from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of southwest Germany on the Rhine River south of Mannheim. Founded as a Roman garrison, it was an important ecclesiastical and political center from the 11th to the 16th century. Speyer was ceded to France in 1797 and to Bavaria in 1815.

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  • proper noun a city in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany


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  • Certainly observant Jews remember the crusaders as evil butchers, who on their way to Jerusalem, slaughtered and massacred many thousands of Jews and decimated entire Jewish communities such as Speyer, Worms and Mayencea and of course, when they arrived in Jerusalem, put the holy Jews of the city to the sword.

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  • They've had a rough go of it over the record-smashing Stuyvesant Town-Cooper Village acquisition, but "Speyer" arguably remains the marquee surname in New York commercial real estate, with 15 million top-shelf square feet in midtown alone, including Rockefeller Center and the land lease on the Chrysler Building.

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  • Entities controlled by the Durst Organization, Glenwood Management, Tishman Speyer, the Related Companies and Two Trees Management have also put money toward the target races in recent weeks.

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  • The property's future ownership has been in limbo since January, when the current owners, a group led by Tishman Speyer, defaulted on debt used in a $5.4 billion purchase of the complex.

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  • Some of the biggest names of the business, including Harry Macklowe , Jerry Speyer and Robert Maguire , have suffered high-profile losses.

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  • The $5.4 billion purchase of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, led by Tishman Speyer Properties and BlackRock Inc., came apart in early 2010, after the owners defaulted on their debt, including a $3 billion mortgage.

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  • Lehman led a $22 billion leveraged buyout with real-estate investor Tishman Speyer for Archstone in 2007, near the height of the real estate bubble, with Bank of America and Barclays providing financing.

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