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  • New York Observer - Queens Sees Biggest Chain Store Growth: Report
    12/22/2014 @ 5:01 PM - One of the many Dunkin' Donuts locations in Queens. Queens County experienced the biggest growth of national chain stores in 2014, expanding to 1,801 stores this year from 1,663 stores in 2013, according to New York think tank Center for an Urban Future 's annual 'State of the Chains' report released today. Though Brooklyn still...
  • New York Observer - Heritage Equity Closes on Wburg Site for $28.3M
    12/22/2014 @ 5:01 PM - 215 Moore Street. (Massey Knakal Realty Services listing) Toby Moskovits ' Heritage Equity Partners has closed on the purchase of Cooper Tank & Welding Corp. 's 2.3-acre site in East Williamsburg for roughly $28.3 million, Commercial Observer has learned. The sale of 215 Moore Street closed last Tuesday,...
  • New York Observer - Broad Street Development Nabs Two Mulberry Street Properties for $178.5M
    12/22/2014 @ 5:01 PM - The properties on Mulberry Street acquired by Broad Street Development. Broad Street Development , in conjunction with investment partner Crow Holdings , acquired two multi-family buildings on Mulberry Street in Soho for $178.5 million, according to a press release issued by Broad Street Development. The properties, 298 Mulberry Street and 304...
  • New York Observer - Eastern Union Brokers Construction Loan for Manhattan Beach Development
    12/22/2014 @ 5:01 PM - Eastern Union Funding brokered an $18.8 million loan from Valley National Bank to help orchestrate a mixed-use development at 102-104 West End Avenue in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, Mortgage Observer has learned. The borrower, Sergey Rybak of Rybak Development , is building a seven-story property there, which will contain 48...
  • New York Observer - Salvation Army Nears Deal to Sell Bedford Avenue Site
    12/22/2014 @ 5:01 PM - 176 Bedford Avenue. The former Williamsburg site of a Salvation Army thrift shop will soon be snapped up, Commercial Observer has learned. While it was previously reported that the religious and social service organization had plans to erect a two-story, 10,000-square-foot building for thrift shopping at 176 Bedford Avenue , Major ...
  • New York Observer - FreshDirect Breaks Ground on 500,000-SF Bronx Facility
    12/22/2014 @ 5:01 PM - A rendering of the new FreshDirect facility in the Bronx, set to open in 2016. FreshDirect broke ground today on its 500,000-square-foot property in the South Bronx, according to a press release from the online grocer. The massive warehouse in the Mott Haven section was designed by Cybul, Cybul & Wilhelm and...
  • Curbed - Cornerspotter: Hint: This Little Snow-Covered Church Was Near a Park
    12/22/2014 @ 4:50 PM - Welcome back to Cornerspotter , Curbed's game in which you try to identify the location and/or identity of a particular building or streetscape in a historic photograph. Impress us and your fellow Curbed readers with your uncanny insight into New York City and its past! This little snow-covered church was captured here...
  • The Real Deal - Beacon Capital signs health care ad firm at 32 Old Slip
    12/22/2014 @ 4:45 PM - 32 Old Slip and Mitchell Arkin (credit: Patrick McMullan) Less than a month after RXR Realty entered contract to buy a Downtown office building for $675 million, a health care advertising firm inked a lease there for 55,000 square feet. The Cement Bloc will occupy the full 15th floor and part of the 16th floor at the...
  • Gawker - All Real Estate Inside, Outside of NYC Now Too Expensive
    12/22/2014 @ 4:30 PM - On the real estate front, there's good news, and bad news. The bad news is you can't afford Manhattan . The good news is that Brooklyn is- oh. Hm . Well, the good news is that Queens is- oh. Shit . Uhhh.... Read more...
  • Curbed - It Ain't Easy Being Green: Mayor de Blasio wants to reduce...
    12/22/2014 @ 4:25 PM - Mayor de Blasio wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050, and here are a few of the ways the administration plans to reach that ambitious goal. First, focus on the biggest energy-suckers: its 1 million buildings that use energy for electricity, heating and cooling , starting with the 4,000 properties owned...
  • RE Journals - Tucker Development elevates three to senior leadership positions
    12/22/2014 @ 4:22 PM - Teresa Connors Jeff Glenner Rob Clark Tucker Development , a leading fund manager and developer of shopping centers and mixed-use properties, announced the promotion of three senior leadership positions, citing each individual's contributions to the company's ongoing strategy of targeting mixed-use development in the Chicago...
  • ArchDaily - INABA Frames Empire State Building with Animated 'New York Light' Installation
    12/22/2014 @ 4:19 PM - From the architect. This holiday season, wedged between two New York City icons – the Flatiron and Empire State building – stands the #NewYorkLight public art installation by Brooklyn-based INABA . A magnificent place to experience the Manhattan grid, the installation frames a unique and uninterrupted view of the skyline due to the clearing of...
  • The Atlantic - Can an Art Collector Save a Portland Ruin?
    12/22/2014 @ 4:17 PM - Portland's Centennial Mills, seen from the Willamette River. (Brian Libby) Walking through Centennial Mills, a cluster of abandoned early-20th-century mill buildings along Portland's Willamette River just north of downtown, it's easy to see both deterioration and potential. With a golden patina to their aged brick, these former flour and seed mills...
  • Curbed - Purple People Eaters: Famous Artists Help Fundraise to Fight NYU Expansion
    12/22/2014 @ 4:17 PM - An $8,000 page from an original Philip Glass score and a $5,000 painting of cats by Gary Indiana are just a few items up for grabs in the latest anti-NYU fundraiser. The opposition is currently appealing a court decision that ruled in favor of New York University's expansion,...
  • Zillow - Finding the Best Rental: Tips for Today's Market
    12/22/2014 @ 4:16 PM - If you're a renter, you may be finding your budget strained as rental rates now 15 percent higher than they were at the end of the recession in 2009 continue to rise across the country. You may even be feeling trapped, as saving for a down payment on a home becomes increasingly challenging. The median share of monthly income...
  • The Real Deal - Mark Geragos plans development near 10 Madison Sq. West
    12/22/2014 @ 4:00 PM - From left: Mark Geragos, 7 West 24th Street and Steve Witkoff Attorney-to-the-stars Mark Geragos is planning to convert a mixed-use building next door to Steve Witkoffs 10 Madison Square West.  Geragos, whose list of clients includes Kesha and Mike Tyson as well as plaintiffs in the ongoing sexual-harassment lawsuit against real estate website Zillow recently...
  • The Real Deal - Another Corcoran exit as Wendy Sarasohn jumps to BHS
    12/22/2014 @ 3:26 PM - From left: Wendy Sarasohn, BHS Hall Willkie and Corcorans Pamela Liebman Wendy Sarasohn, a top-ranked agent at the Corcoran Group, joined Brown Harris Stevens today,  The Real Deal  has learned. Sarasohn, who sold $100 million in real estate in 2012, is bringing daughter Jamie Joseph with her to BHS. Sarasohn , the latest agent to leave ...
  • Curbed - Curbed Awards 2014: Revisit the 14 Most Mindboggling Renderings of the Year
