About Mihaela Lica Butler

Mihaela Lica Butler is senior partner at Pamil Visions PR and Editor at Everything PR. She is a widely cited authority on public relations issues (BBC News, Force for Good, Reuters, Al Jazeera and others), with an experience of over 10 years in online PR. Aside RealtyBizNews, Mihaela writes occasionally for SitePoint, Search Engine Journal, and other online publications.

Essential Tips to Help You Find a Roommate Using Social Media



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Social media can be used for virtually any purpose, from simple interactions with friends and family, to learning, seeking advice, planning a holiday, losing weight, and so much more. An infographic by Homes.com and ForRent.com, shows just How to Use Social Media to Find a College Roommate. Social media can help you a suitable roommate, provided that […]

Ivanhoé Cambridge & Partners Acquire 73 Silicon Valley Buildings



William R.C. Tresham

Last week Ivanhoé Cambridge announced the acquisition of a total of 73 office buildings in Silicon Valley. In partnership with affiliates of TPG and DivcoWest, IC further expands their US portfolio of properties. The deal allows these partners access to some 6.4 million square feet of long terms lease property in and around San Jose. Ivanhoé Cambridge’s President, […]

The Good News: US Real Estate Has Bounced Back [infographic]



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All we ever seem to hear is bad news about the US real estate market. Well, ActiveRain just did a survey of almost 2500 real estate pros, and the infographic below tells their story where the economic recovery is concerned. All in all, a rebounding market seems to be the good news for today.

BCO Madrid 2013 Coming in May



Madrid Conference

Coming up in May, the 2013 BCO Annual Conference in Madrid offers a varied plenary and seminar program featuring world class industry professionals discussing special issues facing Spain and Europe in the coming months.

Deloitte Names Sheila Smith Head of Corporate Restructuring Americas



Sheila T. Smith

Yesterday Deloitte named Sheila T. Smith as the restructuring services leader for the Americas region. Smith, currently the co-leader of Deloitte FAS Corporate Restructuring Group in the U.S., now has expanded responsibilities, according to their press.

The Home of the Future – It’s Now



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“Building Green”, this has been the building battle cry in trends for some time now. Since 2009 there has been an average annual increase in so called “green building” of over 30%. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) home benefits the owner by fairly substantial tax deductions, and the obvious long term benefits include reduced heating expenditures and the resultant collective gain of communities, the nation, and the world.

Mountain Real Estate Capital & Oakwood Homes Pen Partnership



The Oakwood Homes Team

Charlotte’s Mountain Real Estate Capital (MREC) and Oakwood Homes of Colorado have penned a $100 million dollar deal to fund the further growth of MREC.

Prague Finally Gets New 5 Star Hotel



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According to news from Loyd’s Property Investments group member Company Akroterion, preparations are underway for a new 5 star hotel at the city center of Prague. A long awaited city center luxury redo, the property will add great value to an already priceless city.

Latvia Real Estate Growth Slows To a Crawl



Riga Latvia

A recent report on Latvia real estate reveals a slight upward momentum for a market characterized by double digit growth since 2010. If further evidence of Europe’s stagnation is needed, Latvia property markets tell the tale sufficiently. The average price of a Riga apartment climbed only about 2 percent to just under €990 euro per square meter according to the Ober Haus Poland and Baltic price index.

Apartments.com Does Their Bit for America’s Homeless



Homeless donations from Apartments.com

Apartments.com just presented their latest contributions to ease the pain of the homeless in America. According to the news, People Serving People in Minneapolis, Vogel Alcove in Dallas, and The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless all benefited from Apartments’ second annual initiative.