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  • The Real Deal - Most popular stories on The Real Deal
    1/30/2015 @ 7:31 AM - Current reader favorites: 1. Thor, Taconic's $200M sale of Meatpacking building sets record 2. Joseph Sitt's son drops $9M on Williamsburg retail building 3. Larry Gluck hit with $5B lawsuit by disabled tenant 4. Extell sells another Ring portfolio building - this one for $40M...
  • DNA Info New York - Ralph Lauren Has Secret Garage Full of Rare Cars He Hardly Visits
    1/30/2015 @ 7:29 AM - The garage, which houses Ferraris and vintage roadsters, is just a short ride from his Manhattan home.
  • The Atlantic - The Case for Preserving 'Historic' Concrete
    1/30/2015 @ 7:15 AM - 30 Cannon Street in London. (Martin Addison/Geograph) Sometimes I feel sorry for optimistic Americans touching down in my country for the first time. Fed on the sepia-toned products of Britains heritage industry, they arrive expecting twisting country lanes, weatherworn mansions and buildings so ancient that they totter...
  • Remodelista - The Master of Plaster: Stephen Antonson's Sculptural Lighting
    1/30/2015 @ 7:00 AM - Plaster artisan Stephen Antonson makes chandeliers and sconces of the sort that Gertrude Stein might have hung in her Paris salon to illuminate her Picassos. Fittingly, he has a Brooklyn studio that looks like a classic Paris atelier. Antonson studied painting...
  • ArchDaily - The Building Centre Presents 'Rethinking the Urban Landscape'
    1/30/2015 @ 6:01 AM - Rethinking the Urban Landscape , a (free!) exhibition curated by The Building Centre  and Landscape Institute , presents a case for a landscape-first approach to city design and regeneration. The show, which is on view at  The Building Centre in London until end of February and then tours, focuses on six problematic areas –...
  • EV Grieve - The ongoing needs of The Bowery Mission this winter
    1/30/2015 @ 5:10 AM - [ Via Facebook ] An EVG reader writes: The Bowery Mission has close to 200 people sleeping there - every space is being used. They served 1,000 meals [on Wednesday]. If you have cans or blankets you can spare please drop them off. With more snow and subzero wind chills imminent they need help. They operate 24/7/365....
  • EV Grieve - 2nd Avenue mainstay Open Pantry closes for good after tomorrow
    1/30/2015 @ 5:07 AM - [ Photo from last night ] The countdown to closure continues at Open Pantry, the 45-year-old coffee shop/grocery at 184 Second Ave. The shop between East 11th Street and East 12th Street closes after business hours tomorrow. As we first reported on Jan. 8 , continued competition from the nearby Starbucks (Second Avenue and East Ninth Street,...
  • EV Grieve - Reader report: Blowing fuses on East 13th Street this winter
    1/30/2015 @ 5:00 AM - [ EVG file photo of 438 E. 13th St. from November 2012 ] A resident shared the following with us ... about the situation for longtime residents at 438 E. 13th St. between Avenue A and First Avenue... Rent-stabilized tenants in the building have had their electricity limited thanks to landlord Stone Street Properties. We...
  • EV Grieve - Soon Beauty Lab closing its East Village location
    1/30/2015 @ 4:50 AM - The hair salon closes tomorrow here on East 11th Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue. The shop will be consolidating with its West 22nd Street branch. (There are also outposts in Fort Greene and Carroll Gardens.) A Soon regular told us that an East Village rent hike was behind the consolidation. RKF has had ...
  • EV Grieve - Any East Village bars that WON'T be playing the Super Bowl on Sunday?
    1/30/2015 @ 4:49 AM - [ Photo via our friends at The International ] Because people ask us this question this time of year. (And other times too, actually.) TV-free neighborhood bars include: • Burp Castle , 41 E. Seventh St. between Second Avenue and Cooper Square • The International Bar , 120 1/2 First Avenue near East Seventh Street...
  • Luxury Daily - Auberge Resorts enters real estate with permanent residences
    1/30/2015 @ 4:00 AM - Auberge Beach Residence & Spa Auberge Resorts will no longer only serve the short-term vacationer, but will now host permanent residents at its first ever real estate location in Fort Lauderdale. Switching from short-term vacation guests to permanent residents will likely force the brand to adapt to certain services that appear in a long-term setting. This endeavor...
  • Capital - Capital Playbook: Skelos up next for Preet
    1/30/2015 @ 2:12 AM - Welcome to Capital Playbook! Sign up for our newsletters here. SIREN: Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos is being investigated by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's office, NBC New York reported Thursday night. Sources told the station Bharara is looking into Skelos' ties to the real estate industry. Skelos, a Long Island Republican, has an outside...
  • Capital - City analyzing 421a plan while advocates call for end
    1/30/2015 @ 12:20 AM - A top housing official for the de Blasio administration declined to say on Thursday whether the city's 421a affordable housing program should be extended in its current form. At an oversight hearing held by the City Council's housing and budget committee, New York City Housing Preservation and Development commissioner Vicki Been would only say that the administration is analyzing...
  • Capital - Condo market to begin slowdown, report indicates
    1/30/2015 @ 12:20 AM - Manhattan's strong condominium market might be headed for a slowdown. While the borough's condo prices have hit record levels over 24 consecutive months of growth, a new report from StreetEasy predicts a decline for the market. According to StreetEasy's condo price index, units saw a slower price growth 2014's fourth quarter. Condo inventory also...
  • BuzzFeed - Family Of Man Shot By Police In Brooklyn Stairwell Files $50 Million Claim
    1/29/2015 @ 11:46 PM - The family of 28-year-old Akai Gurley filed the claim - often a precursor to a lawsuit - against New York City on Thursday. Police have called the shooting, which occurred at a housing project, an accident. Friends and family of Akai Gurley attend his wake at Brown Memorial Baptist Church...
  • Wall Street Journal: Real Estate - More Development Immigrates to Port Chester
    1/29/2015 @ 9:34 PM - For decades marginalized as the downscale neighbor of Greenwich, Conn., and Rye, N.Y., Port Chester in Westchester County has begun to capitalize on its grittier image.
  • Venture Beat - A cloud for every industry - real estate, health care, & beyond
    1/29/2015 @ 9:30 PM - Jonathan Bush and Todd Park didnt mean to start a software revolution. They just wanted to get paid. In 1997, the duo founded a birthing clinic in San Diego, with plans to franchise the model. Before long, things started to go wrong. Their company lacked a system to keep track of insurance claims. Jonathan and Todd quickly faced...
  • EV Grieve - Judge tosses Jimmy McMillan's lawsuit seeking a stay of eviction from East Village apartment
    1/29/2015 @ 7:54 PM - [ St. Mark's Place last January ] Jimmy McMillan, founder of The Rent Is Too Damn High party, had filed suit in Brooklyn Federal Court seeking to stave off an eviction from his longtime St. Mark's Place apartment. As Curbed summarized the situation : Lisco Holdings, McMillan's landlord at 107 St. Marks Place, says...
  • Inman News - Building the dream MLS
    1/29/2015 @ 7:40 PM - NEW YORK Its time for the multiple listing service to go back to its roots and remember its main reason for being: to foster cooperation between agents. Thats according to several real estate leaders asked to imagine their dream” ...
  • NY Daily News - Developers keep single-room occupancy intact in Harlem
    1/29/2015 @ 6:34 PM - Developers Matthew and Seth Weissman are lifting the curtain this weekend on five SRO apartments ranging from 150 to 450 square feet.
  • EV Grieve - FINALLY, someone decides to recreate the Battle of Hoth in Tompkins Square Park
    1/29/2015 @ 6:22 PM - And complete with an Imperial AT-AT Walker ... No sign of any indigenous tauntauns though. Photos today by Bobby Williams
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  • Gant Daily - Stalking North Koreas odd Cold War time machines
    1/30/2015 @ 7:30 AM - The moment he stepped aboard the North Korean airliner, Bernie Leighton felt like hed entered a Cold War time machine. For an aviation enthusiast like Leighton, it was nothing short of thrilling. After years of anticipation, Leighton, a real estate investor, finally snagged a seat on a rare 1980s Soviet-built Ilyushin IL-62 airliner. Patriotic military music filled...
  • Gant Daily - Hambycast: Searching for freedom in Iowa
    1/30/2015 @ 6:00 AM - Gosh darnit, Ted Cruz was right. Standing before a conservative audience at the first annual Iowa Freedom Summit, in an auditorium usually reserved for the Des Moines ballet, the firebrand Senator from Texas distilled the states prized leadoff role in the presidential nominating process down to its essence. In a Republican primary, every candidates going to come in...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - House of the Week | Former first lady's home on Eastern Shore for $1.9M
