South Florida’s biggest real estate stories of 2020

first_imgFull Name* Email Address* Share via Shortlink Message* Tags2020 in ReviewCelebrity Real EstateCoronavirusHotelsoffice marketSouth Florida industrial market Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink From left: Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen; Pharrell Williams; Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin; Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump (Getty, iStock)With far fewer tourists and far more remote work, it’s no surprise that South Florida hotels, offices, retailers and restaurants were among the hardest-hit sectors in 2020.But there were bright spots in the South Florida real estate market this year — because of and not despite the pandemic. Demand remained strong for industrial properties due to the surge in e-commerce, and wealthy out-of-state buyers scooped up multimillion-dollar waterfront homes for some very pricey privacy.Hotel shutdowns, foreclosures, salesAs tourism plunged in South Florida, hotels felt the pain.After dozens of hotels laid off the majority of their staff starting in March, a number of properties remained closed until recently. Some are still shuttered. As loan defaults loomed, an increasing number of borrowers worked out forbearance deals with lenders, though foreclosure filings also rose. Hotel owners brought on new equity investors to bolster finances, filed out-of-court UCC foreclosures — which allow mezzanine lenders to take control without a court filing — and some merged ownership, like the three families that own Ritz-Carlton hotels in South Beach and Bal Harbour, as well as the Sagamore Hotel in Miami Beach.More properties hit the market, including HFZ Capital Group’s historic Shore Club hotel in South Beach. Few properties traded this year, and the two largest sales — each for $120 million — closed in January, well before the pandemic upended the economy.Retail store and restaurant closures, bankruptciesThough the local government-mandated shutdowns of stores and malls ended in May, many brick-and-mortar retailers continued to struggle for business. A flurry of lawsuits resulted, as landlords tried to evict non-paying retail tenants, including Diesel and Original Penguin on Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road and Petsmart at Dadeland Station and Aventura Commons.Restaurants also suffered amid capacity constraints and indoor dining bans this summer, and some protests over the restrictions followed. Several restaurants served their final meals, including Le Sirenuse Restaurant & Champagne Bar at The Surf Club in Surfside.Office closures and the move to remote workingOffices cleared out in mid-March as city and county stay-at-home orders spread throughout South Florida.In many cases, workers never returned to their cubicles, which left remote working as the new normal, at least temporarily. That left the co-working model in limbo, which led some operators to get creative. In August, Quest Workspaces turned some of its enclosed office space into small pods, with groups of students gathering for virtual learning.The year’s largest office deal was Swire Properties’ July sale of two office buildings at Brickell City Centre in Miami for $163 million.Industrial in demandThe industrial market has been a bright light during the pandemic, propelled by the boom in online shopping. With demand high and land scarce, South Florida real estate pros have also gotten creative. Some examples: a former Miami golf course-turned industrial park and a Hollywood warehouse chopped into six smaller offerings. A bidding war also broke out over industrial space in East Hialeah. In the largest industrial sale of the year, the Blackstone Group bought 13 industrial properties in Miami-Dade and Broward counties for $93.5 million this summer. The seller was Elion Partners.Residential risingWaterfront single-family homes sold quickly, accelerating the trend of buyers from the Northeast and other high tax states moving to South Florida — either temporarily or permanently.In the second quarter, Palm Beach saw nearly as many single-family home sales as in all of 2019. And in November, home sales surged in all of South Florida, led by luxury properties. Tech investors were among the buyers, including Keith Rabois, who paid a record $28.9 million for a Venetian Islands home this month. Celebrities also got in on the home-buying action. Pharrell Williams dropped $30 million for a Coral Gables estate. Sylvester Stallone and his wife Jennifer Flavin spent $35.4 million for a Palm Beach estate, while Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner bought a mansion on Miami Beach’s North Bay Road for $23.5 million.Not to be outdone, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are reportedly buying a waterfront lot on Indian Creek Island for $30 million. NFL superstar Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bündchen will be their neighbors. They are also buying a lot on Indian Creek for $17 million.Zoom calls, yes. Launch parties, noReal estate players usually love to network and hobnob at shindigs as the champagne flows. All of that was put on ice after early March. Zoom chats took over, with virtual city and county meetings sometimes lasting into the wee hours of the night.Developer Gil Dezer’s extravagant bash for the opening of Residences by Armani/Casa, in Sunny Isles Beach on March 6 likely left partygoers relishing the memories. Those included a Giorgio Armani fashion show, a performance by Pitbull and a fireworks display over the beachfront pool deck. It may have been the last major soiree, if not for President Trump’s Hanukkah bash at the White House, attended by a sprinkling of South Florida real estate players, who feasted on kosher offerings and were serenaded by klezmer music.Contact Ina Cordlelast_img read more

