Luxury Real Estate Prices in Miami Beach Keep Falling

Douglas Elliman | July 31, 2019

In the Miami Beach barrier islands area, median sales prices dropped 24.3% for luxury condos and 19.5% for luxury, single-family homes compared to the previous year. Thats according to the quarterly report from brokerage Douglas Elliman and appraisal firm Miller Samuel. As a result, median sales prices reached $2,550,000 and $8,662,500, respectively.

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DAMAC Properties has announced that its luxury hotel and serviced residences, DAMAC Towers by Paramount Hotels & Resorts, located in Dubai’s Burj area, is topped out. The 1,200 luxury serviced residences in three of the towers will offer luxurious living with a Hollywood flavour.

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DAMAC Properties has announced that its luxury hotel and serviced residences, DAMAC Towers by Paramount Hotels & Resorts, located in Dubai’s Burj area, is topped out. The 1,200 luxury serviced residences in three of the towers will offer luxurious living with a Hollywood flavour.

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Dreamscape Companies and Meritage Group Acquire New Construction Nashville Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown

Dreamscape | December 14, 2021

A joint-venture between affiliates of Dreamscape Companies and Meritage Group LP completed the acquisition of the Nashville Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown, a newly constructed hotel situated in the heart of Downtown Nashville in the city's vibrant SoBro (South of Broadway) neighborhood. This purchase marks Dreamscape's second hospitality transaction in the city in 2021, having acquired The Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown in June. The purchase of this 230-room hotel underscores Dreamscape's commitment to expanding its presence in the Nashville market, as well as identifying prime growth opportunities in key regional areas across the country. "We are very pleased to be partnering with Meritage on this exciting deal. Nashville has long signified an area of keen interest for us, and after entering the market earlier this year with the purchase of The Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown, we immediately knew that we wanted to expand our footprint in this booming city, which continues to attract tourists from all over the country as well as across the globe." -Eric Birnbaum, Founder and CEO of Dreamscape Companies "We are thrilled to be expanding our presence in Nashville given the strong market fundamentals. This transaction marks Dreamscape's fifth acquisition in the last year and fits squarely into our thesis to acquire assets in high-growth markets at an attractive basis." -Scott Broder, President of Dreamscape Hospitality The Nashville Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown, located at 415 4th Avenue South, has been outfitted with 230 rooms and 8,700 square feet of first-class meeting space, making it an ideal establishment for leisure and business travelers alike. The property, which opened its doors just two years ago, also includes the street front cocktail bar and restaurant, 4th and Peabody, which is preparing to undergo a thoughtful renovation, as well as an on-site parking garage. In addition to reimagining the hotel's dining concept, Dreamscape is also planning to integrate additional retail concepts within the property's expansive lobby. "We are pleased to partner with Dreamscape to acquire another leisure-oriented, new construction hospitality asset in a dynamic growth market. This is a continuation of Meritage's broader commitment to investing in downtown Nashville, which began in 2017, and this marks our fifth investment in Nashville of strategically located, urban-core assets." -Jared Halperin, a Managing Director at Meritage Located just a short walk from the city's ever-bustling and widely trafficked Broadway strip, the Nashville Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown places visitors in close proximity to Bridgestone Arena; Music City Center, the city's convention center; and other iconic institutions and landmarks. Additionally, those craving the best Nashville has to offer will delight in knowing that the hotel is situated just across the street from Nashville's famous barbeque restaurant, Martin's BBQ Joint. About Dreamscape Dreamscape's mission is to create long-term financial prosperity through a diversified portfolio of differentiated, forward-thinking real estate projects. Led by Founder and CEO Eric Birnbaum, Dreamscape owns and operates residential, retail, hospitality, entertainment and gaming properties, (re)developing experience-centered spaces that focus on maximizing each property's intrinsic value. About Meritage Group LP Meritage is a fundamentally-oriented investment firm with assets under management in excess of $11 billion as of December 31, 2020. Meritage invests in public and private equity, credit and real estate. The firm has approximately 50 employees in offices located in Greenwich, New York City, and San Francisco.

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Innovative Industrial Properties Expands Real Estate Partnership at New York Property with PharmaCann

businesswire | December 14, 2020

Creative Industrial Properties, Inc. (IIP), the sole land organization on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: IIPR) zeroed in on the controlled U.S. cannabis industry, reported today that it went into a correction of the rent with PharmaCann Inc. (PharmaCann) in Hamptonburgh, New York, making accessible $31.0 million in subsidizing for huge improvements underway limit and extra overhauls at the 127,000 square foot office. The rent alteration likewise changed the base lease under the rent to consider the extra accessible financing and expanded the term of the rent understanding. Accepting full installment of the extra financing, IIP's absolute interest in the property will be $61.0 million. IIP initially procured the New York property and went into a drawn out rent with PharmaCann in 2016. Notwithstanding this office in New York, IIP possesses and rents to PharmaCann controlled cannabis development and handling offices in Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio and Pennsylvania, containing a sum of roughly 363,000 square feet. Accepting full repayment of inhabitant upgrades under the leases, IIP's absolute interest in properties rented to PharmaCann is relied upon to be $167.5 million. As the spearheading land venture trust (REIT) for the clinical use cannabis industry, IIP accomplices with experienced clinical use cannabis administrators and fills in as a wellspring of capital by procuring and renting back their land resources, notwithstanding offering other imaginative land based capital arrangements. PharmaCann is a main multi-state cannabis administrator with licenses in Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Established in 2014 with dispensaries working under the brand Verilife, PharmaCann has brought over $200 million up in value to date, and has more than 650 representatives. “We are thrilled to partner once again with PharmaCann in its expansion of the New York facility, the first property in our portfolio that now spans 64 properties across 16 states,” said Paul Smithers, President and Chief Executive Officer of IIP. “Since 2016, we have progressively supported PharmaCann as its go-to long-term real estate partner, and we are excited to take this next step with the PharmaCann team to significantly upgrade and enhance production capability at their New York facility, in a market experiencing tremendous and growing patient demand for high quality products.” “IIP has been a strong, reliable, flexible real estate partner since we initially sold and leased back our New York property to them in 2016,” said Brett Novey, PharmaCann’s Chief Executive Officer. “The New York regulated cannabis market is still in its early stages, and in conjunction with IIP’s unwavering support as our primary real estate capital provider, we expect the significant enhancements to our New York facility to preserve our strategic positioning as we continue to scale our operations to meet the anticipated demand for customers throughout the state.”

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Rocket Mortgage Introduces New Tech Platform to Empower Real Estate Agents

prnewswire | October 12, 2020

Rocket Companies today launched "Rocket Pro Insight", a new technology platform providing real estate agents real-time updates on the status of their clients' mortgages. Through both a website and mobile app, real estate professionals will have transparency into the loan experience. They are now able to see where each loan is in the process, the terms of their clients' loans, if additional documentation is needed and when it will close.

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