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  • The Atlantic - How China's Filthy Air Is Screwing With Our Weather
    1/30/2015 @ 5:18 PM - This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. As the snow began to fall earlier this week in the lead up to the season's first major blizzard, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters that...
  • The Real Deal - Quiz: The NYC buildings name game
    1/30/2015 @ 4:41 PM - NYC buildings name game Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 6 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Information ...
  • designboom - olson kundig completes haub family galleries for the tacoma art museum
    1/30/2015 @ 3:02 PM - the galleries, together with a newly configured entry plaza, mark kundig's first museum project and expand the institution's existing structure by 16,000 square feet, doubling available floor space. The post olson kundig completes haub family galleries for the tacoma art museum appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • The Real Deal - Millennials jump into the US mortgage market
    1/30/2015 @ 1:06 PM - From left: Nela Richardson and Martha Floyd Call them the prodigal millennials: Statistical measures and anecdotal reports suggest that young couples and singles in their late 20s and early 30s have begun making a belated entry into the home buying market, pushed by mortgage rates in the mid-3 percent range, government efforts to ease credit requirements and deep...
  • Quartz - People who love working from home are right: Its more productive
    1/30/2015 @ 12:09 PM - Working from home is a concept that gladdens some hearts and makes others sink. Businesses feel the same, and make different choices. Some, like global campaigning group Avaaz or airline company JetBlue , embrace working from home. Others -most famously  Yahoo -ban it. Of course, the internet made instant mass communication, and scaleable home businesses, possible long...
  • The Atlantic - More Women Ride Mass Transit Than Men. Shouldn't Transit Agencies Be Catering to Them?
    1/30/2015 @ 11:10 AM - REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton The majority of the people who use public transit in the United States are women. They account for 55 percent of overall ridership across the country, according to a 2007 survey from the American Public Transportation Association . In some places, the proportion of women riders is even higher. Jim...
  • The Atlantic - Architecture That's Part Space Opera, Part Science
    1/30/2015 @ 10:21 AM - BIG's rendering for the Greenland National Gallery of Art (Bjarke Ingels Group/Glassner Group) According to Bjarke Ingels, design works like science fiction. He's in a position to know. Ingels captains one of the world's leading architecture firms, Bjarke Ingels Group, a team whose work might fairly be described as "out there." ...
  • TechCrunch - Airbnb To Begin Collecting Taxes In Amsterdam, San Jose, Chicago, And Washington, D.C.
    1/30/2015 @ 10:11 AM - Today Airbnb announced that it will soon begin collecting and remitting tourist taxes in four new cities: Amsterdam, San Jose, Chicago, And Washington, D.C. Read More
  • Redfin Blog - Could Liddy Afford the Watergate? Maybe a One Bedroom
    1/30/2015 @ 8:01 AM - Deflategate,  Gamergate, Bridgegate. How do we dream up these labels? Oh right. Watergate. For all its notoriety, the Potomac River co-op that gave rise to an all-purpose scandal suffix is doing OK for itself these days. Two units are on the market for $2 million or more, including this  $3 million penthouse with four bedrooms, three bathrooms and...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Maryland open houses Jan. 31-Feb. 1
    1/30/2015 @ 8:00 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place this weekend 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 […]
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Virginia open houses Jan. 31-Feb. 1
    1/30/2015 @ 7:56 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place Jan. 31-Feb.1 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 Jan. 31-Feb. 1
    1/30/2015 @ 7:51 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place Jan. 1-Feb. 1 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 […]
  • Gant Daily - Stalking North Koreas odd Cold War time machines
    1/30/2015 @ 7:30 AM - The moment he stepped aboard the North Korean airliner, Bernie Leighton felt like hed entered a Cold War time machine. For an aviation enthusiast like Leighton, it was nothing short of thrilling. After years of anticipation, Leighton, a real estate investor, finally snagged a seat on a rare 1980s Soviet-built Ilyushin IL-62 airliner. Patriotic military music filled...
