cars. It’s walkability. And all the high-end agents are talking about it. Walking here is cool now,” said Paul Lester , a partner at The Agency in Beverly Hills. It’s a new phenomenon in such...
  • Hot Property - LA Times - Show host Marco Antonio Regil lists Santa Monica home for sale
    9/19/2014 @ 1:24 PM - Mexican TV personality and game-show host Marco Antonio Regil has a house in Santa Monica for sale at $2.199 million.
  • The Atlantic - California Throws Down New Regulations on Olive Oil Purity
    9/19/2014 @ 1:00 PM - They're coming for you, Filippo. (Flickr/OnTask) " Extra Virgin Suicide " was one the New York Times ' better headlines this past yearand if you were an importer of olive oil, a fairly inflammatory one. The story stacked up the many tiers of fraud regularly committed by European olive oil makers: Marking...
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  • ArchDaily - Maison P(c)ap(l)ill(ss)on / Guillaume Ramillien Architecture
    9/19/2014 @ 10:01 PM - Architects: Guillaume Ramillien Architecture Location: Yzeure, France Architect In Charge: Guillaume Ramillien Area: 120.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Eric Pouyet ...
  • ABC News - Voters Go to the Polls in New Zealand Election
    9/19/2014 @ 8:10 PM - Voters go to the polls in New Zealand election with John Key front-runner to remain leader
  • ArchDaily - Mr Big Stuff / Techne Architecture + Interior Design
    9/19/2014 @ 8:01 PM - Architects: Techne Architecture + Interior Design Location: Meyer Street, Cockatoo VIC 3781, Australia Area: 110.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: James Geer ...
  • Realtor.com News - Beyoncé and Jay-Z Lease Mansion in Ritzy Holmby Hills
    9/19/2014 @ 6:43 PM - What can you get for $200,000 in spare change these days? You can get a ticket on Virgin Galactic-the world's first commercial passenger spaceship-and do the 'final frontier” thing. You can buy 10 pounds of Sevruga caviar (although you'll probably have to order some crackers or Bugles to go with). You could buy a Bentley-they're actually...
  • The Real Deal - Menswear retailer sues Plaza Hotel owners over alleged wrongful eviction
    9/19/2014 @ 6:10 PM - Angelo Galasso and the Plaza Hotel’s Edwardian room The owners of the Plaza Hotel are scheduled to face off in Manhattan Supreme Court Sept. 29, after a judge granted a restraining order to menswear retailer Angelo Galasso over an eviction proceeding. The London-based clothing store filed suit for $3.5 million because it says it is...
  • Re/code - Alibaba Surges 38 Percent in Market Debut
    9/19/2014 @ 6:08 PM - Reuters / Lucas Jackson Alibaba Group Holding’s shares soared 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance for a piece of what is likely to rank as the largest IPO in history, in a massive bet on China’s burgeoning middle class. It was an auspicious debut for the Chinese e-commerce...
  • Venture Beat - The travel industry is booming on smartphones as mobile bookings hit 40 percent
    9/19/2014 @ 6:01 PM - Above: Criteos Jason Morse Image Credit: Criteo Americans are rapidly moving away from desktops and getting comfortable, real comfortable, booking all of their travel reservations on tablets and smartphones. In other words, we’re making our travel plans on mobile devices, not desktops and laptops. For the first six months of 2014, over 40 percent...
  • ArchDaily - Jean Nouvel's Tower Verre Finally Ready to Break Ground
    9/19/2014 @ 6:00 PM - Jean Nouvel ‘s long-awaited 53 West 53rd Street , also known as the Tower Verre or the MoMA Tower, may finally be ready to move ahead with construction after the project’s developer Hines purchased $85.3 million worth of air rights from its neighbors  MoMA  and the St Thomas Episcopal Church and arranged the $860 million construction loan required for the project. ...
  • Zillow - Jake Gyllenhaal Lists Hollywood Hills View Home
    9/19/2014 @ 5:55 PM - Source: IMDb Actor Jake Gyllenhaal has listed his Los Angeles mid-century modern, asking $3.5 million for the 3-bedroom, 3-bath home in Cahuenga Pass . Gyllenhaal, known for Jarhead,” Donnie Darko,” and Brokeback Mountain,” among other films, bought the gated compound in 2005 for $2.5 million. The home’s great room offers views of the city sensational panoramic...
