Hotel News: Virgin Hotels

Hotel News: Virgin Hotels






Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, has announced plans to open and operate a new hotel in Milpitas, California, within a new neighborhood development of top tier residential and retail stores called “The Fields.” The mixed used development broke ground in November 2015 and the hotel is expected […]






UAE to Become Marriott’s Largest MENA Market on Starwood Deal

UAE to Become Marriott’s Largest MENA Market on Starwood Deal






UAE to Become Marriott’s Largest MENA Market on Starwood Deal $MAR Marriott will become the “number one hospitality operator for Expo 2020,” according to MEA president Alex Kyriakidis The UAE will be newly enlarged Marriott International’s (NYSE:MAR) largest MENA market by 2020 following the merger with Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Speaking at a conference in […]






Longer Visas for Dubai Property Investors Will Boost Market

Longer Visas for Dubai Property Investors Will Boost Market






Longer Visas for Dubai Property Investors Will Boost Market Issuing such visas will encourage a retirement market in Dubai Dubai’s real estate market could receive a boost from long-term investors if they are provided with longer-stay visas, experts say. Currently, the regulations for property visas in the UAE are rigorous and investors need to meet […]






Hotel News: New Orleans

Hotel News: New Orleans






The historic Astor Crowne Plaza – New Orleans French Quarter, situated at the corner of world-famous Canal and Bourbon Streets, has undergone a dramatic transformation following a $13 million renovation that combines modern elegance with a touch of old New Orleans. All of the hotel’s 700 rooms underwent a complete facelift, with modernized interiors that […]






US Real Estate: New Construction

US Real Estate: New Construction






New construction starts in August soared 21% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $711.2 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics, following lackluster activity in July. The August rise for total construction starts featured an especially elevated amount for nonresidential building, which was helped by the start of a $3 billion petrochemical plant in […]






US Real Estate Report: Florida

US Real Estate Report: Florida






Florida’s housing market reported more closed sales, higher median prices, more new listings and fewer all-cash closed sales in August, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 25,070 last month, up 8.2 percent from August 2015. “A continued lack of inventory – particularly in the […]






Bahrain’s Investcorp Acquires $223.5-M Office Tower Seattle, Washington

Bahrain’s Investcorp Acquires $223.5-M Office Tower Seattle, Washington






Bahrain’s Investcorp Acquires $223.5-M Office Tower Seattle, Washington The acquisition was carried out by Investcorp’s US-based real estate arm Bahrain’s Investcorp has acquired an office building in Seattle, Washington (USA) for approximately $223.5-M, it announced Sunday. The acquisition was carried out by its US-based real estate arm and falls under Investcorp’s “new initiative of acquiring […]






Ani Villas to Open Fourth Private Resort in Dominican Republic

Ani Villas to Open Fourth Private Resort in Dominican Republic






Ani Villas to Open Fourth Private Resort in Dominican Republic Owning group sets sights on summer 2017 for new Villa and complementary Art Academy Ani Villas, a collection of private resorts that includes two new estates in Thailand and Sri Lanka opened earlier this year, has announced plans to debut its fourth property in the […]






Dubai Cityscape Global Real Estate Exhibition

Dubai Cityscape Global Real Estate Exhibition






Dubai Cityscape Global Real Estate Exhibition His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai,on Tuesday toured the 15th Cityscape Global real estate exhibition which began today at Dubai World Trade Centre and will conclude on September 8. Some 272 exhibitors from more than […]






Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Star Wars Land Prompts $6-B In Development

Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Star Wars Land Prompts $6-B In Development






Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Star Wars Land Prompts $6-B In Development $DIS Four new luxury hotels are planned, a larger Convention Center, plus updated infrastructure is tied to the planned ‘Star Wars’ Land. Anaheim, California real estate developer-friendly and $6-B in recent investment, much of which is derived from Disney’s upcoming Stars Wars Land. The $6-B includes […]






US Real Estate Report: Valuations on the Rise

US Real Estate Report: Valuations on the Rise






CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released a new analysis showing 548,000 U.S. homeowners regained equity in Q2 2016 compared with the previous quarter, increasing the percentage of homes with positive equity to 92.9 percent of all mortgaged properties, or approximately 47.2 million homes. Nationwide, home equity […]






