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A new development by the Related Companies could raise the profile of Snowmass, one of Colorado’s largest ski mountains....
From: New York Times | By: JULIE SATOW | Friday, November 21, 2014
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An experiment in California is providing legal help to low-income renters who otherwise would have faced their landlords, and the landlords’ lawyers, alone in court....
From: New York Times | By: ERIK ECKHOLM and IAN LOVETT | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Kelso & Company and Estancia Capital Management have agreed to buy Lighthouse Holdings, the parent company of American Beacon. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction that is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2015. RBC...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Abhishek Kapoor, a partner at Neumec Group, a Mumbai-based developer, talks about slum rehabilitation. How did you get into slum rehabilitation?The scheme was started by the government of Maharashtra. They could not do this slum removal from the city...
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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This is a nice-looking house for sale in Sweden. It looks quite normal from the outside, but inside… well, the kitchen looks quite normal, modern, and well-equipped. Really nice living room! Wait, are those trophy heads on the walls aliens? Then we...
From: Neatorama | By: Miss Cellania | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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This week’s properties include four-bedroom homes in Katohah, N.Y., and Clifton, N.J....
From: New York Times | By: MICHELLE HIGGINS | Friday, November 21, 2014
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The inside-out tenement, with residential entrances moved to the back and stores inserted at the ground level, was born of economic necessity....
From: New York Times | By: CHRISTOPHER GRAY | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Essess, a thermal imaging technology provider, has received funding in a round led by return backers Vocap Investment Partners, DFJ Athena and Constellation Technology Ventures, the venture capital arm of Exelon Corp. No financial terms were disclosed;...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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The actor Brian Cox lives in a Brooklyn high-rise with his wife, Nicole Ansari, and their two sons....
From: New York Times | By: JOANNE KAUFMAN | Friday, November 21, 2014
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A few days ago a friend emailed the Bloomberg article Russia Delivers a New Shock to Crimean Business: Forced Nationalization.I replied something along the lines of "interesting, but I am going to bounce this of Jacob Dreizin", a US citizen who provides...
From: Global Economic Trend Analysis | By: Mike Mish Shedlock | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Residential solar service firm Sunnova Energy Corp. has raised $250 million in funding. Franklin Square Capital Partners, which is advised by Blackstone's GSO Capital Partners, led the round that also included Triangle Peak Partners. Barclays served...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Broker’s diligence helps borrowers refianance Thanks to a surging real estate market, the value of the home had significantly increased, and the pair looked to refinance to eliminate their mortgage insurance. The old debts (an auto loan and an American...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | Friday, November 21, 2014
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The globe-trotting hipster empire Vice Media helped make Williamsburg, Brooklyn, what it is now, taking offices there long before the neighorhood gentrified into a mecca for music, food and young people. Suddenly, however, Vice is finding itself the...
From: Ad Age | By: Michael Sebastian | Friday, November 21, 2014
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New York’s new most expensive townhouse has hit the market for $63 million, real estate website Curbed is reporting. The six-story mansion has 17,850 square feet, 10 bedrooms, eight fireplaces, an elevator, and a total of 25 rooms.  It also has 2,300...
From: Business Insider | By: Megan Willett | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Blackstone has agreed to buy GE Japan Corp's residential real estate business for over $190 billion yen (approximately $1.61 billion). The business owns more than 200 residential properties.
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Friday, November 21, 2014
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2015isjustaalittleoveramonthaway,andbyallaccountswe’rerightontrackforsyncingupwiththe2015versionoftheworlddepictedinBacktotheFutureII.TonyHawkdidjustcruisedaroundonalegithoverboard,soIexpecttoberidingaroundinaflyingDeLoreanbyMarch—norush,scienceguys....
From: Gamma Squad | By: Joel Stice | Friday, November 21, 2014
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A pledging conference netted $9.3 billion toward a $10 billion goal READ MORE The post Green Climate Fund is Funded…Sort of appeared first on UN Dispatch....
