Daily Blockbrief – 2 November 2012

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BLOCKBRIEF - 2 November, 2012

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Top Stories

Housing Market Recovery Halts In October

Meriton Halts Sydney Apartment Site Buying Spree To Sell 700 Apartments

Securing Crane Atop New York Multifamily Property Development Could Take Weeks

Hong Kong Sees Strong Price Growth Despite Cooling Measures

Creditors Vote To Return St Hilliers To Director Tim Casey

Transfield Appoints Graeme Hunt As Acting Chief

 

Development

Westfield Co-Founder Frank Lowy Inducted Into Australian Property Hall Of Fame

Logos Land Sydney Super Site

Apple Planning 35 New Store Openings For 2013

Quick Draw: Outlet Center Developers Aim To Outduel Rivals To Land Brand Name Tenants

Indonesian Property Developer Trio Thrive Amid Strong Demand

Barangaroo Crown Hotel Initiative Moves To Next Stage

 

Planning

Proposed Changes To Template LEP

Green Light Near For Tralee

Developer Tells Wollongong Council That They Have An Inept Way Of Local Planning

New Irish Planning Website Launched

US City Going Paperless With Building Plans

Council No Hope Of Flipping Maccas' Decision

 

Real Estate Technology

Blockbrief No.1 - Best Urban Apps Trending Now!

Agent Rating Sites Rely On Consumer Ignorance, Agent Dollars

 

Outlets Lead Real Estate Stories

AFR Property - Lang Walker: Worst Economic Conditions Ever

SMH - Casino Gets Initial Approval In Half The Time

Property Observer - Lend Lease Appoints Kylie Rampa As Investment Management Managing Director

The Australian - QIC Closes In On State Portfolio

Inman - No Signs Of Pressure On Home Loan Rates

CoStar - Investors Demanding More Transparency From Real Estate Private Equity Funds

Source - Hurricane Sandy Leaves New York Architecture Dangling

 

International

Russia's Commercial Real Estate Market Reviving Slowly

57,000 US Foreclosures Completed In September

Asian Buyers Snap Up London Luxury Apartments As China Flags

UK Residential Property Prices Up A Respectable 0.6% In October

 

Opinion

Mark Armstrong - Undisclosed Auction Results Preventing Property Investment Wisdom

Bernard Salt - McMansion or Studio Apartment? Choice Divides The Nation