New KTGY-designed AMLI Apartment Community Receives Planning

New KTGY-designed AMLI Apartment Community Receives Planning
IRVINE, CA – March 11, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Award-winning KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture and Planning, is pleased to announce that AMLI Residential has received City approval for AMLI Uptown Orange, a 334-unit eco-friendly apartment …
Read more on RealEstateRama (press release)

RESAAS Services adds Montreal's Profusion Realty to its real estate social
Last month, the company added Southern California-based real estate firm Parker Properties to its platform, and also welcomed Royal LePage Kelowna, just a week after it added California's Century 21 Adobe Realty. It has also inked service agreements …
Read more on Proactive Investors USA & Canada

Proposed California law would shield public real estate deals
The California Public Employees' Retirement System has taken no position on AB 382, which is sponsored by the State Association of County Retirement Systems. California's pension systems invest massive sums in real estate – CalPERS, for example, had …
Read more on Sacramento Bee

Chimera Investment (CIM) Receives Additional 30-Day Extension for NYSE

Chimera Investment (CIM) Receives Additional 30-Day Extension for NYSE
Chimera Investment Corporation invests in residential mortgage loans, residential mortgage-backed securities, real estate-related securities and various other asset classes. The Company's principal business objective is to generate income from the …
Read more on StreetInsider.com (subscription)

2013 looks good for property buyers
That's always a challenging real estate question because, well, you have to ask real estate people for the answer. And, well, they have a … Gary Watts, broker for Impact Real Estate in Mission Viejo, says cheap loan rates are key for the house …
Read more on OCRegister

Greenberg Traurig Receives Most Overall First-Tier Rankings in the 2013 U.S. News Best Lawyers Best Law Firm Listings

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 02, 2012

For the second consecutive year, international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP received the most overall first-tier rankings and the most first-tier metropolitan rankings for the United States in the U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers? 2013 “Best Law Firms” rankings released today. The firm is also one of the top 20 firms with the most first-tier national rankings and is tied for the most practice areas with first-tier rankings in the United States.

The third edition of these rankings features law firms given consistently impressive performance ratings by clients and peers. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of experience, according to the publication. Firms were ranked nationally in one or more of 80 legal practice areas and by metro or state in 118 practice areas.

One Law Firm of the Year is named in 79 of the nationally ranked practice areas. Greenberg Traurig was selected as the 2013 “Law Firm of the Year” in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and in Litigation – Bankruptcy.

The mission of Best Law Firms is to help guide referring lawyers and clients from the countrys largest companies requiring corporate legal advice to individuals seeking counsel regarding personal legal issues.

The national first-tier rankings will be featured in U.S. News & World Reports Money issue, on newsstands Nov. 20, 2012. The national and metropolitan first-tier rankings are featured in the Best Law Firms standalone publication, which is being distributed to more than 30,000 general counsel and in digital format to more than 60,000 private practice lawyers worldwide. The Greenberg Traurig rankings are posted online at: http://bit.ly/Txq3ff.

In the 2013 Best Lawyers in America peer-review directory, published by Best Lawyers?, Greenberg Traurig had, for the sixth consecutive year, the most attorneys listed, as well as 22 attorneys named Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice areas and metropolitan regions.

Below is a summary of the firms first-tier rankings in the U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers? 2013 Best Law Firms publication.

Greenberg Traurig attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers as Lawyers of the Year and their respective location and practice area are:

????Cesar L. Alvarez, International Trade and Finance Law, Miami
????Ian C. Ballon, Information Technology Law, Los Angeles
????Kerri L. Barsh, Litigation – Environmental, Miami
????Hilarie Bass, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Miami
????Mark F. Bideau, Litigation – Land Use & Zoning, West Palm Beach
????Burt Bruton, Litigation – Real Estate, Miami
????Juan Pablo Cappello, Derivatives and Futures Law, Miami
????Lucia A. Dougherty, Land Use & Zoning Law, Miami
????Gary M. Epstein, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Miami
????Robert C. Gang, Public Finance Law, Miami
????Clifton R. Jessup, Jr., Litigation – Bankruptcy, Dallas
????Bradford D. Kaufman, Securities / Capital Markets Law, West Palm Beach
????Joel D. Maser, Tax Law, Orlando
????James D. Masterman, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Boston
????Richard C. McCrea, Jr., Employment Law – Management, Tampa
????Robert R. McDonald, Real Estate Law, Tallahassee
????Barry Richard, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Tallahassee
????Gil Rudolph, Financial Services Regulation Law, Phoenix
????Michael J. Sullivan, Real Estate Law, Orlando
????Mark G. Tratos, Trademark Law, Las Vegas
????Bruce H. White, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and