From: UN Dispatch | By: Mark Leon Goldberg | Friday, November 21, 2014
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A decade ago, flip phones ruled the world.  The Motorola Razr was the bestselling clamshell phone, selling more than 130 million units during its four-year run — starting in 2003, and ending in 2007 with the introduction of the iPhone. Apple’s smartphone...
From: Business Insider | By: Dave Smith | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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For the past couple of months, Uber has lost about all of its fanfare and applause in exchange for a few million middle fingers. As you have seen in the PRNewserverse: we had a sexist PR promo for “hot chicks,” Emil Michael’s horrific implosion,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Shawn Paul Wood | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Filed under: Holiday Shopping Geography Photos/UIG/Getty Images By Ellen Chang Electronic gift cards are surging in popularity, especially among millennials as the options to personalize have increased. Since 2010, 59 percent of gift cards are now available...
From: Daily Finance | By: MainStreet.com | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Here’s a look at news from around Michigan’s innovation hubs: —NextEnergy, the Detroit-based nonprofit driving the development of Michigan’s clean energy sectors, has officially launched NextChallenge, a business competition meant to inspire...
From: Xconomy | By: Sarah Schmid | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Taking cues from online dating services, MatchPad seeks to match renters on how they mesh in areas like extroversion and cleanliness....
From: New York Times | By: JONAH BROMWICH | Friday, November 21, 2014
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VIRGINIA BEACH The city is moving forward in its negotiations with a local development group to build an arena on 19th Street at the Oceanfront. The City Council could vote as early as Dec. 9 on a tentative term agreement with developer United States...
From: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot | By: HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Anjum Hotel Makkah, one of the renowned Anjum Hotels owned and developed by Abdul Latif Jameel Real Estate Investment Co. (ALJREIC), recently held an honorary ceremony for its strategic partners in hospitality and tourism industries in Egypt as part...
From: AME Info | By: Nadeen El Ajou | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Whoopi Goldberg was rendered speechless during a discussion on “The View” about the death of Mike Nichols. Goldberg broke down in tears while trying to talk about the director's passing and instead had co-host Nicolle Wallace break the sad news to...
From: The Wrap | By: Ryan O'Connell | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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I tend to fixate on certain places – sometimes because I love them, other times because I can’t help but stare at twisted wreckage. Lancaster, California has always been 30/70 leaning toward wreckage, although it does show signs of ongoing reinvention...
From: New Geography | By: John Sanphillippo | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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If the end result of a war is an exchange of territory, the outcome of a revolution is ultimately the exchange of real estate. The house at 716 Gerrard Street East is an apt illustration of the downward mobility of the politically displaced. Listed last...
From: Free Republic | By: National Post | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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A lawsuit filed against online real estate website Zillow by one of its Irvine-based sales associates this week accuses the company of failing to pay overtime. That lawsuit – and another claiming the company retaliated against a local whistleblower......
From: Orange County Register | By: BY JEFF COLLINS | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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More ABC US news | ABC World NewsDiane Sawyer's former “Good Morning America” co-anchors all shared fond memories of her husband Mike Nichols, who died late Wednesday night. The morning show aired a special tribute video to the award-winning director...
From: The Wrap | By: Ryan O'Connell | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Did Renée Zellweger’s star power have something to do with the speed of her latest real estate deal? Zellweger, whose unrecognizable face was the talk of the Internet, has just...
From: New York Post | By: Jennifer Gould Keil | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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The real estate market is on the rise in Las Vegas
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: U-T Real Estate Insider | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is "flattered" that people seem to think he swindled Nevada out of prime real estate for his Gigafactory , but he's written a post explaining why he thinks the state still comes out on top.Read more......
From: Jalopnik | By: Andrew P Collins | Friday, November 21, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- With a slew of housing data on tap for next week, what should investors expect? According to Hollis Greenlaw, CEO of real estate investment trust United Development Funding, the data should continue to gradually improve.  He...
From: TheStreet | By: Bret Kenwell | Friday, November 21, 2014
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A California attorney at the helm of a law firm accused of defrauding 3,261 homeowners of $13 million through a mortgage modification scheme has been…...
