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  • Times Union - Rensselaer gets new wharf
    10/20/2014 @ 11:21 PM - Rensselaer For years, while millions of dollars of improvements were made on the Albany side of the Port of Albany, the Rensselaer side languished with rotting piers and areas where it wouldn't be safe to stand. But on Monday, it was Rensselaer's turn, as Albany Port District Commission General Manager unveiled an $8.5 million, 600-foot concrete and...
  • Quartz - Hong Kong has too many poor people to allow direct elections, leader says
    10/20/2014 @ 8:25 PM - HONG KONG-Hong Kongs Umbrella Movement protesters have been demanding that the citys top official, CY Leung, step down for weeks now. They may soon be joined by many more of the citys 7 million residents, after a controversial interview last night in which Leung suggested that election reforms sought by the protestors would invite undue influence from the citys poor....
  • EV Grieve - Cops nab so-called albino bank robber
    10/20/2014 @ 7:27 PM - Cops have arrested the man wanted for a string of bank robberies in the city, including a holdup at the Chase branch on Second Avenue and St. Mark's Place on Oct. 4 . Let's send it over to Lisha Arino at DNAinfo : Dennis Nemirovskiy, 27, of Brooklyn, robbed banks in the East Village, Greenwich...
  • EV Grieve - Today's hawk
    10/20/2014 @ 7:10 PM - ... in Tompkins Square Park... looking focused . Rejected headlines: Hawks says leave me alone
  • Mashable - Vice President Biden Touts Plan to Improve NYC's 'Third-World' Airports
    10/20/2014 @ 6:57 PM - NEW YORK Vice President Joe Biden, who infamously dubbed New York City's outdated LaGuardia Airport "a third-world country," joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference Monday to discuss plans to improve the region's airports. Biden, the White House's loudest voice on the need to update the nation's crumbling infrastructure, was gently teased by Cuomo, who announced a...
  • The Real Deal - Advertising tech firm expands to 25K sf in the Village
    10/20/2014 @ 6:01 PM - 95 Morton Street in the West Village Integral Ad Science, a technology company that measures the safety and quality of websites for digital advertisers, has relocated its headquarters from Union Square to the West Village. The company picked up 25,000 square feet of space at 95 Morton Street in September. The space is nearly four times bigger...
  • Curbed - CurbedWire: Vanderbilt Corridor Rezoning Proposal; It's Howl-o-Ween
    10/20/2014 @ 5:50 PM - MIDTOWN EAST— Today City Planning launched its public review process for the proposed rezoning of the blocks on Vanderbilt and Madison avenues between 42nd and 47th streets, known as Vanderbilt Corridor . The rezoning would allow the construction of larger buildings along Vanderbilt and Madison avenues, and would require developers who take advantage of the increased FAR to...
  • The Real Deal - The Wrap: A peek at 36 Central Park South redevelopment, Lady Gaga buys Calif. mansion for $23M and more
    10/20/2014 @ 5:50 PM - 1. Lady Gaga grabs Malibu, Calif., mansion for $23 million [Curbed] 2. Thor pays $18 million for pair of Williamsburg buildings [NYO] 3. John C. Kelley house in Bed-Stuy asks $6 million the neighborhood's priciest listing [Brownstoner] 4. ...
  • Haute Residence - Spotlight on 5 Winners from the 2014 World Architecture Festival
    10/20/2014 @ 5:44 PM - 33 remarkable and innovative buildings received the top awards at the 2014 World Architecture Festival in Singapore earlier this month. Over the course of this massive design competition, a list of 400 projects-including future designs and completed building-spanning 50 countries was pared down to a mere few dozen designs across 27 categories. The following five completed structures are...
  • The Real Deal - Magna Hospitality sells Midtown hotels for $135M
    10/20/2014 @ 5:34 PM - From left: 60 West 36th Street, 231 East 43rd Street and Robert Indeglia Rhode Island-based hotel investment and management firm Magna Hospitality Group just sold two Midtown hotels for a total of $135.2 million, according to property records filed with the city today. An undisclosed Middle Eastern investment firm acquired the properties, the Holiday Inn...
  • Curbed - Linkage: Greek Media Mogul Sells Apartment; Breezy Point Recovery
    10/20/2014 @ 5:31 PM - [ Photo Pool/Jonathan Percy ] · How Breezy Point has been rebuilding after Sandy [Crain's] · Astoria residents get to weigh in how $1 million is spent [DNA] · Long Island City development site sells for $37 million [TRD] · Affordable Harlem building has gone two weeks without...
  • DNA Info New York - Developers Envision Hotel, Housing and Retail at Crown Heights Armory
    10/20/2014 @ 5:25 PM - The city is asking for community input on developers' proposals for the Bedford Union Armory.
  • The Real Deal - Domino Sugar Factory demolition underway
    10/20/2014 @ 5:20 PM - Demolition of the Domino Sugar Factory (credit: Max Touhey) The original Domino Sugar Factory is officially making way for Two Trees Domino megaproject. Construction is scheduled to continue for the coming decade as the massive $2 billion plan for the site gets built. The development includes 2,200 residential units including 600 below market rate on...
  • New York Post - Billionaire pays $80M for NYCs most expensive co-op
    10/20/2014 @ 5:19 PM - Billionaire Leonard Blavatnik is the new owner of the citys most expensive co-op. Blavatnik, a Ukrainian-born businessman, paid $80 million for New York Jets owner Woody Johnsons co-op at 834...
  • Curbed - Setting the Scene: High-end hipster clothes purveyor Rag &...
    10/20/2014 @ 5:18 PM - High-end hipster clothes purveyor Rag & Bone is looking to host their next photoshoot in an East Village apartment. Here are some of the criterium for the locale, according to a flyer (right) which has surfaced along 7th Street: chipped white paint, non-working fireplace, no furniture, railroad layout that can accommodate 20-25 people . No word if...
