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  • Curbed - Week in Review: Bethenny Frenkel's New Digs; Vanderbilt Manssion Wants $59M
    4/25/2015 @ 9:30 AM - See the $4.2M Home of Real Housewives' Bethenny Frankel , Tom Brady & Gisele Barely Touched Their Now-Rented Condo , Anderson Cooper's Mother's Former Mansion Asks $59 Million , What $3,700/Month Can Rent You in New York City , This New York City Map Will Offend Pretty Much Everyone , For $35M, Live in the...
  • The Real Deal - The week in renderings: 44-28 Purves St., 303 East 44th St.
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  • Fortune - Billionaires versus big oil
    4/25/2015 @ 9:00 AM - Ward McNally never intended to become a booster for clean tech. The great-great-great-grandson of the founder of the 159-year-old Rand -McNally map company, he helped sell the family business in 1997. -McNally, 43, is now the co-founder and managing partner of McNally Capital, a Chicago firm that advises wealthy families on their private equity investments. His focus...
  • Multi-Housing News - NYC Spotlight: I'll Take Manhattan
    4/25/2015 @ 8:00 AM - (top commercial sales recorded in February 2015) Source: PropertyShark, a Yardi Systems Inc. company
  • The Atlantic - Why the Cities of Science Fiction Feel So Familiar: #Best Cityreads of the Week
    4/25/2015 @ 8:00 AM - Flickr/metal-dog Tweet us your favorites with #CityReads. " The Cities Science Fiction Built ," Adam Rothstein, MOTHERBOARD The opening credits disperse, revealing a city. What city? A future city. This is an SF film, and we may not yet know the rules of...
  • Gant Daily - Coaches Caravan Making 12 Stops in PA and Mid-Atlantic Region Starting May 5
    4/25/2015 @ 5:01 AM - UNIVERSITY PARK - Building on the success of his vision to 'Dominate The State,' Penn State football coach James Franklin will be joined by five head coaches and eight assistant football coaches during the Penn State Coaches Caravan tour in May. Eight of the 12 Caravan events will take place in Pennsylvania, with additional stops in Baltimore, New York...
  • Remodelista - Current Obsessions: May Market
    4/25/2015 @ 5:00 AM - Take a look at a few things that grabbed our attention this week: Above: In anticipation of our upcoming Organized Kitchens issue, we ran into an L-shaped kitchen in Victoria, Australia, where every mug has its place. Photograph...
  • Remodelista - The Architect Is In: Daniel Piechota Talks Kitchen Overhaul
    4/24/2015 @ 8:00 PM - The story of a recently completed San Francisco remodel by San Francisco firm Sagan Piechota starts out like that of many others. A sturdy but uninspired house-this one built in the 1930s as part of a large San Francisco housing development-needs an update. The owners want to respect what's already there but want to insert modernity "in a tasteful and...
  • New York Observer - Cowork Space Coming to 55 Broadway in FiDi
    4/24/2015 @ 7:01 PM - 55 Broadway. Cowork.rs , an emerging rival of WeWork for start ups to rent office space, has inked a deal for 33,000 square feet at 55 Broadway in the Financial District. The coworking company will take up the mezzanine level of the building, part of the third floor and...
  • Realtor.com News - The Reading Room: Wall Shelves Inspired by Postmodern Architecture, and a Message to Marijuana Refugees
    4/24/2015 @ 6:59 PM - Floating house shelves by Judson Beaumont. Credit: Straight Line Designs Could there be anything more adorable than these floating shelves that feature Mid-Century Modern home dioramas?! No. No, there could not. [ Straight Line Design ] Georgia says to marijuana refugees”: Yall come back from Colorado , now!” [ Vice ] New Yorkers...
  • Bedford + Bowery - Leo Fitzpatrick Has a Timely Message For the World's Pinheads
    4/24/2015 @ 6:50 PM - Leo Fitzpatrick, the Lower East Side actor who played a street kid in Kids and, hilariously, a street adult in the Broad City finale, just created a pin thatll strike a chord with anyone who saw the terrifying documentary  Among the Believers at Tribeca Film Festival this week (or, for that matter, anyone whos...
  • The Real Deal - Court blocks Kuafu's attempt to ditch Hudson Rise partners
    4/24/2015 @ 6:42 PM - From left: Kuafus Shang Dai, a rendering of Hudson Rise at 462-470 Eleventh Avenue, and Sean Ludwick Kuafu Properties just learned the hard way that dissolving a partnership can be far more difficult than forming one. A judge dismissed the New York-based Chinese developers petition to cut ties with estranged partners Sean Ludwick's Blackhouse Development...
  • Curbed - Flipping Out: One Madison Lost Tom, Gisele, and Rupert, But It Has Croquet
    4/24/2015 @ 6:37 PM - The dark, modern tower at the southeast corner of Madison Square Park is shedding celebrities like a molting bird: Rupert Murdoch wants $72 million for his triplex penthouse (which he hasn't even lived in); meanwhile, Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen rented their place for $40,000-ish/month. But lest anyone think One Madison...
  • The Real Deal - Top residential agents of the week
    4/24/2015 @ 6:16 PM - Maria Manuche and 38 East 1st Street in the East Village Price: $6,090,000 Listing broker: Maria Manuche, formerly of the Corcoran Group (now at Compass) Address: 38 East 1st Street Trish Riedel and 101 East 24th Street in Chelsea Price: $3,150,000 Listing...
