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HORSHAM, Pa., June 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Workspace Property Trust ("WSPT(®)"), a real estate investment firm led by longtime successful industry veterans Thomas Rizk and Roger Thomas, announced today that it has closed on a $1.275 billion portfolio financing with JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA. The proceeds from this financing will be used to repay existing shorter-term debt, redeem preferred equity interests and for general corporate purposes. The facility was arranged and placed by JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA and closed in less than two months' time from the execution of a term sheet.
CORRECTING and REPLACING Blink Health Announces a Price Match Guarantee on Generic Rx Medications
June 18, 2018 19:11 UTC Blink Health Takes Aim at America’s High Prescription Drug Price Crisis CORRECTION...by Blink Health NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Please replace the release with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions in the text and graphic. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180618005344/en/ Blink Health announces a price match guarantee on generic Rx medications. (Graphic: Business Wire) The corrected release reads: BLINK HEALTH ANNOUNCES A PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE ON GENERIC RX MEDICATIONS Blink Health Takes Aim at America’s High Prescription Drug Price Crisis Blink Health will now guarantee the lowest prices on all generic medications available on its website and app. “Millions of American families struggle to afford the medications they need for themselves and their loved ones. We’re committed to providing everyone access to affordable medications,” said Blink Health co-founder and chief executive officer, Geoffrey Chaiken. “This is one important step toward achieving our vision.” Blink Health’s new pricing will make a significant impact on the growing crisis of high drug prices in America. A March 2018 poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that one in four Americans report taking four or more prescriptions, and 35% of those people say that they, or their family members, have not filled a prescription, have cut pills in half, or have skipped doses because of costs. In that same poll, 80% of Americans said that they believe prescription drug prices are unreasonable. Another recent poll conducted by GS Strategy Group found that 85% of Americans believe lower prescription drug prices should be an important or top priority for Congress. “Our price match guarantee establishes Blink Health as the definitive place to get the lowest Rx prices, every day. We plan to create additional programs, expanding accessibility to vital medications for all Americans,” added co-founder and chief operating officer, Matthew Chaiken. A list of the most commonly prescribed medications covered by Blink’s price match guarantee and applicable terms and conditions can be found on the company’s website at blinkhealth.com/blink-smart-deals Reactions from Blink Health Patients Christian L from California – “The prices Blink's prescription program gets is such a lifesaver for me. I live with high blood pressure and a heart issue that runs in my family, so my medications are really expensive for me and my income doesn't really support [prescription drug coverage] plans that have prescription options with them. When I tried Blink for the first time I was really skeptical, but when the pharmacist told me what my total was, I almost started crying right there at the register. My total was 85% less than what I would have paid if I didn't have Blink. I walked out with all of my medications and I didn't have to pay full price. From that moment, I became a solid Blink user. This program is a Lifesaver for me,... and now they are offering price matching? That is awesome! Look out everyone else, Blink is coming through! That's awesome!" Elvin H from Colorado – “Blink's affordable prescriptions gives me freedom to live my life. Before I knew of them, I was living under constant stress trying to figure out how to pay the exorbitant … prescription costs every month. Blink is legitimately a life saver because I'm able to get the seizure medication I need for vastly cheaper than through [prescription drug coverage] or the retail value... Their new price match sounds very exciting to me!” Charlene P from Kentucky – “I'm excited about the price match guarantee and will definitely use Blink for all of our medications. We've never had a problem getting our meds and it's SO much fun to watch everyone when the druggist says ‘no charge’.” Susan H from Ohio – “Blink has made it possible for my husband to get a medication that there is no way possible for us to afford. They have a great program for people with type 2 diabetes They personally called my pharmacy and talked to the pharmacist for us. The very next day my husband was taking the medication. Thanks to Blink. They really are very caring and extremely helpful. Now with this new price match guarantee we will surely be getting more of our Meds from them. I advise everyone to at least check them out. I'm glad we did.” Blink Health overview Blink Health makes prescriptions affordable for everyone with the guaranteed lowest prices on generic medications. Patients simply purchase their medications through Blink’s website or app and pick up