Hotel News: Luxury Hotel Association Pinnacle Summit

Hotel News: Luxury Hotel Association Pinnacle Summit






The ILHA will be hosting their annual Pinnacle Summit 25 – 27 September 2016 at the Gaylord Resort and Conference Center in Washington D.C. John Vanderslice, Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide will be the keynote speaker on Monday, talking about Passion Points: What Matters Most to Today’s Luxury Traveler followed by Joe […]






Dubai Opera, the country’s first opera house and multi-format theatre






At the heart of The Opera District is Dubai Opera, a 2,000-seat, multi-format performing arts venue which is set to captivate visitors when it opens in 2016. The design of Dubai Opera is deeply rooted in Dubai’s maritime history, with the Arabian dhow becoming the inspiration behind the architecture of the building. Dubai Opera will […]






US Real Estate Report: Valuations

US Real Estate Report: Valuations






Quicken Loans, the nation’s second largest retail mortgage lender, today announced appraisals across the country were an average of 1.56 percent lower than what refinancing homeowners expected in August, according the company’s national Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The Quicken Loans Home Value Index (HVI), which measures home value changes exclusively through appraisals, moved higher […]






US Real Estate Report: San Francisco

US Real Estate Report: San Francisco






US Real Estate Report: San Francisco While San Francisco is a common home search among those who don’t live there, many locals are searching elsewhere. – Homes in San Francisco and Austin receive a high number of page views from outsiders, but half of San Francisco and Austin-based views are of homes outside the area. […]






Palm Beach County Named Top Tourism Marketer In Florida

Palm Beach County Named Top Tourism Marketer In Florida






Palm Beach County Named Top Tourism Marketer In Florida In a giant step forward for cultural tourism, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County took home three Flagler Awards, including the top honor, at the 2016 VISIT FLORIDA Governor’s Conference last night at the Hilton Orlando. The Cultural Council nabbed the coveted “Best of Show” […]






Dubai: Palm Jebel Ali is a ‘Long-term’ Project

Dubai: Palm Jebel Ali is a ‘Long-term’ Project






Dubai: Palm Jebel Ali is a ‘Long-term’ Project Dubai developer Nakheel is planning to launch new projects in the emirate soon but some older developments remain on hold for the moment, according to its Chairman. The company, which announced last month that it had repaid all its debts following a massive restructuring program, has posted […]






Dubai’s Annual Property Exhibition ‘Cityscape’ Opens

Dubai’s Annual Property Exhibition ‘Cityscape’ Opens






Dubai’s Annual Property Exhibition ‘Cityscape’ Opens All the news and gossip from the real estate show which runs from 6-8 September at Dubai World Trade Centre 5:30pm With several huge and prominent displays (the Jumeirah Central stand was constantly crowded), Cityscape usually called a barometer of Dubai’s property market, certainly appeared optimistic this year. While […]






Dubai Real Estate May Become as Unaffordable as London

Dubai Real Estate May Become as Unaffordable as London






Dubai Real Estate May Become as Unaffordable as London Residents could be permanently priced out of the market, according to Cluttons Dubai is at risk of becoming as unaffordable for local residents as parts of the UK capital London unless cheaper property is provided, according to Cluttons. Faisal Durrani, the property consultancy’s head of research, […]






Gulf Millionaires to Invest in Dubai Real Estate Over London in 2017

Gulf Millionaires to Invest in Dubai Real Estate Over London in 2017






Gulf Millionaires to Invest in Dubai Real Estate Over London in 2017 Cluttons forecast places Paris and Doha alongside UK capital, Toronto the 3rd choice Dubai’s real estate market is set to overtake the international destinations of London, New York and Singapore as the top choice for GCC wealthiest investors next year, a new report reveals. […]






Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Keeps Dubai Effecient

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Keeps Dubai Effecient






Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Keeps Dubai Effecient Dubai’s ruler has ordered a shake-up of the city state’s management, including the retirement of nine senior officials, a day after he conducted a surprise spot check of government offices and found a significant number of employees absent. Governments around the Gulf are trying to make their […]






