Turns out, an education in Tech can be a curse rather than benefit

Turns out, an education in Tech can be a curse rather than benefit. Patriot at the end of his rope, help needed. Written by weaver on Monday October 31st 2015Updated October 31st 2015 Subjects: fundraiser, navy, veteran, H-1b, volunteerLaid off in 2003, Virgil is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t. He lives … Read moreTurns out, an education in Tech can be a curse rather than benefit

Sunrise commission OKs phase one of Metropica

A rendering of Metropica and developer Joseph Kavana City approved 370,000 sf of retail, 345 apartments, 240-room hotel and 140,000 sf of office Metropica secured approval for the first phase of the 65-acre, master-planned community in west Broward County.  The Sunrise City Commission OK’d 370,000 square feet of retail space, a 345-unit apartment building, and the rights … Read moreSunrise commission OKs phase one of Metropica

Workers at Dermot Company’s newly-purchased EV rental forced to take big wage cuts

250 East Houston Street Employees at 250 East Houston were reportedly told to accept much lower pay or leave Doormen and maintenance workers at the Red Square rental complex in the East Village have been offered an ultimatum: take a pay cut or be out of a job, according to a report. Long-serving workers at … Read moreWorkers at Dermot Company’s newly-purchased EV rental forced to take big wage cuts

Consultant: Four key One Big Sky Center indicators

MontDevCo LLC development principals Greg Tatham, center left, Skip Ahern, center, and Burke McHugh, right, stand at a press conference announcing plans for One Big Sky center at Meadowlark gallery in August. If on Nov. 14 the Billings City Council approves a One Big Sky Center pre-development agreement with MontDevCo LLC, city officials would be wise to … Read moreConsultant: Four key One Big Sky Center indicators

Las Vegas casinos love Chinese gamblers. So these guys built a casino just for them

The Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino, set to open Dec. 3, is billing itself as Las Vegas’ first Asian-themed resort. Casino operators know there are no gamblers quite like the Chinese. With their affinity for baccarat, the most lucrative game in Las Vegas, Chinese gamblers have long commanded special treatment — be it with private Chinese … Read moreLas Vegas casinos love Chinese gamblers. So these guys built a casino just for them

What the National Academies study does not say

The National Academies of Sciences (NAS) recently published a mammoth, book-length study of the economic impact of immigration. It features comprehensive reviews of the existing literature as well as original analyses, with the underlying finding that immigration has both benefits and costs. How people weigh those effects determines their position on the overall issue. For a general … Read moreWhat the National Academies study does not say

Downtown’s engine: One Big Sky funding still up in the air

Dave MacGillivray of St. Paul, Minn. based Springsted, a public sector advisory firm hired by the city to review the One Big Sky Center proposal, tells the Billings City Council on Monday night that there is uncertainty about $30 million in federally tied funding for the proposed development. The Billings City Council went late into the night … Read moreDowntown’s engine: One Big Sky funding still up in the air

IHG Breaks Ground on Miami’s First EVEN Hotel

EVEN Hotel Miami Airport – rendering Hospitality giant InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is bringing the first EVEN-branded hotel property in the Miami area. IHG and its partner Epelboim Development Group recently broke ground on EVEN Hotel Miami Airport, a $33 million project that is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2018. Located at 3499 NW. 25th … Read moreIHG Breaks Ground on Miami’s First EVEN Hotel

U.S. Should Aggressively Compete to Attract High-Skilled, Job-Creating Immigrants

Supporters of the illegal immigration enforcement law rallied at the state Capitol in Phoenix.  While the overall issue of immigration is highly controversial and emotional, I’ve explained before that everyone should be able to agree that it’s a very good idea to bring in people who can be expected to increase per-capita economic output. The … Read moreU.S. Should Aggressively Compete to Attract High-Skilled, Job-Creating Immigrants

IHG’s wellness-oriented EVEN Hotel near Miami airport closes $20M loan

Rendering of EVEN Hotel in Miami.  190-room hotel broke ground last week, also tapping EB-5 investors for construction IHG’s new wellness-oriented brand is headed for Miami. Epelboim Development Group closed on $20 million in financing for the 190-room, seven-story EVEN Hotel near Miami International Airport, according to a press release. The hotel, which will have health and wellness-oriented … Read moreIHG’s wellness-oriented EVEN Hotel near Miami airport closes $20M loan

Milne seeks upend leahy coronation

Scott Milne at his campaign launch for U.S. Senate on Sept. 10, 2016.  Seven-term US Sen. Patrick Leahy had already scheduled a press event at the Burlington High School one recent crisp September morning to discuss college funding when his opponent, Scott Milne, summoned reporters with a 5:30 a.m. email announcing an impromptu press conference in the … Read moreMilne seeks upend leahy coronation

