The OnceOff Group founders are “Loving” their latest venture LovingTheSales.com

The entrepreneurial Mc Donnell brothers David and Micheal accompanied by co-founding partner and long term friend Mr Shane Clarke are expanding their every growing business presence online. The Brothers and Mr Clarke own the quietly successful OnceOff Group which caters to the luxury needs of HNWI in over 35 countries worldwide. The OnceOff group has significant networks in the HNW realm of society and their members hale from areas such Banking, Hedge Fund Management and new wealth created from entrepreneurial ventures. The group also has online and offline partnerships with some of the world’s most famous luxury brands such as Sunseeker Yachts and Graffe Diamonds to mention two. Now that the group has a foot hold in online luxury goods space they have made a surprising move to the broader market of online fashion with their market place for online sales. The fitting name of the new company is https://www.lovingthesales.com/...

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Dubai Real Estate Investment Opportunities initiative

Real Estate Investment Opportunities initiative aims to attract 'a larger segment of investors, both inside and outside the UAE' Dubai Land Department (DLD) on Tuesday announced the launch of a new initiative which aims to attract a wider range of real estate investors to the emirate. Under the Real Estate Investment Opportunities (REIOs) initiative, several investment products will be launched including collective real estate investment funds, partial title deeds procedures to register units owned by a number of partners, a lease-to-own system and investment portfolio applications. A law is currently being drafted for real estate investment portfolios that is still under accreditation and review by the concerned parties, DLD said in a statement. The launch comes as Dubai witnessed an 8 percent increase in real estate transactions during the first quarter of 2019 to AED119 billion compared to the year-earlier period. DLD added that the number of active investors reached 2,800 during the quarter with...

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Dubai Real Estate Investment Opportunities Initiative

Dubai launches new initiative to open up property investment market Real Estate Investment Opportunities initiative aims to attract 'a larger segment of investors, both inside and outside the UAE. Dubai Land Department (DLD) on Tuesday announced the launch of a new initiative which aims to attract a wider range of real estate investors to the emirate. Under the Real Estate Investment Opportunities (REIOs) initiative, several investment products will be launched including collective real estate investment funds, partial title deeds procedures to register units owned by a number of partners, a lease-to-own system and investment portfolio applications. A law is currently being drafted for real estate investment portfolios that is still under accreditation and review by the concerned parties, DLD said in a statement. The launch comes as Dubai witnessed an 8 percent increase in real estate transactions during the first quarter of 2019 to AED119 billion compared to the year-earlier period. DLD added that the number...

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Monaco to build luxury apartments in the sea

The Riviera principality of Monaco is set to borrow six hectares from the sea in order to build luxury apartments. Monaco, the sovereign city state in southern France on the Riviera, will play host to a huge new building project that will see an extra six hectares added to the seafront. With limits on how the city can spread and with space at a premium, authorities have decided to build outwards into the Mediterranean Sea. This I'm sure will be big news for those in Monaco, one of the most densely populated places in the world with 38,000 people over 2 square kilometres. The area will feature several luxury apartment blocks, a one hectare park, public facilities, an extension to the Grimaldi Forum, a public car park, a marina with pedestrian wharves, a landscaped park, a seafront promenade and a shaded, planted walkway running the length of the Japanese Garden. The project is estimated to...

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Hot money pouring into Chinese luxury housing

Hot money pouring into Chinese luxury housing.  June transactions for villas and new apartments priced above 70,000 yuan per square meter, in Beijing hit new record highs. China’s luxury housing market continues to boom, despite government measures to slow it down, which has stimulated developers to bid even higher in big cities for prime plots of land, in an effort to target wealthy buyers. In Shanghai, there were 682 transactions for new apartments priced around 100,000 yuan per sq m in the first half, already surpassing the number for the whole of last year, property services firm Tospur data shows. “There is strong demand for this type of housing, as incomes grow,” said Huang Yu, executive vice president of the China Index Academy, a property research institute. “Wealthier buyers are considering properties as safe investments, in anticipation of the yuan’s further devaluation.” Cities including Shanghai and Shenzhen have rolled out stricter home-buying restrictions in the...