Reorganization Law, Dallas

????Peter W. Zinober, Litigation – Labor & Employment, Tampa

Greenberg Traurig received the most first-tier rankings in the U.S. in the following practice areas:

????Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law
????Commercial Litigation
????Criminal Defense: White-Collar Governmental Investigations
????Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation
????Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television
????Government Relations Practice
????Immigration Law
????Litigation – Bankruptcy
????Litigation – Construction
????Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation
????Litigation Environmental
????Litigation Real Estate
????Real Estate Law
????Tax Law
????Transportation Law

Greenberg Traurig has a national first-tier ranking in the following practice areas:

????Appellate Practice
????Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
????Commercial Litigation
????Construction Law
????Corporate Law
????Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
????Employment Law – Management
????Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television
????Entertainment Law – Music
????Environmental Law
????Equipment Finance Law
????Immigration Law
????Information Technology Law
????International Trade and Finance Law
????Labor Law – Management
????Land Use & Zoning Law
????Litigation – Banking & Finance
????Litigation – Bankruptcy
????Litigation – Construction
????Litigation – Environmental
????Litigation – ERISA
????Litigation – Intellectual Property
????Litigation – Labor & Employment
????Litigation – Real Estate
????Litigation – Securities
????Litigation – Tax
????Mergers & Acquisitions Law
????Native American Law
????Natural Resources Law
????Oil & Gas Law
????Patent Law
????Public Finance Law
????Real Estate Law
????Securities/Capital Markets Law
????Securitization and Structured Finance Law
????Tax Law
????Trademark Law
????Transportation Law

In addition to the first-tier rankings, the firm also ranked in the following practice areas:

????Advertising Law
????Banking and Finance Law
????Copyright Law
????Derivatives and Futures Law
????Energy Law
????Financial Services Regulation Law
????Health Care Law
????Insurance Law
????International Arbitration – Commercial
????Litigation Antitrust
????Litigation Mergers & Acquisitions
????Litigation Patent
????Litigation Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
????Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions Defendants
????Railroad Law
????Securities Regulation
????Technology Law
????Trusts & Estates Law
????Venture Capital Law

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLPis an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 35offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journals 2012 NLJ 250. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.







RealPrompt Announces New Agent Partner Kirk Keyes Receives 14 Appointments and 2 Listings in 2 Days


Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) August 09, 2012

RealPrompt, home of Program HR 3648, a free nationwide short sales initiative which provides real estate agents and brokers with all of the marketing, leads, tools, trainings, and short sale processing needed to be the solution for distressed homeowners announces Kirk Keyes as new agent partner.

Its incredible. My business fell apart a couple years ago with the economy, and probably in the last year I have listed maybe two or three houses and now in the last two days I have listed two, said Kirk Keyes from Americas Best Realty in Durham, North Carolina.

RealPrompt has enabled thousands of real estate agents and brokers from across the country to help over 4,000 distressed homeowners avoid foreclosure. Keyes, who joined RealPrompt only two weeks ago, received 37 phone calls, 14 appointments, and 2 short sale listings within 2 days of beginning the marketing program.

Founder and President of RealPrompt, Jeremy Bowman, said We are excited to see so many of our agents experiencing immediate success within the program in many different markets across the country. There are about 1.4 million homes in the national foreclosure inventory, so there is tremendous opportunity for real estate agents and brokers to help homeowners through our national short sales initiative.

I was one of the top firms in this area and I went to basically nothing. I had to start looking for things to do outside of real estate to pay the bills but when I saw this program it was one of those things I didnt think I could afford not to do, added Keyes.

