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SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica y DETROIT, 10 de mayo de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- GPM Global (GPM), la University for International Cooperation (UCI), Village Green Global Inc. (VGG) y la Comunidad de Río Gigante han firmado un Preámbulo de Acuerdo, y ya han comenzado los primeros financiamientos, con el fin de establecer el Instituto Internacional para la Paz y el Desarrollo Sostenible (International Institute for Peace and Sustainable Development, IIPSD).


News Article | May 9, 2017
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Today, Realync, the first cloud-based platform to enable live video tours and open houses for the multifamily industry, announced the launch of their data analytics dashboard and administrator panel. This update is an entirely new component of the web platform that provides enterprise agents and managers visibility into Realync touring and engagement metrics, while also allowing self-serve capabilities to add or remove communities, easily invite or remove team members, and more. This key update to the Realync platform comes on the heels of many major updates pushed through Q1 and Q2. Previous updates include an overhauled and enhanced video transcoding/playback service, increased pre-recorded video functionality including the ability to add music, trim clips, save clips and more. In addition, the launch of a new website plugin allows multifamily communities to have a new type of call-to-action on their websites that feeds directly into the Realync experience. “Realync continues to prove its value by listening to our customers and continuing to move our platform forward with new innovation,” said Ani Rangarajan, Co-founder, COO, Realync. “We’ve helped increase conversion rates and decrease sales cycles in communities across all stages including pre-leasing, lease-ups, and stabilized and are excited to continue enhancing leasing experiences for many more teams moving forward.” Virginia Love, VP, Leasing and Marketing at Waterton commented, “We've seen the value that Realync provides at our communities, but this update takes it to the next level with the visibility and insight we'll now have into touring practices across our portfolio.” Along with many enhancements to its platform, Realync has also grown its presence in the multifamily space over the last several quarters by partnering with major industry players such as Equity Residential, Village Green, Fifield, Glick, Birge & Held, Panther Residential Management, Avenue 5, Mack Urban, Pathway Senior Living and more. Realync is a multifamily video leasing app that enables teams to host live video tours and create/share personalized pre-recorded video tours, all requiring nothing more than a mobile device and a few minutes. Realync helps teams close more leases faster by connecting with prospects in a transparent, personalized, easy way. Learn more at http://www.realync.com.


News Article | May 15, 2017
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This Memorial Day Weekend, guests are invited to become a part of living history as Union and Confederate re-enactors, bustling camps and period music enliven Greenfield Village for Civil War Remembrance, May 27-29. Get inspired by the most authentic display of Civil War re-enactors in the country as they immerse visitors in life during wartime. On Saturday, May 28th, the programming for Civil War Remembrance will be extended until 9pm. Guests can learn more about the resourcefulness of soldiers and watch Union and Confederate re-enactors take part in cavalry, artillery firing and tactical demonstrations at Walnut Grove. Throughout the weekend, the Village Pavilion becomes the designated Civil War Resource Center. Inside guests can take part in special presentations from historians, see an exhibit of fashions from that time period, and look through military history from original Army and Navy artifacts. The original poem “Last Camp”, written in 1872 by J. Wesley Benedict of Port Huron, Michigan, will also be on display inside the pavilion from the collections of The Henry Ford. On Saturday evening, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, one of the most celebrated duos in the American acoustic music scene, will be taking the Town Hall stage for a special performance. The duo has been featured on “CBS Good Morning,” “Prairie Home Companion” and featured in Ken Burns documentary “The Civil War.” The Dodworth Saxhorn Band, the Picks & Sticks Stringband, the Dodworth Duo and the North Star Gospel Chorale also will perform throughout the weekend. On Monday, The Henry Ford will host a Memorial Day Commemoration ceremony on the Village Green starting at 12pm and will participate in a National Moment of Silence at 3pm signaled by the Armington & Sims shop whistle. Admission to Civil War Remembrance is free with membership or $27 for adults, $24.50 for seniors 62 and up and $20.25 for youth 3-11. Children two and under are free. For more information, call (313) 982-6001 or visit https://www.thehenryford.org/current-events/calendar/civil-war-remembrance/. About The Henry Ford The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan is an internationally-recognized history destination that explores the American experience of innovation, resourcefulness and ingenuity that helped shape America. A national historic landmark with an unparalleled Archive of American Innovation, The Henry Ford is a force for sparking curiosity and inspiring tomorrow’s innovators. More than 1.7 million visitors annually experience its five attractions: Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, The Ford Rouge Factory Tour, The Benson Ford Research Center and The Henry Ford Giant Screen Experience. A continually expanding array of content available online provides anytime, anywhere access. The Henry Ford is also home to Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school which educates over 500 students a year on the institution’s campus. In 2014, The Henry Ford premiered its first-ever national television series, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, showcasing present-day change-makers and The Henry Ford’s artifacts and unique visitor experiences. Hosted by news correspondent and humorist, Mo Rocca, this Emmy®-winning weekly half-hour show airs Saturday mornings on CBS. For more information please visit our website thehenryford.org.


