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Tishman Speyer jumps on Austin bandwagon with $150M deal

first_img Office Real Estatetishman speyer Share via Shortlink Tags Tishman Speyer CEO Rob Speyer and renderings of Foundry I. (Getty, Cielo) Tishman Speyer is making a push into Austin, purchasing two office buildings in one of the Texas city’s rapidly developing neighborhoods.The New York City–based firm paid between $145 million and $150 million for the Foundry I and Foundry II buildings, according to Bloomberg News. The properties are located in east Austin, where around 1.1 million square feet of office space is under construction.Cielo Property Group developed the Foundry buildings. Together they have 240,000 square feet of office space and 17 residential units. One opened in 2019 and the other is expected to open later this year.ADVERTISEMENTVacancy increased and asking rents fell last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but Austin could be one of the strongest markets in the country going forward.That’s thanks in large part to an influx of tech companies that was already underway before the pandemic. High-tech industries have grown by 25 percent over the last five years in the city.“Tishman Speyer is focusing on markets where the best tech entrepreneurs are collaborating with leading academic institutions,” Chief Executive Rob Speyer said in an email. “Going forward, Austin will be in our portfolio alongside Boston, San Diego, the Bay Area and more.”Economic growth in Austin has made the city’s housing market competitive. A recent Zillow survey found that 84 percent of participating industry experts, economists, and investors expected that Austin home prices will grow faster than the national average, the strongest consensus about any trend in any U.S. market.[Bloomberg News] — Dennis Lynch  Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

Watch Ben Harper’s Powerful Rendition Of Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’

first_imgIn the wake of Prince’s death, countless artists have paid tribute to the late great musician. Considering Prince’s enormous legacy and influence, it’s no surprise that artists everywhere are taking time out of their live shows and celebrating Prince.Ben Harper joined in the elite group of artist tributes last night, at his performance at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Harper has been touring in support of his Call It Like It Is album, and broke from his usual setlist to incorporate a cover of “Purple Rain” into the performance.Watch Harper’s “Purple Rain” below, filmed by fan Will Price:RIP Princelast_img read more

Eric Krasno Taps John Scofield, Cyril Neville, George Porter Jr., & More For Brooklyn Comes Alive Set

first_imgBrooklyn Comes Alive recently announced its massive artist lineup, with over 100 artists slated to perform 35+ sets across two days in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This year, the event is expanding to two days, September 23rd and 24th, and will take over three of Brooklyn’s premier venues—Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall at MP, and Music Hall of Williamsburg—all within a 10-minute walking radius. Fans’ imaginations have been running wild dreaming up what band lineups may be formed from the extensive roster of musicians. The guessing game is always one of the most fun parts of the Brooklyn Comes Alive experience, but today we’re ready to roll out some more surprises.Today, following the previous announcements of “The Road Goes On Forever: Celebrating The Music Of The Allman Brothers Band” and A Tribute To Jamiroquai, Brooklyn Comes Alive reports that world-renowned guitarist Eric Krasno will lead an incredible group of talent for a special Eric Krasno & Friends set.Krasno is no stranger to Brooklyn Comes Alive, having helped to curate the festival’s lineup in its first year. Now, Kraz is set to return to Williamsburg two years later with an all-star cast of musical friends by his side. Serving as the focal point of the collaboration, iconic jazz-fusion guitarist John Scofield will link up with Kraz to form a dual-guitar attack for the ages.Cyril Neville, famed percussionist/vocalist from The Meters and The Neville Brothers, will bring his New Orleans elder statesman presence to Brooklyn for the performance, sharing percussion duties with Louis Cato of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert house band Stay Human. Renowned bassist Chris Loftlin will hold down the bass duties, and Krasno’s Lettuce teammate and frequent collaborator Nigel Hall will add keyboards and his signature vocals. Finally, NOLA royalty and The Meters bassist/vocalist George Porter Jr. will be on hand to add to the madness as a special guest during this landmark gathering of funk icons.Below, you can watch Krasno link up with Scofield and Hall during Soulive’s 2012 “Bowlive” residency at Brooklyn Bowl, (courtesy of YouTube user marcmillman1), as well as a video of Krasno with Porter (and Brandon “TAZ” Niederauer, another exciting Brooklyn Comes Alive 2017 artist) at “Bowlive” 2015 (courtesy of YouTube user Barry2theB):“Stratus” – Soulive w/ John Scofield, Nigel Hall, and more:“Just Kissed My Baby” – Soulive w/ George Porter, Jr., Brandon “TAZ” Niederauer, and more: The 2017 Brooklyn Comes Alive lineup features members of Umphrey’s McGee, moe., The Disco Biscuits, The String Cheese Incident, Trey Anastasio Band, and so many more. Iconic legends such as John Scofield, George Porter Jr., Cyril Neville, DJ Premier, Johnny Vidacovich, and Henry Butler will join members of nationally-touring bands such as GRAMMY-winners Snarky Puppy, The Meters, Primus, Soulive, Lettuce, The Motet, Lotus, Radilroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters,Yonder Mountain String Band, The Russ Liquid Test, SunSquabi, Pendulum, Destroid, The Crystal Method, Midnight North, Aqueous, Kung Fu, Electric Beethoven, and more. Check out the full lineup of artists below, and stay tuned for upcoming announcements about bands, supergroup formations, and special tribute sets.***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***Each ticket grants attendees in-and-out access to all three venues, creating the feeling of an indoor music festival all within the heart of Williamsburg. In true Brooklyn Comes Alive-fashion, a brunch set will kick off the music each day, and performances will continue into the early hours of the morning with special late-night performances.To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.last_img read more


