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  • Luxury Daily - Mandarin Oriental taps consumer, property wisdom for Twitter talk
    5/27/2015 @ 4:04 PM - Promotional image for Mandarin Oriental Twitter talk Hotelier Mandarin Oriental is answer common questions about planning for family summer travel through a Twitter chat. On May 27, the chain prompted an interactive conversation by asking questions through its main account, enabling both consumers and its own employees from various properties to share advice and tips they have...
  • Luxury Daily - Bergdorf Goodman aids shopping sprees with The Mark partnership
    5/27/2015 @ 4:04 PM - Bergdorf Goodman in New York Department store Bergdorf Goodman is teaming up with New York's The Mark Hotel to provide its guests with an exclusive shopping experience this summer. For The Mark Bergdorf Goodman Express,” the hotel will have pedicabs on hand to shuttle consumers and their purchases to and from the retailer's store free of charge....
  • 6sqft - What Skyline Is This?; Why Investing in Trailer Parks Is a Good Bet
    5/27/2015 @ 4:01 PM - Can you identify all the worlds skylines? Take this quiz. [Washington Post] A handful of City Council members are in favor of the Central Park supertall moratorium. [Crain's] Parents living in cramped quarters are asking friends to forgo giving their kids unnecessary gifts at birthday parties. [NYDN] General Assembly co-founder and entrepreneur Adam Pritzker (whose family sponsors the famed Pritzker...
  • Zillow - What $1M Buys Around the Country
    5/27/2015 @ 3:53 PM - Television shows like 'Million Dollar Listing' display some of the hottest listings in Los Angeles and New York, but what will a cool million buy around the rest of the country? Plenty of noteworthy million-dollar homes for sale can be found outside of these two metropolises. Whether your taste leans toward modern marvels, restored historics, or opulent Mediterraneans, these million-dollar...
  • The Atlantic - Mapping the Hourly Wage Needed to Rent a 2-Bedroom Apartment in Every U.S. State
    5/27/2015 @ 2:49 PM - Yes, the American economy is improving , and yes, were creating more jobs . But the hourly wages for a lot of these jobs are stagnant at best . According to the Pew Research Center , 30 percent of Americas workforce earns a near-minimum-wage salarythats almost 21 million people. As a cruel...
  • Gant Daily - Man who appeared on MTV arrested on terror charges in Washington
    5/27/2015 @ 2:45 PM - Washington transit police arrested a man Wednesday who appeared on MTVs Catfish” on charges he made terroristic threats” against Washington subway stations, buses and trains. Police allege Jerez Nehemiah Stone-Coleman, also known as Kidd Cole, made 11 phone calls reporting bomb threats and/or hostage situations” that spurred responses from law enforcement, but ended up being hoaxes. He was arrested...
  • Brokers Weekly - CMC closes on Gold Coast construction finance deal
    5/27/2015 @ 2:45 PM - Mark Scott's Commercial Mortgage Capital (CMC), has closed $12.5 million in construction financing for Phase II of The Pearl, a residential project on New Jersey's Gold Coast that will consist of 63 luxury condominium units on the waterfront in Edgewater, N.J. The financing was arranged with CIT on behalf of National Resources. Located on Edgewater Harbor at 45...
  • Multi-Housing News - Seniors Housing Community Changes Hands
    5/27/2015 @ 2:37 PM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor A Richmond affordable seniors housing community changed hands this month. Forest Hills Apartments L.P. sold The Arbors to Atlantic Multi Family 9-Arbors, L.L.C. Terms were not disclosed. Located at 7608 Forest Hill Ave., The Arbors was completed in 1999 and is reserved for senior residents. The three-story property offers...
  • Multi-Housing News - Delta Associates Hires Senior VP
    5/27/2015 @ 2:00 PM - Washington, D.C.-Delta Associates announced that David Versel, AICP, has joined the firm as senior vice president. Versel will participate in all areas of Delta's consulting and publications practice. Versel has nearly 20 years of experience in the real estate and urban development field, serving most recently as senior research associate for the Center for Regional Analysis (CRA) at George...
  • Zillow - 5 Moving Strategies for Military Families
    5/27/2015 @ 1:25 PM - Moving is an inevitable part of military life. In fact, the average military family moves once every three years. All that packing, unpacking, uprooting and re-rooting can take its toll on the entire family. Whether your move is a PCS (permanent change of station), a TDY (temporary duty) change or an OCONUS (outside the Continental United States) assignment, these...
  • The Atlantic - What Incarceration Costs Cities
    5/27/2015 @ 1:22 PM - A suspected youth gang member waits to be booked inside the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Adult Detention Center after being arrested for possession of marijuana in Edinburg, Texas. (REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi) When demonstrators took over some of the streets of Baltimore Tuesday morning, blocking traffic on roads leading into downtown , they...
  • The Atlantic - Mapping the Density of Baltimore's Vacant-Housing Crisis
    5/27/2015 @ 12:11 PM - There are more than 16,000 vacant houses in Baltimore. Vacants are both densely pocketed inside the city and widespread across its boundaries. Thats the at-a-glance takeaway from a new interactive map of the Baltimore metropolitan area by Amine Ouazad, an economist at INSEAD . Vacant houses are not a Baltimore County problem, though. Theyre almost exclusively Baltimore...
