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Announcing NEW Venue for AQUARAMA and PET ASIA 2013 Exhibitions

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre, home to Aquarama, Asia’s biggest international ornamental fish, invertebrates, plants and accessories exhibition for several years now, has been undergoing a major renovation and modernisation programme since May 2012. We have been recently informed by Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre that the expected completion of the renovation project has been delayed.
In view of this development, UBM Asia has successfully secured a new venue for Aquarama 2013 and South East Asia’s first international Pet & Accessories trade show, Pet Asia 2013. The two co-located shows will span an area of 8,310 sqm and house some 200 vendors from all over the world.
We are delighted to announce that Aquarama 2013 and Pet Asia 2013 will be held at Halls B and C of the expo and convention centre at the Marina Bay Sands. The Sands Expo and Convention Center is Singapore’s largest exhibition and meeting venue, featuring the island’s largest hotel. At more than 120,000 square meters, the Sands Expo and Convention Center is the largest and most versatile exhibition and meeting venue in Singapore.
“The exhibition dates for the Aquarama 2013 and Pet Asia 2013 will go on as planned from May 30 to June 2, 2013 as with all other existing arrangements we have in place for our exhibitors” according to Aquarama and Pet Asia Project Manager, Jennifer Lee. “We are excited by the many possibilities that the Sands Expo and Convention Centre has to offer and will work towards making this year’s shows memorable and successful for our exhibitors, as well as our trade and public visitors. We look forward to seeing you there!”
About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 25 major cities with 29 offices and over 1,200 staff.
With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 19 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.
UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen, where we organise more than 60 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 50 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.
For details on Aquarama 2013 and Pet Asia 2013, visit the respective events’ websites: http://www.aquarama.com.sg and http://www.petasia.com.sg or contact the Project Team.
Source: UBM Asia

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March 6, 2013 at 6:09 pm

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Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company Ltd. Officially Announces the Opening of the Yulin Petroleum Hotel in Yulin City, China

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SHANGHAI /PRNewswire/ — The Yulin Petroleum Hotel, owned by Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum Group and managed by Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company Ltd. recently had its soft opening. The hotel is located in the scenic city of Yulin, north of Shaanxi province in Northwest China, also known as ‘China’s Kuwait’ due to it being developed into a large chemical and energy base, is rich with mineral resources and with an abundance of coal, oil and natural gas resources. This 5 star hotel is conveniently located within easy access to Yulin city’s airport, railway station and city center, and to many cultural and historical landmarks and sites such as the Great Wall, the Yellow River, the Zhen Bei Tai watchtower and the Red Stone Gorge.

Image of the exterior of the Yulin Petroleum Hotel
Mr. Bernold O. Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer of Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company Ltd. states, “The Yulin Petroleum Hotel is the first Jin Jiang hotel in Yulin city, and will be joining some other Jin Jiang hotels already open within Shaanxi province. Yulin is a thriving city and attracting a growing number of business visitors due to its abundance of natural energy and mineral resources. We very much welcome the opening of this hotel as it will give us the opportunity to showcase our top quality services and reputable hospitality knowledge, in addition to building a strong brand presence within the city.”
Yulin is attracting a growing number of business visitors due to its abundance of natural energy and mineral resources.
The hotel covers an area of 65,000 square meters, standing at 25 stories, with 2 underground floors, in addition to an annex building standing at 6 stories. The hotel has 395 elegantly designed, spacious and comfortable guest rooms and suites, all equipped with modern amenities, including digital TV and high speed broadband Internet. The hotel has 26 meeting and conference rooms and a multi-functional room which can hold up to 900 people, all equipped with advanced audio visual systems. There are a host of restaurants ranging from Western, Cantonese, Sichuan and Muslim cuisines. Additional facilities include an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, spa, sauna/ massage, snooker room, table tennis room, badminton court, beauty salon and KTV rooms.
About Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company Ltd.
Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company Ltd, the largest star rated hotel management company in China, has a portfolio of over 111 distinctive star rated hotels with a room inventory of over 34, 000 hotel rooms spread across 73 cities in China. Under the Jin Jiang branding concept, the company has a new premium “J” hotel brand, five star properties which include the renowned heritage collection, their four star Jin Jiang properties and the Marvel Hotels, which are geared more towards business travelers.
The company is part of Jin Jiang Hotels Group, the largest hotel management group in China, and together with their sister company Jin Jiang Inn and Interstate Hotels and Resorts, overall, the group privately owns and operates a collection of over 900 distinctive hotels and inns in more than 200 cities across China with a room inventory of over 190, 000 and is ranked as the 9th largest hotel company globally.
Every Jin Jiang hotel is a memorable reflection of its destination’s unique style and culture. Jin Jiang International Hotels, with its qualified hotel management background and passion for excellence, dedicates itself to offering reputable hospitality services to its valued customers. With experience originating from the 1920s, its core competitiveness has accelerated in recent years. Together, the professional corporate and hotel management teams have extensive international hospitality experiences and backgrounds. This renowned company is rapidly growing and continues to strengthen and build its brand presence in China in addition to building into a strong internationally known brand.

