The Sunshine Economy: Race, Real Estate And A Recovery

Don Peebles had never seen a real estate deal that required a Black developer before he came to Miami Beach in the mid-1990s. He already was a successful and wealthy developer in Washington D.C. He was familiar with projects that were geared toward women and minority developers, but one that specifically called for a Black developer — that was a first.

“I thought, ‘Wow, what could they have possibly done to make things so bad that they need to do this?'” he said.

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What happened was Nelson Mandela. In the summer of 1990, Mandela was touring the United States after being released from 27 years in a South African prison. He was due to visit Miami and the city planned to celebrate

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Sunshine Coast nudist retreat in Noosa goes up for sale

The owner of a Sunshine Coast nudist retreat has bared all as he prepares to sell his beloved piece of paradise – and so have his real estate agents.

Rainer Mueckenberger, 71, who has been a practising nudist since he was a teenager, is finally putting the controversial Noosa Edge Nudist Retreat on the market, The Courier-Mail reports.

The 2.5-acre property and business in the Noosa hinterland, surrounded by a seven-foot fence to ensure guests’ privacy, comes complete with BDSM rooms and offers courses on bondage.

One room dubbed The Cave features voice-activated lights, a giant bubble bath and ropes, handles and oils.

“Here, everything is confidential. It’s safe, secure and private,” the German businessman told the paper. “Whatever you want to do here you can, as long as it is adult consenting activities.”

Mr Mueckenberger was tight-lipped on his clientele but hinted there may have been the odd famous

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