Meet the “wellness real estate movement” evangelist

first_imgShare via Shortlink On the latest episode of Coffee Talk, TRD’s Amir Korangy sat with wellness real estate CEO Paul Scialla, whose company Delos has raised over $230 million to further its mission of, as Scialla put it, “merging the health sciences with the building sciences.”The company has been valued at over $1 billion and attracted attention back in 2014 with a wellness-first development. The project’s residents, including Delos board members Deepak Chopra and Leonardo DiCaprio, enjoyed vitamin-C infused showers and cork floors engineered to provide lumbar support.But the company’s goals go beyond splashy luxe developments. Since 2014, it has garnered investments from the likes of Bill Gates, expanded into Asia and Australia, and made partnerships with major real estate players like Brookfield, Lendlease, and Marriott.Delos’ company includes subsidiary the International Well Building Institute, which provides a new set of standards for building owners and developers.“This is going way beyond removing what’s harmful or toxic and promoting what’s beneficial,” Scialla explained. That includes monitoring the quality of the water, examining the way a building’s lighting influences productivity and engineering spaces that encourage healthy lifestyles.The Well Building Institute “WELL certifies” buildings that provide healthy environs and practices. Delos’ various products — which include the plug-and-play air filters used in its partnership with the NYC Department of Education— provide solutions for the buildings that fall below the WELL standard. Scialla said WELL certification doesn’t require the use of Delos products. “[The standard] is about achieving outcomes,” he said.The science here is fueled by Delos’ Well Living Lab, a collaboration with the Mayo Clinic. And it seems especially prescient today. Scialla uses the term “health safety” to refer to the need driving many developers. “Unfortunately, it takes something like a pandemic for people to realize something very simple,” he said. “What surrounds us matters.”Still, Korangy wondered whether developers would push back against another cost add-on.“Like any movement, I think it takes a while. Green building and green principles did not just convert overnight,” Scialla said. “The WELL building proposition… has never been anything more than maybe a half a percent premium in construction costs.”So for Delos, the pandemic has brought a silver lining. “What we’ve seen is certainly a catalyst here for the wellness real estate movement.” Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinkcenter_img TagsCoronavirusDevelopmentWell Buildinglast_img read more

Private equity exec picks up $9M condo at Trump World Tower

first_imgShare via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message* Email Address* Full Name*center_img The last time the unit traded hands was in 2001, when the Trump Organization completed the Midtown East tower. Public records do not indicate how much the seller, Atboura Limited, paid at the time. But based on the transfer taxes Atboura paid when it purchased the property in 2001, a source estimated the unit must have sold for about $7.9 million.Maksin, who hails from Ukraine, founded private equity firm Moonbeam Capital in 2011, public records show. The firm specializes in acquiring distressed loans backed by commercial and residential properties, and controls over 10 million square feet of retail space across the country. In early 2019, Maksin sold a 97-acre vacant mall — a property class he told was a “cancer” — for $22 million to Clarion Partners, a Texas-based real estate investment firm.As President Donald Trump prepares to leave office next month, his real estate company is facing a barrage of lawsuits and legal inquiries scrutinizing the company’s business practices. New York Attorney General Letitia James launched a probe into four of Trump’s properties to determine if the tax assessments were improper.In 2016, the city valued Trump World Tower at $238 million, making it the most valuable condo tower in New York — at least, for tax assessment purposes. Though the city assesses properties based on “market value,” their calculations are not estimates of what properties actually sell for on the market.Contact Georgia Kromrei Moonbeam Capital CEO Steven Maskin. (iSock, Moonbeam)Steven Maksin, CEO of Moonbeam Capital, purchased a condo at Trump World Tower for $9 million.Maksin purchased unit 81 BC at 845 United Nations Plaza with his wife, Natalie Maksin, according to a deed transfer recorded with the city on Dec. 28. He did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Read moreThese properties have Trump in hot water with attorney generalSteven Kantor lists Trump World Tower triplex for $39M Tagshome salesManhattan Condo Marketmidtown manhattantrump organizationlast_img read more

Early East Antarctic Ice Sheet growth recorded in the landscape of the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains

first_imgThe Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains are regarded as a key nucleation site for the Antarctic Ice Sheet and they retain a unique long-term record of pre-glacial and early glacial landscape evolution. Here, we use a range of morphometric analyses to constrain the nature of early glaciation and subsequent ice sheet evolution in the interior of East Antarctica, using a new digital elevation model of the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains, derived from an extensive airborne radar survey. We find that an inherited fluvial landscape confirms the existence of the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains prior to the onset of glaciation at the Eocene–Oligocene climate boundary (ca. 34 Ma). Features characteristic of glaciation, at a range of scales, are evident across the mountains. High elevation alpine valley heads, akin to cirques, identified throughout the mountains, are interpreted as evidence for early phases of glaciation in East Antarctica. The equilibrium line altitudes associated with these features, combined with information from fossil plant assemblages, suggest that they formed at, or prior to, 34 Ma. It cannot be ruled out that they may have been eroded by ephemeral ice between the Late Cretaceous and the Eocene (100–34 Ma). Hanging valleys, overdeepenings, truncated spurs and steep-sided, linear valley networks are indicative of a more widespread alpine glaciation in this region. These features represent ice growth at, or before, 33.7 Ma and provide a minimum estimate for the scale of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet between ca. 34 and 14 Ma, when dynamic fluctuations in ice extent are recorded at the coast of Antarctica. The implications are that the early East Antarctic Ice Sheet grew rapidly and developed a cold-based core that preserved the alpine landscape. The patterns of landscape evolution identified provide the earliest evidence for the development of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet and can be used to test coupled ice–climate evolution models.last_img read more

Van Allen Probes observations of chorus wave vector orientations: Implications for the chorus-to-hiss mechanism

first_imgUsing observations from the Van Allen Probes EMFISIS instrument, coupled with ray tracing simulations, we determine the fraction of chorus wave power with the conditions required to access the plasmasphere and evolve into plasmaspheric hiss. It is found that only an extremely small fraction of chorus occurs with the required wave vector orientation, carrying only a small fraction of the total chorus wave power. The exception is on the edge of plasmaspheric plumes, where strong azimuthal densitygradients are present. In these cases, up to 94% of chorus wave power exists with the conditions required to access the plasmasphere. As such, we conclude that strong azimuthal density gradients are actually a requirement if a significant fraction of chorus wave power is to enter the plasmasphere and be a source of plasmaspheric hiss. This result suggests it is unlikely that chorus directly contributes a significant fraction of plasmaspheric hiss wave power.last_img read more

Secondary ice production in summer clouds over the Antarctic coast: An underappreciated process in atmospheric models.

first_imgThe correct representation of Antarctic clouds in atmospheric models is crucial for accurate projections of the future Antarctic climate. This is particularly true for summer clouds which play a critical role in the surface melting of the ice shelves in the vicinity of the Weddell Sea. The pristine atmosphere over the Antarctic coast is characterized by low concentrations of ice nucleating particles (INPs) which often result in the formation of supercooled liquid clouds. However, when ice formation occurs, the ice crystal number concentrations (ICNCs) are substantially higher than those predicted by existing primary ice nucleation parameterizations. The rime-splintering mechanism, thought to be the dominant secondary ice production (SIP) mechanism at temperatures between −8 and −3 ∘C, is also weak in the Weather and Research Forecasting model. Including a parameterization for SIP due to breakup (BR) from collisions between ice particles improves the ICNC representation in the modeled mixed-phase clouds, suggesting that BR could account for the enhanced ICNCs often found in Antarctic clouds. The model results indicate that a minimum concentration of about ∼ 0.1 L−1 of primary ice crystals is necessary and sufficient to initiate significant breakup to explain the observations, while our findings show little sensitivity to increasing INPs. The BR mechanism is currently not represented in most weather prediction and climate models; including this process can have a significant impact on the Antarctic radiation budget.last_img read more

Boys reunite with dad at Cleveland Indians game after yearlong deployment at Guantanamo Bay

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(CLEVELAND) — It was Sasha Lieb’s first time at a Cleveland Indians’ game in Ohio.On Aug. 6, the 9-year-old was picked to play a fan game that involves opening briefcases for a prize.However, before Sasha started playing the game, the announcer had a little surprise for him.“Somebody special wants to weigh in on which case you should pick,” she told Sasha.She directed him to look at the Jumbotron, where he and brother Jonah, 6, then spotted their father, Tim Lieb, larger than life on the screen.“Hey Jonah and Sasha!” Lieb said.It was a nice surprise because Lieb, a U.S. Coast Guard chief petty officer, had been gone from home for a year, stationed in Guantanamo Bay, and he’d promised Sasha that they would attend his first ballgame together.Lieb then turned his son’s attention back to the briefcases, each bearing the letter K, E and Y.“I’m pretty sure you should pick letter K,” Lieb told his son.Sasha took his father’s advice and when the briefcase was opened, a message was revealed: “I’m home.”Lieb appeared at the side of the small landing where Sasha and Jonah were standing. The fans applauded and cameras flashed as the boys ran over and jumped into their waiting father’s arms.“He turned, looked at me and said, ‘Dad?’” Lieb told ABC News, “like almost in a question mark.”“I just jumped over and hugged him,” Sasha said. “I was like, ‘Dad’s home! Dad’s home! Dad’s home!’ And that’s the best prize ever.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. August 13, 2018 /Sports News – National Boys reunite with dad at Cleveland Indians game after yearlong deployment at Guantanamo Baycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Mets introduce Cano, Diaz at Citi Field

