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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.

Architecture Firms Report Strong Billings in October

Billings by architecture firms remained strong in October thanks to continued activity by developers of rental apartment buildings as well as new demand from such institutions as schools, hospitals and municipal governments, according to the American Institute of Architects.

Planned 1,500-foot New York Skyscraper Lures TD Bank as Tenant

TD Bank has signed a lease to take 200,000 square feet of office and retail at One Vanderbilt Ave., giving a big boost to the proposed 1.6 million square-foot building that is to soar 1,500 feet.

Apple’s Appetite for Silicon Valley Property Is Growing

The technology and real estate worlds have been abuzz over Apple Inc.’s plans to develop a new headquarters facility in Cupertino, Calif.

For Some States, Foreclosure Crisis Is Far From Over

In most of the country, the foreclosure crisis has abated. The percentage of loans that are delinquent but not yet in foreclosure--the very beginning of the pipeline--is at its lowest point since the fourth quarter of 2007. In the meantime,...Show More Summary

Once a Gritty Dockland, Boston’s Jeffries Point Sees New Development

Fifteen years after being designated developer of a 26-acre swath of waterfront land in East Boston, Mack-Cali Realty Corp.’s Roseland division is gaining traction in its three-phased residential project.

As Offices Gradually Fill Up, Cranes Start to Appear

After years of little office construction, development has been picking up over the past year and a half throughout the U.S.

DTZ’s Lickerman Lays Out Strategy, Defends Firm Against Competitors

The gloves are off in the battle for third place in the commercial real-estate services industry.

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

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