    1/30/2015 @ 5:30 AM - In the 1920s and '30s, wealthy outsiders began buying up the old estates along the Chesapeake Bay and Eastern Shore to use as country homes and hunting retreats. Robert Brugger wrote about this trend in his book, 'Maryland, a Middle Temperament: 1634-1980.' Brugger noted that during this time an old home on Corsica Neck went […]
  • Times Union - Fine line between survival, disaster
    1/30/2015 @ 12:05 AM - Washington The Federal Reserve has declared economic growth "solid." But several new reports show most Americans are treading a dangerous financial tightrope and one slip could be devastating. Nearly half of U.S. households — 47 percent — say they spend all of their income, go into debt or dip into savings to meet their annual expenses,...
  • The Atlantic - Two Airlines Battle for the Soul of Seattle-and the Seahawks
    1/29/2015 @ 6:05 PM - Don't mind that huge Delta jet down there on runway, Alaska! (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Its a twist on the classic David versus Goliath tale: A younger, scrappier crew of upstarts from an unlikely city face off against an older squad of perennial champions, one thats already taken over a region and now...
  • CP Executive - February 2015 – Briefs/Sales & Development
    1/29/2015 @ 5:53 PM - Hudson Pacific to Buy $3.5B Blackstone Office Portfolio In a stock and cash transaction valued at $3.5 billion, Hudson Pacific Properties Inc. has agreed to acquire Equity Office Properties' approximately 8.2 million-square-foot San Francisco Peninsula and Silicon Valley office portfolio from Blackstone Real Estate Partners V and VI. The off-market transaction will effectively double Hudson's size and...
  • CP Executive - February 2015 – Briefs/Finance
    1/29/2015 @ 5:44 PM - TPG Real Estate Acquires $2.5B Loan Portfolio from Deutsche TPG Real Estate has acquired a majority stake in a $2.5 billion portfolio of high-yield real estate loans from Deutsche Bank's Special Situations Group. Terms call for TPG to acquire a 75 percent stake in the portfolio, with Deutsche Bank retaining the 25 percent minority stake. No additional terms...
  • CP Executive - February 2015 – Briefs/People
    1/29/2015 @ 5:42 PM - C&W Grabs Massey Knakal In a strategic move to enhance the global real estate services firm with a more powerful capital markets presence in the New York Tri-State area, Cushman & Wakefield has agreed to buy Massey Knakal Realty Services, the New York boutique brokerage prominently known in the city for midsized office, retail and apartment building...
  • The Atlantic - On Airpnp, Supply and Demand Heads to the Bathroom
    1/29/2015 @ 4:33 PM - Would you pay to use a stranger's loo to escape this line? (AP/Bebeto Matthews) Whether you're in a new city or your hometown, it doesn't matterif you're out and about and have to pee, you're often in a loo-scouting quandary. Is there a library around? A department store? Maybe you just hustle into...
  • ArchDaily - London's 'Olympicopolis' Aims to Host Smithsonian's First International Venue
    1/29/2015 @ 4:00 PM - The Smithsonian is considering opening its first international exhibition space in ' Olympicopolis ' – London 's former Olympic park  that is to be transformed into a world-class cultural hub by 2021. Should the self-financed proposal be approved, it will be the first time in the institution's 168-year history to build a public venue outside of...
  • Business Insider - The Unexpected Perk Of Living Near Whole Foods And Starbucks
    1/29/2015 @ 2:58 PM - In real estate terms, the Starbucks Effect and the Whole Foods effect refers to how property prices go up once one of these businesses moves into the neighborhood. But are they the cause of the gentrification, or just a reliable indicator that an area is already on the upswing? The answer is a little of both....
  • Multi-Housing News - Catering to Renters and Owners
    1/29/2015 @ 2:56 PM - By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor Arlington, Va.-LCOR has received final site plan approval from the Arlington County Board for The Altaire, which will be developed at 400 Army Navy Dr. in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Arlington. The company will break ground on the multifamily project later this year, with completion planned for the second quarter of 2018....
  • CP Executive - TCC & Keane Enterprises Break Ground on new K2M Global HQ
    1/29/2015 @ 2:29 PM - Washington D.C.-Trammell Crow Co. and Keane Enterprises Inc. start work on the new global headquarters for K2M Group Holdings Inc. in Oaklawn, a mixed-use community. Announced at the end of 2014, this 9.7 acre deal is marked as the largest new lease to be completed in the Washington, D.C. region for the fourth quarter. K2M's global headquarters will be a 146,000-square-foot build-to-suit...
  • Redfin Blog - Woohoo! Washington Makes it Easier to Get a Mortgage
    1/29/2015 @ 2:24 PM - Washington is known for leaks, but now we officially have a trickle. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a big regulator of mortgages, today said it wants to make it easier for small and rural banks to make home loans. Good for them; good for us! The change will take awhile, but the bureau's news is the latest in...
  • ArchDaily - HOT TO COLD: BIG's 'Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation' Opens at the National Building Museum
    1/29/2015 @ 2:16 PM - Circle the globe in 800-feet at the National Building Museum 's latest exhibition HOT TO COLD . BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group 's first North American exhibition, HOT TO COLD takes viewers on an 'odyssey of architectural adaptation' from the 'hottest to the coldest parts of our planet to...
  • BuzzFeed - This Astronaut Has The Best Official Portrait You'll Ever See
    1/29/2015 @ 1:45 PM - Meet Leland Melvin, your new favorite spaceman. Melvin has been working for NASA since 1989. He's assigned to the Astronaut Office Space Station Operations Branch, and the Education Department at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. According to National Geographic , Scout wandered into Melvin's yard and he's taken care of him...
  • Business Insider - Here's What $350,000 Will Get You In 10 Housing Markets Across America
    1/29/2015 @ 12:30 PM - In some major cities, finding a home that has both quality infrastructure and modern finishes can be a tedious task. Do not fret, home buyers. We've done the work for you and found top-notch homes that meet this criteria. Check out the following homes in well-known locales across the country -- all currently or recently on the market at...
  • RE Journals - SVN Crossroads Management awarded 420,000 SF of property management contracts in fourth quarter
    1/29/2015 @ 12:19 PM - 909 W. Washington Blvd. Schaumburg-based SVN Crossroads Management, LLC has been awarded the property management contracts for 14 separate properties comprising 420,000 square feet of space in the fourth quarter, bringing the firm's portfolio to more than 3 million square feet. 'We had a very busy year in 2014, increasing our portfolio by 30 percent,'...
  • Haute Residence - 5 Luxury Homes for Sale with Built-In Theaters
    1/29/2015 @ 12:14 PM - Winter isn't slowing down anytime soon, so catch up on your must-see movie list or the big game from the warmth and comfort of your home. These five homes on the market come equipped with spacious home theaters perfect for enjoying award-nominated flicks, or for hosting a party for the big game. #1: Stately Chateau This...
  • Multi-Housing News - HUD Announces Important Energy Initiative
    1/29/2015 @ 11:57 AM - By Robin Nathanson, Associate Editor Washington, D.C.-Today U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and California Governor Jerry Brown announced joint federal and state efforts to expand financing for solar energy projects and energy efficiency in affordable multifamily housing in California. These actions are part of President Barack Obama's promise to focus on climate...
  • Curbed - Flipping Out: Mary-Louise Parker's Former Apartment Is Back for $9 Million
    1/29/2015 @ 11:56 AM - Actress Mary-Louise Parker had a frustratingly difficult time selling her Washington Square Park-bordering duplex , but when a couple finally bought the place for $7.45 million in May of 2013, the broker said the sale was "like a fairy tale, with both the buyers and the seller just delighted by the...
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  • Luxury Daily - Auberge Resorts enters real estate with permanent residences
    1/30/2015 @ 4:00 AM - Auberge Beach Residence & Spa Auberge Resorts will no longer only serve the short-term vacationer, but will now host permanent residents at its first ever real estate location in Fort Lauderdale. Switching from short-term vacation guests to permanent residents will likely force the brand to adapt to certain services that appear in a long-term setting. This endeavor...
  • Slate - Party Animal