    12/22/2014 @ 3:25 PM - It's time to make up a bunch of awards and hand them out to the most deserving people, places and things in the real estate, architecture and neighborhood universes of New York City! Yep, it's time for the 11th Annual Curbed Awards ! It's not...
  • Curbed - Preservation Watch: Truman Capote's Old Brooklyn Heights House May Get a Pool
    12/22/2014 @ 3:21 PM - The Brooklyn Heights house where Truman Capote wrote In Cold Blood —also known as the most expensive home ever sold in Brooklyn—may be getting some serious renovations. The owner, Dan Houser , creator of Grand Theft Auto, who paid $12.5 million for the place in 2012 , filed an application with the Landmarks...
  • The Real Deal - What's hot on TRD Social right now
    12/22/2014 @ 3:09 PM - 1.   Douglas Elliman is getting ready to hit the slopes 2.   Tips on keeping closing costs low 3.   5 things you didnt know about the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree Like The Real Deal on Facebook for breaking industry stories, links to quirkier pieces and lively...
  • GlobeSt.com: New York - Broad Street Makes Rental Buy on Mulberry Street
    12/22/2014 @ 2:49 PM - NEW YORK CITY--BSD recently achieved a hit with its 215 Sullivan condo project in the same neighborhood, and now intends to meet "the market's strong rental demand," says principal Raymond Chalme.
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  • RE Journals - Tucker Development elevates three to senior leadership positions
    12/22/2014 @ 4:22 PM - Teresa Connors Jeff Glenner Rob Clark Tucker Development , a leading fund manager and developer of shopping centers and mixed-use properties, announced the promotion of three senior leadership positions, citing each individual's contributions to the company's ongoing strategy of targeting mixed-use development in the Chicago...
  • The Atlantic - Can an Art Collector Save a Portland Ruin?
    12/22/2014 @ 4:17 PM - Portland's Centennial Mills, seen from the Willamette River. (Brian Libby) Walking through Centennial Mills, a cluster of abandoned early-20th-century mill buildings along Portland's Willamette River just north of downtown, it's easy to see both deterioration and potential. With a golden patina to their aged brick, these former flour and seed mills...
  • The Atlantic - 14 Maps That Explain 2014
    12/22/2014 @ 1:00 PM - 1. Historic Drought ( U.S. Drought Monitor ) "There seems to be no relief in sight as the calendar flips over to 2014," the U.S. Drought Monitor pronounced of the West's parched conditions on January 7, after 2013 went down as (then) California's driest year on record. ...
  • The Atlantic - How the Cycle of Chronic Homelessness Begins-and Ends
    12/22/2014 @ 12:50 PM - Charles spent 18 years living on the streets of Washington, D.C. A web of problems brought him there, but the Housing First model helped him turn things around. (Christina Davidson) This story is part of a CityLab series on the state of homelessness in American cities. For the...
  • CP Executive - January 2015 - Briefs/Leasing & Management
    12/22/2014 @ 11:21 AM - SL Green Inks TD Bank to Anchor Office, Retail at One Vanderbilt SL Green Realty Corp. has signed TD Bank to a long-term lease that will make the bank both the office and retail anchor tenant at One Vanderbilt in Midtown Manhattan. TD Bank will occupy approximately 200,000 square feet of space, including a flagship retail store...
  • CP Executive - January 2015 – Briefs/Finance
    12/22/2014 @ 11:11 AM - The Chiofaro Co. Receives $500M in Financing for Boston Office Complex The Chiofaro Co. and an institutional partner have received $500 million in financing for International Place, a 1.8 million-square-foot, Class A trophy office complex located in Boston's Financial District. HFF secured the fixed-rate loan with New York Life Real Estate Investors and Northwestern Mutual. Originally completed...
  • CP Executive - January 2015 – Briefs/People
    12/22/2014 @ 11:04 AM - EdR Announces Officer Transitions (Left to Right: Paul Bower, Randy Churchey, Tom Trubiana) It's a bit of musical chairs at EdR Inc., the second largest student housing REIT. Paul Bower has retired as chairman of the board. He is being replaced with president & CEO Randy Churchey. Tom Trubiana, executive vice president & CIO,...
  • The Atlantic - 2014: An Epic Year for Climate Change and Other Weather-Related Disasters
    12/22/2014 @ 11:01 AM - In this Oct. 30, 2014 photo, the earth lays cracked in the nearly empty Itaim dam, responsible for providing water to the Sao Paulo metropolitan area, which is experiencing the worst drought to hit southeastern Brazil in more than eight decades. (AP Photo/Andre Penner) Stick your hand over a lit stove and you...
  • Reuters - U.S. existing home sales hit six-month low in November
    12/22/2014 @ 10:00 AM - WASHINGTON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - U.S. home resales tumbled to a six-month low in November after two straight months of strong increases, underscoring the uneven nature of the housing market recovery.
  • CP Executive - Economy Watch: Statewide Unemployment, Travel
    12/22/2014 @ 9:56 AM - By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor Forty-one states and the District of Columbia saw unemployment rate decreases in November compared with October, three states suffered increases, and six states experienced no change, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. Compared with the same month last year, 43 states and DC enjoyed unemployment rate decreases, four states saw increases,...
  • RE Journals - The Boulder Group arranges the sale of a net leased OReilly Auto Parts store
    12/22/2014 @ 9:46 AM - 1300 South Main Street The Boulder Group , a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a newly constructed single tenant net leased O'Reilly Auto Parts store located at 1300 South Main Street in Blackstone, Virginia for $1,296,624. O'Reilly Auto Parts is the sole occupant of the recently constructed 6,400 square foot building....
  • Curbed - Linkage: Mapping New Yorkers' Common Paths; Tribeca's Next Units
    12/22/2014 @ 9:14 AM - [Via Curbed Photo Pool/thebrooklyndodger .] · In Wallabout, a 19th-century wood frame house gets razed ['Stoner] · The Lower East Side's savvy approach to disaster resilience [UO] · The problems with extending the PATH to Newark Airport [SAS] · New housing supply, in the way of...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Real Estate Matters | Home seller resolutions for 2015
    12/22/2014 @ 5:31 AM - Here’s the good news: Homes are selling. We see “for sale” signs get posted and then watch as a corresponding “sold” sign gets hammered on a few weeks later. If you’re a seller, now is a good time to put your home on the market, as long as you’re realistic about your price. Pricing a […]
  • Tribeca Citizen - Newsletter: Dec. 22
    12/22/2014 @ 5:06 AM - NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: SOUTH OF MARKET Four or five times a year, interior designer Kay Douglass and her South of Market team go to France and Belgium to source antique and vintage furniture, decorative items, and more. The loot is sold at shops in Atlanta, Charleston, and now, Tribeca. Have a look around…. ...
  • Luxury Daily - Luxury FirstLook 2015 New York Jan. 13: Four Seasons, Buccellati, Baume & Mercier, Christie's, Lancome, Douglas Elliman, Twitter, Hunton Powerboats
