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April Highs Sales: Kylie Jenner succeeds at Bel-Air



April Highs Sales: Kylie Jenner succeeds at Bel-Air

The corona virus pandemic has done its best to slow down life in general, but that is not enough to completely paralyze the upscale real estate market of District A. Although orders remain at home and performances are limited, there have been eight sales of $ 10 million or more that closed at April. Of those, two were recorded at prices north of $ 36 million, including the new home of a young makeup maestro.

$ 43.3 million – Bel-Air

Real estate documents bind the old Georgia Frontiere area Diego Bersakin, but technology entrepreneurs are just a cover for a real buyer: a billionaire Travis Kalanick, who co-founded Uber.

Located on Bellagio Road, this area of ​​nearly two hectares has been overhauled and expanded extensively since the Frontiere era. Measuring about 20,000 square feet, this spacious mansion has a wine cellar completed with limestone, a quiet bar space and a wooden paneled office. The two master suites are between seven bedrooms and 9.5 bathrooms.

This property was first sold in 2019 for $ 75 million before seeing prices cut to $ 68 million this year.

Jeff Hyland, Linda May and Drew Fenton from Hilton & Hyland and Jade Mills from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage hold listings. Bob Safai from Madison Partners represents the buyer.

Built in 1931 by Paul R. Williams, this Mediterranean mansion stretches over 17,000 square feet with seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and a number of newly renovated living rooms.

(Hilton & Hyland)

$ 36.5 million – Bel-Air

Call it the latest accessory for young mogul makeup. Reality television star and cosmetics entrepreneur Kylie Jenner, which some believe is the youngest billionaire in the world, cut a huge check for a 15,000-square-foot exhibition venue on North Mapleton Drive.

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In recent years, Jenner has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in the real estate scene. The 22-year-old owns several gated houses in Hidden Hills as well as the Beverly Hills mansion he bought two years ago with partner Travis Scott. Last year, Jenner became the latest in her family to pocket land at La Quinta after she bought a lot at the Madison Club from Ron Burkle.

The new building stands on an area of ​​one hectare with a guesthouse, basketball court, and a 5,000 square foot terrace space. Outside the minimalist vibe exterior are designer-made interiors, several lounges, bars and game rooms. Including two guest apartments, there are seven bedrooms and 14 bathrooms.

Ginger Glass of Compass holds that list.


Built in 2019, this modern house spans 15,000 square feet with seven bedrooms and 14 bathrooms.


$ 19.5 million – Bel-Air

The pandemic proved to be no problem for Lee Iacocca’s estate, the old residence of the former car titan who brought Chrysler Corp back from bankruptcy in 1979.

One hectare property on Chalon Road enters escrow in March before selling a month later to a trust associated with the personality of the “Shahs of Sunset” Lilly Halichi and her husband, Dara Mir. It has been registered for $ 25,999 million.

The Italianate-vibe house, built in 1990, features a large porch, wooden rooms and nice rooms. There are five fireplaces including two on the main retreat. A total of five bedrooms and eight bathrooms including apartments for staff.

Rick Hilton and David Kramer from Hilton & Hyland are listing agents. Kramer and colleague Kevin Anderson represent the buyer.

Lee Iacocca's Bel-Air Estate

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5-star hotels lead the way in the restoration of Portuguese tourist sites



5-star hotels lead the way in the restoration of Portuguese tourist sites

In October, the number of overnight stays in 5-star hotels increased by 15.9% compared to the same month in 2019, which, according to additional information, namely from the DMC (Tourist Inception Agency), is associated with a strong increase in tourism from the United States. states.

Information published today by INE indicates that in October, compared to the same month before the pandemic, the number of overnight stays in tourist establishments in Portugal increased by 6.2%, with the strongest increase in hotels, at 8.2%. in which, therefore, 62.1% is concentrated. overnight stays.

The information shows that 4-star hotels, where the largest number of beds are concentrated, had 48.9% of overnight stays in October, totaling 2.05 million, which is +7.6% or more than 144.7 thousand than in October 2019.

This was followed by 3-star hotels with 927.3k, but this increase was about half of 5-star hotels, by 7.6% or 65.5k, to 927.3k, and then 5-star hotels with 857. 4 thousand overnight stays, an increase of 15.9%. or 117.6 thousand compared to the same pre-pandemic month.

In contrast to the evolution in these categories, there were 2- and 1-star hotels, in which the number of overnight stays decreased by 2.7%, or ten thousand, to 360.8 thousand.

