Business briefs

Jan. 07, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Liquidation sale of Radisson Hotel contents planned
DURHAM – A liquidation sale will be held starting Thursday prior to the demolition of the Radisson Hotel in the Research Triangle Park.
The sale will include 200 guest room and suite furnishings including beds and flat screen TVs, as well as items from the restaurant and lounge, fitness center equipment, chandeliers, china, glassware, silver and banquet accessories, passenger carrier vans, and other items, according to a news release.
The sale will be held until the items are all sold with hours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The sale is being conducted by International Content Liquidations Inc. and is open to the general public.
The hotel sold to the Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina, the organization that manages the 7,000-acre Research Triangle Park. The foundation plans to demolish the structure. The hotel opened in 1972 as an independent hotel named the Governor's Inn.

CoreLogic: Durham-Chapel Hill home prices up 6 percent
IRVINE, Calif. – Durham-Chapel Hill area home prices, including distressed sales, climbed 6 percent in November compared to the same month last year, but stayed flat compared to October.
That’s according to new data from the information, analytics and services provider CoreLogic. Excluding distressed sales, CoreLogic reported that year-over-year prices in the area were up 7.3 percent year-over-year in November, and up 0.7 percent month-over-month.
Nationwide, home prices including distressed sales increased 11.8 percent in November year over-year for the 21st consecutive monthly year-over-year increase for the nation. Compared to October, home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 0.1 percent in November.
“The housing market paused, as expected, in November for the holiday season with very low month-over-month appreciation,” said Anan Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic, in a prepared statement in a news release. “The outlook for 2014 looks a bit less robust as regulatory complexities and tight credit can be expected to cool the housing market,” he also said.

Quintiles gets new collaborator
DURHAM – Durham-based Quintiles Transnational Corp. has an agreement with The Medical Affairs Co. that’s planned to help bolster the company’s commercial offerings.
Quintiles is a biopharmaceutical services company that manages clinical trials for drug companies and that also sells pharmaceuticals through a contracted sales force, among other services.
The deal with the Georgia-based company The Medical Affairs Co. will allow Quintiles to tap the firm’s “medical science liaison” capabilities.
Phil Bridges, a spokesman for Quintiles, said in an email that clinical educators work to build relationships between biopharmaceutial companies, health care providers and health authorities. He said they educate practitioners and staff to facilitate diagnosis, work with patients to help them understand their diagnosis and therapies, and educate staff, caregivers and patients to ensure correct use of medications.
In a prepared statement in a news release, Daryl Gaugler, senior vice president for commercial solutions at Quintiles, said the agreement will boost the company’s commercialization services.
“This collaboration will extend and enhance our ability to deliver integrated commercialization programs for our customers, including for small to medium sized companies, as they consider their options for developing capabilities in the U.S. market,” he said in the statement.