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    Former GE exec Jeff Bornstein trades in Back Bay home for $5M Seaport condo
    Three months after selling their home in Boston's tony Back Bay neighborhood, former General Electric Co. executive Jeffrey Bornstein and his wife, Jill, have paid $4.9 million for a new condo in the up-and-coming Seaport District. The Bornsteins purchased an eighth-floor condo in 50 Liberty, a luxury condominium tower, on March 19, according to a Suffolk County deed. The tower is part of The Fallon Co.?s Fan Pier development, which spans 21 acres and nine city blocks along the South Boston?

    Park Entrance Apartments fully occupied following $2.3 million renovation
    Renovation - Less than $5 million Gateway Multifamily Group in early 2017 acquired a 78-unit property located at Park Entrance Place in O?Fallon, Illinois, for $4.6 million with the intention to transform it. The renovation, which cost an additional $2.3 million, began with improvements to common areas, exteriors of the buildings and interiors of the buildings. Those improvements included a new parking lot, resurfacing and resealing of the existing pool, new signage on the property, new heating?

    Meet the developer-architects who are designing everything from Tampa Heights townhouses to the Caspers' Bayshore social club
    Practice is a boutique firm with an emphasis on urban projects, launched at a time when sprawling, car-centric Tampa is beginning to embrace urban spaces and walkable neighborhoods.

    Deal of the Week: Fidelity National Financial to buy Houston's Stewart Information Services for $1.2B
    Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE: STC), a Houston-based real estate services company, will be acquired by Jacksonville, Florida-based Fidelity National Financial Inc. (NYSE: FNF) in a $1.2 billion cash-and-stock deal. The deal comes a few months after Stewart said its board was reviewing strategic alternatives.

    181 Fremont opens in heart of city
    At the time of the purchase, Paul speculated that the building could welcome tenants two years later in 2015. Instead, it?s taken nearly five years to reach that point.

    Real Estate Deals of the Year: One Henry Adams
    Why it won: It took 17 years to come to fruition. Even by San Francisco standards, that?s a long lead time for a housing project. But One Henry Adams finally opened 241 apartments in 2017. Recessions, property sales, neighborhood battles, rezoning and more stymied the project. As of January, developer Equity Residential had leased 96 percent of the units. No doubt, the project?s location in the Design District ? now home to Airbnb, Adobe and Dropbox ? has helped fill units. The architecture?

    Housing Champion Award: Mayor Ed Lee
    In the face of great challenges, Lee set records on housing production during his tenure. Lee also funded what will be the city?s first teacher-housing project and first middle-income rental housing. He rescued the city?s entire portfolio of 3,482 public housing units without displacing any tenants, partnering with private capital and nonprofits. Lee and his staff completed massive deals for thousands of housing units to be built at Pier 70, Mission Rock and Transbay.

    Real Estate Deals of the Year: Abaca
    Why it won: Getting the Hells Angels to support your housing project in San Francisco is something to brag about. Avant Group faced a unique sort of neighborhood opposition to its plan to build 263 units in the trendy Dogpatch neighborhood. After initially opposing the project, the tough motorcycle group was won over and the project near its clubhouse eventually won approvals. Today, Abaca bridges the gap between the old San Francisco and the new. The 263-unit apartment building included 34 affordable?

    Real Estate Deals of the Year: Elan Menlo Park
    Why it won: Developer Greystar has been feeding the Peninsula?s voracious hunger for apartments in recent years. The company has built 450 units on the Peninsula and has another 1,632 under construction there. The company saw a big opportunity in 2014 when it purchased the 5-acre site in the former industrial area between the 101 Freeway and the San Francisco Bay in Menlo Park. Prior to the purchase, the city had not allowed multi-family development for 10 years. Elan Menlo Park represented a?

    Real Estate Deals of the Year: Quimby, The Russell and Town Square at Bay Meadows
    Why it won: The dream of a vibrant mixed-use community at San Mateo?s old Bay Meadows racetrack is now closer to a reality. With the openings of Quimby and The Russell apartment projects in 2017, the neighborhood is filling up with new residents, restaurants and shops as companies continue to lease up and move into its office projects. Together, the two projects added 228 luxury rental flats to the mix. About 10,000 square feet of retail in the neighborhood?s Town Square area opened across the?