  • Gant Daily - Hambycast: Searching for freedom in Iowa
    1/30/2015 @ 6:00 AM - Gosh darnit, Ted Cruz was right. Standing before a conservative audience at the first annual Iowa Freedom Summit, in an auditorium usually reserved for the Des Moines ballet, the firebrand Senator from Texas distilled the states prized leadoff role in the presidential nominating process down to its essence. In a Republican primary, every candidates going to come in...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - House of the Week | Former first lady's home on Eastern Shore for $1.9M
    1/30/2015 @ 5:30 AM - In the 1920s and '30s, wealthy outsiders began buying up the old estates along the Chesapeake Bay and Eastern Shore to use as country homes and hunting retreats. Robert Brugger wrote about this trend in his book, 'Maryland, a Middle Temperament: 1634-1980.' Brugger noted that during this time an old home on Corsica Neck went […]
  • Multi-Housing News - Noblis Leases 160,000 SF in Reston
    1/30/2015 @ 12:26 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Noblis Inc. is moving its headquarters to Reston. The nonprofit science, technology and strategy organization has signed a lease with The JBG Cos. for 160,000 square feet of space in two buildings on Edmund Halley Drive, adjacent to the future Reston Town Center Metro station. The two companies made...
  • CP Executive - Noblis Leases 160,000 SF in Reston
    1/30/2015 @ 12:26 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Noblis Inc. is moving its headquarters to Reston. The nonprofit science, technology and strategy organization has signed a lease with The JBG Cos. for 160,000 square feet of space in two buildings on Edmund Halley Drive, adjacent to the future Reston Town Center Metro station. The two companies made...
  • Times Union - Fine line between survival, disaster
    1/30/2015 @ 12:05 AM - Washington The Federal Reserve has declared economic growth "solid." But several new reports show most Americans are treading a dangerous financial tightrope and one slip could be devastating. Nearly half of U.S. households — 47 percent — say they spend all of their income, go into debt or dip into savings to meet their annual expenses,...
  • CP Executive - Outlets of Michigan Nears Start of Construction
    1/29/2015 @ 9:26 PM - By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Outlets of Michigan – Romulus, MI More than six months after unveiling plans to build an open-air shopping center in Romulus, MI, New England Development took another step forward in this project. The Newton-based developer announced it teamed up with Baltimore-based Paragon Outlet Partners to...
  • The Atlantic - Two Airlines Battle for the Soul of Seattle-and the Seahawks
    1/29/2015 @ 6:05 PM - Don't mind that huge Delta jet down there on runway, Alaska! (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Its a twist on the classic David versus Goliath tale: A younger, scrappier crew of upstarts from an unlikely city face off against an older squad of perennial champions, one thats already taken over a region and now...
  • CP Executive - February 2015 – Briefs/Sales & Development
    1/29/2015 @ 5:53 PM - Hudson Pacific to Buy $3.5B Blackstone Office Portfolio In a stock and cash transaction valued at $3.5 billion, Hudson Pacific Properties Inc. has agreed to acquire Equity Office Properties' approximately 8.2 million-square-foot San Francisco Peninsula and Silicon Valley office portfolio from Blackstone Real Estate Partners V and VI. The off-market transaction will effectively double Hudson's size and...
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  • Inman News - Female Realtors barraged with salacious phone calls, texts
    1/30/2015 @ 7:36 PM - A man pretending to be a homebuyer from Florida is targeting female Realtors with lewd and suggestive phone calls and text messages, the San Antonio Board of Realtors warned members this week. The man who has used a number ...
  • CP Executive - Mixed-Use Center Signs Lease with Tropical Smoothie Cafe for 10 Years
    1/30/2015 @ 6:03 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor The two-building Gateway Plaza at Doral is currently underway. High Street Retail USA has already let out 1,382 square feet at the retail and high-end boutique office center to Tropical Smoothie Cafe. The lease term is 10 years. Sharon Dresser, cofounder and International business director at High Street Retail...
  • Multi-Housing News - Mixed-Use Center Signs Lease with Tropical Smoothie Cafe for 10 Years
    1/30/2015 @ 6:03 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor The two-building Gateway Plaza at Doral is currently underway. High Street Retail USA has already let out 1,382 square feet at the retail and high-end boutique office center to Tropical Smoothie Cafe. The lease term is 10 years. Sharon Dresser, cofounder and International business director at High Street Retail...
  • Curbed - Curbed Miami: Remembering the Orange Bowl; Renzo Piano-Designed Condos
    1/30/2015 @ 4:34 PM - All the latest from Curbed Miami ... (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Post by Ghosts of the Orange Bowl . 1) Little Havana: In...
  • New York Observer - We're Heading to MBA CREF 2015
    1/30/2015 @ 4:01 PM - Manchester Grand Hyatt. The Mortgage Bankers Association 's CREF/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo 2015 kicks off this weekend in San Diego and Mortgage Observer will be there to scoop the latest market trends and deals. The conference, which runs from Feb. 1 to Feb. 4 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt , will...