  • The Atlantic - Mapping the Age of Every Building in Manhattan
    10/20/2014 @ 5:09 PM - Morphocode The Harlem Renaissance was the epicenter of new movements in dance, poetry, painting, and literature, and its impact still registers in all those art forms. If you want to trace the Harlem Renaissance, though, best look to Harlem itself. Many if not most of the buildings in Harlem today rose between 1900...
  • New York Observer - City Planning Certifies Vanderbilt Corridor Application
    10/20/2014 @ 5:00 PM - A rendering of 1 Vanderbilt next to Grand Central Terminal. (Kohn Pedersen Fox) The Department of City Planning certified a five-block rezoning application today for a stretch of Vanderbilt Avenue adjacent to Grand Central Terminal in Midtown East that includes SL Green Realty Corp. 's proposed 67-story, 1.3-million-square-foot 1 Vanderbilt ...
  • Capital - Forest City selling majority stake in Barclays Center
    10/20/2014 @ 4:55 PM - Developer Bruce Ratner is selling his company's 55 percent stake in the Barclays Center, two years after the Brooklyn arena opened and quickly became one of the nation's most popular venues, the owners confirmed on Monday evening. 'Our goal is to identify a strategic partner as we continue to capitalize on the great performance...
  • The Street - Stock Market Today: Dow Industrials Rally Despite IBM Earnings Miss
    10/20/2014 @ 4:52 PM - NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Traders breathed a sigh of relief Mondayaas the absence of discouraging economic data led to the leastavolatile session in almost two weeks. The CBOE Volatility Index, a measure of fear and greed on Wall Street, fell to its lowest level since Oct. 9, as investors were spared news of slumping global economic data, bold pronouncements from...
  • The Real Deal - Trump: NY casino projects will 'all go down the tubes'
    10/20/2014 @ 4:41 PM - Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City and Donald Trump In the wake of the recent closure of Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, N.J., Donald Trump is speaking out against the four-casino project heading to upstate New York. 'Ultimately, there's too much competition and they'll all go down the tubes,' Trump told the New York Daily...
  • Curbed - Development Battles: Astoria Cove Plan Is 'Atrocious,' Needs More Affordable Units
    10/20/2014 @ 4:40 PM - As expected, things did not go smoothly for Alma Realty today when they presented the City Council zoning subcommittee with plans for Astoria Cove, the 1,723-unit megaproject they hope to build on the Queens waterfront. Crain's reports that several council members promised to vote against the project unless Alma increased the number of...
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  • Multi-Housing News - Hyatt Hotels Sells Park Hyatt Washington for $100M
    10/20/2014 @ 10:44 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Just weeks after announcing the sale of a 38-property portfolio to Lone Star Funds for about $590 million, Hyatt Hotels Corp. has completed another important transaction. At the start of the month, the company sold the Park Hyatt Washington to a joint venture comprising Westmont Hospitality...
  • CP Executive - Hyatt Hotels Sells Park Hyatt Washington for $100M
    10/20/2014 @ 10:44 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Just weeks after announcing the sale of a 38-property portfolio to Lone Star Funds for about $590 million, Hyatt Hotels Corp. has completed another important transaction. At the start of the month, the company sold the Park Hyatt Washington to a joint venture comprising Westmont Hospitality...
  • CP Executive - Hyatt Hotels Sells Park Hyatt Washington for $100M
    10/20/2014 @ 10:44 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Just weeks after announcing the sale of a 38-property portfolio to Lone Star Funds for about $590 million, Hyatt Hotels Corp. has completed another important transaction. At the start of the month, the company sold the Park Hyatt Washington to a joint venture comprising Westmont Hospitality...
  • Calculated Risk - Tuesday: Existing Home Sales
    10/20/2014 @ 8:09 PM - From Dina ElBoghdady at the WaPo: How a top housing regulator plans to make it easier to get a mortgage . Excerpts: It's unclear if Watt's downpayment plan will do much to ease access to credit. The average downpayment remains lower today than it was in more normal, pre-housing bubble times, said Sam Khater, chief deputy economist...
  • ArchDaily - Rogers Partners and PWP's Constitution Gardens Redesign Approved for National Mall
    10/20/2014 @ 6:00 PM - Rogers Partners  (formally known as Rogers Marvel Architects) and PWP Landscape Architecture 's redesign for the National Mall's neglected Constitution Gardens has received unanimous approval from the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC). The 50-acre project, which was originally won through a competition in 2012 , will now move...
  • Realtor.com News - Architects Fayetteville Home Returns to Former Glory
    10/20/2014 @ 4:10 PM - Designed by famed architect Edward Durell Stone in 1949, the Noll Residence was Stones only residential design built in his birthplace of Fayetteville, AR . The architect is better known for the numerous big-name commercial buildings he designed, including the General Motors building in New York City and the National Geographic Museum in Washington,...
  • Multi-Housing News - Vesta Plans Redevelopment of DC Apartments
    10/20/2014 @ 3:19 PM - By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor Washington, D.C.-Vesta Corp. has unveiled plans to completely redevelop Highland Terrance Apartments, a 124-unit multifamily property formerly known as the Gregory Apartments. The apartment community is in the southeast region of Washington, D.C. According to Vesta, construction on the troubled property will begin in November and represent a total cost of $19.5...
  • Multi-Housing News - Brian P. Brooks Appointed Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
    10/20/2014 @ 2:52 PM - Washington, D.C.-Fannie Mae announced it has appointed Brian P. Brooks, 45, as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary effective November 10. Brooks joins Fannie Mae from OneWest Bank where he was vice chairman and chief legal officer. Brooks has more than 20 years of legal and business experience. At OneWest Bank he advised executive management and the...
  • Realtor.com News - Spooky! 6 Frightfully Fun Homes in Horror Movie Cities
    10/20/2014 @ 2:33 PM - The idea of settling down in an area known for its horror-filled past may seem counter-intuitive, but for some horror movie buffs, living in a legendary horror movie town is worth the potential chills. We peered through the darkness and found six cities with reputations as iconic horror destinations. And before we stroll further down this dark and...