US Real Estate: Best and Worst Areas

US Real Estate: Best and Worst Areas






Portland, Ore., Phoenix, Atlanta, Las Vegas and Minneapolis/St. Paul are the best metropolitan areas for homeowners, according to a new Bankrate.com report. Click here for the full list: http://www.bankrate.com/finance/real-estate/best-worst-places-for-homeowners.aspx Portland tops the list thanks to inexpensive homeowners’ insurance, few foreclosures and low energy costs. Strong home-price appreciation over the past five years is a common […]






Peak Hurricane Season Is Here

Peak Hurricane Season Is Here






While the direction and intensity of tropical activity currently brewing near the Bahamas is uncertain, Floridians should take steps now to prepare for this and other possible storms, said the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) Late summer is peak time for hurricanes. Of the top 10 costliest hurricanes to strike Florida, all of them made landfall […]






Qatar Sovereign Wealth Fund Invests in Empire State Building

Qatar Sovereign Wealth Fund Invests in Empire State Building






Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund has bought an almost 10% stake in the company that owns New York’s iconic Empire State Building, the official QNA news agency reported Wednesday. “Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has acquired $622-M in shares in the Empire State Realty Trust,” the news agency said. The investment equates to a 9.9% stake in the […]






Florida Real Estate Report

Florida Real Estate Report






Florida’s housing market reported rising median prices and fewer all-cash closed sales in July, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 24,083 last month, down 8 percent from July 2015, reflecting the state’s current shortfall in inventory. “Florida’s supply of for-sale homes remains tight, which […]






Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show

Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show






Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show The Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show presents a plethora of options to help jumpstart the fall home improvement plans. This Labor Day Weekend, interact with the experts, be inspired, and enjoy entertaining activities for the whole family! The Show takes place September 2-6, 2016 at the Miami Beach […]






US Real Estate: Coldwell Banker Bets on Smart Homes

US Real Estate: Coldwell Banker Bets on Smart Homes






Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC, the original Silicon Valley real estate start-up, today announced that it has signed a supplier agreement with Worthington Group, Ltd., to directly supply the industry’s first Smart Home Staging Kit directly to sellers who list their homes with Coldwell Banker®. The Smart Home Staging Kit, available on Worthington Group’s smart […]






Dubai Real Estate News: Palm Jumeirah Project

Dubai Real Estate News: Palm Jumeirah Project






Dubai Real Estate News: Palm Jumeirah Project One of Dubai’s most exciting construction projects is rapidly taking shape, with progress now visibly making an impact upon the Palm Jumeirah skyline. In a new construction report released today, Omniyat has revealed that its flagship One Palm project, based on the left trunk of Palm Jumeirah has […]






US Real Estate Report: Construction Data

US Real Estate Report: Construction Data






US Real Estate Report At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $586.3 billion, new construction starts in July fell 2% from the previous month, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. A steep drop by electric utilities pulled down the nonbuilding construction sector, which in turn contributed to the slight decline for total construction starts. On […]






NYC, Commercial Real Estate Capital of the World

NYC, Commercial Real Estate Capital of the World






NYC, Commercial Real Estate Capital of the World $JLL New York has knocked off London as the world’s premier city for FDI (foreign investment) in commercial real estate due to fears the vote to leave the EU aka Brexit, will diminish the British capital’s appeal as a global financial center. Data on cross-border property transactions […]






Hotel News: Dubai Rainforest in Hotel

Hotel News: Dubai Rainforest in Hotel






Dubai is already known for building the tallest building in the world, the first underwater house, spectacular beaches and now it’s adding one more incredible structure to it’s repertoire. Architects in Dubai are building the world’s first hotel with its own tropical rainforest. The five-star Rosemont Hotel & Residences will be coming to the desert […]






Dubai Real Estate Report

Dubai Real Estate Report






Dubai Real Estate Report The Dubai civic body has launched a complete electronic platform to ease transactions for under construction projects. Building Department officials at the Dubai Municipality said the electronic system allows building consultants and contractors to finish all procedures online without the need to visit municipality offices. Recent figures showed that there are […]