Source: Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company Ltd.

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March 6, 2013 at 4:51 pm

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Genting Group Announces Plans For Transformational New Development Project Along Las Vegas Strip

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Project at Echelon site will bring tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic development to Southern Nevada
LAS VEGAS /PRNewswire/ — Leading Nevada elected officials, including Governor Brian Sandoval and US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, today joined Genting Group Chairman KT Lim in announcing plans for a transformational new development project at the Echelon site along the Las Vegas Strip. This morning, Genting announced it has acquired from Boyd Gaming Corporation the 87-acre parcel, which will be used to create ‘Resorts World Las Vegas,’ Genting’s first destination resort in Las Vegas.

Genting Group Introduces Resorts World Las Vegas. Courtesy of Steelman Partners.
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Resorts World Las Vegas will be a world-class destination resort with 3,500 rooms in the first phase.
“We are incredibly grateful to the leaders of the State of Nevada, Clark County and the City of Las Vegas for joining us in announcing what will be a fantastic addition to the top resort destination in the United States,” said KT Lim, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Genting Group. “This is a great day for Genting, Las Vegas, and the State of Nevada, and we look forward to taking full advantage of this exciting new opportunity.”
“The entrance of one of the world’s leading resort gaming developers into Nevada is another fantastic sign that Las Vegas and The Strip are poised for great things moving forward in 2013 and beyond,” Governor Brian Sandoval said. “The Genting Group and Resorts World Las Vegas will bring several thousand new jobs to our State, and will help us in keeping our economic resurgence on the right path towards success. I’d like to welcome Genting to the great state of Nevada, and we all look forward to the ground breaking of this new dynamic project.”
Resorts World Las Vegas will be a world-class destination resort with 3,500 rooms in the first phase, as well as 175,000 square feet of total gaming space across several gaming floors, and several luxury dining and retail amenities. The resort will also include additional convention space for Las Vegas trade shows, helping the city attract international business travelers with a distinct focus on business-to-business events and conferences. Over the course of the construction and operation process, Resorts World Las Vegas will bring tens of thousands of jobs to Southern Nevada for many years to come.
“Las Vegas is considered the gold standard in the world of gaming, resorts, and entertainment, and this project is an incredible addition to the thriving industries that call Las Vegas and Nevada home. A project of this size and magnitude will not only attract more visitors to our State, but will be a boon to the Nevada economy both in terms of jobs and Southern Nevada’s continued economic recovery and growth,” Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) said.
“This is an unparalleled opportunity to showcase what has made the Resorts World brand a globally recognized success for the past several decades,” added Lim.
The Genting Group currently has gaming facilities and is licensed in the jurisdictions of Malaysia, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Bahamas and the State of New York.
More information on The Genting Group and Resorts World Las Vegas is available at http://www.genting.com.
Resorts World Las Vegas is operated by the Genting Group, a global company founded in 1965 operating destination resorts in the Americas, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and on all four oceans through its 45% ownership of Norwegian Cruise Line and Star Cruises brands. Genting has over 40 years of experience developing and operating destination resorts that collectively employ about 60,000 people and offer an unparalleled resort experience to over 50 million visitors a year.
Source: Genting Group

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March 6, 2013 at 2:30 pm

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Air China Increases its Beijing-Moscow Service to Daily

