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Home Staging Event with Cathy Hobbs and Tui Lifestyle New York, NY – Nearly 150 people poured into 20 Pine The Collection for a one-of-a-kind home staging event last week. The Financial District’s (FiDi) premier condominium, now nearing 95 percent sold, collaborated with Season 6 finalist of HGTV’s reality show ‘Design Star’ Cathy Hobbs and Miami-based designer and retailer Tui Lifestyle for this unique event. Guests enjoyed delicious treats from La Maison du Chocolat and fare by Mexicue – the popular Mexican barbecue food truck that was a finalist in the 2010 Rookie Vendy Awards – as they toured two new beautifully designed model homes created by Tui Lifestyle. “We were thrilled to team up with Cathy Hobbs and Tui Lifestyle, two of the most influential names in the design world,” said Lori Ordover, managing member of The Ordover Group, sales and marketing consultant for Africa-Israel USA, developers of 20 Pine The Collection. “The event was fantastic, with guests taking in valuable tips and being the first to see our new models.” Guests were wowed by Tui Lifestyle’s luxury turnkey packages featured in home 1912 – a 666-square-foot studio comprising 219 square feet of outdoor space listed at $855,000 – and residence 1913 – an 817-square-foot studio with 268 square feet of outdoor space, on the market for $899,000. The first model was outfitted with Tui Lifestyle’s Innovative 2011 with Thai Outdoor (in white) collections, while the second featured the Luxe (in grey) with Thai Outdoor (in brown) collections. Following the tours, during a highly anticipated presentation, Hobbs provided tips on the use of color (“Don’t be afraid to use the color white, it’s a great backdrop and you can choose any accent color,” she said) as well as different methods and benefits of staging a home to give a potential buyer an idea of what rooms can be used for. Owners should stage homes to portray a lifestyle image, she noted; it’s not enough to just furnish it nicely. At the end of the night, attendees walked away satiated – both in knowledge and food – and loaded with $50 gift certificates that encouraged further feasting at the upscale FiDi steak and seafood eatery, Capital Grille. Warburg Marketing Group, a leader in luxury, residential condominium sales is the exclusive sales and marketing agent for the property. Offering by Prospectus only. File NO CD05-0163. Equal housing opportunity.