Daily Blockbrief – 16 January 2013

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BLOCKBRIEF - 16 January, 2013

Property Syndicates On The Way Back

Top Stories

Property syndicates are making their presence felt as retail investors get back in to them in the hope of an upswing in the cycle more

A 7,100-square-foot penthouse in Miami Beach has sold for $27 million, the highest price ever paid for a private residence there more

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday in a property-rights case that could have national implications about what government can require landowners to do in exchange for allowing them to develop their property more

In the office market, demand has been sluggish in cities around the U.S. But that’s not stopping developers, who are betting that even if occupancy levels don’t rise, they’ll be able to lure companies from other buildings when their leases expire more

Premier O’Farrell’s government is considering abandoning its plush harbour view offices at Governor Macquarie Tower in favour of more austere surrounds at 52 Martin Place as the Liberal party administration pursues a swingeing cost-saving drive more

REINSW says property taxes are a serious impediment to development of NSW more

 

Development

In New York Brookfield Paves Way For Office Towers

Architect Lashes Out At 'Stupid' Demolition

43,865 New Hotel Rooms Opened In US During 2012

 

Planning

Comment Sought On Swan Hill Riverfront Plans

Former Sunbeam Factory Campise Modification On Exhibition

US Supreme Court To Heal Florida Property-rights Case

 

Real Estate Tech

Zillow Co-Founder To Discuss 'The Next Big Thing'

GPT Invests In Silicon Valley Start-Up LiquidSpace

Watch For Real Estate Brokers, Franchisors To Join Tech Buying Spree

Startup Offer Mobile-Friendly Real Estate Websites For $99

 

Outlets Lead Real Estate Stories

AFR - Singapore Disciplines Property Investors

WSJ - Penthouse Sells For $27M Setting Record For Miami Beach

SMH - Where Will Tenants Go When We Kick Them Out?

Property Observer - ATO Data-Matching Targets Property Deals

Inman - Mobile Opportunities In 2013 & Beyond

The Real Deal - Private Equity Makes Biggest Moves In Office Sales Market

Source - Housing Finance Drop Not A Bad Sign For Construction

Blockbrief - 2013 Another Big Year For Rezonings In NSW