France, Spain raise €12bn in debt sale

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GoldLink Insurance Plc (GOLDIN.ng) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgGoldLink Insurance Plc (GOLDIN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about GoldLink Insurance Plc (GOLDIN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the GoldLink Insurance Plc (GOLDIN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: GoldLink Insurance Plc (GOLDIN.ng)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileGoldlink Insurance Plc is a life and general insurance company offering insurance products and services to the corporate and individual sectors in Nigeria. The company is licensed to underwrite both life and general classes which encompasses, among others, fire and special perils, motor insurance, life and pension, oil and gas, marine, aviation and travel insurance. Its product portfolio covers oil and gas constructions and operational activities; insurance of cargo, hull and marine machinery; liability insurance; aviation insurance as well as wide range of general insurance and life insurance products. Goldlink Insurance Plc also offers engineering insurance products for machinery consequential loss, erection all risks, contractors all risk, plants all risk, machinery breakdown, boiler and pressure vessel, computer all risk, electronic equipment, bonds, indemnity of share certificate, counter indemnity and professional indemnity insurance. The company was founded in 1992. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Goldlink Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

My personal guidelines for picking UK dividend shares

first_imgMy personal guidelines for picking UK dividend shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. This year has not been a good one for income investors. Many of the best UK dividend shares have been forced to cut their payouts. Things may be starting to look up, however. With Covid-19 vaccines already rolling out and the ban on banking dividends no longer in place, now may be the perfect time to invest for income.With this in mind, here are my personal criteria for picking the best UK dividend shares right now.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Watch your capitalMy first rule when looking for UK dividend shares, is making every effort to keep my initial investment secure. This means that while income is my main consideration, I also want steady growth in the price as well.In the UK, this effectively means I limit myself to the FTSE 100 when looking for income. I choose among the largest, most stable firms with strong brands, in industries I think are growing or at least around for the long run.On the company side, I want a history of strong fundamentals in its finances. This means year-on-year revenue and profit growth, and depending on the sector, not too much debt.Dividend yieldMy next criteria is the most obvious – dividend yield. In the UK, a dividend is paid on a pence-per-share basis. This means the yield is very much dependent on the share price itself. While in more stable times I consider the 3%–6% range a sensible one to look at, in today’s market I think we can do better.Just as with looking for growth, there are often bargains to be had. A company’s share price can drop because of a news story or trend that actually won’t have much genuine impact on its fundamentals. These are the time to ‘lock in’ good yields.Of course knowing the difference between these short-term sell-offs and fundamental problems is often the difficult part. Here good advice and a dose of healthy scepticism can be useful.Dividend growthMy last criteria for choosing UK dividend shares is looking for dividend growth. As dividends are paid on a pence per share basis, I would want to see the dividend payout itself increasing year on year. Something like 2% annual growth is enough to keep up with inflation at the very least. Preferably, dividend increasing as profits increased as well indicates the value the company has for its shareholders.Very much linked with this is consistency in the dividend schedule. Aside from the practicalities of being able to rely on regular payments, it is a strong indicator of a company’s ability to consistently offer the dividends I am looking for.The best UK dividend shares will show a pattern of usually four payouts, once a quarter, usually in the same months each year. This regularity can be a good indicator of the company’s ability to pay going forward. If it has never had to worry about finding cash for dividends, it hopefully will have little trouble doing so in future. Karl Loomes | Thursday, 24th December, 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Karl Loomes Enter Your Email Address Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now!last_img read more