  • Fortune - Think there arent women in bitcoin? Think again.
    4/24/2015 @ 6:04 PM - The bitcoin community--the developers, executives, venture capitalists, policy wonks, academics, and even bloggers who work in, engage with, and support the decentralized technology and the digital currency--has a diversity problem. Its no worse than in the technology industry writ large, though some people disagree. Whatever the case, women are very much a minority in the business of bitcoin. But...
  • The Real Deal - Pregame analysis: Players weigh in on Meridian Capital's investment sales push
    4/24/2015 @ 6:01 PM - From left: Ralph Herzka, Bob Knakal, J.D. Parker and Stephen Shapiro Eat. Sleep. Close. Repeat. Meridian Capital Groups mantra, apt for what sources say is one of the most intense companies a broker can work in, has served it well in the mortgage business. But could Meridian bring the same pizzazz to the investment sales space? ...
  • Multi-Housing News - Bell Partners Shells out $250M for Apartment Property in Metro Denver
    4/24/2015 @ 5:57 PM - By Ioana Neamt, Associate Editor Bell Flatirons Bell Partners Inc. of Greensboro, N.C. has acquired a 1,206-unit apartment community in the metro Denver area in of the largest multifamily transactions in Colorado history. The company purchased Horizons at Rock Creek garden-style community from Simpson Housing LLP for approximately $250 million,...
  • Curbed - SPONSORED POST: Corcoran Open House Roundup
    4/24/2015 @ 5:35 PM - Corcoran.com has an exclusive Open House Planner , perfect for weekends. Below, a roundup of some choice picks. Weekend Sales 174 Hicks St. , 2.5BR, 2BA, $1.85M [The Corcoran Group] 230 Central Park South , 3BR, 3BA, $6.75M [The Corcoran Group] 193 Clinton St....
  • Brokers Weekly - School building redeveloped as senior housing
    4/24/2015 @ 5:30 PM - The Mayor of Albany, Kathy M. Sheehan, took the time to tour WinnDevelopment's Livingston School project this week. In partnership with the Albany Housing Authority, Winn recently opened the doors to the new Livingston School and started leasing. Winn transformed this underutilized historic property into a beautiful mixed-income senior living community with 103 units. The project is...
  • BuzzFeed - Save Our Scene: The Heroic Fight To Rescue London's LBGT Venues
    4/24/2015 @ 5:30 PM - A puce banner flutters overhead: Save Queer London. Below stand hundreds, singing, swaying, holding aloft hand-painted signs that read Protect queer space, S.O.S. Save Our Black Cap, and Our Herstory Is Worth More Than Your Money. Dwarfing all - the backdrop to the protest - is one unifying sign: We Are The Black Cap. It is six days since...
  • Curbed - Walking Tours: The Perfect Walking Tour of NYC, According to a Data Scientist
    4/24/2015 @ 5:25 PM - New York City is chock full of cultural and historical landmarks, some of which not even the most seasoned New Yorkers have visited. So how is it that tourists, who are in the city for a fraction of the time, whittle down their list of must-sees ? Well here's some good news for the eager sightseer (who's...
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  • The Real Deal - The week in renderings: 44-28 Purves St., 303 East 44th St.
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  • The Atlantic - Why the Cities of Science Fiction Feel So Familiar: #Best Cityreads of the Week
    4/25/2015 @ 8:00 AM - Flickr/metal-dog Tweet us your favorites with #CityReads. " The Cities Science Fiction Built ," Adam Rothstein, MOTHERBOARD The opening credits disperse, revealing a city. What city? A future city. This is an SF film, and we may not yet know the rules of...
  • Gant Daily - Coaches Caravan Making 12 Stops in PA and Mid-Atlantic Region Starting May 5
    4/25/2015 @ 5:01 AM - UNIVERSITY PARK - Building on the success of his vision to 'Dominate The State,' Penn State football coach James Franklin will be joined by five head coaches and eight assistant football coaches during the Penn State Coaches Caravan tour in May. Eight of the 12 Caravan events will take place in Pennsylvania, with additional stops in Baltimore, New York...
  • Daily Finance - Living in a Tiny House Lets Me Live Out My Dreams
    4/25/2015 @ 1:00 AM - Filed under: Real Estate , Personal Finance , Housing Market , Home Buying , Home & Garden Oliver Parini Ethan Waldman's house cost $42,000 to build; his utility bills cap at $150 a month. By Ethan Waldman as told to Meghan Rabbitt In...
  • Gant Daily - Police: We failed to get Freddie Gray timely medical care after arrest
    4/24/2015 @ 6:45 PM - Freddie Gray did not get timely medical care after he was arrested and was not buckled into a seat belt while being transported in a police van, Baltimore police said Friday. Police Commissioner Anthony Batts told reporters there are no excuses for the fact that Gray was not buckled in as he was transported to a police station. ...
  • Gant Daily - White House correspondents dinner: Barack Obama has one mean wit
    4/24/2015 @ 5:45 PM - Heres some advice: If youve crossed Barack Obama in the last year, you might want to stay home on Saturday night. The President is sharpening his sword ahead of the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, and past targets like Donald Trump, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell know how deep Obamas words can cut. Of all recent presidents, Obama...
  • Curbed - Walking Tours: The Perfect Walking Tour of NYC, According to a Data Scientist
    4/24/2015 @ 5:25 PM - New York City is chock full of cultural and historical landmarks, some of which not even the most seasoned New Yorkers have visited. So how is it that tourists, who are in the city for a fraction of the time, whittle down their list of must-sees ? Well here's some good news for the eager sightseer (who's...
