Related Cos. CEO Jeff Blau sells Miami Beach condo

first_imgEmail Address* Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink TagsMiami Beachone oceanRelated Companiesrelated groupSouth Beachsouth of fifth Full Name* Share via Shortlink Jeff Blau and One Ocean (Getty)Related Companies CEO Jeff Blau sold his Miami Beach condo for $5 million.Blau’s One Ocean LLC sold unit 601 at One Ocean to One Ocean 601 LLC, both Delaware entities. Blau acquired the 3,342-square-foot South Beach condo in 2016 for $4.5 million, property records show. Blau did not respond to a request for comment.The buyer of Blau’s unit listed a Chicago address that matches @properties office in the city’s River West neighborhood.Dora Puig of Luxe Living Realty represented the buyer and seller in the deal, which was listed and closed on Dec. 23, according to Redfin. Puig could not immediately be reached for comment.The Related Group, the Miami-based development firm owned by Jorge Pérez, completed One Ocean, a 46-unit condo at 1 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach’s South-of-Fifth neighborhood, in 2016. Related Companies founder and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has a minority stake in the Related Group.Pérez put his unit 706 at One Ocean on the market for $20 million in 2016, but later slashed the price. It was asking nearly $11 million, until the listing was removed in May, according to Zillow.In South Florida, Related Companies has projects in Palm Beach County, including the redevelopment of Rosemary Square in West Palm Beach. The firm is expected to pay $282 million for the Phillips Point office towers in West Palm.Contact Katherine Kallergislast_img read more

Belvoir continues selling its HQ-owned branches to franchisees

first_imgFranchise agency network Belvoir has sold the latest of its HQ-owned offices following the announcement last year that it would try and dispose of “most of [our] remaining corporate-owned offices to enable the group to further focus its resources on its franchise business”.The first to be sold this year is its Burton upon Trent office in East Staffordshire, which has been snapped up by a neighbouring franchisee with existing branches in Hinkley and Tamworth. Previous ‘corporate’ offices sold last year include Basingstoke (sales) in Berkshire, Lichfield in the West Midlands, London Central and Tadley in Hampshire.The corporate offices already sold or targeted for sale are the remaining branches of the business originally set up by founders Mike and Stephanie Goddard during the 1990s as a traditional letting agency, before the company began offering franchises.The company now has over 301 branches including 86 from the recent acquisition of competing franchisee agent Northwood.The rest of the network’s outlets including 170 via Belvoir franchisees and 14 from Goodchilds and 31 from Newton Fallowell.Belvoir says it plans to sell three of the remaining Belvoir corporate offices but retain two – both in its home town of Grantham – for system development purposes. It says a further corporate sale is imminent, and will be announced next month. But the next to be sold, and which is already under offer, includes its Devizes corporate office, with Spalding and Whitehaven/Cockermouth to follow.“We are delighted that we are making progress on both our strategy to support franchisee-led acquisitions and to divest the Group of its corporately owned offices,” says Mike Goddard (pictured, left).“Our franchisees have fantastic local knowledge and the drive and determination to succeed, and we are pleased to be transferring ownership of the Belvoir Burton office to one of our ambitious franchisees.“We are passionate about franchising and are constantly looking for ways to progress the business and continue to grow our franchised network.”Belvoir Burton upon Trent franchisees March 7, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Belvoir continues selling its HQ-owned branches to franchisees previous nextAgencies & PeopleBelvoir continues selling its HQ-owned branches to franchiseesFirst to go is the Burton on Trent office, more to follow next month.Nigel Lewis7th March 20170913 Viewslast_img read more