The Blue Cut Wildfire, Cajon Pass Northeast of Los Angeles Rages

The Blue Cut Wildfire, Cajon Pass Northeast of Los Angeles Rages






The Blue Cut Wildfire, Cajon Pass Northeast of Los Angeles Rages Firefighters were said to be gaining ground Friday against a wildfire burning in a Southern California mountain pass that has forced tens of thousands of residents to flee their homes and destroyed about 100 houses, officials said. The Blue Cut Wildfire, named for a […]






Dubai Real Estate: Dubai Mall and Emaar Malls are Outperforming






Dubai Real Estate: Dubai Mall and Emaar Malls are Outperforming Dubai Mall recorded 80 million visitor arrivals in 2015. Various Emaar malls together received more than 124 million visitors, registering an increase of 9 per cent compared to 2014. ‘The shopping malls business will gain further traction with the launch of a dedicated Retail District […]






The Beach Channel is Making Waves in Miami

The Beach Channel is Making Waves in Miami






The Beach Chanel is Making Waves in Miami The Beach Channel is a privately owned South Florida lifestyle station featuring the hottest places to shop, dine and play throughout Miami, Miami Beach and all of South Florida from the Palm Beaches though the Florida Keys. They are partnered with and operated by Accord Productions, a […]






US Real Estate Report: Negative Equity Data

US Real Estate Report: Negative Equity Data






Homeowners who owe more than their homes are worth are nearly equally dispersed among urban and suburban communities in most metros across the country. – Nationally, 12.1 percent of mortgaged homeowners are underwater, down from 12.7 percent in Q1 and 14.4 percent a year ago. – Cleveland and Detroit have the greatest difference between urban […]






Blue Cut Fire: Acreage, Containment Updates on Wildfire Near Cajon Pass

Blue Cut Fire: Acreage, Containment Updates on Wildfire Near Cajon Pass






Blue Cut Fire: Acreage, Containment Updates on Wildfire Near Cajon Pass A wildfire that started Tuesday in the Cajon Pass in San Bernardino County has forced mass evacuations in the area. The latest estimates from the National Forest Service put the size of the Blue Cut Fire at 25,626 acres, as mapping was refined throughout […]






Dubai, Abu Dhabi Apartment Rents Fall in July

Dubai, Abu Dhabi Apartment Rents Fall in July






Dubai, Abu Dhabi Apartment Rents Fall in July $JJL Declines were recorded for all apartment unit sizes last month, according to Bayut.com Apartment rents in Dubai and Abu declined an average of 2 and 6% respectively in July from 1-H of the year, according to Bayut.com. In its monthly report, the property site said the […]






Dubai’s Real Estate Prices Expected to Rise in “Coming Months”

Dubai’s Real Estate Prices Expected to Rise in “Coming Months”






Dubai’s Real Estate Prices Expected to Rise in “Coming Months” Growth will be driven by the Emirate’s ‘Landmark’ Project, Khalalaf Al Habtoor said  Property prices in Dubai will increase in the “coming months” despite the current stagnation in the market, businessman Khalaf Al Habtoor predicts. Prices will increase due to heightened demand for landmark projects […]






Real Estate Report: The Real Estate Office of the Future






offrs.com, the leader in Smart Data and Marketing for real estate, today announced the launch of their artificial intelligence driven system for real estate brokerages. The official launch event takes place at the historic Ritz Theater in Austin, TX, as part during the annual Keller Williams Mega Camp. This launch party will also unveil, “Raia,” […]






UAE Remains a Hot Investment Destination

UAE Remains a Hot Investment Destination






UAE Remains a Hot Investment Destination The UAE has maintained its position as a top investment destination for citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, with 1,899 new licenses granted to GCC citizens to practice economic activities during 2015, leading to a total of 19,803 licenses by the end of 2015. Commercial licenses made the […]






