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Case, Karl Edwin

(Encyclopedia) Case, Karl Edwin, American economist, b. New York City, 1946, Ph.D. Harvard, 1976. As a professor at Wellesley College (1976–2010), Case focused on urban economics, real estate markets…

Real Estate Agent

What is this job like? Real estate agents help people buy and sell houses. They must be able to say approximately how much money a house is worth. They need to know what the neighborhoods in…

Real Estate Developer

Gregg Bradbury Tell us about your work -- what do you do? Real estate developer of land , office buildings, hotels, apartments, and assisted living…

Commercial Real Estate Broker

John Goodman Tell us about your work---what do you do? My company is a national commercial real estate brokerage and consulting firm . We represent…

Leung Chun-ying

(Encyclopedia) Leung Chun-ying, 1954–, Hong Kong business and political leader, often referred to as C. Y. Leung. He studied surveying at Hong Kong Polytechnic and real estate management in Bristol,…

Cox, George Barnsdale

(Encyclopedia) Cox, George Barnsdale, 1853–1916, American politician, Republican boss of Cincinnati, b. Cincinnati. A former bootblack, he turned to real estate and local politics after selling his…

gift

(Encyclopedia) gift, in law, voluntary transfer of property from one person to another without any compensation for it and without any obligation of an agreement or contract. The one who gives is the…

Billings, Josh

(Encyclopedia) Billings, Josh, pseud. of Henry Wheeler Shaw, 1818–85, American humorist and lecturer, b. Lanesboro, Mass. After a roving life as farmer, explorer, and coal miner, he settled in…