first_imgIn last month’s issue, I wrote an article on the Red River Gorge and the history of climbing access there. Researching and writing that piece allowed me to relive the weeks I spent at the Red as a college undergrad – young(er), more clueless (if you can believe it), but totally enchanted by everything that was and is the Red River Gorge. It was our outdoor program’s go-to fall break spot, but I hadn’t been back to that little slice of Kentucky heaven in nearly three years.Last weekend, I decided, was a good time to change that.IMG_1494 IMG_1500 IMG_1503Day 1From Asheville, N.C., I drove five hours northwest until I came to the small town of Slade, Ky. Aside from single lane roads, a couple diners, and a handful of gas stations, there’s not much in Slade (except, of course, some of the best Corbin sandstone in the world). It was here at Miguels Pizza that I met up with the crew – Adam, Dave, and Roberto. These three guys first met in Davis, W.Va., years ago where both Adam and Dave still reside. Climbing, ski patrolling, trail maintenance, road trips to Veracruz…these guys have shared quite a few good times together. After a few slices of pizza and some beers to wash it down, it was time to head back to our camp in the National Forest.IMG_1513 IMG_1526Day 2The weather for the weekend could not have been more perfect for climbing. Sunny and sixty degrees was all the forecast called for from Friday thru Sunday. Knowing this, and knowing the crowds that would likely swarm to the Red on Saturday, we decided to hit up one of the most popular climbing areas in the gorge – Muir Valley – first.Over 400 acres in size and with more than 350 routes of varying difficulty, it’s no wonder Muir Valley is such a hot spot. Moderate climbers (ah hem, me) flock to the Bruise Brothers and Sunny Side walls while the Sharmas head deeper into the property to try their hand at any number of 5.12+ projects at the Solarium or Midnight Surf crags.When you arrive on Muir Valley’s property, chances are you’ll either be greeted by Rick and Liz Weber, the owners of Muir Valley, or Roger VanDamme, the Chairman of the volunteer organization Friends of Muir Valley. Warm, welcoming, and smiling, these three friendly faces are the brains behind Muir Valley. Trail maintenance, fundraisers, emergency training, heck, even stocking the soda machine with Ale-8-1, whatever it is that needs doing, the crew at Muir Valley is on it.It’s that dedication to a quality climbing experience that makes Muir Valley unique. Rick and Liz, now well into their seventies, have committed the past two decades of their lives to expanding and improving Muir Valley. Their love affair with the area shows, too, and after a quick walk around the property with Liz at the lead, it was obvious to me that their passions have paid off ten-fold. Beginner and professional climbers alike know of the Webers, and everyone we passed acknowledged Liz by name and thanked her profusely for “what you guys do.”Liz is a sharp cookie and could easily out-climb me, despite our nearly half-a-century in age difference. She knows Muir Valley the way you know your childhood home, and as we walked along the trails, she versed me in the ways of Big Leaf Magnolias and the troubles of erosion. I had interviewed