  • Quartz - Gordon Brown did more for the UK in these 13 minutes than in three years as prime minister
    9/19/2014 @ 5:36 PM - After a survey predicted (wrongly, it turns out) that the majority of Scots would vote for independence, the Better Together campaign resorted to disturbing former prime minister (and Scotsman) Gordon Brown’s state of quasi-retirement and enrolled him as a representative of the No front. Many were skeptical. Could an unpopular, uncharismatic, former head of a government that led the UK into...
  • The Atlantic - This Scottish Island Is Nearly Free of Fossil Fuels
    9/19/2014 @ 5:32 PM - Charlie Galli burns trash as part of the Scottish island of Eigg's drive for sustainability. (Reuters/Paul Hackett) The Scottish island of Eigg takes pride in its own self-reliance. Electricity included. After being bought by the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust in 1997 (a partnership between island residents, the ...
  • RE Journals - NGKF’s 2014 Industrial Strength Conference a Major Success
    9/19/2014 @ 5:12 PM - Geoffrey Kasselman and Michael Sheinkop Since this past Wednesday afternoon, more than 200 top industrial brokers in North America, as well as the U.K., Europe, and several Latin American countries, attended Newmark Grubb Knight Frank's 2014 Industrial Strength Conference. The conference, held at the Hyatt Hotel on the Magnificent mile, wrapped up this afternoon, and was a...
  • The Atlantic - A Global Gathering Reveals the Untapped Potential of Mayors
    9/19/2014 @ 5:04 PM - Sam Chelton/The Guardian If Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti can summon Jay Z , does that make him the most powerful mayor in the deck? "Murder is a tough thing to digest, it's a slow process/ And I ain't got nothing but time," Jay Z raps on "Dead Presidents 2" suggesting a strong...
  • ArchDaily - The Living and BIG Among Winners of the 2015 Holcim Awards for North America
    9/19/2014 @ 4:00 PM - The Holcim Foundation  has announced the North American Winners  of its 2015 Holcim Awards , the award which recognizes the most innovative and advanced sustainable construction designs. Among the winners are BIG  and The Living , with designs which the jury stated showed sophisticated and multi-disciplinary responses to the challenges facing the building and construction industry.”...
  • New York Observer - City Planning’s New Neighborhood Map Released
    9/19/2014 @ 4:00 PM - The Department of City Planning's City of Neighborhoods Map. (nyc.gov) Allerton , Kingsbridge Heights , Erasmus and Fox Hills  are now officially 'on the map,” or at least the New York City Department of City Planning 's updated 2014 wall map showing the agency's most up-to-date neighborhood information. First reported by ...
  • Luxury Portfolio - Market Pulse: Beverly Hills, Geneva, Hong Kong
    9/19/2014 @ 3:59 PM - In our effort to keep you up to date on the market activity in top international destinations, we’re sharing some of our latest findings from the Luxury Portfolio Market Pulse. Of course, this is just a snapshot, so stay tuned as we continue... Read More
  • The Atlantic - Africa's Population Will Quadruple by 2100. What Does That Mean for its Cities?
    9/19/2014 @ 3:55 PM - Don't worry, African cities can cope. (AP Photo/Michael Duff) Numbers continue to stack up against the world’s poorest continent. Global population levels are expected to increase from a current figure of 7.2 billion to nearly 11 billion by 2100, according to figures released Thursday  by the U.N....
  • Luxury Daily - Luxury Collection enters ecommerce to bring hotel experience directly to consumers
    9/19/2014 @ 3:40 PM - Guest room at SLS Hotel, a Luxury Collection hotel in Beverly Hills Starwood Hotels and Resorts' The Luxury Collection is letting guests recreate their stay at home with a new retail Web site. On The Luxury Collection Store, consumers can purchase bedding, towels and robes, as well as art. Allowing consumers to own part of the group's...