  • New York Observer - Report: Law Firms Cut Costs by Reducing Space
    10/20/2014 @ 2:02 PM - Paul Hastings' current office at 75 East 55th Street. Since the 2008 recession, the legal world has found itself in upheaval. A record number of firms are merging, growth has been sluggish and demand for services has declined. Because of unprecedented changes in law firms' needs, there has been an overall shift to cutting back on the amount...
  • CP Executive - IREM Special Report: What's Next in Energy Benchmarking?
    10/20/2014 @ 12:38 PM - By Paul Rosta, Senior Editor As more cities require commercial building owners to report energy consumption, what's next for utilities benchmarking? A panel of experts tackled the issue on Thursday during the Institute of Real Estate Management's Fall Leadership Conference in Orlando. 'These programs are going to continue to evolve, and as more cities adopt these policies,...
  • The Atlantic - Why Is Italy's 'National Mall' so Unwelcoming?
    10/20/2014 @ 12:23 PM - Anthony Flint CASERTA, ItalyAt the anonymous western gate of the palace and grounds of La Reggia in this town just north of Naples, a chiseled woman in a vague uniform emerged from a guardshack and asked for money. A gray smoldering tube of ashes grew from her cigarette, and incense was burning by...
  • NREI - 10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (October 20, 2014)
    10/20/2014 @ 11:25 AM - DDR Corp. and the Blackstone Group have purchased 71 shopping centers in a $1.93 billion transaction. New York City and state officials are negotiating with JPMorgan Chase over a potential deal in which the nation's largest bank would build a vast $6.5 billion corporate campus. Virginia Retirement System and LaSalle Investment Management have launched a $575m...
  • The Atlantic - The Self-Organized Hong Kong Protesters Who Won't Negotiate
    10/20/2014 @ 10:36 AM - Riot police clash with pro-democracy protesters at the Mong Kok shopping district of Hong Kong on October 19. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) Pro-democracy protests took a violent turn in Hong Kong early Sunday morning, as police officers clashed with demonstrators in the territory's Mong Kok neighborhood. The scuffles, which caused at least three...
  • Curbed - Linkage: Mapping Famous Sitcom Homes; 60 Water Street Looks 'Drab'
    10/20/2014 @ 9:02 AM - [Photo by Juni Safont/Curbed Flickr pool ] · Hotel industry still not sure what to make of Airbnb [NY1] · Archicritic calls 60 Water Street 'drab' [TRD] · Noisy HVAC at 14th St. Dunkin' Donuts pisses off the neighbors [BB] · Mapping NYC's most famous ...
  • Realty Biz News - What Makes a Good Rental Property?
    10/20/2014 @ 9:02 AM - What makes a good or great rental property is a personal decision. It depends on the types of tenants you want to deal with. The vacancy rate youre willing to deal with (which can include vandalism and other property crimes). The amount of profit you want to earn on your investment. And a host of other questions or issues that...
  • Realtor.com News - Boomers and Engineers a Good Sign for Housing Markets
    10/20/2014 @ 9:01 AM - 4774344sean/iStock/Thinkstock Metropolitan areas that are home to larger populations of math and science professionals and baby boomers are bucking the usual seasonal trend of a real estate slowdown as summer ends, realtor.com® research shows. Properties in 12 major metro areas are spending less than two months on the market, according to the realtor.com® September National Housing...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - Got questions about mortgages? We've got answers
    10/20/2014 @ 9:00 AM -   Mortgage rates have plummeted to 14-month lows, yet applications for home loans are down. Part of the reason is that new mortgage approval standards are making it much tougher to qualify for a home loan. As the cover story in Saturday's Real Estate section documented, some lenders are placing additional requirements, called overlays, on […]
  • DNA Info New York - MAP: Highest Percentage of Manhattan's 'Worst' Landlords Are Uptown
    10/20/2014 @ 8:47 AM - Washington Heights and Inwood are home to 69 of the worst 206 buildings on the Public Advocate's list.
  • Freshome - Contemporary Split-Level House With Views of Downtown Seattle and Mt. Rainier
    10/20/2014 @ 7:25 AM - This contemporary split-level house in Seattle, Washington, USA is the result of an extensive renovation process delivered by the team at Grouparchitect . Ballard Remodel stands out in its neighborhood due to its distinctive large cantilevered shed roof, an unconventional outdoor terrace and a tasteful mix of exterior finishes. Unlike many other modern home designs, this particular...
  • Capital - Capital Data-Story Tracker: Oct. 20, 2014
    10/20/2014 @ 6:26 AM - Welcome to Capital Data-Story Tracker, a weekly post highlighting data journalism with a New York focus. Mapping children in poverty In our weekly Capital Data piece , we mapped the percentage of children in poverty in New York City by census tract. We found the highest percentages were in the South Bronx and central Brooklyn. The data...
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  • Calculated Risk - Lawler: Updated Table of Distressed and All-Cash Share for September
    10/20/2014 @ 4:22 PM - CR Note: Existing Home Sales for September will be released tomorrow by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The consensus is for sales of 5.09 million on seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) basis. Sales in August were at a 5.05 million SAAR. Economist Tom Lawler estimates the NAR will report sales of 5.14 million SAAR. ...
  • Forbes - Boutique Fisher Island Property Launches As Miami Real Estate Market Booms
    10/20/2014 @ 3:28 PM - Go behind the Miami real estate project's 'velvet rope.'
  • The Real Deal - Yonkers firm makes the year's biggest SoFla multi-family buy
    10/20/2014 @ 1:25 PM - Modera Pembroke Pines From the South Florida website: Yonkers, N.Y.-based real estate investment firm AVR Realty Company LLC, best known for unloading 5 Times Square for $1.5 billion in 2010, dropped nearly $96 million on a Pembroke Pines apartment complex in South Florida's most expensive multi-family trade of 2014, The Real...
