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Acadia Hearth Aimed at Specialty Hearth Market

Friday, February 2, 2018

Acadia Hearth, LLC has been formed to offer new lines of hearth and outdoor living products exclusively to the specialty hearth market. The company is part of Acadia Holdings, Cheyenne, Wyoming, a capital investment firm formed by a group of investors...

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Amazon and Housing: Not a Question of If, But When

Friday, February 2, 2018

This morning's quiz: Which is the bigger deal in its meaning, significance, and ramifications for residential development and construction? Amazon's HQ2 final decision? or yesterday's jaw-dropper announcement that Amazon is teaming up with Berkshire Hathaway...

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Toll Brothers and the Rise of “Affordable Luxury”

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

At the end of my recent conversation about the luxury condo market with David Von Spreckelsen, who founded Toll Brothers City Living (TBCL) nearly 15 years ago, he pitched me the company’s newest development, 91 Leonard, in New York City’s...

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Building a Paradise by the Pool – in the Garage

Thursday, December 28, 2017

For Alloy Architecture and Construction’s third major project as a firm, principal Zach Snider, a 2017 Fred Case Award finalist and Big50 member, worked with his architect partner Dan Zimmerman and staff to transform an existing two-car garage into...

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