AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 August 2003 | News DEC launches Liberia appeal Tagged with: Digital Giving/Philanthropy 28 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has launched an emergency appeal for its 11 charity members working in Liberia.The charities involved in the Liberia Crisis Appeal are Actionaid, British Red Cross, Cafod, Care International UK, Christian Aid, Concern, Merlin, Oxfam, Save the Children, Tearfund and World Vision. The appeal runs from 12 August to 12 September 2003.The DEC is encouraging Web site owners to place a banner advert promoting the appeal on their Web sites and link to the DEC site. In return the umbrella body will report back to participating Web site owners with details of how much the appeal has raised,as well as reminding them to take down the banner. Oddly, there is only one banner and, at 360 x 60 pixels, that is not in a standard size. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Howard Lake | 21 November 2005 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Prospect research 21 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Sunday Times Rich List 2005-2006 costs £195, although the publishers are offering reductions on this fee via other publications.The book is listed in the UK Fundraising Bookshop. After 15 years’ publication, the Sunday Times Rich List is appearing in book form for the first time, and in an expanded format, listing 5,000 of Britain’s wealthiest individuals.A&C Black, publishers of Who’s Who, have published The Sunday Times Rich List 2005-2006, offering 4,000 more individual profiles than the annual newspaper feature. Compiled as usual by Dr Philip Beresford, the book covers the wealthiest people and families in the UK and Ireland, based on identifiable wealth, whether land, property, art, race horses, or significant shares in publicly quoted companies. Subjects are profiled and their contact details included.In addition the book features analysis and graphs such as wealthiest regions of the UK, male/female wealth split, top 50 Lottery winners, wealthiest by sector such as music or property, and the 20 fastest growing fortunes. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sunday Times Rich List published in book form for first time
Ed Delgado Housing Bubble UT Austin 2017-09-29 Brianna Gilpin Ed Delgado, President and CEO of the Five Star Institute, delivered the keynote presentation at the 51st Annual William W. Gibson, Jr. Mortgage Lending Institute hosted at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law on Thursday. The two-day conference is focused providing professionals with continuing education in financial services legal practice on topics such as developments from the Texas legislature, foreclosure best practices, mortgage loan modifications, and issues for lenders to avoid.Delgado’s presentation, titled “U.S. Housing Market Trends: An Insider’s Perspective,” focused on providing insight into the root causes of the housing crisis and recognizing the market indicators which could lead to the creation and bursting of another bubble.“The patterns we see today in the housing market include some troubling signs,” said Delgado.Several metropolitan statistical areas are showing home price appreciation in the double digits and housing inventory is extremely tight, troubling for the market to be sure. But it’s unlikely that a housing downturn would be felt on the same level as the crisis of the previous decade. Delgado argued that the safeguards that have been put in place (the installation of the CFPB and tighter credit controls for example) in the wake of the crisis coupled with the virtual disappearance of subprime lending at any appreciable level make it more likely that that there will be microbursts of bubbles in areas where the market is overheating, not the nationwide meltdown that brought the nation to the brink of financial collapse.“At its core, the financial crisis of the previous decade was fueled by greed and unchecked market exuberance but a different atmosphere and attitude towards lending exists in the mortgage industry today,” Delgado said. “Now the market faces a threat of a different kind. Recognizing the current indicators that could spell trouble is vital to ensuring policies are put in place that protect homeowners.” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Related Articles Previous: Ocwen Financial Corp Comments on 15 State Resolutions Next: Three Ways to Ensure Effective Repair Management September 29, 2017 1,589 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brianna Gilpin Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Delgado Warns of Potential Concerns in Housing Market The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / Delgado Warns of Potential Concerns in Housing Market Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: Ed Delgado Housing Bubble UT Austin Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago
WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Letterkenny Town Council has been briefed on its roads programme for the year, with long awaited surfacing on the Kirkstown Road due to start within the coming weeksMeanwhile, members have been told that €30,000 has been made available for safety works on the Circular Road.Cllr Gerry Mac Monagle says that when other funding is factored in, the amount being spent is double that………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/gerry830.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – February 15, 2011 News Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Previous articleDonegal benefitting from new cross border health programmeNext articleSoccer – Fanad Utd Awarded A Licence News Highland Twitter LTC told works are imminent on Kirkstown and Circular Roads Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest
Google+ Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH It’s emerged that Donegal County Council has reached an €800,000 settlement with the revenue commissioners after a PAYE and PRSI audit in 2008 found a number of irregularities in allowances paid to staff.Briefing members on the settlement, the county manager said the irregularities arose because of a national change in the way allowances were calculated, and measures are being put in place to ensure it doesn’t happen again.The irregularities arose in the area of site supervision and fixed travel allowances for certain outdoor staff, along with related subsistence allowances. County Manager Michael Mc Loone says the problem arose when what had previously been a standard allowance was changed to a requirement that specific transactions be identified and claimed for.The new rates were agreed nationally, but had to be changed later based on revenue interpretation.A total of just under €800,000 was paid by the council, including €250,000 in interest and penalties. Mr Mc Loone told the council that procedures have been put in place to reduce the liklihood of this happening again, including upgrading of the council’s financial management system and a full review of how allowances are calculated and paid. Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson News Facebook Pinterest County Council settles with revenue after defaulting on taxes Previous articleMark McShane’s family react to increase in attackers sentencesNext articleBloody Sunday families want Saville report date News Highland Twitter Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – February 23, 2010 Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey
Clockwise from top left: Scott Durkin, president and COO of Douglas Elliman; Bess Freedman, CEO of Brown Harris Stevens; Adam Mahfouda, founder and CEO of Oxford Property Group; Rory Golod, Tri-State president of Compass; Pam Liebman, CEO of the Corcoran Group; David Walker, CEO of TriplemintIt’s a long-held tenet of the business that agents switch firms when times are bad — and few years in recent memory have been worse than 2020. “When the market is super strong… agents don’t really move,” said Scott Durkin, president and chief operating officer of Douglas Elliman. “That’s a natural evolution of the business.” Now, a volatile market has sent brokers running, some from the business altogether. Nearly 4,000 agents terminated their licenses between January and December, a 9 percent drop from 63,835, according to Corofy, a data firm which tracks agent movement. Manhattan lost 2,372 agents, while Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island lost a combined 1,562.“The number of agents today is the most important metric,” said Eddy Boccara, Corofy’s founder. “I really consider the agents to be the consumer of the brokerage.” The drop in headcount is understandable: Many agents saw their income virtually dry up overnight when the pandemic hit. And though the national housing market is roaring, New York City is struggling with an oversupply of high-end condominiums, banks tightening lending standards and buyers’ preferences for more space and private outdoor areas. All told, Manhattan sales fell 46 percent year over year in the third quarter of 2020; in Brooklyn and Queens, deal volume fell 43 and 40.5 percent, respectively. “It’s a time of enormous dislocation,” said Frederick Peters, CEO of Warburg Realty. “For a great many real estate agents, I think it’s really created a lot of fear.” The climate hasn’t stopped brokerages, many of which had to make cuts in the early days of the pandemic, from recruiting. Brokerages always want to grow market share by adding more “consumers,” as Boccara put it, but the landscape has become more challenging with more competition, slower sales and fewer agents. Though firms may not have the financial resources to offer big signing bonuses, many have placed an increased focus on rolling out tools to boost productivity, both for existing agents and to lure in new ones.Read moreCompass went on hiring spree as BHS, Halstead made cutsThe big brokerage squeezeSelling the city: TRD’s 2019 brokerage rankings The Corcoran Group launched a new customer relationship management system in lockdown and an entirely virtual training center for agents in March. As of early December, the firm had run more than 900 classes on business development, digital marketing and wellness, among others. It is also working on getting a program ready to pay agents their commissions as soon as deals close. Brown Harris Stevens began rolling out two lending products in December that will front staging costs for sellers and offer bridge loans up to $25 million to buyers at the behest of agents. “We’re doing it solely because agents have said it’s important,” said Matt Leone, BHS’ head of business development. “I think everything we do is a recruiting and retention tool. … I call it doing your job.”Meanwhile, Compass is gearing up for its initial public offering, which could mean windfall for the agents who took advantage of its stock options. Earlier this month, Robert Reffkin, the firm’s founder and CEO, encouraged that line of thinking in a recent internal memo to agents. “We will be able to invest more in building towards the Compass Northstar: Anything an agent needs, Compass provides,” Reffkin wrote.Coming and goingEven at the best of times, many brokerages view recruiting as a numbers game, where the highest agent headcount reaps the largest gross revenues for the company. But when business is bad, the need for more agents is even more acute.