  • CP Executive - IREM Special Report: What's Next in Energy Benchmarking?
    10/20/2014 @ 12:38 PM - By Paul Rosta, Senior Editor As more cities require commercial building owners to report energy consumption, what's next for utilities benchmarking? A panel of experts tackled the issue on Thursday during the Institute of Real Estate Management's Fall Leadership Conference in Orlando. 'These programs are going to continue to evolve, and as more cities adopt these policies,...
  • Orlando Sentinel - 10/21: People on move
    10/20/2014 @ 11:24 AM - Broad and Cassel, Orlando, hired Jacqueline Meeker as an associate in the firm's real estate practice group and Benjamin Robinson and Shaina Stahl as associates in the firm's commercial litigation practice group.
  • Multi-Housing News - TODAYS DEALS: Atlas Residential Completes Largest Orlando Apartment Acquisition Year-to-Date
    10/20/2014 @ 11:22 AM - Crowntree Lakes Orlando, Fla.-A two-property portfolio in Orlando has traded hands for $150 million. Alexandria Parc Vue and Crowntree Lakes total 1,024 units, and the sale of this duo represents the largest by price and unit count in the metropolitan area for 2014 according to the seller's broker, CBRE Capital Markets. While CBRE is only saying that the seller was...
  • CP Executive - Waste Pro Signs Lease to Expand Lakewood Headquarters
    10/20/2014 @ 11:04 AM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor The Springs Waste Pro USA Inc. has recently signed a lease agreement for close to 15,000 square feet of Class A office space at The Springs office building, where the company has resided in the past fifteen years. The tenant is a privately owned corporation offering...
  • Multi-Housing News - Waste Pro Signs Lease to Expand Lakewood Headquarters
    10/20/2014 @ 11:04 AM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor The Springs Waste Pro USA Inc. has recently signed a lease agreement for close to 15,000 square feet of Class A office space at The Springs office building, where the company has resided in the past fifteen years. The tenant is a privately owned corporation offering...
  • ArchDaily - Beiró House / Proyecto C
    10/20/2014 @ 11:00 AM - Architects: Proyecto C Location: Francisco Beiro, Florida , Buenos Aires Province, Argentina Project Architects: Arq. Sebastián Cseh, Arq. Juan Cruz Catania Project Team: Arq. Romina Rissetto, Arq. Lucas Mc Lean, D.I. Pablo Bontempo Project Area: 330.0 m2 Project Year: 2014 Photographs: ...
  • New York Observer - NGKF Wins Grand Central Retail Listing
    10/20/2014 @ 11:00 AM - Grand Central Terminal. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has tapped Newmark Grubb Knight Frank for the exclusive marketing of its roughly 150,000 square feet of Grand Central Terminal retail spaces, The Wall Street Journal reported this morning. NGKF beat out seven other competitors with an agreement that...
  • Multi-Housing News - Swire Signs 180-KSF Lease with Akerman LLP at Brickell City Centre Green
    10/20/2014 @ 10:25 AM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Akerman LLP will soon move its headquarters to Brickell City Centre Green. The largest law firm in the Sunshine State will occupy 108,000 square feet, 80 percent of the Class A office space in Swire Properties' tower. The new anchor tenant is a top 100 U.S. transactions and...
  • CP Executive - Swire Signs 180-KSF Lease with Akerman LLP at Brickell City Centre Green
    10/20/2014 @ 10:25 AM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Akerman LLP will soon move its headquarters to Brickell City Centre Green. The largest law firm in the Sunshine State will occupy 108,000 square feet, 80 percent of the Class A office space in Swire Properties' tower. The new anchor tenant is a top 100 U.S. transactions and...
  • Capital - Capital Data-Story Tracker: Oct. 20, 2014
    10/20/2014 @ 6:26 AM - Welcome to Capital Data-Story Tracker, a weekly post highlighting data journalism with a New York focus. Mapping children in poverty In our weekly Capital Data piece , we mapped the percentage of children in poverty in New York City by census tract. We found the highest percentages were in the South Bronx and central Brooklyn. The data...
  • CP Executive - Bozzuto, H&S Properties Development Announce Plans For $100M Apartment Tower In Baltimores Harbor East
    10/19/2014 @ 6:57 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Rendering of the apartment tower planned by The Bozzuto Group and H&S Properties Development Corp. in Harbor East. Two developers plan to bring almost 300 new apartment units to Baltimore's Harbor East. The Bozzuto Group and H&S Properties Development Corp. have now joined forces and are looking...
  • Multi-Housing News - Bozzuto, H&S Properties Development Announce Plans For $100M Apartment Tower In Baltimores Harbor East
    10/19/2014 @ 6:57 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Rendering of the apartment tower planned by The Bozzuto Group and H&S Properties Development Corp. in Harbor East. Two developers plan to bring almost 300 new apartment units to Baltimore's Harbor East. The Bozzuto Group and H&S Properties Development Corp. have now joined forces and are looking...
  • Orlando Sentinel - Southern Bank building redo on tap
    10/19/2014 @ 1:45 PM - BishopBeale commercial real estate brokerage leased 7,500 square feet — the entire 15th floor — for the firm's new offices in the Old Southern Bank building on North Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando.
  • The Real Deal - What you're really getting for your tiny $1M apartment
    10/18/2014 @ 5:00 PM - A tiny NYC apartment As we all know, a million bucks in one city doesn’t necessarily equal a million bucks somewhere else. And New York City would fall into that somewhere else” category. Taking A Broader View Of The New York City Market For those looking at purchasing a home in New York...
  • CP Executive - Oxford Residential Portfolio Heads for Auction Block
    10/18/2014 @ 2:11 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor A portfolio of single and multi-family properties near the Miami University campus in Oxford will be offered at auction Nov. 15 at the Marcum Conference Center. Online bidding will also be available. The portfolio consists of 74 rental units, offered in 21 tracts. It includes single-family homes,...