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BEIJING /PRNewswire/ — Air China will increase its Beijing-Moscow service CA909/10 by two flights a week to daily starting March 31. The outbound flight departs from Beijing at 13:45 local time, while the return flight departs from Moscow at 19:45 local time. The total flight time is 11 hours and 30 minutes. The flights will be operated with the newly revamped B777-200.
The B777-200 aircraft has a two-class layout. Its cabin conveys a palpable sense of space, encouraging relaxing, stress-free air travel. The Business Class features lie-flat seats with adjustable footrest, headrest and lumbar support. The preset mode makes it possible to adjust the seat to any comfortable angle. The Business Class also offers personal entertainment systems with noise-canceling earphones, allowing passengers to watch Hollywood movies, music and games. Personal power outlets are available in all classes of service, and come in handy when passengers want to work.
About Air China
Air China is China’s only national flag carrier and a Star Alliance member carrier. In addition to commercial operations, it also provides special flight services for the country’s state leaders on official visit to other countries.
By a fleet of 432 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, including those operated by the entities we have a majority stake in, we run over 280 routes in 30 countries and regions. Thanks to our admission to the Star Alliance, our route network is able to place 1356 destinations in 193 countries within our reach. PhoenixMiles, our customer loyalty program, now boasts over 25million members.
For more information, please visit our website http://www.airchina.com/.
Source: Air China

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March 6, 2013 at 12:14 pm

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Savvis Responds to European Demand with Expansion of London Data Centre Footprint

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Adds Second Data Centre in Slough to Make Room for Growing Colocation, Cloud and Managed Hosting Needs
LONDON /PRNewswire/ — Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for businesses, today announced the opening of a new data centre for the London metro market.
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The expansion to Savvis’ operations in Slough, England, boosts the site’s total square footage to 100,000, spreading 8.88 megawatts of power across the site’s two data centres.
“This investment marks a significant milestone in Savvis’ commitment to serve the growing infrastructure needs of the European market,” said Jeff Von Deylen, president of Savvis. “We have nearly doubled capacity in Slough to meet growing demand and give businesses in the region the services they need to grow.”
The new Savvis LO5 data centre offers an initial 2.4 megawatts of IT load on 35,000 square feet of raised floor space. It is designed to support power densities in excess of 150 watts per square foot.
“The success of our existing data centre in Slough confirms that businesses view this area as a strategic geographic location,” Von Deylen said. “Our hosting portfolio in Slough allows businesses in the financial services, consumer brands and other verticals to benefit from Savvis’ carrier diversity, interconnectivity and cloud services.”
LO5 is Savvis’ fifth data centre in the London area and sixth in Europe, serving growing demand for the company’s full suite of cloud, colocation and managed-hosting services, including the recently announced Savvis Symphony Cloud Storage.
Savvis operates more than 50 data centres worldwide, with more than 2 million square feet of gross raised floor space throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
For more information about Savvis’ European presence and offerings, visit http://www.savvis.co.uk.
About Savvis
Savvis, a CenturyLink company, provides industry-leading IT infrastructure solutions that keep enterprises powered for business in today’s ever-changing global marketplace. Combining deep, proven experience with personal commitment, Savvis delivers cloud, colocation and managed-hosting services over advanced networks worldwide, enabling its clients to focus on their core environments and meet new market opportunities.
About CenturyLink
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States. The company provides broadband, voice, wireless and managed services to consumers and businesses across the country. It also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink™ Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. In addition, the company provides data, voice and managed services to enterprise, government and wholesale customers in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers. CenturyLink is recognized as a leader in the network services market by key technology industry analyst firms, and is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises through Savvis, a CenturyLink company. CenturyLink’s customers range from Fortune 500 companies in some of the country’s largest cities to families living in rural America. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations.
For more information, visit http://www.savvis.com or http://www.centurylink.com.
Source: Savvis

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March 6, 2013 at 11:51 am

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TauRx Pharmaceuticals Receives $10.5m Follow-On Investment from Dundee Corporation