  • Multi-Housing News - Shorenstein, Ryan Advance Downtown Minneapolis Mixed-Use Project
    5/27/2015 @ 11:13 AM - By Ioana Neamt, Associate Editor 100 Hennepin rendering New details and renderings have emerged for 100 Hennepin, a mixed-use project in downtown Minneapolis, reports The Star Tribune . Ryan Cos. and San Francisco-based Shorenstein are moving forward with plans for a luxury apartment building on the eastern edge...
  • Realty Biz News - Number of Single Person Households Increasing
    5/27/2015 @ 10:47 AM - Just 100 years ago less than 6% of all households consisted of a single person living alone, but in 2013 that had increased to 28%. Now single person households are the second most common household type. According to data from the US Census Bureau, there are now more single households than married households with minor children, as this percentage...
  • Calculated Risk - BLS: Twenty-Three States had Unemployment Rate Decreases in April
    5/27/2015 @ 10:21 AM - From the BLS: Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Summary Regional and state unemployment rates were little changed in April. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases from March, 11 states had increases, and 16 states had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. ... Nebraska had the lowest...
  • Multi-Housing News - Cinepolis USA Coming to Loudon County in 2016
    5/27/2015 @ 9:33 AM - By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor Cinepolis USA is coming to Virginia. The theater chain will anchor the Avonlea Town Center, a $70 million mixed-use development in Loudon County. Peterson Cos., the developer of the Avonlea Town Center, announced the deal on May 14. Cinepolis' new luxury cinema is scheduled to open in the mixed-use...
  • The Atlantic - How to Revive America's Neglected Local Cemeteries
    5/27/2015 @ 9:25 AM - Mt. Zion Cemetery in D.C. (Elvert Barnes / Flickr) Tucked away on the edge of the Georgetown neighborhood around the corner from the historic Dumbarton House headquarters of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, theres an old cemetery that time has mostly forgotten about. ...
  • BuzzFeed - What's Going On Around The World Today?
    5/27/2015 @ 9:16 AM - HERE ARE THE TOP STORIES Top FIFA officials have been arrested on charges of corruption and Swiss prosecutors have opened an investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids. The arrests of the seven officials of soccer,s global governing body came at the request of the U.S. Justice Department and are the result of a...
  • Washington Post Real Estate - How to prevent a roommate disaster
    5/27/2015 @ 9:01 AM - Nancy Simmons Starrs is founder and president of Apartment Detectives, a D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia apartment search service.  Choosing a roommate is a great way to save money, especially in an area like Washington where rents are high. There is also the advantage of splitting utility bills. But you have to be careful who you […]
  • Daily Finance - Why Hacking Is Taking Place Even Aboard Flights
    5/27/2015 @ 8:10 AM - Filed under: Identity Theft , Travel , Consumer Protection , Mobile Technology Getty Images By Ellen Chang NEW YORK -- Hacking is becoming more commonplace, and your data isn't safer 30,000 miles up on in the air. While surfing, shopping or sending emails...
  • Gant Daily - Pope Francis powerful signal to the poor
    5/27/2015 @ 8:00 AM - On Saturday, thousands gathered in El Salvador to celebrate a jubilant moment in their countrys history. In a special ceremony held in the capital city of San Salvador, former Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified, putting him one step closer to sainthood. It is unfortunate that many Americans have probably never heard of Romero. Like Mahatma Gandhi and Rev....
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  • Miami Herald - Survey: Same-sex homebuyers fear discrimination
    5/27/2015 @ 4:49 PM - But marriage equality in Florida is making it easier for same-sex couples to buy a home. … Click to Continue »
  • Miami Herald - Former Harley-Davidson showroom in Fort Lauderdale sells for $4.8 million
    5/27/2015 @ 4:01 PM - The property on North Federal Highway may be a good location for a clothing retailer, said broker Kimberly Barbar. … Click to Continue »
  • Zillow - What $1M Buys Around the Country
    5/27/2015 @ 3:53 PM - Television shows like 'Million Dollar Listing' display some of the hottest listings in Los Angeles and New York, but what will a cool million buy around the rest of the country? Plenty of noteworthy million-dollar homes for sale can be found outside of these two metropolises. Whether your taste leans toward modern marvels, restored historics, or opulent Mediterraneans, these million-dollar...
  • DS News - Newbold Advisors Hires Managing Director of Financial Services
    5/27/2015 @ 3:25 PM - Newbold Advisors, a Clearwater, Florida-based management consulting company that serves lenders, servicers, GSEs, MI companies, investment banks, and private investors in the financial industry, has announced the hiring of Detta Cutright as managing director of financial services as part of a continued, strategic growth strategy. The post Newbold Advisors Hires Managing Director of Financial Services appeared first...
  • Multi-Housing News - TODAYS DEALS: What Does $15M Get You in Suburban Atlanta?
    5/27/2015 @ 2:26 PM - Brookhaven, Ga.-Church Street Partners has sold a 178-unit DeKalb County apartment community that it acquired for $11.9 million back in August 2008. Fast forward to this May, when family-operated firm Atlantic Pacific Cos. decided the 1990-built Legacy Century Center is worth $15.3 million. Transwestern represented Church Street in the sale, which achieved a price of $85,674 per unit-a...
