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  • NY Daily News - Tech firms took 5M square feet of NYC office space in 2014
    2/27/2015 @ 6:22 PM - New York City has tech fever.
  • The Real Deal - Top residential agents of the week
    2/27/2015 @ 6:01 PM - Lori Ben-Ari and 230 West 78th Street on the Upper West Side Price:  $11,000,000 Listing brokers: Lori Ben-Ari of CORE Address: 230 West 78th Street From left: Josh Wesoky, Steve Dawson and 73 Wooster Street in Soho Price:  $10,150,000 Listing...
  • Curbed - CurbedWire: Louie Wants To Use Your Apartment; Small Space Horror Stories
    2/27/2015 @ 6:00 PM - GREENPOINT— Move over, Girls , Louie wants to film in Greenpoint. The NYC-based FX sitcom lead by egregiously self-deprecating comedian Louis C.K. is looking for a Brooklyn apartment "with at least 4 or four discreet interconnecting rooms." No dice if your apartment's too nice, "Ideally the location would be sparsely furnished with...
  • Fortune - Former AIG head Benmosche dies; led insurer after bailout
    2/27/2015 @ 6:00 PM - Robert Benmosche, who took the helm of insurer American International Group AIG after a massive government bailout at the height of the financial crisis, died on Friday at 70 after a battle with lung cancer.Benmosche is credited with steering AIG through the turbulent period following its near collapse...
  • The Atlantic - What Makes A City Beautiful?
    2/27/2015 @ 5:48 PM - The School of Life Most of us would probably be content to say that beauty is subjective. There may be a measure of symmetry or scale in what makes a person, object, or landscape attractive, but ultimately, beauty's not inherent to the thing. It's in the eye of...
  • Curbed - Linkage: Conde Nast Employees Complain About 1 World Trade Center
    2/27/2015 @ 5:40 PM - [ Photo Pool/Jonathan Percy ] · Everything Conde Nast employees don't like about 1 WTC [Racked] · New Kosciuszko Bridge to include bike lane, walking path [BP] · If your parents live in the city, you should move in with them [Gothamist] · Apartment sales...
  • Brokers Weekly - Diane Ramirez on the role of a mentor
    2/27/2015 @ 5:36 PM - By Holly Dutton Industry stalwart Diane Ramirez, CEO and co-founder of Halstead Property, has spent more than 30 years in the residential real estate business, rising in the ranks to eventually co-found one of New York City's biggest brokerages. A native of Jackson Heights, Queens, Ramirez attended Queens College and eventually moved with her husband and two...
  • The Real Deal - The week in renderings: 520 West 20th, 308 North 7th
    2/27/2015 @ 5:31 PM - 53 West 53rd Street (credit: Thierry Despont) Park at Greenwich Lane (credit: Hayes Davidson) ...
  • Curbed - Comment Of The Day: 'And at night, that snapping noise...
    2/27/2015 @ 5:20 PM - "And at night, that snapping noise you'll hear is the sound of ghost nuns hitting their students' knuckles with a ruler." — MidC Frank [Unlocking the Secrets of New York City's Most Famous Model]
  • The Real Deal - Breakup: Kuafu Properties looks to dissolve partnership at Hudson Yards project
    2/27/2015 @ 5:09 PM - From left: Shang Dai, a rendering of Hudson Rise at 462-470 Eleventh Avenue, Saif Sumaida and Sean Ludwick A partnership between three upcoming developers looking to build a glitzy 47-story hotel and condominium in the Hudson Yards area is now in dire straits. Kuafu Properties, a New York-based Chinese development firm, is looking to cut ties with Sean...
  • Curbed - Funky Friday Listing: Upper East Side Duplex With Bond Villain Flair Wants $12M
    2/27/2015 @ 5:04 PM - Make like a James Bond villain and hide out in this Upper East Side lair , er, duplex that's on the market for $12 million . The most enticing room of the Fifth Avenue pad is its office, which not only casts a very Bond villian-y vibe with its "18th Century Antique Chestnut wood...
  • Brokers Weekly - PHOTOS: Launch of 45 East 22nd Street
    2/27/2015 @ 4:42 PM - Recently, the Continuum Company celebrated the launch of 45 East 22nd Street with a special preview of its sales gallery. Joining Ian Bruce Eichner were the building's London-based interior designer Martin Brudnizki, Kohn Pedersen Fox architects Robert Whitlock and Hugh Trumbull. Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group are exclusively handling the sales and marketing for the building. Guests sipped on specialty cocktails...
  • DNA Info New York - Coalition Formed to Target Tenant Harassment in North Brooklyn
    2/27/2015 @ 4:40 PM - The group plans to focus on the worst cases of tenant harassment in the area.
  • The Real Deal - Ira Rennert ordered to fork over $118M
    2/27/2015 @ 4:35 PM - Ira Rennerts Hamptons compound (inset: Ira Rennert) A federal jury ordered billionaire Ira Rennert and his company to pay $118 million for looting his mining firm partially to help pay for a Hamptons megamansion. The verdict brings to a close a month-long trial in which Rennert stood accused of driving his mining company, MagCorp, into bankruptcy...
  • Brokers Weekly - Airport improvements are crucial to region's future
    2/27/2015 @ 4:26 PM - By Steve Spinola New York City is always improving upon itself. Whether that means developing new neighborhoods, attracting new talent, constructing more efficient buildings, or renovating existing structures, New York is and has always been leading the way when it comes to embracing the future. Steven Spinola Governor Cuomo recently highlighted a project that...
  • 6sqft - The 5 Furnishings That Joan Rivers Loved Most; Inside Harlems New SROs
    2/27/2015 @ 4:22 PM - Here are the five items in Joan Rivers Upper East Side apartment that she loved most. [WSJ] Inside a fancy modernday SRO in Harlem. [Curbed] Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Councilwoman Margaret Chin say they are in talks with developers to come up with an alternative to the current plan for a tower at the South Street Seaport. Might we suggest this...
  • Brokers Weekly - Sandy contractors sign downtown lease
    2/27/2015 @ 4:21 PM - TAP Electrical Contracting Service, who has won an award for Hurricane Sandy Relief Project work at the Fulton Street transit substation, has secured a field office at 116 Nassau Street in Manhattan. The firm signed a 6,134 s/f lease for an office within the 140,000 s/f property owned by Abacus Federal Savings Bank. The asking rent in the building was...
  • Brokers Weekly - LEASES
    2/27/2015 @ 4:16 PM - NEW YORK Adams & Co. Real Estate brokered five deals for a total of 5,296 square feet at 34 West 33rd Street. David Levy, principal, and Brett Maslin of Adams & Co. represented the landlord, Arcade Building Associates, as well as the tenants in the following transactions at 34 West 33rd Street. • A 1,645 square-foot renewal for Yoka...
  • Brokers Weekly - Coveted corporate tenant signs lease at 101 Hudson Street in Jersey City
    2/27/2015 @ 4:10 PM - Colliers International has arranged a long-term, 19,225 s/f lease for Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation at 101 Hudson Street in Jersey City. The federally chartered organization, which provides financing for the U.S. agricultural community through the Farm Credit System, will relocate from their current location at 10 Exchange Place to occupy part of the 35th floor at the...
  • Brokers Weekly - Consumers driving demand for New Jersey's warehouse, industrial space
    2/27/2015 @ 4:08 PM - By Lori Zuck, Managing Director, Transwestern Lori Zuck As redevelopment continues to spread throughout the outer boroughs of New York City, some industrial end-users are being priced out of New York, and increasingly turning to New Jersey, where incentives are in place, prices are attractive and occupancy costs are lower. At the...
  • Curbed - Micro Week 2015: 8 Miniature Models of New York City, from LEGO to Cake
    2/27/2015 @ 4:05 PM - Although the Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum is the undisputed king of New York City models , many other artists, model makers, cake bosses, etc. have attempted similar projects, albeit on a less grand scale. Here now, as Micro Week winds to a close, we bring you eight scale models...
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  • Fortune - Former AIG head Benmosche dies; led insurer after bailout
    2/27/2015 @ 6:00 PM - Robert Benmosche, who took the helm of insurer American International Group AIG after a massive government bailout at the height of the financial crisis, died on Friday at 70 after a battle with lung cancer.Benmosche is credited with steering AIG through the turbulent period following its near collapse...
  • Quartz - Boris Nemtsovs murder resembles past Russian contract hits
    2/27/2015 @ 5:39 PM - Opposition Russian leader Boris Nemtsov has been shot dead on a Moscow street  close to the Kremlin, in what may be a gangland-style hit. ???? ????? ?????? http://t.co/XKEG5hpXKh RT pls pic.twitter.com/vll2RV8RWm - ??? ????? ?????? (@martin_camera) February 27, 2015 The killing of the 55-year-old Nemtsov,...
  • Fortune - Crisis management faceoff: NFLs Roger Goodell vs. FIFAs Sepp Blatter
    2/27/2015 @ 5:33 PM - Super Bowl XLIX has come and gone, and American professional football is over until September. But that hasnt meant the end of controversy. Each week there are new developments and wrinkles in the ongoing, separate legal cases of both Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, who were the two most prominent among a handful of NFL players involved...
  • The Atlantic - What We Still Need To Learn From Spock's Utopianism
    2/27/2015 @ 5:28 PM - Mike Blake/Reuters Twenty-two years after his last television appearance as Spock on Star Trek , Leonard Nimoy returned to the role for a two-part episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation . By that time, back in 1991, Nimoy had already donned the Starfleet tunic for several films. The next one, Star...
  • Brokers Weekly - Consumers driving demand for New Jersey's warehouse, industrial space
    2/27/2015 @ 4:08 PM - By Lori Zuck, Managing Director, Transwestern Lori Zuck As redevelopment continues to spread throughout the outer boroughs of New York City, some industrial end-users are being priced out of New York, and increasingly turning to New Jersey, where incentives are in place, prices are attractive and occupancy costs are lower. At the...
  • Brokers Weekly - Dalan gets mortgage from Bank of Ozark
    2/27/2015 @ 3:43 PM - HKS Capital Partners secured a $25 million mortgage for Dalan Management's $36 million purchase of two Midtown South office properties, as part of a 1031 exchange. The four-year loan from the Bank of the Ozarks, features a four-year loan with a rate of 375 over Libor with a floor of 4 percent. HKS Principals Jerry Swartz and Ayush Kapahi...
  • DS News - Counsels Corner: Status Quo Will Prevail in Housing Policy for Foreseeable Future
