Family-owned Real Estate Development Companies in Washington DC

Washington D.C is a cosmopolitan city with millions of people inhabiting it. Also being the nation’s capital, several central government activities are based in the city. Thus, the demand for housing is very high. Many organizations need buildings to house their activities. Individuals working within the city also may wish to have homes strategic to their working places.

Real estate managers such as Frank L Haney are greatly contributing towards ensuring adequate housing within the city. Washington has experienced a lot of development in the real estate industry. New buildings are being built while the old are also getting refurbished. Green technology that incorporates sustainability is taking the building industry by storm to better the structures being constructed.

Family owned private companies continue to provide homes and buildings for business premises at considerably pocket friendly prices. According to statistics, the average price of a home in Washington has continued to be affordable. The prices have been considered to be appealing to both home-buyers and investors. The Washington D.C investors are keen in investing on local markets.

Real estate developers in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C has some of the best family developers in the real estate industry. The developers can be traced back to the Second World War. The businesses have been passed to generation over many years. They are currently controlling the real estate industry. Some of the popular family-owned real estate companies include;

The Lerner: Established in 1952 by Ted Lerner. The company has for any years been famous for building classic offices. The company owns Tysons Corner, National Park, co-owns Washington Square with and White Flint Mall with Tower Companies.

The Donhoes: Founded by John Donhoe in 1884. The company deals with properties ranging from construction, development, hospitality and real estate. The company manages the National Guard Memorial.

Douglas Development: it was founded in 1985. It is among the largest property owners in Washington. Its properties range from commercial offices, residential mixed and retail buildings. It owns premises including Woodward and Lothrop and Capital One Arena among other properties.

Clark Construction: A national reputable real estate company founded …

Who is who in the Miami art Scene

For any and all inquisitive minds that want to know just who keeps the Miami art world on the map, there are many names on the list. It is a collective and at times collaborative effort not to mention a labor of love that spans across mediums and genres alike. However, there are a few key individuals like
George Lindemann
 and organizations that lead others and set a level of standard for the community itself.

One name that is repeated and respected within Miami art collection circles is Martin Margulies for more than one reason. His passion, expertise, business savvy and ambition are all major parts of the aficionado that he is today. His collection of artistic artifacts which number into the hundreds of thousands is another piece of his celebrity and personality.

When it comes to Miami power couples who love collecting, preserving and sharing art with each other and the entire world, Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz deserve recognition. They embody one of the oldest cannons of artistic service by sharing all the beauty and wonder of their acquisitions free of charge. The collection that bares their name is located in the city’s Design District.

If one counts galleries as collectors, there are almost too many to keep track of in Miami. Nevertheless, there are iconic institutions with staying power that inspire and guide present and future generations to take up the mantle of collection. And, without a doubt, artistry and artistic expression can be described as an institution.

As a matter of fact, the David Castillo gallery has a penchant for scouting, supporting and launching the careers of some of Miami’s most talented up and comers. It is what the gallery does, and it performs this task in an almost meteoric and maverick fashion. The number of showcases under its belt speaks to the fact that artists can show hustle and deliver quality product on time just like other professionals are expected to do.

As a “double threat” in Miami’s artistic community, Romero Britto and his gallery Britto Central are easily the talk of the town. …

The Top 50 Names in Commercial Real Estate

2016 was a bitter and sweet year for some of the lending institutions. Most of the banks saw a significant decrease in their lending activity. However, in the same year, the private lenders over performed their 2015 results. Below are some of the notable names that have made an impact in the real estate financing. In addition to those detailed below, rounding out the top 50 list include Andrew Farkas, Doug Mazer, Kara McShane and James Flaum.

Raymond Qiao is the Chief Lending Officer at the Bank of China. At the close of 2016, Raymond was ranked first in the top financiers. Despite President Donald Trump labeling China as a currency manipulator, China has risen to be the top lenders in the real estate business. Raymond has managed to provide $4.5 billion in real estate industry.
Alan Wiener is the Group Head of Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital. 2016 proved to be a successful year for the Well Fargo as they provided $15 million loans across the Country. The Group started well by closing a $2.6 billion debt for the Starwood Capital. The group also worked with the YES! Communities by providing a $ 500 million credit facility.