  • Miami Herald - Miami Dade foreclosure rate fell in March
    5/27/2015 @ 2:19 PM - The percentage of Miami-Dade County homes in foreclosure fell in March but was still higher than the rate for Florida and the nation. … Click to Continue »
  • Gant Daily - Rick Santorum runs for White House again
    5/27/2015 @ 2:15 PM - Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who mounted an unexpectedly strong bid for the Republican nomination in 2012, is making another bid for the White House. Santorum will formally launch his campaign Wednesday evening from a factory in the blue collar town of Cabot, Pennsylvania, on the outskirts of Pittsburgh, spokesman Matt Beynon confirmed to CNN. The location...
  • Realtor.com News - Youll Have to Take a Ferry to Get to Maines Most Expensive House
    5/27/2015 @ 1:06 PM - Chris Pinchbeck Each week, we look at the most...
  • Miami Herald - Keys restaurant Pierre's, Morada Bay hit market for $15 million
    5/27/2015 @ 12:15 PM - Morada Bay, a 3.68-acre property in Islamorada, sits across from the Keys resort where Netflix television show Bloodline was filmed. … Click to Continue »
  • Multi-Housing News - Hunt Provides Fannie Mae Loan to Refinance Manufactured Housing Community
    5/27/2015 @ 12:04 PM - By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor Hunt Mortgage Group, a commercial real estate lender, has provided a $4.5 million Fannie Mae loan facility to refinance the Terra Vista Manufactured Housing Community, the company announced. The loan was provided to borrower AFK Real Estate Investments, a Delaware limited liability company backed by Angus Keith. It has a...
  • Gant Daily - Rick Santorum poised to seek White House again
    5/27/2015 @ 10:30 AM - Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who mounted an unexpectedly strong bid for the Republican nomination in 2012, is poised to make another bid for the White House. Santorum is expected to launch formally launch his campaign Wednesday evening in Pennsylvania. For a politician who won the Iowa caucus in 2012 and was able to keep his...
  • Multi-Housing News - Miami Investors Take Foothold in Hermitage Medical Corridor
    5/27/2015 @ 10:03 AM - By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor Tarek El Gammal BC Property Investments LLC (BC Property) continues to expand its Nashville holdings, having purchased its third apartment asset in two years. According to The Tennessean , the Miami-based real estate investment firm dropped $86.5 million on the 627-unit Cherry Creek Apartments...
  • Forbes - 'Scarface' Mansion Now Half-Price
    5/27/2015 @ 8:51 AM - The mansion used in the filming of the 1983 Al Pacino film 'Scarface' is on the market - and on sale. While the movie is set in Miami, the mansion is actually in Santa Barbara. The estate was originally built in 1906 by well-known architect Bertram Goodhue. It is elaborate in every [...]
  • Capital - Capital Playbook: Loretta Lynch's soccer bust; Four Seasons' fate
    5/27/2015 @ 5:11 AM - DE BLASIO'S ALBANY AGENDA -- Capital's Sally Goldenberg: When Mayor Bill de Blasio travels to Albany on Wednesday, he will face opposing political interests as he tries to convince the state Legislature to go along with his package of proposals that are intended to spur affordable housing in New York City. In pushing his 421-a plan, a compromise he crafted...
  • Remodelista - 10 Easy Pieces: Ceiling Fans
    5/27/2015 @ 5:00 AM - When the summer swelter moves in, we rely on ceiling fans as our first line of defense. (And they're on in winter too, to keep the warm air circulating.) Here's a roundup of our current favorites in steel, wood, and white acrylic, several with built-in lights. ...
  • Luxury Daily - Luxify links Chinese consumers to US real estate with aerial, 3D views
    5/27/2015 @ 3:45 AM - Estate in Santa Barbara, CA on Luxify Hong Kong-based luxury goods marketplace Luxify is looking to capitalize on the growing demand from Chinese consumers in the real estate market on the West Coast of the United States through augmented reality. Chinese consumers have shown an appetite for U.S. real estate in the past decade, and in the...
  • Capital - Capital Playbook: Loretta Lync's soccer bust; Four Seasons' fate
    5/27/2015 @ 3:40 AM - DE BLASIO'S ALBANY AGENDA -- Capital's Sally Goldenberg: When Mayor Bill de Blasio travels to Albany on Wednesday, he will face opposing political interests as he tries to convince the state Legislature to go along with his package of proposals that are intended to spur affordable housing in New York City. In pushing his 421-a plan, a compromise he crafted...
  • Daily Finance - Ask Stacy: Should You Take Out a Reverse Mortgage?
    5/27/2015 @ 1:00 AM - Filed under: Mortgages , Real Estate , Personal Finance , Estate Planning , Financial Education Getty Images By Stacy Johnson Reverse mortgages are a popular topic these days, as evidenced by three questions I've received in just the last three weeks: Is...
  • Realty Biz News - Realtors confident on next six months
    5/26/2015 @ 10:15 PM - Realtors remain mostly confident in the next six months of the real estate market, thanks to 30-year fixed rates still below 4 percent, continued job growth, and recent measures that have made credit more accessible and cheaper, according to the April 2015 Realtors Confidence Index Survey , which is based on responses from more than 1,000 Realtors about their...
  • The Atlantic - The Troubled Relationship Between Texas and FEMA
    5/26/2015 @ 6:53 PM - A woman carries a daughter's friend through floodwaters in Houston on May 26. (David J. Phillip/AP) Over the past two weeks, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster for 46 different counties. Two dozen counties made that list on Memorial Day, as extreme weather marked by tornadoes and flooding continued...