    2/27/2015 @ 3:02 PM - Counsel's Corner is an ongoing series in which DS News talks with default servicing attorneys around the country about the most pressing issues facing the default servicing industry. This installment features Andrew Herman, Counsel for Washington, D.C.-based Miller & Chevalier. The post Counsels Corner: Status Quo Will Prevail in Housing Policy for Foreseeable Future appeared first on...
  • Realtor.com News - Is This House Blue and Black? Or White and Gold?
    2/27/2015 @ 1:03 PM - Your eyes arent playing tricks on you. Inspired by the now-infamous dress test , we wanted to present you with a few home-related color conundrums. If you think you have the answers, please let us know in the comments below. What color is this pool toy ? What color...
  • Multi-Housing News - David Baker Architects Announces New Principals
    2/27/2015 @ 12:41 PM - San Francisco-David Baker Architects (DBA) has promoted Amanda Loper and Amit C. Price Patel to principals, announced David Baker, FAIA, principal. Amanda Loper, AIA LEED AP, joined DBA in 2006. Her projects with DBA include affordable housing, such as Station Center Family Housing in Union City and Tassafaronga Village in Oakland, and commercial projects and market-rate housing, such as Saint Frank Coffee and...
  • Bedford + Bowery - #AnnieHall Brings Woody Allen's Classic Into the Internet Age
    2/27/2015 @ 12:25 PM - J.P. Porter the hero of #AnnieHall , a new homage to Woody Allen's classic, essential love letter to New York City is a rather sassy guy who likes to talk. Admittedly, it's mostly jabber fueled by neurotic preoccupations that belie an unshaken confidence, but it's entertaining stuff. Hence his success with women nearly half his age. J.P....
  • The Atlantic - An Artist's Dark but Loving Graphic Ode to Suburbia
    2/27/2015 @ 11:55 AM - Ben Tolman Ben Tolman doesn't hate the suburbs. Not exactly. He's finally come to terms with the place where he grew up. It took him six months. That's how long Tolman, an artist from Washington, D.C., spent drawing his monumental exegesis, Suburbs , in 2012. More than six feel tall and four...
  • The Atlantic - This Start-Up Helps Freelancers Get Mortgages
    2/27/2015 @ 11:06 AM - Shutterstock Let's say you're a freelance sound engineer, general contractor, or computer programmer, with good credit and a decent annual incomeeven if it varies month-to-month depending on your latest gig. Often, that freelance status alone can be enough for banks to refuse to give you a mortgage. (Lending standards became much tighter after...
  • Multi-Housing News - Connecting Healthy Living and Affordable Housing
    2/27/2015 @ 10:30 AM - By Andie Lowenstein, Digital Associate Editor Washington, D.C.-Vitus Group announced Thursday that it is one of the first affordable housing developers in the United States to join forces with the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA). PHA works with the private sector and the PHA Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama to assist in...
  • Realtor.com News - Hitting New Heights: Midtown's Most Coveted Towers of Power
    2/27/2015 @ 9:31 AM - One57 residence in New York City. Credit: Evan Joseph/Extell Development New York real estate's new number to beat? One hundred million dollars. That was the closing price in December for an 11,000-square-foot duplex penthouse at Extell Development's One57 condo building. Handily setting the record for the city's most expensive single-family-home sale, the deal served as a...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Virginia open houses Feb. 28-March 1
    2/27/2015 @ 8:01 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place Feb. 28-March 1 in Virginia. We've divided the list by counties. To learn more about the properties for sale, click on the link underneath the address, which will take you to the listing. As always, feel free to search a listing of properties for sale in the […]
  • Washington Post Real Estate - D.C. open houses Feb. 28-March 1
    2/27/2015 @ 7:55 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place Feb. 28-March 1 in the District. We've divided the list by quadrants. To learn more about the properties for sale, click on the link underneath the address, which will take you to the listing. As always, feel free to search a listing of properties for sale in […]
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Maryland open houses Feb. 28-March 1
    2/27/2015 @ 7:51 AM - Here's a list of open houses taking place Feb. 28-March 1 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 Post Real Estate - House of the Week | Art deco duplex in Brightwood for $599K
    2/27/2015 @ 5:30 AM - Described in a 1935 Washington Post Real Estate section article as 'Homes Modern' and 'homes ahead of their times,' semi-detached duplexes along upper 14th Street in the Brightwood neighborhood of Northwest Washington were revolutionary in that era: They featured air-conditioning. This home was one of 12 designed by Harry Sternfeld, a professor of architecture at […]
  • Daily Finance - Data Point to Spring Rebound in Housing Market
    2/27/2015 @ 5:25 AM - Filed under: Mortgages , Real Estate , Housing Market , Home Buying Wilfredo Lee/AP By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose at a healthy pace in January, a sign that home sales are poised to accelerate after...
  • Daily Finance - Economy Grew at Slower Pace Than Thought in 4Q
    2/27/2015 @ 3:37 AM - Filed under: Economic Indicators , GDP , Economy , This Built America Steven Senne/AP By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- U.S. economic growth braked more sharply than initially thought in the fourth quarter amid a slow pace of stock accumulation by businesses and a wider trade...
  • Realtor.com News - The Open House Goes Over the Top
    2/26/2015 @ 6:31 PM - Ranging from five-course dinners to poolside fashion shows, real estate house parties have become the latest way for agents to show off new listings. Photo: Alexander Ali/Society Group More than 250 guests gathered at a home in Los Angeles's Pacific Palisades neighborhood last fall. Models swam in the pool, guests attired in all-white drank mojitos and...
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  • Forbes - In Florida, Oceanfront 'Nirvana' Estate Hits the Market For $25 Million
    2/27/2015 @ 6:51 PM - A mansion on South Florida's Manalapan peninsula that was blessed by Buddhist monks from Thailand has just come onto the market with a price tag of $25 million. The 12,244-square-foot 'Nirvana' lies on an acre-and-a-half of oceanfront property in Palm Beach County, with the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Lake [...]
  • Curbed - CurbedWire: Louie Wants To Use Your Apartment; Small Space Horror Stories
    2/27/2015 @ 6:00 PM - GREENPOINT— Move over, Girls , Louie wants to film in Greenpoint. The NYC-based FX sitcom lead by egregiously self-deprecating comedian Louis C.K. is looking for a Brooklyn apartment "with at least 4 or four discreet interconnecting rooms." No dice if your apartment's too nice, "Ideally the location would be sparsely furnished with...
  • The Atlantic - What Makes A City Beautiful?
    2/27/2015 @ 5:48 PM - The School of Life Most of us would probably be content to say that beauty is subjective. There may be a measure of symmetry or scale in what makes a person, object, or landscape attractive, but ultimately, beauty's not inherent to the thing. It's in the eye of...
  • Brokers Weekly - Diane Ramirez on the role of a mentor
    2/27/2015 @ 5:36 PM - By Holly Dutton Industry stalwart Diane Ramirez, CEO and co-founder of Halstead Property, has spent more than 30 years in the residential real estate business, rising in the ranks to eventually co-found one of New York City's biggest brokerages. A native of Jackson Heights, Queens, Ramirez attended Queens College and eventually moved with her husband and two...
  • Curbed - Curbed Miami: Micro Week in Miami; Exploring the Tiny Star Island
    2/27/2015 @ 4:30 PM - All the latest from our outpost in the sixth borough, Curbed Miami ... [Bill Lane] 1) Everywhere: It was Micro Week here at Curbed Miami, so here's an ode to the small public spaces that make Miami great. Yes, the massive beach is gorgeous, check out these...
  • Brokers Weekly - Michaels QB's $185M refi' for Feldman hotel
    2/27/2015 @ 3:42 PM - Carlton Group chairman Howard Michaels has arranged a $185 million refinancing for The Shore Club, a luxury hotel on Miami's South Beach. The lender was Banco Inbursa, a Mexico-based bank run by Carlos Slim. The 309-room hotel was acquired by its present owners, HFZ Capital, late in 2013. The Carlton-managed refinancing provides the funding for a repositioning...
  • The Real Deal - Potential buyer bool for CushWake could be small: analysts
    2/27/2015 @ 2:31 PM - Cushmans Edward Forst While the timing might be right to sell Cushman & Wakefield, the number of potential buyers is limited, according to analysts. The Agnelli familys Exor SpA is selling the real estate services firm, which could fetch as much as $2 billion. Its a good time to sell businesses that make money through real estate services, because...
  • New York Observer - Savanna Sells 576 Fifth Avenue to Real Estate Equities
    2/27/2015 @ 1:00 PM - 576 Fifth Avenue. Real estate private equity and asset management firm Savanna has sold its 72,000-square-foot property at 576 Fifth Avenue to Michael Miller , Brandon Miller and Mark Seigel of Real Estate Equities Corp , Commercial Observer has learned. The property, which was...
  • Gant Daily - Google: Getting in the face of footballs 3.5 billion fans
    2/27/2015 @ 12:45 PM - Its enough to make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. A sea of yellow and gold stretches as far as the eye can see. The streets of Rome are lined with adoring football fans as the team bus winds its way towards the the Stadio Olimpico for Romas biggest match of the season...
  • Multi-Housing News - David Baker Architects Announces New Principals
    2/27/2015 @ 12:41 PM - San Francisco-David Baker Architects (DBA) has promoted Amanda Loper and Amit C. Price Patel to principals, announced David Baker, FAIA, principal. Amanda Loper, AIA LEED AP, joined DBA in 2006. Her projects with DBA include affordable housing, such as Station Center Family Housing in Union City and Tassafaronga Village in Oakland, and commercial projects and market-rate housing, such as Saint Frank Coffee and...
  • Haute Residence - Orlando Bloom Lists Sugarloaf Warehouse Loft for $5.495 Million
    2/27/2015 @ 12:06 PM - Hollywood heartthrob Orlando Bloom just listed his Manhattan pre-war loft for $5.495 million, less than six months after purchasing the Tribeca condo. No one knows for sure why the  Pirates of the Caribbean  star had a sudden change of heart, but it might have something to do with the fact that the famed Sugarloaf Warehouse-which...
  • Sotheby's International Realty - Luxury Real Estate Headlines: Last Week in February 2015