House Q / Vaillo + Irigaray

first_img “COPY” Projects Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/20918/house-q-vaillo-irigaray Clipboard 2004 “COPY” Save this picture!+ 26 Share CopyHouses•Arce, Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/20918/house-q-vaillo-irigaray Clipboard House Q / Vaillo + IrigaraySave this projectSaveHouse Q / Vaillo + Irigaray Houses Text description provided by the architects. Adaptation is key into abstraction mimetic. The green totally invaded the facade, and the house disappears: as a large magnifying glass focusing on a piece of grass. Save this picture!Internally an impluvium (water, light and oxygen) defines the organization, around which living gravitates. As in Alice’s house, it becomes a hole where golf balls slip.Project gallerySee allShow lessArt Pavillion / Cre8 ArchitectureArticlesGlobal Holcim Awards 2009 Winning ProjectsArticles Share ArchDaily House Q / Vaillo + Irigaray Architects: Vaillo + Irigaray Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  CopyAbout this officeVaillo + Irigaray ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesArceSpainPublished on May 12, 2009Cite: “House Q / Vaillo + Irigaray” 12 May 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorDining tablesB&B ItaliaDining Table – BullSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Atrium Longlight / RidgelightLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteCompositesPure + FreeFormTechnical Guide – Creating a Seamless Interior and Exterior Material TransitionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedWire MeshCarl Stahl DecorCableGreen Wall System – FAÇADESCAPE™More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

PORT / Design nico Architect Associates

first_img PORT / Design nico Architect Associates CopyAbout this officeDesign nico Architect AssociatesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on September 03, 2011Cite: “PORT / Design nico Architect Associates” 03 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalVentilated / Double Skin FacadeSTAC BONDAssembly Systems – GluedLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemPodsTrimoModular Space SolutionsHanging LampsAxolightPendant Lights – HoopsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryCabinetsburgbadWall Cabinet – Sys30AcousticUnika VaevAcoustics – Ecoustic® Foliar TileMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?PORT住宅 / Design nico Architect Associates是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Design nico Architect Associates Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Year:  Save this picture!© Nacasa&Partners Inc, Koji Fujii+ 23 Share Japan PORT / Design nico Architect AssociatesSave this projectSavePORT / Design nico Architect Associates Houses “COPY”center_img ArchDaily “COPY” Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/166096/port-design-nico-architect-associates Clipboard Photographs:  Nacasa&Partners Inc, Koji FujiiText description provided by the architects. The site is located on the corner of an ordinary residential area that also includes some aspects of semi-industry. Factories, warehouse and high-rise condominiums around the site have increased in recent years. The location is one station from the center of Fukuoka City, and it is located between street where the amount of through traffic is large during the daytime. The client wanted  to build the residential dwelling that also functioned as a showroom which can exhibit the products and the furniture of cast aluminum. Save this picture!elevationKazuya Matsuda wanted to create a dwelling that positively connect with the town. The first floor has the showroom, which displays architectural products and the furniture of cast aluminum designed by  the owners and the atelier space for their work, and there are Japanese-style room and the entrance for their residence. Save this picture!elevationThe second floor has a large atrium that extends from the first floor and residential space for the family. Considering the client’s lifestyle, it was preferable not to think of this dwelling as commercial space and a residential space separately. Kazuya Matsuda wanted to design each space should exist in the vaguely shared. Save this picture!© Nacasa&Partners Inc, Koji FujiiKazuya Matsuda planned the porch in the corner plot so that indoor element can be felt, moreover the town and the building positively have the connection as well because of this space of the showroom and the atelier. This porch lets enough natural light  to the showroom by the effect of the roof made of FRP with the permeability. On the street side, the privacy and sunlight is secured because of covering the upper part with a horizontal louver of red Cedar between pillar and the diagonal pillar of H steel of which phosphoric acid is processed. Because this space exists, the building and the town have a cozy connection and lead it to the residence space of the second floor comfortably at the same time. Save this picture!© Nacasa&Partners Inc, Koji FujiiThe sunlight over this porch and the outside sign, for example, voice of the schoolchild in neighborhood who makes this space as playground, the people who do stand talking, the familier scene, even street noise, is carried with wind and turned into interior as the pleasant sign. Save this picture!© Nacasa&Partners Inc, Koji FujiiAt this facade of wide-opened showroom, the privacy of the housing is achieved because of an easy operation of the cross-sectional side, so that a look of the person who walks along a street and the person who is in residential space doesn’t cross directly. Kazuya Matsuda hope to become an opportunity that the existence of this building creates a pleasant connection to town that has very ordinary atmosphere and human relation we miss.Save this picture!© Nacasa&Partners Inc, Koji FujiiProject gallerySee allShow less’Breaking Borders: New Latin American Architecture’ ExhibitionArticles142 Dwellings Competition Proposal / a/LTA ArchitectsArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/166096/port-design-nico-architect-associates Clipboard CopyHouses•Japan 2011last_img read more