Liz for the article I wrote last month without ever having met her, and after spending just a couple hours with her on my final day in the Red, I realized that everything I ever hoped to be in life resided in that fiery-sweet pistol of a woman. She’s strong, she’s smart, and she settles for nothing but the best (especially when it comes to her beloved Muir Valley) – that’s why she was quick to express her disappointment that I had not mentioned the Webers’ intentions to gift Muir Valley (that’s right, gift, as in a Christmas gift) to Friends of Muir Valley, an act that would require the volunteer organization to raise $200,000 in 2014 to prove that the group could cover upcoming operation and maintenance costs through 2015.If you’ve ever climbed at Muir Valley, you’ve likely noticed how well-maintained the place is, how nice the facilities are, or the fact that they have loaner stick clips available for visiting climbers. Though there are hundreds of other crags to climb at in the Red, you likely won’t receive such a thoughtful experience anywhere else. With Roger and his volunteer crew at the helm, this place operates like a well-oiled machine on even the busiest of weekends. If you want to help these passionate people keep Muir Valley as such, then donate now. Every dollar counts.IMG_1547 IMG_1553 IMG_1564 IMG_1566Day 3We thought about getting up early. That idea did cross our minds at some point the previous night. But the fact of the matter is, we were more bent on breakfast burritos and perc coffee than beating the crowds. Consequently, we were on the crack-of-noon club that Saturday and opted to check out Military Wall and Left Flank by Nada Tunnel instead of exploring deeper into Muir Valley and risking spending the day doing more waiting than climbing.One of the best things about climbing at the Red is the diversity of folks you meet – from Cincinnati gym rats to European rock stars (no pun intended, maybe), people will travel halfway across the world if they need to, just to climb at the Red.Sometimes I forget how lucky we are to be so close to such quality rock climbing. As I hung in my harness at the top of Sunshine, snapping photos of Adam leading and listening to tidbits of a conversation our neighboring climbers were having in Italian, I was reminded of how unique of an experience this was, to be in the heart of Kentucky amid a melting pot of cultures and backgrounds and ideals. Even some of the hippest cities lack that thread of diversity, and the coolest part about it all was the shared love of climbing that united people from all walks of life.We climbed until dark that day, ending the night with a stop at another climbing hub – Sky Bridge Station. We drank IPAs on empty stomachs and fueled our aching bodies with quesadillas. We helplessly defended ourselves in a game of darts and chatted with the locals who gave us hand-drawn maps and climbing beta. The energy was visceral, the vibe tangible, and (apparently) we closed the place down before returning to our quiet corner of the woods, the guys to prepare for another day of climbing and I to return back to Asheville.Until next year, RRG.IMG_1584 IMG_1598 IMG_1618 IMG_1638 IMG_1664 IMG_1675 IMG_1684 IMG_1696 IMG_1697 IMG_1703 IMG_1795last_img read more