  • RE Journals - HOK Chicago announces William Jenkinson as regional aviation + transportation leader
    9/19/2014 @ 3:36 PM - William Jenkinson HOK Chicago brings in William Jenkinson as Regional Aviation + Transportation Leader. As a recognized aviation industry leader, William brings 25 years of planning and design experience to HOK’s clients. He is an international associate with the American Institute of Architects and a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and Urban...
  • The Street - Stock Market Today: Stocks Mixed Even as Alibaba Thrills
    9/19/2014 @ 3:22 PM - NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- U.S. stock markets turned mixed, retreating from record highs in lateaafternoonatrading Friday as Alibaba ashined in its debut on Wall Street at $92.70 a share in the largest IPO ever this morning. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.3% andathe S&P 500 aadvanced 0.11%, while the Nasdaq fell 0.22%. The Dow and S&P closed at...
  • Curbed - Housing for Diplomats: Being a diplomat sounds pretty...
    9/19/2014 @ 3:00 PM - Being a diplomat sounds pretty fun, what with the all-expenses-paid traveling and not having any laws apply to you and stuff, but apparently it also makes it really difficult to find an apartment in New York City. "The foreign ministers of other countries get cold receptions right from the start. Brokers concede that many boards simply refuse...
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Popular Stories

  • SFGate - Just Approved: Short sale lingers over liens
    9/19/2014 @ 7:01 PM - Liens do not transfer to the new owner, so Sidhu's client did not inherit any debt obligations.The contract period lasted more than two years because one of the lien holders didn't seem to have any urgency about the situation.The lingering transaction actually benefited Sidhu's clients.Because US Bank issued an approval of the short sale when the market was suffering, the...
  • SFGate - Price Point: $1.495 million
    9/19/2014 @ 6:01 PM - Two acres split between separate parcels provide flexibility for the next owner of this Sleepy Hollow listing. View windows, vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors highlight the hillside home hosting unbroken views to Mount. Tamalpais. Its existing infrastructure invites the addition of three more bedrooms and two bathrooms. The second acre-size parcel sits undeveloped and could be transformed into a guest...
  • SFGate - Price Point: $1.5 million
    9/19/2014 @ 6:01 PM - Restored woodwork, built-in speakers and a rooftop deck are just a few of the aesthetic finishes and creature comforts inside.A walk to the front porch passes the landscaped gardens, built-in planter boxes and shade trees.
  • Luxury Daily - Four Seasons properties add private jet option
    9/19/2014 @ 4:00 AM - Four Seasons properties enlist private jet brokerage firm Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale, AZ, and Sante Fe, NM, are catering to affluent travelers with a new private jet partnership. The two Southwestern properties teamed up with global private brokerage firm RYL to expedite flights and enhance in-air amenities. As the private jet industry booms, hotel brands will benefit...

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  • SFGate - Albert Pissis Victorian in Alamo Square rich with period details
    9/19/2014 @ 1:01 AM - Standing out in a neighborhood famed for its Victorian architecture isn't easy, but this six-bedroom home in Alamo Square, designed by Albert Pissis, does so by staying true to its opulent origins. Inlaid hardwood floors, wainscoting, intricate ceiling medallions, leaded glass windows, sconces and coved ceilings are among the architectural details of the home from the man who also...
  • SFGate - View home in Corte Madera open Sunday
    9/19/2014 @ 5:01 PM - Panoramic views from two sizable decks highlight this remodeled contemporary. The eat-in kitchen hosts European-style cabinetry, and travertine tiles decorate the master bathroom. Eight-foot windows and a vaulted ceiling complete the living room. There is also an office and exercise room.Listing agent: Kevin Kearney, Vanguard Properties Marin, (415) 297-3874, kevinkearney@vanguardmarin.com19 Fairview Ave., $1.495 million Beds: 4 Baths: 3.5 Square footage:...
  • Inman News - 5 ways to better qualify your rental leads
    9/19/2014 @ 6:00 AM - Trying to find a resident to fill a vacancy? If you're a property manager or a landlord, you'll want to refine your understanding about a 'good lead” -- a prospect likely to convert into a high-quality, long-term resident -- versus a prospect that will simply waste your time (or worse) ...