  • Housing Wire - ditech expands its consumer direct channel in Florida
    5/26/2015 @ 6:00 PM - Since Ditech Mortgage Corp launched back into the industry in March 2014, it has made several key changes to once again be a major player in the mortgage space. This time around the lender announced it is expanding its consumer direct channel into the Jacksonville, Florida, area.
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  • Venture Beat - Athenahealth adds 3 startups to its accelerator program: Hale Health, Lifesquare, and PatientPop
    5/27/2015 @ 4:47 PM - If you're not reaching, engaging, and monetizing customers on mobile, you're likely losing them to someone else. Register now for the 8th annual MobileBeat , July 13-14, where the best and brightest will be exploring the latest strategies and tactics in the mobile space. The clinical software vendor Athenahealth has admitted three new digital health...
  • BuzzFeed - Why David Cameron's Best Friend Thinks Politics Is Broken
    5/27/2015 @ 4:16 PM - The supermarkets are destructive, inhuman leviathans which hurt consumers, employees, suppliers, the marketplace, and society at large. There is a nexus of systemic corruption between big banks and big government. Giant construction firms are manipulating and lobbying their way to dominance while giving people a worse and worse service. American politics is so dependent on big money that it is...
  • Gant Daily - U2 tour manager dies in hotel room
    5/27/2015 @ 4:15 PM - Longtime U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan died Wednesday, the band said on its website. With profound sadness we confirm that Dennis Sheehan, U2s longstanding tour manager and dear friend to us all, has passed away overnight,” said Arthur Fogel, an executive with entertainment company Live Nation, in a statement. Our heartfelt sympathy is with his wonderful family.” ...
  • DS News - Citadel Servicing Begins Using USRES Valuation Services
    5/27/2015 @ 4:04 PM - U.S. Real Estate Services (USRES), a nationwide appraisal management company (AMC) headquartered in Lake Forest, California, has announced that Citadel Servicing Corporation (CSC) is using its origination broker price opinion (BPO) services, according to an announcement from USRES. The post Citadel Servicing Begins Using USRES Valuation Services appeared first on DSNews .
  • Zillow - What $1M Buys Around the Country
    5/27/2015 @ 3:53 PM - Television shows like 'Million Dollar Listing' display some of the hottest listings in Los Angeles and New York, but what will a cool million buy around the rest of the country? Plenty of noteworthy million-dollar homes for sale can be found outside of these two metropolises. Whether your taste leans toward modern marvels, restored historics, or opulent Mediterraneans, these million-dollar...
  • Sotheby's International Realty - Executive Westmount Residence in Oakville, Canada | Video House Tour
    5/27/2015 @ 3:53 PM - 960 000 $  CAD | Ontario, Canada | Sothebys International Realty Canada Stunning 4 bedroom executive home in Westmount. Close to schools, parks and shopping. Upgraded kitchen. Professionally landscaped. Beautiful high ceilings. Crown moulding throughout. Fully finished basement, perfect for entertaining. California shutters on all windows. Roof re-done in 2015. The post ...
  • Brokers Weekly - Olshan Frome Wolosky setting a trend with new 6th Avenue lease
    5/27/2015 @ 2:55 PM - At a time when many law firms are scaling down in space, Olshan Frome Wolosky has announced it will expand into a 53,110 s/f space at 1325 Avenue of the Americas. The firm will relocate from 65 East 55th Street to occupy the entire 15th and 16th floors. It also 3,422 s/f of space in the concourse level for...
  • Remodelista - Trend Alert: The Return of the Captain's Chair?
    5/27/2015 @ 2:50 PM - Based on the Windsor chair, which originated in England in the early 1700s, the captain's chair, a low-back version of the Windsor, started appearing in New York and New England in the 1950s. Lately we've been spotting it in stylish interiors; here's a roundup of spaces we're admiring, captain's chairs included. ...
  • The Atlantic - Mapping the Hourly Wage Needed to Rent a 2-Bedroom Apartment in Every U.S. State
    5/27/2015 @ 2:49 PM - Yes, the American economy is improving , and yes, were creating more jobs . But the hourly wages for a lot of these jobs are stagnant at best . According to the Pew Research Center , 30 percent of Americas workforce earns a near-minimum-wage salarythats almost 21 million people. As a cruel...
  • Fortune - This woman wants to make the Internet of Things cheaper, simpler and more efficient
    5/27/2015 @ 2:36 PM - Anne Lauvergeon says her first husband used to say, The problem with Anne: she has no ambition.” And while Lauvergeon claims to agree with him, the ambitions of her company tell a different story. Indeed, Sigfox, where Lauvergeon is chairman of the board, aims to be no less than the Ma Bell of the Internet of Things ...
  • Quartz - How does your salary stack up to techs top foreign talent?
    5/27/2015 @ 2:21 PM - Its tough to know who at a company makes what, or what the average salary is. Companies tend to be cagey about that information, so employees and jobseekers are generally left in the dark. But a  new database  created by Bay Area engineer  Theo Negri  from a government form companies submit for high-skilled foreign workers seeking visas sheds...
  • ArchDaily - Morphosis Architects Headline AIA's 2015 Technology In Architectural Practice Innovation Awards
    5/27/2015 @ 2:01 PM - The AIA  has announced four projects as the winners of its inaugural Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP)  Innovation Awards, with Morphosis Architects Emerson College Los Angeles  taking away the headline Stellar Architecture” award. Started in 2005, the TAP Knowledge Community has led efforts to acknowledge and disseminate the best use of Building Information Modeling ( BIM ) technologies,...
