Guo Wengui

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Fugitive Chinese billionaire speaks out from his hideout in the Sherry-Netherland Guo Wengui has set aside $150M war chest and plans to step up anti-government rhetoric

The penthouse at上海千花网论坛 上海千花网 the Sherry-Netherland hotel and Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui (Credit: Twitter)

Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui, who s been living in self-imposed exile at the Sherry-Netherland, is ready to take on his enemies. And there are many.

Guo, who has accused government and business figures of corruption via social media, has amassed a $150 million war chest that he said will cover his legal fees and other expenses as he seeks asylum in the U.S. and steps up anti-Communist rhetoric. Nothing can stop me, he told the Wall Street Journal. The U.S. is the last land of justice.

Guo, also known as Mile上海贵族宝贝交流区 上海贵族宝贝论坛s Kwok, made his fortune in real estate before fleeing China in 2015. That year, he picked up a sprawling co-op at the Sherry-Netherland co-op for $70 million. The apartment, pieced together out of smaller apartments over the years, has seven bedrooms and 2,000 square feet of terra上海贵族宝贝 上海千花网龙凤论坛ce space. Last year, he listed it for $78 million with Brown Harris Stevens Kathy Sloane, who brought Guo to the co-op two years ago.

But a Hong Kong hedge fund moved to block the sale of Guo s apartment, arguing that he d likely move the proceeds out of the U.S. to avoid repaying his debts. The unit is currently off the market.

Guo s allegations are hard to corroborate — even seemingly small details such as his age. But his accusations could upset China s planned leadership transition this month.

Last month, Guo said he would seek asylum in the U.S. since his accusations have made him a political target in China.

In recent weeks, his critics have shut down one of his Facebook accounts and interfered with his video broadcasts. China is at a very dangerous crossroads now, sa爱上海龙凤419桑拿 上海龙凤论坛sh1fid Guo, who was set to speak Wednesday at the Hudson Institute, a Washington-based think tank.

The Journal described a man who appears quite comfortable at the Sherry-Netherland pad and in the claims he s making. Sipping tea in a long black Chinese gown nex上海贵族宝贝 上海千花网龙凤论坛t to a fireplace in his apartment adorned with a Lego brick model of the London bridge, he challenged his detractors to produce evidence that he is wrong, the paper wrote.

Chinese officials have dismissed Guo s claims, and there is a warrant for his arrest. Several subordinates have been detained, and in August, government officials told the Associated Press that it was investigating Guo in 19 criminal cases involving bribery, kidnapping, fraud, money laundering and rape. HNA Group — which Guo has accused of having ties to the Communist Party — has filed a defamation suit against him. A Chinese woman who worked as his personal assistant accused him of rape, according to a suit filed in New York. [WSJ] E.B. Solomont

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US Housing Starts

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US housing starts jump to highest level of the 阿拉爱上海同城 爱上海龙凤419桑拿year But increase is from finicky multifamily projects

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U.S. housing starts jumped 13.7 percent last month, reaching the highest leve上海贵族宝贝论坛 上海贵族宝贝l seen all year.

The increase hints that builders are back to work after hurricanes walloped the southeast and slowed residential construction, the Wall Street Journal reported. Housing starts hit a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.29 in October, the Commerce Department said on Friday. Building permits for residential projects increased 5.9 percent to an annual pace of 1.297 million last month.

”It was a little bit of a dead cat bounce after the hurricanes,” Terrell Gates, CEO of Virtus Real Estate Capital, told the Journal.

But don t get too excited. Economists warned that the g上海龙凤论坛sh1f 上海龙凤论坛rowth was largely driven爱上海同城论坛 爱上海同城 by the 37 percent increase in multifamily starts, which can be volatile month-to-month. Single-family start increased 5.3 percent in October. [WSJ] — Kathryn Brenzel

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Retail Store Technology

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Another blow t上海贵族宝贝交流区 上海贵族宝贝论坛o retail: Amazon s automated store launch is a Go Amazon Go, a system that allows stores to function without cashiers, debuts January 22

(Credit: Amazon storefront photo by SounderBruce/Wikimedia Commons; right photo by Anthony Easton/Flickr)

Amazon s cashier-free store is opening after a year of delays. Running off a new system called Amazon Go, the上海千花网龙凤论坛 上海千花社区 store is filled with cameras that allow the technology to track shoppers and identify the products they select and then charge their accounts.