White House Reporter, Author April Ryan To Keynote Todays USI Martin Luther King, Jr….

first_img WHO: April Ryan, journalist, political correspondent and award-winning author. Since 1997, Ryan has served as the only black female White House correspondent reporting on urban issues, covering four presidential administrations for American Urban Radio Networks as their Washington D.C. bureau chief. Ryan’s first book, The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America (2015), received an Image Award from the NAACP. Her latest book, Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House, was published in 2018, and details her experience as a presidential reporter in the current administration. She joined CNN as a political analyst in 2017, and regularly posts on her personal blog, Fabric of America.WHAT: USI’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Luncheon, sponsored by the USI Foundation and the USI Multicultural Center. The event will include remarks from USI president Dr. Ronald Rochon, performances by campus and local arts organizations and a keynote address by Ryan. Prior to the luncheon, Ryan will hold a book signing and a question-and-answer session for attendees.WHEN: 11 a.m. Monday, January 20. Books will be available for purchase at the event through the USI Campus Store. The event is sold out, and additional tickets will not be available at the event.WHERE: Carter Hall, located in University Center West. A map of campus that includes University Center and all parking lots can be found at Additional overflow seating will be located in University Center East.PARKING: A limited amount of media parking will be available in Lot N on a first come first served basis.MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Ryan will address the media at 10:40 a.m. in University Center room 226, located next to Carter Hall. Please contact Ben Luttrull, media relations specialist, at 812-461-5259 or [email protected] if you plan to attend.KEYNOTE RECORDING: Out of respect for the speaker, all media will be limited to two (2) minutes of recording time for the keynote address. All other events are free and open for recording and rebroadcast. Still photography is welcome at any time.PARKING SHUTTLE: Shuttle service will be available from Lot C and Lot I to the University Center. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

One more week for BIA entries

first_imgLate entries for this year’s Baking Industry Awards will be allowed one more week, so make sure you get them all in by Friday 27 May.Awards categories include: Confectioner of the Year, In-Store Bakery of the Year and Bakery Supplier of the Year. See below for a full list of the categories:The Rising Star Award and The Lifetime Achievement Award categories only have longer deadlines; Rising Star is 20 June and Lifetime Achievement is 30 June.This year’s Brazilian carnival-themed event will be held on Wednesday 7 September at the Park Lane Hilton, London.For details on all 11 categories and to download an entry form, visit or email [email protected] or call 01293 610422.To book your place at this top industry networking event, contact Elizabeth Ellis on 01293 846593 or email [email protected] for tickets.Baking Industry Awards categories:* Baker of the Year – sponsored by Vandemoortele* In-Store Bakery of the Year – sponsored by Dawn Foods* The Craft Business Award – sponsored by ADM Milling* Bakery Supplier of the Year – sponsored by Sainsbury’s* Speciality Bread Product of the Year – sponsored by Bakels* The Innovation Award – sponsored by Asda* Celebration Cake Maker of the Year – sponsored by Renshaw* The Customer Focus Award – sponsored by CSM (United Kingdom)* Confectioner of the Year – sponsored by Barry Callebaut* The Rising Star Award – sponsored by David Powell* Lifetime Achievement Award – sponsored by Délifrancelast_img read more

Crowdfunding campaign launched for Hums Park Hammock Station

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest IndianaLocalNews Previous articleIndiana second best state to drive in, according to studyNext articleIHSAA Boys Basketball State Finals pushed backed one week Brooklyne Beatty Google+ WhatsApp By Brooklyne Beatty – January 19, 2021 0 193 Twittercenter_img Google+ Facebook Twitter TAGScampaignCreatINg PlacescrowdfundingfundraiserHammock StationHums ParkIHCDAIndianaIndiana House and Community Development AuthorityMishawakaprogram Pinterest Crowdfunding campaign launched for Hums Park Hammock Station (Photo supplied/City of Mishawaka) A crowdfunding campaign has been launched in an effort to bring a Hammock Station to Hums Park.In order for the project to happen, the campaign must reach a $7,500 fundraising goal by February 28. If successful, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) will provide a matching grant as part of its CreatINg Places program.The CreatINg Places program is available to projects throughout Indiana communities, including non-profit entities and Local Units of Government. Since 2016, the program has raised more than $4.5-million in public funds and an additional $3.7-million in match IHCDA funds.The Hammock Station will feature multiple, durable hammocks to be used year-round.To learn more, or donate to the campaign, click here.last_img read more