  • Inman News - Florida Realtors have new CEO, mum on predecessor's departure
    1/30/2015 @ 3:20 PM - The 140,000 members of Floridas statewide Realtor association are getting a new CEO Michigan Realtors CEO Bill Martin but leaders of the Florida association are saying little about the departure of his predecessor, John Fridlington, who worked for ...
  • Realtor.com News - Arizonas Most Expensive House
    1/30/2015 @ 2:58 PM - Each week, we look at the most expensive MLS-listed house in each state. Arizona is known for hot, dry, dusty weather-the desert is a harsh place to live. Sure, you could venture into the northern part of the state, head for the mountains, and get away from the blistering temps, but most folks flock to Phoenix...
  • New York Observer - What, Us Worry?
    1/30/2015 @ 2:01 PM - Once a year the mortgage industry's financial minds get together to  tal k shop, and traditionally they take the gloves off on this occasion. The annual meeting of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council in Miami Beach is traditionally the chance for bankers, B-piece buyers, alternative lenders and investors to kibbitz on what might go...
  • The Atlantic - A New Global Swarm of Weather-Sensing Satellites
    1/30/2015 @ 1:48 PM - A man holds one of the sensors inside a Spire Cubesat. (Spire) Every bird, every bug, every human being on Earth is enveloped at all times by the signals of the Global Positioning System (GPS). Its 32 satellites, operated by the U.S. government, do far more than just tell you where...
  • Multi-Housing News - TODAYS DEALS: Walker & Dunlop Arranges Florida Acquisition Financing
    1/30/2015 @ 1:12 PM - Longwood, Fla.-Walker & Dunlop Inc. has structured a $38.1 million acquisition loan for a Class B property in Longwood, Fla., known as Camden Club Apartments. Paul Ahmed led the Walker & Dunlop team that arranged the Freddie Mac 15-year fixed-rate loan at a 73 percent LTV. This was the fourth loan the shop had closed for the borrower in 2014....
  • The Real Deal - Major investment: General Growth paying $888M for share in Crown Building
    1/30/2015 @ 11:34 AM - The Crown Building and Sendeep Mathrani General Growth Properties is paying $888 million for its share of the Crown Building on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street. The real estate investment trust is looking to expand the retail component of the building by 25,000 square feet to a total of 125,000 square feet, according to Bloomberg. The investment is...
  • Blue Matter - Checking in with The Jills of Sunny Miami
    1/30/2015 @ 11:00 AM - It's been a while since we last checked in with powerhouse real estate duo Jill Hertzberg and Jill Eber, also known as The Jills of Coldwell Banker, so we decided touch base to see what they've been up to. Earlier this week, The Jills were all set to travel from Florida to...
  • Realty Biz News - Family Home Sales in Miami Set New Annual Record
    1/30/2015 @ 9:29 AM - Sales of homes in Miami increased again last month and sales of single family homes set an all-time annual record last year with median sales prices continuing to increased moderately, according to an article in Propertywire . The latest figures show that total sales of single family homes for last year set a new record, increasing by 4.8%...
  • Capital - Tina Brown to shack up at
    1/30/2015 @ 5:43 AM - There'll be a familiar but new presence at the New York Times headquarters starting next month: Tina Brown. New York Times Company C.E.O. Mark Thompson, in a Friday staff memo obtained by Capital, announced that Brown's Women in the World conference business will take up office space in the Times building's 17th floor as part of a previously announced...
  • Luxury Daily - Auberge Resorts enters real estate with permanent residences
    1/30/2015 @ 4:00 AM - Auberge Beach Residence & Spa Auberge Resorts will no longer only serve the short-term vacationer, but will now host permanent residents at its first ever real estate location in Fort Lauderdale. Switching from short-term vacation guests to permanent residents will likely force the brand to adapt to certain services that appear in a long-term setting. This endeavor...
  • CP Executive - YOTEL Picks Williamsburg Site for New Micro-Hotel project
    1/29/2015 @ 9:01 PM - By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor YOTEL Williamsburg – New York City Almost four years after the first micro hotel was successfully launched in Midtown Manhattan, the UK-based luxury hospitality chain YOTEL is planning to open a  micro hotel in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood. Set to be constructed by Synapse Development Group, the...
  • CP Executive - Virgin Hotels Nashville will Feature Cutting-Edge Recording Studio
    1/29/2015 @ 8:43 PM - By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor Virgin Hotels Nashville Hot on the heels of the opening of Virgin Hotels Chicago , Virgin Hotels' first hotel development, the company has released details regarding Virgin Hotels Nashville, the brand's second location. Slated to open in fall 2016, the hotel will feature 240 keys, 15...