  • The Atlantic - It's Time to Say Goodbye to the Front Lawn
    5/27/2015 @ 1:39 PM - AP Photo/Laramie Boomerang, Andy Carpenean (The end of an era?) Los Angeles and 25 other southern California cities are paying their residents up to $6,000 to dig up their lawns and put in fake turf and woodchipspart of a bid to help meet the states mandatory reduction in water use issued...
  • Gawker - U2 Man Dead: Group Cursed: I Don't Want to Die
    5/27/2015 @ 1:36 PM - Dennis Sheehan, who served as U2's tour manager for over thirty years, was found dead today in a Los Angeles hotel room. His death followed the first in a five-concert run for U2 at Los Angeles's Forum, and is the latest in a string of terrible disasters for...
  • The Atlantic - What Incarceration Costs Cities
    5/27/2015 @ 1:22 PM - A suspected youth gang member waits to be booked inside the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Adult Detention Center after being arrested for possession of marijuana in Edinburg, Texas. (REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi) When demonstrators took over some of the streets of Baltimore Tuesday morning, blocking traffic on roads leading into downtown , they...
  • Quartz - Bankers are getting cocky again
    5/27/2015 @ 1:15 PM - Something happens between the bubbles, bailouts, boom and bust cycles that we can't afford to ignore, and it's happening right now in the US and Europe. It's a kind of collective amnesia that lulls investors into forgetting exactly what and who caused the last financial crisis. The collapse of Lehman Brothers, the mortgage crisis and the Great Recession of...
  • Variety - U2's Longtime Tour Manager Dies in L.A. Hotel Room
    5/27/2015 @ 1:13 PM - Dennis Sheehan, U2’s tour manager for more than 30 years, was found dead Wednesday morning in his hotel room of a massive heart attack, officials confirm. The Los Angeles County Fire Department were called to the Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday for a reported cardiac arrest. Sheehan was pronounced dead at the... Read more »
  • Haute Residence - Dona Crowder Introduces the Julia Morgan Carriage House
    5/27/2015 @ 12:51 PM - The quaint brick carriage house that fronts on Pacific Avenue was constructed in 1917 and designed by notable native California architect Julia Morgan to serve the Newhall Mansion directly adjacent­-an Albert Farr commission built earlier in 1907 on the famed Gold Coast. Julia Morgan is probably best known for her work with William Randolph Hearst in the construction of San...
  • Freshome - 10 Signs That You Are Married To An Architect
    5/27/2015 @ 12:50 PM - Architects have unique personalities that spawn amazing designs and ideas, but what is it like to be married to one of these original thinkers? Image Source: Photo Klik How many architects does it take to change a light bulb? Well, we dont have the silly response to that joke, but with one quick Google search you...
  • Daily Finance - Market Wrap: Wall Street Heads Higher; Nasdaq Sets Record
    5/27/2015 @ 12:47 PM - Filed under: Technology , Market News , European Union , Healthcare Industry , World Markets Desiree Navarro/WireImage via Getty Images 2015 Indianapolis 500 Winner Juan Pablo Montoya, third from left, rings the opening bell Wednesday at New York Stock Exchange. By Noel Randewich NEW YORK --...
  • Gant Daily - Maybe the U.S. economy isnt tanking after all
    5/27/2015 @ 12:45 PM - Dont believe all of the economic gloom and doom. Yes, the American economy ran into some rough seas during the first quarter, with growth grinding to a halt. On Friday, the government is set to release revised data that could even show the economy contracted in the first three months of the year. But heres some good...
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  • designboom - lombardini22 finishes pedestrian bridge in milan
    5/27/2015 @ 4:55 PM - the bridge represents a move by the city's urban planners to create a more continuous urban environment to cater to the predominately creative, artisan community that calls the area home. The post lombardini22 finishes pedestrian bridge in milan appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • The Real Deal - Moinian raises $361M on Israeli bond market
    5/27/2015 @ 4:53 PM - Joseph Moinians the Moinian Group has closed a $361 million bond (1.4 billion shekels) issuance on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, the largest debt offering on the exchange to date by a U.S. real estate player. (more…)
  • Venture Beat - Athenahealth adds 3 startups to its accelerator program: Hale Health, Lifesquare, and PatientPop
    5/27/2015 @ 4:47 PM - If you're not reaching, engaging, and monetizing customers on mobile, you're likely losing them to someone else. Register now for the 8th annual MobileBeat , July 13-14, where the best and brightest will be exploring the latest strategies and tactics in the mobile space. The clinical software vendor Athenahealth has admitted three new digital health...
  • Buzz Buzz Home - Only four homes remain at West Five in sunny Kitsilano
    5/27/2015 @ 4:35 PM - Buyers are loving the development for its sought-after Vancouver location and luxurious home features.
  • Gant Daily - The ugly example FIFA scandal sets for soccer kids
    5/27/2015 @ 4:30 PM - It was a scene right out of a movie: Swiss officials swept into the five-star Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich and arrested several leaders of FIFA, the global governing body of the worlds most popular sport, soccer. It serves as a stark reminder, with all due respect to the rather indecisive Wells Report over the so-called Deflategate,...