    12/22/2014 @ 4:46 AM - Timeless experiences for Baume & Mercier Please click here to register for Luxury FirstLook: Strategy 2015 in New York on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 Registration is open for the third annual Luxury FirstLook: Strategy 2015 conference Tuesday, Jan. 13 featuring speakers from the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Buccellati, Baume & Mercier, Christie's,...
  • Multi-Housing News - Joint Venture Buys Capitol Riverfront Office Building
    12/21/2014 @ 11:51 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Houston-based Lionstone Investments and London-based Hermes Real Estate recently purchased a Class A office building in the District's Capitol Riverfront submarket for an undisclosed price. It marked the $250 million joint venture's first investment. The 12-story office building opened in 2008. It was developed by Opus East, a company...
  • CP Executive - Joint Venture Buys Capitol Riverfront Office Building
    12/21/2014 @ 11:51 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Houston-based Lionstone Investments and London-based Hermes Real Estate recently purchased a Class A office building in the District's Capitol Riverfront submarket for an undisclosed price. It marked the $250 million joint venture's first investment. The 12-story office building opened in 2008. It was developed by Opus East, a company...
  • ArchDaily - Winning Proposals of 'Looking Forward' Visualize the Future Athenaeum of Philadelphia
    12/21/2014 @ 12:01 PM - The Athenaeum  has just announced the winning proposals of the Looking Forward: Re-imagining the Athenaeum of Philadelphia  competition. In celebration of its 200th anniversary, the independent library and museum issued a challenge to architects, designers, and artists to illustrate their visions for the Athenaeum of the Future.” The competitions entries included 46 professional and 42 student proposals from 17...
  • Gant Daily - 8 best vines in politics 2014
    12/21/2014 @ 11:45 AM - Whether its competing in a guitar battle or doing a karate kick in costume, theres a lot a politician can do in six seconds. With that, I give you the best Vines in politics for 2014: 1. Joe Biden goes into take a selfie while wearing a baseball cap, and its really a Vine. Oh yes, the girl taking...
  • CP Executive - Cathedral Commons Adds Seven New Retailers
    12/21/2014 @ 10:27 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor The Bozzuto Group announced on Monday the signing of seven new retail tenants for its brand-new Cathedral Commons mixed-use development, on Wisconsin Avenue in Washington, D.C. The seven retailers are the Grilled Oyster Co., [solidcore], Wylie Wagg, Le Village Marche, Core 72, Pure Barre and Parks Fabricare. Together, they...
  • Multi-Housing News - Cathedral Commons Adds Seven New Retailers
    12/21/2014 @ 10:27 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor The Bozzuto Group announced on Monday the signing of seven new retail tenants for its brand-new Cathedral Commons mixed-use development, on Wisconsin Avenue in Washington, D.C. The seven retailers are the Grilled Oyster Co., [solidcore], Wylie Wagg, Le Village Marche, Core 72, Pure Barre and Parks Fabricare. Together, they...
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  • Zillow - Finding the Best Rental: Tips for Today's Market
    12/22/2014 @ 4:16 PM - If you're a renter, you may be finding your budget strained as rental rates now 15 percent higher than they were at the end of the recession in 2009 continue to rise across the country. You may even be feeling trapped, as saving for a down payment on a home becomes increasingly challenging. The median share of monthly income...
  • Haute Residence - Oppenheim Architecture Reveals Plans for $36 Million Oceanfront Casa Playa
    12/22/2014 @ 4:13 PM - Chad Oppenheim s Florida-based firm, Oppenheim Architecture , has just unveiled plans for a 23,000-square-foot, resort-style residence in Golden Beach, set to break ground in the coming year. Equipped with an energy-efficient green roof, the home-which boasts 6,000 square feet of terraces, along with a 5,000-square-foot spa and fitness floor-showcases numerous spa pools, sunken hamman...
  • Multi-Housing News - Sales and Design Gallery for Soon-to-Be High-End Miami Condos Doubles as Public Art Space
    12/22/2014 @ 2:13 PM - By Joshua Ayers, Senior Editor Miami-Miami's Brickell Flatiron Park has been the recent focus of New York Artist Julian Schnabel, who is working on an art installation there that will serve as public art and a sales and design hub for CMC Group's nearby luxury residential development, Brickell Flatiron. The small building in the park will double...
  • Bigger Pockets - 8 Essential Items to Include in Your Vacation Home Welcome Booklet
    12/22/2014 @ 2:00 PM - Usually a week or so prior to Christmas, we are really slow in the vacation home management business here in Orlando. Christmas time is one of the busiest times of the year, but there is always a lull before the storm, so we take this time each year to review our policies and make sure the material we give to our...
  • Real Trends - Where is the Mortgage Fraud?
    12/22/2014 @ 1:25 PM - • Florida's LexisNexis® Mortgage Fraud Index (MFI) ranked first in the nation for loans investigated in 2013. The MFI is an indication of the amount of mortgage-related fraud and misrepresentation involving industry professionals found through LexisNexis® Mortgage Industry Data Exchange (MIDEX®) subscriber fraud investigations in various geographical areas within any particular year. Florida's reported MFI of 529 is more than...
  • The Real Deal - In legal tangle, Ashkenazy works to forestall contempt citations
    12/22/2014 @ 1:10 PM - Ben Ashkenazy Lawyers for developers Ben and Izzy Ashkenazy and their business partner Jonathan Igus are in talks to resolve potential contempt citations for allegedly failing to appear for depositions. Those depositions are tied to $5 million in judgments the developers owe the now-defunct Anglo Irish Bank. Lawyers for Wells Fargo and Lone Star Funds filed suit...
  • Web Urbanist - Architectural Gems: 13 Blinged-Out Buildings Cut Like Stones
    12/22/2014 @ 1:01 PM - [ By Steph in Architecture & Offices & Commercial . ] Architects hoping their creations will be described as gems could take the literal route and design faceted structures that call to mind diamonds, geodes and other precious stones. Made of glass or mirrored...
  • The Atlantic - 14 Maps That Explain 2014
    12/22/2014 @ 1:00 PM - 1. Historic Drought ( U.S. Drought Monitor ) "There seems to be no relief in sight as the calendar flips over to 2014," the U.S. Drought Monitor pronounced of the West's parched conditions on January 7, after 2013 went down as (then) California's driest year on record. ...
  • Multi-Housing News - RED Capital Group Announces New Senior Managing Director of Affordable Housing
    12/22/2014 @ 11:31 AM - Columbus, Ohio-Tracey Peters is the new senior managing director of affordable housing for RED Capital. He has been with the firm for over 20 years and has extensive experience in affordable housing. Peters has been active with several housing authorities, non-profit developers and for-profit affordable housing developers. He has served as the lead banker on Section 236, Section 202,...
  • CP Executive - January 2015 - Briefs/Sales & Development
    12/22/2014 @ 11:22 AM - Blackstone Sells IndCor Properties to GIC for $8B In one of the largest industrial property transactions to date, Blackstone has agreed to sell IndCor Properties to GIC, Singapore's  sovereign wealth fund, for $8.1 billion. Upon this announcement, IndCor, which operates 117 million square feet of high-quality industrial properties throughout United States, will no longer be pursuing an IPO. Closing...