    2/27/2015 @ 11:06 AM - Highlights from this week's top news stories on luxury and global real estate, art, collectibles and home. $725,000,000 USD | Vernon, Texas | Briggs Freeman Sothebys International Realty Famed Waggoner Ranch on Texas Market for $725 Million - AOL Real Estate House hunting: Beautiful homes in the Twin Cities -...
  • Multi-Housing News - Making Old New Again
    2/27/2015 @ 11:04 AM - By Jeffrey Steele, Contributing Writer Tampa, Fla.-McKinley will execute more than $50 million in major renovations and repositionings of its existing residential portfolio and new acquisitions in 2015. These efforts will be undertaken in its core markets of Orlando and Tampa, Indianapolis, Champaign, Ill., and its headquarters city, Ann Arbor, Mich. McKinley is currently undertaking a complete...
  • CT Homes - Boomer Real Estate Trends: Education & Smarter Investing Strategies
    2/27/2015 @ 11:01 AM - All of todays buzz and media attention seems to be on Millennials, but what are pre-boomers” up to in the U.S. property market? What real estate education lessons and smart investing tips can we glean from them while we still can? From Inman News to Zillow, and a dozen copycats spouting spun content, all the hype and...
  • Remodelista - The No-Cost Remodel: Carmella's 7-Step Plan to Clutter-Free Living
    2/27/2015 @ 11:00 AM - We discovered interior designer Carmella Rayone McCafferty via her 13-foot-wide kitchen with ingenious faux soapstone counters and a place for everything. On her blog Assortment , Carmella chronicles life for her family of five in their 665-square-foot cabin in Wyoming, and writes about "living smaller in order to live larger." After looking inside her clockwork cupboards-and...
  • Haute Residence - Rent Ichiro Suzukis Central Park Pad
    2/27/2015 @ 10:54 AM - Right-fielder Ichiro Suzuki is leaving the New York Yankees for the Miami Marlins, and he is not taking his $11 million Central Park North pad with him. All 5,400 square feet are back on the market to buy, or to rent for $32,000/month, the way Ichiro did. Like several of his former Yankees teammates, Suzuki was shown the...
  • ArchDaily - Ten Buildings Which Epitomize The Triumph Of Postmodernism
    2/27/2015 @ 4:01 AM - Being such a recent movement in the international architectural discourse, the reach and significance of post-modernism can sometimes go unnoticed. In this selection, chosen by  Adam Nathaniel Furman , the incredibly rich, extensive and complex ecosystem of projects that have grown out of the initial explosion of postmodernism from the 1960s to the early 1990s” are placed side...
  • Daily Finance - Universal Orlando Getting Bigger, Better, Wetter, Wilder
    2/27/2015 @ 1:00 AM - Filed under: Company News , Walt Disney , Travel , Entertainment Industry , Travel Industry Stuart Pearce Universal Orlando has submitted plans to build a water park next to its theme parks. When it's open, it's rumored that the nearby Wet 'n Wild will be torn down and a hotel...
  • Realtor.com News - Tropical Vibes: South Seas-Inspired Polynesia Lists for $1.9M in Key West
    2/26/2015 @ 7:46 PM - If youve got the itch for tropical living in the continental United States, Key West, FL, is about as close as youre gonna get. And when that island vibe is paired with a property like the home known as  Polynesia , you have a place designed to take full advantage of any tropical desire. This little taste of island life can...
  • Realtor.com News - The Open House Goes Over the Top
    2/26/2015 @ 6:31 PM - Ranging from five-course dinners to poolside fashion shows, real estate house parties have become the latest way for agents to show off new listings. Photo: Alexander Ali/Society Group More than 250 guests gathered at a home in Los Angeles's Pacific Palisades neighborhood last fall. Models swam in the pool, guests attired in all-white drank mojitos and...
  • The Real Deal - South Florida roundup: Pool of EB-5 seekers could dry up, Nakash family sold Setai Hotel in South Beach and more
    2/26/2015 @ 5:31 PM - The Setai Hotel in South Beach From the February issue:  The Nakash Family, founders of the Jordache Jeans empire, purchased The Setai Hotel in South Beach from Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. for nearly $90 million, the pool of foreign investors looking to secure permanent U.S. residency through the EB-5 program could dry up, impacting...
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  • SFGate - Incline Creek Estates, Lake Tahoe
    2/27/2015 @ 7:01 PM - Incline Village, Lake Tahoe -- Incline Creek Estates - a new, gated community centered in the heart of prestigious Incline Village at Lake Tahoe, continues to attract homebuyers from the San Francisco Bay Area with incredibly low prices from only $1,175,000.
  • SFGate - Price Point: $1.798 million in San Mateo
    2/27/2015 @ 7:01 PM - Set inside a building with a winding pool, spa and sauna, this spacious, south-facing town home is teeming with hardwood accents and high-end finishes.Dual Gaggenau ovens, two freezer doors, two Thermador warming drawers and two freestanding islands adorn a kitchen featuring SubZero refrigerators and task lighting beneath the cabinetry.Marble floors and vanities highlight the master bathroom, while the bedroom portion...
  • SFGate - Price Point: $2.095 million in San Rafael
    2/27/2015 @ 7:01 PM - Tucked between the bay and the lagoon in the Peacock Gap neighborhood, this remodeled residence offers a traditional floor plan and luxurious spaces throughout.A sunny breakfast room sits off a gourmet kitchen with granite counters, white cabinets and high-end appliances.Two skylights help illuminate a family room with built-ins and a gas fireplace.
  • SFGate - Sound Off: What changes do you advise a buyer to make upon first moving into a home?
    2/27/2015 @ 7:01 PM - What changes do you advise a buyer to make upon first moving into a home?First and most important, change the locks, security codes and if necessary the garage-door opener.A fun way to do this is go to Vistaprint and design your own 'we've moved' mailer!In San Francisco, many of the homes have a small area in front of the home...
  • The Atlantic - What Makes A City Beautiful?
    2/27/2015 @ 5:48 PM - The School of Life Most of us would probably be content to say that beauty is subjective. There may be a measure of symmetry or scale in what makes a person, object, or landscape attractive, but ultimately, beauty's not inherent to the thing. It's in the eye of...
  • The Atlantic - What We Still Need To Learn From Spock's Utopianism
    2/27/2015 @ 5:28 PM - Mike Blake/Reuters Twenty-two years after his last television appearance as Spock on Star Trek , Leonard Nimoy returned to the role for a two-part episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation . By that time, back in 1991, Nimoy had already donned the Starfleet tunic for several films. The next one, Star...
  • Realtor.com News - Tiny House: $269K, Plus Free Beer for the Lucky Buyer
    2/27/2015 @ 4:40 PM - If you buy the tiny house at 2625 N. Main St.  in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of  Los Angeles, CA,  seller and listing agent David De Anda  will supply the adult beverages. 'Whoever buys this house, I will buy the beer for the beer pong,' De Anda said. 'They will get cups and beer purchased by the...
  • Brokers Weekly - LEASES
    2/27/2015 @ 4:16 PM - NEW YORK Adams & Co. Real Estate brokered five deals for a total of 5,296 square feet at 34 West 33rd Street. David Levy, principal, and Brett Maslin of Adams & Co. represented the landlord, Arcade Building Associates, as well as the tenants in the following transactions at 34 West 33rd Street. • A 1,645 square-foot renewal for Yoka...
  • Quartz - Inside Google's plans for its shiny new headquarters
    2/27/2015 @ 4:10 PM - After 15 years in Mountain View, Google is giving its mothership a makeover. The company submitted plans today to the Mountain View City Council that reveal a slick, futuristic campus with glass walls, open space, and flexible structures that can adapt to the companys changing needs. The plans come from Thomas Heatherwick, whose firm Heatherwick Studio designed the...
  • The Atlantic - The Best of City Makers
    2/27/2015 @ 4:10 PM - aspen rock/Shutterstock Stand-up comedy in Singapore, pollution-eating islands in Seattle, a hip Providence library, and Boomers who love cohousing: These are just a few of the topics we've covered in City Makers since the series began in September. Over five months and more than 70 articles, CityLab writers uncovered stories of...
  • Brokers Weekly - Coveted corporate tenant signs lease at 101 Hudson Street in Jersey City
    2/27/2015 @ 4:10 PM - Colliers International has arranged a long-term, 19,225 s/f lease for Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation at 101 Hudson Street in Jersey City. The federally chartered organization, which provides financing for the U.S. agricultural community through the Farm Credit System, will relocate from their current location at 10 Exchange Place to occupy part of the 35th floor at the...
  • The Guardian - Google's new headquarters: an upgradable, futuristic greenhouse
    2/27/2015 @ 4:09 PM - Designed by Thomas Heatherwick, the company's new California headquarters are glass domes set in a supercharged pastoral dream - with WiFi The future of work, according to Google, will take place in woodland glades and wildflower meadows, next to trickling streams and verdant allotments, among bike paths and yoga classes and gushing fountains, with fresh produce on tap. It...
  • Curbed - Micro Week 2015: 8 Miniature Models of New York City, from LEGO to Cake
    2/27/2015 @ 4:05 PM - Although the Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum is the undisputed king of New York City models , many other artists, model makers, cake bosses, etc. have attempted similar projects, albeit on a less grand scale. Here now, as Micro Week winds to a close, we bring you eight scale models...
  • The Real Deal - 'Divine Intervention' makes for award-worthy transaction
    2/27/2015 @ 3:31 PM - Congregation Habonim and (clockwise from top left) David Carlos, Ira Schuman, Samvir Sindhu and Gary Barnett By the grace of God, Savills Studleys David Carlos and Ira Schuman managed to sell an Upper West Side Jewish congregation's home to Extell Development and Megalith Capital Management for $45 million in December. Now, the brokers are hoping the deal...
  • Mashable - Leonard Nimoy's greatest hits: So much more than Spock
    2/27/2015 @ 3:26 PM - Little did Leonard Nimoy know that after he first said Live long and prosper” in Star Trek: The Original Series , the phrase was to follow him for the rest of his life. Nimoy, known to generations of Star Trek fans as Mr. Spock, died Friday morning at his home in Bel Air, Los...
  • Calculated Risk - Lawler on Pending Home Sales: NAR 'Fixes' Bad Data for West Region