The cheapest apart-hotels (three and two stars) also saw a decrease in overnight stays, from -20.9% or less than 24.4 thousand, in hotels and farms in Madeira, from -0.4% or less, to about 300, and in tourist settlements, from -7.7. % or less than 17.5 thousand.

At the same time, the number of apart-hotels increased by 1.2%, or 8.5 thousand, to 717.5 million, due to the increase in 5-star hotels by 6.7%, or 6.6 thousand, to 104.9 thousand, and 4-star, by 5.4 thousand% or 26.4 thousand to 519.9 thousand.

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Overnight stays in tourist apartments also increased by 3.2%, or 13.6 thousand, to 437.8 million, local accommodation, by 0.6%, or 5.5 thousand, to 901.2 thousand, and , primarily tourism in rural areas and housing, with an increase of 45.2% or 67.3 thousand to 216.5 thousand people.

The INE data also shows that Portuguese tourist sites were the best in October in terms of overnight stays this year, with peaks achieved by 5-, 4- and 3-star hotels, 5- and 4-star apartment hotels, accommodation . and rural tourism and housing development.

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The US market is already setting new annual records in Portuguese hotels

The Portuguese hospitality industry experienced the best October in terms of number of guests and overnight stays.

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Government approves strategy to combat “Portuguese underrepresentation” in Brussels



Government approves strategy to combat "Portuguese underrepresentation" in Brussels

This afternoon the Council of Ministers will approve a national strategy to combat what it considers “underrepresentation de Portugal” in European institutions, in particular the European Commission.

“There is a significant shortage of Portuguese, especially those working for the Commission,” explains the Secretary of State for European Affairs in statements to Renaissance🇧🇷 The problem, according to Thiago Antunes, is not limited to middle management: “This is the first time Portugal does not have a CEO in the European Commission”.

The government wants to “correct this imbalance and fight this deficit in order to win.”ability to influence in decisions.” But it is not possible to increase the number of vacancies for the Portuguese, if only because there are no national quotas for employees working in institutions.

To go to Brussels or even work in Portugal on a full-time basis, you need to pass a series of tests prepared by EPSO (European Personnel Selection Office). 🇧🇷These are very difficult competitions.with very concrete evidence,” the official explains.

The strategy will be based on several pillars: training, increasing grants and encouraging the mobility of civil servants. The Portuguese government is going to create a national training center to “better prepare our candidates for competitions”; to bet on “dissemination of opportunities; increase the balls (by quantity and value); and create a statute that allows those who work in the public administration of Portugal to move into the European public administration.

The aim is to achieve “greater representation” in the European Commission in order to have “greater influence” on the decision. Although the strategy is to strengthen the Portuguese presence in Brussels and the employees do not work for doesn’t matter that they are portuguese“, he defends.

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Fruits may not appear early or may not even be measurable. “It will take some time until we see results,” admits the former secretary of state to the prime minister. But the wait does not stop the Portuguese government. “We have to start right now,” Thiago Antunes insists, pointing to the demographic problem among those working in Brussels. “There are a lot of Portuguese who came in at the time of our accession and are now retiring.”

The strategy aims to reverse the cycle of loss of Portuguese representation among the 27. The diploma will be approved this Wednesday in the Council of Ministers.

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“His manager is Portuguese and…”; The agent changes plans, and Luis Castro “arranges” the problem in the protection of “Botafogo”



"His manager is Portuguese and...";  The agent changes plans, and Luis Castro "arranges" the problem in the protection of "Botafogo"


The defender must return from loan ahead of schedule, and the Glorioso coach will have to make a decision at the beginning of the preseason.

Photo: Jorge Rodriguez/AGIF.  First, Luis Castro does not have Diego Loureiro for 2023.
Photo: Jorge Rodriguez/AGIF. First, Luis Castro does not have Diego Loureiro for 2023.

With the end of the season Botafogo its reformulation is already underway with the participation of Luis Castro. Names like Carlinhos, for example, have already left General Severiano, but there is a tendency for the “purge” to continue a little longer. Especially with the return of borrowed athletes during the year.

goalkeeper case Diego Loureiro, who played on loan at Atlético GO, promoted to Serie B. Curiously, the Botafogo archer has a contract at Goiania until the end of 2023, but Dragao president Adson Batista is pessimistic about the player’s consistency.

“Diego Loureiro is a bit off because he still has a contract with Botafogo, his manager is Portuguese and he has a different vision.” said the director in an interview with radio Sagres from the capital of Goiás.

The goalkeeper played only two games for Atlético-GO, who were betting on Renan in the starting lineup. If he returns to Rio, Loureiro will likely see high competition in the black and white net as Luis Castro now has alternatives to Gatito Fernandes and Lucas Perry.

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