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Hong Kong Collector Makes 154% in 2 Years

Hong Kong Collector Makes 154% in 2 Years as the demand for the light hearted paintings of Indian figurative artist Bhupen Khakhar, who died in 2003, has continued to bubble up to the eve of his Tate Modern retrospective exhibition, which opens this week. In March, we pinpointed Khakhar as an artist to watch just before his 1970 painting, Church Gardener, was offered in New York with a £140,000 estimate. It sold for £346,000. Then last week, a smaller painting from 1986, At New Jersey, appeared at Christie’s in South Kensington with a £50,000 estimate and sold for £134,500. The seller, a collector from Hong Kong, may have sensed how Khakhar’s market was going a little earlier. They bought this painting at auction in New York in 2014 for £53,000; that’s a mark- up of 154 per cent in less than two years. A portrait that has been hanging in a Cambridge town...

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Rare coins and Classic Cars top Knight Frank’s Luxury Index

Rare coins and Classic Cars maintained their status as the world's top-performing luxury assets in 2015 due to excellent auction results, according to Knight Franks a new report. The Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index (KFLII), which tracks the performance of selected collectable assets using existing third-party indexes, say the value of the world's most collectible vehicles increased 17 percent on-year. The Jaguar C-Type, which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice for Coventry during the company’s domination of the event in the 1950s. The C-Type began life as the famed XK120 roadster, which took the world by storm in 1948 with its revolutionary dual overhead-cam engine. "Eight of the 25 cars ever to have sold for over $10 million at auction all went under the hammer in 2015. These included all-time high results for Porsche ($10.1 million) and McLaren ($13.75 million)," Knight Frank said. Jaguar's C-Type Works Lightweight, sold in August, commanded $13.2 million. Investors...

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WEST SKEAM ISLAND IRELAND FOR SALE

West Skeam Island is a 33-acre island in Roaringwater Bay, County Cork, Ireland that forms part of Carbery’s Hundred Isles. This indicates Wikipedia when you type West Skeam Island on Google. But, what you should now – this little Irish gem which has played numerous roles in the history of Ireland, has been put on the market for a cool €1.95 million ($2.2 million). For that price, you’ ll get your own island complete with four stone cottages, private beaches, a sheltered harbour, an early Gnostic church, and splendid swimming and fishing. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="528"] West Skeam Island, Ireland On Sale For $2.2 Million[/caption] The three period cottages, c. 1840, were extensively renovated in 2005 with oak flooring throughout, new bathrooms & heating systems, with the main Cottage named Heir Island, where a new custom made kitchen has been built in with a combo electric & gas Rayburn fitted and a...

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Mona Lisa’s Tuscan Villa up for Sale in Italy

The Villa Antinori, once home to the most likely candidate to have modeled for Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic painting, is up for sale One of Tuscany’s most famous villas, its owners will be hoping to make bank thanks to the property’s links to the Mona Lisa. The Villa Antinori was once owned by the family of silk merchant Francesco Del Giocondo, whose wife Lisa Gherardini is widely believed to have sat for da Vinci’s portrait, arguably the most famous in the world. Located in the hills outside Florence, “the villa is priced at over 10 million euros ($11.3 million),” but may well go for much more, a press officer for the Lionard Luxury Real Estate company told AFP. Villa Antinori, which boasts a chapel, extensive grounds and a vast lemon grove, lies some five kilometres from the Tuscan capital and was owned by the Del Giocondos from 1498 to 1517. At the end of the 19th century...

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A Breguet masterpiece Watch No 217

Owned by one of Napoleon’s most brilliant generals and then the founder of the world’s first news agency, the story of Breguet No. 217 — one of only two watches of its kind from the very rare perpétuelle series — is extraordinary. Regarded as one of Abraham-Louis Breguet’s masterpieces, the reappearance of this exceptional perpétuelle watch after decades in an important private collection provides devotees with the opportunity to obtain one of the most complicated and desirable watches ever made. Its remarkable provenance includes one of Napoleon’s generals — later a rival — and Charles-Louis Havas, the founder of Agence France-Presse (AFP), the world’s first news agency. In addition to being from the self-winding or perpétuelle series, a great rarity in itself, Breguet No. 217 has the extra complications of both day and month calendar, power reserve and, most unusually and importantly, an equation of time indication. The equation of time in astronomy is...

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