Shelter piles pressure on Rightmove to remove ‘No DSS’ adverts

first_imgShelter has launched a social media campaign to persuade Rightmove to join Zoopla and commit to banning ‘No DSS’ adverts within its listings.Launched on Twitter yesterday (see below), the campaign targets Rightmove and asks the portal to ‘end discrimination’.The housing charity has been leading a vocal name-and-shaming campaign against letting agents and landlords who refuse to consider potential tenants who in receipt of housing or other benefits, as well as putting pressure on the major portals not to carry the rental ads.Polly Neate, chief executive of Shelter (left), told The Negotiator: “Rightmove is continuing to allow DSS discrimination on its site despite a wave of changes sweeping the lettings industry.“Barring people from renting a home simply because they get a housing benefit top-up is prejudice plain and simple, and likely to be unlawful in many cases too. Rightmove are helping fuel misery for hundreds of thousands all over the country and adding to the number of people who cannot find a home.“A host of household names including Zoopla, Co-op, NatWest and Nationwide have removed this discrimination from their policies and platforms, yet a couple of clicks on Rightmove’s website reveal pages of “No DSS’ adverts.“The government has now joined our call for change, which is why we want Rightmove to take urgent action in response to mounting political and public pressure. The role of property portals in ending this discrimination cannot be underestimated.”Zoopla banLast month Zoopla committed to ban adverts that use phrases such as ‘No DSS’ or ‘No Universal Credit’ in their property details by the end of this month. At the same time the government has led a campaign to ‘stamp out’ this kind of online and offline advertising.Unlike Zoopla, Rightmove has so far only called on the government to give greater guidance, blamed lenders for banning landlords from letting properties to benefit recipients, and issued guidance to its member letting agents.But many within the property industry believe that initiatives such as Shelter’s will drive the problem underground and that both landlords and letting agents will instead use more subtle techniques to weed out benefit claimants.Lawyer Joanne Young of Ashfords LLP recently wrote in a piece for The Negotiator, saying that: “Many private landlords in England are small-scale, their lettings portfolio may only comprise one or two properties.“Letting is not their ‘business’ and they do not have the time, resources, or frankly the inclination to spend time chasing tenants (or the benefits agencies) about unpaid rent.”NO DSS Rightmove Shelter Zoopla April 11, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Shelter piles pressure on Rightmove to remove ‘No DSS’ adverts previous nextRegulation & LawShelter piles pressure on Rightmove to remove ‘No DSS’ advertsHousing charity has launched a new campaign on Twitter to persuade Rightmove to change its stance on benefits discrimination within private rental market.Nigel Lewis11th April 201901,092 Viewslast_img read more

Korea Institute offers undergraduates Korean study opportunities

first_imgThe Korea Institute at Harvard University promotes the study of Korea and brings together faculty, students, distinguished scholars, and visitors to create a leading Korean Studies community at Harvard.Harvard is one of the world’s leading centers for the study of Korea, and through the Korea Institute, Harvard offers exceptional resources for undergraduate students to study Korea. On campus, students take courses on Korea and choose from a wide array of Korea-related activities through student groups, seminars, and programs. Students may also participate in study and work abroad opportunities through programs such as the Harvard Summer School-Korea and Korea Institute Internship Program, as well as study abroad opportunities at Korean universities.This year Harvard College students will:Undertake study abroad programs in KoreaHold internships in Seoul, South KoreaConduct senior thesis research in KoreaLearn KoreanAttend student conferencesDevelop independent study programs and pursue related activities in KoreaFor more information on the Korea Institute and a full list of this year’s Korea program awardees and participants, visit the Korea Institute Web site at read more

Pixel 5 Gap Issue ‘Normal Part of Design’, Does Not Affect Water and Dust Resistance: Google

first_imgGoogle has responded to the ‘gap’ issue on some Pixel 5 units. Few early users reported that their Pixel 5 units have a small gap between the display and the frame. The users took to the Internet to complain that this gap is prone to collecting dust and may affect the phone’s rated capabilities to water and dust resistance. Google has responded to these user complaints by claiming that this gap is a ‘normal part of the design’ and that it has no effect on the water and dust resistance or functionality of the phone.The tech giant responded to complaints on its support page, saying that this isn’t a defect, but ‘a normal part of the design of the Pixel 5.’ The company said that the gap between the display and the body will not affect the phone’s water and dust resistance or functionality. In any event, Google said that it will work with affected individuals to address any concerns they may have.- Advertisement – Earlier last month, Pixel 5 users took to Google’s Pixel Phone Community forums to share photos of a small yet visible gap appearing between the display and frame. Troubled users claimed that the gap could let in dust particles and could hamper the IP68-rated water and dust resistance of the phone. Affected users also opted for a replacement, though that does not resolve the issue as the same is visible on their new replaced unit as well. Now, Google said that this isn’t a defect. There is no clarity, however, on how Google plans to relieve buyers of their ‘gap’ concerns.After Google’s unhelpful response, users have swarmed in to ask for better clarity. Some users are asking Google to offer a refund guarantee if any issue should arise in the future. Few users are even looking to opt for a immediate refund after the response.Is Android One holding back Nokia smartphones in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Monday, April 29