  • CP Executive - Virgin Hotels Nashville will Feature Cutting-Edge Recording Studio
    1/29/2015 @ 8:43 PM - By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor Virgin Hotels Nashville Hot on the heels of the opening of Virgin Hotels Chicago , Virgin Hotels' first hotel development, the company has released details regarding Virgin Hotels Nashville, the brand's second location. Slated to open in fall 2016, the hotel will feature 240 keys, 15...
  • Slate - Party Animal
    1/29/2015 @ 6:58 PM - Blaise Ingoglia is a minor YouTube celebrity, a minor real estate mogul, a motivational speaker, and a tournament poker player. He's also in charge of keeping Hillary Clinton from winning Florida. Ingoglia recently became chairman of Florida Republican Party-no small gig, given the state's major implications for the 2016 presidential election-and things are already complicated.
  • CP Executive - February 2015 – Briefs/Leasing & Management
    1/29/2015 @ 5:57 PM - NGKF, TD Bank Sign with SL Green in Midtown Manhattan SL Green, New York City's largest commercial property owner, has announced two major 15-year lease transactions totaling approximately 191,000 square feet at 125 Park Ave., a 26-story, 572,705-square-foot building located directly across from Grand Central Terminal. Newmark Grubb Knight Frank will continue on as the largest tenant...
  • CP Executive - Duke Reduces Volume in Suburban Office Sector
    1/29/2015 @ 4:42 PM - By Anna Spiewak, Senior News Editor Sawgrass Pointe I in South Florida, is part of the 62-portfolio sold to Starwood. Duke Realty Corp. has made no secret of its long-term strategy to transform its portfolio into majority industrial and medical office, while exiting many of its suburban office markets. And now it...
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  • Mashable - With hotels full, Airbnb hosts win big during Super Bowl
    1/30/2015 @ 9:34 PM - PHOENIX Like a Hail Mary pass, some Super Bowl revelers tossed lodging plans at the last minute to the wind and landed in the arms of Airbnb hosts. Local resident Sky King is one of those hosts who have opened their doors to the influx of travelers in need of lodging as hotels have had no...
  • Realtor.com News - An Affordable Mid-Century Beauty Blossoms in Arizona
    1/30/2015 @ 8:19 PM - When weve featured stunning Mid-Century-style homes , affordability is an issue. Eichlers in the San Francisco Bay Area have zoomed past the million-dollar mark,  notable homes in New Canaan, CT, routinely reach seven figures, and pristine examples of atomic living in Los Angeles fetch multiple millions. Thats...
  • Forbes - Beverly Hills Contemporary With Bronze Butler Sculpture Lists For $35 Million
    1/30/2015 @ 7:52 PM - A 15,500-square-foot home that features many walls of glass overlooking Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean is hitting the MLS today with a price tag of $35 million. The property, which boasts six bedrooms and 10 baths, is the latest in a string of high-end luxury 'spec' (or speculative, meaning built without a buyer) homes [...]
  • Forbes - A $35 Million Beverly Hills Spec Home With A Bronze Butler
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  • SFGate - Four-bedroom two-story in San Mateo open Sunday
    1/30/2015 @ 6:02 PM - Located in the Foothill Terrace neighborhood, this two-story has a cobble-trimmed walkway, bamboo flooring and and expansive living room warmed by a fireplace. A sliding door off the family room opens to a serene backyard that includes a studio cottage and shade trees. ...
  • The Atlantic - The Burden of Hosting a Super Bowl
    1/30/2015 @ 5:51 PM - Workers drive past the University of Phoenix Stadium Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Glendale, Arizona. The New England Patriots face the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday. (AP/Charlie Riedel) When public money is used to help finance a new NFL stadium, two arguments help persuade officials and taxpayers that the investment...
  • Forbes - Billionaire Steve Cohen Buying Beverly Hills Spec Home Priced At $35 Million
    1/30/2015 @ 5:48 PM - Billionaire Steve Cohen, the SAC Capital Advisors founder with a penchant for purchasing luxurious homes, is adding a new trophy residence to his collection: a stunning Beverly Hills Contemporary that was listed for $35 million. Cohen is paying around $32 million for the home, a source tells Forbes. The home, at 901 Oxford Way [...]