Choose your own adventure…

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Anthony DemangoneI remember those wonderful books as a kid. Choose your own adventure. Do you take the crystal skull from the temple, or do you open the door? If you open the door, turn to page 76…As adults, I think we try to recreate that feeling.Some play fantasy baseball. They can tinker and trade and build themselves a championship. Others, play Minecraft. They can compete and build themselves an alternate world.There are many other ways to do this.But sometimes, we forget about the most important way…A few years back, a credit union CEO asked me how I was doing. We were having lunch, and the conversation was wonderful. I told him how both my wife and I were from Pennsylvania. And even though we loved DC, sometimes we missed the slower pace of life back in the Keystone State. continue reading »last_img read more

Elevate your impact with these 2019 credit union conferences!

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Your impact on your credit union is strong—and these conferences will help you achieve an even more elite level. View NAFCU’s entire 2019 conference lineup now so you can easily assemble your training budget for next year. It provides everything you need to put together a great training plan, so you and your team can become even more adept at building revenue, strategizing effectively, and eliminating compliance headaches. View the planning guide online now, or download the 2019 training brochure. Pressed for time? Here’s a quick look at the lineup: STRATEGIC GROWTH CONFERENCEMarch 19 – 21, 2019 | Greenville, SCSPRING REGULATORY COMPLIANCE SCHOOL March 18 – 22, 2019 | Arlington, VACEOs & SENIOR EXECUTIVES CONFERENCE May 1 – 3, 2019 | Key West, FL BOARD OF DIRECTORS & SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE CONFERENCE  May 20 – 23, 2019 | Savannah, GA 52nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE & SOLUTIONS EXPO June 18 – 21, 2019 | New Orleans, LAFALL REGULATORY COMPLIANCE SCHOOL August 12 – 16, 2019 | Minneapolis, MN BSA SEMINARAugust 11 – 14, 2019 | Minneapolis, MNCONGRESSIONAL CAUCUS September 8 – 11, 2019 | Washington, DCRISK MANAGEMENT SEMINAROctober 1 – 3, 2019 | Savannah, GA REGULATORY COMPLIANCE SEMINAROctober 1 – 4, 2019 | Savannah, GAMANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE October 7 – 11, 2019 | San Antonio, TXLENDING CONFERENCE  November 4 – 6, 2019 | Austin, TXCREDIT UNION CFO SUMMIT2nd Half of 2019Plan now to take advantage of NAFCU training in 2019. It’s the best credit union education available.last_img read more

NYSEG plans on having power fully restored by Tuesday evening

first_img(WBNG) – NYSEG says it expects tohave power restored to its customers by 10 p.m.Tuesday after abundantsnowfall Monday caused trees and power lines to be down. Updates will be provided on thecompany’s Facebook and Twitter pages. NYSEG says heavy, wet snow brought downtrees which caused damage to powerlines and other equipment. The company says the Southern Tier wasone of the “hardest hit” areas. They say more than 55,000 oftheir customers lost power. As of 12 p.m. Tuesday, they say morethan 6,000 customers are still powerless. They say in some of the more remoteareas, repairs will require special equipment.last_img read more

Arsenal confirm Bernd Leno has avoided a serious knee injury

first_img🗣We feared the worst”Mikel Arteta on Bernd Leno’s injury for Arsenal— Football Daily (@footballdaily) June 23, 2020 Arsenal confirm Bernd Leno has avoided a serious knee injury Coral BarryTuesday 23 Jun 2020 7:03 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link184Shares Leno could be back in training in four weeks (Picture: Getty)Maupay apologised to Leno after the game, but insisted he never intended to hurt the stopper.Arsenal players angrily confronted Maupay at full-time – who scored a late winner – and Matteo Guendouzi was lucky to avoid a ban from the FA after he grabbed the forward by the throat.‘At half-time I went to Mikel Arteta, their manager, to apologise because I never meant to injure their keeper,’ Maupay told BT Sport.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I just jumped to get the ball maybe and when he landed he just twisted his knee, so I apologise to their team and to him as well.‘I’ve been through a bad injury so I know it’s hard but I never meant to hurt him.‘But some of the Arsenal players need to learn humility maybe sometimes. They’ve been talking a lot first half, second half when they were 1-0 up – they got what they deserved.’ Leno was in agony after hurting himself (Picture: Getty)Bernd Leno has managed to avoid serious ligament damage to his knee and could return to Arsenal training within four weeks, the club have confirmed.The Arsenal goalkeeper was stretchered off in the defeat Brighton & Hove Albion and it was feared Leno would miss at least the next nine months of action.But ahead of Arsenal’s game against Southampton on Thursday, the Gunners announced the injury is not as serious as first feared.A statement read: ‘Right knee. Positive news after detailed assessments. Sustained moderate ligament sprain during Brighton & Hove (a) on Saturday. Aiming to return to full training in four to six weeks.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMikel Arteta reacted to the news in his pre-match press conference, saying: ‘We thought [Leno’s injury] was going to be more significant. We are not sure on the extent still but he is feeling positive.’Leno howled in pain when he landed awkwardly on his right leg under the challenge of Neal Maupay.The German hurled abuse at Maupay as he left the pitch, clearly feeling the Brighton striker had purposely injured him. Advertisement MORE: Arsenal consider Claudio Bravo move with fears that Bernd Leno could miss 12 monthsMORE: Arsenal decide to sign Cedric Soares on permanent transferFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Investors wanted for stunning CBD home