first_imgBe consistent when correcting the pastIt wasn’t long ago when statues commemorating former Confederate soldiers were torn down because of the of their past actions and who they offended. Now they’re tearing down Kate Smith’s statue because she sang two songs that spoke of slaves and “darkies.”Yes, those terms are offensive to many. Now explain to me why Mount Rushmore is still standing.  Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionTrump fans should rethink their supportI want to thank Dave Edwards for bringing a bit of mirth into my life with his April 22 letter:  “Trump stands up for American people.”I agree that Hillary Clinton was an imperfect candidate in 2016. A better candidate would have won the election in spite of the documented interference by the Russians.However, to claim that Mrs. Clinton is corrupt and greedy, especially when compared to Donald Trump, is quite bizarre.  Donald Trump is the most dishonest and corrupt president in my lifetime. He makes policy decisions based on what is good for him, instead of what is in the best interest of the country.He has encouraged violence against members of the news media. He has encouraged local and federal law enforcement personnel to violate the law. It honors both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Both were slave owners. Are you saying it’s OK to own slaves as long as you don’t sing about them? Anything with their picture on it should be abolished.I’m sure a new Mount Rushmore could be created easier than the original.It could have the busts of Frederick Douglas, Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall and Martin Luther King. I’m sure others would want Barack Obama included.As long as you’re correcting past injustices, please be consistent. A clean sweep of everyone and everything.Pete PidgeonScotia He has encouraged people who work for him to not cooperate with law enforcement. He lies about things big and small on a daily basis. He has tarnished the presidency.I would suggest that people stop watching the propaganda spewed by Fox News. Use the time to actually read the Constitution of the United States, the Mueller report and the Federalist Papers.After that, ask yourself if you still believe that Donald Trump has fulfilled his oath to “faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”Victor RobertsBurnt Hills Agree with writer on faith, sex abusesI would like to say one word in regard to Jerry Bubniak’s April 22 letter, in which he maintains his faith while condemning the Catholic Church for enabling child sex abuse: Amen.Sandra SarnowskiScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Cuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

Eviction order for Burma monk Shwe Nya War Sayardaw

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! FaithLifestyle Eviction order for Burma monk Shwe Nya War Sayardaw by: – December 15, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img Share 27 Views   no discussions Shwe Nya War Sayardaw is an abbot at Rangoon’s Sadhu monasteryA senior Burmese monk has been ordered to leave his monastery in Rangoon because of a speech he gave at a pro-democracy event.Shwe Nya War Sayardaw, a well-known critic of the government, addressed the National League for Democracy at a recent event in Mandalay.He was among several figures who met US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she visited Burma in December. The Burmese government has recently implemented a series of reforms. But it still continues to hold hundreds of political prisoners and the country is still plagued by ethnic conflicts.The actual order to leave came from the monks’ governing body, but this is backed by the Burmese authorities. ‘Refusing to obey’Shwe Nya War Sayardaw, who is an abbot at Rangoon’s Sadhu monastery, received a letter from the monks’ governing body informing him that he was being disciplined for delivering a speech to pro-democracy leader Aung Sun Suu Kyi’s political party, the National League for Democracy (NLD).The letter states that he must move away from the Sadhu monastery and that he cannot teach in monasteries without permission from the governing body – the Sangha.Although he has been ordered to leave the Sadhu monastery, he can live in other monasteries.However, according to one local journalist, he is refusing to obey the order and says that he will stay at the monastery until forced out. He is well-known for his outspoken views and for using Buddhist stories to draw unflattering parallels between the government and past administrations, correspondents say.Ms Suu Kyi’s NLD recently re-registered as a political party, and she is expected to stand for parliament in forthcoming by-elections.Recent reforms by the government included freeing Ms Suu Kyi from detention and allowed to her take up a role in public life, prompting speculation that decades of isolation could be about to end. The army handed power to a civilian government last year, but the military’s primacy is entrenched in the country’s constitution.The US maintains tight sanctions on senior leaders in Burma, which was ruled by a brutal military junta from 1962 until 2010.Chinese meetingMeanwhile on Thursday China said its ambassador to Burma held talks with Aung San Suu Kyi in what is thought to be the first formal meeting between the most important supporter of the military-backed government and its most prominent critic. A spokesman for China’s foreign ministry, Liu Weimin, said the meeting had been arranged at the request of Aung San Suu Kyi but he did not say when it took place. The spokesman said the ambassador met her because China was willing to speak to all sectors of Burmese society. Aung Sun Suu Kyi’s NLD won a landslide election victory in 1990, but the junta refused to recognise the result and the party was never allowed to take power.Ms Suu Kyi spent much of the next 20 years in detention. BBC Newslast_img read more