Still Time to Save on Registration for the Upcoming EB-5 Investors Summit

The October 24 and 25 AILA EB-5 Investors Summit: Representing EB-5 Investors and Regional Centers in a Time of Upheaval will feature expert EB-5 team members and government representatives together at one conference, discussing many of the most critical EB-5 issues of the day. What facets of the EB-5 program might Congress be considering in the coming … Read moreStill Time to Save on Registration for the Upcoming EB-5 Investors Summit

How a developer is using foreign investments to build charter schools in South Florida

Hollywood-based MG3 Developer Group recently closed on a $30 million loan for a charter school site in western Delray Beach. But it wasn’t loan from a traditional bank – it was from a private lender that works with EB-5 funds. The popular EB-5 immigrant investor program has been used as a source of funding for South Florida … Read moreHow a developer is using foreign investments to build charter schools in South Florida

Proposed Austin hotel project ties Donald Trump to contentious immigrant investor program

A proposed hotel project in Austin has managed to touch both the rough-and-tumble White House race and a contentious visa program that provides a pathway to citizenship for foreign investors. Recent reports in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times focus on what’s being touted as the 33-story Austin Mirabeau Trump Hotel. The … Read moreProposed Austin hotel project ties Donald Trump to contentious immigrant investor program

Judge severely restricts quiros legal funds

Members of the SEC litigation team bring documents to the U.S. Federal Court South Florida District.  A federal judge will allow Ariel Quiros to use a small fraction of the proceeds from a New York City condo to pay his mounting legal bills. The amount is nowhere near what the Miami businessman was seeking to defend himself … Read moreJudge severely restricts quiros legal funds

Break Paradigms, Break Ground: New EVEN® Hotels to Bring Holistic Wellness Travel to Miami

An innovative hotel, created with wellness at its core is coming to Miami. InterContinental Hotels Group newest lifestyle brand, EVEN® Hotels, has broken ground in the city of Miami. A unique hotel brand designed to help travelers Eat Well, Rest Easy, Keep Active and Accomplish More, EVEN Hotels will now offer wellness-minded travelers more options to … Read moreBreak Paradigms, Break Ground: New EVEN® Hotels to Bring Holistic Wellness Travel to Miami

Federal judge oks 13.3m jay peak settlement citibank

U.S. Federal Court South Florida District.  A federal judge has approved a $13.3 million settlement between a court-appointed receiver overseeing properties at the center of the largest alleged fraud case in the state’s history and a bank for one of the accused developers. “The Settlement Agreement was entered into in good faith, is at arm’s … Read moreFederal judge oks 13.3m jay peak settlement citibank

Backers tout One Big Sky Center in advance of Billings City Council meeting

Burke McHugh talks to NextGen business leaders in Billings on Tuesday. McHugh was on video conference call from Denver. A new brewery, movie theater and bowling alley would be likely pieces of the proposed $120 million One Big Sky Centerin downtown Billings, but the complex project faces big hurdles, developers said Tuesday in a video conference … Read moreBackers tout One Big Sky Center in advance of Billings City Council meeting

A List Partners Management closes loan for the acquisition worth $3,300,000

A List Partners Management closed on a $3,300,000.00 loan for the acquisition of three tracts of land totaling 24,238 square feet at 900-906 E Cesar Chavez, Austin, Texas, 78702. The buyer of the land is Chavez900, LLC. The land was acquired to build a three story mixed-used development with 25,000 square feet of retail on the … Read moreA List Partners Management closes loan for the acquisition worth $3,300,000

Lawyers quiros eb-5 case tussle word ‘ponzi’

EB-5 investors put $75 million into the Hotel Jay projects, which included a five-story hotel, water park, golf and nordic center and ice arena. The developers solicited an additional $32 million for a project known as Penthouse Suites for the fifth floor of the hotel.  A legal fight is brewing in a case involving an alleged … Read moreLawyers quiros eb-5 case tussle word ‘ponzi’

New La Quinta prototype to headline 2 new hotels planned near SeaWorld

Two new hotels planned near SeaWorld Orlando could bring in firsts for the Central Florida market — including one that is so new, it’s still a prototype flag. Miramar-based Riviera Point Development Group, which bought 3.3 acres at 11551 International Drive for $3.8 million, plans to bring two 100-room hotels including a La Quinta Del Sol, which … Read moreNew La Quinta prototype to headline 2 new hotels planned near SeaWorld

SEC: Quiros squandering investor funds legal fees

Federal regulators suing Ariel Quiros say he is “quickly squandering” funds from investors he allegedly defrauded by asking a judge to allow him to unfreeze assets to pay “outlandishly high” legal fees in the civil fraud case brought against him. “Quiros is requesting more than $1.5 million to pay his attorneys’ fees and costs from April through … Read moreSEC: Quiros squandering investor funds legal fees