VIDEO: Christmas biscuits how-to

first_imgA Christmas treat: meet Nila Holden, owner of eponymously named bakery Nila Holden. She tells us all about her business, and shows us how to make some Linzer biscuits.Ingredients: Ingredients (for dough)Makes approx 12 medium-sized cookies75g salted butter, cold from the fridge275g plain flour1 tsp baking powder95g caster sugar1 small free range egg, beaten2 tbsp golden syrup1 tsp vanilla extractMethod:Sift the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl and add the caster sugar.Grate the cold butter into the mixing bowl. The colder your butter, the easier this will be. Or, if easier, you could cut the butter into small cubes and add to the bowl.Rub the butter into the dry ingredients using your fingers until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.Crack the egg into a separate bowl to ensure you don’t get any rogue shell and beat. Add the golden syrup and vanilla essence to the beaten egg and mix.Make a well in the dry ingredients bowl and pour in the beaten egg, golden syrup and vanilla essence mixture. Mix together to form a dough. Try not to overwork the dough as this will make it tough.Place dough into a plastic food bag and flatten to form a disc shape. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to chill the dough.Remove and cut out cookies as per the recipe above.last_img read more

Waitrose to axe disposable coffee cups this year

first_imgWaitrose has pledged to remove takeaway disposable coffee cups from its shops by this autumn.The retailer is to initially remove disposable cups from nine branches from 30 April before axing them in all stores in a phased programme by the autumn. The initial nine stores are: Banbury, Billericay, Ipswich, Newmarket, Norwich, Sudbury, Wymondham, Upminster and the Little Waitrose in Fitzroy Street.Waitrose’s move comes as use of disposable coffee cups is under scrutiny, with many businesses introducing discounts in a bid to encourage consumers to reuse cups. Earlier this year, the government was urged to introduce a 25p ‘latte levy’ on disposable coffee cups, although this seems to have been temporarily abandoned.“We realise this is a major change, but we believe removing all takeaway disposable cups is the right thing to do for our business and are confident the majority of customers will support the environmental benefits,” said Waitrose sustainability and responsible sourcing head Tor Harris.“It underlines our commitment to plastic and packaging reduction and our aim is to deliver this as quickly as possible.”Members of the supermarket’s loyalty scheme, myWaitrose, will still be able to get free tea or coffee from their shop’s self-serve machine, but will be asked to bring reusable cup.Waitrose recently pledged to not sell any own-label food in black plastic beyond 2019 and committed to make all own-label packaging widely recyclable, reusable, or home compostable by 2025.last_img read more

The Disco Biscuits Light Up Las Vegas With Three-Show Late-Night Run [Review/Video]