Prime Minister Skerrit justifies the need for VAT

first_imgLocalNews Prime Minister Skerrit justifies the need for VAT by: – July 10, 2012 40 Views   3 comments Share Share Tweetcenter_img Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Roosevelt SkerritPrime Minister and Minister for Finance, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit has underscored the importance of Dominica’s 15 percent Value Added Tax as a crucial revenue-earner for the Government.Days before the presentation of the 2012-2013 National Budget, the Prime Minister is not encouraged by suggestions from opposition circles on how the Government should manage the country’s economy.The Prime Minister says suggestion by the Opposition for the removal of the Value Added Tax is not sound advice at this time.“I hear today of people who say they love Dominica talking about all sort of nonsense about what the Government should do or should not do in this upcoming budget. People talk about removing VAT altogether but with no alternative suggestions.”“You remove VAT then what do you replace VAT with? How is Government going to pay public officers and to help maintain goods and services?” the Prime Minister questioned.Prime Minister Skerrit says his Government’s decision to introduce the Value Added Tax or VAT several years ago was a necessary one.He says further that due to the global financial crisis, several countries around the world have had to increase taxes including the VAT.“What we have seen in other countries is that not only have they maintained the VAT legislation, they have increased the VAT. In the United Kingdom for example the VAT there is 20%, in Barbados it was increased to 17.5%”.The VAT was officially introduced in Dominica in March of 2006 and since then has been be a significant revenue-earner for the Government.The VAT replaced the consumption tax of twenty percent (20%) on most goods, the sales tax of seven point five percent (7.5%) on all goods, the hotel occupancy tax of five percent (5%) and the entertainment tax.The VAT was imposed at a general rate of fifteen percent (15%). A reduced rate of ten percent (10%) was also applied to hotel accommodation.Government Information Service Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Local Ties

first_imgLisa Barnett, English and drama instructor from Batesville Community Schools, recently lost her father, Ronald McCloud, at the age of 90. Mr. McCloud lived in Hanover, Indiana, when he passed away. He was born in Putnam County, Indiana, and he was raised in the Bedford Community. He graduated from Mooresville High School in 1940. He attended Earlham College in Richmond where he ran cross country for the Quakers and was later inducted into the Track Hall of Fame. It is interesting to me that his son-in-law, Thomas Barnett, is now the head boys’ cross country coach at Batesville High School after spending more than 20 years as coach of the Middle School runners. Mr. McCloud’s grandson, Trent, is a current runner on the Batesville Varsity Boys’ Team. Ronald McCloud was a decorated soldier in World War II. During his lifetime, he spent more than 40 years with the Social Security Administration and was manager of the Madison Office. We want to extend our sympathy to his family!last_img read more

Final Report Of Fatal Greensburg Plane Crash Released

first_imgDon and Barb Horan (Image: On Eagle’s Wings 5K)The National Transportation Safety Board released its final report in the fatal airplane accident that claimed the lives of four Greensburg residents.Don Horan, 46, was the pilot of the single engine Piper PA 46-350 plane that crashed while he attempted to land at the Greensburg Municipal Airport in December 2012.Horan was with his wife Barb, as well as another couple Steve and Denise Butz, on a return flight from Destin, Florida.The report stated that the pilot appeared to try and abort the landing, however, lost control to spatial disorientation. FAA officials caution, “pilots are particularly vulnerable to spatial disorientation during periods of low visibility due conflicts between what they see and what their supporting senses, such as inner ear and muscle sense, communicate.”Steve and Denise Butz (Image: On Eagle’s Wings 5K)Witnesses said the weather was foggy on the evening of the accident. The last few seconds of recorded data indicated that the airplane entered into a descending left turn, transportation officials said.The four residents were members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg. Church and community members banded together after the tragedy and even launched the first annual On Eagle’s Wings 5K in their memory in August 2013.last_img read more