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  • Brownstoner - Smorgasburg Hits SummerStage Tonight
    9/19/2014 @ 10:16 AM - Many thousands of people come from far away places like Asia and Europe to visit Smorgasburg on the Brooklyn waterfront... Read More… Read More

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  • Remodelista - A Modern Beerhall in Brooklyn by a World-Famous Architect
    9/19/2014 @ 5:00 AM - Brooklyn urban entrepreneur and real estate developer Jonathan Butler got his start writing the real estate blog Brownstoner before cofounding the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg . His latest venture with partner Eric Demby is Berg'n , a cavernous beerhall in Brooklyn that opened its doors in August. Along with its adjacent commercial building, ...

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  • Forbes - American Idol's Randy Jackson Loses $825k On Sale Of Tarzana Home
    9/19/2014 @ 1:16 PM - Oh No, Dawg! Former 'American Idol' judge, Randy Jackson, just lost a chunk of change on the sale of his Tarzana, CA home. Purchased by the Grammy-winning super-producer in May 2005 for $2,725,000, Jackson just sold the 5 bedroom, 8 bathroom, 5,878 square foot place for $1,900,000. That's $825,000 less than what Jackson [...]

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Celebrity Real Estate

  • Forbes - Beyonce, Jay Z Dodged Divorce Rumors In This Rented House
    9/19/2014 @ 7:26 PM - Despite divorce rumors, superstar music couple Beyonce and Jay Z vacationed together this summer, presumably between tours, at a massive Bel-Air spec house. The home is listed for $45 million, but the couple spent about $200,000 for their month-long stay. European luxury real estate developer Estate 4 built the spec home [...]
  • Realtor.com News - Beyoncé and Jay-Z Lease Mansion in Ritzy Holmby Hills
    9/19/2014 @ 6:43 PM - What can you get for $200,000 in spare change these days? You can get a ticket on Virgin Galactic-the world's first commercial passenger spaceship-and do the 'final frontier” thing. You can buy 10 pounds of Sevruga caviar (although you'll probably have to order some crackers or Bugles to go with). You could buy a Bentley-they're actually...
  • Re/code - Alibaba Surges 38 Percent in Market Debut
    9/19/2014 @ 6:08 PM - Reuters / Lucas Jackson Alibaba Group Holding’s shares soared 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance for a piece of what is likely to rank as the largest IPO in history, in a massive bet on China’s burgeoning middle class. It was an auspicious debut for the Chinese e-commerce...
  • Curbed - CurbedWire: Penthouse Contract Signed at 290 West; Gray Stone Sells Out
    9/19/2014 @ 6:00 PM - TRIBECA Fredrik Eklund's Instagram, your go-to source of news on all things Fredrik Eklund is selling, revealed today that the first penthouse contract has been signed at 290 West Street for $12.75 million, a mere two days after sales launched in the Adjmi & Andreoli-designed building, where Eklund himself is buying a three-bedroom...
  • Zillow - Jake Gyllenhaal Lists Hollywood Hills View Home
    9/19/2014 @ 5:55 PM - Source: IMDb Actor Jake Gyllenhaal has listed his Los Angeles mid-century modern, asking $3.5 million for the 3-bedroom, 3-bath home in Cahuenga Pass . Gyllenhaal, known for Jarhead,” Donnie Darko,” and Brokeback Mountain,” among other films, bought the gated compound in 2005 for $2.5 million. The home’s great room offers views of the city sensational panoramic...
  • The Atlantic - A Global Gathering Reveals the Untapped Potential of Mayors
    9/19/2014 @ 5:04 PM - Sam Chelton/The Guardian If Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti can summon Jay Z , does that make him the most powerful mayor in the deck? "Murder is a tough thing to digest, it's a slow process/ And I ain't got nothing but time," Jay Z raps on "Dead Presidents 2" suggesting a strong...
  • EV Grieve - 98-100 Avenue A used to be here
    9/19/2014 @ 4:19 PM - Ben Shaoul's demo gang pretty much has the former 98-100 Avenue A wiped out now... Coming one day: a 6-floor residential building with 29 apartments. Previously on EV Grieve: A little bit of Hollywood on Avenue A Inside the abandoned theater at East Village Farms...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • Fox Business - Will Alibaba IPO help boost other Chinese stocks?