  • Forbes - Inside Steve Cohen's New $32 Million Beverly Hills Pad
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  • designboom - hodgetts + fung completes jesuit high school chapel in sacramento
    1/30/2015 @ 5:23 PM - a strong yet simple geometry, enduring materials, and soaring ceilings have been chosen to provide a symbolic progression from dynamic campus life to a more contemplative sacred space. The post hodgetts + fung completes jesuit high school chapel in sacramento appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • The Atlantic - How China's Filthy Air Is Screwing With Our Weather
    1/30/2015 @ 5:18 PM - This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. As the snow began to fall earlier this week in the lead up to the season's first major blizzard, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters that...
  • Venture Beat - Check out these playbooks from successful industry cloud startups
    1/30/2015 @ 4:45 PM - GUEST:       Industry cloud software companies are on the verge of taking off, with several already achieving multibillion-dollar valuations. At Bessemer, weve been fortunate to partner with more than a dozen industry software companies. And weve watched them attack the field in a variety of ways. Though the industries...
  • New York Observer - We're Heading to MBA CREF 2015
    1/30/2015 @ 4:01 PM - Manchester Grand Hyatt. The Mortgage Bankers Association 's CREF/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo 2015 kicks off this weekend in San Diego and Mortgage Observer will be there to scoop the latest market trends and deals. The conference, which runs from Feb. 1 to Feb. 4 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt , will...
  • Gant Daily - Fighting for wounded warriors: CNN helps save funding for caregivers for our nations wounded
    1/30/2015 @ 3:00 PM - They are the care-givers who help nurse our nations wounded warriors back to health, and some level of self-reliance. And until CNN got involved, the Department of Defense was about to significantly cut their reimbursements for lodging, meals, and incidentals, which allow them to do their important work. My job (was) to be with my son pretty much 24/7,”...
  • Realtor.com News - Arizonas Most Expensive House
    1/30/2015 @ 2:58 PM - Each week, we look at the most expensive MLS-listed house in each state. Arizona is known for hot, dry, dusty weather-the desert is a harsh place to live. Sure, you could venture into the northern part of the state, head for the mountains, and get away from the blistering temps, but most folks flock to Phoenix...
  • Inman News - How to convert like a tech startup
    1/30/2015 @ 2:49 PM - NEW YORK Lead conversion is a complicated art, but technology is making it easier to engage consumers and increase the chances theyll turn into business. Jonathan Aizen, co-founder and CEO of San Francisco-based Amitree Inc., maker of a tool that ...
  • The Real Deal - Robert Durst, the epitome of the macabre: dispatch
    1/30/2015 @ 2:08 PM - A slice of the promo poster for 'The Jinx: The Lives and Deaths of Robert Durst' (Credit: HBO) 'Serial' podcast junkies jonesing for a new true-crime fix are in for quite the treat on Feb. 8, when HBO premieres 'The Jinx: The Lives and Deaths of Robert Durst,' a six-part docu-series on real estate scion-cum-dismemberer Robert Durst. This series,...
  • Business Insider - Brooklyn Is Officially The Most Unaffordable Housing Market In America
    1/30/2015 @ 1:57 PM - When you hear the word Brooklyn , you probably think hipster . But you should really think staggeringly unaffordable housing. As New York Mag and Bloomberg have reported, the borough has become the least affordable housing market -relative to income - in America. In Brooklyn, '...
  • The Atlantic - A New Global Swarm of Weather-Sensing Satellites
    1/30/2015 @ 1:48 PM - A man holds one of the sensors inside a Spire Cubesat. (Spire) Every bird, every bug, every human being on Earth is enveloped at all times by the signals of the Global Positioning System (GPS). Its 32 satellites, operated by the U.S. government, do far more than just tell you where...
  • AOL Real Estate - Buy $360,000 House, Get 2 Super Bowl Tickets Free
    1/30/2015 @ 1:36 PM - Filed under: Buying , Selling ASSOCIATED PRESS By Melissa Allison It's tight, but there's still time for cash buyers and those willing to waive contingencies to score a pair of Super Bowl XLIX tickets free -- when they buy ...
  • The Real Deal - Millennials jump into the US mortgage market
    1/30/2015 @ 1:06 PM - From left: Nela Richardson and Martha Floyd Call them the prodigal millennials: Statistical measures and anecdotal reports suggest that young couples and singles in their late 20s and early 30s have begun making a belated entry into the home buying market, pushed by mortgage rates in the mid-3 percent range, government efforts to ease credit requirements and deep...
  • Zillow - Hurry! This Phoenix Home Comes With Super Bowl Tickets
    1/30/2015 @ 12:51 PM - Its tight, but theres still time for cash buyers and those willing to waive contingencies to score a pair of Super Bowl XLIX tickets free when they buy this home in Phoenix. For a flat real estate market, the home has gotten a ton” of attention, according to listing agent Kelly Cook  of Kelly Cook...