    1/29/2015 @ 6:58 PM - Blaise Ingoglia is a minor YouTube celebrity, a minor real estate mogul, a motivational speaker, and a tournament poker player. He's also in charge of keeping Hillary Clinton from winning Florida. Ingoglia recently became chairman of Florida Republican Party-no small gig, given the state's major implications for the 2016 presidential election-and things are already complicated.
  • CP Executive - February 2015 – Briefs/Leasing & Management
    1/29/2015 @ 5:57 PM - NGKF, TD Bank Sign with SL Green in Midtown Manhattan SL Green, New York City's largest commercial property owner, has announced two major 15-year lease transactions totaling approximately 191,000 square feet at 125 Park Ave., a 26-story, 572,705-square-foot building located directly across from Grand Central Terminal. Newmark Grubb Knight Frank will continue on as the largest tenant...
  • CP Executive - Duke Reduces Volume in Suburban Office Sector
    1/29/2015 @ 4:42 PM - By Anna Spiewak, Senior News Editor Sawgrass Pointe I in South Florida, is part of the 62-portfolio sold to Starwood. Duke Realty Corp. has made no secret of its long-term strategy to transform its portfolio into majority industrial and medical office, while exiting many of its suburban office markets. And now it...
  • Orlando Sentinel - Nik Patel fallout: Orlando company pursues hotel foreclosure
    1/29/2015 @ 12:54 PM - An Orlando contractor is pursuing foreclosure and liens on hotels formerly owned by embattled businessman Nik Patel, who was arrested on loan fraud charges on Sept. 30.
  • Wall Street Journal: Real Estate - For Auction: The Mansion UPS Built
    1/29/2015 @ 12:53 PM - A UPS employee who began as a truck driver and worked his way up to a division manager built his 10,994-square-foot dream home in Southern Florida. Now, its going to the highest bidder.
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Apartments at center of D.C. proposal styled on New York's Meatpacking District
    1/29/2015 @ 11:01 AM - Could a warehouse-filled, traffic-clogged District neighborhood one day match the post-industrial glamour of New York City's Meatpacking District? Inspired by the famed New York neighborhood known for its trendy restaurants, boutiques and bars, Level 2 Development is seeking to transform a site at 320 Florida Ave. NE — currently home to a Burger King and some weedy […]
  • CP Executive - Who Are Today's Rising Leaders?
    1/29/2015 @ 10:35 AM - By Suzann D. Silverman, Editorial Director CPE unveils this year's Stars to Watch, 17 up-and-coming individuals and teams from across the commercial real estate industry that are sure to make more waves as they climb the career ladder. Like others recognized by this decades-long program, these 40-and-unders are exhibiting insight, creativity and dogged...
  • CP Executive - Ivanhoé Cambridge Grows Its M-F Portfolio in San Francisco with Veritas Investments
    1/29/2015 @ 10:30 AM - By Gail Kalinoski, Contributing Editor Ivanhoé Cambridge and its partner, Veritas Investments, Inc., have boosted their multi-family holdings in San Francisco with the acquisition of 11 properties for more than $190 million. The most recent acquisitions bring the number of housing units in San Francisco owned by the two firms to 580 in a...
  • The Atlantic - Yes, There Are Black Tech Workers in Seattle
    1/29/2015 @ 7:15 AM - From left, André Bearfield, Seth Stell, and Todd Bennings of HERE Seattle. (HERE Seattle) André Bearfield didn't need to see the woeful tech diversity numbers released recently by companies like Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Google: He was living them. The 31-year-old Little Rock native moved to Seattle nearly eight years ago...
  • Property Wire - Family home sales in Miami reach all time annual record, latest index shows
    1/29/2015 @ 5:03 AM - Miami home sales increased again in December with single family home sales setting an all-time annual record in 2014 and median sales prices continuing to increase at a more moderate rate, the latest data shows. Year-end sales of single family home sales in 2014 set an all-time record, increasing 4.8% and while condominium sales were the second highest in...
  • Luxury Daily - 325 Lex paints new marketing picture with commissioned artwork
    1/29/2015 @ 4:01 AM - View from 325 Lex New York's luxury real estate prices and art sales both saw an increase in 2014, therefore integrating art into the citys residences will likely add to the value of both the artwork and property. British artist Patrick Morgan and luxury condominium residence 325 Lex have joined forces to assimilate Mr. Morgan's watercolor renderings of the building...
  • Luxury Daily - Abercrombie & Kent, Land Rover curate roadtrips
    1/29/2015 @ 3:46 AM - Land Rover and Abercrombie & Kent Luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent and British automaker Land Rover are renewing their partnership to offer guests a refreshed list of seven self-driven, off the beaten path” trips around the world. The continuation of the collaboration across the brands will allow the program to gain deeper roots and generate more attention from interested...
  • Multi-Housing News - Coastal Construction Group to Build 25-Story South Tower for Condo Project
    1/28/2015 @ 5:23 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Coastal Construction Group will be in charge of construction at the second tower of the Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences condo project. The same company was assigned to build the first tower in 2013, according to the developers. The two towers of the luxury waterfront...
  • CP Executive - Coastal Construction Group to Build 25-Story South Tower for Condo Project
    1/28/2015 @ 5:23 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Coastal Construction Group will be in charge of construction at the second tower of the Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences condo project. The same company was assigned to build the first tower in 2013, according to the developers. The two towers of the luxury waterfront...
  • Multi-Housing News - Stearns Weaver Miller Expands HQ, Signs Record Lease
    1/28/2015 @ 5:08 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Continental Real Estate Cos. has landed the largest lease of 2014 in Miami's Central Business District. Stearns Weaver Miller renewed its contract at Museum Tower for 10 years and expanded the footprint of its headquarters by 7,000 square feet. The law firm now occupies 110,000 square feet in the Class-A...
  • CP Executive - Stearns Weaver Miller Expands HQ, Signs Record Lease
    1/28/2015 @ 5:08 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Continental Real Estate Cos. has landed the largest lease of 2014 in Miami's Central Business District. Stearns Weaver Miller renewed its contract at Museum Tower for 10 years and expanded the footprint of its headquarters by 7,000 square feet. The law firm now occupies 110,000 square feet in the Class-A...
  • Realtor.com News - Start Saving Now! These Are the 10 Least Affordable Cities in America
    1/28/2015 @ 4:43 PM - iStock Its tough enough to buy a home. Saving the cash for a down payment takes a ton of financial discipline-not to mention the psychological gumption you need to muster to commit to 30 years of monthly payments. But woe unto ye who live in these 10 metro areas, where the barriers to homeownership are...
  • Zillow - Could You Afford to Rent in These 10 Cities?
    1/28/2015 @ 3:21 PM - Singles often prefer renting to owning, but the financial case for renting is becoming tenuous. Zillows latest  affordability report found that solo U.S. renters can expect to spend 30 percent of their income on rent. By comparison, homeowners spend just 15 percent of their income on mortgages. Homeownership isnt as simple as a monthly payment, however, and you should...
  • Blue Matter - How to Avoid the Top 5 Home Seller Mistakes
    1/28/2015 @ 1:01 PM - Guest post by Cara Ameer with Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty When you are selling your home , it can be easy to be in a vacuum. You have a certain idea of what the market should pay for your home and what may or may not be an issue. After all, you are king...
  • Brokers Weekly - Survey shows buyers willing to pay thousands more for solar homes
    1/28/2015 @ 12:23 PM - Home buyers are willing to up to $15,000 more for houses with their own solar power systems. Buyers will pay $15,000 more for a solar-powered home. A major survey by the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that buyers were willing to pay an average of about $4 per watt...
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  • The Broker List - 5 Reasons you SHOULD Operate from Multiple CRE Locations
    1/30/2015 @ 7:01 AM - 5 Reasons you SHOULD Operate from Multiple CRE Locations I have written exhaustively and taped videos on the reasons that companies relocate. Without a doubt, the number one reason that I see which forces a relocation is… operating from more than one space. There is no question that operating in numerous physical...