  • Gant Daily - In appeal to Iowans, Walker says path to presidency runs through Midwest
    4/24/2015 @ 5:15 PM - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker appeared to offer some insight Friday into his election strategy for his likely presidential run, a decision hell announce sometime later in June” after the Wisconsin legislature passes a budget. Speaking to a packed room in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the Republican finished his stump speech with an appeal looking straight past the GOP nominating...
  • Gant Daily - With donors on his mind, Ted Cruz heads to Vegas
    4/24/2015 @ 5:15 PM - Ted Cruz has a lot on the line this weekend. The Texas firebrand, who launched his presidential campaign last month, isnt breaking through in most early polls of the 2016 race. But when he travels to Las Vegas to speak to the Republican Jewish donors he has aggressively courted, hell be on top. The only other Republicans...
  • Tribeca Citizen - In the News: Pigeon-Feeding Resident Riles Neighbors
    4/24/2015 @ 2:05 PM - ••• At 173 Duane St., a resident on the fifth floor is reportedly feeding pigeons-they are going back and forth from her apartment-incensing residents at 171 Duane St., who have been complaining to Community Board 1.” - Downtown Express ••• City Hall Restaurant chef Henry Meer is slated to open a food and drinks kiosk, with...
  • Gant Daily - As Democrats 2016 dark horse, Chafee separates himself by taking on Hillary
    4/24/2015 @ 1:15 PM - If Lincoln Chafee decides to run for president in 2016, his history as a Republican will follow him in more ways than one. Chafee, a Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat, and his close cadre of volunteer advisers are mapping out his possible long shot presidential bid in a dimly lit, windowless office in the basement of an airport strip mall in Warwick, the...
  • 6sqft - Floridians Pay $8.5M a Year in NYC Parking Tickets; New Yorks Biggest Import Is Diamonds
    4/24/2015 @ 1:00 PM - Heres five subway lines New York hasnt built but should. [CityLab] The Tenement Museum is crowdfunding to preserve and repair its building at 97 Orchard Street. [Bowery Boogie] Floridians pay the most in NYC parking tickets outside of the Northeast. Those from Wyoming pay the least. See how much each state, and some countries, pay per year. [I Quant NY] Map shows the unique and sometimes...
  • The Atlantic - Remembering New York Landmarks, Both Saved and Lost
    4/24/2015 @ 11:58 AM - The demolition of New Yorks original Penn Station in 1963 is one of the most notorious outrages in the city's history. When the majestic McKim, Mead & White structure fell to the wrecking ball, it galvanized the local preservationist movement and just two years later, then-Mayor Robert F. Wagner signed New Yorks landmarks law into effect. The law provided a...
  • Blue Matter - Can You Guess the Top 10 Cities Americans Are Moving To and From?
    4/24/2015 @ 10:19 AM - 40,000,000 Americans were on the move last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. For some, the decision came on the heels of a life change like a new job, relationship or baby. For others, warmer temperatures or a cheaper cost of living was the reason for change. Whether these 40 million were upsizing, downsizing or just rightsizing” for their...
  • Realtor.com News - The (Mostly) Comprehensive Guide to Mad Men Real Estate, From Bachelor Pads to Suburban Bliss
    4/24/2015 @ 9:45 AM - WARNING: Spoilers ahead! It looks like a sad person lives here, and what happened to him? He got divorced, spilled red wine on the carpet, and didn't care enough to clean it up. ” -Melanie, Don Drapers real estate agent Episode 10 in Season 7 of Mad Men” opens with Melanie, a perky real...
  • ArchDaily - From Prisons to Parks: How the US Can Capitalize On Its Declining Prison Populations
    4/24/2015 @ 9:30 AM - Prisons are often seen as problematic for their local communities. After centuries of correctional facilities discouraging economic growth and occupying valuable real estate as a necessary component of towns and cities, many of these institutions have been relocated away from city centers and their abandoned vestiges are left as unpleasant reminders of their former use. In fact, the majority...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - D.C. open houses April 25-26
    4/24/2015 @ 8:01 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place April 25-26 in the District. We've divided the list by quadrants. To learn more about the properties for sale, click on the link underneath the address, which will take you to the listing. As always, feel free to search a listing of properties for sale in the Washington […]
  • EV Grieve - EV Grieve Etc.: The search for Ryce; a new pop-up shop for Enz's
    4/24/2015 @ 8:00 AM - [ Avenue A and East 10th Street via Grant Shaffer ] A look at the avant-garde costume designs on display at the Ukrainian Museum on East Sixth Street ( HuffPost ) The murders of NYPD officers Gregory Foster and Rocco Laurie in 1972 on Avenue B and East 11th Street part of new book titled "Days...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Maryland open houses April 25-26
    4/24/2015 @ 7:55 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 April 25-26
    4/24/2015 @ 7:51 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place this weekend 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 […]
  • Gant Daily - Cutting crime among the mentally ill
    4/24/2015 @ 7:30 AM - It seems obvious: providing services for troubled prisoners when they get released will cut the chance they will commit another crime. Yet only a small percentage of detainees with mental health or substance abuse problems are getting counseling that can reduce recidivism rates by half and save taxpayers money, according to a recent Urban Institute report. The bottom...