House in Valldoreix / 05AM Arquitectura

first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  Adrià GoulaStructure:CODI EstudiTechnic Architect:Sergi MasaguéInstallations:Albert ColomerCollaborator Architects:Joan Arnau Farràs, Carme Muñoz RamírezConstructor:Tania Agut QuijanoArchitect In Charge:05AM ArquitecturaCity:ValldoreixCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcorePorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. This project is half a home and half an exhibition space for contemporary artwork. The house is set in a way that avoids the presence of any neighbouring constructions, liberating an open space on the south side with a larger visual amplitude. CopyAbout this office05AM ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesValldoreixSpainPublished on January 22, 2017Cite: “House in Valldoreix / 05AM Arquitectura” 22 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Spain 2015 “COPY” CopyHouses•Valldoreix, Spain “COPY” House in Valldoreix / 05AM Arquitectura Area:  457 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Architects: 05AM Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/803151/house-in-valldoreix-05am-arquitectura Clipboard Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/803151/house-in-valldoreix-05am-arquitectura Clipboard Projects Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaIt is composed by four volumes, disposed in two specific and alternate directions that define three interstitial double-height spaces that visually communicate the two floors, allowing the understanding the volumes as a whole without any physical separation between them.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaThese four bodies are resolved according to the structure, granting a clear and coherent functionality of the interior spaces. The ground floor stores the exhibition rooms that in unison with the corridors and the double-height spaces allow exploring many exposition possibilities. The stairs are placed in one of these tall spaces, communicating the exhibition floor and the living floor, where each one of these four volumes will serve for a specific use, granting a functional clarity.Save this picture!Ground FloorSave this picture!SectionThe four bodies have different heights depending on the interior programme, allowing daylight to enter in the house from windows above.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaThe project is a volumetric response to the setting, protected from the presence of adjacent buildings, and enclosing an exterior sunlit space, creating an interesting relationship with its interior exhibition spaces at the same time.Project gallerySee allShow less10 Project Details That Show How to Make Stunning Storage SpacesMiscPocket-Size Villa / Prima d.o.o.Selected Projects Share House in Valldoreix / 05AM ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveHouse in Valldoreix / 05AM ArquitecturaSave this picture!© Adrià Goula+ 30 Share Year: last_img read more

Limerick should follow Cork over pedestrian bridge

first_imgEmail NewsLimerick should follow Cork over pedestrian bridgeBy Alan Jacques – October 16, 2016 1038 Previous articleKilcornan people are victims of their own politenessNext article‘Marshland’ thriller at Millennium Film Club Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Twitter Cllr Joe LeddinCllr Joe LeddinLABOUR Party councillor Joe Leddin has called for Limerick City and County Council to follow the example of Cork City Council in building a pedestrian and cycle bridge across the River Shannon.The Cork local authority has issued tenders to prospective contractors for a pedestrian bridge at a cost of €3 million that will link the older area of the city with the newly pedestrianised city centre.“With the future planned redevelopment of the Council-owned Cleeves site located beside the River Shannon, this area would prove an ideal location to construct a bridge that would not impede with port activities and also link pedestrians and cyclists directly into the heart of the city centre,” Cllr Leddin suggests.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The planned riverside office development at the former ESB premises together with the proposed remodeling of O’Connell Street would fit neatly with a new pedestrian riverside access.“While I can understand the thought process around creating an iconic feature adjacent to King Johns Castle, the redevelopment of the Opera Site and the demolition of the existing Sarsfield House building will lend itself to creating additional footfall in that general area,” he explained.Cllr Leddin went on to say that the substantial difference in the costs associated with the new Cork bridge at €3 million and the proposed Limerick bridge at €16 million was also highly questionable.“Ultimately what people want is a functional bridge or indeed bridges for the costs proposed that can be easily maintained. If we want to facilitate alternative smarter travel options for people and visitors then improved and new infrastructure for cyclists must also be factored into our future city development plans,” he concluded.by Alan [email protected] Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSCleeves siteCllr Joe LeddinCorkLabour Partylimerickpedestrian bridge Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Print Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Investigation launched into handling of Jussie Smollett case