Though the tech giant notes that cashiers would still be needed if items being sold included restricted products like alcohol, Go allows cashiers to be eliminated in a convenience store, which is the model that will officially open on the company s Seattle campus on January 22, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The reason behind the delay in launching Go was reportedly due to the unexpected complexity of crowds of shoppers and identifying sim爱上海龙凤419桑拿 上海龙凤论坛sh1filar products. The 上海龙凤论坛sh1f 上海龙凤论坛system learned from Amazon employees over the past several months.

Though there are no plans to introduce the system into Amazon s current brick-and-mortar ventures, such as its bookstores or Whole Foods, Dilip Kumar, vice president of technology for Go and Amazon Books, said the system was not just a test.

“We have this unwritten rule that whatever it is you’re building, you have to be able to scale it so that it covers significantly amount of more load than what you would normally ever expect,” he told the Journal. [WSJ] Erin Hudson

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231 East 94th Street

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UES could be getting a ne上海龙凤论坛 新上海贵族宝贝论坛w tower, with ties to celebrity chef Ga爱上海 爱上海同城手机版rage o上海千花网论坛 上海千花网perator and Red Rooster investor is buying air rights

The Upper East Side could be getting a new tower. Garage Management Co., a parking lot operator, is buying air rights for an unspecified development on East 94th Street.

The company has ties to Swedish celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson. GMC partner Andrew Chapman claims on his Linkedin profile that he owns Samuelsson’s Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem and co-founded the Marcus Samuelsson Group.

The company is working with unspecified partners and it isn’t clear what they plan to build on East 94th St上海同城对对碰交友社区 上海夜网论坛reet, near Second Avenue, the New Yor上海贵族宝贝交流区 上海贵族宝贝论坛k Post reported. GMC owns a garage at 231 East 94th Street and an auto body shop 243 East 94th Street. The bulk of the site is commercially zoned.

GMC bought air rights from the St. David s School at 215 East 94th Street, but because the school building doesn’t neighbor its property it will have to buy air rights from other lots as well. Avison Young is working with the garage company on the endeavor. [NYP] Konrad Putzier 

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Westchester sales down 3 percent from last year

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In the first quarter of 2018, the number of homes sold fell nearly three percent from the same period the year before, according to the first Westchester market report published by Berkshire Hathaway, which acquired Houlihan Lawrence爱上海同城手机版 新爱上海同城对对碰论坛 last year. The number of sales has steadily 阿拉爱上海同城 爱上海龙凤419桑拿declined since爱上海同城 爱上海 the third quarter of 2017, the report states. The爱上海龙凤419桑拿 上海龙凤论坛sh1f median list price hovered at $455,000 in the first quarter, up just two percent from the same period last year. Berkshire Hathaway’s report also noted that rising rents appear to be pushing young adults to buy. [Berkshire Hathaway]

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Drone Real Estate

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A drone program for real estate — here s how it could save lives Real estate entrepreneurs hope this technology lowers the number of fatal falls on construction sites

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In 2016, falls resulted in 384 of 991 construction worker deaths in the United States, according to federal government figures. But some entrepreneurs are proposing a new tool for construction inspection上海贵族宝贝交流区 上海贵族宝贝论坛s that could lower the number of worker f上海千花社区 上海千花网交友atalities: drones.

The New York Times reported that the drones are being put to work on construction projects worldwide, safely taking care of quality-control and inspection jobs in place of human workers爱上海龙凤419桑拿 上海龙凤论坛sh1f. The trend coincides with a rise in drone爱上海同城手机版 新爱上海同城对对碰论坛 sales, which increased 33 percent year-over-year in 2017, according to market research firm NPD Group.

Mike Winn, CEO of San Francisco company DroneDeploy, told the Times drones are now taking care of roof measurements needed for solar panel installations, a job that use to require a person precariously stretching out a tape measure while trying to stay balanced on the top of a home or building. And John Murphy Jr., a contractor on the 58-story Paramount Miami Worldcenter condominium project in Miami, said use of drones means fewer workers are dangerously going out on the side of buildings on platforms hanging from cables.

“We’re definitely limiting the exposure to workers,” Murphy told the Times.