News Article | April 27, 2017
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Super-Sod rolled out TifTuf, their most drought-tolerant Bermudagrass, as a sponsor of Woodside’s Southern Living Inspired Home Tour in Aiken, South Carolina. Woodside Community in Aiken, South Carolina, boasts Southern charm and tradition, but their most recent claim to fame is their hand-picked status as a Southern Living Inspired Community. To celebrate this status, Woodside is presenting a tour of homes with two newly built Southern Living Inspired Homes. Both homes will feature TifTuf Bermudagrass lawns. Developed at the University of Georgia and tested since 1991, TifTuf Bermudagrass uses 38 percent less water than standard Tifway Bermuda. National Turfgrass Evaluation Program research at universities across the U.S. indicates that TifTuf maintains its green color later into the fall months and greens up earlier in the spring than other Bermudagrasses. “We decided to use TifTuf because of its water conservation,” said Wesley Elijah, President of Community Operations for Woodside Development. “TifTuf’s eco-friendly qualities help us remain good stewards to the environment.” However, TifTuf isn’t just gracing the lawns of the new homes. Woodside is in the process of converting all residential and commercial lawns in the community to TifTuf Bermudagrass. “We chose Super-Sod for this project because they have a reputation for quality products and vetting their certified turfgrasses,” Elijah said. “Working with Super-Sod for this conversion is a great partnership for the community.” The homes titled “The Polo at Summer Hill” and “The Savannah at the Village at Woodside” will be open for tours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning on Friday, April 21, and concluding Memorial Day, May 29. Visitors will tour both homes and have the opportunity to learn about Woodside communities and culture, the construction of the houses and products used both inside and outside. Sponsors and contributors to the tours will also host display spaces within the Village Center, where visitors can pick up their tickets. Super-Sod will exhibit a booth with information about TifTuf, and a sod expert will be present each weekend to answer any questions about the drought-tolerant Bermudagrass. Tickets to the Southern Living Inspired Home Tour are $10 and available for purchase on-site or online at WoodsideCommunities.com. Tour hours are Fridays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Special Memorial Day hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All ticket proceeds will benefit the following charities: Operation FinallyHOME, Saratoga WarHorse and The ALS Association. The Village Center — headquarters for the tour — is located at 230 Village Green Blvd., Aiken, South Carolina. More information on the tour and Woodside communities can be found at WoodsideCommunities.com. Super-Sod, a subsidiary of Patten Seed Company, is a family-run business that employs experts in turf and horticulture throughout the Southeast. Super-Sod continuously develops new garden products; fosters gardening and landscaping; and seeks improvement in farming practices, technology, environmental stewardship and employee knowledge. Learn more at SuperSod.com.


