Saturday, August 11, 2012

U.S. Foreclosure Activity Decreases 3% in July, RealtyTrac® Reports

IRVINE, CA — RealtyTrac® (, the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, today released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for July 2012, which shows foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 191,925 U.S. properties in July, a decrease of 3 percent from the previous month and a decrease of 10 percent from July 2011.

The report also shows one in every 686 U.S. housing units with a foreclosure filing during the month.
“U.S. foreclosure activity continued its uneven descent in July as the overall numbers declined on an annual basis for the 22nd straight month, but properties starting the foreclosure process increased on an annual basis for the third straight month,” said Daren Blomquist (top right photo), Vice President of RealtyTrac.

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Christine Stricker
949.502.8300, ext. 268

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DoubleTree by Hilton Unveils Plan for First Hotel in Liverpool, United Kingdom

MCLEAN, Va. – August 9, 2012 – Hilton Worldwide  announced it has signed a franchise agreement with Municipal Annex Limited to open the first DoubleTree by Hilton in Liverpool, U.K.

The 87-room DoubleTree by Hilton Liverpool will join the brand’s rapidly growing portfolio of upscale, full service hotels, including recently added properties in locations such as Leeds, Manchester and London.

Sanguine Hospitality has been named to manage the DoubleTree by Hilton Liverpool on behalf of the property’s owner, Municipal Annex Limited.

“The Liverpool market remains one of the most active development centers in the U.K. for Hilton Worldwide, already home to our upscale Hilton and economy Hampton by Hilton brands,” said Rob Palleschi (top right photo), global head, DoubleTree by Hilton.

“With nearly 60 DoubleTree by Hilton hotels either open or under development, Europe remains a target development market for the brand,” said Patrick Fitzgibbon (lower right photo), senior vice president, development, Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide.

The hotel is expected to open in summer 2013 in the city’s former Municipal Annexe (middle  left photo)  on the corner of Sir Thomas and Dale Street. Constructed in 1865, the English Heritage Grade II-listed building will retain much of its original grandeur.  Hotel amenities will include a restaurant, residents’ lounge, spa and swimming pool, as well as conference and events facilities.

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Maggie Giddens
Hilton Worldwide
+1 703 883 5346

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Daly Gray, Inc.
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Cousins Signs Atlanta Life Financial Group at One Ninety One Peachtree Tower in Atlanta, GA


 Atlanta, GA – Cousins Properties Incorporated (NYSE: CUZ) has signed a 33,137-square-foot lease with Atlanta Life Financial Group (ALFG) at One Ninety One Peachtree Tower (top left photo). 

Michael Tabb of Red Rock Global and Pete Shelton of Colliers International represented Atlanta Life in the transaction. 

Atlanta Life Financial Group is a 107 year-old, a privately-owned financial services company that helps consumers, businesses and communities build and protect wealth. 

ALFG will relocate its Atlanta headquarters to the 25th and 26th floors of One Ninety One Peachtree Tower in November 2012. 

"ALFG’s Board, management team and employees are all very excited about the company’s return to Peachtree Street and relocating our headquarters to One Ninety One Peachtree Tower," said William J. Taggart,(middle right photo) President and CEO of Atlanta Life.  Atlanta Life’s founder Alonzo Herndon started his first successful business enterprise at 66 Peachtree Street over a century ago.

 The move will relocate the Atlanta-based firm just a few blocks from their existing space in downtown Atlanta.

"We have greatly enjoyed our 32 years at our current headquarters and cherish the great memories and history of Auburn Avenue,” said Taggart.

“After assessing various options, the opportunity to move to One Ninety One Peachtree was simply too good to pass up. Cousins is a world-class organization and One Ninety One Peachtree is one of the finest buildings in Atlanta and the Southeast."  

One Ninety One Peachtree Tower is a 50-story, 1.2 million-square-foot tower of Class A office space, retail, and restaurant space located at 191 Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Cameron Golden
Vice President
Investor Relations/Corporate Communications
(404) 407-1984
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Image Creation, Cultivation and Communication
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