- Who is the largest private land owner in the United States?
John Malone with 2.2 million acres, Ted Turner with 2.1 million acres, Red Emmerson with 1.2 million acres,
and Henry Singleton with 1.15 million acres.
- When was the oldest written lease, still remaining in existence, executed?
132 C.E. A land lease from Bar Kokhba written on papyrus, and found in the
Cave of Letters in the Judean Dessert. The lease is in the Jerusalem Museum.
- How many square feet are there in an acre?
43,560 square feet
- What is the tallest building in the world?
The Burj Khalifa in Dubai completed in 2010, with 160 stories at 2723 feet, followed by Taipei 101 in Taiwan,
completed in 2003, with 101 stories at 1667 feet high, and followed by the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur
at 1483 feet high. The Sears Tower in Chicago is 1450 feet high. The Empire State Building in New York
is 1250 feet high. (Before September 11, 2001, the World Trade Centers in New York had been the
third tallest at 1368 feet high.)
- In what year was real estate law first written down?
Four tablet fragments dating to 1868 B.C. are remnants of the ancient
Sumerian Code of Lipit-Ishtar that includes issues of lateral and subjacent
- What is the most common real estate transaction in the United States?
A residential lease
- How long is a perch?
16.5 feet, 5.03 meters, and a rod are all correct in the context of surveying,
depending upon the source in history
- What is the largest building in New York City?
55 Water Street contains 3.6 million square feet, the equivalent of 30 blocks
It has 70 elevators and more than 18,000 people work there
(The Sears Tower in Chicago is bigger)
- What was the first LEED® Platinum building?
In December 2000, the Philip Merrill Environmental Center in Annapolis, Maryland, using the LEED New Construction v1.0 rating system.
- What is often referred to as the best real estate deal of the last millennium?
On August 10, 1626, the Canarsee Delaware Indians agreed to sell the 22
square mile Manhattes island at the mouth of the Hudson River to Dutch
settlers for cloth and trinkets. At the end of the 20th century, Manhattan was
estimated to be worth at least $143 billion.
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