Respada congregates global thought leaders to discuss the ‘Future of Commercial Real Estate’

NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — An exclusive virtual conference on the ‘Future of Commercial Estate‘ was held on Thursday, 12 November, by Respada, an invitation-only niche platform providing private market opportunities to the ultra-affluent. The summit convened prominent real estate developers, funds, and REITS internationally such as Ada Wong, CEO of Champion REIT; Romel Cañete, Vice Chairman at Newmark Knight Frank; Timothy H. Savage, Professor at NYU’s Schack Institute of Real Estate and Erez Cohen, Author of Real Estate Titans. The expert panelists reflected on four key areas – the impact of Covid-19 on capital markets, shifting workplace models and leasing trends, portfolio adjustments for family offices and innovation in commercial real estate.

Decline in transaction volume has not affected cap rates much since long term interest rates remain low.

The summit opened with a discussion about global trends in liquidity,

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Frontdoor’s Rich Cacioppo to Discuss AR’s Role in Unlocking the Power of AI in Homes at CONNECTIONS Conference

Rich Cacioppo, vice president of product at Frontdoor (NASDAQ: FTDR), will serve as a visionary speaker at CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference on Thursday, Nov. 12. The conference, hosted by Parks Associates, showcases emerging business models that will engage consumers and grow revenues in the converging IoT industries.

Cacioppo will give attendees a view into the not-so-distant future and how technology will play an increasingly transformative role in the lives of homeowners. “We’re at an inflection point, where AR is becoming the user interface for consuming AI in and around the home,” said Cacioppo. “Imagine a world where your wearable technology could tell you if your dishwasher needed attention based on the sounds it made, or if your fence was leaning a certain number of degrees due to a recent storm. The possibilities are endless.”

His presentation is part of the “AI and the Smart Home: Proactive and Predictive

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The city of Parker held a special meeting on Wednesday to discuss contractor permits

a drawing of a cartoon character: Parker leaders discuss contractors who do not have the correct permits

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Parker leaders discuss contractors who do not have the correct permits

PARKER, Fla. (WJHG) – Ever since hurricane Michael hit the area, many cities have had issues with contractors working without permits.

In Parker it has turned into a big issue not only with the city council, but with the homeowners who are hiring the contractors.

The Parker City Council held a special meeting Wednesday night to discuss how to deal with the issue. As of now it’s trying to draft an ordinance to penalize these contractors.

For a first offense, contractors would receive a warning. A second offense would warrant a fine. And any offense after that, the fines would continue to double.

The council is still discussing how to handle the situation but right now it just wants homeowners and citizens to be aware that if they hire a contractor, the

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Pinellas County leaders to discuss impact of ending of Florida’s eviction moratorium

Pinellas County leaders to discuss the ending of Florida’s eviction moratorium

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — Florida could soon become the center of foreclosures in the United States.

The state currently ranks second in the nation in foreclosure filings only behind South Carolina.

Governor Ron DeSantis imposed a moratorium on evictions and foreclosure at the state of the pandemic. After extending it five times, he let it expire October 1.

Several Pinellas County leaders are coming together Friday morning to discuss the impact ending Florida’s eviction moratorium could have in the Tampa Bay area.

A major reason for the governor’s decision was the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued its own moratorium which protects certain renters impacted by the coronavirus through the end of the year.

Because the CDC order is more limited than Florida’s was, many official fear a wave of evictions and foreclosures will occur over the coming

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Schools for sale: KISD board to discuss selling property at Tuesday’s meeting | Education

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Killeen Independent School District board of trustees, the board members and district administration are scheduled to discuss the possible sale of real estate property within the district, including some schools that are in the process of closing down.

The properties that will be discussed include:

West Ward Elementary School, 709 W. Dean Ave., Killeen

Fairway Middle School (Including Adjacent 1.8 Acre Parcel), 701 Whitlow Drive, Killeen

The old Clifton Park Elementary School, 2200 Trimmier Road, Killeen

Bellaire Elementary School, 108 W. Jasper Drive, Killeen

Clifton Park, West Ward and Bellaire are still in use as schools, but will be closing down at the end of the school year as newly built campuses open up.

The district has previously tried to sell the Fairway Middle School property, but did not accept any of the bids for the school built in 1952.

The Bell County Tax Appraisal

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Dunkin’ Brands discuss potential sale to Inspire Brands

By Aishwarya Nair

(Reuters) – Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins chains owner Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc <DNKN.O> has held preliminary discussions to be acquired by Inspire Brands, a private equity-backed restaurant company, Dunkin’ said in a statement on Sunday.

“There is no certainty that any agreement will be reached,” said Karen Raskopf, Chief Communications Officer of Dunkin’ Brands.

Dunkin’ declined to reveal further details.

The deal being discussed would take Dunkin’ Brands private at a price of $106.50 a share, said the New York Times which first reported the development.

Inspire Brands, the owner of Arby’s and Jimmy John’s, declined to comment when contacted by Reuters.

The announcement could be made public as soon as Monday, the New York Times said.

Inspire’s portfolio includes more than 11,000 Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, SONIC Drive-In, Rusty Taco, and Jimmy John’s locations worldwide, according to the company’s website.

Inspire Brands was formed in

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Egyptian property developers discuss CPA’s potential scope for intervention

(MENAFN – Daily News Egypt) Egyptian real estate developers have unanimously agreed that the intervention of a government agency, represented by the Egyptian Consumer Protection Agency (CPA), must come with specific mechanisms and controls.

The agency’s role would be to control the local real estate market between developer and consumer.

Real estate developers also emphasised the need for coordination with the CPA in setting those controls that give consumers their rights in a way that does not incriminate real estate developers.

The CPA was established by Law No 67 of 2006, with the aim of safeguarding consumer rights and interests in any exchange of goods or services. The law was amended by Law No 181 of 2018, which added a new role to the CPA that would allow them to control real estate products complaints.

The Consumer Protection Law gives the CPA the right to intervene in anything related to

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Inside Housing – News – KCTMO admits to ‘secret’ meeting with contractor to discuss budget reductions

Week one: a vivid picture of a broken industry

After a week of damning revelations at the opening of phase two of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, Peter Apps recaps the key points

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Week two: what is the significance of the immunity application?

Sir Martin Moore-Bick has written to the attorney general requesting protection for those set to give evidence at the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. Peter Apps explains what the move means

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Week three: architects of misfortune

This week saw the lead architects for the Grenfell Tower refurbishment give evidence to the inquiry. Peter Apps runs through the key points

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Week four: ‘I didn’t have any perception that it was the monster it’s become’

The architects continued to give evidence this week, outlining a lack of understanding of the fire

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