    2/27/2015 @ 3:05 PM - From housing economist Tom Lawler: The National Association of Realtors reported that its Pending Home Sales Index, designed to gauge contract-signing activity on MLS-based existing home sales, increased by 1.2% on a seasonally adjusted basis from December to 104.2 in January . A value of 100 is equal to the average level of contract activity in 2001....
  • Engadget - Google's future campuses are as flexible as its technology
    2/27/2015 @ 2:59 PM - Hey, Apple and NVIDIA: you aren't going to be the only Silicon Valley giants with outlandish office space. Google has revealed a proposed redesign of its Mountain View campuses (specifically, four sites) that not only doesn't resemble a traditional w...
  • Multi-Housing News - Omni Group Nears Completion of Downtown LA Multifamily
    2/27/2015 @ 2:56 PM - By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor Los Angeles-The Vancouver, BC-based developer Omni Group is nearing completion on LEVEL Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) in the city's South Park District. The development is a 33-story tower with one-, two- and three-bedroom units, fully furnished, that range from 710 square feet to 2,035 square feet. The 300-unit development is at 888...
  • Inhabitat - Google unveils greenhouse utopia for new California headquarters
    2/27/2015 @ 2:45 PM - Click here to view the embedded video. Earlier in the week, we brought you news that Heatherwick Studio and BIG are collaborating on the design of Googles new Mountain View campus . And now, Google has just published a video in which the two architecture stars discuss their plans for the upcoming Googleplex, and give...
  • Multi-Housing News - TODAYS DEAL: Oak Grove Capital Arranges $82M Financing in Manhattan
    2/27/2015 @ 2:43 PM - New York-Oak Grove Capital has completed refinancing for 33 West End Avenue Apartments, a 211-unit, mixed income high-rise on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. C. W. Early, vice president of Oak Grove Capital's affordable housing group, worked with borrower Atlantic Development to originate the $82 million Fannie Mae loan. The floating-rate loan has a unique 20-year term with...
  • Haute Residence - Myra Nourmand Talks Beverly Hills Real Estate
    2/27/2015 @ 2:41 PM - In Beverly Hills, most residents are drawn to the diverse mix of world-class real estate. Our houses werent all constructed at the same time with the same architect and builder. Thus unlike outlying planned communities, you wont find massive tract housing in Beverly Hills. Rather, youll encounter homes that please every type of architectural taste such as ones built in...
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  • SFGate - St. Francis Wood Tudor hosts superlative finishes in a timeless setting
    2/27/2015 @ 7:01 PM - Despite standing three stories tall and offering more than 6,700 square feet of living space, an eight-bedroom mansion goes virtually unnoticed at times because of its placement below street level.[...] those who enter the estate created by architect Henry H. Gutterson in 1928 rave about the craftsmanship, versatility and superlative views.A Japanese white oak staircase spanning all three levels perhaps...
  • Calculated Risk - Bank Failure #4 in 2015: Doral Bank, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    2/27/2015 @ 6:46 PM - From the FDIC: Banco Popular De Puerto Rico, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, Assumes all of the Deposits of Doral Bank, San Juan, Puerto Rico As of December 31, 2014, Doral Bank had approximately $5.9 billion in total assets and $4.1 billion in total deposits. ... The FDIC estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF)...
  • Fortune - Former AIG head Benmosche dies; led insurer after bailout
    2/27/2015 @ 6:00 PM - Robert Benmosche, who took the helm of insurer American International Group AIG after a massive government bailout at the height of the financial crisis, died on Friday at 70 after a battle with lung cancer.Benmosche is credited with steering AIG through the turbulent period following its near collapse...
  • ArchDaily - Curtin University Masterplan First to Receive 5 Green Star-Communities Rating in Australia
    2/27/2015 @ 6:00 PM - The Curtin University Master Plan has become the first project to receive a 5 Star Green Star-Communities Rating by the Green Building Council of Australia  (GBCA). The plan sets forth a strategy for the renewal of the Universitys main campus in Bentley , Perth , aiming to create a vibrant urban community” that combines commercial, retail, residential, educational,...
  • The Atlantic - What Makes A City Beautiful?
    2/27/2015 @ 5:48 PM - The School of Life Most of us would probably be content to say that beauty is subjective. There may be a measure of symmetry or scale in what makes a person, object, or landscape attractive, but ultimately, beauty's not inherent to the thing. It's in the eye of...
  • Quartz - Boris Nemtsovs murder resembles past Russian contract hits
    2/27/2015 @ 5:39 PM - Opposition Russian leader Boris Nemtsov has been shot dead on a Moscow street  close to the Kremlin, in what may be a gangland-style hit. ???? ????? ?????? http://t.co/XKEG5hpXKh RT pls pic.twitter.com/vll2RV8RWm - ??? ????? ?????? (@martin_camera) February 27, 2015 The killing of the 55-year-old Nemtsov,...
  • The Real Deal - Breakup: Kuafu Properties looks to dissolve partnership at Hudson Yards project
    2/27/2015 @ 5:09 PM - From left: Shang Dai, a rendering of Hudson Rise at 462-470 Eleventh Avenue, Saif Sumaida and Sean Ludwick A partnership between three upcoming developers looking to build a glitzy 47-story hotel and condominium in the Hudson Yards area is now in dire straits. Kuafu Properties, a New York-based Chinese development firm, is looking to cut ties with Sean...
  • BuzzFeed - 21 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About "Wayne's World"
    2/27/2015 @ 5:00 PM - Schwing! Mike Myers wanted Wayne's World to be about a local cable access show because hosting one was a lifelong dream of his. In 1992, he explained that he never had one in real life because he "couldn't get around to filling out the forms...
  • ArchDaily - Príncipe Real Apartment / fala atelier
    2/27/2015 @ 5:00 PM - Architects: fala atelier Location: Lisbon , Portugal Design Team: Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares Area: 60.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG ...
  • Globe and Mail - Price slashed to move Calgary penthouse condo
    2/27/2015 @ 4:50 PM - Timing didn't work to this home's advantage
  • Globe and Mail - For Calgary builder, just another dip in the roller coaster
    2/27/2015 @ 4:45 PM - 'Everything sells at the right price, so we'll just adjust as needed to the marketplace and move forward,' says Rockport's Darren Schaaf
  • Brokers Weekly - PHOTOS: Launch of 45 East 22nd Street
    2/27/2015 @ 4:42 PM - Recently, the Continuum Company celebrated the launch of 45 East 22nd Street with a special preview of its sales gallery. Joining Ian Bruce Eichner were the building's London-based interior designer Martin Brudnizki, Kohn Pedersen Fox architects Robert Whitlock and Hugh Trumbull. Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group are exclusively handling the sales and marketing for the building. Guests sipped on specialty cocktails...
  • Globe and Mail - Calgary's home value assessments clash with a declining market
    2/27/2015 @ 4:38 PM - Over all, the 2015 valuations are up 10 per cent
  • Brokers Weekly - Airport improvements are crucial to region's future
    2/27/2015 @ 4:26 PM - By Steve Spinola New York City is always improving upon itself. Whether that means developing new neighborhoods, attracting new talent, constructing more efficient buildings, or renovating existing structures, New York is and has always been leading the way when it comes to embracing the future. Steven Spinola Governor Cuomo recently highlighted a project that...
  • Quartz - Inside Google's plans for its shiny new headquarters
    2/27/2015 @ 4:10 PM - After 15 years in Mountain View, Google is giving its mothership a makeover. The company submitted plans today to the Mountain View City Council that reveal a slick, futuristic campus with glass walls, open space, and flexible structures that can adapt to the companys changing needs. The plans come from Thomas Heatherwick, whose firm Heatherwick Studio designed the...
  • The Atlantic - The Best of City Makers
    2/27/2015 @ 4:10 PM - aspen rock/Shutterstock Stand-up comedy in Singapore, pollution-eating islands in Seattle, a hip Providence library, and Boomers who love cohousing: These are just a few of the topics we've covered in City Makers since the series began in September. Over five months and more than 70 articles, CityLab writers uncovered stories of...
  • Brokers Weekly - Consumers driving demand for New Jersey's warehouse, industrial space
    2/27/2015 @ 4:08 PM - By Lori Zuck, Managing Director, Transwestern Lori Zuck As redevelopment continues to spread throughout the outer boroughs of New York City, some industrial end-users are being priced out of New York, and increasingly turning to New Jersey, where incentives are in place, prices are attractive and occupancy costs are lower. At the...
  • Curbed - Micro Week 2015: 8 Miniature Models of New York City, from LEGO to Cake
    2/27/2015 @ 4:05 PM - Although the Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum is the undisputed king of New York City models , many other artists, model makers, cake bosses, etc. have attempted similar projects, albeit on a less grand scale. Here now, as Micro Week winds to a close, we bring you eight scale models...
  • ArchDaily - 4 Building Images Shortlisted for Sony 2015 World Photography Award
    2/27/2015 @ 4:00 PM - The World Photography Organization has revealed 35 images that are being considered to be the 'world's best contemporary photograph .' Of the shortlisted selection, beauty found within our built world takes center stage in four of the images. All entries were submitted freely by professionals and amateurs alike. See all four stunning images, after the break. ...
  • Brokers Weekly - Michaels QB's $185M refi' for Feldman hotel
    2/27/2015 @ 3:42 PM - Carlton Group chairman Howard Michaels has arranged a $185 million refinancing for The Shore Club, a luxury hotel on Miami's South Beach. The lender was Banco Inbursa, a Mexico-based bank run by Carlos Slim. The 309-room hotel was acquired by its present owners, HFZ Capital, late in 2013. The Carlton-managed refinancing provides the funding for a repositioning...
  • Inman News - Brokerage promising to rain Internet leads on its agents
    2/27/2015 @ 3:42 PM - International brokerage eXp Realty has launched Making It Rain,” a new marketing program to generate Internet leads for its 540 agents. Agents pay a minimum of $100 per month to join the program and in return eXp will market their branded ...
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Popular Stories