  • CP Executive - January 2015 – Briefs/People
    12/22/2014 @ 11:04 AM - EdR Announces Officer Transitions (Left to Right: Paul Bower, Randy Churchey, Tom Trubiana) It's a bit of musical chairs at EdR Inc., the second largest student housing REIT. Paul Bower has retired as chairman of the board. He is being replaced with president & CEO Randy Churchey. Tom Trubiana, executive vice president & CIO,...
  • Inhabitat - Casa Playa will be a stunning $36 million oceanfront retreat in Florida
    12/22/2014 @ 11:01 AM - Read the rest of Casa Playa will be a stunning $36 million oceanfront retreat in Florida Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: beach house , Casa Playa , Casa Playa beach home , Chad Oppenheim , ...
  • The Atlantic - The Biggest Transportation Breakthroughs of 2014
    12/22/2014 @ 10:15 AM - Google When considering how to summarize the Year in Transportation that was 2014, it's tempting just to compile a list of Uber-related incidents or scandals or lawsuits or absurdities and call it a day. But as much as the human and hive minds are drawn...
  • Property Wire - Rapid price growth slowing in many US markets, latest index shows
    12/22/2014 @ 9:20 AM - Rapid property price growth in the US continued to level off in the second half of 2014, but markets hardest hit by the recession are still seeing double digit value growth, the latest data shows. Cumulatively, US homes will be worth $27.5 trillion at the end of 2014, a 6.7% increase overall, according to the latest data from real...
  • Daily Finance - How Investors Can Cash In on Cuba
    12/22/2014 @ 7:00 AM - Filed under: Investing Javier Galeano/AP After President Barack Obama last week proposed to relax trading restrictions with Cuba, the subject has been stirring plenty of debate on both sides of the political decision -- but investors know that they simply have to follow the money for a shot at success. There will...
  • Gant Daily - Jeb Bush can win it all
    12/22/2014 @ 1:30 AM - Ever since Bridge-gate” threatened to derail the once inevitable” nomination of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as the Republican presidential candidate for 2016, Jeb Bush has been hinting that he might jump into the fray. And with last weeks Facebook announcement, the former Florida governor has emerged as a serious contender if he chooses to run. ...
  • RE Journals - Detroits Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn help client close one of largest hotel purchases of 2014
    12/22/2014 @ 1:05 AM - J. Adam Rothstein Karen Pifer Detroit-based law firm Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP represented Pebblebrook Hotel Trust in its acquisition of the Revere Hotel Boston Common, in what is one of the single largest hotel asset purchases in the United States this year. Valued at $260.4 million, the deal, which...
  • The Real Deal - Tommy Hilfiger to bring 'grandeur' back to Miami Beach hotel
    12/21/2014 @ 1:00 PM - Tommy Hilfiger and the Raleigh on Miami Beach From the South Florida website:   Designer Tommy Hilfiger is looking to 'bring back the grandeur' of the Raleigh, a Miami Beach hotel he bought earlier this year for $56 million. Hilfiger is planning to turn the 1940 Art Deco building into a high-end hotel and a private...
  • ArchDaily - In Defense of Santiago Calatrava
    12/21/2014 @ 8:00 AM - In recent years, few architects have had a tougher time in the media than Santiago Calatrava . Whether its his repeated legal battles over leaking roofs  and peeling facades , the unceremonious death of his Chicago Spire project , or the media firestorm over his New York Transportation Hub  that is $2 billion over budget,...
  • Calculated Risk - Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 401 Institutions
    12/20/2014 @ 8:07 AM - This is an unofficial list of Problem Banks compiled only from public sources. Here is the unofficial problem bank list for Dec 19, 2014. Changes and comments from surferdude808: The OCC released an update on its latest enforcement action activity that contributed to many changes to the Unofficial Problem Bank List...
  • Hot Property - LA Times - Matt Damon sells Miami Beach home for $15.4 million
    12/20/2014 @ 7:00 AM - Academy Award-winning actor Matt Damon has sold his waterfront home in Miami Beach, Fla.
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  • Zillow - Report: Christopher Meloni Snags Haunted 'Ozzie & Harriet' House
    12/22/2014 @ 4:49 PM - This house knows show business. It served as the television home of the titular couple on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” from 1952 to 1966, and was movie agent Ari Golds home on Entourage.” Now, in real life, it belongs to Christopher Meloni of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” according to Curbed Los Angeles . The...
  • The Atlantic - Can an Art Collector Save a Portland Ruin?
    12/22/2014 @ 4:17 PM - Portland's Centennial Mills, seen from the Willamette River. (Brian Libby) Walking through Centennial Mills, a cluster of abandoned early-20th-century mill buildings along Portland's Willamette River just north of downtown, it's easy to see both deterioration and potential. With a golden patina to their aged brick, these former flour and seed mills...
  • Zillow - Finding the Best Rental: Tips for Today's Market
    12/22/2014 @ 4:16 PM - If you're a renter, you may be finding your budget strained as rental rates now 15 percent higher than they were at the end of the recession in 2009 continue to rise across the country. You may even be feeling trapped, as saving for a down payment on a home becomes increasingly challenging. The median share of monthly income...
  • The Real Deal - Mark Geragos plans development near 10 Madison Sq. West
    12/22/2014 @ 4:00 PM - From left: Mark Geragos, 7 West 24th Street and Steve Witkoff Attorney-to-the-stars Mark Geragos is planning to convert a mixed-use building next door to Steve Witkoffs 10 Madison Square West.  Geragos, whose list of clients includes Kesha and Mike Tyson as well as plaintiffs in the ongoing sexual-harassment lawsuit against real estate website Zillow recently...
  • Haute Residence - Swedish Video Game Developer Markus Persson Claims Winning Bid for The Top of Hillcrest
    12/22/2014 @ 3:22 PM - Remember this outrageous mansion ? The one that could easily pass for someones private mini mall/hotel, touting an $85 million price tag? Alas, the incredible estate has found a new owner. After a bidding war with Jay-Z and Beyoncé , Swedish video game developer Markus Persson  has purchased The Top of Hillcrest”-an outrageous 23,000-square-foot Beverly Hills mansion-for...
  • Multi-Housing News - TODAYS DEALS: Waterton Re-Enters Seattle with 155-Unit Buy
    12/22/2014 @ 2:40 PM - Lynnwood, Wash.-Waterton Associates has re-entered the Seattle market with the purchase of Martha Lake Apartments, a 155-unit community located in the north suburban Lynnwood, Wash., about 15 miles northwest of downtown Seattle. The deal is the sixth completed by Waterton in 2014, and represents the first community community owned in the Seattle area since 2004. 'Seattle has been and...
  • Redfin Blog - UnReal Estate of the Week: The Most Talked About Celebrity Homes of 2014
