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  • Brookfield Properties Retail Group


    Brookfield Properties Retail Group (abbreviated BPRG) is an American retail real estate investment trust headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. It is a subsidiary of Brookfield Property Partners and the successor of General Growth Properties (GGP), which was founded in 1954 and acquired by Brookfield in 2018. Brookfield acquired Rouse Properties in 2016, which was merged into BPRG with the completion of the GGP acquisition. Its portfolio consists of 162 shopping malls in the United States comprising approximately of gross leasable area.

  • List of Gilded Age mansions


    The Breakers, a "palace" in terms of opulence and size, epitomizes the Gilded Age mansions era. The so-called Gilded Age mansions were built in the United States by some of the richest people in the country during in the period between 1870 and the early 1900s. Raised by the nation's industrial, financial and commercial elite who amassed great fortunes coinciding with an era of expansion of the railroads, steel and fossil fuels industries, economic, technical and scientific progress, and a complete lack of personal income tax. This made possible the very rich to build true "palaces" in some cases, designed by prominent architects of its day and decorated with antiquities, furnitures, collectibles and works of art, many imported from Europe. Biltmore, the largest home in the US. This small group of nouveau riche, entrepreneur citizens of a relatively young country found context and meaning for their lives and good fortune by thinking of themselves as heirs of a great Western Tradition. They traced their cultural lineage from the Greeks, through the Roman Empire, to the European Renaissance.

  • Abandonment (legal)


    Abandoned houses in Seacroft, Leeds, England, UK. In law, abandonment is the relinquishment, giving up or renunciation of an interest, claim, civil proceedings, appeal, privilege, possession, or right, especially with the intent of never again resuming or reasserting it. Such intentional action may take the form of a discontinuance or a waiver. This broad meaning has a number of applications in different branches of law. In common law jurisdictions, both common law abandonment and statutory abandonment of property may be recognized. Common law abandonment is "the relinquishment of a right in property by the owner thereof without any regard to future possession by himself or any other person, and with the intention to or desert the right...." or "the voluntary relinquishment of a thing by its owner with the intention of terminating his ownership, and without the intention of vesting ownership in any other person; the giving up of a thing absolutely, without reference to any particular person or purpose...." By contrast, an example of statutory abandonment (albeit in a common law jurisdiction) is the abandonment by a bankruptcy trustee under . In Scots law, failure to assert a legal right in a way that implies abandonment of that property is called "taciturnity", while the term "abandonment" in Scots law refers specifically to a procedure by which a party gives up civil proceedings or an appeal.

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