  • Multi-Housing News - Oxford Residential Portfolio Heads for Auction Block
    10/18/2014 @ 2:11 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor A portfolio of single and multi-family properties near the Miami University campus in Oxford will be offered at auction Nov. 15 at the Marcum Conference Center. Online bidding will also be available. The portfolio consists of 74 rental units, offered in 21 tracts. It includes single-family homes,...
  • AOL Real Estate - Sean 'Diddy' Combs Drops Price on Swanky Manhattan Condo
    10/17/2014 @ 8:03 PM - Filed under: News , Celebrity Homes , Selling Zillow Sean 'Diddy' Combs' condo high above Manhattan is in one of New York City's most luxurious buildings. AP{ Sean 'Diddy' Combs By Emily Heffter Is no one interested in a see-through piano...
  • DS News - Maryland Foreclosure Activity Jumps in Q3
    10/17/2014 @ 6:42 PM - Maryland saw a spike in foreclosure activity in the third quarter that gave it the second highest foreclosure rate in the nation behind only Florida, according to RealtyTrac's Third Quarter 2014 Foreclosure Report released earlier this week. The post Maryland Foreclosure Activity Jumps in Q3 appeared first on DSNews .
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  • Realty Biz News - Reasons NOT To Claim On Your Home Insurance
    10/21/2014 @ 1:21 AM - In some states, all it takes is just one claim to a home owner's property insurance to see premiums soar by hundreds of dollars. Filing a single claim can result in a monthly premium increase of 9 percent, according to a study by InsuranceQuotes.com . A second claim? Premiums climb an average of 20 percent. ...
  • Fortune - Microsoft CEO pushes the cloud for businesses
    10/20/2014 @ 7:20 PM - Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the cloud is vital to his companys future. We want to empower every individual and every organization to thrive,” Nadella said at an event in San Francisco on Monday. Its a message that he hopes potential business clients will take to heart as he tries to lift Microsofts fortunes after a year of...
  • ArchDaily - Shimano Cycling World / Eight Inc
    10/20/2014 @ 7:01 PM - Architects: Eight Inc Location: 6 Stadium Walk, Singapore Principal In Charge: Tim Kobe Area: 650.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Aaron Pocock Studio...
  • TechCrunch - In Oakland, A Sign of Some Very High Times
    10/20/2014 @ 5:58 PM - How bad is the commercial real estate crunch in San Francisco and Silicon Valley?Uh, bad?So bad that that prices per square foot are roughly where they were around the first dot-com boom.So bad that Uber decided to go in, buy its own piece of land and build its own headquarters from scratch.So bad that Doug Shorenstein, part of the storied multi-generational family of San...
  • The Real Deal - The Wrap: A peek at 36 Central Park South redevelopment, Lady Gaga buys Calif. mansion for $23M and more
    10/20/2014 @ 5:50 PM - 1. Lady Gaga grabs Malibu, Calif., mansion for $23 million [Curbed] 2. Thor pays $18 million for pair of Williamsburg buildings [NYO] 3. John C. Kelley house in Bed-Stuy asks $6 million the neighborhood's priciest listing [Brownstoner] 4. ...
  • ArchDaily - Chris O'Brien Lifehouse / HDR Rice Daubney
    10/20/2014 @ 5:01 PM - Architects: HDR Rice Daubney Location: Camperdown NSW 2050, Australia Area: 430000.0 ft2 Year: 2013 Photographs: Brett Boardman , Tyrone Branigan , Simon Grimes ...
  • The Real Deal - Trump: NY casino projects will 'all go down the tubes'
    10/20/2014 @ 4:41 PM - Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City and Donald Trump In the wake of the recent closure of Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, N.J., Donald Trump is speaking out against the four-casino project heading to upstate New York. 'Ultimately, there's too much competition and they'll all go down the tubes,' Trump told the New York Daily...
  • Calculated Risk - Lawler: Updated Table of Distressed and All-Cash Share for September
    10/20/2014 @ 4:22 PM - CR Note: Existing Home Sales for September will be released tomorrow by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The consensus is for sales of 5.09 million on seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) basis. Sales in August were at a 5.05 million SAAR. Economist Tom Lawler estimates the NAR will report sales of 5.14 million SAAR. ...
  • Curbed - Celebrity Real Estate: Curbed National reports that Lady Gaga...
    10/20/2014 @ 4:00 PM - Curbed National reports that Lady Gaga just bought a 10,270-square-foot house om Malibu, California. Barring, perhaps, the "1960s-era two-lane bowling alley" and 800-bottle wine cellar, the 2005 "South-of-France"-style house seems not nearly crazy enough for a popstar who has entered awards shows in giant eggs and in dresses made of meat. Hopefully, she'll channel that crazy-for-crazy's-sake energy...
  • Curbed - On the Arena Market: Forest City Enterprises is putting...
    10/20/2014 @ 3:02 PM - Forest City Enterprises is putting its 55 percent stake in the Barclays Center on the market. Since the arena opened in 2012, the developer has struggled to complete the rest of its Atlantic Yards megaproject and has hit multiple financial roadblocks. Barclays has been valued recently at around $1.1 billion, and Guggenheim Partners', which owns the...
  • The Real Deal - Northwood adds retailer Trunk Club at Villard Houses
    10/20/2014 @ 2:45 PM - From left: 455 Madison Avenue, Matthew Seigel and Trunk Club clothing Online menswear retailer Trunk Club signed a lease to open its first brick-and-mortar shop in the city. The company is set to occupy 26,190 square foot at the Villard Houses at 455 Madison Avenue, between East 50th and 51st streets, Crains reported. Trunk Club...
  • Haute Residence - Maxine and Marti Gellens Discuss La Jolla Lifestyle
    10/20/2014 @ 2:31 PM - The residential crowd is  Quite mixed. There are many families that are raising their children here and sending them to both the public and private schools, which are excellent. There are many retirees here as well because of the great lifestyle that La Jolla affords with theater, shopping, and restaurants. Many people own second and third homes here...