    9/19/2014 @ 9:52 PM - Kanaly Trust President Drew Kanaly, Bull Reef Brokerage CEO Scott Shellady and FBN's Nicole Petallides on the Alibaba IPO and the markets.
  • Realtor.com News - Beyoncé and Jay-Z Lease Mansion in Ritzy Holmby Hills
    9/19/2014 @ 6:43 PM - What can you get for $200,000 in spare change these days? You can get a ticket on Virgin Galactic-the world's first commercial passenger spaceship-and do the 'final frontier” thing. You can buy 10 pounds of Sevruga caviar (although you'll probably have to order some crackers or Bugles to go with). You could buy a Bentley-they're actually...
  • The Real Deal - Top residential agents of the week
    9/19/2014 @ 6:21 PM - From left: Pamela D’Arc and 177 East 71st Street Price :  $14,750,000 Listing broker : Pamela D’Arc of Stribling & Associates Address : 177 East 71st Street From left: Lorenzo Avati and 115 East 67th Street Price : $9,250,000 Listing broker : Lorenzo Avati...
  • Realtor.com News - Hot Homes in America’s 10 Fastest Growing Cities
    9/19/2014 @ 6:10 PM - Everyone wants to buy in a city on the rise. Timing your purchase to a city’s ascendence is difficult, but there are pointers on where to focus your house hunt. Nerdwallet delved into U.S. census data from 2009-2013 to determine which towns are truly taking off. They analyzed population, employment, and income numbers to arrive at their list of America’s...
  • Re/code - Alibaba Surges 38 Percent in Market Debut
    9/19/2014 @ 6:08 PM - Reuters / Lucas Jackson Alibaba Group Holding’s shares soared 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance for a piece of what is likely to rank as the largest IPO in history, in a massive bet on China’s burgeoning middle class. It was an auspicious debut for the Chinese e-commerce...
  • Curbed - CurbedWire: Penthouse Contract Signed at 290 West; Gray Stone Sells Out
    9/19/2014 @ 6:00 PM - TRIBECA Fredrik Eklund's Instagram, your go-to source of news on all things Fredrik Eklund is selling, revealed today that the first penthouse contract has been signed at 290 West Street for $12.75 million, a mere two days after sales launched in the Adjmi & Andreoli-designed building, where Eklund himself is buying a three-bedroom...
  • Entrepreneur - How Being Dyslexic and 'Lousy in School' Made Shark Tank Star Barbara Corcoran a Better Entrepreneur
    9/19/2014 @ 5:47 PM - The millionaire real-estate mogul doesn?t let dyslexia hold her back. She uses it to fuel her famously feisty entrepreneurial fire.
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Mortgage and Markets

  • Housing Wire - This chart proves mortgage credit availability isn't improving
    9/19/2014 @ 6:34 PM - 'We think tight mortgage credit and weak demand for mortgage credit are key driving forces behind the slow growth recovery story and the positive technical story for securitized products,” BofAML's Chris Flanagan, Gregory Fitter and Mao Ding said in the new Securitization Weekly Overview.
  • Re/code - Alibaba Surges 38 Percent in Market Debut
    9/19/2014 @ 6:08 PM - Reuters / Lucas Jackson Alibaba Group Holding’s shares soared 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance for a piece of what is likely to rank as the largest IPO in history, in a massive bet on China’s burgeoning middle class. It was an auspicious debut for the Chinese e-commerce...
  • ArchDaily - Jean Nouvel's Tower Verre Finally Ready to Break Ground
    9/19/2014 @ 6:00 PM - Jean Nouvel ‘s long-awaited 53 West 53rd Street , also known as the Tower Verre or the MoMA Tower, may finally be ready to move ahead with construction after the project’s developer Hines purchased $85.3 million worth of air rights from its neighbors  MoMA  and the St Thomas Episcopal Church and arranged the $860 million construction loan required for the project. ...
  • Quartz - Gordon Brown did more for the UK in these 13 minutes than in three years as prime minister
    9/19/2014 @ 5:36 PM - After a survey predicted (wrongly, it turns out) that the majority of Scots would vote for independence, the Better Together campaign resorted to disturbing former prime minister (and Scotsman) Gordon Brown’s state of quasi-retirement and enrolled him as a representative of the No front. Many were skeptical. Could an unpopular, uncharismatic, former head of a government that led the UK into...