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  • The Atlantic - Why the Cities of Science Fiction Feel So Familiar: #Best Cityreads of the Week
    4/25/2015 @ 8:00 AM - Flickr/metal-dog Tweet us your favorites with #CityReads. " The Cities Science Fiction Built ," Adam Rothstein, MOTHERBOARD The opening credits disperse, revealing a city. What city? A future city. This is an SF film, and we may not yet know the rules of...
  • Gant Daily - With donors on his mind, Ted Cruz heads to Vegas
    4/24/2015 @ 5:15 PM - Ted Cruz has a lot on the line this weekend. The Texas firebrand, who launched his presidential campaign last month, isnt breaking through in most early polls of the 2016 race. But when he travels to Las Vegas to speak to the Republican Jewish donors he has aggressively courted, hell be on top. The only other Republicans...
  • Fortune - The Apple watch isnt just going to change consumer tech
    4/24/2015 @ 1:28 PM - Do you have your Apple Watch yet? Are you caressing its digital crown as we speak and tilting to dismiss the incessant stream of notifications? Or did you look at the price tag, which ranges from $349 to a reported $115,000 , and think youll wait for the next generation to shell out for the high-tech plaything?...
  • Capital - Capital data-story tracker: April 24, 2015
    4/24/2015 @ 12:40 PM - Welcome to Capital Data-Story Tracker, a weekly post highlighting data journalism and research with a New York focus. This story contains charts and images, so if you are reading this in your email, click here to see the story online with full graphics. Report: City poverty rate was 21.5 percent in 2013 The Center for...
  • The Real Deal - TRD's Broward Forum & Showcase draws more than 2,000 industry professionals
    4/24/2015 @ 12:11 PM - The Real Deal Broward Real Estate Forum & Showcase From the South Florida website: Against a backdrop of the Design Center of the Americas' luxury showrooms, more than 2,000 real estate wheelers and dealers mingled at The Real Deal's Broward Forum and Showcase Thursday afternoon in Dania. An expo...
  • The Broker List - First Quarter of 2015 National Multifamily Call
    4/24/2015 @ 7:00 AM - Each month the Sperry Van Ness Multifamily brokers, hold a National Multifamily Product Council Call. There is a dial in number and the calls are led by Reid Bennett, CCIM of Sperry Van Ness | Chicago | National Council Chair of Multifamily Properties | SVN International. Reid contacted us and asked how we...
  • The Atlantic - A Monthly Guide to Peak Tornado Season in America
    4/24/2015 @ 7:00 AM - It's black and thundering out, with rain slashing at the windows and wind bashing the door like an enraged buffalo. Is this just a bad storm, or is it an incoming tornado about to make your life hell? Staying on top of weather alerts always helps with that question. But for folks who want to know the odds...
  • Porch - Our Favorite Pins Of The Week: Screened-In Porches
    4/24/2015 @ 3:16 AM - Pinterest is a place for inspiration, collecting ideas, browsing through projects you would love to try or simply just looking at and admiring pretty things. From the latest trends to new design ideas, we've rounded up our favorite pins of the week featuring stunning  screened-in porches  - so you can see what our friends and fellow pinners are loving! Find out...
  • Gant Daily - Bernard Madoff Fast Facts
    4/23/2015 @ 7:15 PM - Heres a look at the life of Bernard Madoff, serving 150 years in prison for running a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme. Personal: Birth date: April 29, 1938 Birth place: Queens, New York Birth name: Bernard Lawrence Madoff Father: Ralph Madoff Mother: Sylvia (Muntner) Madoff Marriage: Ruth (Alpern) Madoff (November 1959-present) Children: Andrew,...
  • Zillow - Celebs Who've Lived on America's Priciest Streets
    4/23/2015 @ 6:40 PM - Some of the names are more quaint than dazzling: Lazy Lane Boulevard in Houston and Strawberry Park Court in Beaver Creek, CO, do not call to mind great riches. But they are among the 15  priciest streets in the country , and that means big-name celebrities are among their denizens. Heres a peek at homes of the famous living on rich streets: ...
  • designboom - piero lissoni plans luxury ritz-carlton residences for miami beach
    4/23/2015 @ 6:15 PM - located a short distance from the area's top-tier schools and the prestigious upper north bay road, the unit range in price from $2 million to $40 million USD for penthouses. The post piero lissoni plans luxury ritz-carlton residences for miami beach appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • The Real Deal - SoFla can still count on foreign buyers: TRD panel
    4/23/2015 @ 4:11 PM - Foreign investment panel at The Real Deal Broward Showcase & Forum From the South Florida website: South Florida is more of a think tank and less of a drink tank, a contributing factor to increased foreign investment to the region, according to developer David Martin, a panelist at  The Real Deal's Broward Real...
  • Sotheby's International Realty - The Great Outdoors | Art & Home
    4/23/2015 @ 2:00 PM - The latest edition of Art & Home is here! From thoughtfully landscaped grounds to immaculately manicured gardens, what lies just outside the front door is what makes a house a home, finds Iyna Bort Caruso. Art & Home-May 2015 Frederick Law Olmsted, the founder of American landscape architecture, sought...
  • Haute Residence - Pro-Baller Kevin Durant Unloads Downtown Miami Penthouse for Undisclosed Price
    4/23/2015 @ 12:55 PM - Oklahoma City Thunder player  Kevin Durant  has finally secured a new owner for his Miami digs at 900 Biscayne Bay, according to broker Michael Light (whos currently in charge of the listing on the sellers end). Situated on the 63rd floor of the ritzy residential, the NBA stars (now-former)...