  • BuzzFeed - Why David Cameron's Best Friend Thinks Politics Is Broken
    5/27/2015 @ 4:16 PM - The supermarkets are destructive, inhuman leviathans which hurt consumers, employees, suppliers, the marketplace, and society at large. There is a nexus of systemic corruption between big banks and big government. Giant construction firms are manipulating and lobbying their way to dominance while giving people a worse and worse service. American politics is so dependent on big money that it is...
  • Zillow - What $1M Buys Around the Country
    5/27/2015 @ 3:53 PM - Television shows like 'Million Dollar Listing' display some of the hottest listings in Los Angeles and New York, but what will a cool million buy around the rest of the country? Plenty of noteworthy million-dollar homes for sale can be found outside of these two metropolises. Whether your taste leans toward modern marvels, restored historics, or opulent Mediterraneans, these million-dollar...
  • Brokers Weekly - Olshan Frome Wolosky setting a trend with new 6th Avenue lease
    5/27/2015 @ 2:55 PM - At a time when many law firms are scaling down in space, Olshan Frome Wolosky has announced it will expand into a 53,110 s/f space at 1325 Avenue of the Americas. The firm will relocate from 65 East 55th Street to occupy the entire 15th and 16th floors. It also 3,422 s/f of space in the concourse level for...
  • Brokers Weekly - Cadence closes on $25 million loan to build The Sorting House
    5/27/2015 @ 2:47 PM - New York-based real estate development firm Cadence Property Group has closed on a $24.65 million construction loan for its new luxury condominium building The Sorting House. The condo plan will trasnfrom the former Radio City Post Office originally built in 1930. Law firm Hunton & Williams LLP represented the owner in connection with the construction financing and other...
  • Brokers Weekly - CMC closes on Gold Coast construction finance deal
    5/27/2015 @ 2:45 PM - Mark Scott's Commercial Mortgage Capital (CMC), has closed $12.5 million in construction financing for Phase II of The Pearl, a residential project on New Jersey's Gold Coast that will consist of 63 luxury condominium units on the waterfront in Edgewater, N.J. The financing was arranged with CIT on behalf of National Resources. Located on Edgewater Harbor at 45...
  • Fortune - This woman wants to make the Internet of Things cheaper, simpler and more efficient
    5/27/2015 @ 2:36 PM - Anne Lauvergeon says her first husband used to say, The problem with Anne: she has no ambition.” And while Lauvergeon claims to agree with him, the ambitions of her company tell a different story. Indeed, Sigfox, where Lauvergeon is chairman of the board, aims to be no less than the Ma Bell of the Internet of Things ...
  • Brokers Weekly - TRANSACTIONS: Meridian arranges $19M in Seaman Ave. mortgages; GCP aggregates $85M
    5/27/2015 @ 2:35 PM - Meridian Capital announced the following transactions: • New mortgages totaling $19,500,000 were placed on two multifamily properties composed of 123 units located on Seaman Avenue in New York, NY. The loans feature rates of 3.00% and five-year terms. These transactions were negotiated by Morris Diamant and Tzvi Krieger. • A new mortgage in the amount...
  • Inhabitat - Yamazaki Kentaro's House in Kashiwa showcases the art of leaving things unfinished
    5/27/2015 @ 2:30 PM - Read the rest of Yamazaki Kentaros House in Kashiwa showcases the art of leaving things unfinished Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture" , compact housing , low impact architecture , natural light , sustainable...
  • Brokers Weekly - RFR tenants get their own putting green
    5/27/2015 @ 2:27 PM - RFR Realty in Stamford announced the installation of an eight-hole putting green on the plaza level at Two Stamford Plaza, part of the four-building Stamford Plaza office complex. The installation of the putting green took place during the first week of May. It was conceptualized by Margaret Carlson, portfolio director of RFR Realty's Stamford office portfolio, and is a...
  • Quartz - How does your salary stack up to techs top foreign talent?
    5/27/2015 @ 2:21 PM - Its tough to know who at a company makes what, or what the average salary is. Companies tend to be cagey about that information, so employees and jobseekers are generally left in the dark. But a  new database  created by Bay Area engineer  Theo Negri  from a government form companies submit for high-skilled foreign workers seeking visas sheds...
  • Multi-Housing News - Delta Associates Hires Senior VP
    5/27/2015 @ 2:00 PM - Washington, D.C.-Delta Associates announced that David Versel, AICP, has joined the firm as senior vice president. Versel will participate in all areas of Delta's consulting and publications practice. Versel has nearly 20 years of experience in the real estate and urban development field, serving most recently as senior research associate for the Center for Regional Analysis (CRA) at George...
  • Buzz Buzz Home - Donald Trump's right-hand man says Canadian real estate is undervalued, not overvalued
    5/27/2015 @ 1:48 PM - "Canada is a vibrant economy and some people outta step in and take advantage of it," George H. Ross said in an interview with BNN.
  • Housing Wire - RBS mortgage settlement with FHFA could reach $4.5B
    5/27/2015 @ 1:45 PM - The Royal Bank of Scotland Group could pay as much as $4.5 billion to resolve claims of misconduct in its handling of U.S. mortgage securities, marking the first out of 18 lawsuits from the Federal Housing finance Agency to reach trial.
  • The Atlantic - It's Time to Say Goodbye to the Front Lawn
    5/27/2015 @ 1:39 PM - AP Photo/Laramie Boomerang, Andy Carpenean (The end of an era?) Los Angeles and 25 other southern California cities are paying their residents up to $6,000 to dig up their lawns and put in fake turf and woodchipspart of a bid to help meet the states mandatory reduction in water use issued...
