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LandLeader Adds Three Brokerages to Exclusive Network of Land Specialists

Windsor, Colorado (PRWEB) June 16, 2015

LandLeader LLC, a national recreational real estate marketing and listing company, recently added three rural land real estate brokerages to their national group of land professionals. Corder & Associates in Montana, Allied Realty in Maine and Land & Lakes Real Estate Co. in upper Michigan join the leading group of brokers to benefit from LandLeader’s exclusive marketing platform.

LandLeader, an organization of exclusive member Brokers who specialize in outdoor recreational, timber, farm, ranch and luxury country properties, has over 150 agents listing properties with a combined value at over $ 1.6 billion, and offers its members cutting edge marketing strategies not found anywhere else in the rural real estate industry.

Dax Hayden, LandLeader’s Managing Director comments, “We are excited to have new members join our team, bringing their local knowledge of the land and real estate industry to these areas of the country. They are experts in their regions and we look forward to marketing their brokerages and their properties!”

Corder & Associates owners Trampus and Staci Corder commented on joining LandLeader, “We are so excited to be part of the LandLeader family. Our partnership raises the bar for our clients offering them the most experience, marketing power, knowledge and professionalism in the real estate market today.” Mark Schoenthaler of Allied Realty echoed Corder’s thoughts, “Land Leader has been a natural fit for the properties I market and sell in Western Maine. My clients are impressed with the additional coverage their properties receive and the expertise of the Land Leader staff to provide first class support. I am honored to be part of this dynamic team.”

Over the last year, broker membership has doubled in size, but LandLeader is seeking only the best brokers and agents. “We aren’t seeking all brokers, but the best brokers that represent trust, integrity and success in representing landowners,” says Hayden.

LandLeader is one of the fastest growing outdoor specialty real estate groups and has agents in 35 states. Go to http://www.landleader.com to learn more about LandLeader and its members.







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Take Wing Air Offers Aerial Cremated Remains Ash Scattering Over Land or Sea for the Cremated Ashes of Loved Ones and Pets


Nashua, NH (PRWEB) May 20, 2015

Take Wing Air, a New Hampshire-based aviation firm, now offers an affordable solution to finding a final resting place for cremated earthly remains in a more heavenly fashion. From its home airport in Nashua, Take Wing Air will scatter the cremated ashes of a departed family member, loved one, or pet by air at the family’s predetermined location while soaring the skies above the mountains, lakes, and seacoasts of New England and New York.

Bill Dino, owner and operator of Take Wing Air, says, “Although I have been a pilot for many years, I first got the idea of doing aerial cremated ash scattering commercially after I performed this service for my own parents. It brought a fitting closure to their lives and gave us comfort.” After doing a little research, Dino found there was a need for such a service in this area. One customer said, “I had inherited my grandparents’ ashes and been storing them in our hall closet. When we were preparing to move I felt it was finally time to find a permanent but fitting resting place. I was thrilled that Take Wing Air could scatter their cremated ashes over the mountains my grandparents loved.”

As part of their service, Take Wing Air provides a witnessed certificate documenting the time and location of the release of the cremated remains and a Google map overlay of the flight. Aerial ash scattering can take place at a large selection of locations over land or sea throughout New England and eastern New York state. They are also able to honor special requests such as music, flyovers, or readings.

Take Wing Air uses a specially modified twin engine plane that allows a loved one’s ashes to be released through the bottom of the aircraft in a safe and dignified manner; the cremains will always drift down and away from the plane. There is never an issue of cremated ash coming back into the cockpit or impacting the side of the plane. Dino reports this is a common problem with many competing services or “pilot friends” who volunteer to help.

Take Wing Air has been offering professional aviation services to the New York/New England area since 2011. In addition to aerial ash scattering, Take Wing Air offers contract pilot services for many different aircraft. All of Take Wing Air’s pilots hold commercial pilot ratings.

More information is available at Take Wing Air’s website, http://www.takewingair.com.

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Contact Information:        

Bill Dino

Take Wing Air    

PO Box 313

Hollis, NH 03049

978-340-5379







New Orleans-Themed Urban Design Competition Announces Four Finalists: Urban Land Institute To Hold Finale in April


Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 02, 2015

Four university teams, including two from Harvard University, one from the University of Maryland, and a joint team of students from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin – Madison, have been selected as the finalists for the thirteenth annual Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hines Competition, an ideas competition that challenges graduate students to create proposals for the development or redevelopment of a designated site in a U.S. metropolitan area. The competition is open to graduate students who are pursuing real estate-related studies at universities in North America.