their prescriptions at a local pharmacy. As the first e-commerce service of its kind, Blink Health negotiates directly with prescription medication suppliers on behalf of all Americans and uses technology to bypass powerful intermediaries. Blink Health Price Match Guarantee The price match guarantee covers all generic medications available on blinkhealth.com or on the Blink Health app. To qualify for a price match, patients must purchase and pickup a prescription using the lowest price available at Blink Health--either the Blink Smart Deal, or should the Blink Smart Deal be unavailable for that medication, at the everyday low price. Should the patient find a lower price at a pharmacy in their community, Blink will match the price by refunding the difference, limited to $1000 per patient per month. Mail delivery pharmacies and pharmacies outside of the United States are excluded. The lower-priced offer must be a verifiable, publicly available cash price. Prices offered through prescription drug coverage or fee-based membership programs do not qualify. For medications for which Blink Smart Deals are available, patients must purchase and fill at the Blink Smart Deal price in order to qualify; Blink Smart Deals are limited to certain medications and geographies. View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180618005344/en/ Contacts For Blink HealthBrooke MatthewsBlinkHealthPR@BrewPR.com Source: Blink Health Smart Multimedia Gallery Photo Blink Health announces a price match guarantee on generic Rx medications. 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SAN FRANCISCO, June 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This year marks the 41st Annual Decorator Showcase in San Francisco, and Zephyr Real Estate was on hand once again to host the grand finale party. The event was held at this year’s Showcase home in Marina Green at 465 Marina Boulevard, marking the first-time for the event in that neighborhood. Last year’s Showcase home was located at 2698 Pacific Avenue in Pacific Heights, and in 2016 it was at 298 Chestnut Street in Telegraph Hill.
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NEW YORK, June 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunt Mortgage Group, a leader in financing commercial real estate throughout the United States, announced today it provided a Fannie Mae loan in the amount of $12 million to refinance an affordable multifamily property located in Dallas, Texas.
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Trammell Crow Residential (TCR) was selected by the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) in a competitive bid process to buy the Royal St
Hampton by Hilton Opens Nine Properties in the U.S. and Abroad in Advance of Summer Travel Season
June 18, 2018 16:00 UTC Several new hotels are located along the most popular U.S. road trip routes, while others expand Hampton's presence in top European destinations MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hampton by Hilton, Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) upper-midscale brand and a longtime leader in the category, announced the opening of nine new properties, including Hampton Inn by Hilton Opelousas in Louisiana, Hampton Inn by Hilton Benson in North Carolina, and Hampton Inn by Hilton Bourbonnais Kankakee in Illinois. Opened in time for summer travel season, several of the new hotels will welcome guests exploring the U.S. during the classic summer road trip, which remains the most popular vacation option among family travelers (64%) according to a survey by AAA. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180618005837/en/ Rendering of the new Hampton Inn by Hilton Benson, North Carolina (Photo: Business Wire) In addition, the brand expanded its presence globally with new hotels in Germany, the United Kingdom, and Poland. These openings complement traveler demand for thoughtful service and value-driven accommodations and are part of the tremendous growth of Hampton by Hilton, with more than 2,345 properties in 21 countries and regions, reinforcing the brand’s position as the leader in the upper-midscale category and its reputation as a global brand that is everywhere travelers want and need to be. “Hampton by Hilton has a strong track record of setting the bar high and delivering an outstanding guest experience backed by the Hampton Guarantee, an industry first that demonstrates our team’s continued commitment to new and returning guests,” said Shruti Gandhi Buckley, global head, Hampton by Hilton. “Travelers know that whether they are embarking on the great American road trip or globe-trotting to new destinations, every Hampton team member is dedicated to ensuring a warm, welcoming stay where guests can relax and recharge with intuitively designed guestrooms, modern amenities, and free, healthy, hot breakfast.” Spotlight Property Openings: In the past month, the brand welcomed several new properties perfect for summer road trippers, including: Hampton Inn by Hilton Opelousas, Louisiana: Built off I-49, along one of Louisiana’s scenic byways, this hotel in historic Opelousas is the perfect stop when exploring the state’s Zydeco music history and Cajun food scene with close proximity to museums, authentic dining experiences and unique entertainment. Hampton Inn by Hilton Benson, North Carolina: An ideal pit stop along the I-95 corridor, this pet-friendly hotel with a dog park next door, is located just