  • Remodelista - The Master of Plaster: Stephen Antonson's Sculptural Lighting
    1/30/2015 @ 7:00 AM - Plaster artisan Stephen Antonson makes chandeliers and sconces of the sort that Gertrude Stein might have hung in her Paris salon to illuminate her Picassos. Fittingly, he has a Brooklyn studio that looks like a classic Paris atelier. Antonson studied painting...
  • RE Journals - Out-of-state investors targeting Minneapolis/St. Paul apartment market
    1/30/2015 @ 6:40 AM - Scott Streiff picked up this interesting bit of information while attending the 2015 National Multifamily Housing Council Apartment Strategies Outlook Conference in Palm Springs: A growing number of national and international investors are targeting the Twin Cities apartment market. And this is making it more difficult for local investors to sink their dollars into the new and existing apartment...
  • Luxury Daily - Auberge Resorts enters real estate with permanent residences
    1/30/2015 @ 4:00 AM - Auberge Beach Residence & Spa Auberge Resorts will no longer only serve the short-term vacationer, but will now host permanent residents at its first ever real estate location in Fort Lauderdale. Switching from short-term vacation guests to permanent residents will likely force the brand to adapt to certain services that appear in a long-term setting. This endeavor...
  • Orange County Register - Lansner: Finding an affordable place to live is a global problem
    1/30/2015 @ 3:00 AM - If you think local housing prices are pretty unaffordable, take a global view.A study by Demographia shows the relative cost of Los Angeles area homes are in line with living expenses in some of the world's biggest cities. The housing...
  • Property Wire - Irish property prices up over 16% year on year amid bubble concerns
    1/30/2015 @ 1:29 AM - Residential property prices in Ireland increased by 16.3% year on year in December 2014, up marginally on the 16.2% recorded in November, the latest index data shows. But it is a substantial increase on the 6.4% recorded in the 12 months to December 2013, according to the figures from the Central Statistics Office. So, at a national...
  • Property Wire - UK regional prime property markets outperform London
    1/30/2015 @ 1:26 AM - For the first time since the credit crunch, the UK’s prime regional property markets marginally outperformed London in 2014 with growth averaging 3.2%, according to the latest analysis. The new rates of stamp duty introduced by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement in December 2014 brought mixed blessings for different parts of the market, the analysis report from real...
  • Property Wire - UK year on year house price growth down in first few weeks of 2015
    1/30/2015 @ 1:24 AM - Annual house price growth in the UK continued to moderate at the start of 2015 with the latest housing index showing it slowed to 6.8% in January compared to 7.2% in December 2014. However, the data from the Nationwide Building Society also shows that month on month prices increased by 0.3%, taking the average price to £188,446. ...
  • Property Wire - Land value growth moderates in England and Wales
    1/30/2015 @ 1:21 AM - The growth in land values moderated across England and Wales in the final quarter of 2014, reflecting the movement in the wider housing market. However residential development land values in prime central London continued their strong growth, ending the year up 24%, the latest report from Knight Frank shows. Greenfield residential development land values remained broadly static...
  • Property Wire - Demand sees average rents in UK go up, especially at end of 2014
    1/30/2015 @ 1:18 AM - A slowdown in the sales market in the UK during the last six months of 2014 saw a demand for rental accommodation grow with average rents up 1.8% during the year. But this headline figure hides what has actually been happening towards end of the year as there was a 4.2% rise in average rents for new lettings,...
  • Times Union - Fine line between survival, disaster
    1/30/2015 @ 12:05 AM - Washington The Federal Reserve has declared economic growth "solid." But several new reports show most Americans are treading a dangerous financial tightrope and one slip could be devastating. Nearly half of U.S. households — 47 percent — say they spend all of their income, go into debt or dip into savings to meet their annual expenses,...
  • Venture Beat - A cloud for every industry - real estate, health care, & beyond
    1/29/2015 @ 9:30 PM - Jonathan Bush and Todd Park didnt mean to start a software revolution. They just wanted to get paid. In 1997, the duo founded a birthing clinic in San Diego, with plans to franchise the model. Before long, things started to go wrong. Their company lacked a system to keep track of insurance claims. Jonathan and Todd quickly faced...
  • SFGate - Mary Cronin of The Design Shop
    1/29/2015 @ 9:01 PM - Mary Cronin of The Design ShopDesigning her daughter's nursery led to a new career for Mary Cronin.The event planner spent years organizing weddings and corporate retreats, but seriously considered a life in design after Sunset magazine featured her work in a publication about nurseries.All while utilizing fine fabrics, brilliant color palettes, custom-designed furniture, seasonal florals, unique curiosities, and organic landscapes...
  • Multi-Housing News - $14 Million CubeSmart Self-Storage Facility Approved for Development
    1/29/2015 @ 8:52 PM - By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) green-lighted a project proposal to transform the vacant warehouse at 99 Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury off of VFW Parkway into a high-quality self-storage facility with new loading areas and accessory uses. CubeSmart Self-Storage – West Roxbury The $14 million project...
  • CP Executive - $14 Million CubeSmart Self-Storage Facility Approved for Development
    1/29/2015 @ 8:52 PM - By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) green-lighted a project proposal to transform the vacant warehouse at 99 Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury off of VFW Parkway into a high-quality self-storage facility with new loading areas and accessory uses. CubeSmart Self-Storage – West Roxbury The $14 million project...
  • Quartz - Amazon will finally start telling us how much its cloud service is making
    1/29/2015 @ 6:45 PM - Amazon will begin breaking out the results of its cloud-computing service, Amazon Web Services, starting with the first quarter of 2015. For years, AWS was buried under the other” heading. It accounts for the bulk of revenue for the category in North America, seeing  continued growth in the last few years. In 2014, those products and services brought in...
  • Realtor.com News - A Penthouse Playhouse in Vegas
    1/29/2015 @ 6:18 PM - Benson Riseman, who co-founded Green Dot, the company that pioneered reloadable prepaid MasterCard and Visa debit cards, bought a 3,300-square-foot penthouse for $2.3 million in the Veer Towers in Las Vegas in 2010, and spend $3 million on the interior. LISA CORSON FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL The front door looks normal enough at Benson Riseman's penthouse apartment on...
  • The Atlantic - Two Airlines Battle for the Soul of Seattle-and the Seahawks
    1/29/2015 @ 6:05 PM - Don't mind that huge Delta jet down there on runway, Alaska! (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Its a twist on the classic David versus Goliath tale: A younger, scrappier crew of upstarts from an unlikely city face off against an older squad of perennial champions, one thats already taken over a region and now...
  • CP Executive - February 2015 – Briefs/Leasing & Management
    1/29/2015 @ 5:57 PM - NGKF, TD Bank Sign with SL Green in Midtown Manhattan SL Green, New York City's largest commercial property owner, has announced two major 15-year lease transactions totaling approximately 191,000 square feet at 125 Park Ave., a 26-story, 572,705-square-foot building located directly across from Grand Central Terminal. Newmark Grubb Knight Frank will continue on as the largest tenant...
  • CP Executive - February 2015 – Briefs/Sales & Development
    1/29/2015 @ 5:53 PM - Hudson Pacific to Buy $3.5B Blackstone Office Portfolio In a stock and cash transaction valued at $3.5 billion, Hudson Pacific Properties Inc. has agreed to acquire Equity Office Properties' approximately 8.2 million-square-foot San Francisco Peninsula and Silicon Valley office portfolio from Blackstone Real Estate Partners V and VI. The off-market transaction will effectively double Hudson's size and...
  • CP Executive - February 2015 – Briefs/Finance
    1/29/2015 @ 5:44 PM - TPG Real Estate Acquires $2.5B Loan Portfolio from Deutsche TPG Real Estate has acquired a majority stake in a $2.5 billion portfolio of high-yield real estate loans from Deutsche Bank's Special Situations Group. Terms call for TPG to acquire a 75 percent stake in the portfolio, with Deutsche Bank retaining the 25 percent minority stake. No additional terms...
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Popular Stories

