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Manhattan Agent Says a Great Neighborhood Appeals to More than Two Demos

Manhattan Agent Says a Great Neighborhood Appeals to More than Two Demos

Douglas Elliman luxury agent Darren Sukenik has been involved in some major projects in New York City, specifically in Downtown Manhattan, including the new Bjarke Ingels project The XI, 111 Murray St  Read more
Spanish Interior Designer Says to Always Buy an Older Apartment

Spanish Interior Designer Says to Always Buy an Older Apartment

Madrid-based Luis Bustamante, 62, began his career as a painter and sculptor, and now works as an interior designer. With his appreciation for—and deep understanding of—art, he’s developed a style tha  Read more
Luxury is a Moving Target, Developer Says

Luxury is a Moving Target, Developer Says

Developer Shahab Karmely’s New York-based KAR Properties has expanded considerably in southern Florida, with projects that most recently included luxury condominiums One River Point in Miami and 2000   Read more
NYC New Development Expert Warns Against ‘Paralysis by Analysis’

NYC New Development Expert Warns Against ‘Paralysis by Analysis’

Susan de França is the CEO of Douglas Elliman Development Marketing and has 30-plus years of experience in the real estate business. Since joining Elliman in 2011, she’s been responsible for myriad ne  Read more
UBS Economist: Why You Should Wait to Buy Luxury Real Estate

UBS Economist: Why You Should Wait to Buy Luxury Real Estate

Thomas Veraguth, the Zurich-based head of global real estate strategy for UBS Wealth Management, is part of a team that puts together the annual UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index, which reveals the   Read more
Architect Bjarke Ingels is Globally Inspired, but Locally Focused

Architect Bjarke Ingels is Globally Inspired, but Locally Focused

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels and the company he runs, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), has offices in Copenhagen, New York, and London. He’s currently involved in projects throughout Europe, North America  Read more
Steve Gold Says Buyers Can ‘Score an Incredible Deal’ Right Now

Steve Gold Says Buyers Can ‘Score an Incredible Deal’ Right Now

Steve Gold joined The Corcoran Group in New York several weeks ago from Town Residential, bringing his seven-person Gold Group with him. A former model, Mr. Gold, 33, has over a decade of experience i  Read more
London Buyers’ Agent on the Slowness of the Market, the Appeal of Flats, and More

London Buyers’ Agent on the Slowness of the Market, the Appeal of Flats, and More

Nathalie Hirst, a buying agent based in London, has 20 years experience in the city’s prime central property market. She began her career in 1995 relocating senior executives from Goldman Sachs, JP Mo  Read more
‘My Job is to Give a Building Character,’ Says Architect Henry Cobb

‘My Job is to Give a Building Character,’ Says Architect Henry Cobb

Henry Cobb is a founding partner of New York-based international architecture firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, which he founded in 1955 with I.M. Pei and the late Eason H. Leonard. Mr. Cobb, 92, ha  Read more
Homes With ‘Major Views’ Are ‘Sexy Today,’ Says Elizabeth Stribling

Homes With ‘Major Views’ Are ‘Sexy Today,’ Says Elizabeth Stribling

Elizabeth Stribling, founder and chairman of Stribling & Associates, started her own company in 1980. Since then, it has grown to include over 300 agents. In 2012, Ms. Stribling and her team overs  Read more
U.K. Designer Says to ‘Never Underestimate the Value of a Good View’

U.K. Designer Says to ‘Never Underestimate the Value of a Good View’

U.K. interior designer Katharine Pooley heads up a team of 45 designers and interior architects. In addition to designing luxury apartments and houses around London, Ms. Pooley and her team recently f  Read more
Miami Developer on Why Beachfront is Hard to Beat

Miami Developer on Why Beachfront is Hard to Beat

Gil Dezer, president of Dezer Development, is one of the largest oceanfront property owners in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, along with his father Michael Dezer, who founded the company in 1970. They ow  Read more
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