It's official. The Cleveland office of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is formally shortening its name to Newmark Knight Frank. That's the word from Matthew Orgovan, research and marketing manager in its Cleveland office. He said the company is changing its stationery, business cards and soon its signs on for-sale or lease properties to incorporate the shortened name. The Grubb in NGKF came from one of its predecessor companies, Grubb & Ellis Co.
Solon-based MRI Software Inc. announced on Thursday, Dec. 14, that it now owns MDA Property Systems, a property management and accounting software company based in Cape Town, South Africa. MDA Property's software has about 5,000 users, among them 70% of South Africa's listed real estate investment trusts. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. MDA Property is MRI Software's third acquisition this year in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
DDR Corp. (NYSE: DDR) of Beachwood plans to spin off 50 of its properties, including its hurricane-roiled portfolio in Puerto Rico into a new company to be called Retail Value Trust (RVT.) DDR announced in a news release after the market closed on Thursday, Dec. 14, that its board unanimously approved the plan for RVT, which will set up shop with a book value of about $3 billion. The plan is designed to realize RVT's value through improving operations and selling assets.
DDR CEO David Lukes and his team will have DDR going the spin route -- putting 50 properties in a new REIT focused on selling itself off. Shazam! Makes over DDR to smaller, more growth oriented. https://t.co/wazpY5q5nu
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".