New York Real Estate Report

New York Real Estate Report






New York Residence (NYR.com), a leading residential and commercial real estate brokerage firm based in New York City, with three international offices, is the only onsite real estate brokerage firm at The Downtown Club (DTC), a five-star luxury condominium. NYR has been the most successful resale broker over the past several years, representing numerous buyers […]






Hotel News: Nobu Hotel Riyadh

Hotel News: Nobu Hotel Riyadh






Hotel News: Nobu Hotel Riyadh Nobu Hotel Riyadh and General Manager Mark Carnazzola are pleased to announce key management appointments in preparation for its much anticipated opening. The hotel, one of a handful scheduled to open around the world, will follow Nobu Hospitality’s first Las Vegas project, a boutique hotel within Caesars Palace Las Vegas. […]






HEFFX Consulting Helps Business Grow

HEFFX Consulting Helps Business Grow






Strategic Planning Our Strategic Planning process, culminating in a one-page plan, will identify your firm’s strategic objectives and set the path for firm growth. We focus on commitment, accountability, talent management and acceleration through the use of technology. All good firms understand the need to conduct a strategic examination of business plans, but many neglect […]






Testing Being Done to Check Safety of Emaar’s New ‘Tallest’ Dubai Tower

Testing Being Done to Check Safety of Emaar’s New ‘Tallest’ Dubai Tower






Testing Being Done to Check Safety of Emaar’s New ‘Tallest’ Dubai Tower When ready, The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour will be 100 metres taller than the Burj Khalifa Dubai developer Emaar Properties has completed advanced wind tunnel tests to check the structural strength and durability of its new upcoming super-tall tower in Dubai, it […]






Hotel News: LEDSource Saves Operators Money

Hotel News: LEDSource Saves Operators Money






Hotel News: LEDSource Saves Operators Money LEDSource.com is saving Hoteliers big money and adding to margins. The Chatwal Hotel is an example of how LEDSource is delivering savings. The Chatwal Hotel completes LED lighting retrofit reducing lighting energy use by 90%. Uses rebates and incentives program to lower costs to $1 per LED lamp. Located […]






US Real Estate Report: Mortgage Rates

US Real Estate Report: Mortgage Rates






US Real Estate Report: Mortgage Rates Mortgage rates continue to crawl back from post-Brexit lows, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate moving up for a third week in a row to 3.63 percent, according to Bankrate.com’s weekly national survey. The 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.23 discount and origination points. The larger […]






Inside The $10,000 A Night Bintan Villa

Inside The $10,000 A Night Bintan Villa






Inside The $10,000 A Night Bintan Villa BINTAN ISLAND, Indonesia – As the ranks of the ultra-wealthy swell across Southeast Asia, heightening expectations for accommodation that costs thousands of U.S. dollars per night, one Indonesian resort has just priced its top suite at US $10,000 per night. “Seems like a lot to pay for one […]






New Measures Address Fire Safety Risks at Dubai’s Tall Towers

New Measures Address Fire Safety Risks at Dubai’s Tall Towers






New Measures Address Fire Safety Risks at Dubai’s Tall Towers The recent fire at the high-rise Sulafa Tower in Dubai Marina brought back focus to the fire safety issue  Wednesday, 20 July, the Sulafa Tower in the Dubai Marina, a 78-story high-rise residential building, suffered extensive fire damage as a result of the spread of […]






Hotel News: Marriott International,Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) Reports Strong Results

Hotel News: Marriott International,Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) Reports Strong Results






Second quarter reported diluted EPS totaled $0.96, a 10 percent increase over prior year results. Excluding transition and transaction costs related to the Starwood acquisition, second quarter adjusted diluted EPS totaled $1.03, an 18 percent increase over prior year results;   North American comparable systemwide constant dollar RevPAR rose 3.2 percent in the second quarter.  […]






US Real Estate Report

US Real Estate Report






Ten-X, the nation’s leading online real estate transaction marketplace, has released its latest Ten-X Residential Real Estate Nowcast which projects existing home sales to remain fairly steady in July. According to the Ten-X Residential Real Estate Nowcast, July existing home sales will fall between seasonally adjusted annual rates of 5.41 and 5.77 million, with a […]






What is America’s Favorite Beach?