first_imgNuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images(CHICAGO) —  Kim Foxx, the embattled Chicago state’s attorney whose office has come under fire for its handling of the Jussie Smollett case, has asked the local inspector general to look conduct an “independent review” of their investigation, she confirmed in a statement.The news comes the day after the city’s law department announced that they are suing Smollett to recoup the amount that they had to spend in order to cover the overtime of police officers during the investigation.Smollett’s case has sparked a firestorm ever since news broke of the Jan. 29 alleged attack. Controversy was further stoked when police alleged the incident was a hoax and ultimately when prosecutors dropped the charges against the actor.Foxx said that she “invited” the inspector general, Patrick Blanchard, to look into her office’s handling of the case, which involved the “Empire” actor’s claims of being a victim of a hate crime that police alleged was a hoax.“A former prosecutor, Inspector General Blanchard has been conducting independent inquiries for Cook County for over a decade,” Foxx wrote in her statement.“Ensuring that I and my office have the community’s trust and confidence is paramount to me, which is why I invited an independent review of this matter. I welcome this investigation and pledge my full cooperation and the cooperation of my office as IG Blanchard conducts his review.”The decision to review the case comes after the decision by the state’s attorney’s office to drop all 16 felony disorderly conduct charges against Smollett.Foxx said she recused herself about a week before Smollett was formally charged after consulting her office’s chief ethics officer about a phone call she received from Tina Tchen, the one-time chief of staff for former first lady Michelle Obama, asking on behalf of Smollett’s family about the status of the case. She said she later spoke to a relative of Smollett’s whom she would not identify.So the final decision to dismiss charges against Smollett fell on Cook County First Assistant State’s Attorney Joe Magats.Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson have blasted the decision to dismiss the charges.The FBI is reviewing the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of the criminal charges against Smollett, two law enforcement sources briefed on the matter told ABC News. The sources insisted it is not an investigation, but a “review.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Suspects in 1996 murder of Kristin Smart make first court appearance via Zoom

first_imgSan Luis Obispo County Sheriff(NEW YORK) — Paul Flores, the man charged with murder this week in connection to the 1996 disappearance of his college classmate, Kristin Smart, made a brief first appearance in court via Zoom on Thursday.Smart, a 19-year-old freshman at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo disappeared in the early hours of May 25, 1996, after a party near school.Flores — who was arrested for murder on Tuesday — walked Smart home from that party, and previously was named the “prime suspect,” authorities said.Flores is accused of causing the teen’s death during an attempted rape, San Luis Obispo District Attorney Dan Dow said Wednesday.During Thursday’s court appearance, Flores’ attorney, Robert Sanger, requested the arraignment be continued until Monday and will enter a plea at that time.Flores’ father, Ruben Flores, is accused of helping conceal Smart’s body after the murder, Dow said.Ruben Flores was charged Tuesday as an accessory to the murder after the fact and appeared in court via Zoom along with his son on Thursday.Harold Mesick, Ruben’s attorney, also asked to continue the arraignment to Monday.Paul Flores will remain held on no bail and his father is held on $250,000 bail, the judge said.The father and son will return to court on Monday afternoon.Smart’s family said in a statement Thursday, “After nearly 25 years of waiting, today’s delay in the arraignment process was not unexpected or surprising. Make no mistake, we have begun the final quest to bring justice for Kristin. We know we are in good hands with the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s office, and we will wait patiently for the process to commence.”Despite this week’s arrests, Smart’s remains have not been found, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson said.“We are not going to stop until Kristin has been recovered,” he said Tuesday.Smart’s family said in a statement Tuesday, “The knowledge that a father and son, despite our desperate pleas for help, could have withheld this horrible secret for nearly 25 years, denying us the chance to lay our daughter to rest, is an unrelenting and unforgiving pain.”“We now put our faith in the justice system and move forward, comforted in the knowledge that Kristin has been held in the hearts of so many and that she has not been forgotten,” they said.Dow said Wednesday that his office is seeking information from the public on other potential crimes committed by Paul Flores or his father.“Paul Flores was known to frequent bars in the San Pedro area from 2005 until the present day,” Dow said, asking anyone with information to call San Luis Obispo County Crime Stoppers at 805-549-7867.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