  • Time - Woman Gets Trapped in Chimney Allegedly Stalking Her Online Date
    10/20/2014 @ 2:31 PM - A woman rescued from a chimney was arrested and charged with allegedly using the chimney to try and break into the home of a man she had met online. The Ventura County Fire Department was called to a Thousand Oaks, California, home early Sunday morning, when it was reported that a woman was stuck in a chimney. Firefighters...
  • Zillow - Room of the Week: Winemaker's Kitchen
    10/20/2014 @ 2:09 PM - The new home of Robert and Lydia Mondavi, of the Mondavi winemaking family, may be thousands of miles from Napa Valley, but much of its design pulls from California wine country. Located in coastal Beaufort, SC, the kitchen in particular has a casual, California aesthetic. The light-filled space was specifically designed to be the entertaining focal point, and each feature was chosen to...
  • Sotheby's International Realty - Outdoors Are In
    10/20/2014 @ 2:00 PM - From the pages of RESIDE® | Luxury Homes and Lifestyles Around the World | Fall 2014 Master Edition Out is the new in.  Plush sofas, area rugs, stone fireplaces-for the past several years, traditional furnishings and design elements that were once relegated exclusively to interiors have been trickling to exteriors, with homeowners creating exquisite residential spaces under the skies...
  • Inman News - Mortgage lending startup gets $1.5M boost from investors
    10/20/2014 @ 1:28 PM - Mortgage lending startup Lenda has raised $1.54 million in seed funding the company says it will use to expand into new markets. The San Francisco-based firm launched a platform in July to allow borrowers to complete the home loan process online ...
  • Capital - Review process starts for Grand Central rezoning
    10/20/2014 @ 12:52 PM - The Department of City Planning on Monday certified an application to rezone a stretch of East Midtown and allow developer SL Green Realty Corp. to construct a major skyscraper next to Grand Central Terminal. The action marks the start of the public review process for the proposal, which the administration of Mayor Bill de...
  • CP Executive - IREM Special Report: What's Next in Energy Benchmarking?
    10/20/2014 @ 12:38 PM - By Paul Rosta, Senior Editor As more cities require commercial building owners to report energy consumption, what's next for utilities benchmarking? A panel of experts tackled the issue on Thursday during the Institute of Real Estate Management's Fall Leadership Conference in Orlando. 'These programs are going to continue to evolve, and as more cities adopt these policies,...
  • Venture Beat - HomeZada sweeps up $2.1M to organize your home's info
    10/20/2014 @ 12:00 PM - Above: HomeZada sees this as an informational challenge. Image Credit: Shutterstock/Konstantin L Home automation systems like Nest or Notion look at your house and see a collection of appliances. Startup HomeZada looks at your house and sees a jumble of information and its just scored...
  • The Real Deal - Premier Equities' UES retail site hits market for $50M
    10/20/2014 @ 12:00 PM - From left: 1122 Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side, Yoav Oeslner and Glenn Tolchin Premier Equities is asking $50 million for a two-story Upper East Side retail building with air rights that would allow it to be redeveloped with as many as 11 floors of apartments on top, The Real Deal has learned. ...
  • Business Insider - Lady Gaga Reportedly Dropped $23 Million On This Insane Malibu Mansion With A Secret 'Batcave'
    10/20/2014 @ 10:27 AM - Lady Gaga has reportedly dropped $23 million on a Malibu, California, mansion with a Batcave (yep, you read that right), according to Curbed . The Batcave, which is accessible by a secret door, contains a wine cellar, home theater, and bowling alley. The home was sold by Dan Romanelli, the founder of the consumer-products division at Warner...
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Popular Stories

  • Curbed - Brooklyn Townhouse Roundup: Bed-Stuy Brownstone Wants $1.425 Million, and More
    10/19/2014 @ 12:35 PM - Welcome to the Brooklyn Townhouse Roundup , where we-you guessed it-take a look at the most notable Brooklyn townhouses on the market. Got tips? Send 'em here . ↑ First up is this three-story brownstone in Bed-Stuy . The home is...

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  • Dezeen - Casa Redux by Studio MK27: the cause of a marriage collapse?
    10/19/2014 @ 1:01 PM - Could this modern concrete and glass house have been the catalyst for the end of a marriage? Yes, according to a black and white movie made by Studio MK27 , the architects behind the project (+ movie). (more...)
  • Houzz - A Peek at 2 Prettily Dressed Fall Porches (13 photos)
    10/19/2014 @ 4:00 AM - Good friends Charlene Miller and Merry Munk enjoy sharing and showing off their salvage style on their central Ohio porches. These two can often be found scouring flea markets, auctions and garage sales in search of their next treasures. Their finds all eventually succumb to the extreme Midwestern weather,...

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  • The Real Deal - Higgs boson physicist picks up UWS apartment
    10/19/2014 @ 4:01 PM - 331 West 84th Street One of the world's top scientists is trading Geneva's CERN laboratory for the Upper West Side. Dr. Tony Liss, one of the scientists who helped discover the Higgs boson the so-called God particle” - has picked up a duplex apartment in a brownstone at 331 West 84th Street for...

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  • Curbed - Linkage: Emirati Royals Buy 15 CPW Apartment; Brooklyn Ghost Stories
    10/19/2014 @ 3:16 PM - [Via Sikbug/Curbed Photo Pool ] · Emirati royals bought a 15 CPW unit for $14.3 million [TRD] · Facade revealed at 2239 Adam Clayton Powell [H+B] · Airbnb hosts in Greenpoint and Williamsburg made $39m [FW] · The history of Staten...

