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Damien Degueldre is the Vice President of Sigma International Construction Iraq; the Iraqi division of a US based company, that specialises in construction, engineering consulting and project development. As a company, Sigma International Construction has set itself apart by partaking in challenging construction projects in the line of crossfire. With projects involving the renovation and reconstruction of the Iraqi Ministry of Defence, the Baghdad Police College and the Electoral Commission Building under their belt, Sigma International Construction are developing a new residential development in Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan in Northern Iraq called the American Village.

We asked Damien to share a few thoughts about the real estate scene in Erbil and Iraq at large with us, and he was kind enough to oblige.

We thought we’d share this video; it’s an exclusive interview with Tiger Woods about his investments outside of the golf course. He is a co-investor in a soon to be constructed $1.3 billion exclusive private golf residential community called Albany Golf & Beach Club in the Caribbean island, Bahamas.

He also talks about the Dubai property market & Tiger Woods Dubai, the first Tiger Woods-designed golf course and resort to be located in Dubailand.

Although he did not invest early, he is owns Google shares and is bent on holding.

He finally clarifies that he did not buy a $65 million New York, Hamptons seaside estate as this article suggests.

Stefan von den Driesch, the CEO of; a unique Web 2.0 community for architecture, real estate and construction enthusiasts is our guest this week. Mainz/Germany based has been creating a buzz in the blogosphere. We asked Stefan to share a few thoughts with us, and he was kind enough to oblige.

What exactly is Can you please expand more on its concept? is built upon two cornerstones: First, it’s a vivid online directory of outstanding commercial real estate property worldwide. It’s based on the contributions of its users and taps relevant online resources (e.g. Flickr photos, Google maps).