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On Los Angeles’ West Side, Rob Maguire Plots a Comeback

Half a decade after Los Angeles developer Rob Maguire became a high-profile casualty of the property bust, he is gearing up for a comeback.

Prices are Rising For Senior Living Properties

The aging of the Baby Boom generation combined with the flood of capital into commercial real estate is driving up the costs of properties that cater to senior living.

Construction Costs Rising as Economy Improves

Building costs are rising at the fastest pace in six years, according to a new report by Rider Levett Bucknall, a property and construction consulting firm.

Arker Buys 18-Buildings in South Bronx; Plans to Keep Them Affordable

An affordable housing developer founded by a holocaust survivor is investing $156 million in an 18-building portfolio in the South Bronx that will help New York Mayor Bill de Blasio meet his affordable housing goal.

Malaysian Developer Wins Big From NY’s Decision on Casino Locations

One of Malaysia’s most prominent casino developers was a big behind-the-scenes winner this week when a New York board made its much-awaited recommendations of where three casinos should be located.

U.S. Hotel Companies Eager to Plant Flags In Cuba

U.S. hospitality companies responded to President Obama’s announcement on Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba are restoring full diplomatic relations with hope mixed with a bit of caution.

New York Offices Cheaper Than London, And Nine Other Markets

Offices in New York – and the rest of the U.S. – are a relative bargain, according to a new report out Wednesday from CBRE Group Inc.

Ka-Ching! Report Says NYC Apartment Market Set Records in 2014

The Manhattan condominium and co-op apartment market is setting numerous new records in 2014 partly thanks to high sales of units costing more than $10 million, according to a new report. The average sales price for co-ops and condos...Show More Summary

Small Investors Working Harder to Find Deals

Large investors continue to pour money into commercial real estate, forcing the little guys to look harder for deals.

Office Sharing Phenom WeWork Eyes Expansion into Apartments

As office sharing phenom WeWork grows, it is eyeing an expansion into the residential sector

Simon, Other Developers Boost Supply of Outlet Centers

Mall development in the U.S. is a virtually dead business because of oversupply and online competition. There's a whopping 1.25 billion square feet of mall space and it only increased 0.32% this year, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers. But the same can’t be said about the outlet center business, which has much less space. Show More Summary

Early Glimpses at New-Home Sales Show Buyers Still Hesitant

Early gauges of new-home sales in November point to a lackluster, if not disappointing, result as consumers remain hesitant despite the improving economy.

Golf Course Firm Hits Sand Trap in Hunt For Tax Savings

A small golf course company isn't pursuing a plan to convert to a REIT, which would have meant tax savings.

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...

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