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  • designboom - AZL architects carves a concrete block into the slit house
    10/19/2014 @ 4:00 PM - a truly concrete home formed entirely out of one mold contains a deep split in the facade that responds to interior circulation and enlivens various spaces with natural light. The post AZL architects carves a concrete block into the slit house appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • EV Grieve - Week in Grieview
    10/19/2014 @ 4:51 PM - [ Chewie, Avenue B ] Former Peter Stuyvesant Post Office slated to be demolished ( Monday ) Boarding up the Alamo on Astor Place ( Wednesday ) Out and About with Wasim Lone of GOLES ( Wednesday ) An appreciation: Raquel's garden on First Avenue ( Thursday ) Q-and-A with Richard Ocejo, author of 'Upscaling...

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  • The Courier Mail - Bill spike: the looming hit to your hip pocket
    10/19/2014 @ 9:31 PM - DO YOU want the bad news, or the bad news? Your household bills are tipped to increase by up to $400 a year and nobody can do anything about it.

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  • CP Executive - Bozzuto, H&S Properties Development Announce Plans For $100M Apartment Tower In Baltimores Harbor East
    10/19/2014 @ 6:57 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Rendering of the apartment tower planned by The Bozzuto Group and H&S Properties Development Corp. in Harbor East. Two developers plan to bring almost 300 new apartment units to Baltimore's Harbor East. The Bozzuto Group and H&S Properties Development Corp. have now joined forces and are looking...

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  • The Real Deal - Four Michelin-star restaurants put Queens dining on the menu
    10/19/2014 @ 12:01 PM - Danny Brown and his Danny Brown Wine Bar and Kitchen in Forest Hills Rising rents are forcing restaurateurs out of Brooklyn, once an affordable refuge for both chef and diner. And that is a boon to Queens, which is seeing an explosion in innovative dinning. Long known for its cheap ethnic eats, Queens is now...

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Celebrity Real Estate

  • Mashable - Vice President Biden Touts Plan to Improve NYC's 'Third-World' Airports
    10/20/2014 @ 6:57 PM - NEW YORK Vice President Joe Biden, who infamously dubbed New York City's outdated LaGuardia Airport "a third-world country," joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference Monday to discuss plans to improve the region's airports. Biden, the White House's loudest voice on the need to update the nation's crumbling infrastructure, was gently teased by Cuomo, who announced a...
  • New York Post - American Express ups the luxe factor at LaGuardia
    10/20/2014 @ 6:20 PM - For years, airlines have tried to top one another with increasingly luxurious passenger lounges aimed at their most loyal customers. But now the premium lounge game is expanding to include...
  • BuzzFeed - 31 Types Of Friends Everybody Has
    10/20/2014 @ 6:02 PM - We all know that one friend. ThinkStock 1. That one friend who always insists on splitting the bill proportionally because all they had was a side salad and soup and they don't want to be rude or anything, but like, they're not gonna pay...
  • The Real Deal - Advertising tech firm expands to 25K sf in the Village
    10/20/2014 @ 6:01 PM - 95 Morton Street in the West Village Integral Ad Science, a technology company that measures the safety and quality of websites for digital advertisers, has relocated its headquarters from Union Square to the West Village. The company picked up 25,000 square feet of space at 95 Morton Street in September. The space is nearly four times bigger...
  • New York Post - Billionaire pays $80M for NYCs most expensive co-op
    10/20/2014 @ 5:19 PM - Billionaire Leonard Blavatnik is the new owner of the citys most expensive co-op. Blavatnik, a Ukrainian-born businessman, paid $80 million for New York Jets owner Woody Johnsons co-op at 834...
  • Matrix - Bad Actors: AMC Perspective Through Rhetorical Misdirection
    10/20/2014 @ 4:45 PM - I was invited to speak at the Great Lakes Chapter of the Appraisal Institute last week and met a lot of great appraisers who cover the state of Michigan. I spoke about the housing market and the misinterpretation of residential housing metrics, inspired by this article and the...
  • Realtor.com News - Designer Mossimo Giannulli Lists Artful Aspen Home
    10/20/2014 @ 4:37 PM - Architects and designers-at least the good ones-are fascinating people. There arent many who have the ability to look at something old and tired before envisioning something altogether new and different, but the ones who can do that are truly noteworthy. When fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli-creator of the Mossimo clothing line that fills the aisles of your local Target-and his wife, actress...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • Realty Biz News - 50 Ways You Can Use Evernote To Manage Your Real Estate Business
    10/21/2014 @ 1:09 AM - Evernote can become one of your most valuable business tools if you develop habits and set up automation to save information, locate it when you need it, and share it selectively with clients or other business contacts. photo credit: joe.ross via photopin cc Because Evernote...
  • RE Journals - Marcus & Millichap sells 54-unit apartment complex in Minnesota
    10/21/2014 @ 12:19 AM - Marcus & Millichap has closed the sale of Oak Crest Apartments, a 54-unit apartment property located in Elk River, Minn. The property sold for $3.405 million. Mox Gunderson & Josh Talberg, investment specialists in Marcus & Millichap's Minneapolis office, had the exclusive listing to market the property on behalf of the seller.  The buyer, a private investor, was also...
  • RE Journals - Thrivent Financial hires Cushman & Wakefield|NorthMarq to advise it on future use of Minneapolis parking lots
    10/21/2014 @ 12:19 AM - Thrivent Financial has hired Cushman & Wakefield|NorthMarq to provide the company with advice on the future use of the full-block surface parking lot it controls just east of its corporate headquarters in Minneapolis. The lot is located across 5th Avenue South and bordered by South 6th Street and South 7th Street. Thrivent has also hired the company to advise...
  • Calculated Risk - Tuesday: Existing Home Sales
    10/20/2014 @ 8:09 PM - From Dina ElBoghdady at the WaPo: How a top housing regulator plans to make it easier to get a mortgage . Excerpts: It's unclear if Watt's downpayment plan will do much to ease access to credit. The average downpayment remains lower today than it was in more normal, pre-housing bubble times, said Sam Khater, chief deputy economist...
  • New York Post - Why retail rents in NYC are on the rise
    10/20/2014 @ 6:37 PM - A slow and steady deal flow is keeping retail brokers busy as they sift through numerous offers for their brokerage agencies and try to snag prime spaces for their client...