    12/22/2014 @ 2:23 PM - Many stars were playing the real estate game this year, but there were some high rollers in the market who were dealing in some serious 'unreal' estate.  We took a look at a few star-studded transactions to highlight some of the most outrageous estates of 2014. Rihanna's Pacific Palisades Property Put Up for Sale ...
  • Realtor.com News - NHL's Jack Johnson Lists His Other SoCal House for Rent
    12/22/2014 @ 2:21 PM - In November, we learned about the financial troubles  of Jack Johnson, a defenseman for the Columbus Blue Jackets in the NHL. Unknown to him, his parents used his money for their own purposes , leading Johnson to declare bankruptcy. One of the things Johnsons parents purchased was a house in Manhattan Beach, CA . According to...
  • Zillow - Dennis Miller Lists Beach Mansion for $22.5M
    12/22/2014 @ 2:13 PM - The beach retreat Dennis Miller and his wife, Carolyn Espley-Miller, are listing for $22.5 million has an office but buyers should expect to accomplish very little there. We joke that no work ever gets done, because were either staring at the view or talking on the phone about how beautiful the view is,” Carolyn told House Beautiful...
  • Remodelista - Instant Scandi Holiday Table (by Way of eBay)
    12/22/2014 @ 2:08 PM - A common thread here at Remodelista? Our obsession with Scandinavian design, especially during the holidays. So as we gear up for a season of entertaining, I was inspired to pull together a dinner party table setting mixing vintage and contemporary Scandinavian design, from Iittala's Alvar Aalto vases to Kartio's glassware by Finnish master Kaj Franck. Where to find everything in...
  • Business Insider - Here's Video Of That Bonkers $70 Million Mansion That The Minecraft Creator Bought, Outbidding Jay Z And Beyoncé
    12/22/2014 @ 1:29 PM - This 23,000-square-foot over-the-top Beverly Hills mansion was recently purchased by Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson. According to TMZ, Jay Z and Beyonce had interest in the home but were outbid. Persson closed on the mansion for a whopping $70 million, $15 million below the asking price of $85 million. Video courtesy of T ri-Blend...
  • Real Trends - Where is the Mortgage Fraud?
    12/22/2014 @ 1:25 PM - • Florida's LexisNexis® Mortgage Fraud Index (MFI) ranked first in the nation for loans investigated in 2013. The MFI is an indication of the amount of mortgage-related fraud and misrepresentation involving industry professionals found through LexisNexis® Mortgage Industry Data Exchange (MIDEX®) subscriber fraud investigations in various geographical areas within any particular year. Florida's reported MFI of 529 is more than...
  • The Atlantic - 14 Maps That Explain 2014
    12/22/2014 @ 1:00 PM - 1. Historic Drought ( U.S. Drought Monitor ) "There seems to be no relief in sight as the calendar flips over to 2014," the U.S. Drought Monitor pronounced of the West's parched conditions on January 7, after 2013 went down as (then) California's driest year on record. ...
  • Re/code - Someone Built Minecraft Creator Notchs New Home in Minecraft
    12/22/2014 @ 12:36 PM - Dan Bovey / YouTube Minecraft creator and Mojang co-founder Markus Notch” Persson recently set a real estate record when he nabbed a 23,000-square foot mansion in Beverly Hills for $70 million. It took all of one day for someone to create the house in Minecraft: This would probably be...
  • Realtor.com News - Next in Housing Market: Digital 3-D
    12/22/2014 @ 12:20 PM - 3D technology has made it onto television screens - and now its changing the way real estate is bought and sold. WSJs Josh Barbanel reports. Photo: Agaton Strom for The Wall Street Journal Soon apartment hunters in Manhattan may no longer be required to tramp from one open house to the next only to rule out unsuitable...
  • Inman News - Our new house, digital or mechanical, revivals and the Barney Rubble flat
    12/22/2014 @ 12:18 PM - Small talk This is a house that works for us; we dont work for the house,” Yaz said, describing our new little 1920s bungalow in Los Angeles. The home functions more on mechanical than digital features (more on that later). ...
  • CP Executive - January 2015 - Briefs/Leasing & Management
    12/22/2014 @ 11:21 AM - SL Green Inks TD Bank to Anchor Office, Retail at One Vanderbilt SL Green Realty Corp. has signed TD Bank to a long-term lease that will make the bank both the office and retail anchor tenant at One Vanderbilt in Midtown Manhattan. TD Bank will occupy approximately 200,000 square feet of space, including a flagship retail store...
  • CP Executive - January 2015 – Briefs/Finance
    12/22/2014 @ 11:11 AM - The Chiofaro Co. Receives $500M in Financing for Boston Office Complex The Chiofaro Co. and an institutional partner have received $500 million in financing for International Place, a 1.8 million-square-foot, Class A trophy office complex located in Boston's Financial District. HFF secured the fixed-rate loan with New York Life Real Estate Investors and Northwestern Mutual. Originally completed...
  • CP Executive - January 2015 – Briefs/People
    12/22/2014 @ 11:04 AM - EdR Announces Officer Transitions (Left to Right: Paul Bower, Randy Churchey, Tom Trubiana) It's a bit of musical chairs at EdR Inc., the second largest student housing REIT. Paul Bower has retired as chairman of the board. He is being replaced with president & CEO Randy Churchey. Tom Trubiana, executive vice president & CIO,...
  • The Atlantic - 2014: An Epic Year for Climate Change and Other Weather-Related Disasters
    12/22/2014 @ 11:01 AM - In this Oct. 30, 2014 photo, the earth lays cracked in the nearly empty Itaim dam, responsible for providing water to the Sao Paulo metropolitan area, which is experiencing the worst drought to hit southeastern Brazil in more than eight decades. (AP Photo/Andre Penner) Stick your hand over a lit stove and you...
  • ArchDaily - Convento House / Enrique Mora Alvarado
    12/22/2014 @ 11:01 AM - Architects: Enrique Mora Alvarado Location: Chone , Ecuador Project Director: Enrique Mora Alvarado Area: 125.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Courtesy of Enrique Mora Alvarado ...
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  • RE Journals - Tucker Development elevates three to senior leadership positions
    12/22/2014 @ 4:22 PM - Teresa Connors Jeff Glenner Rob Clark Tucker Development , a leading fund manager and developer of shopping centers and mixed-use properties, announced the promotion of three senior leadership positions, citing each individual's contributions to the company's ongoing strategy of targeting mixed-use development in the Chicago...
  • ArchDaily - INABA Frames Empire State Building with Animated 'New York Light' Installation
    12/22/2014 @ 4:19 PM - From the architect. This holiday season, wedged between two New York City icons – the Flatiron and Empire State building – stands the #NewYorkLight public art installation by Brooklyn-based INABA . A magnificent place to experience the Manhattan grid, the installation frames a unique and uninterrupted view of the skyline due to the clearing of...
  • The Atlantic - Can an Art Collector Save a Portland Ruin?
    12/22/2014 @ 4:17 PM - Portland's Centennial Mills, seen from the Willamette River. (Brian Libby) Walking through Centennial Mills, a cluster of abandoned early-20th-century mill buildings along Portland's Willamette River just north of downtown, it's easy to see both deterioration and potential. With a golden patina to their aged brick, these former flour and seed mills...