  • Porch - 11 Sweet Valentines Day DIYs
    1/30/2015 @ 3:11 AM - February 14th is a day full of sweet treats, candy hearts, red and pink decor, and lots of love. Whether youre single and spending the day with your friends or you have a special someone who is your valentine, decorating and giving Valentines Day DIYs can be fun and loving. Get ready for the day of love with these...

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  • Inhabitat - Man lists Tesla Model S for $85 a night on Airbnb
    1/30/2015 @ 6:00 AM - Generally speaking, if youre sleeping in a car, youre down on your luck, drunk and risking arrest, or very, very tired. What you are almost certainly not is on vacation-unless for some bizarre reason youve rented a Tesla Model S from Steve, of Phoenix, Arizona on Airbnb . Yes, for $85 a night ...
  • Remodelista - A Moveable Feast: A Modular Kitchen from an Italian Architect
    1/30/2015 @ 5:00 AM - It's a genius European idea that hasn't caught on in the US yet: the modular kitchen that you take with you when you move house. One of the nicest examples we've seen is Enzo Berti's Convivio kitchen for Italian furniture maker Lando . Berti's concept? A "kitchen in a living room," centered around what he calls the "domestic hearth."...

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  • NY Daily News - Condo market to take a tumble in 2015
    1/30/2015 @ 12:01 AM - The condo market is expected to hit the skids in 2015.
  • Orange County Register - Lansner: Finding an affordable place to live is a global problem
    1/30/2015 @ 3:00 AM - If you think local housing prices are pretty unaffordable, take a global view.A study by Demographia shows the relative cost of Los Angeles area homes are in line with living expenses in some of the world's biggest cities. The housing...

