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Where Will Aging Baby Boomers Buy Homes?

Raleigh, N.C., Albuquerque, N.M. and Boise, Idaho are among the cities that the National Association of Realtors thinks are poised to get an influx of older baby boomers.

Qatar Group in $530 Million Deal to Buy Times Square Hotel

Qatar’s Al Rayyan Tourism and Investment Company is in a $530 million deal to buy 97% of The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel, say people familiar with the matter.

With Big Office Buy, Hudson Pacific Bets on Vacancy

Hudson Pacific bought a Northern California office portfolio with 19% vacancy, a large amount that the firm views as a "huge opportunity."

Foreign Investors Scoop Up High-Profile U.S. Towers

Bank of China has agreed to pay nearly $600 million for a Manhattan office tower, as foreign investors have dominated the landscape for top-quality U.S. commercial property sales

Private Equity Real Estate Funds Get Big in 2014

These are good times for many private equity firms in the real estate business.

Treasury To Double Housing Assistance Payments By $5,000

WASHINGTON – U.S. officials will double payments to homeowners who have been receiving help under a federal mortgage-assistance program, boosting the government’s ability to spend unused funds set aside under the 2008 financial resc...

IndCor Deal Highlights Jeffrey Schwartz’s Role in Building Global Logistic Properties

Blackstone Group LP’s announcement earlier this week that it is selling its industrial property portfolio to a venture led by Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund for $8.1 billion was on the surface a routine—albeit very large—real estate deal.

Henry Silverman Makes Bet On SBE Entertainment

Veteran financier Henry Silverman is making his first big bet on a luxury boutique hotel company.

Sale of Manhattan’s Trendy Standard High Line Hotel Hits a Snag

A marquee deal to sell the fashionable Standard High Line hotel in downtown Manhattan for $400 million has hit a serious snag.

A Look at Case-Shiller by Metro Area

U.S. home prices are up just 4.8% in the year ended in September, according to today’s S&P/Case-Shiller report. See how your metro area performed.

Hampshire ‘Dreams’ of Global Expansion

Eric Danziger, the new chief executive officer of Hampshire Hotels Management LLC, wants to turn the small boutique hotel company into a global player.

Could Decline in Median New-Home Size Herald Return of Entry-Level Buyers?

Newly built, single-family homes in the U.S. finally are getting smaller, a sign that a long-awaited shift of builders to slightly smaller, more affordable homes likely has started.

Balazs Group Hits Snag In Efforts To Buy Standard High Line

A marquee deal to sell the fashionable Standard High Line hotel in downtown Manhattan for $400 million has hit a serious snag.

Times Square Hotel Undergoes Debt Change, Rebranding

A 334-room hotel in the Times Square area is getting rebranded to a Tryp by Wyndham from a Best Western in the wake of a modification of its $77.6 million mortgage, according to Trepp LLC, which tracks the real estate debt market.

Commercial Real Estate Is Now a Market of the Haves and Have Nots

The rebounding real estate market isn’t treating all commercial property owners equally.

FirstBank Hires Mission Capital to Sell Distressed Debt Portfolio

In the latest move by a Puerto Rican bank to unload distressed assets, FirstBank has put a mostly real estate portfolio with a face value of $443 million on the block, according to people familiar with the matter.

Real Estate Execs Help CompStak Raise $4.4 Million

CompStak Inc., a startup technology firm that uses crowdsourcing to compile detailed data on office rents and other lease terms, has completed its third round of funding, raising $4.4 million from about one dozen investors.

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