Wednesday, October 30, 2013

World's Richest Real Estate Moguls

No matter what profession you are in, you will be impacted by real estate in some form or another. Whether you own, rent or sub-let, your life is impacted by real estate and the professionals or individuals that sell, manage or own it. With that in mind, it would make sense that you just might be interested in people who have made it big in real estate. There are a select few in the entire world who have made their tremendous mark on the real estate landscape. Although, there were many struggles along the way, they arrived at that coveted spot of being a famous real estate tycoon. Sarah Beeny is a developer and a host of Property Ladder, a British television program in the U.K. Beeny is a die-hard optimist and proponent for incorporating energy efficiency into building or remodeling. Tim Blixseth is an American real estate mogul and billionaire businessman. He made a promise early on in his investment life to only collect assets, not liabilities, for the remainder of his life. He says he's stuck to that promise. Donald Bren, according to, is the wealthiest real estate tycoon on the planet with a $12 billion net worth. He currently owns hundreds of office buildings, along with 90 apartment complexes. Conrad Hilton is the founder of Hilton Hotels. Hilton was known as a tremendous philanthropist who believed charity was a basic requirement for humanity. Stanley Ho is one of the richest people in Asia. He's a Macau and Hong Kong billionaire and casino mogul. Lee Shau Kee is recently most famous for losing around $8 billion in net worth just in the past two years. Even with the huge losses, Kee continues to be noted as a real estate magnate as owner for Henderson Land Development. China's greater region still considers Kee as one of the area's richest people. Ray Kroc is a entrepreneur who founded the McDonald's Corporation franchise. Kroc purchased all rights to the McDonald's name from the founding brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald. He took the franchise internationally to Japan and Germany in 1971. Akira Mori is a famous Japanese real estate tycoon and billionaire. He's one of the richest men in the world. President and CEO of Mori Trust, his family's company owns real estate and hotels in Tokyo and all over Japan. Minoru Mori is also a famous Japanese tycoon and billionaire. He and his brother Akira are sons to Taikichiro Mori. Donald Trump is a famous television celebrity and billionaire real estate developer. Although his investments fluctuate with the waves of the sea, he always seems to come out on top. Steve Wynn is a well-known Las Vegas casino and resort developer who developed some of the most opulent casinos and resorts in the City of Las Vegas. Sam Zell's net worth exceeds $6 billion. He is ranked 68th on Forbes' list of richest Americans. He co-founded Equity Group Investments LLC that launched Equity Residential and Equity Office Properties.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Why Invest In Real Estate In Hyderabad?

Nowadays investing in real estate has become a popular trend, people see a big future in the real estate. Real estate dealing has also become a major source of much money for many people. All you have to do is find the right kind of property and invest in it and after a few years see the growth in investment. Investing in real estate of Hyderabad: Many people still have doubts about investing in real estate in Hyderabad, and the time is just right to invest in real estate. Hyderabad has gained a reputation for itself in the global market, and the city grows at a steady rate. Now is the right time to invest in property in Hyderabad, the growth in IT sector and business have prompted many people to move to Hyderabad. And the location and the beauty of the city have also influenced a lot of people to invest in property in Hyderabad. Here are some of the reasons as to why you should invest for property in Hyderabad. • Development in IT industry, international airports, and new projects like IT parks; hardware parks, star hotels etc have influenced the life of Hyderabad. All these projects make Hyderabad the most happening place to invest in property. • Many MNC have setup their Indian offices in Hyderabad, which in turn encourages more people to be employed in Hyderabad. • The cost of living is pretty low in this city when compared to other metropolitan city. • Government has many offices situated in the location. • There are various types of real estate opportunity available for you in Hyderabad; there are lands, independent homes, apartments. There are more homes and lands for sale, and with more and more people looking to buy property in Hyderabad you won’t have a lot of time left. • More and more people are interested in buying property not only in the main areas like Jubilee Hills and Banjara Hills. But many of them are also interested in buying property in the outskirts of the city; we see a tremendous increase in the outskirts mainly because of the IT industry. So now you can find properties of great value on the outskirt cities like Nanakramguda, Manikonda, Gopanpall of Hyderabad. • Wherever you buy property in Hyderabad, you can find all that you will need to live a comfortable life within five kilometers of your home. So when the city is growing at such a rate then it will make your investment worthwhile. • Real Estate Investing in Hyderabad offers many rewards like steady cash flow, security, long-term wealth and other tax benefits. With the city growing in such a rate you will find that the property values are always going up. • Now is the right time to invest in property in Hyderabad, and if you see the past trend of the growth of the city you will regret not purchasing property in Hyderabad. The growth of the city has also influenced many NRIs and foreigners to invest in real estate.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Larry David Lists Pac Pal Compound