  • Orlando Sentinel - Wood Partners launches apartments off Dean Road
    4/23/2015 @ 12:05 PM - Wood Partners LLCis slated to start work this month on a 312-unit apartment project on 29 acres at 159 Dean Road, Orlando.
  • Fortune - On-the-road care
    4/23/2015 @ 11:00 AM - It's a scenario dreaded by business travelers: Recently Tristen O'Brien lay in bed inside a Chicago hotel room, feverish and racked with chills. It was 11 p.m., and he had a key meeting for his Indianapolis consulting company, the eBay Entrepreneur, the next morning. O'Brien decided to find a doctor and logged...
  • The Atlantic - The Geography of Well-Being
    4/23/2015 @ 10:40 AM - Economic growth has long been the basic metric through which we evaluate economic and social progress. But a growing number of policymakers and experts argue that we need a better way to measure well being.” In a report released today, the Social Science Research Councils Measure of America project takes a crack...
  • NREI - Investors Favor U.S. Hotels Development in Los Angeles and New York
    4/23/2015 @ 9:45 AM - With new development no longer on hold due to a renewed flow of equity capital and low-cost debt financing, the hotel market is revving up across the country. Meanwhile, yields are being compressed, and investors are favoring new development. NREI spoke with Joshua Emory, a principal with Primrose Capital in Miami, about how the U.S. hotel capital markets are...
  • World Property Channel - Seriously Underwater Distressed Homes Uptick in Q1, First Time in 3 Years
    4/23/2015 @ 9:14 AM - RealtyTrac's U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report for the first quarter of 2015, shows that at the end of the first quarter of 2015 there were 7,341,922 U.S. residential properties seriously underwater -- where the combined loan amount secured by the property is at least 25 percent higher than the property's estimated market value -- representing 13.2 percent...
  • Realty Biz News - Formally Distressed Buyers Beginning to Re-enter the Market
    4/23/2015 @ 9:10 AM - Incredibly it's been nearly a decade since the foreclosure crisis began and now formally distressed homeowners who have seen their credit restored are beginning to re-enter the property market. While this is good news, less-than-perfect credit scores will limit their eligibility to buy according to a new study carried out by the National Association of REALTORS®. During the next...
  • Multi-Housing News - Market Snapshot: Dynamic Employment in Orlando Keeps Apartment Vacancy in Check
    4/23/2015 @ 9:05 AM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Orlando Multifamily Market – Construction Trends – 2015 Outlook The apartment sector in Orlando is still in upswing after over half a decade of economic recovery. The momentum is maintained predominantly by the robust job creation in the area, which lifted payrolls to an all-time high in...
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  • Fortune - Billionaires versus big oil
    4/25/2015 @ 9:00 AM - Ward McNally never intended to become a booster for clean tech. The great-great-great-grandson of the founder of the 159-year-old Rand -McNally map company, he helped sell the family business in 1997. -McNally, 43, is now the co-founder and managing partner of McNally Capital, a Chicago firm that advises wealthy families on their private equity investments. His focus...
  • The Atlantic - Why the Cities of Science Fiction Feel So Familiar: #Best Cityreads of the Week
    4/25/2015 @ 8:00 AM - Flickr/metal-dog Tweet us your favorites with #CityReads. " The Cities Science Fiction Built ," Adam Rothstein, MOTHERBOARD The opening credits disperse, revealing a city. What city? A future city. This is an SF film, and we may not yet know the rules of...
  • Remodelista - Current Obsessions: May Market
    4/25/2015 @ 5:00 AM - Take a look at a few things that grabbed our attention this week: Above: In anticipation of our upcoming Organized Kitchens issue, we ran into an L-shaped kitchen in Victoria, Australia, where every mug has its place. Photograph...
  • Multi-Housing News - Lucas Moves Forward on $150M Affordable Housing Project
    4/24/2015 @ 10:49 PM - By Alex Girda, Associate Editor George Lucas is planning to bankroll the San Francisco Bay Area's largest affordable housing project, an estimated $150 million development at the Grady Ranch site in Marin County to specific groups of people such as firefighters, teachers and nurses. According to the proposal submitted to local authorities, the entertainment magnate would build...
  • ArchDaily - Lac de Vioreau Leisure Center / Guinee et Potin Architects
    4/24/2015 @ 10:01 PM - Architects: Guinee et Potin Architects Location: La Boustière, 44440, France Architects In Charge: Anne-Flore Guinee, Herve Potin Area: 1450.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Nicolas Pineau, Stephane Chalmeau ...
  • SFGate - 'Living art' in Berkeley: Midcentury oasis is brainchild of Stanley Saitowitz
    4/24/2015 @ 9:01 PM - The English language lacks sufficient superlatives that reflect the emotions and respect Berkeley's 25 Tanglewood Road evokes.Hulburd Design refinished the interior, Blasen Landscape Architecture embellished on the double-lot's park-like setting and famed San Francisco architect Stanley Saitowitz transformed the midcentury modern home originally designed by Hans Ostwald.Saitowitz expanded the central courtyard and refinished the interior with concrete, hardwood and floor-to-ceiling...