  • Frugal Rules - 8 Traits That Make People Millionaires
    2/27/2015 @ 6:00 AM - The following is a contribution from Donny at PersonalIncome.org. If youd like to contribute to Frugal Rules, please contact us . Not everyone is cut out to be a millionaire, but the number of millionaires in the U.S. is at an all-time high of 9.63 million households in 2013, according...

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  • Inman News - Is Realogy's portal an innovation or smoke bomb?
    2/27/2015 @ 4:01 AM - Now that Realogy's portal, homesforsale.com, is live, one big question is up in the air: is this new arrival on the market an innovation bomb ... or is it more of a smoke bomb, a temporary distraction that simply won't last? ...

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  • EV Grieve - Rosie Mendez co-sponsors proposed new city legislation cracking down on Airbnb
    2/27/2015 @ 4:47 AM - Local City Council member Rosie Mendez is one of two sponsors behind new legislation that would potentially empower tenants to sue their landlords for using Airbnb or other short-term stay services to rent out neighboring apartments as hotel rooms. Here's the official release via Mendez's office yesterday: NYC Council Members Rory Lancman and Rosie Mendez announced the...

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  • Porch - 11 Georgia Kitchens Youll Want To Cook In Right Now
    2/27/2015 @ 3:11 AM - A beautiful home is not complete without a beautiful kitchen. Whether you love to cook or just enjoy gathering with friends and family for meals, your kitchen is one of (if not the most) important part of your home. Whatever your style may be, from modern to classic – these gorgeous Georgia kitchens have it all. Take a look...