What is America’s Favorite Beach?






What is America’s favorite beach? While there are many opinion-based responses to this question, Stacey Sao, the master researcher behind recreational information hub Tipspoke, decided to get an unbiased, fact-based answer. Following a uniquely rigorous 3-step process (details below) with Google Consumer Surveys, Tipspoke uncovered the results for the favorite beaches in the US to […]






Palm Beach Real Estate News

Palm Beach Real Estate News






Palm Beach Real Estate News Ten-X, the nation’s leading online real estate marketplace, today released its Top Single-Family Housing Markets Report for Summer 2016, which ranks the nation’s 50 largest housing markets according to current and forecasted housing fundamentals.  Palm Beach County, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Seattle made up the top five markets, each […]






Update 3: Sand WildFire Threatens Thousands of Homes

Update 3: Sand WildFire Threatens Thousands of Homes






Update 3: Sand WildFire Threatens Thousands of Homes: ‘These are Not Normal Times,’ Warn Authorities As the Sand Fire ravages 33,000 acres and displaces 22,000 people, authorities are begging residents to heed evacuation orders. A California Sand Wildfire has destroyed more than 18 homes, left 1 man dead and is forcing thousands of residents to evacuate as […]






US Real Estate Report: Home Prices Up 1.1 Percent for the Month; Up 5.4 Percent Year-Over-Year

US Real Estate Report: Home Prices Up 1.1 Percent for the Month; Up 5.4 Percent Year-Over-Year






US Real Estate Report: Home Prices Up 1.1 Percent for the Month; Up 5.4 Percent Year-Over-Year At $263K, the U.S. HPI is up 31.7 percent from the market’s bottom and is just 1.8 percent off the June 2006 peak – Idaho led movement among the states, seeing 1.9 percent growth for the month, followed by […]






Dubai Real Estate Investment + 7.5% in 1-H

Dubai Real Estate Investment + 7.5% in 1-H






Dubai Real Estate Investment + 7.5% in 1-H Emirati and Indian investors led the real estate investment market, according to DLD  Total real estate investment in Dubai increased 7.555 Y-Y to Dhs 57-B ($15.5-B) in 1-H of Y 2016, according to the emirate’s land department. Investment in the emirate’s property market totalled Dhs 53-B ($1.44-B) […]






American’s are Almost as Wealthy as Ever, it is Scary

American’s are Almost as Wealthy as Ever, it is Scary






American’s are Almost as Wealthy as Ever, it is Scary Americans are about as wealthy as they have ever been and that is worrying monetary officials.  They are concerned that the growing wealth could prove unsustainable because it has outstripped the growth of the economy since the Great Recession’s storied end in Y 2009. A […]






Singapore Real Estate Report

Singapore Real Estate Report






Private residential property price in Singapore fell 0.4 percent in the second quarter, compared with the 0.7 percent decline in the previous quarter, according to the flash estimates released by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on Friday. Prices of landed properties declined by 1.5 percent, compared to the 1.1 percent decline in the previous quarter. […]






David Copperfield Buys Home in Las Vegas for Record Price

David Copperfield Buys Home in Las Vegas for Record Price






David Copperfield Buys Home in Las Vegas for Record Price Local Las Vegas news sources reported that David Copperfield just closed on a luxury home in the Las Vegas Valley for the stunning price of $17.55-M the highest price ever paid for a Las Vegas residence on record. The 4-story home hadn’t been publicly listed. […]






POKEMON GO MAY CAUSE REAL ESTATE INVESTORS TO LOSE EVERYTHING

POKEMON GO MAY CAUSE REAL ESTATE INVESTORS TO LOSE EVERYTHING






POKEMON GO MAY CAUSE REAL ESTATE INVESTORS TO LOSE EVERYTHING $NTDOY ONE OF THE NEWEST AND FAR-REACHING POP CULTURE TRENDS TODAY IS POKEMON GO AND THE FERVENT FOLLOWING IT HAS INSPIRED. WHILE MOST PEOPLE CONSIDER IT A HARMLESS INDULGENCE OF NOSTALGIA, RECENT EVENTS HAVE SHOWN THAT POKEMON GO REAL ESTATE TROUBLES ARE A VERY REAL […]