  • SFGate - Price Point: $699,000 in Oakland
    4/24/2015 @ 9:01 PM - A towering oak tree helps shade a verdant backyard that includes an expansive redwood deck.Stone counters, stylish cabinetry and stainless steel appliances adorn an updated kitchen finished with a breakfast nook.In addition to a separate entrance, family room and office, the lower level includes a bedroom and a full bathroom.Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Square footage: 1,754
  • SFGate - Just Approved: Disabled veteran capitalizes on jumbo VA loan
    4/24/2015 @ 9:01 PM - Disabled veteran capitalizes on jumbo VA loanLoan type: VA Jumbo 30-year fixed.Purchase price: $830,000.Some clients found the perfect home that fit their needs in the highly competitive South Bay market.Many lenders are able to go above the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' county loan limit of $625,500 for many Bay Area counties.Even with less then 20 percent down, a VA...
  • SFGate - Four-bedroom in San Rafael open Sunday
    4/24/2015 @ 9:01 PM - This graceful midcentury modern occupies more than a third of an acre in Peacock Gap. The level lot overlooks the water and the oversized master suite capitalizes on the location with superlative views. Floor-to-ceiling windows welcome in natural light and the updated home includes a wraparound deck and original details. ...
  • Variety - Christian Bale Tears ACL, Delaying Fox's Travis McGee Movie
    4/24/2015 @ 8:14 PM - 20th Century Fox has delayed production on its Travis McGee pic “The Deep Blue Goodby” after learning star Christian Bale suffered a knee injury at his home in Los Angeles. Production was set to start this summer but given the severity of Bale’s injury (sources say he tore his ACL, which requires a couple months... Read more »
  • Remodelista - The Architect Is In: Daniel Piechota Talks Kitchen Overhaul
    4/24/2015 @ 8:00 PM - The story of a recently completed San Francisco remodel by San Francisco firm Sagan Piechota starts out like that of many others. A sturdy but uninspired house-this one built in the 1930s as part of a large San Francisco housing development-needs an update. The owners want to respect what's already there but want to insert modernity "in a tasteful and...
  • Multi-Housing News - Agora Realty Buys Fiesta Plaza
    4/24/2015 @ 6:40 PM - By Alex Girda, Associate Editor The Fiesta Plaza retail center in North Las Vegas was recently acquired by Agora Realty & Management Inc. of Sherman Oaks, Calif. The buyer paid the private seller $13 million for the 200,000-square-foot grocery-anchored center, and then signed on a major tenant to a ten-year lease. In a statement,...
  • Gant Daily - White House correspondents dinner: Barack Obama has one mean wit
    4/24/2015 @ 5:45 PM - Heres some advice: If youve crossed Barack Obama in the last year, you might want to stay home on Saturday night. The President is sharpening his sword ahead of the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, and past targets like Donald Trump, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell know how deep Obamas words can cut. Of all recent presidents, Obama...
  • Realtor.com News - Big Bear Is Waking Up: Buy Your Own Lodge in the Mountains
    4/24/2015 @ 5:43 PM - The sleepy resort town of Big Bear, CA,  is getting a wake-up call-thanks to an anticipated influx of cash. Area property values are looking up for the first time in quite a while. The owners of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area , a popular resort near  Mammoth Lakes , recently purchased Bear Mountain and Snow Summit ,...
  • BuzzFeed - Save Our Scene: The Heroic Fight To Rescue London's LBGT Venues
    4/24/2015 @ 5:30 PM - A puce banner flutters overhead: Save Queer London. Below stand hundreds, singing, swaying, holding aloft hand-painted signs that read Protect queer space, S.O.S. Save Our Black Cap, and Our Herstory Is Worth More Than Your Money. Dwarfing all - the backdrop to the protest - is one unifying sign: We Are The Black Cap. It is six days since...
  • Forbes - Joe Manganiello Lists In Hollywood Hills For $2 M
    4/24/2015 @ 5:27 PM - Joe Manganiello, known for his role as Alcide the werewolf on True Blood and for shaking his booty in the upcoming Magic Mike XXL, has listed his Hollywood Hills home for $1.995 million. This impending move looks like a sign that Joe and his fiancee, Modern Family bombshell Sofia Vergara, are [...]
  • Gant Daily - With donors on his mind, Ted Cruz heads to Vegas
    4/24/2015 @ 5:15 PM - Ted Cruz has a lot on the line this weekend. The Texas firebrand, who launched his presidential campaign last month, isnt breaking through in most early polls of the 2016 race. But when he travels to Las Vegas to speak to the Republican Jewish donors he has aggressively courted, hell be on top. The only other Republicans...
  • The Real Deal - Douglas Durst drops court order against Andrew Jarecki
    4/24/2015 @ 5:15 PM - From left: Andrew Jarecki, Robert Durst on The Jinx” poster and Douglas Durst Douglas Durst has dropped his case against The Jinx” creator Andrew Jarecki. The chair of the Durst Organization had asked a state Supreme Court in January to order Jarecki to reveal how he got his hands on videos of court depositions by members of the...
  • Business Insider - Here's how much each 'Mad Men' character's dwelling cost then and now
    4/24/2015 @ 4:57 PM - Realtor.com has done the world a public service by figuring out how much each apartment or house that appears in the television show 'Mad Men' might have cost at the time - and how much each would cost today. What that post doesn't do is adjust the 1960s numbers for inflation, thereby allowing us to see just...
  • Brokers Weekly - PWC renews pledge to crack 'concrete ceiling'
    4/24/2015 @ 4:55 PM - Barbara Armand, the recently elected president of Professional Women in Construction (PWC), is glad to embrace the challenge that heading a leading industry organization brings. BARBARA ARMAND Says Barbara, 'PWC has been firmly committed to advancing professional, managerial and entrepreneurial opportunities for women in construction and related industries for 35...
