There are more than 500 direct links to external websites on the External links page of The Bob Dey Property Report. Some obviously change daily, others less frequently.
This page is devoted to bringing site updates to your attention. As with other pages in the Snapshots series, they’ll be dated. If your site’s listed on the External links page, please let me know when you introduce new material.
If it’s not listed and it should be, send me an email: [email protected]
22 December 2002
Marriott International Inc is listed in this website’s international accommodation links section, but there are 2 separate investment vehicles headed by 2 Marriott brothers. When Marriott split in 1992, Richard Marriott chaired Host Marriott Corp, an owner of hotels & operator of airport terminal concession businesses, and JW Marriott Jr headed Marriott International Inc, manager of hotels (it opened the 2500th on 7 December) & contract service businesses.
20 December 2002
Resorts International Unlimited advertises timeshare sales & rental, but says it doesn’t get involved in the negotiating. Although thinking before you buy is not the option preferred by high-pressure timeshare sellers, the extensive links and prices sought are a good indication of the market.
Christchurch electronic & engineering company Farco Technologies Ltd (Farshad Nourozi) has devised the Wachit motion-detecting surveillance device — an intelligence-gathering microchip fitted to the ordinary VCR — which transforms the normal VCR into a powerful & inexpensive security event video recorder that only records when it detects movement. Farco is seeking a patent for the technology. The company is part of the Canterbury innovation incubator in Christchurch, a facility helping to accelerate the growth of emerging high-technology companies in the region. Mr Nourozi gained an electrical engineering degree at Canterbury University, moved on to Massey University for an information technology masters degree, started Farco in Palmerston North in 1995 then got the business established on his return to Christchurch.
16 December 2002
North American office developer/investor/owner Brookfield Properties Corp, listed in New York & Toronto with a market value of $US9 billion, is in the process today of splitting off its residential subsidiary, Brookfield Homes Corp, which operates in 10 markets, particularly San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego & northern Virginia. Last year it built 2660 homes worth $US1 billion.