News Article | August 10, 2017
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"A thriving workplace environment is fundamental in cultivating success, and Toni's reputation and experience will be instrumental in achieving our goals," said Diane Batayeh, chief executive officer of Village Green. "We're confident her guidance will empower our employees, and as a result, our renters." With more than 30 years of experience, French has a valuable background in enhancing cultural development, training employees and developing human-resources teams. As a result of her leadership, companies such as Hunton & Williams LLC, a Virginia-based law firm, have seen success in onboarding and maintaining key associates. From introducing extensive professional-growth courses to conducting service trainings, webinars and executive coaching, French has proven invaluable in enhancing day-to-day operations in the workplace. "I'm honored to join Village Green and to be a part of such a motivated team," said French. "My passion is fostering creative environments conducive to employee growth, and working for Village Green will be the perfect place to do so." Following its recent announcement of exceptional growth and development in the last year, Village Green remains committed to providing five-star rental experiences to those looking for a home. A 30-percent revenue increase over the past 12 months, coupled with a 25-percent rate of expansion for its nationwide portfolio of managed properties, represents one of the largest years of growth in the company's history. These outstanding performance numbers are the result of Village Green's team of industry veterans with a dedication to exceptional service and management. About Village Green Village Green is an award-winning Detroit-based property management company serving over 30 cities throughout the United States. With ten offices located in Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Atlanta, Connecticut and Scottsdale, Village Green's hospitality based business model is focused on delivering exceptional living through passionate service. The company operates 40,000 units valued in excess of $6.5 billion. Village Green is led by a team of industry-recognized professionals whom take great pride in delivering authentic experiences through valued relationships, tailored amenities and uncompromised hospitality. For more information on Village Green, please visit: www.villagegreen.com.


Under Batayeh, Village Green has raised its benchmarks for success by putting a stronger emphasis on corporate structure, regional and local expertise, leadership empowerment, customized and fully integrated client services, customer relationships and the delivery of authentic experiences. While the double-digit growth in management revenue properties has been a direct result of these impactful changes, the biggest bi-product has been a community of like-minded and dedicated property owners and investors. "The past year has been an exciting time for all of us within the Village Green family," said Batayeh. "We're a fundamentally different organization because of the collective effort to create authentic and meaningful experiences for everyone with whom we interact. Most importantly, we have the right leadership team in place that is hungry to make the next year better than the previous one." Among its many improvements since June 2016, Village Green has created a new brand identity, enhanced communication tools, new technology driven efficiencies, and people practices that attract and retain the best talent. This refined focus on people has led to driving exceptional performance at the properties Village Green manages as well as within every level of the organization. With a renewed commitment to people, customer service and authentic experiences, the company has developed a solid platform for long-term and sustainable prosperity. To achieve this tremendous growth, Batayeh and her leadership team have their collective sights trained upon building and nurturing stronger relationships with property owners and business investors within their current markets. Additionally, Village Green will soon introduce their unique hospitality-minded and people focused business model to major markets throughout the West Coast. Village Green is an award-winning Detroit-based property management company serving over 30 cities throughout the United States. With 10 offices located in Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Atlanta, Connecticut and Scottsdale, Village Green's hospitality based business model is focused on delivering exceptional living through passionate service. The company operates 40,000 units valued in excess of $6.5 billion. Village Green is led by a team of industry-recognized professionals whom take great pride in delivering authentic experiences through valued relationships, tailored amenities and uncompromised hospitality. For more information on Village Green, please visit: www.villagegreen.com.