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  • RE Journals - Wangard Partners Avenir Apartments to open this February in Milwaukee
    1/30/2015 @ 2:54 AM - Wangard Partners mixed-use Avenir Apartments will officially open Feb. 6 in downtown Milwaukee. Avenir Apartments, located at 1437 N. Jefferson St., is made up of 104 luxury apartment homes and 7.045 square feet of retail space. The apartments are located in a walkable neighborhood with a Walk Score of 92. Restaurants, pubs, galleries and shops are all located...
  • Dezeen - Teatum+Teatum squeezes a new flat into the top of two Victorian homes
    1/30/2015 @ 3:00 AM - Architects Tom and James Teatum have reshuffled the upper-floor layout of two houses in west London to create a pair of double-fronted flats  - one spread across the second floor and another squeezed beneath the newly extended rafters (+ slideshow). (more…)

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  • Property Wire - Irish property prices up over 16% year on year amid bubble concerns
    1/30/2015 @ 1:29 AM - Residential property prices in Ireland increased by 16.3% year on year in December 2014, up marginally on the 16.2% recorded in November, the latest index data shows. But it is a substantial increase on the 6.4% recorded in the 12 months to December 2013, according to the figures from the Central Statistics Office. So, at a national...

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  • ArchDaily - Call For Proposals: Filling Station(s)
    1/30/2015 @ 4:01 AM - Combo Competitions   latest ideas challenge asks participants to rethink refueling” in a competition which seeks to re-imagine the ubiquitous filling station. The historical rise of this 20th century typology, from simple fuel dispensers to palatial rest-stops on the highway, grew with the proliferation of the car and became symbols for societal progression, personal status, and a bright future.” Although...

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  • AOL Real Estate - Your Super Bowl Pick: Where Would You Watch the Game?
    1/30/2015 @ 12:00 AM - Filed under: Buying , Lifestyle Trulia Why watch the game with strangers in a raucous sports bar when you could have an invitation-only crowd in your fabulous home theater or entertainment center? With the hype building for Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and the...
  • Quartz - You may soon be living in a 3D-printed apartment
    1/29/2015 @ 6:00 AM - The Shanghai-based construction firm  WinSun Decoration Design Engineering  has unveiled a five-story apartment building made entirely with a giant 3D printer, and is calling it the worlds tallest 3D-printed building.” With a terra cotta brick-like exterior, the building is on display at the Suzhou Industrial Park, along with a 1,100-square-meter (11,840-square-foot) 3D-printed neoclassical mansion. The buildings were made with a patented ink” created from a mixture...

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  • Property Wire - London saw massive 16.3% rise in house prices in 2014, official data shows
    1/29/2015 @ 4:27 AM - Average house prices in England and Wales grew by 7% in 2014 with London seeing a rise of 16.3%, the latest land registry figures show. They increased 0.6% in December compared with the previous month, taking the average price to £177,766, not far from the peak of £181,138 in November 2007. London also experienced the greatest monthly rise...

