Contactually, the real estate CRM of choice for many of the country’s top real estate brokerages, has closed out the year with a total of 92 new brokerage partners. These partners represent some of the most esteemed and successful real estate brokerages around the United States. This year, Contactually announced major partners including CLIMB Real Estate, Semonin Realtors, Alain Pinel Realtors, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors, and multiple Sotheby’s International Realty brokerages such as Golden Gate Sotheby’s, LIV Sotheby’s, Pacific Sotheby’s, and Gibson Sotheby’s.
Complex technologies such as short-term rentals, unattended leasing and smart homes require new project management and operational skills for multifamily companies to generate new revenue. Industry experts will supply actionable, practical insights into adopting new technology and partnering with the third parties who are creating it at the RealPage Leaselabs Multifamily Innovation Conference – Atlanta (MICA), which will take place February 6-7, 2019, at Flourish Atlanta (micaconf.com).
On January 3, 2019, the PBS program This Old House will debut an episode featuring the use of a breakthrough envelope sealing technology called AeroBarrier®. Viewers will see how AeroBarrier quickly and effectively seals tight the structural envelope of a home during a major renovation project.
“When it comes to indoor comfort, air quality and energy efficiency, few things, if any, have a greater impact on homes and apartment buildings than a tight building envelope,” said Ken Summers, principal of Comfort Institute, an international home performance research and training organization.
Rockefeller Kempel Architects (RKA) has been awarded the Sustainable Innovation Award in the Sustainable Site category by the Los Angeles Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC-LA) for its creative architectural solutions and restoration work in the adaptive reuse of the historic Ford Factory in downtown Los Angeles, which was completed in March 2017 and achieved LEED® Gold certification. Each year, the USGBC-LA recognizes project teams who exemplify having a commitment to a sustainable built environment, and who reflect the Chapter’s focus on energy and water savings, air quality, good design, community engagement and equity.
Two-time Olympian and Team USA Flag Bearer Cliff Meidl will be partnering with DigAlert at the Rose Parade 2019.
Meidl, a member of the 1996 and 2000 USA Olympic Kayaking Team, is honored to have been selected to ride in the Rose Parade 2019 DigAlert (Underground Service Alert Southern California) “Backyard Harmony” float, designed and built by Fiesta Floats.
The theme of this year’s Rose Parade is “The Melody of Life,” celebrating the universal language of music and the powerful way in which it is woven into every aspect of our lives.
“Robert Redford’s Napa Estate”
Robert Redford’s Napa Valley wine-country retreat where Robert and his artist wife, Sibylle Szaggars, enjoy hobbies and hosting family and friends is for sale. Perched on a knoll on 10 ultra-private acres surrounded by woods and vegetation with walking paths, the Redfords have enjoyed the home for 14 years and have decided to move back to the Bay Area near family.
With over 10 years as a multiple award-winning RE/MAX Advantage Plus Realtor in the Twin Cities market, Mark Abdel is pleased and excited to be included in The Wall Street Journal’s The Thousand list. This ranking presents the top 250 realtors regardless of company nationwide and Mark Abdel’s designation was in the individuals by number of transactions in 2018.
Mark Abdel has preserved his status as a top ranking real estate agent in the nation with the inclusion of his name on this prestigious list, further demonstrating Mark Abdel’s dedication and commitment to his valued and trusted clients.
The Von Agency, Inc. a Staten Island based Public Relations and Social Media Marketing firm, has launched a vodcast on YouTube to promote all that is good about Staten Island, New York City’s smallest borough. The vodcast is called “Vonsense” and is hosted by native Staten Islanders, George Passariello, partner at The Von Agency and Joseph Quadara, Social Media Manager.
Said Leticia Remauro, President and CEO of The Von Agency, Inc., “We are very excited about this vodcast and we hope that people tune in regularly to learn about the great things Staten Island has to offer.
What level of inflation do people expect over the next several years? We could look at some surveys to try to answer this question, but nothing beats market measures where participants have some skin in the game. One such method of measuring inflation expectations is to compare how Treasury markets price two types of bonds: “normal” bonds—with a constant nominal interest rate—and “inflation-indexed” bonds—with a real interest rate that includes realized inflation. One can tease out inflation expectations but subtracting the real bond yield from the nominal yield. This is the so-called break-even inflation that we show in the graph above for all available maturities.
The graph shows that these expected inflation rates fan out at particular times, typically downward. And, every time, the shorter maturities seem to have the strongest reactions. This is simple arithmetic. For example, a 10-year expectation also contains the 5-year expectation; and, as long as expectations