outside Downtown Raleigh, and offers an outdoor pool and covered pergola with a relaxing fireplace for guests to enjoy on cooler summer nights. Hampton Inn by Hilton Bourbonnais Kankakee, Illinois: Located between Chicago and St. Louis off I-57 and Illinois Route 50, guests can stay on-property to enjoy the hotel’s indoor pool and fitness center or take advantage of the complimentary shuttle to visit nearby restaurants and the Northfield Square Mall. Hampton also grew its presence in Maryland, Kansas, and Iowa with the addition of Hampton Inn by Hilton Cumberland, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Overland Park South, and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Burlington, respectively. In addition, the brand continued its worldwide expansion adding hotels in Germany, the United Kingdom and Poland with Hampton by Hilton Frankfurt City Centre East, Hampton by Hilton Blackpool and Hampton by Hilton Gdansk Old Town, respectively. Europe remains a key market in the brand’s global growth strategy, with more hotels slated to open in countries such as France, Poland and Switzerland in 2018. The planned European properties are part of Hampton’s robust pipeline of more than 610 hotels, the largest in the brand’s history, with a range of locations from urban, downtown and beach locations to suburban business districts and tertiary destinations. Travelers getting ready to hit the road this summer can take advantage of Hampton’s Weekend Getaway Package. Explore any of the new properties with the added benefit of a $10 credit to spend in the on-property retail shop, late check-out and premium Wi-Fi. Every guest will enjoy the brand’s signature free, hot breakfast; On the Run™ breakfast bags1; and free Wi-Fi in every room. Digital key access is also available at select properties. Hampton continues to lead the pack in terms of guest experience, with each Hampton hotel offering complete satisfaction with the 100% Hampton Guarantee®. Hampton is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels save time and money, and gain instant access to the benefits they care about most, such as an exclusive member discount, free Wi-Fi and a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay. Members can also redeem their Points for free nights, to gain access to unique events through the Hilton Honors auction platform or to make purchases at Amazon.com with Amazon Shop with Points. Read more about Hampton at hampton.com and newsroom.hilton.com/hampton. * Release includes Hampton openings from May 22, 2018 through June 13, 2018. About Hampton by Hilton As the No. 1-ranked lodging franchise for the past nine years, according to Entrepreneur®, Hampton by Hilton, including Hampton Inn by Hilton and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, serves value-conscious and quality-driven travelers with more than 2,345 properties and more than 238,000 rooms in 21 countries and territories. High-quality accommodations and amenities, such as complimentary Wi-Fi, free hot breakfast, and On The RunTM breakfast bags, contribute to Hampton by Hilton ranking as a leader in its segment. Hampton by Hilton Team Members deliver friendly, authentic, caring and thoughtful service defined as Hamptonality. Each Hampton by Hilton hotel offers complete satisfaction with the 100% Hampton Guarantee®. Hampton by Hilton is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi , and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app. For more information about Hampton by Hilton, visit www.hampton.com or news.hampton.com, and connect on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. About Hilton Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 863,000 rooms, in 106 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube. 1 Available Monday-Friday View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180618005837/en/ Contacts Rachel KenonBrand CommunicationsFocused Service Brands+1 703 883 5333rachel.kenon@hilton.comorAilys ToledoFor Hampton by Hilton+1 305 461 5794ailys.toledo@rbbcommunications.com Source: Hampton by Hilton Smart Multimedia Gallery Photo Rendering of the new Hampton Inn by Hilton Benson, North Carolina (Photo: Business Wire) Logo View this news release and multimedia online at: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180618005837/en
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Divorce compounds retirement risk
June 18, 2018 13:00 UTC Strengthened education to help consumers build and protect retirement income needed, Prudential’s Kent Sluyter says NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Divorced Americans are at greater risk of not being able to maintain their standard of living in retirement, according to new research conducted by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College with the support of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU). This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180618005207/en/ “A fundamental shift needs to take place in the way we think about retirement. Instead of solely thinking about accumulating savings, people also need to consider a plan for protecting and generating retirement income.” - Kent Sluyter, president, Prudential Annuities (Photo: Business Wire) The research study, which compares the risk divorced households face using the center’s National Retirement Risk Index (NRRI), reveals divorced households have a 7 percentage point greater risk