Deloitte Names Sheila Smith Head of Corporate Restructuring Americas



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



“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



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



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



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



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.

Allsop Releases UK Residential Auction Review 2012



Last week leading independent property consultancy, Allsop Residential, released their 2012 review showing emerging market paterns derived from their sales. The video and PDF reports reflect a very high demand for properties at auction, the report says.

ThreeSixty Sold over 100 New Homes in 2012, More Exclusive Homes Available



ThreeSixty generated spectacular sales last year, with over 100 brand new homes sold at South Bay. With resort-style recreation facilities, and gated privacy, the dream homes sold from as low as $400,000. An award-winning community, with a great South Bay location, not far from Manhattan Beach Pier, Hermosa Beach and Marina Del Rey, ThreeSixty features […]

[Infographic] Gain Competitive Edge with Your Website



Since we began RealtyBizNews one recurrent thematic, or perhaps we should say “problem”, has veritably haunted us – the relative mediocrity of real estate sites and digital engagement. Perhaps no other industry, at least no other major one, has shown more utter disregard for the potential of online branding – let along sales and conversion. This is tough love, but truth in fact.

Canadian REIT NorthWest Announces Over-allotment Buyout



The NorthWest International Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (TSXV: MOB.UN 2.24) has announced exercising their option to purchase over-allotted shares of their equity offering. The purchase at $2 per price of the 850,900 units remaining puts the purchase at $1.7 million.