  • San Jose Mercury News - Who sold what, published April 25, 2015
    4/24/2015 @ 4:20 PM - Residential transactions in Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, published April 25, 2015.
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Popular Stories

Celebrity Real Estate

  • Curbed - Week in Review: Bethenny Frenkel's New Digs; Vanderbilt Manssion Wants $59M
    4/25/2015 @ 9:30 AM - See the $4.2M Home of Real Housewives' Bethenny Frankel , Tom Brady & Gisele Barely Touched Their Now-Rented Condo , Anderson Cooper's Mother's Former Mansion Asks $59 Million , What $3,700/Month Can Rent You in New York City , This New York City Map Will Offend Pretty Much Everyone , For $35M, Live in the...
  • Fortune - Billionaires versus big oil
    4/25/2015 @ 9:00 AM - Ward McNally never intended to become a booster for clean tech. The great-great-great-grandson of the founder of the 159-year-old Rand -McNally map company, he helped sell the family business in 1997. -McNally, 43, is now the co-founder and managing partner of McNally Capital, a Chicago firm that advises wealthy families on their private equity investments. His focus...
  • Multi-Housing News - Lucas Moves Forward on $150M Affordable Housing Project
    4/24/2015 @ 10:49 PM - By Alex Girda, Associate Editor George Lucas is planning to bankroll the San Francisco Bay Area's largest affordable housing project, an estimated $150 million development at the Grady Ranch site in Marin County to specific groups of people such as firefighters, teachers and nurses. According to the proposal submitted to local authorities, the entertainment magnate would build...
  • ArchDaily - Markafoni.com Headquarters / Habif Architecture
    4/24/2015 @ 8:01 PM - Architects: Habif Architecture Location: Istanbul, Turkey Design Team: Hakan Habif, Cagri Kaan Cetin Area: 3500.0 sqm Year: 2015 Photographs: Gürkan Akay ...
  • Bedford + Bowery - Leo Fitzpatrick Has a Timely Message For the World's Pinheads
    4/24/2015 @ 6:50 PM - Leo Fitzpatrick, the Lower East Side actor who played a street kid in Kids and, hilariously, a street adult in the Broad City finale, just created a pin thatll strike a chord with anyone who saw the terrifying documentary  Among the Believers at Tribeca Film Festival this week (or, for that matter, anyone whos...
  • Curbed - Flipping Out: One Madison Lost Tom, Gisele, and Rupert, But It Has Croquet
    4/24/2015 @ 6:37 PM - The dark, modern tower at the southeast corner of Madison Square Park is shedding celebrities like a molting bird: Rupert Murdoch wants $72 million for his triplex penthouse (which he hasn't even lived in); meanwhile, Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen rented their place for $40,000-ish/month. But lest anyone think One Madison...
  • Gant Daily - White House correspondents dinner: Barack Obama has one mean wit
    4/24/2015 @ 5:45 PM - Heres some advice: If youve crossed Barack Obama in the last year, you might want to stay home on Saturday night. The President is sharpening his sword ahead of the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, and past targets like Donald Trump, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell know how deep Obamas words can cut. Of all recent presidents, Obama...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • Multi-Housing News - Year-End Slowdown
    4/25/2015 @ 8:05 AM - (U.S. retail market conditions*) Source: CoStar Group Inc.
  • The Broker List - 7 Great Quotes - Best Investment Advice Ever
    4/25/2015 @ 7:00 AM - This post originally appeared on tBL member SVN Southland Commercial's blog SVN Southland Commercial Blog and is republished with permission. 7 Great Quotes - Best Investment Advice Ever Every Market has Room for Growth With a decade worth of commercial real estate brokerage experience, I've enjoyed the opportunity to work with and...
  • SFGate - Four-bedroom in San Rafael open Sunday
    4/24/2015 @ 9:01 PM - This graceful midcentury modern occupies more than a third of an acre in Peacock Gap. The level lot overlooks the water and the oversized master suite capitalizes on the location with superlative views. Floor-to-ceiling windows welcome in natural light and the updated home includes a wraparound deck and original details. ...
  • New York Observer - Cowork Space Coming to 55 Broadway in FiDi
    4/24/2015 @ 7:01 PM - 55 Broadway. Cowork.rs , an emerging rival of WeWork for start ups to rent office space, has inked a deal for 33,000 square feet at 55 Broadway in the Financial District. The coworking company will take up the mezzanine level of the building, part of the third floor and...
  • Realtor.com News - The Reading Room: Wall Shelves Inspired by Postmodern Architecture, and a Message to Marijuana Refugees
    4/24/2015 @ 6:59 PM - Floating house shelves by Judson Beaumont. Credit: Straight Line Designs Could there be anything more adorable than these floating shelves that feature Mid-Century Modern home dioramas?! No. No, there could not. [ Straight Line Design ] Georgia says to marijuana refugees”: Yall come back from Colorado , now!” [ Vice ] New Yorkers...
  • The Real Deal - Court blocks Kuafu's attempt to ditch Hudson Rise partners
    4/24/2015 @ 6:42 PM - From left: Kuafus Shang Dai, a rendering of Hudson Rise at 462-470 Eleventh Avenue, and Sean Ludwick Kuafu Properties just learned the hard way that dissolving a partnership can be far more difficult than forming one. A judge dismissed the New York-based Chinese developers petition to cut ties with estranged partners Sean Ludwick's Blackhouse Development...