  • The Real Deal - Mark Geragos plans development near 10 Madison Sq. West
    12/22/2014 @ 4:00 PM - From left: Mark Geragos, 7 West 24th Street and Steve Witkoff Attorney-to-the-stars Mark Geragos is planning to convert a mixed-use building next door to Steve Witkoffs 10 Madison Square West.  Geragos, whose list of clients includes Kesha and Mike Tyson as well as plaintiffs in the ongoing sexual-harassment lawsuit against real estate website Zillow recently...
  • Reuters - Wang Jianlin, China's property tycoon, finds golden path to billions
    12/22/2014 @ 4:00 PM - BEIJING, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Wang Jianlin built Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties Co into China's most powerful real estate firm with a mix of savvy political instincts and army-bred discipline,...
  • Gothamist - A Store Selling Just Tins Of Seafood Is Coming To NYC
    12/22/2014 @ 4:00 PM - Not to be confused with the shop dedicated to frozen food , a canned seafood store is apparently coming to NYC. London-based pop-up Tincan says it's coming to the city next year after closing up shop across the pond just before Christmas, Eater reports . "There's no kitchen," explain project architects AL_A. "Just a super healthy...
  • Bigger Pockets - How to Boost Your Cash Flow With a Water-Efficient Rental Property
    12/22/2014 @ 4:00 PM - Of all the rental properties Ive ever owned, there is one utility bill Ive always gotten stuck paying out-of-pocket. The water bill. A lot of multi-family landlords have to deal with this issue. It's one of those ever-present utilities that is always needed , no matter who youre tenants are, what time of year it is...
  • Buzz Buzz Home - This Tokyo-based architect has designed the most colorful bank you'll ever see
    12/22/2014 @ 3:53 PM - If you know a bank that puts more design energy into its local branches, we want to hear about it.
  • Mashable - Italy fines TripAdvisor $600,000 for not preventing false reviews
    12/22/2014 @ 3:32 PM - MILAN Italy's antitrust authority has fined travel planning website TripAdvisor 500,000 euros ($600,000) following complaints of improper business practices lodged by a national hoteliers' association and a consumer protection agency. The antitrust authority said in a statement Monday that TripAdvisor had failed to adopt controls to prevent false reviews, while at the same time promoting the site's content...
  • Multi-Housing News - Metroffice Development in Breaks Ground in Bucharest's Iride City Master Plan
    12/22/2014 @ 2:35 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Bucharest, Romania-Site work has recently started on the Metroffice, a new office development project in the heart of the Romanian capital. The groundbreaking also marks the beginning of the redevelopment of the existing Iride Business Park into Iride City, an urban quarter. IMMOFINANZ Group owns and develops the property. The three towers...
  • Bob Vila - House Tour: A French Castle Rises from Its Ruins
    12/22/2014 @ 2:14 PM - ["Frustrated in their search for a small farmhouse in the south of France, Karina and Craig Waters drove 500 miles in one day to arrive at the gates of Chateau de Gudanes, a centuries-old, ramshackle estate in the Pyrenees mountains. ", "Inside, the couple had to wear hard hats, and for safety reasons could walk only into a handful of rooms....
  • Inhabitat - Sinato adds space for three and a mezzanine reading room to Fujigaoka T apartment
    12/22/2014 @ 2:00 PM - Read the rest of Sinato adds space for three and a mezzanine reading room to Fujigaoka T apartment Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: apartment renovation , Fujigaoka T , green renovation , japanese architecture , ...
  • GlobeSt.com: New York - RFR Puts 757 Third on the Block
    12/22/2014 @ 1:45 PM - NEW YORK CITY--The repositioned office property near Grand Central Terminal could fetch upwards of $400 million as it's shopped around to institutional and international investors.
  • Web Urbanist - Architectural Gems: 13 Blinged-Out Buildings Cut Like Stones
    12/22/2014 @ 1:01 PM - [ By Steph in Architecture & Offices & Commercial . ] Architects hoping their creations will be described as gems could take the literal route and design faceted structures that call to mind diamonds, geodes and other precious stones. Made of glass or mirrored...
  • The Atlantic - 14 Maps That Explain 2014
    12/22/2014 @ 1:00 PM - 1. Historic Drought ( U.S. Drought Monitor ) "There seems to be no relief in sight as the calendar flips over to 2014," the U.S. Drought Monitor pronounced of the West's parched conditions on January 7, after 2013 went down as (then) California's driest year on record. ...
  • Urbaneer - Toronto Skyline Porn
    12/22/2014 @ 11:23 AM - We love where we live and work - not just for the experience of being in Toronto, but for the uniquely stunning visuals that our beloved cityscape provides. They are electric but subtle and promote an undeniable emotional connection to the energy generated in urban living. That's in part why
  • CP Executive - January 2015 - Briefs/Sales & Development
    12/22/2014 @ 11:22 AM - Blackstone Sells IndCor Properties to GIC for $8B In one of the largest industrial property transactions to date, Blackstone has agreed to sell IndCor Properties to GIC, Singapore's  sovereign wealth fund, for $8.1 billion. Upon this announcement, IndCor, which operates 117 million square feet of high-quality industrial properties throughout United States, will no longer be pursuing an IPO. Closing...
  • CP Executive - January 2015 - Briefs/Leasing & Management
    12/22/2014 @ 11:21 AM - SL Green Inks TD Bank to Anchor Office, Retail at One Vanderbilt SL Green Realty Corp. has signed TD Bank to a long-term lease that will make the bank both the office and retail anchor tenant at One Vanderbilt in Midtown Manhattan. TD Bank will occupy approximately 200,000 square feet of space, including a flagship retail store...
  • CP Executive - CPA:18 - Global REIT Acquires Office Campus in Rotterdam
    12/22/2014 @ 11:13 AM - By Barbra Murray, Contributing Editor   CPA:18 - Global, a non-traded REIT managed by W. P. Carey Inc., has acquired a two-building office campus in Rotterdam, Netherlands, in a sale-leaseback transaction with Royal Vopak, the world's largest independent tank storage provider.  W. P. Carey shelled out $86 million for the assets, which total approximately 188,300 square...
  • CP Executive - January 2015 – Briefs/Finance
    12/22/2014 @ 11:11 AM - The Chiofaro Co. Receives $500M in Financing for Boston Office Complex The Chiofaro Co. and an institutional partner have received $500 million in financing for International Place, a 1.8 million-square-foot, Class A trophy office complex located in Boston's Financial District. HFF secured the fixed-rate loan with New York Life Real Estate Investors and Northwestern Mutual. Originally completed...
  • RE Journals - Harrison Street Real Estate Capital hires John Philipchuck
    12/22/2014 @ 11:08 AM - John Philipchuck has joined Harrison Street Real Estate Capital ('HSRE' or 'Firm') as an Assistant Vice President in the Firm's Research group. Prior to joining HSRE, John led real estate research and strategy at Government of Singapore ('GIC') for the Americas region, which spanned all property types and included private and public equity and debt investments. John played...
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Popular Stories