“The industry knows that, really, one out of 10 agents is going to make it and really be profitable for the company,” Corofy’s Boccara said. The game is harder now than ever before: There are fewer agents across the board, and those left know they’re in demand. “The agents themselves are starting to realize that they’re a commodity in hot demand,” Boccara said. “Everybody wants to talk to them.” Compass is the recruiting game’s biggest player. The brokerage hired 249 agents away from its rivals between May and November — more than any of its competitors, according to an analysis by Corofy. “Compass really owns a really, really important market share of hiring,” said Boccara, referring to the strategy of recruiting agents to gain market share. Rory Golod, Tri-State president of Compass, pushed back, however, saying that firms allowing growth to be driven by headcount was leading the industry “astray.” “Great organizations are built by being thoughtful and selective,” he said. “We have never thought about our company in terms of the number of agents. … We don’t set targets based on the number of agents.”The firm was far from alone when it came to bringing on new talent from competitors. Corcoran made 120 new hires, followed by eXp, which drew 92 agents. Douglas Elliman snapped up 58 agents from its rivals, while Oxford Property Group picked up 53.“We are very aggressive,” said Pam Liebman, CEO and president of Corcoran. “We did not stop.” She did note, however, that the firm had limited recruitment to agents who’d been in touch with the firm before and previously expressed interest out of a desire to be “sensitive” during the pandemic. Overall, Compass netted 97 agents between May and November — meaning that the firm gained more agents than it lost. eXp Realty, RE/MAX Edge, Nest Seekers International and Triplemint reported similar gains. Still, Compass churned, or lost, an average of 39 agents per month. Among the city’s other biggest brokerages, Elliman and Corcoran saw an average monthly churn of 54 and 53 agents between May and November, while BHS churn was 9.5.(Compass disputed Corofy’s results, stating that its churn was just under 2.5 agents per month because the firm only counts “principal agents” not their team members internally.) At BHS, the firm has upped its marketing budgets and is pouring resources into a new CRM system that recently launched, according to CEO Bess Freedman.“We’re just going to be a little bit more flexible than usual taking into account the pandemic,” she said referring to costs agents incur. “We’re sensitive to the agents that have had a really tough time this year.” Merger maniaFor the last few years, consolidation has swept the brokerage industry, and the recent volatility hasn’t changed that pattern. Last year, Compass acquired Stribling & Associates, and in January of this year Bond New York snapped up rental brokerage Caliber Associates, while Citi Habitats merged into Corcoran. BHS and Halstead’s merger in June was the largest of 2020. The two firms, sister companies under Terra Holdings, now have a combined roughly 2,500 agents. However, the process did result in the departure of 38 “underperforming agents,” according to Freedman and Richard Grossman, president of Halstead.Freedman said the pandemic was the “catalyst” for the deal. She said Terra had discussed merging the firms for years, but the idea became an “ideal” option as the city locked down last spring. “If we didn’t have the pandemic, I don’t know that we would have done it at such a quick speed,” she said. “Maybe we would have at some point.”Oxford Property Group absorbed Kian Realty and Spire Group, which meant adding about 280 agents to the firm over the course of the year. The firm’s founder and CEO Adam Mahfouda said that Oxford’s growth insulated the firm from the pain of a market where transaction volume has sunk. “As a company we’re not feeling the toll,” he said. “But a lot of our agents are feeling that.” In a similar vein, Elegran acquired Anchor Associates earlier this fall, bringing on 20 new people. Celebrity broker Ryan Serhant took an even more extreme approach, launching a new firm altogether in September. He began hiring immediately, despite the fact that a lot of his existing business will continue to be handled by his team at Nest Seekers. “I’m not building this for today. I’m building this for 2030, and 2040, and beyond,” Serhant said in an October interview. “The age old way of getting a desk and you have to drive all your own business and it’s the brokerage’s brand first and your brand second … it will not last, it cannot last.”Serhant’s firm and Triplemint both scooped up agents and staff who had been let go when many firms were forced to make deep cuts earlier in the year. Triplemint CEO David Walker called cutting support staff and agent services “the wrong strategy” back in June, just as agents were allowed to show homes for the first time in three months. “This is the time to invest in your agents because the market is going to rebound,” he said at the time. Fast-forward six months, Triplemint said its headcount has increased by about 20 percent since last December. Walker said he stands by the firm’s “targeted and specific” strategy.“Value to buyers and sellers stands out even more in a challenging market,” he said in December. “It’s the extreme opposite of when the market is roaring, and you can hire your friend who’s done two deals and has their license on the side.”Breaking outFor agents themselves, a different calculus comes into play when deciding whether to stay or go.The pandemic has led some agents, concerned about health and safety, to retire, according to Barbara Fox at Fox Residential. “I think a few of them just don’t want to deal with everything,” she said, noting that there is a real fear among agents showing homes and meeting with clients despite there being no vaccine. “I don’t know anyone who isn’t afraid,” Fox said. “I’ve never been so looking forward to getting a shot.” Meanwhile, others decided this was the time to leave the sheltered wing of major teams. Two agents who had been on the Serhant Team for seven years, Ivy Kramp and Jenna Amicucci-DeChristopher, decided to move to Compass in late June where they founded a four-person team, which includes another Serhant Team alum Vanessa Beretta. The brokers, who say they closed $222 