of not having adequate retirement income than households that have not experienced divorce. Among all households, exactly half are at risk of not having adequate retirement income. “Millions of American households are at risk for not having adequate retirement income, and the challenge is even more acute among divorcees,” said Kent Sluyter, president of Prudential Annuities. “These are sobering numbers that highlight a fundamental shift that needs to take place in the way we think about retirement. Instead of solely thinking about accumulating savings, people also need to consider a plan for protecting and generating retirement income.” For example, Sluyter said, annuities can offer a layer of protection because they can come with guaranteed income and other features to help generate income to supplement other retirement savings. And for people who are divorced or are contemplating divorce, annuities can be particularly important, particularly for the spouse with lower income. The study’s findings show that on top of the normal retirement worries, divorced couples are dealing with legal fees, splitting assets and increased living expenses, and they must find ways of making up for that loss. Sluyter noted that whatever course of action people take, whether divorced or not, access to financial planning and advice is key. “Prudential, along with 23 other companies, recently established the Alliance for Lifetime Income with the goal of promoting greater understanding of how annuities can protect retirement income and help grow retirement savings so consumers can make informed decisions about the options that are right for them,” Sluyter said. James Mahaney, a vice president in Prudential’s Strategic Initiatives unit, author of a companion paper to the NRRI study, agreed. Mahaney says that the Tax Reform and Jobs Act will likely make it much harder for divorced spouses to secure their financial futures, but notes that new planning opportunities have arisen as well. He recommends people who are divorcing or contemplating divorce consider some key financial issues such as: Alimony – Alimony has been tax-deductible to the spouse who pays it, typically the higher earner. The spouse receiving it must report it as taxable income. But that may be offset somewhat by the higher-earning spouse passing along some of their alimony tax savings to the lower-earning spouse. That all changes in 2019, when alimony is no longer tax-deductible for new divorces going forward. This is likely to result in lower alimony being paid due to the higher taxes the combined former spouses must now pay. Investments – After a divorce, individuals may find themselves in a lower tax bracket, which can be a benefit if they qualify for a 0 percent capital gains tax rate, making investing more affordable and rewarding. Home ownership – Many individuals, especially mothers of school-age children, often prefer to keep the marital home when divorcing. However, home ownership in high-tax states may become less attractive under the new tax law. Children and taxes – Although personal exemption deductions have been temporarily eliminated from the federal tax code, they have been replaced by child tax credits, which are more valuable than deductions. The credits reduce an individual’s tax burden on a dollar-for-dollar basis. Determining which parent can claim a child post-divorce may now be even more critical. Social Security – Lower-earning spouses planning to divorce and who have been married for at least 10 years may be eligible for a Social Security spousal benefit or survivor benefit that could exceed their own benefit. Those impacted should consider how their Social Security benefits can be integrated with annuities and other savings to generate adequate amounts of secure lifetime income. “With so many factors to consider, it is more important than ever for divorcing couples to assess their financial plans and find opportunities to stretch their wealth and think about future income streams as they prepare for retirement,” Mahaney said. “This is especially important for women, who not only tend to be the lower earner, but also receive less alimony under the new tax law.” For more information, read the National Retirement Risk Index research and Prudential’s perspective, “Planning for Retirement: The Impact of Divorce.” You can also access calculators and other tools to assess your retirement readiness on prudential.com. About Prudential Financial Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. In the U.S., Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more information, please visit www.news.prudential.com. 1002551-00001-00 View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180618005207/en/ Contacts Prudential Financial, Inc.Sheila Bridgeforth, 973-802-6852sheila.bridgeforth@prudential.comorKristin Meza, 973-367-4104kristin.meza@prudential.com Source: Prudential Financial, Inc. Smart Multimedia Gallery Photo “A fundamental shift needs to take place in the way we think about retirement. Instead of solely thinking about accumulating savings, people also need to consider a plan for protecting and generating retirement income.” - Kent Sluyter, president, Prudential Annuities (Photo: Business Wire) Video Prudential: What will your retirement look like? Video Prudential: In the Know Logo View this news release and multimedia online at: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180618005207/en