first_imgOver the weekend, The Disco Biscuits performed three late-night shows at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas. This wasn’t the first time that the Biscuits played a late-night run at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas during Phish‘s run at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and it certainly won’t be the last. Fans from all over the country flew in to witness what they expected to be three nights of madness. Well, they got what they were looking for.The band kicked things off on Thursday night with “Confrontation” > “I Feel Love” (Donna Summer) > “Confrontation”. It was a good way to ease the Phish fans in attendance into the Biscuits and their style of playing. Next, “After Midnight” > “Basis For a Day” > “Necromancer” > “Basis For a Day” contained some of the best trance-fusion of the night. The final “Basis” jam was blissed-out while still possessing high energy “untz,” but it was only the first night and the band had a lot more to offer fans during the sets that followed.The Disco Biscuits kicked off the second set of night one off with one of their classics, “Crystal Ball”. Keyboardist Aron Magner took the lead during the improvisation, which produced a handful of thoroughly exciting moments. Next up was “Little Shimmy in a Conga Line” > “Tempest” > “Little Shimmy in a Conga Line”, a hands-down highlight of the night. The band was clicking and pushing musical boundaries in a way that is now expected by their fans. It’s segments like this that keep the band’s diehard fans coming back for more. The sandwich featured some tasteful riffs from guitarist Jon “Barber” Gutwillig, and bassist Marc “Brownie” Brownstein was right behind him. They ended the second set with a Las Vegas-appropriate cover of Elvis’ “Suspicious Minds”.Night 2 started off with a cover of Prince’s “1999”. The Biscuits did the classic song justice and they laid down some premier space funk during the jam. A twenty-six-minute version of “Astronaut” came next, marking one of the most ferocious improvisational highlights of the run. “Jigsaw Earth” > “Triumph” > “Jigsaw Earth” followed, serving as a prime example of the Biscuits’ use of contrast. It got dark and heavy, but also bubbly and light-hearted showcasing opposite ends of the spectrum of their musical range.The following featured just three songs, starting off with a twenty-one-minute version of Men Without Hats‘ “Safety Dance”, a classic cover that’s been in their repertoire for years. As the band gets older, songs like “Little Betty Boop” have truly begun to shine, and they executed this one with patience and purpose. “Spraypaint” closed out the set with twenty minutes of power that echoed throughout Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas. They encored with “Floes”, a song written by their original drummer Sam Altman. All in all, Night 2 was good—but the best was yet to come.The third and final night of the run was by far the best of the bunch. The jams got deeper and the band was communicating on a near-telepathic level. The “Little Lai” > “Fifth of Beethoven” got the crowd warmed up and pumping, and the “Digital Buddha” > “Pilin’ It Higher” > “Abraxas” > “Digital Buddha” that closed set one was easily the best segment of the entire run. From blissco to relentless drum n’ bass, the entire band was soaring—they could not miss. If you missed the run, go back and listen to this chunk at all costs.Trance-fusion is a style of music that can be replicated, but only one band can execute it at the highest level, and that’s The Disco Biscuits. The final set of the weekend started with a twenty-two-minute rendition of the Gutwillig classic, “Hot Air Balloon”. That jammed straight into an inverted “Bernstein and Chasnoff”, an impressive change-up for hardcore fans as the song is usually used as a drop-segue. Next came one of Brownstein’s new songs, “Miracles”. A lot of fans have mixed feelings about the song, but the lyrics are strong and it has continued to earn its stripes as a jam vehicle. This one got dark and dirty before transitioning into Pink Floyd’s “Run Like Hell”. And then… boom! The band jammed back into “Hot Air Balloon” to bookend the set. Finally, the band encored with LCD Soundsystem’s “Home”, which made its way back through “Run Like Hell” to close out the run with style and swagger.In all, this was a successful weekend that definitely outshined the previous Worchester run, but the best is still yet to come. Their shows at The Palace Theater on November 23rd and 24th are going to give fans an example to see top shelf fall Biscuits. After that, the band has a three-night run in the mountains of Colorado at a brand-new venue in Frisco, followed by Holidaze, an event whose potential for greatness is self-explanatory. But the most anticipated run of them all is their return to Philadelphia for New Year’s Eve over four nights at The Fillmore starting on December 28th. The Disco Biscuits are playing more and more dates, and whether you love them or hate them, go catch one and witness their live show. There is nothing else like it in the scene.You can watch full pro-shot video of The Disco Biscuits at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas on November 2nd below via the band’s YouTube page:The Disco Biscuits – 11/2/18 – Full Show[Video: The Disco Biscuits]For a full list of The Disco Biscuits’ upcoming shows, head to the band’s website.Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | Brooklyn Bowl | Las Vegas, NV | 11/1/18I: Confrontation-> I Feel Love-> Confrontation, After Midnight-> Basis for a Day-> Neck Romancer-> Basis for a DayII: Crystal Ball, Little Shimmy in a Conga Line-> Tempest-> Little Shimmy in a Conga Line, Suspicious MindsE: Munchkin InvasionSetlist: The Disco Biscuits | Brooklyn Bowl | Las Vegas, NV | 11/2/18I: 1999-> Astronaut, Jigsaw Earth-> Triumph-> Jigsaw EarthII: Safety Dance-> Little Betty Boop (inverted)-> Spraypaint VictoryE: FloesSetlist: The Disco Biscuits | Brooklyn Bowl | Las Vegas, NV | 11/3/18I: Little Lai-> Fifth of Beethoven, Digital Buddha-> Pilin’ it Higher-> Abraxas-> Digital BuddhaII: Hot Air Balloon-> Bernstein & Chasnoff (inverted)-> Miracles-> Run Like Hell-> Hot Air BalloonE: Home-> Run Like Helllast_img read more