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Dundee Corporation maintains 5% stake in company developing a revolutionary treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease
TORONTO and SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — TauRx Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (“TauRx”) announced today the receipt of an equity investment of USD10.5m from Dundee Corporation of Toronto (“Dundee”). The investment will be used by TauRx primarily to support the on-going program of three Phase 3 clinical trials of LMTX™, its novel compound currently in development as a disease-modifying treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease (“AD”) and behavioural-variant Fronto-Temporal Dementia (“bvFTD”).
The investment will be used by TauRx primarily to support the on-going program of three Phase 3 clinical trials of LMTX(
Dundee made its initial investment of USD20m in TauRx in September 2011. Ned Goodman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dundee, said: “TauRx has made good use of our initial investment, gaining regulatory clearance to initiate its Phase 3 study program for LMTX™ and establishing a network of experienced service providers to support the studies. With the first patients now being enrolled into each of the three studies, and with the recent substantial strategic investment from the Genting Berhad group, this seems a highly opportune time to exercise the option we were granted by TauRx at the time of the initial investment and maintain Dundee’s 5% interest in this commercially and scientifically promising company.”
Professor Claude Wischik, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of TauRx, said: “It is particularly gratifying to receive this follow-on investment from Dundee. It made its initial investment at a time of critical importance to the development of both TauRx and our Tau aggregation inhibitor, LMTX™, and we see this additional investment of USD10.5m as a welcome vote of confidence in the commercial potential of our technology from a highly experienced investor. We continue to believe strongly that Tau aggregation inhibition is the most promising approach to the long-term treatment of AD and other Tau-opathies such as bvFTD. With expanding patient populations throughout the world due to an aging population, and with products based on beta-amyloid clearance still producing disappointing results in clinical studies, it is now critically important for healthcare systems, patients, their families and their careers to bring an effective treatment for these devastating diseases to market.”
About TauRx Therapeutics:
TauRx Therapeutics Ltd was established in Singapore in 2002 with the aim of developing new treatments and diagnostics for a range of neurodegenerative diseases based on an entirely new approach which targets aggregates of abnormal fibres of Tau protein that form inside nerve cells in the brain. The TauRx team have since discovered that LMTX™ could also have beneficial effects in several other neurodegenerative diseases associated with Tau pathology, as well as other protein aggregation disorders including Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and Frontotemporol Dementia [FTD-Pick’s Disease]. The TauRx corporate headquarters are in Singapore and its primary research facilities are in Aberdeen, Scotland.
About Dundee Corporation:
Dundee Corporation is a Canadian independent publicly traded asset management company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) under the symbol “DC.A”. Asset management activities are focused in the areas of the corporation’s core competencies and include resources, real estate and infrastructure, and more recently, the agriculture sector. These activities are carried out by Dundee’s wholly owned subsidiary, Goodman Investment Counsel Inc. Dundee’s capital markets and personal investment advisory services are carried out through the “Dundee Capital Markets” and “Dundee Goodman Private Wealth” divisions of its wholly owned subsidiary, Dundee Securities Ltd. Dundee also owns and manages direct investments in its core focus areas and other select investments, through ownership, directly and indirectly, of both publicly listed and private companies.
Source: TauRx Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

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March 6, 2013 at 11:47 am

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Starwood Capital Group And Tribeca Associates Announce Sales Launch For Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York