News Article | January 6, 2016
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Years ago I used to be quite critical of the LEED certification system, particularly about the laughably inappropriate things that got certification, from parking garages to space ports to drive through restaurants. But LEED kept getting better, and then the lumber and the plastics industries started going after them, and I realized that for all their problems, they have done so much to take green building into the mainstream, to change the whole industry. I became a big defender, and I must admit that they were very nice to me, giving me a big leadership award in 2014 for being so vocal. And then I see this: the Mirabella at Village Green subdivision being built in Bradenton, Florida. According to Scott Gibson of Green Building Advisor, it is going for LEED Platinum in the LEED for homes program. That's the highest level you can get and I just have to ask, really? Let's start with the site: there are points to be had for using an existing property rather than a greenfield site. As Matt Johnson reports in the Bradenton Herald: However this is not exactly new urbanism in action; the site has a Walkscore of 27. The site was a very suburban golf course community, probably sold to the people in the streets around it as forever green. It's not exactly a model of urbanity and Walkscore doesn't get LEED points, but It should count for something. The design is what Scott Gibson says is a "garage forward" design. That is the polite term for what are known as snout houses, defined in Dolores Hayden's book "A field guide to sprawl" as "house with a protruding garage that takes up most of the street frontage, squeezing out front yards and making it hard to find the front door." They are banned in many communities because of the unfriendly streetscape they create, nothing but a wall of garages. In this design you can't even see the front door; it is hidden behind so that there is a straight run from the garage into the house. Here you are in sunny Florida where kids should be playing in the streets and people should be talking to their neighbors and you get a blank wall of garages, with the only overview being a window from the den. It's ugly, it's anti-urban and It should count for something. Then there is the house itself. The builder calls them "paired villas"- I guess semi-detached doesn't play well. However it's a plus; you get higher density and a shared wall reduces heat gain and loss. Like any Florida house today it is designed for air conditioning, and being a semi limits the window placement. And I often complain that houses have too many, too large windows. Not a worry about solar gain here; windows face the sideyards or the covered front porch. It might have been designed for a bit of resilience with big windows front and back to maximize cross ventilation, but nobody opens their windows in Florida. Cross-ventilation and resilience aren't required for LEED for homes, but It should count for something. But the biggest shocker for me is that these houses do not even meet code for insulation in the walls. Scott writes: Insulation in Mirabella houses may seem a little skimpy to northern readers. Bradenton is in Climate Zone 2, where the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code's prescriptive approach requires R-38 of insulation in the ceiling and R-6 in mass walls — values that Mirabella homes don't reach. [they have R20 or 30 in ceilings, R4 in the walls] But as Dennis Stroer of Cals-Plus, a Venice, Florida, company that is handling some of the LEED certification work on the project, explains, the project is using a performance-based alternative.... In following a performance-based path to compliance, builders use computer modeling software to show energy costs won't be any higher than they would be in a house meeting prescriptive requirements of the code. High-efficiency mechanical equipment, such as AC units, can compensate for lower levels of insulation. It is true, as the LEED consultant notes, that in this climate there isn't that much temperature differential between inside and out (I checked and last July and August it was a pretty consistent 91°F) and humidity is a bigger factor than temperature. So using gizmos, like SEER 15 air conditioners (with an optional SEER 18 upgrade) lets you get away with using R-4 walls and barely half the required insulation in the ceiling. This may be fine for the local building inspector, although I don't think gizmos should replace insulation, but for LEED? It should count for something. There are obviously good things going on here. The houses are not grossly huge at about 1500 square feet. They will, according to the builder, quoted in the Herald, Perhaps. It is a big improvement over much of the stuff built in Florida. We have to start somewhere. As the LEED consultant tells Scott, "The good part is we know we’re doing the right thing. In five years, everyone will be doing it. Right now, we’re alone." I should remember my Voltaire, that "The perfect is the enemy of the good". But is this good enough for LEED certification, let alone Platinum? Is this subdivision, with its low walkscore, horrible streetscape, auto-centric snout house design, inadequate insulation, good enough? I don't think so. These are all important and It should count for something.


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A multiple display system having at least two mechanical arrangements such that in one of the at least two arrangements one of the multiple displays is stowed, out of the way mechanically and visually, when only a first display is in use; and one of the other of the at least two arrangements wherein the other of the multiple displays is substantially coplanar and adjacent to the one screen when both screens are in use. The other display in the one of the other of the at least two arrangements also runs the graphical user interface of an application, permitting the multiple display system to offer at least two programs running simultaneously, each with its own visual user-interface operating on its own display.


News Article | October 28, 2016
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(PRLEAP.COM) John Herman, broker of PropertyUP announces this completely updated, waterfront home at 3200 Pond End Lake, Wonder Lake, IL 60097 This home has it all, 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths, plus a loft that could be used as 2 more bedrooms if one chose to do so. The finished basement offers more living space too.There are many new features: new roof, new kitchen with new appliances, new washer and dryer, new light fixtures. The 2.5 stall garage also has new treatment on the floor. The stone patio features a new hot tub and stereo sound system with a subwoofer. The open floor plan makes a great home for entertaining. There is a first floor laundry for your convenience.There is a $200 annual HOA fee and taxes in 2014 were $7537.It is close to town, schools, shopping and more.Wonder Lake is in McHenry County in northeastern Illinois and sits on the Wisconsin border. The population is 11,508 with equal numbers of males and females. There are 4151 households of which 1581 have children. The median age is 37.24. Over half of the population are married and 76% own homes. The work force is 62% white collar. Average household income is $83550 and 95% of the people drive to work.There are several parks in Wonder Lake , two of which are in the Deerpath subdivision. Huff Park and Village Green are both located in the Deerpath subdivision. There are organized soccer leagues, softball and more activites available.This listing is offered by John Herman. To see it email assistant @propertyup.com or call 847 847 4711.

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