  • Porch - 11 Inspiring Pinterest Accounts For People Who Love Their Homes
    5/27/2015 @ 1:33 PM - Pinterest was made for immersing yourself in a more beautiful world, guided by a Greek chorus of similar-minded people who convince you to explore the infinite possibilities of Mason jars and chalk paint. As the site has grown, it's also become a little trickier to find the Pinners who consistently post inspiring ideas among the Pinners who fill your...
  • Evolo - Excessive Architecture: Cleanness vs. Dirtiness
    5/27/2015 @ 1:20 PM - The solid, rigid material has been the leading role in architecture industry for hundred years, but in this project this definition of architectural material has been changed. In this case, the soft, flexible rubber has been applied into the structure system, interior space and architectural organization. The rigid metal, concrete and glass play the roles as molds to shape the...
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  • Gant Daily - U2 tour manager dies in hotel room
    5/27/2015 @ 4:15 PM - Longtime U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan died Wednesday, the band said on its website. With profound sadness we confirm that Dennis Sheehan, U2s longstanding tour manager and dear friend to us all, has passed away overnight,” said Arthur Fogel, an executive with entertainment company Live Nation, in a statement. Our heartfelt sympathy is with his wonderful family.” ...
  • Brick Underground - Christina Ricci may play some creepy characters, but her Brooklyn townhouse is pretty charming
    5/27/2015 @ 4:15 PM - WHO:   Actress Christina Ricci , who played Lizzie Borden in the just-wrapped  Lifetime series  about the murderous woman, also played  Wednesday  Addams in 'The Addams Family' movies as a child. And now that she's about to move, it would be great if she could hire Lurch as her butler for old times sake. We hear he's so over working at Gracie...
  • Fortune - Heres one easy way to be more productive at work
    5/27/2015 @ 2:30 PM - MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today's answer for: What is your Sunday routine? is written by Angela Dorn, chief legal officer at Single Stop USA. Monday through Friday I run the legal arms of Single Stop USA, a national non profit...
  • Curbed - In the Rezone: City Amends Rezoning Proposal Because Everyone Freaked Out
    5/27/2015 @ 2:20 PM - Mayor de Blasio's 10-year, $41 billion affordable housing plan has its critics and detractors, no doubt, but the administration is still pushing forward with an amended version of the plan , which would affect zoning laws — not cause a rezoning, per se—throughout the city in an effort to create more "affordable" and...
  • ArchDaily - Morphosis Architects Headline AIA's 2015 Technology In Architectural Practice Innovation Awards
    5/27/2015 @ 2:01 PM - The AIA  has announced four projects as the winners of its inaugural Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP)  Innovation Awards, with Morphosis Architects Emerson College Los Angeles  taking away the headline Stellar Architecture” award. Started in 2005, the TAP Knowledge Community has led efforts to acknowledge and disseminate the best use of Building Information Modeling ( BIM ) technologies,...
  • The Atlantic - It's Time to Say Goodbye to the Front Lawn
    5/27/2015 @ 1:39 PM - AP Photo/Laramie Boomerang, Andy Carpenean (The end of an era?) Los Angeles and 25 other southern California cities are paying their residents up to $6,000 to dig up their lawns and put in fake turf and woodchipspart of a bid to help meet the states mandatory reduction in water use issued...
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Brokerage Tidbits

  • Brokers Weekly - Chetrit, Clipper secure loan for 77 Commercial Street air rights buy
    5/27/2015 @ 4:47 PM - Meridian Capital Group has negotiated a $27.5 million bridge loan for the development site at 77 Commercial Street in Brooklyn, NY on behalf of the Chetrit Group and Clipper Equity.The two-year loan, provided by a regional balance sheet lender, features a fixed-rate and interest-only payments for the full term. This transaction was negotiated by Meridian Capital Group Executive Vice President, Aaron Birnbaum,...
  • Realtor.com News - Texas-Style Tiny Living in This Adorable Marfa Home
    5/27/2015 @ 3:57 PM - realtor.com Looking for a Texas hideaway in an art oasis ?...
  • Sotheby's International Realty - Executive Westmount Residence in Oakville, Canada | Video House Tour
    5/27/2015 @ 3:53 PM - 960 000 $  CAD | Ontario, Canada | Sothebys International Realty Canada Stunning 4 bedroom executive home in Westmount. Close to schools, parks and shopping. Upgraded kitchen. Professionally landscaped. Beautiful high ceilings. Crown moulding throughout. Fully finished basement, perfect for entertaining. California shutters on all windows. Roof re-done in 2015. The post ...
  • The Real Deal - A look at what top NYC commercial firms pay their employees
    5/27/2015 @ 3:39 PM - Commercial real estate brokerages like to disclose a lot of things: their biggest deals, their newest hires and photos from their posh events. One thing they always stay mum about is the wages they pay their employees. But thanks to a new tool for looking at federal immigration data, that veil of secrecy is showing some holes. (more…)
  • Brokers Weekly - Himmel + Meringoff sign new-tech tenant at 6 East 32nd Street
    5/27/2015 @ 3:04 PM - Himmel + Meringoff Properties announced that Dataminr, a real-time information discovery company, has signed a 10-year, 30,720 s/f lease to occupy two floors at 6 East 32nd Street. Formerly located at 99 Madison Avenue, the transaction represents a relocation and expansion for Dataminr, which will occupy the entire second and sixth floors in the 11-story office building located in...