first_img1 & 2/46 Victoria Street, Townsville CityTHIS Townsville CBD property screams investment potential and could be all your when it heads to auction tonight.Situated in a boutique building is this two-residence home at 1&2/46 Victoria Street, with Castle Hill as nature’s neighbour and stunning panoramic port, island and ocean views, privacy and exclusivity is ensured. Opportunity awaits for those who may wish to reside in one, and rent the other. 1 & 2/46 Victoria Street, Townsville CityEqually, an opportunity exists with minimum spend, to live in as one residence amid other premiere properties in this exclusive location, says listing agent Julie Mahoney.“This really is quite an interesting property and the sale could go either way,” she said.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“We had pretty good interest so far because it comes with so many possibilities as it comes with separate titles.“If you wanted to, you could have extended family living in one of the apartments whist residing in the other or just lease them separately. “The block is also big enough to allow for the construction of another unit down the track which could be quite popular due to its location.” 1 & 2/46 Victoria Street, Townsville CityOn the upper level you will find a contemporary functional kitchen with stainless steel appliances and an abundance of storage and stunning parquetry flooring throughout the spacious living and dining areas.A master suite includes built-in-robe and ensuite and there are also two additional bedrooms, both with built-in robes.The main bathroom includes bath and separate shower and there’s also a separate laundry with extra storages.center_img 1 & 2/46 Victoria Street, Townsville CityTucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac with no-through traffic, the property’s downstairs features include polished timber flooring throughout the spacious living and dining area and a stunning, all-white, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances.There’s also a palatial master suite with substantial walk-in robe and balcony access and a light and bright shared bathroom between master and second bedrooms. last_img read more

Spacious family home embraces the best of Brisbane River living

first_imgLiving large.No.354 Westlake Drive has most of the features and benefits from some of the best of Brisbane’s homes including ducted air-conditioning and a swimming pool. “We liked it because it was lowset, it was very comfortable living,” Mrs Ryder said.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019“And it was a very stylish home.” Laid back entertaining.Now that the couple are moving into a retirement village, it is back on the market.The home sits in a quiet street of the Westlake neighbourhood, and is walking distance away from the Brisbane River. Spacious throughout.The home embraces the tropical weather with a pool and palm trees and an outdoor entertaining area perfect for summer entertaining. With four large bedrooms there is more than enough room for a large family or for a couple looking to downsize but still have some extra room when friends and family visit. A few changes had been made to the home in the last 16 years including renovations of the bathrooms and reconditioning of the roof, as well as the addition of solar panels on the roof.“We’ve done everything to make this the sort of home we are happy to live in,” she said.She said the home would be ideal for a family or an elderly couple looking for an easy property to live in.And with the home walking distance to a dog park, she said it could be the perfect place for animal lovers.center_img 354 Westlake Drive, WestlakeTHIS four-bedroom home at 354 Westlake Drive in Westlake was perfect for Patricia Ryder and her husband Frank when they moved in 16 years ago.They had been living in a larger home in neighbouring Jindalee, but when her children moved out they considered something a bit more manageable.But calling it ‘downsizing’ could be going too far. last_img read more