Matt and Ed are the Head of the Global Commercial Real Estate and Head of U.S Origination at the Deutsche Bank. As 2016 started, the financial status of the Bank kicked off with a bang by financing $750 million. The Bank provided the CalPERS mortgage. It was also among the banks that provided $1.2 billion towards the Brookfield Property Partners. Deutsche Bank was the book runner for the 25 CMBS deals.

They are the Co-founder and Chairman of Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies; C.E.O of Blackstone Mortgage Trust; Global Head of Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies, and Senior Managing Director of Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies respectively.

In 2016, the group reported a $ 6.7 billion in loans. Although it was a decrease from the $14 billion reported in 2015, it was still a significant lending activity. Blackstone provided $349.5 million in construction loans to the Georgetown Company. They also provided …

Fun Monthly Activities to do in the Cayman Islands

When you visit Grand Cayman (the largest of the three Cayman Islands) with your family, you are looking forward to all the fun in the sun you can handle. However, children often get tired of doing the same activities so you will want to make sure there are other awesome things to do in Grand Cayman besides hitting the beach. Fortunately, there are a lot of family-friendly events happening each month right in the Town Centre of Camana Bay!

Books & Books Story and Craft Time
Every Saturday morning, young readers are invited to read new and exciting books and take part in creating a unique craft. This is a fun time for parents and children to bond together over crafts and reading.

Toddler Tuesday
Tuesdays are always filled with fun activities starting with the Imagination Playground. This interactive playground allows kids to dream, explore and build in a completely different world each week. With dancing fountains, giant foam blocks and plenty more, kids can create their own imaginary adventure. Tuesday always brings with it a special story time for infants, toddlers, and their parents. Everyone enjoys a few books and some songs to go along with them.

Farmers’ Market
On Wednesday throughout the month of March, families can enjoy the Farmers’ and Artisans Market. Kids and parents will both enjoy the variety of local art, fresh produce, and farm goods brought together in one location. There are also often art and cultural demonstrations spread throughout the market as well as live music.

Open Canvas at KARoo
Wednesday also allows that artist in your family to see how it’s done on a local level. Local artists display their latest creations and paint while community members and visitors come together to watch the paintings take life a little at a time. This is great fun for any child with an artistic flair and it is a break from the beach with plenty of cultural benefits.

There’s always something to do at Camana Bay with family activities around every corner. This spring, enjoy concerts, community events, cultural-rich activities and plenty more…along with …

Expansion Of IGY Marinas in Miami Beach

IGY Marinas has expanded their marine Portfolio in Florida. They have added One Island Park on Miami Beach. This is the first time IGY is able to serve the market in South Florida and yachts are already being welcomed to this new destination.

One of the leading destinations for luxury yachts in the United States is Miami, Florida. The new IGY facility will be able to accommodate much larger vessels and they are excited about the upcoming year. They have one of the biggest private docks for yachts and can accommodate vessels well over 730 feet. Currently IGY has fifteen locations and five are able to accommodate yachts more than 300 feet.

Gili Wojnowich has been appointed general manager of IGY to ensure a smooth transition. Wojnowich is a professional with an impressive background and a Bachelor’s degree in finances and Spanish. He also speaks English and Hebrew and attended Emory University.

The new IGY Marina is considered a hotspot for the owners of superyachts, their crew and their captains. The new One Island Park Marina is located right next to the United States Coastguard station as well as being both exclusive and secure.

BWA Yachting serves as the exclusive concierge and yacht agent. Specialized events will be hosted for philanthropic ties to the destination. The marina is closely located to entertainment, dining and shopping and set against the skyline of Miami. World renown events such as the Ultra Music Festival, the Miami International Boat Show and the Art Basel Miami will be enjoyed by the guests.

