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Archived Since:December 12, 2008

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Charlotte Seeing Spec Projects As Office Market Heats Up

For the first time in years, office building developers are moving ahead with speculative projects in Charlotte, N.C., a sign of growing strength in second-tier cities.

CheckMate Makes Move On New Partners

CheckMate, a San Francisco startup that enables hotel guests to use their mobile phones to check in at hotels, has struck a new deal that will allow customers on Expedia, and other online travel agents to use the service.

Real Estate Companies Getting More Respect in Stock Market Index World

After years of being classified with banks and money managers, mall-owners, office landlords and other property companies are getting their own sector in one of the most closely followed stock market indices in the world.

Where Veterans Are — and Aren’t — Living

In anticipation of Veterans Day, real-estate-information site Trulia Inc. took a look at what metro areas have the highest and lowest concentrations of Americans who served in wars. Generally, Trulia chief economist Jed Kolko found that veterans tended to live in more rural areas. Show More Summary

Where Veterans Are — and Aren’t — Living

n anticipation of Veterans Day, real-estate-information site Trulia Inc. took a look at what metro areas have the highest and lowest concentrations of Americans who served in wars. Generally, Trulia chief economist Jed Kolko found that veterans tended to live in more rural areas. Show More Summary

REITs Doing Better Job of Structuring Exec Pay Packages, Report Says

U.S. real estate investment trusts are revamping their executive compensation packages partly in response to the increased scrutiny on the subject resulting from the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010. REIT pay packages increasingly...Show More Summary

Any Positive News a Boon for Detroit Housing Market

Detroit’s exit from bankruptcy wouldn’t herald an immediate boon for the beleaguered metro area’s housing market, but it least signals a step in a better direction. A federal judge approved Detroit’s bankruptcy plan Friday.

Sears’ Potential REIT Spinoff May Not Cure All Its Ills

Investors are betting that a potential spinoff of some of Sears Holdings Corp.’ s property holdings into a real-estate investment trust might give the ailing retailer a boost, but some analysts aren’t so sure.

Realtors More Bullish On New Home Sales Than Builders

Lawrence Yun, the National Association of Realtor’s chief economist, is optimistic about the new home market–even more so than home builders.

How Home Prices Are Faring In Your City

The National Association of Realtors released data showing how home prices have changed in 172 metropolitan areas.

Regulator Seeks to Allay Fears of Risky Mortgage Lending

A top housing regulator on Friday said that a lack of demand to buy homes might be slowing the housing recovery, while providing slightly more details about a program that some critics have said could open the door to risky lending practices.

HotelTonight On a Hiring Spree

The mobile hotel booking service HotelTonight has been on a hiring spree, luring an executive from the online streaming music service Beats Music and a consultant to the home-sharing company Airbnb.

Bay Area Land Deal Shows Dirt Prices Still High

A venture led by developer Trumark Homes is paying roughly $200 million for 184 acres of raw land in the hill country east of the Bay Area in a sign that demand remains strong for land in the top housing markets.

Google Growing into Former Nabisco Factory by Manhattan’s High Line

Google has signed a lease for 180,000 square feet at 85 Tenth Ave., a brick former Nabisco cookie factory by the High Line.

Wall Street Cheers 3Q Results of Commercial Real Estate Firms

Wall Street continued to push shares of CBRE Group and JLL closer to their 52-week highs Friday encouraged by the third quarter financial results posted by the world's two largest commercial real estate services firms earlier in the week.

Home Builder Turns to More ‘Spec’ Building To Battle Resales

Meritage Homes Corp. has adopted a risky strategy to compete with the less-expensive market for existing homes: building more homes on speculation.

World Trade Center Tower Set to Rise After $1.6 Billion Bond Deal

Developer Larry Silverstein on Tuesday secured the money needed to construct his long-planned 1,170-foot 3 World Trade Center, selling nearly $1.6 billion of of tax-exempt bonds.

Crescent In Deal to Sell Apartment Portfolio For Nearly $700 Million

Two buyers, including UBS Global Asset Management, have agreed to pay nearly $700 million for nine luxury apartment complexes in the southeast developed by Crescent Communities LLC, one of the largest rental apartment deals of the y...

College Costs: NYU Pays Up For Vacant Buildings

NYU last week paid $157 million for a pair of adjoining buildings at 404 Lafayette St. and 708 Broadway, topping $1,000 per square foot.

World Trade Center Tower Set to Rise After $1.6 B Bond Deal

Developer Larry Silverstein on Tuesday secured the money needed to construct his long-planned 1,170-foot 3 World Trade Center, selling nearly $1.6 billion of of tax-exempt bonds.

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