  • New York Observer - City Planning Certifies Vanderbilt Corridor Application
    10/20/2014 @ 5:00 PM - A rendering of 1 Vanderbilt next to Grand Central Terminal. (Kohn Pedersen Fox) The Department of City Planning certified a five-block rezoning application today for a stretch of Vanderbilt Avenue adjacent to Grand Central Terminal in Midtown East that includes SL Green Realty Corp. 's proposed 67-story, 1.3-million-square-foot 1 Vanderbilt ...
  • The Street - Stock Market Today: Dow Industrials Rally Despite IBM Earnings Miss
    10/20/2014 @ 4:52 PM - NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Traders breathed a sigh of relief Mondayaas the absence of discouraging economic data led to the leastavolatile session in almost two weeks. The CBOE Volatility Index, a measure of fear and greed on Wall Street, fell to its lowest level since Oct. 9, as investors were spared news of slumping global economic data, bold pronouncements from...
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Mortgage and Markets

  • RE Journals - Thrivent Financial hires Cushman & Wakefield|NorthMarq to advise it on future use of Minneapolis parking lots
    10/21/2014 @ 12:19 AM - Thrivent Financial has hired Cushman & Wakefield|NorthMarq to provide the company with advice on the future use of the full-block surface parking lot it controls just east of its corporate headquarters in Minneapolis. The lot is located across 5th Avenue South and bordered by South 6th Street and South 7th Street. Thrivent has also hired the company to advise...
  • Reuters - UPDATE 1-China's Sept property investment slows further; sales, construction slump
    10/20/2014 @ 11:51 PM - BEIJING, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Growth in China real estate investment slowed in the first nine months of 2014, while property sales and new construction tumbled, helping to drag broader economic growth...
  • Fox Business - Signs in housing market of the recovering economy
    10/20/2014 @ 10:56 PM - FBN's Charles Payne on the signs of the improving housing market.
  • Reuters - China says its economic growth still reasonable
    10/20/2014 @ 10:36 PM - BEIJING, Oct 21 (Reuters) - China's economic slowdown in the third quarter was due to structural reforms in the nation, a sagging housing market and higher comparison figures from a year ago, the...
  • Quartz - Hong Kong has too many poor people to allow direct elections, leader says
    10/20/2014 @ 8:25 PM - HONG KONG-Hong Kongs Umbrella Movement protesters have been demanding that the citys top official, CY Leung, step down for weeks now. They may soon be joined by many more of the citys 7 million residents, after a controversial interview last night in which Leung suggested that election reforms sought by the protestors would invite undue influence from the citys poor....
  • News.com.au - Save thousands on your mortgage
    10/20/2014 @ 8:17 PM - HOME BUYERS are throwing away thousands in interest payments. Find out how making your own coffee and other tricks can help you save $32,000 on your mortgage.
  • Calculated Risk - Tuesday: Existing Home Sales
    10/20/2014 @ 8:09 PM - From Dina ElBoghdady at the WaPo: How a top housing regulator plans to make it easier to get a mortgage . Excerpts: It's unclear if Watt's downpayment plan will do much to ease access to credit. The average downpayment remains lower today than it was in more normal, pre-housing bubble times, said Sam Khater, chief deputy economist...
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Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • Realty Biz News - Don't Want To Reveal How Much You Paid For Your New Home?
    10/21/2014 @ 1:16 AM - Clients who recently purchased a new home might find themselves in an awkward place when an inquiring mind - a friend, neighbor, colleague, or relative - questions them about the price of their home. Money magazine has some helpful tips for people who don't feel comfortable answering that question directly. Passing this...
  • Realty Biz News - 50 Ways You Can Use Evernote To Manage Your Real Estate Business
    10/21/2014 @ 1:09 AM - Evernote can become one of your most valuable business tools if you develop habits and set up automation to save information, locate it when you need it, and share it selectively with clients or other business contacts. photo credit: joe.ross via photopin cc Because Evernote...
  • RE Journals - Thrivent Financial hires Cushman & Wakefield|NorthMarq to advise it on future use of Minneapolis parking lots
    10/21/2014 @ 12:19 AM - Thrivent Financial has hired Cushman & Wakefield|NorthMarq to provide the company with advice on the future use of the full-block surface parking lot it controls just east of its corporate headquarters in Minneapolis. The lot is located across 5th Avenue South and bordered by South 6th Street and South 7th Street. Thrivent has also hired the company to advise...
  • Multi-Housing News - Hyatt Hotels Sells Park Hyatt Washington for $100M
    10/20/2014 @ 10:44 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Just weeks after announcing the sale of a 38-property portfolio to Lone Star Funds for about $590 million, Hyatt Hotels Corp. has completed another important transaction. At the start of the month, the company sold the Park Hyatt Washington to a joint venture comprising Westmont Hospitality...
  • CP Executive - Hyatt Hotels Sells Park Hyatt Washington for $100M
    10/20/2014 @ 10:44 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Just weeks after announcing the sale of a 38-property portfolio to Lone Star Funds for about $590 million, Hyatt Hotels Corp. has completed another important transaction. At the start of the month, the company sold the Park Hyatt Washington to a joint venture comprising Westmont Hospitality...
  • CP Executive - Hyatt Hotels Sells Park Hyatt Washington for $100M
    10/20/2014 @ 10:44 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Just weeks after announcing the sale of a 38-property portfolio to Lone Star Funds for about $590 million, Hyatt Hotels Corp. has completed another important transaction. At the start of the month, the company sold the Park Hyatt Washington to a joint venture comprising Westmont Hospitality...
  • ArchDaily - 1305 Studio Office / 1305 Studio
    10/20/2014 @ 10:00 PM - Architects: 1305 Studio Location: Changhua Road, Xuhui, Shanghai , China Corporate Identity: SHEN QIANG Area: 306.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Shen Photography ...
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