ITALKRAFT Expands to Hospitality Sector

ITALKRAFT Expands to Hospitality Sector






ITALKRAFT, the full-service Italian kitchen, bathroom, closet design, and installation company, that has already conquered the world of luxury real estate development and penetrated major metropolitan markets, including Washington D.C. and New York, is announcing its plans for expansion in the South Florida hospitality industry. Following the news of the expansion comes a revamped showroom […]






Sir Richard Branson’s Son Bunyola Estate

Sir Richard Branson’s Son Bunyola Estate






Sir Richard Branson’s Son Bunyola Estate Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson’s privately owned collection of award-winning luxury hotels and retreats is excited to share the first stunning images of the newly opened villas Sa Punta De S’Aguila and Sa Terra Rotja, situated on the Son Bunyola Estate. At the heart of the Son Bunyola […]






Miami Home Show

Miami Home Show






Miami Home Show – The Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show returns Labor Day Weekend (September 2-6, 2016) to the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139. Visitors will find thousands of choices including the latest trends in landscaping, design, furniture, fine art, decor, home security, hurricane protection, and more. […]






Real Estate News: Hawaii






“With over $100,000,000 in sales this year, Kukio Properties is having the highest sales since 2007,” stated Jim Schneider, Kukio Properties’ Principal Broker. Representing the Buyer on 17 of 19 transactions and the Seller on 17 of 19 transactions, Kukio Properties sold a total of eight homes ranging in price from $4,000,000 – $9,500,000. Five […]






The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach






The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach opened its doors to a new wave of global travelers on the majestic island of Oahu in world-renowned Waikiki. The much-anticipated residential resort marked its official opening with a Hawaiian blessing and ceremony that was attended by community leaders and dignitaries. “Our journey on this monumental and exciting project started […]






US Real Estate News: Owning Vs Renting

US Real Estate News: Owning Vs Renting






To help Americans better understand if renting or owning a home is a more affordable option, personal finance website GOBankingRates.com has released a guide detailing how monthly rent compares to monthly mortgage payments across the U.S. To see the price breakdown for your state, visit: https://www.gobankingrates.com/mortgage-rates/cost-renting-vs-owning-home-state/ The investigation found that it’s cheaper to own a […]






Hotel News: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island

Hotel News: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island






Hotel News: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island Desroches Island Developments Limited and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, today announced that Four Seasons will manage the only resort offering on the remote tropical island of Desroches in the Seychelles. After undergoing extensive renovations, the existing property will re-open […]






Hyatt Centric Waikīkī Beach

Hyatt Centric Waikīkī Beach






CoastWood Capital Group, Chartres Lodging Group and KKR today announced plans to open Hyatt Centric Waikīkī Beach in the former Waikīkī Trade Center. The new hotel is slated to open this winter and will offer modern accommodations including 230 upscale, oversized rooms and suites with state-of-the-art amenities, spa-like bathrooms, and signature services. “We’re pleased to […]






Dubai real Estate News

Dubai real Estate News






Following DAMAC Properties’ successful launch of AKOYA Imagine, the cluster of colourful villas aimed at millennials, the leading luxury real estate developer is now providing the opportunity for investors to purchase land plots in the same community, offering the flexibility for investment purposes or to design and build according to owners’ preferences. Plots will be […]






Miami Beach Vs AirBnB

Miami Beach Vs AirBnB






In a city with a local population of only 90k, but millions of annual visitors, there becomes an obvious issue regarding short-term lodging in Miami Beach.  Despite several thousand new hotel rooms added in the past years, the available vacation rental accommodations are severally limited by current city-wide regulations against leasing properties for periods less […]






Hotel Real Estate Four Seasons Tokyo

Hotel Real Estate Four Seasons Tokyo






Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, and Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., Japan’s preeminent real estate development company, today announced plans for an all-new luxury hotel in the heart of Tokyo’s bustling Otemachi business district. Part of a mixed-use development, the Hotel is set to open in the spring of 2020 […]






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