HFZ’s Ziel Feldman sells Hamptons home for $50M

first_imgMessage* The original property that sat on the Dune Road site last traded in 2000 for $4.35 million, according to Realtor.com. It was listed in 2011 for $34 million, but didn’t sell.In 2014, the 10,000-square-foot home was badly damaged by fire, triggering arson charges against former real estate agent David Osiecki.Feldman subsequently replaced the fire-damaged home with a new, modern mansion measuring more than 8,000 square feet. The property has seven bedrooms, four bathrooms and a pool, according to Zillow.The $50 million sale price makes it one of the bigger trades in the Hamptons of late. The average sales price for luxury homes there in the third quarter of 2020 was $7.7 million, up from $5.2 million in the same period the year prior, according to data from Douglas Elliman.Last September, a sprawling estate near Feldman’s home on Dune Road was listed for $72 million, making it the priciest public listing in the area at that time. (The tally doesn’t take into account off-market listings, which many wealthy sellers prefer.) The 8,000-square-foot home at 271 Dune Road was later pulled from the market and listed as a rental.The sale of Feldman’s property comes at a difficult time for the developer, whose firm is contending with a barrage of lawsuits from lenders and investors over allegations of defaulted loans and unpaid bills.The tumult at HFZ has shaken not only the company’s condo projects but also the lavish living situations of Feldman and his former business partner, Nir Meir, who abruptly left the firm in December. HFZ lender Monroe Capital is currently trying to eject Meir from his Hamptons home, claiming the former HFZ executive does not have authority to live there. A spokesperson for Meir refuted the claims, telling TRD last week that they planned to file a motion to dismiss the action.In November, Feldman listed his penthouse at the Marquand condominium in Manhattan for $39 million. A month earlier, he sold his 18,500-square-foot home in Englewood, New Jersey, after nine years on and off the market.Keith Larsen contributed reporting.Contact Sylvia Varnham O’Regan Full Name* Email Address* Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Ziel Feldman and 187 Dune Road (Getty, Google Maps)UPDATED Jan. 8, 8:40 am: Embattled HFZ Capital Group founder Ziel Feldman has sold his Hamptons mansion for $50 million, The Real Deal has learned.A source familiar with the matter said the property at 187 Dune Road in Bridgehampton sold in an off-market transaction that closed late last year. Page Six on Thursday night reported the buyer to be sports merchandise mogul Michael Rubin.Douglas Elliman’s Erica Grossman represented Feldman and Gary Cooper of Hedgerow Properties brought the buyer, the source said. The news was first reported by Hamptons Hot Sheet.Grossman and Cooper did not respond to requests for comment. Feldman also did not respond.Read moreHow HFZ became the face of Manhattan’s condo woesHFZ is behind on $160M in payments at the XI: lenderHFZ lays off staff as legal and financial problems mount Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink TagsHamptons real estatehamptons-weeklyHFZ Capital Grouptristate-weeklyziel feldmanlast_img read more