  • NY Daily News - Bronx homeless shelter still looks like a hotel
    12/22/2014 @ 2:01 AM - These signs won't lead to a good time.

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  • The Real Deal - Greystone plans mixed-use development on Harlem church site
    12/22/2014 @ 10:50 AM - 75 East 125th Street A house of worship on 125th Street that is more than a half-century-old will have to make way for a new mixed-use apartment building. Greystone & Co. is planning to construct a 12-story, 75-unit apartment building with retail space at the location of Samuels Temple Church of God in Christ. The church has been located at...

    Tagged in:    New York

  • ArchDaily - Balint House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
    12/22/2014 @ 3:01 AM - Architects: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos Location: 46117 Bétera, Valencia, Spain Architect In Charge: Fran Silvestre Area: 772.0 sqm Photographs: Diego Opazo Collaborators:...

    Tagged in:    International

  • EV Grieve - Checkers opens TODAY; 1st look at the specials
    12/22/2014 @ 4:42 AM - The Checkers Watch® comes to an end today with the Grand Opening here on First Avenue between East 13th Street and East 14th Street. And here is a look at just two of their specials Checkers is also serving smiles. Previously on EV...

    Tagged in:    New York

  • EV Grieve - From couches to beds on 3rd Avenue
    12/22/2014 @ 4:40 AM - In other exciting retail news there's a new tenant for the former Jennifer Convertibles space at 111 Third Ave. near East 14th St. Signage is up now for Sleepy's which, despite the grand opening signage... isn't actually open yet. As you can see -...

    Tagged in:    New York

  • Inman News - Timothy Ellis: 'Selling ads to agents is not disruptive'
    12/22/2014 @ 4:15 AM - The (former) Porch hacker talks stupid tech buzzwords, nectarines and whiskey, and misaligned incentives, plus why "disruptive" technology is anything but ...
  • EV Grieve - A festive Urban Etiquette Sign for the holidays
    12/22/2014 @ 4:30 AM - Spotted on Avenue A via Shawn Chittle Please close the door behind you. (Safer for all) (and call the landlord to remind him) Love the decorations. Thanks. Bonus points for the fine use of parentheses
  • Freshome - Modernist Glamour Showcased by Imposing Brody House in Los Angeles, California
    12/22/2014 @ 3:45 AM - Located in Holmby Hills, an exclusive neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, the Brody House is a 11,511 square foot residence displaying contemporary luxury throughout. The massive house was designed in 1949 by famous architect Archibald Quincy Jones  and is defined as an essay of modernist glamor which highlights the renaissance of two movements presiding over architectural thinking...

    Tagged in:    California   Celebrity

  • Remodelista - Table of Contents: Winter's Tale
    12/22/2014 @ 3:00 AM - This week we're devoting our days to end-of-the-year festivities (cocktails included). Above: Deck the table with flowering bulbs and a branch in a bottle. Photograph by Joy E. Janes of Mornings Like These . Monday...

    Tagged in:    International   Tips and Tricks

  • ArchDaily - Multicultural Centre in Isbergues / Dominique Coulon & Associés
    12/22/2014 @ 2:01 AM - Architects: Dominique Coulon & Associés Location: Rue Léon Blum, 62330 Isbergues, France Architects In Charge: Dominique Coulon, Steve Letho Duclos Project Assistant: Gautier Duthoit Area: 3928.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: David Romero-Uzeda, Guillaume Wittmann ...

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Celebrity Real Estate

  • Zillow - Report: Christopher Meloni Snags Haunted 'Ozzie & Harriet' House
    12/22/2014 @ 4:49 PM - This house knows show business. It served as the television home of the titular couple on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” from 1952 to 1966, and was movie agent Ari Golds home on Entourage.” Now, in real life, it belongs to Christopher Meloni of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” according to Curbed Los Angeles . The...
  • Curbed - Purple People Eaters: Famous Artists Help Fundraise to Fight NYU Expansion
    12/22/2014 @ 4:17 PM - An $8,000 page from an original Philip Glass score and a $5,000 painting of cats by Gary Indiana are just a few items up for grabs in the latest anti-NYU fundraiser. The opposition is currently appealing a court decision that ruled in favor of New York University's expansion,...
  • Bigger Pockets - How to Boost Your Cash Flow With a Water-Efficient Rental Property
    12/22/2014 @ 4:00 PM - Of all the rental properties Ive ever owned, there is one utility bill Ive always gotten stuck paying out-of-pocket. The water bill. A lot of multi-family landlords have to deal with this issue. It's one of those ever-present utilities that is always needed , no matter who youre tenants are, what time of year it is...
  • The Real Deal - Mark Geragos plans development near 10 Madison Sq. West
    12/22/2014 @ 4:00 PM - From left: Mark Geragos, 7 West 24th Street and Steve Witkoff Attorney-to-the-stars Mark Geragos is planning to convert a mixed-use building next door to Steve Witkoffs 10 Madison Square West.  Geragos, whose list of clients includes Kesha and Mike Tyson as well as plaintiffs in the ongoing sexual-harassment lawsuit against real estate website Zillow recently...
  • The Real Deal - Another Corcoran exit as Wendy Sarasohn jumps to BHS
    12/22/2014 @ 3:26 PM - From left: Wendy Sarasohn, BHS Hall Willkie and Corcorans Pamela Liebman Wendy Sarasohn, a top-ranked agent at the Corcoran Group, joined Brown Harris Stevens today,  The Real Deal  has learned. Sarasohn, who sold $100 million in real estate in 2012, is bringing daughter Jamie Joseph with her to BHS. Sarasohn , the latest agent to leave ...
  • Haute Residence - Swedish Video Game Developer Markus Persson Claims Winning Bid for The Top of Hillcrest
    12/22/2014 @ 3:22 PM - Remember this outrageous mansion ? The one that could easily pass for someones private mini mall/hotel, touting an $85 million price tag? Alas, the incredible estate has found a new owner. After a bidding war with Jay-Z and Beyoncé , Swedish video game developer Markus Persson  has purchased The Top of Hillcrest”-an outrageous 23,000-square-foot Beverly Hills mansion-for...
  • Curbed - Curbed Cup 2014: Curbed Cup Elite Eight: (8) Tribeca vs. (16) City Island
    12/22/2014 @ 2:43 PM - Half the field has already been eliminated in the Curbed Cup , our annual award to the New York City neighborhood of the year. This week we'll have two matchups apiece on Monday and Tuesday—with the polls left open for 24 hours-and by Wednesday only four contenders will be left vying for the prestigious fake trophy. Let the eliminations...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • New York Observer - Heritage Equity Closes on Wburg Site for $28.3M
    12/22/2014 @ 5:01 PM - 215 Moore Street. (Massey Knakal Realty Services listing) Toby Moskovits ' Heritage Equity Partners has closed on the purchase of Cooper Tank & Welding Corp. 's 2.3-acre site in East Williamsburg for roughly $28.3 million, Commercial Observer has learned. The sale of 215 Moore Street closed last Tuesday,...
  • The Real Deal - Beacon Capital signs health care ad firm at 32 Old Slip
    12/22/2014 @ 4:45 PM - 32 Old Slip and Mitchell Arkin (credit: Patrick McMullan) Less than a month after RXR Realty entered contract to buy a Downtown office building for $675 million, a health care advertising firm inked a lease there for 55,000 square feet. The Cement Bloc will occupy the full 15th floor and part of the 16th floor at the...
  • Blue Matter - Home Tip of the Day: Make Your Own Wrapping Paper
    12/22/2014 @ 4:20 PM - Its officially wrapping season!  Looking for a unique way to doll up your gifts?  Try making your own wrapping paper.  Here are a few ideas on how to customize your holiday gifts to make them even more special. For other clever home tips & tricks, subscribe to  Coldwell Banker On Location...
  • The Real Deal - Mark Geragos plans development near 10 Madison Sq. West
    12/22/2014 @ 4:00 PM - From left: Mark Geragos, 7 West 24th Street and Steve Witkoff Attorney-to-the-stars Mark Geragos is planning to convert a mixed-use building next door to Steve Witkoffs 10 Madison Square West.  Geragos, whose list of clients includes Kesha and Mike Tyson as well as plaintiffs in the ongoing sexual-harassment lawsuit against real estate website Zillow recently...
  • The Real Deal - Another Corcoran exit as Wendy Sarasohn jumps to BHS
    12/22/2014 @ 3:26 PM - From left: Wendy Sarasohn, BHS Hall Willkie and Corcorans Pamela Liebman Wendy Sarasohn, a top-ranked agent at the Corcoran Group, joined Brown Harris Stevens today,  The Real Deal  has learned. Sarasohn, who sold $100 million in real estate in 2012, is bringing daughter Jamie Joseph with her to BHS. Sarasohn , the latest agent to leave ...
  • Quartz - The housing market took a step back from normal” last month
    12/22/2014 @ 3:22 PM - The National Association of Realtors  latest glimpse  at existing home sales didnt look great. Existing homes sales fell 6.1% in November from October, the biggest monthly decline since July 2010. Thats not quite what analysts were expecting, though many of them shook off the bad news and looked instead toward a broader, brighter economic picture . Within that context, the drop...
  • The Real Deal - What's hot on TRD Social right now
    12/22/2014 @ 3:09 PM - 1.   Douglas Elliman is getting ready to hit the slopes 2.   Tips on keeping closing costs low 3.   5 things you didnt know about the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree Like The Real Deal on Facebook for breaking industry stories, links to quirkier pieces and lively...
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Mortgage and Markets