  • Quartz - Chinas bull market clearly kept charging this week
    4/24/2015 @ 6:20 PM - Chinese stocks performed really well this week. Again. No, margin lending activity hasnt really calmed down  (paywall). And the Peoples Bank of China cut the amount of reserves banks had to keep on hand, freeing up more capital to float around the economy. (Some of that is likely making its way into the equity markets.) And no,...
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Mortgage and Markets

  • Multi-Housing News - Declining Delinquencies
    4/25/2015 @ 8:10 AM - By Deegant Pandya, Tamara Hoffman and Andy White Source: Standard & Poors, www.standardandpoors.com, Deegant Pandya, 212-438-1289 Standard & Poor's Ratings Services forecasts a 50 to 100 basis point decline in the U.S. commercial mortgage-backed securities delinquency rate this year, based on historical and distressed loan data, vintage characteristics, maturity schedules and regression testing...
  • Multi-Housing News - Growing Benefit
    4/25/2015 @ 8:09 AM - (U.S. REIT 2015 dividend per share projected growth by sector) Source: SNL Financial, 434-977-1600, www.snl.com.real_estate
  • Multi-Housing News - Affordable Domain
    4/25/2015 @ 8:04 AM - (renter households by income and level of housing cost burden; numbers in millions) Source: Mortgage Bankers Association
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  • Daily Finance - Living in a Tiny House Lets Me Live Out My Dreams
    4/25/2015 @ 1:00 AM - Filed under: Real Estate , Personal Finance , Housing Market , Home Buying , Home & Garden Oliver Parini Ethan Waldman's house cost $42,000 to build; his utility bills cap at $150 a month. By Ethan Waldman as told to Meghan Rabbitt In...
  • Gant Daily - Senate Dems to seek higher wages for cafeteria workers, sources say
    4/24/2015 @ 9:45 PM - A group of senators who learned about a Senate cafeteria worker who is forced to sleep out in the street because his wage is so low will try to get him and his coworkers a pay increase, Democratic sources told CNN late Friday. The senators began making the plans after reading a CNN.com article about the plight of Charles...
  • SFGate - Just Approved: Disabled veteran capitalizes on jumbo VA loan
    4/24/2015 @ 9:01 PM - Disabled veteran capitalizes on jumbo VA loanLoan type: VA Jumbo 30-year fixed.Purchase price: $830,000.Some clients found the perfect home that fit their needs in the highly competitive South Bay market.Many lenders are able to go above the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' county loan limit of $625,500 for many Bay Area counties.Even with less then 20 percent down, a VA...
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Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • Inman News - Top 5 posts of the week
    4/25/2015 @ 9:00 AM - Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week ...
  • Fortune - Billionaires versus big oil
    4/25/2015 @ 9:00 AM - Ward McNally never intended to become a booster for clean tech. The great-great-great-grandson of the founder of the 159-year-old Rand -McNally map company, he helped sell the family business in 1997. -McNally, 43, is now the co-founder and managing partner of McNally Capital, a Chicago firm that advises wealthy families on their private equity investments. His focus...
  • The Atlantic - Why the Cities of Science Fiction Feel So Familiar: #Best Cityreads of the Week
    4/25/2015 @ 8:00 AM - Flickr/metal-dog Tweet us your favorites with #CityReads. " The Cities Science Fiction Built ," Adam Rothstein, MOTHERBOARD The opening credits disperse, revealing a city. What city? A future city. This is an SF film, and we may not yet know the rules of...
  • Freshome - Adapted to the Modern Worker On-the-Go: Creative Shortcut Stool and Chair
    4/25/2015 @ 7:50 AM - With the modern worker is on-the-go, moving from meeting to meeting and from quiet to collaborative environments, Steelcase brand turnstone created the Shortcut stool and chair for short-term sits that keep pace in today's office. Shortcut is ideal for conference room meetings or impromptu brainstorms around the kitchen. According to the project developers, the fully customizable...
  • Bigger Pockets - How to Identify A, B & C-Class Areas (& How to Know Which You Should Invest in!)
    4/25/2015 @ 7:01 AM - G'day, everyone. Engelo Rumora, your favorite Australian, here again. My sincere apologies for not submitting a blog for you guys last week. It was an absolutely hectic schedule, and I was very caught up in a substantial amount of small day to day tasks. Let me ask you this: What small things are you doing [...] View the full...
  • The Broker List - 7 Great Quotes - Best Investment Advice Ever
    4/25/2015 @ 7:00 AM - This post originally appeared on tBL member SVN Southland Commercial's blog SVN Southland Commercial Blog and is republished with permission. 7 Great Quotes - Best Investment Advice Ever Every Market has Room for Growth With a decade worth of commercial real estate brokerage experience, I've enjoyed the opportunity to work with and...
  • Gant Daily - Coaches Caravan Making 12 Stops in PA and Mid-Atlantic Region Starting May 5
    4/25/2015 @ 5:01 AM - UNIVERSITY PARK - Building on the success of his vision to 'Dominate The State,' Penn State football coach James Franklin will be joined by five head coaches and eight assistant football coaches during the Penn State Coaches Caravan tour in May. Eight of the 12 Caravan events will take place in Pennsylvania, with additional stops in Baltimore, New York...
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