The 2015 competition challenged multidisciplinary student teams with the task of devising a comprehensive design and development program for parts of the Tulane/Gravier and Iberville neighborhoods in downtown New Orleans. This year’s competition is designed to simulate an actual urban design and development scenario, with certain details changed for the purposes of the competition. In April, a $ 50,000 prize will be awarded to the team with the winning proposal, with $ 5,000 of the total going to the school. Each of the remaining three finalist teams will receive $ 10,000. This year, 120 teams comprising 600 students from 60 universities participated in the first round of the competition.

The Tulane/Gravier and Iberville neighborhoods, which make up a historically rich area in the city’s core, contain a mix of residential, industrial and commercial zoning that includes manufacturing plants and other small industrial complexes, many defunct, others still operational. The competition scenario is based on a hypothetical situation in which community stakeholders, including residents, land owners, local businesses, and others in the area bound by the upcoming Lafitte Greenway, the eastern edge of the new medical district, and crossed by the elevated I-10 highway, have come together to create the North Claiborne Neighborhood Improvement Association (NCNIA) – a fictional entity created for the purpose of the competition. NCNIA is seeking a master plan proposal that not only transforms the area into a thriving urban neighborhood, but also highlights its locational advantages, including its proximity to the French Quarter, adjacency to the medical district, and interaction with the Lafitte Greenway.

While based on a hypothetical situation, the 2015 Hines competition reflects many real-life concerns of New Orleans. The competition addresses the city’s continued effort to develop sustainable neighborhoods that represent New Orleans’s uniqueness with the promise of economic innovation and inclusion, as well as access to cultural, employment, transportation, and housing resources. As part of these efforts, the city recently completed the Livable Claiborne Communities (LCC) study.

The finalist teams and development schemes include:


Harvard University: Inspired by the architectural and cultural heritage of the project site and its adjacency to major city destinations and amenities, “Claiborne Grove” recalls the rich landscape that once characterized North Claiborne Avenue and prioritizes redevelopment of the street most critical to the growth and transformation of the neighborhood. The proposal’s central design element is “the Grove,” a linear multi-purpose park and urban landscape sited below elevated Interstate 10.

Harvard University: The project “Tremé 2.0” lays at the southern tip of the old Tremé district, one of New Orleans’s first urbanized neighborhoods outside of the Vieux Carre Rampart. The proposed 23-acre development project anticipatesTremé continuing its great tradition of making innovative transformation to the Crescent City, as it did 200 years ago.

University of Maryland: “The Crossing” development sows the seeds of resilience across the Bienville, Iberville, and Lafitte neighborhoods. By connecting tourist and native, greenway and park, neighborhood and city, The Crossing functions not only as a marketplace of goods, but of ideas and relationships. This commingling of people and place fosters diversity, neighborhood cohesion, and economic opportunity.

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and University of Wisconsin – Madison: “Quartier Vert” creates a vision of a community that operates as an intersection between communities, corridors of activity, and a variety of users. Intertwined within each of these strategies exists a neighborhood fabric that suggests the interaction between the site and its neighbors. Capitalizing on the existing locational and socioeconomic advantages of the area, Quartier Vert seeks to revive and enhance the surrounding community.

“All of the finalists make bold proposals for re-envisioning an area that is rich in potential,” said Jury Chairman J. Michael Pitchford, president and chief executive officer at CPDC in Silver Spring, Maryland. “This year’s submissions provide new approaches for how a combination of uses all work together to create an attractive destination that is financially realistic. These entries are all reflective of an up-and-coming generation that will provide fresh ideas worth exploring in the creation of sustainable urban landscapes.”

The competition jury consists of renowned experts from diverse backgrounds in real estate development. Jurors represent a strategic mix of land use experts, including developers, brokers, architects, urban designers, landscape architects, urban planners, and policy officials. In addition to Jury Chairman Pitchford, other jury members are: Tara Carter Hernandez, president, JCH Development, New Orleans, Louisiana; Dennis Dornan, senior associate and studio director, Perkins+Will, San Francisco, California; Kyrus L. Freeman, partner, Holland & Knight, Washington, D.C.; Jeff Hebert, executive director, New Orleans Redevelopment Authority, New Orleans, Louisiana; Matthew Hopkins, director of architecture and sustainability, StreetSense, Bethesda, Maryland; Michael Horst, consultant, New York, New York; Stephen G. Leeper, president and chief executive officer, 3CDC, Cincinnati, Ohio; Maureen McAvey, senior fellow and Bucksbaum Family chair for retail, ULI, Washington, D.C.; Kathryn L. Reynolds, founder and chief executive officer, Vivelan Group, New Orleans, Louisiana; Halina Steiner, creative director, dlandstudio, Brooklyn, New York; and Byron Stigge, director, Level Infrastructure, New York, New York.