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Featuring Tony Ingrao-Designed Private Residences Inspired by the Brilliance and Artisanship of the Revered French Crystal Company
NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Starwood Capital Group, in partnership with Tribeca Associates, today announced the official start of sales for Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York, located just off Fifth Avenue on 53rd Street directly across from the Museum of Modern Art. Poised to be one of Manhattan’s most prestigious addresses, Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York marries brilliant design with exceptional service and amenities that reflect the richness of the venerable French crystal company’s nearly 250-year heritage.
Designed by the award-winning architects of Skidmore Owings & Merrill, the striking 50-story glass tower will feature 61 private residences designed by Tony Ingrao that range in size from one- to four-bedrooms, including four full-floor units and one five-bedroom penthouse duplex with outdoor terrace. In addition, the tower will feature a luxury hotel, with 114 rooms including 26 suites, that will be the global flagship for Baccarat Hotels.
“Reflecting the elegance and prestige of Baccarat, the new Hotel & Residences will be a landmark destination in the heart of Manhattan,” said Barry Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group. “It will provide an unmatched experience for guests and residents to admire the company’s artisanship and commitment to perfection in both service and design.”
Drawing inspiration from the brilliance and craftsmanship of the crystal company’s design history, Baccarat Hotel & Residences was fortunate to enlist one of Manhattan’s most distinguished interior designers, Tony Ingrao, to conceptualize the distinct interior design for the building’s private residences. A long-time admirer of the Baccarat brand, Ingrao brings an exceptional understanding of architecture and an innate sense of elegance and luxury to the residences, his first full-scale development project.
The residences will have a private entrance and feature sophisticated finishes that combine natural elements with contemporary concepts including: custom bronze-work crackled with crystal, modern furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows that capture the natural light outside and reflect a shimmering brilliance throughout each space. A Baccarat chandelier will also be incorporated as a signature feature in the foyer of each residence, reinforcing Baccarat’s reputation for creating exquisite pieces of art.
The master bath is generously outfitted with a free-standing soaking tub, glass-enclosed shower and rich white marble, including the floor, walls and vanity. True to the brand’s commitment to perfection, only the finest brands and technology are incorporated throughout, Miele and Sub-Zero in the kitchens, LG washers and dryers, as well as Kallista wash basins. Each residence is also equipped with fully automated Crestron controls to adjust lighting, audio/visual, heating/cooling, and window shades.
Residential owners will have complete access to all luxury hotel amenities and services including personal concierge and housekeeping services, 24-hour in-residence dining and access to the beautifully designed spa, indoor pool and fitness facility. The luxury hotel will also feature a standalone “crystal bar” surrounded by an outdoor Tuileries-style terrace, and a bustling bar and restaurant, all of which will provide a luxury lifestyle experience unlike any other in Manhattan.
With prices ranging from $3.5 million to $60 million, Baccarat Residences offer layouts from approximately 1,000 square feet to 7,400 square feet, with the option for buyers to combine units.
Originally created by decree from King Louis XV, Baccarat is renowned for unmatched craftsmanship, innovation and stunning design since 1764, matching the desires of its illustrious clientele: Czar Alexander the Great, the King of Thailand and Coco Chanel. The company still operates and manufactures its products in the picturesque town of Baccarat in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France, where only absolutely perfect crystal creations are allowed to bear the Baccarat name. The same will be true at Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York where the property will embody perfection in every facet of service and design. Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York will open in 2014, coinciding with the crystal company’s 250 year anniversary.
The Baccarat Residences New York sales center, located at 680 Fifth Avenue, is now open and accepting appointments. Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is managing all sales and marketing efforts for Baccarat Residences. http://www.baccaratresidencesny.com
*Prices and availability are subject to change without notice.
ABOUT STARWOOD CAPITAL GROUP
Starwood Capital Group is a private, U.S.-based investment firm with a core focus on global real estate. Since the group’s inception in 1991, the firm has raised more than $16 billion of equity capital, and through its various funds, has invested $13.7 billion representing over $36 billion in assets. Starwood Capital Group currently has more than $22 billion of assets under management. Starwood Capital Group maintains offices in Greenwich, Atlanta, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Los Angeles, and affiliated offices in London, Luxembourg, Paris, Mumbai and Sao Paulo. Starwood Capital Group has invested in nearly every class of real estate on a global basis, including office, retail, residential, senior housing, golf, hotels, resorts and industrial assets. Starwood Capital Group and its affiliates have successfully executed an investment strategy that includes building enterprises around core real estate portfolios in both the private and public markets. Additional information about Starwood Capital can be found at http://www.starwoodcapital.com.
ABOUT TRIBECA ASSOCIATES
Tribeca Associates is a private, New York-based real estate development and acquisition firm, specializing in hospitality, residential and commercial assets. Since being founded in 2000, the firm has completed more than $1 billion in transactions. Leveraging years of experience in the New York marketplace, the firm’s partners are guided by a hands-on entrepreneurial approach and high-level involvement in each project that distinguishes Tribeca Associates and results in the creation of exceptional assets. Tribeca Associates’ portfolio includes Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York, The Smyth Hotel and Residences, Artisan Lofts, and 170 Broadway. Additional information about Tribeca Associates can be found at http://www.tribecaassociates.com.
Source: Starwood Capital Group

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March 6, 2013 at 10:04 am

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