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Announces Aretha Franklin Tribute During Jazz Fest Weekend 2

first_imgKarl Denson’s Tiny Universe has announced an upcoming tribute to Aretha Franklin at New Orleans, LA’s Orpheum Theater. The late-night show will take place on May 3rd, coinciding with the second weekend of The Crescent City’s Jazz Fest. The tribute is billed as R.E.S.P.E.K.T. (with “K.T.” representing Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe) – A Special Tribute To The Queen Of Soul, and will feature an assortment of special guests.Last year at the Orpheum, Denson and his Tiny Universe compadres played a special set—their tribute to The Rolling Stones’ Exile On Main St. (a fitting tribute considering that Denson himself joined The Rolling Stones as a touring member back in 2014)—for the fans who made it out. KDTU has also performed tributes to Prince, The Allman Brothers Band, Ray Charles, and others in the past.Tickets for the special tribute go on sale Thursday, December 20th at 12 p.m. (CST) here.For ticketing and more information on Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.last_img read more

Sense of solitude

first_imgThe acclaimed Irish author and playwright Colm Tóibín will visit Harvard on Monday for a conversation with Claire Messud, a senior lecturer and fellow novelist, as part of the Mahindra Humanities Center’s Writers Speak series.Tóibín has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize three times — for “The Blackwater Lightship” (1999), “The Master” (2004), and “The Testament of Mary” (2012) — and his latest work, a study of the poet Elizabeth Bishop, was recently named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism. A professor of English at Columbia University, Tóibín comes to Harvard just as the New Rep Theatre in Watertown is performing his stage adaptation of “Mary,” and only weeks before he pays Hollywood a social call for “Brooklyn,” the film based on his 2009 novel. The movie has been nominated for three Oscars, including Best Picture. GAZETTE: “Brooklyn” is about leaving home (in this case, a young Irish immigrant’s move to America in the 1950s) and the ability to find the strength to build one’s own world. What drew you to this particularly powerful time in life?TÓIBÍN: I was teaching for a semester at the University of Texas in 2006. I got to miss home. I’d never been that far away from the sea. I’d come to notice I was missing things in Ireland I had previously taken for granted. At the same time, I had been thinking about a story about a girl who went to Brooklyn in the ’50s and when she went back to Ireland didn’t tell her family she was married. Also, I had been teaching Henry James’ “Washington Square,” thinking about a heroine who was highly unself-conscious, but whose feelings run very deep.GAZETTE: Many of your books, including “Brooklyn,” “Nora Webster,” and “The Master,” have a recurring theme of being alone in the world. How has that part of your own experience framed so much of your work?TÓIBÍN: I wonder if the novel lends itself to that idea of a solitary protagonist. In a novel, you can see what a person is thinking or feeling. And then we can be shown what they are saying. And you can see the distance between the two things. That’s the drama in a novel. A novel tends to work best with single individuals — their life, feelings, sensibility — whereas drama in theater tends to work best with a group or a family.I’m not sure it comes out of anything personal except I tend always to have a single individual at the heart of a novel. I have one person doing the noticing or suffering or feeling. You can separate her or him from the family. It will give you enough in their consciousness and memories. I couldn’t imagine writing a social novel.GAZETTE: Ireland has given the world so many great writers. What storytellers did you admire growing up?TÓIBÍN: When I was starting to read and buy books for myself, I wouldn’t buy an Irish author. I would have bought Hemingway or Kafka or Sartre. Until my 20s, I wasn’t interested in what I’d inherited. Once the censorship ban in Ireland was lifted, every book came in and everyone was interested in fiction from elsewhere. D.H. Lawrence was such a big deal when I was growing up. Sexuality, desire, people moving from one class to another — all that was pretty interesting when I was 18. William Faulkner was also all the rage. Those books came in Penguin editions and they were everywhere.GAZETTE: You’re from Ireland, but spend a good amount of time in America. What does it offer you in your life and work?TÓIBÍN: I teach one semester a year at Columbia. I really like my students and the Upper West Side — Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Met, MoMA. It’s a funny sort of New York. It’s like a village. It’s a foreign country in many ways and I enjoy that I get good work done when I’m there. It’s good to get out of a small island like Ireland to another, even smaller island, which is the Upper West Side of New York.GAZETTE: Ireland was in the soul of Joyce and Beckett, but each did much of his best work abroad. You’ve taught in many places. Do you feel that you had to leave to understand your homeland or polish your art?TÓIBÍN: I can work anywhere. I just need a table. It’s not at all planned or worked out.GAZETTE: What advice do you have for aspiring writers? What do you wish you’d been told years ago?TÓIBÍN: There wasn’t anything I didn’t know. The big thing is you should finish things when you start them. Do not stop a book halfway through.Tóibín talks with Messud at 6 p.m. Monday (Feb. 8) at Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums.last_img read more