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  • The Atlantic - A Mumbai Slum's Cultural Moment
    2/27/2015 @ 7:10 AM - Dharavi residents gather for the opening performance at the Dharavi Biennale. (The Megacity Initiative) Dharavi looms ever larger in the popular consciousness of Mumbai. Once a tiny fishing village on the edge of the city, it is now home to upwards of one million people seeking the economic opportunities promised by life in...

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  • US News - How Millennials are Transforming the Homebuying Process
    2/27/2015 @ 11:48 AM - Young homebuyers are more comfortable texting than talking, which means big changes for real estate.
  • Curbed - It's a Small World After All: Unlocking the Secrets of New York City's Most Famous Model
    2/27/2015 @ 12:52 PM - [At left, a woman hand-paints a building ahead of placement in the panorama, 1962. Gift of Lester & Associates. At right, the panorama today. All current photos by Max Touhey.] To put it into perspective, the Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum covers nearly 10,000 square feet; that means it is...

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  • Quartz - Its time to order furniture for your micro apartment
    2/27/2015 @ 6:31 AM - Construction of New York City's much-anticipated first micro apartment complex is finally underway . While the photos  show   how tiny the units are actually going to be, the experience   of living in a space as small as 270 sq. ft. arguably depends less on its footprint and more in the accommodations that enable residents to go about their daily routines with ease...