In addition to the four finalists, the jury selected eight team proposals for honorable mention. The jury commended the University of Pennsylvania with “The Zipper: The Lafitte Terminal” for its realistic graphics, stimulating neighborhood vision, and overall good sense of placement; the University of Michigan with “Rooted” for its clear and cogent schematic process along with a cohesive and thoughtful environment vision; Ball State University with “Carondelet Noveau” for its creative spaces along the highway blocks, stimulating visualization of the parkway, and the general treatment under I-10; the University of Oklahoma with “Pulse: The Beat Street District” for the proposed urban layout, general sense of connectivity, and the outline density near block J; a joint team from Kent State University, Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University with “Delta Commons” for its distinct neighborhoods nodes and treatment of space under the highway; the University of Texas at Austin with “Claiborne Quarter” for its outstanding pro forma, good optimization of space, sense of scale, and key organizing element; the Georgia Institute of Technology with “Down the Line” for its phasing scheme, thoughtful relocation of the RV park, general space layout, and visual legibility; and the University of Oregon with “Urban Groves” for the diagrammatic visualization, a good optimization of real estate in plan, as well as the outlined cross section, and general presentation board design.

The Hines competition is part of an ongoing ULI effort to raise interest among young people in creating better communities, improving development patterns, and increasing awareness of the need for interdisciplinary solutions to development and design challenges. The competition is strategically structured to encourage cooperation and teamwork—necessary talents in the planning, design and development of sustainable communities—among future land use professionals and allied professions, such as architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, historic preservation, engineering, real estate development, finance, psychology and law. The competition is designed as an exercise; there is no intention that the students’ plans will be implemented as part of any revitalization of the site.

In final phase of the competition, the student finalist teams will have the opportunity to expand their original schemes and respond in more detail. Next month, a member of each team will be brought to New Orleans to tour the site and revise their presentations. On April 9, finalist team members will present their schemes to the competition jury members during a public forum in New Orleans. The event will culminate with the announcement of the winning team.

For more information on the ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition, visit: http://uli.org/hines.

About the Urban Land Institute

The Urban Land Institute (uli.org) is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 34,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.







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La La Land Shirts, An Online T-Shirt Vendor Recently Introduced Several Autism Awareness Shirts Being Sold On TeeSpring


St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) January 27, 2015

Based in St. Louis, Missouri La La Land Shirts has started a new line of shirts that focuses on autism awareness. The shirts are being sold through TeeSpring. Autism is very misunderstood and the owners of La La Land Shirts believe it is an important topic that needs more attention paid to it. “Making t-shirts and spreading autism awareness is important, because it will help start conversations about the topic”, said a spokesperson from La La Land Shirts.

La La Land Shirts is happy with the selling system that TeeSpring has to offer, because the shirts can be available for only a short period of time. This leads to a supply and demand situation and enables them to use Facebook ads to hyper target an audience. It also makes it easier for La La Land Shirts to use their I Love Someone With Autism Facebook page.

Using this Facebook page is a great way to not only sell the t-shirts, but it’s also a great way to grow the page which will help raise awareness for autism in the long run. “This serves two jobs at once, because the Facebook advertisements for the shirts not only advertises the shirts, but the page and will lead to more awareness for autism in the end by more people liking the page”, said a spokesperson for La La Land Shirts.

La La Land Shirts also has their own t-shirt shop in which they can sell their shirts, but going through their store is more of a long sell than seeing a shirt on Facebook and pulling the trigger. The reason is because, TeeSpring only gives you a certain amount of time to sell on their site and that creates a feeling of “I need this now”.

You can take a look at the Autism Awareness Store that La La Land Shirts has been set up on Teespring and get an idea of how the new way of shopping for T-Shirts works, plus it’s a great way to see the amazing designs that are also being sold on their normal website.

For more information, visit http://lalalandshirts.com.

About La La Land Shirts:

La La Land Shirts is a company that has been around since 2007 and is committed to making shirts that appeal to a wide range of people. They are principled, trustworthy and continuously strive to improve themselves and their customer experience. By adding motivational workout shirts, music shirts, crazy shirts and Hillary Clinton shirts to their repertoire, they are trying to cater to a larger and larger crowd.