  • New York Observer - Broad Street Development Nabs Two Mulberry Street Properties for $178.5M
    12/22/2014 @ 5:01 PM - The properties on Mulberry Street acquired by Broad Street Development. Broad Street Development , in conjunction with investment partner Crow Holdings , acquired two multi-family buildings on Mulberry Street in Soho for $178.5 million, according to a press release issued by Broad Street Development. The properties, 298 Mulberry Street and 304...
  • RE Journals - Tucker Development elevates three to senior leadership positions
    12/22/2014 @ 4:22 PM - Teresa Connors Jeff Glenner Rob Clark Tucker Development , a leading fund manager and developer of shopping centers and mixed-use properties, announced the promotion of three senior leadership positions, citing each individual's contributions to the company's ongoing strategy of targeting mixed-use development in the Chicago...
  • Housing Wire - What the Ocwen agreement means for Ocwen and beyond
    12/22/2014 @ 4:01 PM - The announcement that Ocwen Financial is admitting to wrongdoing and paying $150 million rocked the mortgage finance and servicing space. KBRA's Chris Whalen weighs in on what it means going forward for Ocwen and the mortgage industry.
  • Reuters - Wang Jianlin, China's property tycoon, finds golden path to billions
    12/22/2014 @ 4:00 PM - BEIJING, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Wang Jianlin built Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties Co into China's most powerful real estate firm with a mix of savvy political instincts and army-bred discipline,...
  • Calculated Risk - Philly Fed: State Coincident Indexes increased in 44 states in November
    12/22/2014 @ 3:41 PM - From the Philly Fed : The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has released the coincident indexes for the 50 states for November 2014. In the past month, the indexes increased in 44 states, decreased in two, and remained stable in four, for a one-month diffusion index of 84. Over the past three months, the indexes increased in...
  • Reuters - UPDATE 2-Goldman sells Metro metals warehouse unit to Reuben Bros
    12/22/2014 @ 3:36 PM - Dec 22 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc has sold its controversial metals warehousing business to Swiss private equity group Reuben Brothers, the Wall Street bank said on Monday.
  • Housing Wire - Single-family housing in Texas to regain momentum
    12/22/2014 @ 2:57 PM - The Texas housing market saw a loss of momentum in single-family housing, while multifamily ran strong. Here's why 2015 may reverse those two dynamics.
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Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • New York Observer - Heritage Equity Closes on Wburg Site for $28.3M
    12/22/2014 @ 5:01 PM - 215 Moore Street. (Massey Knakal Realty Services listing) Toby Moskovits ' Heritage Equity Partners has closed on the purchase of Cooper Tank & Welding Corp. 's 2.3-acre site in East Williamsburg for roughly $28.3 million, Commercial Observer has learned. The sale of 215 Moore Street closed last Tuesday,...
  • Blue Matter - Home Tip of the Day: Make Your Own Wrapping Paper
    12/22/2014 @ 4:20 PM - Its officially wrapping season!  Looking for a unique way to doll up your gifts?  Try making your own wrapping paper.  Here are a few ideas on how to customize your holiday gifts to make them even more special. For other clever home tips & tricks, subscribe to  Coldwell Banker On Location...
  • Zillow - Finding the Best Rental: Tips for Today's Market
    12/22/2014 @ 4:16 PM - If you're a renter, you may be finding your budget strained as rental rates now 15 percent higher than they were at the end of the recession in 2009 continue to rise across the country. You may even be feeling trapped, as saving for a down payment on a home becomes increasingly challenging. The median share of monthly income...
  • Bigger Pockets - How to Boost Your Cash Flow With a Water-Efficient Rental Property
    12/22/2014 @ 4:00 PM - Of all the rental properties Ive ever owned, there is one utility bill Ive always gotten stuck paying out-of-pocket. The water bill. A lot of multi-family landlords have to deal with this issue. It's one of those ever-present utilities that is always needed , no matter who youre tenants are, what time of year it is...
  • Re/code - Google, Wireless Industry Not Down With Marriott's Wi-Fi Blocking Plan
    12/22/2014 @ 3:32 PM - Kharom Klamphian/iStock Microsoft and Google don't agree on much, but they've presented a united front against the hotel industry, which is trying to convince government regulators to give them the option of blocking guests from using personal Wi-Fi hotspots. The tech companies recently joined the wireless industry's lobbying group and a handful of other parties in...
  • The Real Deal - Another Corcoran exit as Wendy Sarasohn jumps to BHS
    12/22/2014 @ 3:26 PM - From left: Wendy Sarasohn, BHS Hall Willkie and Corcorans Pamela Liebman Wendy Sarasohn, a top-ranked agent at the Corcoran Group, joined Brown Harris Stevens today,  The Real Deal  has learned. Sarasohn, who sold $100 million in real estate in 2012, is bringing daughter Jamie Joseph with her to BHS. Sarasohn , the latest agent to leave ...
  • Curbed - Curbed Awards 2014: Revisit the 14 Most Mindboggling Renderings of the Year
    12/22/2014 @ 3:25 PM - It's time to make up a bunch of awards and hand them out to the most deserving people, places and things in the real estate, architecture and neighborhood universes of New York City! Yep, it's time for the 11th Annual Curbed Awards ! It's not...
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