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  • Quartz - These two suburbs are Indias answer to Silicon Valley (hint: not Gurgaon)
    1/29/2015 @ 12:37 AM - When I graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bombay in 2008, turning down a job to start a company was considered career-suicide.” Typical downsides included remaining poor for years, being disowned by your parents and a significant decrease of market value in the marriage department. Last October, Indian e-commerce startup Snapdeal raised $627 million at a...

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  • Brokers Weekly - Revamped Penn Station tower attracting tenants
    1/29/2015 @ 7:01 AM - A Lee & Associates leasing team has filled 50,000 s/f at 875 Avenue of the Americas in the past six months. The firm's New York office leasing team of Dennis Someck, executive managing director/principal and Mitchell Kunikoff, executive managing director/principal, along with managing principal Peter Braus, arranged leases for manufacutring, tech and media firms at the 26-story, 250,000 s/fcirca...

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

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

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

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

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  • Property Wire - UK property tax reform boosts middle market, agents data suggests
    1/29/2015 @ 4:04 AM - Stamp duty reforms in the UK announced at the start of December 2014 helped to boost the middle market and encourage prospective home buyers, according to the latest National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) Housing Market Report. NAEA member agents recorded the highest level of registered home buyers per branch in December for 10 years, while agents reported they...

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  • Sacramento Appraisal - The tallest real estate graph ever in Sacramento
    1/29/2015 @ 5:31 AM - Did you hear about the 100 million dollar condo sale in New York recently? Its hard to grasp just how much money that is for only one residence. For context, $100,000,000 is about a 19% ownership of the Sacramento Kings, a 10% share of the San Francisco Giants , or a 20% ownership of the Oakland As ...

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Celebrity Real Estate

  • Multi-Housing News - What Renters Want with Jessica Fiur: Alternative Super Bowl Party Activities for Residents
    1/30/2015 @ 7:43 AM - By Jessica Fiur, Senior Editor Its almost Super Bowl Sunday, which is a great excuse to have a fun event for your residents. But if youre like me and couldnt tell a football from…  a slightly deflated football  and have no idea why this is an issue, then here are some alternative activities you can have for your...
  • DNA Info New York - Ralph Lauren Has Secret Garage Full of Rare Cars He Hardly Visits
    1/30/2015 @ 7:29 AM - The garage, which houses Ferraris and vintage roadsters, is just a short ride from his Manhattan home.
  • Remodelista - The Master of Plaster: Stephen Antonson's Sculptural Lighting
    1/30/2015 @ 7:00 AM - Plaster artisan Stephen Antonson makes chandeliers and sconces of the sort that Gertrude Stein might have hung in her Paris salon to illuminate her Picassos. Fittingly, he has a Brooklyn studio that looks like a classic Paris atelier. Antonson studied painting...
  • Gant Daily - Hambycast: Searching for freedom in Iowa
    1/30/2015 @ 6:00 AM - Gosh darnit, Ted Cruz was right. Standing before a conservative audience at the first annual Iowa Freedom Summit, in an auditorium usually reserved for the Des Moines ballet, the firebrand Senator from Texas distilled the states prized leadoff role in the presidential nominating process down to its essence. In a Republican primary, every candidates going to come in...
  • Capital - Capital Playbook: Skelos up next for Preet
    1/30/2015 @ 2:12 AM - Welcome to Capital Playbook! Sign up for our newsletters here. SIREN: Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos is being investigated by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's office, NBC New York reported Thursday night. Sources told the station Bharara is looking into Skelos' ties to the real estate industry. Skelos, a Long Island Republican, has an outside...
  • SFGate - Seven-figure remodel transforms home in Incline Village
    1/29/2015 @ 10:01 PM - Having a home fashioned like a hunting lodge isn't a prerequisite for living in the mountains.When tasked with remodeling a four-bedroom in Nevada's Incline Village, Corridan blended his clients' heritage with contemporary finishes to create an environment that's equally daring and inviting.Think of it as 'Sound of Music' architecture, said Corridan, comparing the home on Spencer Way to the classic...
  • RE Journals - Wholl win the Super Bowl? According to office vacancies, its the Patriots
    1/29/2015 @ 9:09 PM - Jlls Roger Staubach knows a thing about great quarterbacks. Hes picking the Patriots in Sundays Super Bowl. Can office vacancies determine the winner of this Sundays Super Bowl match-up between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks? JLL thinks so, and it has the statistics to back it up. According to JLL, NFL teams based in cities...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • The Real Deal - Most popular stories on The Real Deal
    1/30/2015 @ 7:31 AM - Current reader favorites: 1. Thor, Taconic's $200M sale of Meatpacking building sets record 2. Joseph Sitt's son drops $9M on Williamsburg retail building 3. Larry Gluck hit with $5B lawsuit by disabled tenant 4. Extell sells another Ring portfolio building - this one for $40M...
  • Capital - City analyzing 421a plan while advocates call for end
    1/30/2015 @ 12:20 AM - A top housing official for the de Blasio administration declined to say on Thursday whether the city's 421a affordable housing program should be extended in its current form. At an oversight hearing held by the City Council's housing and budget committee, New York City Housing Preservation and Development commissioner Vicki Been would only say that the administration is analyzing...
  • Inman News - Technology fueling commission rebates to Toronto homebuyers
    1/29/2015 @ 7:25 PM - Canadian brokerages TheRedPin and CommissionMadeFair.com say technology that lets homebuyers do much of the legwork involved in finding the home of their dreams themselves lets them offer commission rebates to buyers. Homebuyers can filter through all the facts until they're ...
  • Realtor.com News - Watch the Big Game in Comfort: 7 Super Man Caves
    1/29/2015 @ 6:36 PM - As kickoff creeps closer, football fans have made plans to hole up and watch this weekends Super Bowl. With the game in mind, we surveyed homes for sale nationwide to find man caves where you could retreat and watch the big game in style and comfort. After extensive research (and a few bags of Fritos), we identified seven cool...
  • Inman News - No locked doors at indie brokerages - and in some cases, no doors
    1/29/2015 @ 6:20 PM - NEW YORK Inmans independent broker survey revealed that a big factor behind the current boom in unaffiliated firms is the freedom broker-owners have to pursue their business and adapt to changing conditions as they see fit. An open office floor plan is one way ...
  • Realtor.com News - A Penthouse Playhouse in Vegas
    1/29/2015 @ 6:18 PM - Benson Riseman, who co-founded Green Dot, the company that pioneered reloadable prepaid MasterCard and Visa debit cards, bought a 3,300-square-foot penthouse for $2.3 million in the Veer Towers in Las Vegas in 2010, and spend $3 million on the interior. LISA CORSON FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL The front door looks normal enough at Benson Riseman's penthouse apartment on...
  • The Real Deal - The Wrap: Historic Chelsea nursery school to shutter, Henry Winkler's 'Royal Pains' house lists for $3.5M and more
    1/29/2015 @ 6:07 PM - The Atlantic Beach home of Henry Winklers character on Royal Pains” 1. Historic Chelsea nursery school to shutter [NYDN] 2. Henry Winkler's 'Royal Pains' house lists for $3.5 million [NYDN] 3.   Barbara Corcoran  backs real estate  web developer  [Inman] ...
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Mortgage and Markets