SELLER: Larry David
LOCATION: Pacific Palisades, CA
PRICE: $14,999,000
SIZE: 10,000 (or so) square feet, 7 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Looks like lefty liberal Hollywood hot shot Larry David's enthusiasms have done curbed for his sprawling, bluff top English country-style mini-compound in the quietly swank Huntington Palisades area of Pacific Palisades, CA. The gated, ocean view estate on three adjoining bluff top lots that combined total just under an acre has hit the open market with an asking price of $14,999,000.

The dry and dark humored, acerbic witted and socially awkward former failed stand up comic turned writer/producer/actor has been a Showbiz denizen since at least the early 1980s when he was hired as a staff writer on Saturday Night Live. He lasted only a single season and, so the story goes, only managed to get one skit on the air. Early entertainment industry failures aside, Mister David leaped to the top of the Tinseltown heap in the early 1990s as the co-creator, writer, producer and an occasional actor on Seinfeld, an unequivocally seminal sitcom that earned him two Emmy statuettes plus 10 more nominations. Mister David received a dozen more Emmy nominations through the 2000s for the now canceled cult favorite faux reality sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm. Mister David latest professional endeavor is the upcoming HBO comedy movie Clear History which he co-wrote, co-produced and appears in alongside a slew of celebs who include John Hamm, Bill Hader, Eva Mendes, Amy Ryan, Kate Hudson and Michael Keaton (to name a few).

As best as Your Mama can tell from a careful perusal of property records Mister David andhis sometimes hypocritical eco-warrior/documentary producer ex-wife Laurie (Lennard) David—she was a producer for the Oscar winning An Inconvenient Truth documentary—purchased each of the three lots that comprise the star-style mini-compound in three separate transactions. The first came in November 1993 when the now former couple picked up the central parcel, where the 10,000-ish square foot main residence is situated. The second lot was snatched up in May 1996 and the third three years later in March 1999.

Current listing information shows the meandering, multi-wing main house was originally built in 1950 and currently has seven bedrooms and ten bathrooms with additional living space in the detached guest/pool house out by the heated swimming pool and spa.

Interior spaces are decidedly traditional with medium brown wood floors, rustic wood beamed ceilings and chunky support posts, diamond paned leaded glass windows, lots of custom mill work including an all wood staircase, four (or more) wood burning fireplaces and truckloads of over-stuffed upholstered sofas and chairs that all look like they belong at Grandma's Connecticut country house.

The entertaining-friendly main living areas include multiple living rooms/sitting areas and a formal dining room with half-timber walls and massive used brick fireplace. An open concept family room (with fireplace) and kitchen area with boxcar sized center island, some sort of natural slab stone counter tops, brick accents and top grade commercial style stainless steel appliances.

The second floor mater suite has more exposed wood beams on the ceiling, a sitting area with built-in bookshelves and white brick corner fireplace and a spacious private terrace with through the tree tops canyon, beach and ocean views. It appears to Your Mama that the master suite also has two very large dressing suites and bathrooms, both with half-timber detailing on the ceiling and walls. His facility has rugged wide plank wood floors, a vaulted ceiling and sitting area with flush mounted television and hers is outfitted with a free-standing soaking tub, hair and make-up vanity, and yet another fireplace.

The angled and roomy pool/guesthouse more than just a little resembles an English thatched cottage. A stone sunbathing terrace, an outdoor living room/lounge with kitchen/bar, a monolithic red brick fireplace and a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and trusses that give the room the look of an upside down ship's hull.

We're not sure who retained ownership after the divorce but Mister and ex-Missus David also maintained multi-residence compound with swimming pool and tennis court on two parcels that total 15.9 acres near Chilmark (MA) on the waspy meets arty farty Martha's Vineyard. Property records show the larger 13.9 acre parcel was purchased in early 2000 for $3,700,000 and the adjacent two acre lot (with a 7 bedroom residence) was acquired in October 2004 for $1,300,000.

listing photos: Partners Trust