  • Sotheby's International Realty - Sophisticated Contemporary Loft in Toronto, Canada | Video House Tour
    5/27/2015 @ 3:01 PM - 679 900 $ CAD | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Sotheby's International Realty Canada This sophisticated, open concept loft space is located in the interior design district of Toronto offering elegant restaurants, shops, St. Lawrence Market, streetcar access and more. With savvy modern design cues and exquisite city views, enjoy Toronto city living from this exclusive residence....
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Mortgage and Markets

  • The Real Deal - Moinian raises $361M on Israeli bond market
    5/27/2015 @ 4:53 PM - Joseph Moinians the Moinian Group has closed a $361 million bond (1.4 billion shekels) issuance on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, the largest debt offering on the exchange to date by a U.S. real estate player. (more…)
  • DS News - Eighty Percent of Top 100 Metros Seeing Stronger Demand for Homes Heading Into Spring
    5/27/2015 @ 4:25 PM - "In this month's MiMi three more states and seven metro areas moved within range of their benchmark level of activity," Keifer said. "However, as we've mentioned before, we're likely to see bouts of affordability shock with mortgage rate swings for the remainder of this year as market participants try to anticipate Fed timing around rising short term interest rates and...
  • Inman News - Mortgage lenders warm up to e-signatures
    5/27/2015 @ 4:13 PM - In the wake of increased regulatory oversight, economic pressures and shifting customer expectations, mortgage lenders are adopting electronic signatures a development that agents, brokers and their clients may view with relief. The change is an effort to reduce paper-based ...
  • Habitat Mag - The Pros and Cons of Hiring an Owner's Representative
    5/27/2015 @ 4:00 PM - Adrian Griffith , the current president of the Ryerson Towers board, joined after the earlier capital improvements were already under way . The 326-unit Mitchell-Lama co-op in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn set out on a $3.5 million project to replace the windows and the boiler, do façade work, resurface balconies, and redo the roof. The...
  • Mortgage News Daily - Running Out of Ways to Say 'Housing Weak but Improving'
    5/27/2015 @ 3:40 PM - Freddie Mac said that itsMulti-Indicator Market Index (MiMI) for March continues to indicate a weakhousing market overall but both monthly and quarterly improvement. The Index was at 75.4 in March, a 0.69percent gain from February and a three month improvement of 1.24 percent. Since March 2014 the indicator has movedupward by 3.11 percent. The company...
  • DS News - MCS Valutions Welcomes New Assistant VP of Operations
    5/27/2015 @ 3:27 PM - MCS Valuations, LLC (MCSV), a nationwide provider of appraisals, broker price opinions, and other valuation-related products to the financial services industry, has named Rebecca English assistant VP of operations in Sandy, Utah, according to a recent press release. The post MCS Valutions Welcomes New Assistant VP of Operations appeared first on DSNews .
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Tips, Tricks & Ideas

  • designboom - lombardini22 finishes pedestrian bridge in milan
    5/27/2015 @ 4:55 PM - the bridge represents a move by the city's urban planners to create a more continuous urban environment to cater to the predominately creative, artisan community that calls the area home. The post lombardini22 finishes pedestrian bridge in milan appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine .
  • Miami Herald - Survey: Same-sex homebuyers fear discrimination
    5/27/2015 @ 4:49 PM - But marriage equality in Florida is making it easier for same-sex couples to buy a home. … Click to Continue »
  • Venture Beat - Athenahealth adds 3 startups to its accelerator program: Hale Health, Lifesquare, and PatientPop
    5/27/2015 @ 4:47 PM - If you're not reaching, engaging, and monetizing customers on mobile, you're likely losing them to someone else. Register now for the 8th annual MobileBeat , July 13-14, where the best and brightest will be exploring the latest strategies and tactics in the mobile space. The clinical software vendor Athenahealth has admitted three new digital health...
  • Time - Texas Grandmother Reunited With Poodle Trapped at Home During Floods
    5/27/2015 @ 4:43 PM - Lena Givens, 84, was at a Houston Rockets game Monday night when the skies opened, submerging multiple counties in record-breaking rains. The resulting flood that has killed at least 18 in Texas and Oklahoma left the grandmother stranded and unable to get to her house where her poodle Tinkerbell was locked in a kennel. Just before...
  • Multi-Housing News - Bluerock Residential Growth REIT to Acquire 473-Unit Ashton Reserve
    5/27/2015 @ 4:43 PM - By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor Ashton Reserve Ashton Reserve, an apartment community in Charlotte's high-end Northlake submarket, is set to change owners. Bluerock Residential Growth REIT (BRG) has announced plans to purchase the 473-unit asset. Developed in two stages in 2013 and 2015, Ashton Reserve will also be acquired in two...
  • DS News - Eighty Percent of Top 100 Metros Seeing Stronger Demand for Homes Heading Into Spring
    5/27/2015 @ 4:25 PM - "In this month's MiMi three more states and seven metro areas moved within range of their benchmark level of activity," Keifer said. "However, as we've mentioned before, we're likely to see bouts of affordability shock with mortgage rate swings for the remainder of this year as market participants try to anticipate Fed timing around rising short term interest rates and...
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