Facebook planning Willow Village community close to Menlo Park HQ

Facebook Inc. is getting into real estate development, financing a 59-acre planned community close to its Menlo Park, California headquarters that will be home to 1,729 apartments, a hotel with 193 rooms, plus retail outlets and a quarter-mile elevated park. The social media giant said 320 of the apartments it will build will be more

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What Can We Learn from Unsustainable Development in Paradise?

Where real estate developments are concerned, there’s no more clear example than island environments. Here’s a brief take on sustainability and the problems we all face from the perspective of island environments – those microcosms of human development that reveal the acute situation.

Loffs Bay Estates Launches Website & Opens Door to Development Opportunity

With the recent launch of the Loffs Bay Estates website, a unique development opportunity has now presented itself in one of America’s fastest growing resort towns. Located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Loffs Bay Estates is a 40-acre parcel of scenic mountain property that has the potential to be a very lucrative development prospect and provide real estate developers with a very high return on such an investment.

Builders Say Britain Needs More Energy Efficient Homes

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) thinks making Britain’s homes more energy efficient should be supported with measures included in the UK’s upcoming budget. By adopting such measures, the British government would boost the construction industry and help householders deal with the issue of rising fuel bills. Brian Berry, chief executive of the FMB, warns that over nine million British households might be in fuel poverty by 2016 some nine million British households could be in fuel poverty.

Panattoni Europe Sells Logistics Assets in Poland to LogiCor Affiliates

Panattoni Europe, part of the Panattoni Development Company, one of the largest industrial developers in the world, has sold two portfolios of Polish logistics assets to affiliates of LogiCor, a pan-European logistics platform established by real estate funds managed by The Blackstone Group L.P affiliates. The assets, amounting to 402,000 square meters of space, were disposed of in

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Wildly Successful Real Estate Investors And How They Made It Happen – Part 1

Part one of our new series featuring several stories of actual people that I know personally, who are wildly successful real estate investors in their own right. I avoid mentioning their full names in order to protect their privacy. But the details are true, and illustrate the creativity, drive and persistence that enable major success as a real estate investor.

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