IGY Marinas are based out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They are the biggest international marine company worldwide. They operate fifteen marinas in seven different countries including Panama, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Mexico, Colombia, the United States and Turks and Caicos. They service over 8,000 vessels each year and around 100,000 clients. They manage in excess of 2,000 slips and cater to megayahts, sails, cruises and sport fishing.

IGY has one of biggest vessel support networks in the world and provide services from marine travel to crew training and health. They host top international …

Barclay Awarded the Golden Sphnix

First Founded in September 1795, the Hasty Pudding Club is recognized as not only Harvard’s most famous, but also America’s oldest collegial social club whose founding members pledged to maintain and cultivate social affections and patriotism. Named for the meal that its founding members first had, the Hasty Pudding Club has grown to become a predominate social club in American History with a distinguished membership roster which includes five US Presidents, several actors and multitudes of politicians and business leaders. As the Society’s membership grew, the Society began to absorb other groups including the Institute of 1770 and is now the only co-ed social club on campus.

Worthy of its historic past, the Hasty Pudding Club today has played many roles in society and its members have contributed to both society, generally, and theater, specifically. On occasion, the Hasty Pudding Club has awarded extraordinary individuals in the entertainment business with the Order of the Golden Sphinx Award for that individual’s contributions to entertainment. The individual that receives this prestigious award does so because he or she represents the Club’s mission to foster the performing arts at Harvard and in society generally. The Sphinx, widely recognized as a symbol of knowledge, can only be said to be an allegorical representation of what the Hasty Pudding Club has done for American entertainment.

The 2017 Order of the Golden Sphinx award will be awarded to Mr. Paris Barclay (see: Grand Sphinx Farkas to Honor Barclay at Gala), the President of the Director’s Guild of America, on April 3rd, 2017 at the Paramount Hotel in New York. Mr. Barclay will be the first recipient of the Golden Sphinx award that was also a member of the Hasty Pudding Club as an undergraduate. During his sophomore and senior years, Mr. Barclay composed two Hasty Pudding Club productions, Cardinal’s Knowledge (1977) and Overtures in Asia Minor (1979) as well as ten other plays and musicals and was an active member and director of the Harvard Krokodiloes, a cappella singing group.

Mr. Barclay’s entertainment career did not stop when he graduated Harvard. Besides being a …

Top Valentine Day Recommendations for Her

Well guys, it’s that time of year again! It’s time to show your loved ones your appreciation with the perfect gift. It can be difficult for a man to know what us ladies really like, so we’ve decided to give some recommendations! Whether its for your mother, wife, sister or friend – trust us, we know what us women like.

Scented Candles

This is one of the most basic, yet very welcomed gift for women. Every woman loves some great smelling candles. They are beautiful, and they bring her home to life with the delicious scents.

Essential Oils
Oils have so many different uses and purposes. There’s body oils, burning oils and hair oils. Oils are a great natural thing with amazing scents. Mannatech’s Essential Oils Serenity Kit is my special #1 recommendation for you, because I have one of my own! This is like an at home aromatherapy journey. It’s amazing, and sure to please ANY lady in your life! I highly recommend Mannatech’s oil kit that even comes with its own oil diffuser.

Perfume
There is no woman on Earth that doesn’t like smelling good. The only difficult part about buying perfume for a woman, is knowing what her preferred scent is. Once you know what types of scents she likes, the rest is easy!

Bath Salts
Us women enjoy our “me” time. There’s nothing better than a nice relaxing bath to ease our mind and body (maybe with some of those scented candles too). Having some nice bath salts in your relaxing bath is a great thing! Click Here (http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/chakra-bath-salts-set) to check out my special recommendation for some Chakra Bath Salts.

Jewelry
What woman doesn’t love jewelry? Of course, we all do. Whether it’s a necklace for mom, a ring for your wife, or a bracelet for your sister – you can’t go wrong with jewelry. There are so many beautiful options for any of your special ladies.

No matter what you get for the special ladies in your life, just remember that it’s the thought that counts! Every woman is different in the things …