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  • Brokers Weekly - Revamped Penn Station tower attracting tenants
    1/29/2015 @ 7:01 AM - A Lee & Associates leasing team has filled 50,000 s/f at 875 Avenue of the Americas in the past six months. The firm's New York office leasing team of Dennis Someck, executive managing director/principal and Mitchell Kunikoff, executive managing director/principal, along with managing principal Peter Braus, arranged leases for manufacutring, tech and media firms at the 26-story, 250,000 s/fcirca...

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  • EV Grieve - Why doesn't FroYo sell on St. Mark's Place?
    1/29/2015 @ 5:05 AM - Subhead: Important Questions of our Time! So the Pinkberry has closed for good on St. Mark's Place between Second Avenue and Third Avenue. Pinkberry joins several other FroYo joints to shutter in recents years on this same block... Yogurt Station is now a piercings shop ... ...

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  • Luxury Daily - Abercrombie & Kent, Land Rover curate roadtrips
    1/29/2015 @ 3:46 AM - Land Rover and Abercrombie & Kent Luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent and British automaker Land Rover are renewing their partnership to offer guests a refreshed list of seven self-driven, off the beaten path” trips around the world. The continuation of the collaboration across the brands will allow the program to gain deeper roots and generate more attention from interested...

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  • designboom - david adjaye adds light box villa to sifang art museum site in china
    1/29/2015 @ 7:52 AM - the dwelling takes the form of elongated 60 meter box, elevated above the ground and clad in a jagged mosaic of broken slate. The post david adjaye adds light box villa to sifang art museum site in china appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .

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  • Inman News - Dead or alive? Print as a real estate marketing tool
    1/29/2015 @ 4:01 AM - We recently surveyed real estate professionals about print marketing attitudes, including questions about where they spent their print dollars and where they would devote more money if they could. Starting off with the big question, we asked respondents if they think print marketing is dead ...

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  • Property Wire - Massive London regeneration plan to include 24,000 new homes
    1/29/2015 @ 3:40 AM - One of the largest regeneration schemes in London for decades has taken a further step forward and received the seal of approval from the UK government, it has been announced. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, intends to establish a Mayoral Development Corporation to lead the transformation of Old Oak Common in West London and create a brand new...

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  • The Atlantic - Yes, There Are Black Tech Workers in Seattle
    1/29/2015 @ 7:15 AM - From left, André Bearfield, Seth Stell, and Todd Bennings of HERE Seattle. (HERE Seattle) André Bearfield didn't need to see the woeful tech diversity numbers released recently by companies like Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Google: He was living them. The 31-year-old Little Rock native moved to Seattle nearly eight years ago...

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Celebrity Real Estate

  • Mashable - With hotels full, Airbnb hosts win big during Super Bowl
    1/30/2015 @ 9:34 PM - PHOENIX Like a Hail Mary pass, some Super Bowl revelers tossed lodging plans at the last minute to the wind and landed in the arms of Airbnb hosts. Local resident Sky King is one of those hosts who have opened their doors to the influx of travelers in need of lodging as hotels have had no...
  • The Atlantic - The Burden of Hosting a Super Bowl
    1/30/2015 @ 5:51 PM - Workers drive past the University of Phoenix Stadium Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Glendale, Arizona. The New England Patriots face the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday. (AP/Charlie Riedel) When public money is used to help finance a new NFL stadium, two arguments help persuade officials and taxpayers that the investment...
  • The Real Deal - Quiz: The NYC buildings name game
    1/30/2015 @ 4:41 PM - NYC buildings name game Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 6 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Information ...
  • The Real Deal - Capital One swipes into L & L's 114 Fifth
    1/30/2015 @ 3:50 PM - L&Ls David Levinson, 114 Fifth Avenue and an actor in a Capital One ad Joining Mastercard and a growing list of tech firms, Capital One is the latest company to plant a flag at L&L Holdings 114 Fifth Avenue, The Real Deal  has learned.  The banking giant, renowned for its ubiquitous commercials featuring affable...
  • Zillow - Matthew Perry Found a Buyer for His Malibu Beach House
    1/30/2015 @ 3:23 PM - Photo: Policy Exchange via Flickr Creative Commons Actor Matthew Perry appears to have gotten friendly with a buyer for the contemporary cliffside home he listed last year for $12.5 million. The sale is pending. Known as the Pier House , the home overlooks Malibu Pier and features a living room with sliding glass walls that open...