  • Calculated Risk - CoStar: Commercial Real Estate prices increased 11.9% year-over-year in July
    9/19/2014 @ 4:57 PM - Here is a price index for commercial real estate that I follow. From CoStar: Commercial Real Estate Prices Advance in July amid Rising Transaction Volume and Improving Liquidity Measures CoStar's equal-weighted U.S. Composite Index increased by a strong 1.5% in July 2014 and 11.9% for the 12 months ending in July 2014...
  • Housing Wire - WSJ: Student debt could cut home sales 8% in 2014
    9/19/2014 @ 4:47 PM - One thing that hasn't been underreported in housing in 2014 is the crushing amount of student debt out there, but Nick Timiraos looks into just how much it impacts housing and mortgage finance in the Wall Street Journal.
  • Housing Wire - Feds play Robin Hood under guise of National Mortgage Settlements
    9/19/2014 @ 4:41 PM - According to Forbes, while it sounds like it's the Too Big To Fails that are footing the bill for mortgage settlements, turns out it's not so much Bank of America on the hook so much as ordinary America.
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Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • The Epoch Times - Six Considerations Before Starting to Invest in Real Estate
    9/19/2014 @ 9:00 PM - Before you dive head-first into real estate investing, there are a number of things you need to think about. Real estate investing is not just about going out, buying a property, and then figuring out what to do with it.  If you take some time and think about the following things, you’ll have a much better chance of success....
  • Realtor.com News - Beyoncé and Jay-Z Lease Mansion in Ritzy Holmby Hills
    9/19/2014 @ 6:43 PM - What can you get for $200,000 in spare change these days? You can get a ticket on Virgin Galactic-the world's first commercial passenger spaceship-and do the 'final frontier” thing. You can buy 10 pounds of Sevruga caviar (although you'll probably have to order some crackers or Bugles to go with). You could buy a Bentley-they're actually...
  • Realtor.com News - Hot Homes in America’s 10 Fastest Growing Cities
    9/19/2014 @ 6:10 PM - Everyone wants to buy in a city on the rise. Timing your purchase to a city’s ascendence is difficult, but there are pointers on where to focus your house hunt. Nerdwallet delved into U.S. census data from 2009-2013 to determine which towns are truly taking off. They analyzed population, employment, and income numbers to arrive at their list of America’s...
  • Re/code - Alibaba Surges 38 Percent in Market Debut
    9/19/2014 @ 6:08 PM - Reuters / Lucas Jackson Alibaba Group Holding’s shares soared 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance for a piece of what is likely to rank as the largest IPO in history, in a massive bet on China’s burgeoning middle class. It was an auspicious debut for the Chinese e-commerce...
  • The Epoch Times - What if subprime mortgages made a comeback?
    9/19/2014 @ 6:01 PM - The United States subprime mortgage crisis was an extraordinary event that coincided with the recession in 2007. The catastrophic results triggered a significant decline in home prices, mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures. In addition, the collapse of Lehman Brothers sparked a global panic along with a valuable lesson to remember. This had a serious consequence on the American...
  • Quartz - Gordon Brown did more for the UK in these 13 minutes than in three years as prime minister
    9/19/2014 @ 5:36 PM - After a survey predicted (wrongly, it turns out) that the majority of Scots would vote for independence, the Better Together campaign resorted to disturbing former prime minister (and Scotsman) Gordon Brown’s state of quasi-retirement and enrolled him as a representative of the No front. Many were skeptical. Could an unpopular, uncharismatic, former head of a government that led the UK into...
  • RE Journals - NGKF’s 2014 Industrial Strength Conference a Major Success
    9/19/2014 @ 5:12 PM - Geoffrey Kasselman and Michael Sheinkop Since this past Wednesday afternoon, more than 200 top industrial brokers in North America, as well as the U.K., Europe, and several Latin American countries, attended Newmark Grubb Knight Frank's 2014 Industrial Strength Conference. The conference, held at the Hyatt Hotel on the Magnificent mile, wrapped up this afternoon, and was a...
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