  • Gant Daily - Stalking North Koreas odd Cold War time machines
    1/30/2015 @ 7:30 AM - The moment he stepped aboard the North Korean airliner, Bernie Leighton felt like hed entered a Cold War time machine. For an aviation enthusiast like Leighton, it was nothing short of thrilling. After years of anticipation, Leighton, a real estate investor, finally snagged a seat on a rare 1980s Soviet-built Ilyushin IL-62 airliner. Patriotic military music filled...
  • Quartz - The UKs Green Party has some far-out policies-and young people love it
    1/30/2015 @ 6:11 AM - The UKs Green Party, so marginal for so long, has seen its membership blossom over the past few months. This popularity is being fuelled by big gains  among young voters  in particular. And although the Greens will remain a niche party after Mays general election-they currently hold a single seat in parliament, and in the best-case scenario may add...
  • ArchDaily - The Building Centre Presents 'Rethinking the Urban Landscape'
    1/30/2015 @ 6:01 AM - Rethinking the Urban Landscape , a (free!) exhibition curated by The Building Centre  and Landscape Institute , presents a case for a landscape-first approach to city design and regeneration. The show, which is on view at  The Building Centre in London until end of February and then tours, focuses on six problematic areas –...
  • BBC - Mortgage approvals hint at sales dip
    1/30/2015 @ 5:44 AM - New figures suggest the recent slowdown in property sales may continue for at least the next few months.
  • RE Journals - Arbor Commercial Mortgage debuts LoanExpress loan-processing tech
    1/30/2015 @ 1:43 AM - Arbor Commercial Mortgage, LLC has launched a new proprietary online loan processing technology platform, Arbor LoanExpress. Arbor LoanExpress will allow borrowers and brokers to upload, change and manage required loan documents while receiving communication updates and information requests direct from the personal Arbor Deal Team that is assigned to each individual loan. This automated, online format provides access...
  • Property Wire - Irish property prices up over 16% year on year amid bubble concerns
    1/30/2015 @ 1:29 AM - Residential property prices in Ireland increased by 16.3% year on year in December 2014, up marginally on the 16.2% recorded in November, the latest index data shows. But it is a substantial increase on the 6.4% recorded in the 12 months to December 2013, according to the figures from the Central Statistics Office. So, at a national...
  • Daily Finance - 12 Simple Ways to Save Money Around the House
    1/30/2015 @ 1:00 AM - Filed under: How to Save Money , Home & Garden , Saving The average American spends about $17,000 per year -- or 33 percent of income -- on housing, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's doesn't just include rent or mortgage payments; it also covers the many little costs, from repairs to...
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Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • The Atlantic - These Surreal Appetizers Are Also Data Visualizations About the Middle East
    1/30/2015 @ 7:20 AM - How many people involved in the Arab Spring are on Facebook? To answer that, you could search Google and news archives. Or, if you were lucky enough to attend a recent banquet devoted to "data cuisine," you could examine these cake pops. Each contains different amounts of sprinkles, representing the percentage of Facebook users in Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt, respectively:...
  • The Atlantic - In the 'Workplace of the Future,' We Hang Like Monkeys from Vertical Forests
    1/30/2015 @ 7:17 AM - Sean Cassidy/Joe Wilson What's worse than chatty coworkers interrupting your flow? How about a dude harvesting zucchini from a vertical garden falling and crashing through your desk in a hollering heap? OK, so that's looking on the dark side of Sean Cassidy and Joe Wilson's architectural dream, "Organic Grid+,"...
  • The Atlantic - The Case for Preserving 'Historic' Concrete
    1/30/2015 @ 7:15 AM - 30 Cannon Street in London. (Martin Addison/Geograph) Sometimes I feel sorry for optimistic Americans touching down in my country for the first time. Fed on the sepia-toned products of Britains heritage industry, they arrive expecting twisting country lanes, weatherworn mansions and buildings so ancient that they totter...
  • The Broker List - 5 Reasons you SHOULD Operate from Multiple CRE Locations
    1/30/2015 @ 7:01 AM - 5 Reasons you SHOULD Operate from Multiple CRE Locations I have written exhaustively and taped videos on the reasons that companies relocate. Without a doubt, the number one reason that I see which forces a relocation is… operating from more than one space. There is no question that operating in numerous physical...
  • Remodelista - The Master of Plaster: Stephen Antonson's Sculptural Lighting
    1/30/2015 @ 7:00 AM - Plaster artisan Stephen Antonson makes chandeliers and sconces of the sort that Gertrude Stein might have hung in her Paris salon to illuminate her Picassos. Fittingly, he has a Brooklyn studio that looks like a classic Paris atelier. Antonson studied painting...
  • Quartz - The UKs Green Party has some far-out policies-and young people love it
    1/30/2015 @ 6:11 AM - The UKs Green Party, so marginal for so long, has seen its membership blossom over the past few months. This popularity is being fuelled by big gains  among young voters  in particular. And although the Greens will remain a niche party after Mays general election-they currently hold a single seat in parliament, and in the best-case scenario may add...
  • ArchDaily - The Building Centre Presents 'Rethinking the Urban Landscape'
    1/30/2015 @ 6:01 AM - Rethinking the Urban Landscape , a (free!) exhibition curated by The Building Centre  and Landscape Institute , presents a case for a landscape-first approach to city design and regeneration. The show, which is on view at  The Building Centre in London until end of February and then tours, focuses on six problematic areas –...
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