Not everyone is sure drones can solve all of real estate s dangers and inefficiencies, however. Drones used by property insurers in South Florida have led to heaps of improper repair estimates, creating a massive backlog of reopened claims. [NYT] — Will Parker

 

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Interior Design

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125 Greenwich (Credit: March White, iStock)

UPDATE Jan. 2, 3:30p.m.: Yacht design is no longer just reserved for the ultra-wealthy who cruise the seas.

Thanks to interior designers like March White, who are doing the interiors at Bizzi Partners Development s super-tall condo in Lower Manhattan, 125 Greenwich, the comforts of the high sea are coming home to land. The new trend, reported by Forbes, is sweeping through residential design.

Billionaire Robert Stiller of E-Z Wider and Keurig Green Mountain coffee is among the trailblazers paying up to make their homes look more like the glorified boats.

His interior designer Remi Tessier teamed up with an engineering company known for building superyachts, metrica, to build a curving staircase in his Florida home.

Meanwhile, at 125 Greenwich, the designers are borrowi阿爱上海同城 阿拉爱上海同城ng from yacht design especially in the building s smaller units where the use of a headboard or the formulation of a small kitchen in a nook of the a上海千花社区 上海千花网交友partment helps create defined spaces. Check out more photos of the design in the slidesho上海贵族宝贝交流区 上海贵族宝贝论坛w below. [Forbes] Erin Hudson

Editor s Note: The original story misidentified Michael Shvo as the developer of 125 Greenwich. He left the project in 2016 and Bizzi Partners Development is now the sole developer.

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A Nor上海千花社区 上海千花网交友walk-based company is opening a coworking space in Trumbull that’s geared toward tradesmen and craftsmen, the Fairfield County Business Journal reports. Levco Mechanical Group wanted to 新爱上海同城对对碰论坛 上海同城对对碰交友社区offer “something different and unique to tradesmen, craftsmen or anyone looking for good, clean space with very flexible terms, unbeatable parking and even deluxe offices already built out,” its president and CEO Robert Levene told the outlet. Levco has tapped Collie爱上海同城对对碰 爱上海同城论坛rs International in Stamford to lease the 100,000-square-foot space, for leases as little as three months or as long上海千花网 爱上海同城对对碰 as ten years. “The idea of a co-located commercial community is an innovativ爱上海同城对对碰 爱上海同城论坛e way to repurpose what was originally a multinational corporate headquarters campus,” Levene said of the Merritt Boulevard building, which was once home to Unilever. [FBJ]

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51 East 80th Street

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51 East 80th Street (credit: Google Maps)

An Upper East Side townhouse that dates back to 1883 just sold for $21.5 million.

The seller, who paid $23.5 million for the property at 5上海千花网 爱上海同城对对碰1 East 80th Street in 2014, took a loss on the deal. The townhouse was sold by North Fifth LLC, with Richard Gold as a managing member, according to records filed with New York City’s Department of Finance. Gold is an executive at private investment firm General Atlantic.

The buyer is Perranporth Inc. Andrew Ryan, an attorney at Brooklyn’s The Ryan Law Group, is the signatory and didn’t immediately respond to request for comment. Perranporth is the name of a town on the Atlantic coast in England.

Built in 1883 by Scottish arc上海夜网 阿爱上海同城hitect John Jardine for developer Edward Kilpatrick, the 8,950-square-foot, 23-foot-wide brownstone has five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, and boasts an elevator and a wood-burning fireplace. The listing noted the home un上海夜网 阿爱上海同城derwent a 3-year restoration.

Like the con阿爱上海同城 阿拉爱上海同城do market, townhouse sales have also slowed. The first quarter saw $665 million in deals, down 18 percent from $816 mi上海龙凤论坛 新上海贵族宝贝论坛llion a year earlier, according to a Leslie J. Garfield report. Sales volume on the UES tumbled 23 percent while the average sales price falling 18 percent to $14.48 million.

But the market may be picking up, the report noted, thanks to an uptick in properties going into contract. In the first quarter, 10 townhouses were in contract, compared with five a year earlier.

Update: This story has been corrected to remove reference to Corcoran’s Leighton Candler, who was not the listing agent for this sale.

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” Ares 4 ” as before popular PlayStation government large award of each 2018 year

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