NYC’s Real Estate Families and the Buildings They Own

New York City has got some of the most famous and beautiful architecture in the world. Its skyline is dotted with a number of skyscrapers. It has high-rise buildings in two main concentrations: Midtown and Lower Manhattan. Midtown Manhattan (largest central business district in the world) has notable buildings like the Empire State Building, CitiGroup Center, Chrysler Building and Rockefeller Center. Lower Manhattan is home to buildings like the...

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Revitalization and Why it is Important for Real Estate

Real estate is one of the most vital parts of any community. Over time real estate can become run down and therefore lose value. In order to prevent this from happening it is very important to revitalize property so that it increases in value as well as creating more appeal to buyers. In cities such as Miami, the revitalization of real estate has been very beneficial as it has made the city one of the more desirable places to live and visit....

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The Great Buildings of New York and The People Behind Them

“I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York’s skyline,” wrote famous author Ayn Rand. Certainly stunning and iconic, the great city’s combination of hundreds of skyscrapers sometimes hide the individual beauty and history behind some of the greatest buildings of all time–and the people who were the inspiration behind them. A few of these great skyscrapers and their creators stand out and...

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Real Estate Investment – San Diego

San Diego was identified as the eighth of the hottest home markets in the United States last month according to a report released by Realtor.com. This is the highest position that it has ever jumped since the study was released last year. The study looks at the days that homes listed online stay listed online as well as the views that these property listings get on a daily basis. Homes in San Diego were literally flying off the shelf as the home...

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Why Urban Design is the Next Big Thing for Real Estate Development

The Buena Vista neighborhood in Miami, Florida is the next big thing in real estate development in South Florida. The growth and expansion seen in Buena Vista is in large part due to its adherence to strict urban design and it’s dedicated following of celebrities who frequent Buena Vista’s various hotspots and hangouts. Before the rest of the city of Miami expanded in the mid-twentieth century, Buena Vista was its own town and it was...

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Ownership of the Empire State Building

The Empire State Building (ESRT), one of New York City’s most iconic landmarks, has had multiple owners throughout its nearly 85 years of existence. For most of its history, the Empire State Building has been owned by successful businessmen and well known financial corporations, but today its ownership is much more diversified. In 1929, Empire State, Inc. was created by John Jakob Raskob and Louis G. Kaufman of General Motors, Coleman du Pont...

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