million in total sales between 2018 and 2019, said they parted with Serhant on good terms and the decision didn’t have anything to do with his new firm. “We wish him the best of luck,” said Amicucci-DeChristopher. “Just for us we wanted to go in a little bit of a different direction.” Kramp said the in-house resources at Compass for new development was a big factor in their move.On the other end of the spectrum, Kayla Lee, who handled sales at new development buildings for Modern Spaces for the past five years before jumping to Serhant’s new firm, said the decision was born out of a lull between projects and wanting a new challenge. “I thought this would take me to a new level,” she said.The Peters Breese team at Elliman splintered off from the Eklund-Gomes Team in May, noting that making a move as the market was frozen afforded them additional time to reorganize and communicate with clients. “We have the time to do it now,” as Breese put it. Aaron Seawood, a Brooklyn-based broker and a founding member of Compass’ sports and entertainment division, agreed. He moved to Triplemint in June for the opportunity to “have a seat at the table” as the firm expanded into Brooklyn.“When you’re able to be still, you’re really able to be self aware,” Seawood said in June about deciding to make the jump amid so much volatility. “You have a little more time to think about what’s important to you.Contact Erin Hudson Share via Shortlink Email Address* TagsBrown Harris StevenscompassCorcoran GroupDouglas EllimanNest Seekers InternationalOxford Property GroupResidential BrokerageResidential Real Estate Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* Message*
Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-As confirmed in a report by KUTV 2 News of Salt Lake City, the University of Utah announced the Ken Garff family has given the university the largest donation it has received in the history of its athletic department. The university also confirmed over 5,000 seats will be added to the stadium, boosting Rice-Eccles Stadium’s capacity from 45,087 to 51,444. A news release Saturday revealed the Garffs’ donation will assist in funding constrcution for the Ken Garff Performance Zone in the south end zone. The remaining $45 million is to be generated through new revenue sources associated with the project, per the news release. Brad James The Salt Lake City-based Ken Garff Family of car dealerships has donated $17.5 million for the renovation and expansion of Rice-Eccles Stadium as confirmed during a press conference prior to the annual Red-White football game, which was won by the Red team 21-14. This is the most prominent gift in the midst of an $80 million project for the stadium. University president Ruth V. Watkins and director of athletics Mark Harlan each spoke glowingly of the Garff Family’s generous contribution, as did head football coach Kyle Whittingham. Tags: Ken Garff/Ken Garff Performance Zone/KUTV 2 News/Kyle Whittingham/Mark Harlan/Red-White Football game/Rice-Eccles Stadium/Ruth V. Watkins/Salt Lake City Presently, donors to the university have pledged $32 million of the $35 million sought in philanthropic gifts. April 13, 2019 /Sports News – Local Ken Garff Family Contributes Generous Donation To Rice-Eccles Stadium Expansion
Written by Beau Lund October 7, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 10/6/19 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLNATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFFSAtlanta 3, St. Louis 1LA Dodgers 10, Washington 4NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEBuffalo 14, Tennessee 7Houston 53, Atlanta 32Baltimore 26, Pittsburgh 23 — OVERTIMENew England 33, Washington 7Arizona 26, Cincinnati 23Carolina 34, Jacksonville 27New Orleans 31, Tampa Bay 24Philadelphia 31, NY Jets 6Oakland 24, Chicago 21Minnesota 28, NY Giants 10Denver 20, L.A. Chargers 13Green Bay 34, Dallas 24Indianapolis 19, Kansas City 13NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUECarolina 4, Tampa Bay 3Detroit 4, Dallas 3New York Islanders 4, Winnipeg 1WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSWashington 94, Connecticut 81MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAtlanta 3, New England 1Cincinnati 0, D.C. United 0FC Dallas 6, Sporting Kansas City 0Houston 4, LA Galaxy 2Los Angeles FC 3, Colorado 1Montreal 3, New York 0Chicago 5, Orlando City 2New York City FC 2, Philadelphia 1Portland 3, San Jose 1Seattle 1, Minnesota 0Toronto FC 1, Columbus 0Real Salt Lake 1, Vancouver 0Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Home » News » Land & New Homes » Work starts at Mulberry Park previous nextLand & New HomesWork starts at Mulberry ParkThe Negotiator13th May 20160547 Views Work has got underway on Bath’s latest housing development at Mulberry Park, thanks to fresh funding from the Government.The Housing and Planning Minister, Brandon Lewis, joined the ground breaking ceremony on 31st March at the former Ministry of Defence site near Foxhill.Curo has outline planning permission at Mulberry Park for up to 700 homes, a new primary school, nursery, community facilities and employment space.This scheme will also help to create an integrated community with improved transport and infrastructure.Detailed planning permission has also been granted for the first 275 new homes at Mulberry Park. Of these homes 30 per cent will be affordable including homes for social rent and shared ownership.Victor da Cunha, Chief Executive of Curo, said, “The new housing, school and community facilities at Mulberry Park, combined with our ambitions to regenerate part of the existing Foxhill estate, will enable us to provide quality homes that meet people’s needs now and in the future.“The scheme will also help create an integrated community with improved transport and infrastructure.”land and new homes Mulberry Park new housing development Bath May 13, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021