From: ABA Journal | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Global property portal Lamudi is to hold conferences worldwide at the end of November. The focus of the event is to discuss how real estate is changing in the emerging markets. In Ghana, the event will be held at the Holiday Inn on Wednesday November...
From: Modern Ghana | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Owners of residential towers and Downtown office buildings are seeing great benefits from the real estate rebound, but those who own suburban office buildings are still struggling to cope with low prices, according to a Morgan Stanley analysis of commercial...
From: The Real Deal | By: Mark Maurer | Friday, November 21, 2014
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DABO SWINNEY IS ONE BIG BAG OF FLAMIN HOTS RN: Nine wins, 16 losses. That's Dabo Swinney's record as a head coach against teams in the AP Top 25 at the time, and it is the simplest reason why Florida should not hire him. True, some of these losses were...
From: Every Day Should Be Saturday | By: Ryan Nanni | Friday, November 21, 2014
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From the South Florida site: Brokers, developers and other key industry players shared market insight and provided a snapshot of their firm’s business during The Real Deal’s annual forum and showcase, which was hosted in Miami’s Design District...
From: The Real Deal | By: Kerry Barger | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Florida real estate brokers are looking for sales to heat up as the Northeast and Midwest shiver through the cold.
From: CNBC | Friday, November 21, 2014
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by Meaghan O'Connell The holiday season is upon us, and I know what some of you are thinking. “I’d love to buy my wife a house without asking her if she wants it.” “But, Meaghan, I’m a woman, as are the majority of your readers.” Sssh, you...
From: The Billfold | By: Meaghan O'Connell | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Image courtesy CBRE/New England A longtime manufacturing plant a stone's throw from Savin Hill T Station is now on the market after an August sale to an out-of-state company, the Reporter has learned. James Russell Engineering Works Inc., located at...
From: Dorchester Reporter | By: Bill Forry | Friday, November 21, 2014
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The biggest luxury real estate story of the week: education entrepreneur Chris Tuttle has listed his 11-acre Hamptons estate for $140 million, making it the most expensive home for sale in the region, and likely on the East Coast.
From: Forbes | By: Erin Carlyle | Friday, November 21, 2014
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In early 2006, my husband and I decided to purchase our first home in my hometown of Greenfield, Indiana. With 1,300 square feet, a few nice-sized bedrooms, and an open kitchen and living room, our first “starter home” was practically perfect for...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Holly Johnson | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Shareholders of Co-op City have suspended management company Marion Scott Real Estate from operating the 15,000-unit Bronx residential complex. The board of directors of RiverBay announced this week it had taken over day-to-day operations. The directors...
From: The Real Deal | By: Mark Maurer | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Beijing moves to support an economy growing at its slowest rate in five years
From: Time | By: Susie Poppick | Friday, November 21, 2014
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href="https://www.facebook.com/International.Living">Facebook, and Google+! Real Estate Trend Alert members have the opportunity to visit this magnificent region this December 10-13—in an area... International Living Postcards. Learn to live better...
From: International Living Postcards | By: Ronan McMahon | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Kyle Blackmon, one of the city’s elite luxury brokers, has jumped to Urban Compass. Blackmon, who brokered the $88 million sale of Citigroup chairman Sanford Weill’s penthouse at 15 Central Park West in 2012, had spent 12 years at Brown Harris Stevens....
From: The Real Deal | By: The Real Deal Staff | Friday, November 21, 2014
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November 22, 2014 1:11 AMNEARLY a third of the real estate investment trusts (Reits) listed here are exposed to mainland China's property market, which a major credit rating agency has just warned is overpriced and oversupplied....
From: Straits Times | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Could Queens be the next Brooklyn? Some people are betting yes....
From: New York Times | By: MICHELLE HIGGINS | Friday, November 21, 2014
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A federal grand jury in San Francisco has indicted 11 real estate investors on multiple charges of bid-rigging and fraud schemes at foreclosure auctions in Northern California, U.S. Department of Justice officials said Thursday.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: Bay City News Service | Friday, November 21, 2014
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