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  • Americans' passion for both cooking and cuisine has reshaped residential real estate. The hottest downtown developments are built around vibrant green markets, top-rated restaurants and celebrity chefs.

  • Changing interest rates will have a limited impact on real estate valuations in the future, predicts Property Management Insider. Bloomberg Businessweek looks into what made Blackstone’s purchase of Hilton Hotels the best leveraged buyout in history. Nicholas Schorsch launches a crowdfunding site, reports

  • A former ambassador's Nantucket mansion pays tribute to her roots.

  • The once-sleepy 17th-century farming community of Dutch Kills in Queens continues to benefit from a 2008 zoning change allowing more residential construction.

  • On just over 3½ acres, the property is one of the largest in Bel Air.

  • In moving to Norfolk, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge may add some glamour to a sleepy county in the English countryside.

  • Instead of selling mortgages on the secondary market, large lenders are keeping them on their books and reaping the profits themselves. That may lead to better terms for borrowers.

  • The three members of a real estate partnership that sells its private placements through independent broker-dealers are in the midst of a bitter legal dispute. Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc., the parent company of Dave and Buster's, Inc., has filed for an IPO. RadioShack Corp., the struggling electronics retailer, said it’s working with creditors and other parties to get more capital and avoid bankruptcy.

  • Retail CMBS loan delinquencies have fallen to their lowest level since 2009, but experts worry that store closings, along with e-commerce, could negatively impact loan performance in the future, especially when borrowers try to refinance.

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  • Turns out in retail real estate, you get what you pay for.

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  • Investor spending on U.S. industrial properties rose more than 50 percent since mid-year 2012, with buying competition so frenzied many of the new purchases this year have been in secondary markets.

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    While many industry experts believe online shopping is a negative for retail real estate owners, they often overlook another important consequence of e-retailing—increased demand for warehouse and distribution space.

  • Real estate legend Arthur G. Cohen, who died in August at the age of 84, could become the new owner of the Dream Hotel in Chelsea. Vornado chief executive Steven Roth said the site of the now-closed Rizzoli Bookstore at 31 West 57th Street, just south of Central Park, is going to be “a seven-star hotel.” Dollar General Corp. has taken its $9.1 billion offer for Family Dollar directly to shareholders in a hostile bid.

  • A record surge in fundraising for real-estate investment trust IPOs is providing a boost to the Continent's recovering commercial-property market.

  • A Senate hearing on bank regulation indicates big banks have few friends on Capitol Hill.

  • Cynthia M. Fraser, Esq.

    The question arises all too often: Is the recent sale price of a property the best evidence of the property’s taxable value?

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  • Eight charts from an exclusive survey conducted jointly by NREI and the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC) show a bullish outlook for the seniors housing sector.

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  • Growing demand, occupancies stoke investor demand for seniors housing properties.

    The stars appear to be lining up in favor of a bull run in the seniors housing sector. Exclusive results from a study conducted jointly by NREI and the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC) shows that respondents are optimistic on their outlook for the sector.

  • IndCor Properties Inc., the warehouse landlord owned by Blackstone Group LP (BX), filed for a U.S. initial public offering. Life Time Fitness, Inc. is on the verge of unlocking significant shareholder value and could rise more than 30 percent by undertaking a REIT spinoff says activist hedge fund manager Richard McGuire of Marcato Capital Management. Marriott International Inc. said Monday that it could add 1,300 new hotels and 200,000 new rooms by 2017.

  • Tomorrowland is fast approaching. Here, we look at some of the world's most radically imaginative green buildings either under construction or still on the drawing board. 

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  • The head of consumer-product marketing at Google Inc. and a former general counsel for a travel website are seeking to transform the mortgage-finance industry. Twitter announced on Monday that it would begin publicly testing a ‘buy’ button that can be embedded in posts to allow users to buy a product with a couple of clicks. The firm in charge of leasing up America's tallest building is taking some space there for itself.

  • Shipping containers are sustainable as well as moneymakers for commercial building developers.

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  • “LEED vs. Energy Star?” These days, it’s not unusual to find this question used as the title of a presentation at green building conferences or in blogs and Webinars sponsored by the latest generation of green building experts. But it is an unfortunate indicator of the quality of the discourse on sustainability that this question has ever been asked at all, not to mention that it persists.

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  • If you're looking for cheaper housing, groceries and utilities, this list is a good place to start.

  • Honey Maid makes divorce and remarriage focus of a new commercial.

  • Web portal should use a John Malone-style tax maneuver to finance its huge tax bill.

  • A home's affordability varies considerably depending largely on where the buyer lives.

  • Two have already moved into the initial stages of construction.

  • What if your bond mutual fund helped vaccinate kids around the world or financed a solar-energy farm?

  • New York real-estate investor Joseph Chetrit has agreed to pay more than $190 million to acquire the Hotel Carter, a 600-room former flophouse in Manhattan's Times Square, according to people familiar with the matter.

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