  • Curbed - Wright Stuff: It's official: 10 buildings by Frank...
    1/30/2015 @ 2:38 PM - It's official: 10 buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright have been nominated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites , including the Guggenheim. If approved in 2016, these would be the first pieces of modern American architecture to receive the designation. Acquaint yourself with all of them, this way . [Curbed National]
  • The Real Deal - Robert Durst, the epitome of the macabre: dispatch
    1/30/2015 @ 2:08 PM - A slice of the promo poster for 'The Jinx: The Lives and Deaths of Robert Durst' (Credit: HBO) 'Serial' podcast junkies jonesing for a new true-crime fix are in for quite the treat on Feb. 8, when HBO premieres 'The Jinx: The Lives and Deaths of Robert Durst,' a six-part docu-series on real estate scion-cum-dismemberer Robert Durst. This series,...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • Realtor.com News - An Affordable Mid-Century Beauty Blossoms in Arizona
    1/30/2015 @ 8:19 PM - When weve featured stunning Mid-Century-style homes , affordability is an issue. Eichlers in the San Francisco Bay Area have zoomed past the million-dollar mark,  notable homes in New Canaan, CT, routinely reach seven figures, and pristine examples of atomic living in Los Angeles fetch multiple millions. Thats...
  • Inman News - New version of DocuSign goes anywhere, provides new tools for brokers
    1/30/2015 @ 8:06 PM - DocuSign says the latest version of its paperless real estate transaction management platform, DocuSign for Real Estate PLUS, allows mobile users to handle deals from start to finish, and provides additional capabilities for brokerages including Salesforce integration. The update also provides ...
  • Realtor.com News - 2015: Buy Now, Before the Feds Patience Ends
    1/30/2015 @ 7:52 PM - iStock By now youve probably heard that 2015 is expected to be a pretty good year for real estate. Its a prediction that we chief economists are all fairly aligned on . But what I cant emphasize enough is  why  Im so confident this is a defining year for the housing industry. It comes down to three...
  • Inman News - Female Realtors barraged with salacious phone calls, texts
    1/30/2015 @ 7:36 PM - A man pretending to be a homebuyer from Florida is targeting female Realtors with lewd and suggestive phone calls and text messages, the San Antonio Board of Realtors warned members this week. The man who has used a number ...
  • New York Observer - Capital One Takes New Space at L&L's 114 Fifth Avenue
    1/30/2015 @ 7:00 PM - 114 Fifth Avenue. Financial services giant Capital One has signed a lease for almost 40,000 square feet at 114 Fifth Avenue , as The Real Deal reported. This is a new location for Capital One, which joins fellow financial company Mastercard in the building. Gawker ,...
  • SFGate - Five-bedroom in Cupertino open Sunday
    1/30/2015 @ 6:02 PM - This Craftsman near Varian Park and Monta Vista High sits on a placid cul-de-sac in the foothills. Fireplaces warm both the family room and formal dining room, the kitchen features granite counters and a walk-in pantr,y and the master suite offers a bay window. The private backyard has a patio and a pool. ...
  • SFGate - Four-bedroom two-story in San Mateo open Sunday
    1/30/2015 @ 6:02 PM - Located in the Foothill Terrace neighborhood, this two-story has a cobble-trimmed walkway, bamboo flooring and and expansive living room warmed by a fireplace. A sliding door off the family room opens to a serene backyard that includes a studio cottage and shade trees. ...
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Mortgage and Markets

  • SFGate - Just Approved: Homeowners pull equity from home to invest
    1/30/2015 @ 7:01 PM - Homeowners pull equity from home to investRate: 3.375 percent lender gave half a point toward closing cost credit.Sidhu's clients wanted to funnel more cash into their investments, so they looked to their home for equity.Since they don't intend to be tied to the property, the couple opted for an interest-only adjustable rate mortgage.Because the financing comes from a portfolio loan,...
  • New York Observer - Capital One Takes New Space at L&L's 114 Fifth Avenue
    1/30/2015 @ 7:00 PM - 114 Fifth Avenue. Financial services giant Capital One has signed a lease for almost 40,000 square feet at 114 Fifth Avenue , as The Real Deal reported. This is a new location for Capital One, which joins fellow financial company Mastercard in the building. Gawker ,...
  • Housing Wire - FHFA announces new financial rules for nonbanks
    1/30/2015 @ 6:06 PM - If Federal Housing Finance Agency has its way, nonbanks that do business with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will have to meet capital and liquidity requirements. The FHFA said its latest initiative provides greater transparency, clarity and consistency to sellers and servicers.
