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Visionary Future from Historic Past for New York's 545 Madison Avenue
When 545 Madison Avenue reopens in May 2008 in New York City, it won't at all resemble the original model. For starters, the 17-story office building
Jeff Hines: Filling His Father's Shoes
Over the last 50 years, Houston-based Hines has developed some of the world's most striking buildings, including the trapezoidal Pennzoil Place in Houston
CEO Leads Majestic to Industrial Peak
There never was really any question that Ed Roski Jr., was going to get into real estate. As a young boy, he tagged along while his father toured industrial
New Owner Plans to Reignite Charleston's Cigar Factory
Charleston, S.C., has been on The Simpson Organization's to-do list for about five years. The Atlanta-based real estate investment firm is finally getting
Renovation of Detroit's Book-Cadillac Hotel Aims to Provide Spark for City
Cleveland developer John Ferchill first began renovating historic buildings in the late 1970s because he was short on cash. He had developed a couple
Boston's Historic Ames Building Will Become Boutique Hotel
When it was constructed in 1889, the 13-story Ames Building was the first skyscraper in Boston. The wealthy Ames family owned the hugely successful agricultural tool business, Ames Plow, launched in the late 1770s. Ames Plow picked a pinnacle point in downtown Boston on which to construct its corporate home, One Court Street, just off Washington Mall. Now the unique building may be transformed into a boutique hotel.
From Lumberer to Developer, Forest City's Roots Run Deep
When it began as a lumber business in the 1920s, Forest City Enterprises Inc. focused more on sticks than bricks. It was formed in Cleveland by four siblings of the Ratowczwer family, which took on the surname of Ratner after immigrating to America from Poland.
Infinite Opportunity Awaits MBA Grads
When Stan Ross began his real estate career in 1961, the industry wasn't nearly as sophisticated as it is today. Career opportunities were limited to development, construction, property management and basic finance.
Executives on Education: From the Classroom to the Real World
As Class of 2007 MBA students trade in their backpacks for briefcases, more are opting for careers in real estate.
Vaunted Bank Building in Dallas Has New Life As Luxury High-Rise
When it opened in downtown Dallas in December 1954, the 36-story Republic National Bank Building was the tallest tower west of the Mississippi.
St. Louis Preserves Historic Hotel
With an infusion of capital from a new owner, the historic Chase Park Plaza hotel in St. Louis is kicking off a $95 million renovation that will transform its adjacent Park Plaza residential tower into additional hotel rooms, corporate apartments and high-end condominiums.
Philadelphia Renaissance
Last August, J. Grasso Properties paid $94 million for the Curtis Center, a historic office building in the heart of Philadelphia.
Playing to Win: Roger Staubach
Just a few years into his NFL career, Roger Staubach was already thinking about life after football. The salaries of professional athletes in the 1970s weren't what they are today, and the Dallas Cowboys quarterback was married with three kids.
Her Father's Daughter: Lucy Crow Billingsley
Growing up as the only daughter of legendary Dallas developer Trammell Crow, Lucy Crow Billingsley was raised in the finest Southern belle tradition.By the time she got to college, the debutante couldn't wait to rip off the long white gloves
Regal Restoration
The regal Dexter Horton building was built in 1924 to pay tribute to one of Seattle's founding fathers and later house his noteworthy banking company, SeaFirst
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