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  • Brokers Weekly - Greystone closes energy efficient loan
    2/27/2015 @ 3:44 PM - Greystone has closed the first Fannie Mae M-PIRE (Multifamily Property improvements to Reduce Energy) loan for a Bronx rental building. The $865,000 loan was originated by Robert Meehan of Greystone and Jeff Rueb of North Coast Funding for 2705 Colden Avenue in Baychester. The Fannie Mae M-PIRE mortgage product is available to affordable and market rate cooperative and...

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  • Newsday - Leonard Nimoy's fascination with the 'Amityville Horror'
    2/27/2015 @ 4:57 PM - Leonard Nimoy wasn't just known for his role as Spock -- he once hosted a television show popular among fans of the supernatural called "In Search Of ..." that featured an episode about the "Amityville Horror" house.
  • RE Journals - Associated Bank provides financing for deals in Wisconsin, Illinois
    2/26/2015 @ 12:30 AM - Washington Corners in Naperville, Ill. Associated Bank recently completed financing for commercial projects in Wisconsin and Illinois. The bank provided $8.625 million in refinancing dollars to Dwight Yackley/BBM Incorporated for Washington Corners, a 60,014-square-foot mixed-use office and retail building in downtown Naperville, Illl. Barnes & Noble is the lead anchor of the building. Associated...

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  • Luxury Daily - Langham London unfolds” kitchen, bar collaboration in social video
    2/26/2015 @ 3:59 PM - The Langham, London The Langham, London is taking guests behind-the-scenes to share the creative process involved in the development of its cocktail pairing menus. Landham's social video, shared to the London's property's Facebook account, features the hotel's award-winning Artesian team and chef de cuisine, Chris King, of Roux. Giving guests a behind-the-scene view into how menu items...

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  • Gant Daily - Morgan Stanley agrees $2.6 billion settlement
    2/26/2015 @ 6:15 AM - Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay $2.6 billion to settle claims linked to the housing bubble that triggered the 2008 financial crisis. The U.S. Department of Justice claimed the investment bank was packaging bad loans into mortgage-backed securities, misrepresenting their quality. In a regulatory filing, Morgan Stanley said the settlement would cut its 2014 profit in...

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  • Gant Daily - 3 men try to join ISIS: Heres what we know
    2/26/2015 @ 1:45 AM - Their arrests took place in New York and Florida. Abror Habibov, Akhror Saidakhmetov and Abdurasul Juraboev are accused by the federal government of attempting to join ISIS and of fostering plans to kill the President and shoot law enforcement officers. The three men face charges that include attempting and conspiring to provide material support and resources to...

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  • The Epoch Times - Ballantry Homes Is Bullish on the GTA
    2/26/2015 @ 12:40 AM - Ballantry Homes Mark Lawrence has full confidence that the GTA housing market will remain strong in 2015 and beyond, as Ontario reasserts its economic dominance and migration brings tens of thousands of people to live in the Greater Golden Horseshoe each year. All of them will need to live somewhere. But while Lawrences forecast calls for sunny skies,...

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  • RE Journals - Kraus-Anderson Construction Company to remodel Minnesota county jail
    2/26/2015 @ 12:41 AM - Kraus-Anderson Construction Company will remodel the Beltrami County Jail located at 626 Minnesota Ave. NW in Bemidji, Minn. The $4 million, 16,500-square-foot construction project will add 11 new jail cells, a new rooftop heating and cooling system, kitchen and miscellaneous electrical and security updates. The remodel is scheduled to be completed by the end of November 2015.
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Mortgage rates continue their ascent
    2/26/2015 @ 10:18 AM - Mortgage rates continued their ascent this week, pushed upward by a couple of optimistic housing reports. A surge in new home sales and a bigger-than-expected bump in home prices were encouraging signs for the housing market. But not all the data was rosy. Existing home sales faltered in January, falling to a nine-month low. Federal […]

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  • Multi-Housing News - Mixed-Use Property in Downtown LA Adds Retail
    2/26/2015 @ 2:35 PM - By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor Los Angeles-The retail portion of One Santa Fe, a mixed-use development in Downtown Los Angeles, has announced its tenants in anticipation of opening this spring. Known as The Yards at One Santa Fe, its a collection of 25 shops, restaurants and community art spaces, and follows in the heels of the opening of...

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  • AOL Real Estate - 5 Ways to Prep Your Home for the Spring Selling Season
    2/26/2015 @ 5:04 AM - Filed under: Home Improvement , Selling yaruta/Getty Images By Kira Brecht Along with tulips and daffodils, "For Sale" signs soon will be popping up on neighborhood lawns. An improving U.S. labor market is expected to spur increased home sales in...

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  • BuzzFeed - 26 Everyday Situations That Explain Why Indians Have Trust Issues
    2/26/2015 @ 12:31 AM - As told by national treasure and voice of reason, Rakhi Sawant. Opening a packet of Magic Masala and discovering that 60% of it was filled with air. Via buzzfeed.com Biting down on a bone in supposedly boneless biryani. ...