first_img Written by December 5, 2018 /Sports News – National Mets introduce Cano, Diaz at Citi Field FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhil Ellsworth/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — The New York Mets unveiled the two newest Mets on Tuesday: second baseman Robinson Cano and closer Edwin Diaz.The Mets sent top prospect Jarred Kelenic, prospect Justin Dunn, veteran outfielder Jay Bruce, right-hander Gerson Bautista, and reliever Anthony Swarzak to the Mariners in exchange for the duo.“This trade should be a signal to our players and our fans that words alone will not define this franchise,” general manager Brodie Van Wagenen told reporters at Citi Field. “Rather it will be hard work, collaboration, and unwavering commitment.”Cano is an eight-time All Star and won one World Series ring with the Yankees in 2009. He was suspended for 80 games last season after violating Major League Baseball’s joint drug policy. He still managed to play in 80 games, batting .303 with 50 RBIs.Cano’s second stint in New York will be different. The Mets are coming off of a 77-85 season, finishing fourth in the NL East. He’ll call Queens home instead of the Bronx, but he says he’s just happy to be back in the “Big Apple.”“I’m more than happy,” Cano said. “I would say blessed to be able to wear this uniform, this franchise, history… and also happy to be back in New York.”Diaz, just 24 years old, joins his new team as one of the most coveted trade targets of the offseason. He led the league in saves with 57 and posted a sterling 1.96 ERA on the season.“I came here to win,” he said. “To the Mets fans, we came here to win and try to reach the World Series and get the ring.”Despite the big trade, Van Wagenen insists the Mets plan on making more moves to bolster their roster.“Hopefully we can continue to add more talent around guys like this,” Van Wagenen said. “That’s our mission.” Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Cardinals end season 3-13, secure No. 1 pick in NFL draft

FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail33ft/iStock(NEW YORK) — This season may be over for the Arizona Cardinals after failing to advance to the playoffs but at least the team has something to look forward to in 2019.With their 27-24 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, the Cardinals ended their 2018 season with the worst record in the NFL (3-13), thus securing the top pick in next year’s NFL draft.The last time Arizona had the No. 1 pick in the draft was back in 1958.The second pick will go to the San Francisco 49ers, who ended their season 4-12 along with the New York Jets and Oakland Raiders. The three-way tie to pick second was broken by each team’s strength of schedule. As such, the Jets will get the third pick and the Raiders will get the fourth.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by December 31, 2018 /Sports News – National Cardinals end season 3-13, secure No. 1 pick in NFL draft Beau Lund read more

WWE star Nikki Bella announces retirement from wrestling, wants to focus on thriving business

first_imgMarch 25, 2019 /Sports News – National WWE star Nikki Bella announces retirement from wrestling, wants to focus on thriving business Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJon Kopaloff/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — After almost a dozen years in the ring, Nikki Bella has decided to walk away from pro wrestling and focus on her blossoming business, among other ventures.The former WWE champion, reality star and actress broke the news on her show, “Total Divas,” Sunday night.After going on a big European tour, Bella told her family at dinner that the travel was “really, really rough.”“I realized, ‘Why am I doing this … I don’t feel good,’” she adds. “I really am read to hang up the jersey.”Bella has broken down barriers inside and outside the wrestling ring. She also mentioned how well the women of wrestling are doing now, which might make walking away and hanging up her wrestling boots a little easier for her.Her sister Brie retired recently as well and supported her sister in last night’s episode, saying, “You can hang [your boots] right next to mine.”Nikki and Brie have several professional collaborations together, including a YouTube channel, their own wine label and a clothing brand for active women.Also on the finale, Bella finally confirmed rumors that she had been dating her “Dancing with the Stars” partner, Artem Chigvintsev.She posted a sweet pic kissing the Russian dancer after the episode aired. This is big news as it’s one of her first public relationships after her split from former fiance John Cena.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img read more

Phillies’ Odubel Herrera arrested following domestic violence report

first_img Beau Lund Written by May 28, 2019 /Sports News – National Phillies’ Odubel Herrera arrested following domestic violence reportcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera was arrested on Monday night after his girlfriend reported that he had assaulted her.The Atlantic City Police Department said in a statement posted on Facebook that officers responded to the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino to a report of domestic violence. The officers reportedly found Herrera’s 20-year-old girlfriend with “visible signs of injury to her arms and neck…sustained after being assaulted by her boyfriend.”The woman refused medical attention. Officers located Herrera in a hotel room and arrested him without incident. He was later released.In a statement, the Phillies said they reported the incident to the league immediately after learning about it. “The Phillies take any domestic violence accusation seriously,” the statement said. Major League Baseball has placed Herrera on administrative leave under the league’s domestic violence policy. He will be inactive for up to seven days while the league investigates the incident. That leave can be extended while the league’s probe continues. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more