Candidates for overseer and elected director announced

first_imgThis spring, alumni can vote for a new group of Harvard Overseers and Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) elected directors. The official candidates’ names appear in ballot order below, as determined by lot.Ballots will be mailed no later than April 1 and must be received in Cambridge by noon on May 20 to be counted. Results of the election will be announced at the HAA’s annual meeting on the afternoon of Commencement on May 26. All holders of Harvard degrees, except Corporation members and officers of instruction and government at Harvard, are entitled to vote for Overseer candidates. The election for HAA directors is open to all Harvard degree holders.The HAA’s nominating committee has proposed the following candidates in 2016:For OverseerKent Walker ’83 magna cum laudeSenior vice president and general counsel, Google Inc.Palo Alto, Calif.Ketanji Brown Jackson ’92 magna cum laude, J.D. ’96 cum laudeJudge, United States District Court for the District of ColumbiaWashington, D.C.Helena Buonanno Foulkes ’86 magna cum laude, M.B.A. ’92President, CVS/pharmacy; executive vice president, CVS HealthProvidence, R.I.John J. Moon ’89 magna cum laude, A.M. ’93, Ph.D. ’94Managing director, Morgan StanleyNew York, N.Y.Alejandro Ramírez Magaña ’94 cum laude, M.B.A. ’01Chief executive officer, CinépolisMexico City, MexicoDamian Woetzel, M.P.A. ’07Artistic director, Vail International Dance Festival; director, Aspen Institute Arts Program, DEMO at the Kennedy Center, and Independent ProjectsRoxbury, Conn.Karen Falkenstein Green ’78 magna cum laude, J.D. ’81 cum laudeSenior partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLPBostonLindsay Chase-Lansdale ’74 magna cum laudeAssociate provost for faculty and Frances Willard Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern UniversityEvanston, Ill.Candidates for Overseer were nominated by petition:Ralph Nader, LL.B. ’58Citizen-activist and author; founder, The Center for Responsive Law and Public CitizenWashington, D.C.Stephen HsuProfessor of theoretical physics and vice president for research and graduate studies, Michigan State UniversityOkemos, Mich.Ron Unz ’83 magna cum laudeSoftware developer and chairman,; Publisher, The Unz ReviewPalo Alto, Calif.Stuart Taylor Jr., J.D. ’77 magna cum laudeAuthor, journalist, lawyer; nonresident senior fellow, Brookings InstitutionWashington, D.C.Lee C. Cheng ’93 magna cum laudeChief legal officer, Newegg, Inc.Santa Ana, Calif.Candidates nominated by the HAA for Elected Director:David Battat ’91 magna cum laudePresident and chief executive officer, Atrion Corp.New York, N.Y.Farai N. Chideya ’90 magna cum laudeDistinguished Writer in Residence, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York UniversityNew York, N.Y.Rye Barcott, M.B.A./M.PA. ’09Managing partner and co-founder, Double Time CapitalCharlotte, N.C.Susan M. Cheng, M.P.P. ’04, Ed.L.D. ’13Senior associate dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Georgetown University School of MedicineWashington, D.C.Victor Jih, J.D. ’96Litigation Partner, Irell & Manella LLPLos AngelesEliana Murillo ’10Head of Multicultural Marketing, Google Inc.San Francisco, CATrey Grayson ’94 cum laudePresident and CEO, Northern Kentucky Chamber of CommerceFort Mitchell, Ky.Janet Nezhad Band ’83 magna cum laude, M.B.A. ’89, J.D. ’90 cum laudeDevelopment consultant to nonprofit organizationsNew York, N.Y.Michael C. Payne ’77 cum laude, M.D. ’81, M.P.H. ’82Attending physician, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Cambridge Health AllianceCambridge, Mass.last_img read more