Tripshare , an iPad application for travel planning, is joining a crowded space. But its CEO knows a little something about the industry – Bob Dana was the former employee No. 1 and first CFO of Virgin America. He once wrote the business plan and feasibility study for Sir Richard Branson in 2003. And now he’s doing a travel startup. Dana tells us the inspiration for Tripshare was based on a personal experience he had years ago. As CFO, he spent 10 hours on a plane each week flying back and forth from New York to California. Back in 2006, Dana was trying to convince his family to come out to California for a vacation, so he put together a proposed itinerary to help sell the idea.
Welcome back to The Brokerbabble Glossary, where Curbed takes a word or phrase that shows up repeatedly in listings and deciphers its true meaning. Ideas? Hit up the tipline . [11522 Autumn Chase Dr, Houston, via Trulia ] The commonest misusage of the word “palatial” in real estate listings is when it’s confused with the word “large.” Most things that are palatial are large, but that’s really only half the equation. The other half is that they resemble a palace.
When we talk about small lot houses around here, we’re usually discussing developments of six or eight or even 14 little detached houses all squished in together on one lot. The proposed Pinecrest project (pdf) in Van Nuys is about 1,000 percent bigger–literally. Yesterday the planning commission approved plans for 131 small lot houses , plus four houses on standard lots, on the northwest corner of Sherman Way and Hazeltine. The site is currently home to a school, which sold the property to developer PC Sherman Way Associates, according to Joel Miller at Psomas, a consultant on the project. Miller tells us that the project was approved with some small changes that may result in the loss of a few lots, but that the commission generally supported the project, as did the one member of the public who came to the hearing. The houses are all three bedrooms, and have either two or three bathrooms apiece.
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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – A proposal to build a new hotel, housing and a shopping area in San Juan Capistrano has stalled. The Planning Commission was to consider the proposal from Urban Village Development during a workshop last month, but the meeting…