Meet America’s Most Under-The-Radar Real Estate Developers Who Just Built The Finest Residences In The World

It’s been a dizzying few months for the news cycle.

President Joe Biden is officially in. Hedge funds are bleeding thanks to a Reddit sub-group (what is that?) while a global pandemic still rages. Tom Brady, at age 43, is about to play in his 10th Super Bowl in twenty years.

Meanwhile, thirty minutes north of downtown Miami, a Florida real estate dynasty that’s been called the ”other Trumps” for decades has been too busy building their next billion-dollar masterpiece to pay attention to the outside noise.

Few people have more experience in the ultra-high net worth real estate space than South-African born businessman Jules Trump. Along with his younger brother and lifelong business partner, Eddie, and his wife of 50 years, Stephanie, Jules is co-chairman of The Trump Group, which over the past four decades has assembled a sprawling entrepreneurial empire from real estate and hotels in Florida and California to technology start-ups in Tel Aviv.

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Did Nirmala Sitharaman meet expectations of real estate sector?



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Affordable housing, tax deduction on home loan interest, debt financing for REITs and InvITs and boost to infrastructure in Union Budget 2021-22 are expected to be the biggest gains for the real estate sector in India.

In total, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has been allocated Rs 54,581 crore in the Budget 2021.

IndiaToday.in spoke to some experts from the real estate sector to understand what they think were the hits and misses of Union Budget 2021:

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

While presenting the budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, “This government sees ‘housing for all’ and affordable housing as priority areas. In the July 2019 Budget, I provided an additional deduction of interest, amounting to Rs 1.5 lakh, for loan taken to purchase an affordable house. I propose to extend the eligibility of this deduction by one more year, to March 31 2022. The additional deduction of Rs 1.5 lakh shall therefore be available for loans taken up till March 31, 2022, for the purchase of an affordable house.”



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Developers are happy with Union Budget’s incentives for affordable housing. (Photo: Getty Images)

Besides this, she also announced that to ensure supply of affordable houses,

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Did Budget 2021 meet expectations of the Real Estate sector? Anil Singhvi speaks to Niranjan Hiranandani, President, NAREDCO



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In his chat with Zee Business Managing Editor Anil Singhvi, NAREDCO President Niranjan Hiranandani said that the tax free nature of affordable housing has been increased by 1 more year. This segment was already in focus and the Finance Minister further focussed on it, which is an extremely good sign for the sector. Government has given a lot of importance to affordable housing and some benefits which were previously given are being continued.

Hiranandani said that in the PMAY Scheme, GST is just 1{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c}. Maharashtra stamp duty on Affordable Housing is just Rs 1000. Stamp duty benefit is 3{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c} in Regular housing but is only Rs 1000 in Affordable Housing. 60{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c} housing schemes all over the country will get advantage of these schemes. Prime Minister Modi’s vision to make 1.2 cr houses by 2022 will be achieved. The Housing Ministry and Government vision for affordable housing will be becoming realty soon, he said.

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Hiranandani said that valuations on INVTs will increase due to removal of double taxation. REITs and INVITs will benefit from Budget announcements. This year will witness many new investments in REITs and INVTs.  The Budget

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Interior Design Masters 2021 contestants: Meet the line up of designers on series 2 | Reality TV

Interior Design Masters is back for 2021 – meet the line up of contestants here.

Series 2 of Interior Design Masters will be hosted by Alan Carr as ten talented new designers look for their big break in the fast-paced world of commercial interior design.


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They will be competing to win a career-defining contract with one of the UK’s top boutique hotels.

In each episode, the contestants will be set a new commercial design challenge, to take on the interiors of show homes, offices, hotels, shops, beach huts, salons, restaurants and luxury holiday villas. Their skill and expertise will hopefully create design magic to impress the discerning judges.

Design expert and former editor of Elle Decoration Michelle Ogundehin returns as the series judge, joined each week by a different guest expert including Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Linda Boronkay, Kit Kemp, Ross Bailey, Sophie Robinson, Abigail Ahern and Matthew Williamson.

Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr begins Tuesday, 2 February at 8PM on BBC Two.

Interior Design Masters 2021 contestants

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Amy

Age: 43
From: Leeds
Job: Mother of three

Says Amy: “I was so inspired by series one, it looked like such a fantastic opportunity to immerse myself into the biggest

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Meet the fabulous Yorkshire women set to star in BBC2’s Interior Design Masters challenge

Brilliant BBC series Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr starts soon and it’s full of Yorkshire talent

Show host Alan Carr and judge Michelle Ogundehin
Show host Alan Carr and judge Michelle Ogundehin

The latest series of Interior Design Masters on BBC2, which starts on Tuesday, February 2 at 8pm, looks all set to be a huge hit. It has drama, incredibly tight deadlines, fabulously fresh ideas on how to decorate, fantastic room sets and lots and lots of laughs thanks to presenter Alan Carr. The fact that almost a third of contestants are from Yorkshire is also a huge bonus. Three out of the 10 undiscovered design talents are from God’s Own County.

The eight-week TV series shows them competing for the ultimate prize, a prestigious contract with a luxury hotel. Each week, they are given a project to complete and at the end of it one person is eliminated by the show’s judge Michelle Ogundehin, former editor of Elle Decoration magazine, and one guest judge. Here, we find out more about the Yorkshire contestants:

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Meet Brighton star of Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr

A TALENTED designer from Brighton is to take part in BBC’s Interior Design Masters with Alan Carr.

Barbara Ramani is one of the ten creators competing to win a career-defining contract with one of the UK’s top boutique hotels.

The 34-year-old set up her own interior design business two years ago while on maternity leave from her job in the residential sector.

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Barbara said she watched the first series of the show, which aired in 2019, and thought it was “wonderful” that contestants were given the opportunity to design commercial properties, including restaurants, retail and offices.

She said: “These were the types of projects that I was looking to work on.

“As a self-employed individual at the beginning of my career in interior design it is hard to win these types of projects, so I thought the show could be a great way for me to get these types of projects into my portfolio.

“I was also due to have my second baby and was looking for a goal to focus on to pull me out of nappy land.”

Every week, the designers are set a new

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Constructivist Influences and Scandinavian Design Meet in This Moscow Flat

Moving to a new city often means missing family. To avoid this feeling of absence as much as possible, Alexandra Potapova’s client gave his parents a very special gift: He purchased them an apartment in Moscow—where he currently lives—to give them the opportunity to visit him whenever they want. “It was a big surprise,” says Alexandra, who was given complete freedom to express her creativity and implement her ideas and vision. “It was a key point for me.”

The flat is located in the Hodinskoje Pole district, famous for its constructivist buildings. The constructivist movement, which originated in Russia in the 1920s, clearly inspired Alexandra (who founded Workshop Studio in 2014). “When I started thinking about the design of this project, I was inspired by the surroundings,” the designer says. “I wanted to make a link between the architecture from outside and the space inside, and merge two styles: Soviet Constructivism and Scandinavian design.” Alexandra mixed cozy and brutalist details throughout the 750-square-foot space, which comprises a hallway, an open living room with a kitchen, two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a laundry room.



a glass shower door: In the hallway, adorned with a lithograph by Georges Braque on the wall and a vintage chair, the floor is covered with graphic patterns made by Alexandra Potapova.


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