Weekend Blockbrief – 20 January 2013

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BLOCKBRIEF - 20 January, 2013

Google Strikes Deal For New $1.6B UK Headquarters

Top Stories

An almost 10 per cent jump in housing starts has demonstrated the power of government handouts to motivate buyers more

LONDON -- Internet giant Google has reached a real estate deal for a site here, which will house its new 1 million square foot site U.K. headquarters. The property development next to London's King's Cross is scheduled to be completed in 2016 more

Blockbrief spoke with one of the state’s leading town planning consultants Rob Player, Managing Director of Don Fox Planning, to create a list of the key factors to consider when determining a properties highest and best use more

Venture capitalist Fred Drasner and his wife Lora have put their 9,000-square-foot condominium in Miami on the market for $27 million more

Meriton founder and managing director Harry Triguboff rejects allegations of overcrowding at the World Tower apartments in Sydney more

 

Development

NSW State Government Plan to Build A Shopping Centre In The Western Sydney Parklands

The Shard Reshapes London's Skyline

Billionaire Developer Stephen Ross Faces Off Over Miami Stadium Renovation

Brookfield Breaks Ground On $4.5bn Manhattan West Development

Google Strikes Deal For New $1.bn UK Headquarters

Developer Unveils New Plan For Grand Avenue LA

Pier 17 NY Businesses Ordered Out In Preparation For Major Retail Development

 

Planning

Department Of Planning Compliance Report December 2012

Greenies Say LEP Will Be The Death Of Koala Habitat

Planning Backflip On Suburban Shopping Expansion

Hope For Planning Changes To Lure Pie Site Investment

 

Real Estate Tech

Startup Fighting Real Estate Crime with ID Verification

 

Outlets Lead Real Estate Stories

AFR - A-REITs In 2013: Solid, Not Stellar

WSJ - Law Firm Is 'First Mover' For New Chicago Office Tower

SMH - Packers Hoping Redeveloped Garage Will Fetch $22M Plus

Property Observer - Dixon Advisory Goes To Hell's Kitchen

The Australian Property - Flight Centre Boss Graham Turner Drives $70M Spicers-Branded Portfolio Push

Daily Telegraph Real Estate - Don't Try This When Selling Your Home

Inman - Foreclosure Filings Up In Half Of US States In 2012

The Real Deal - Spring Comes Early For US Real Estate

Planetizen - Astronomical Housing Prices Drive Australians Out Of The Suburbs

Blockbrief - The Top 5 Factors Other Than Zoning That Affect Development Potential

 

Opinion

Fitch Exec: Housing Recovery Is Here - and it's unstoppable: VIDEO 

Tim Lawless: Gold Coast property bubble burst, but still bottoming out

RP Data: US House Prices Are Once Again On The Rise