Its a win-win-win situation. Homeowners win because they dont have to go through a public foreclosure, the banks win because they are receiving (on average) about $ 27,000 more through short sales vs. homes sold through a foreclosure and our agent partners win because they are transforming their businesses, said Woods Davis, Co-Founder & Vice President of Marketing for RealPrompt.

Ive been doing short sales for many years, but once I saw how [Program HR 3648] was put together, I said wow this is amazing by itself. I usually have to sell a short sale 4-5 times before it goes to closing. And now to know that there is a full [short sales] team and department to help you and deal with the banks, that was really special when I saw that, concluded Keyes.

About RealPrompt

RealPrompt Real Estate Services (Chandler, AZ) is an innovative short sale servicer that has revolutionized a FREE nationwide program which provides real estate agents and brokers with all of the leads, tools, training, assistance and short sale processing needed to help distressed homeowners avoid foreclosure. Through its two main divisions, Program HR 3648 and TruDocs, RealPrompt has helped over 4,000 homeowners find alternative solutions to foreclosure. For more information, visit RealPrompt.com or call 1-800-915-1988.







Elliott Realty Announces Rewards Card Program and Rick Elliott Receives Chairman Award From the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce


North Myrtle Beach, SC (PRWEB) April 10, 2012

Elliott Realty, a leading full service Vacation Rental and Real Estate Company headquartered in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for over fifty years is proud to announce their Rewards Card Program which will offer exclusive discounts to Myrtle Beach area restaurants, attractions and shops to their vacationers.

Vacationers checking in with Elliott Realty will receive their Rewards Club Card at check-in and then will be able to use it during their stay throughout the Grand Strand to receive discounts from a wide array of local merchants. A sampling of the participating companies includes: River City Caf?; MagiQuest; Carolina Opry; Hard Rock Caf?; and Sea Thunder Dolphin Tours as well as many others. A complete listing can be found at http://www.elliottrewardscard.com or you can call the Elliott Realty team at 800-525-0225 for more information.

Our entire vacation rental team has worked very hard to bring this Rewards Program to fruition, stated Corrine Crickmore, Director of Marketing. We believe that allowing our guests to receive discounts that are exclusive to Elliott Beach Rental guests can only serve to enhance their entire vacation experience. We urge all of our vacationers to take advantage of the large selection of restaurants, attractions and retail outlets participating in the program throughout the entire Myrtle Beach area.

Elliott Realty is also proud to announce that on March 31, 2012, their owner Rick Elliott was honored at the North Myrtle Chamber of Commerce Gala by receiving the Chairmans Award. Rick Elliott was honored for his work as the Chairman of the Building North Myrtle Beach Initiative. This annual event held by the Chamber of Commerce honors both companies and individuals for the contributions they make to North Myrtle Beach. Mr. Elliott was one of four people to receive the Chairmans Award.

I am very humbled to receive this recognition from the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, stated Rick Elliott, President of Elliott Realty. As a life-long resident of North Myrtle Beach, I strongly believe in continuing our family tradition of giving back to the community that we live and work in through service. I look forward to continuing to work for the betterment of our community for residents, visitors and local businesses.

About Elliott Realty

Elliott Realty has been specializing in vacation rentals, winter rentals, golf packages and real estate sales since 1959. The company was founded on a simple premise that still rings true today Service You Expect. People You Trust.

Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals: Elliott Realtys newest division specializes in the professional management and marketing of vacation rentals in the Myrtle Beach area.

Elliott Beach Rentals: Trust Your Vacation To The Experts: Elliott Beach Rentals specializes in vacation rentals and professional resort rental management in the North Myrtle Beach area.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Elliott Coastal Living: Our involvement in the community, knowledge of the real estate market, and care in meeting the needs of our customers and clients have enabled us to enjoy a fine reputation across the state.

Myrtle Beach Golf Authority offers the best Golf Packages in the Myrtle Beach area and can accommodate large and small golf groups.

Myrtle Beach Last Minute Vacation offers the best availability and pricing to travelers who are looking to book less than thirty days in advance of arrival.

This press release formatted and submitted by Visual Data Systems (http://www.VisualDataSystems.com), the leader in online marketing for the vacation rental industry.





More South Carolina Real Estate Press Releases