  • The Atlantic - The Burden of Hosting a Super Bowl
    1/30/2015 @ 5:51 PM - Workers drive past the University of Phoenix Stadium Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Glendale, Arizona. The New England Patriots face the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday. (AP/Charlie Riedel) When public money is used to help finance a new NFL stadium, two arguments help persuade officials and taxpayers that the investment...
  • Inman News - Fed affirms plans for rate liftoff, but mortgages are another story
    1/30/2015 @ 5:21 PM - First the facts, then the ponderables. Long-term U.S. interest rates fell again today, now to a 20-month low. The 10-year T-note broke through the 1.7 percent prior low to 1.66 percent, down from 1.85 percent on Monday and from 2.3 ...
  • Housing Wire - Senate flip
    1/30/2015 @ 5:00 PM - However, some economists believe the Republican sweep of both the Senate and House will reduce gridlock, increase pro-business legislation, and perhaps even lead to tax and immigration reform. One thing,s for certain — Democratic efforts to raise the minimum wage are now dead in the water.
  • New York Observer - We're Heading to MBA CREF 2015
    1/30/2015 @ 4:01 PM - Manchester Grand Hyatt. The Mortgage Bankers Association 's CREF/Multifamily Housing Convention & Expo 2015 kicks off this weekend in San Diego and Mortgage Observer will be there to scoop the latest market trends and deals. The conference, which runs from Feb. 1 to Feb. 4 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt , will...
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Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • Mashable - With hotels full, Airbnb hosts win big during Super Bowl
    1/30/2015 @ 9:34 PM - PHOENIX Like a Hail Mary pass, some Super Bowl revelers tossed lodging plans at the last minute to the wind and landed in the arms of Airbnb hosts. Local resident Sky King is one of those hosts who have opened their doors to the influx of travelers in need of lodging as hotels have had no...
  • Realtor.com News - An Affordable Mid-Century Beauty Blossoms in Arizona
    1/30/2015 @ 8:19 PM - When weve featured stunning Mid-Century-style homes , affordability is an issue. Eichlers in the San Francisco Bay Area have zoomed past the million-dollar mark,  notable homes in New Canaan, CT, routinely reach seven figures, and pristine examples of atomic living in Los Angeles fetch multiple millions. Thats...
  • Zillow - Blending In: How to Bring Tile and Stone Into a Room
    1/30/2015 @ 8:10 PM - By Anna Marie Fanelli A quick visual scan of most kitchens and bathrooms will revel a variety of material cues. Elements such as stainless steel appliances, crystal glassware, copper pots, hardwood floors and brushed nickel faucets all blend to create the overall look of a space. Bringing tile, stone and mixed material surfacing into a room helps tie...
  • Realtor.com News - 2015: Buy Now, Before the Feds Patience Ends
    1/30/2015 @ 7:52 PM - iStock By now youve probably heard that 2015 is expected to be a pretty good year for real estate. Its a prediction that we chief economists are all fairly aligned on . But what I cant emphasize enough is  why  Im so confident this is a defining year for the housing industry. It comes down to three...
  • SFGate - Just Approved: Homeowners pull equity from home to invest
    1/30/2015 @ 7:01 PM - Homeowners pull equity from home to investRate: 3.375 percent lender gave half a point toward closing cost credit.Sidhu's clients wanted to funnel more cash into their investments, so they looked to their home for equity.Since they don't intend to be tied to the property, the couple opted for an interest-only adjustable rate mortgage.Because the financing comes from a portfolio loan,...
  • SFGate - Hot Property: Couple's loving remodel transforms dated bungalow into warm, inviting space
    1/30/2015 @ 7:01 PM - 'Our thought was there is a constant scrum in Piedmont, and 2009 would be a good time to do it,' said Taeku Lee, a political science and law professor at UC Berkeley who had lived at 1102 Harvard Ave. with his wife since 2002.The Lee's three-bedroom continues that proud heritage through its remodeled kitchen, three updated bathrooms and a level,...
  • SFGate - Price Point: $2.49 million in Windsor
    1/30/2015 @ 7:01 PM - Hardwood floors and granite counters in the kitchen are among the design elements of the residence, which is being sold by its original owners.The lot provides substantial space to cultivate a hobby vineyard, and a large, stamped concrete driveway offers the room to park multiple vehicles or set up a basketball hoop.A pool sits beside a stacked stone wall, and...
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