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Dawn Wotapka

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Army brat living life by the square foot in NYC. @wsj alum + grad of @nyuniversity, @ncstate + media maven @rallypointms Interned lots & covered #housing crash

Resort Living Comes to Campus

wsj.com — Residents at a new rental community in Orlando, Fla., lounge around a resort-style pool in private cabanas. They practice their golf swings at the putting green and meditate in a Zen garden. Videogamers sip complimentary coffee while playing "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" on a multiscreen television wall.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @RachelEnsignWSJ: These luxury college apartments are a big step up from the 18-person Kappa Kappa Gamma dormer. Great piece by @dwotapka on.wsj.com/SEkREW

Hotel Deal Marks Another Break From Fort Lauderdale's Past

online.wsj.com — A Fort Lauderdale hotel once popular with spring-break revelers recently was demolished to make way for an 18-story beachfront luxury condominium tower. On the site of the former Howard Johnson hotel, Encore Housing Opportunity Fund is developing a $100 million-plus condo called Paramount Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Cortland Beefs Up Its Portfolio

online.wsj.com — A portfolio of apartment buildings that was at the center of one of the largest alleged real-estate frauds in Utah history is set to change hands. Cortland Partners LLC, an Atlanta-based apartment owner and developer, is under contract to buy the portfolio for $338.5 million from a court-appointed receiver that has operated the buildings since the Securities and Exchange Commission took control from Management Solutions Inc.

Vegas Builder Hits the Jackpot

online.wsj.com — HENDERSON, Nev.-It has been nearly three years since builder Josh Anderson purchased 36 distressed lots just outside of Las Vegas for an average of about $90,000 each, hoping that a bet on troubled land would pay off once the market turned. If all goes well this week, his gamble could result in a jackpot.
Feb 05, 2014

The "New American Home" is large, modern, and sports an elevator & $5 million price tag: ow.ly/tjyhW by @dwotapka @KrisHudsonWSJ

Feb 05, 2014

RT @ssktanaka: The "New American Home" is large, modern, and sports an elevator & $5 million price tag: ow.ly/tjyhW by @dwotapka

Feb 05, 2014

RT @ssktanaka: The "New American Home" is large, modern, and sports an elevator & $5 million price tag: ow.ly/tjyhW by @dwotapka

Feb 05, 2014

2014's "New American Home" has elevator, costs $5 million @dwotapka online.wsj.com/news/articles/…. Would cost typical household 95 years of income.

Lavish Wet Bars Leave the Basement

online.wsj.com — They conjure images of 1950s-era sitcoms, Formica countertops and basement rec rooms. Now, despite their image, wet bars are still managing a comeback into high-end homes. While real-estate agents warn that the term "wet bar" won't necessarily attract buyers, builders and designers say more homeowners aren't only installing the feature, they are eschewing the basement in favor of first-floor prominence.
Jan 31, 2014

My story today has me thinking about a bar for my new apartment. $600 Johnnie Walker, anyone? online.wsj.com/news/articles/… #mansion @wsj

Jan 31, 2014

Great story by @dwotapka on the return of wet bars in luxury homes, Mad-Men style: ow.ly/t9wQW via @WSJRealEstate

Jan 31, 2014

Hoping the 3-martini lunch makes a comeback too MT @ssktanaka Great story on the return of wet bars in luxury homes ow.ly/t9wQW

Jan 31, 2014

RT @dwotapka: My story today has me thinking about a bar for my new apartment. $600 Johnnie Walker, anyone? online.wsj.com/news/articles/… #mansio…

The Health-Care Law's Real Beneficiary

online.wsj.com — As the Affordable Care Act alters the nation's health-care landscape, business groups are closely watching to see who gets helped or hurt by the new law. In the real-estate world, one group appears to be emerging a clear winner: owners of medical-office space.

Mack-Cali Shifts From Offices to Apartments

online.wsj.com — Later this month, construction will begin on a 69-story apartment tower in Jersey City, N.J., that is destined to be the tallest residential tower in the state. Like many of the thousands of rental apartments being built there, its units will cater to young, urban professionals.
Jan 08, 2014

Faced with an uncertain future, office landlord Mack-Cali is shifting to apartments. on.wsj.com/1bOSYRc via @alasoff @WSJ #CRE

Jan 08, 2014

What if a #REIT tries to change its stripes? Office player Mack-Cali is doing just that. online.wsj.com/news/articles/… #cre $CLI #propertyreport

U.S. Rents Rise Again as Market Tightens

online.wsj.com — Apartment landlords continued to push through higher rents in many cities in the fourth quarter, offering little relief for renters who have seen increases over the past few years. Nationwide, landlords raised rents by an average of 0.8% to $1,083 a month in the quarter, according to a report to be released Tuesday by Reis Inc., a real-estate research firm.
Jan 07, 2014

U.S. apartment rents rose 3.2% last year on.wsj.com/1bMsCPA National vacancy rate down to 4.1%, the lowest since 2001

Unlikely Tower Mates

online.wsj.com — A Maryland developer plans to build a residential tower in Jersey City catering to college students who want to live off campus in a more modern quarters and working adults stung by a short supply of rental apartments.
Dec 30, 2013

Proposed McGinley Square building w/market-rate apts part of #JerseyCity rental construction boom on.wsj.com/1d51Oem via @wsjny

His-and-Hers Bathrooms Appear in Luxury Homes

online.wsj.com — After viewing hundreds of homes from Los Angeles to San Diego, in the fall Debbie and Jim Winters finally found their dream abode-one with a master bathroom and bedroom suite so large it consumes nearly a third of the 3,480-square-foot house.
Dec 20, 2013

RT @mikemillerwsj: The new place for couples to hang out is the bathroom (with facing toilets?) in @WSJ Mansion on.wsj.com/19WgD1V

Dec 20, 2013

"Other upgrades include ... two facing toilets as well as" ... wait. Who would possibly want that? online.wsj.com/news/articles/…

Dec 20, 2013

in which I get trolled by bathrooms bigger than my apartment online.wsj.com/news/articles/…

Dec 20, 2013

"A his and hers master bathroom with facing toilets"--wait, WHAT? on.wsj.com/1cWfpbx

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