Celebrity Real Estate

  • Curbed - CurbedWire: Louie Wants To Use Your Apartment; Small Space Horror Stories
    2/27/2015 @ 6:00 PM - GREENPOINT— Move over, Girls , Louie wants to film in Greenpoint. The NYC-based FX sitcom lead by egregiously self-deprecating comedian Louis C.K. is looking for a Brooklyn apartment "with at least 4 or four discreet interconnecting rooms." No dice if your apartment's too nice, "Ideally the location would be sparsely furnished with...
  • The Atlantic - What We Still Need To Learn From Spock's Utopianism
    2/27/2015 @ 5:28 PM - Mike Blake/Reuters Twenty-two years after his last television appearance as Spock on Star Trek , Leonard Nimoy returned to the role for a two-part episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation . By that time, back in 1991, Nimoy had already donned the Starfleet tunic for several films. The next one, Star...
  • Realtor.com News - Live Llarge in Llama Land With These 6 Stunning Farms and Ranches
    2/27/2015 @ 5:16 PM - We woke up this morning a little surprised that the Internet was still functioning after Thursday evenings viral frenzy. #TheDress   and   llamas on the loose in one day? All it needed was a Kardashian , and surely the Web would have collapsed. At the risk of dismantling the interwebs further, we now present you with some llama-friendly...
  • 6sqft - The 5 Furnishings That Joan Rivers Loved Most; Inside Harlems New SROs
    2/27/2015 @ 4:22 PM - Here are the five items in Joan Rivers Upper East Side apartment that she loved most. [WSJ] Inside a fancy modernday SRO in Harlem. [Curbed] Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Councilwoman Margaret Chin say they are in talks with developers to come up with an alternative to the current plan for a tower at the South Street Seaport. Might we suggest this...
  • ArchDaily - 4 Building Images Shortlisted for Sony 2015 World Photography Award
    2/27/2015 @ 4:00 PM - The World Photography Organization has revealed 35 images that are being considered to be the 'world's best contemporary photograph .' Of the shortlisted selection, beauty found within our built world takes center stage in four of the images. All entries were submitted freely by professionals and amateurs alike. See all four stunning images, after the break. ...
  • New York Observer - The Pegasus Group to Move to 115 Broadway
    2/27/2015 @ 4:00 PM - 115 Broadway. The Pegasus Group , a company that owns and develops multi-tenant properties, primarily in neglected or underdeveloped urban areas, has finalized a ten-year lease for 2,767-square-foot at 115 Broadway between Cedar and Thames Streets, according to the New York Times . Pegasus will use the 17th floor space...
  • New York Observer - AKOO Clothing Signs 12-Year Lease at 231 West 39th Street
    2/27/2015 @ 4:00 PM - 231 West 39th Street. AKOO Clothing signed a 12-year lease 231 West 39th Street for 9,355 square feet previously occupied by Genevieve Anderson , according to the New York Post which first reported the story. AKOO (which stands for A King of Oneself) is a menswear brand...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • SFGate - Four-bedroom Mediterranean in San Anselmo open Sunday
    2/27/2015 @ 7:01 PM - This Mediterranean built in the early 1930s exudes Old World charm complemented by contemporary upgrades. A cook's kitchen off the formal dining room includes a breakfast nook that opens to a large deck. The home has a large backyard and two-car garage. ...
  • Inman News - How Realogy will tackle challenges facing the industry: Watch the video
    2/27/2015 @ 6:38 PM - Over 18 years, Realogy Chairman, CEO and President Richard Smith helped build the world's largest franchise real estate enterprise, which includes brands like Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Century 21, Coldwell Banker and Coldwell Banker Commercial, ERA and Sotheby's ...
  • The Real Deal - Top residential agents of the week
    2/27/2015 @ 6:01 PM - Lori Ben-Ari and 230 West 78th Street on the Upper West Side Price:  $11,000,000 Listing brokers: Lori Ben-Ari of CORE Address: 230 West 78th Street From left: Josh Wesoky, Steve Dawson and 73 Wooster Street in Soho Price:  $10,150,000 Listing...
  • Brokers Weekly - Diane Ramirez on the role of a mentor
    2/27/2015 @ 5:36 PM - By Holly Dutton Industry stalwart Diane Ramirez, CEO and co-founder of Halstead Property, has spent more than 30 years in the residential real estate business, rising in the ranks to eventually co-found one of New York City's biggest brokerages. A native of Jackson Heights, Queens, Ramirez attended Queens College and eventually moved with her husband and two...
  • Realtor.com News - Live Llarge in Llama Land With These 6 Stunning Farms and Ranches
    2/27/2015 @ 5:16 PM - We woke up this morning a little surprised that the Internet was still functioning after Thursday evenings viral frenzy. #TheDress   and   llamas on the loose in one day? All it needed was a Kardashian , and surely the Web would have collapsed. At the risk of dismantling the interwebs further, we now present you with some llama-friendly...
  • The Real Deal - Breakup: Kuafu Properties looks to dissolve partnership at Hudson Yards project
    2/27/2015 @ 5:09 PM - From left: Shang Dai, a rendering of Hudson Rise at 462-470 Eleventh Avenue, Saif Sumaida and Sean Ludwick A partnership between three upcoming developers looking to build a glitzy 47-story hotel and condominium in the Hudson Yards area is now in dire straits. Kuafu Properties, a New York-based Chinese development firm, is looking to cut ties with Sean...
  • Brokers Weekly - PHOTOS: Launch of 45 East 22nd Street
    2/27/2015 @ 4:42 PM - Recently, the Continuum Company celebrated the launch of 45 East 22nd Street with a special preview of its sales gallery. Joining Ian Bruce Eichner were the building's London-based interior designer Martin Brudnizki, Kohn Pedersen Fox architects Robert Whitlock and Hugh Trumbull. Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group are exclusively handling the sales and marketing for the building. Guests sipped on specialty cocktails...
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Mortgage and Markets

  • SFGate - Just Approved: Client uses cash-out refinance to pay off unexpected lien
    2/27/2015 @ 7:01 PM - Client uses cash-out refinance to pay off unexpected lienNon-Conforming Jumbo 7-year fixed at 3.375 percent cash-out refinance[...] the rates were higher and with some medical issues outstanding, they decided to postpone their refinance.The couple also wanted to close out a second home equity line of credit that was used to purchase the property.Gerson found the preliminary title report contained a...
  • Fortune - Former AIG head Benmosche dies; led insurer after bailout
    2/27/2015 @ 6:00 PM - Robert Benmosche, who took the helm of insurer American International Group AIG after a massive government bailout at the height of the financial crisis, died on Friday at 70 after a battle with lung cancer.Benmosche is credited with steering AIG through the turbulent period following its near collapse...
  • The Real Deal - Breakup: Kuafu Properties looks to dissolve partnership at Hudson Yards project
    2/27/2015 @ 5:09 PM - From left: Shang Dai, a rendering of Hudson Rise at 462-470 Eleventh Avenue, Saif Sumaida and Sean Ludwick A partnership between three upcoming developers looking to build a glitzy 47-story hotel and condominium in the Hudson Yards area is now in dire straits. Kuafu Properties, a New York-based Chinese development firm, is looking to cut ties with Sean...
  • Inman News - When Fed raises short-term rates, pray long-term rates don't follow
    2/27/2015 @ 4:45 PM - Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen's testimony, inherently a forecast, overwhelmed all other forces on markets this week. Yellen did a fabulous job. When the future is deeply uncertain, it's the job of the Fed Chair to turn on the fog, ...
  • DS News - Consumer Sentiment Tumbles in February After Hitting 11-Year High in January
    2/27/2015 @ 4:39 PM - While Fannie Mae's February 2015 Economic Outlook released on Thursday predicted a boost for housing this year based on strong economic growth, consumers may not be quite convinced, based on two consumer sentiment indices released this week. The post Consumer Sentiment Tumbles in February After Hitting 11-Year High in January appeared first on DSNews .
  • Brokers Weekly - LEASES
    2/27/2015 @ 4:16 PM - NEW YORK Adams & Co. Real Estate brokered five deals for a total of 5,296 square feet at 34 West 33rd Street. David Levy, principal, and Brett Maslin of Adams & Co. represented the landlord, Arcade Building Associates, as well as the tenants in the following transactions at 34 West 33rd Street. • A 1,645 square-foot renewal for Yoka...
  • Brokers Weekly - Brookwood plans corporate center upgrades as tenants renew
    2/27/2015 @ 4:05 PM - CBRE Group Inc., New Jersey announced that it has arranged long-term lease renewals for tenants EBS Dealing Resources, Inc., an ICAP Group company, and Ipsos America LLC. at Morris Corporate Center 1&2, the six-pod office campus at 1 Upper Pond Road and 300 Interpace Parkway in Parsippany, N.J. ICAP will be renewing its 21,000 s/f lease for an 11-year term,...
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Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • Curbed - CurbedWire: Louie Wants To Use Your Apartment; Small Space Horror Stories
    2/27/2015 @ 6:00 PM - GREENPOINT— Move over, Girls , Louie wants to film in Greenpoint. The NYC-based FX sitcom lead by egregiously self-deprecating comedian Louis C.K. is looking for a Brooklyn apartment "with at least 4 or four discreet interconnecting rooms." No dice if your apartment's too nice, "Ideally the location would be sparsely furnished with...
  • The Atlantic - What Makes A City Beautiful?
    2/27/2015 @ 5:48 PM - The School of Life Most of us would probably be content to say that beauty is subjective. There may be a measure of symmetry or scale in what makes a person, object, or landscape attractive, but ultimately, beauty's not inherent to the thing. It's in the eye of...
  • RE Journals - First Western Properties announce recent transactions
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