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U.S. Office Sector Plods AheadOpen in a New Window

U.S. office rents and occupancies inched higher in the third quarter, as a gradual improvement in the overall economy is translating into a sluggish recovery in the office sector.

 

News Corp to Buy Move Inc.Open in a New Window

News Corp agreed to buy online real-estate listings business Move Inc. in an all-cash deal valued at about $950 million, expanding the media company's presence in the U.S. real-estate market.

 

Expectations for Rise in Rates Pummel REITsOpen in a New Window

Real-estate investment trusts posted their worst quarterly performance in a year and lagged behind the broader stock market in the third quarter as investors bet interest rates would rise over the next year.

 

Microsoft to Open Fifth Avenue StoreOpen in a New Window

Microsoft Corp.'s first Manhattan flagship store is coming to Fifth Avenue.

 

Delicate Deal: One Buyer, Many SellersOpen in a New Window

A half a century after a group of men bought real estate at the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 30th Street in Manhattan, their descendants wrestled with what to do with the property. Enter Alchemy Properties.

 

Sizing Up a Downtown SaleOpen in a New Window

The sale of 180 Maiden Lane surprised some analysts, but the deal for the downtown office tower makes sense for the sellers, a venture of SL Green Realty and the Moinian Group, and the buyers, a group including Murray Hill Properties and Clarion Partners.

 

Higher Land Prices Test Affordable-Housing PlanOpen in a New Window

In May, Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced that East New York would be the first neighborhood targeted for new residential towers and affordable housing. Now the area has become the subject of intense interest by developers.

 

What's the Deal: News DigestOpen in a New Window

A roundup of commercial property news from across the tri-state region.

 

Squatters Welcome Blackstone's Spanish Property PlayOpen in a New Window

Blackstone has purchased 40,000 mortgages in the Barcelona area, but the company may find making money out of depressed Spanish real estate is a tough challenge.

 

REITs Prune Their Portfolios in Shift Back to BasicsOpen in a New Window

With commercial-property values soaring and investors gravitating toward what they see as companies with stable, predictable returns, REITs increasingly are pruning their portfolios of assets that fall outside their core area of focus.

 

In the Philippines, a Dream of Green CityOpen in a New Window

On land that once belonged to the largest American military base outside the U.S., Arnel Casanova envisages a new type of city for the Philippines.

 

InterContinental to Run L.A. Hotel for Korean AirOpen in a New Window

InterContinental Hotels Group won the rights to manage a 900-room hotel being built atop the Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles for owner Korean Air Lines.

 

Plots & Ploys: News DigestOpen in a New Window

Ailing retailer Sears said last week it would take out a short-term loan of $400 million to get it through the holiday season. One surprise is where a large chunk of that money might come from.

 

Seeing Red Over PinkOpen in a New Window

Neighbors along a block of century-old buildings on Pleasant Avenue in East Harlem will get to vote to choose a new color scheme for developer HAP Investments' new project.

 

How to Play the Real-Estate Market (Before It's Too Late)Open in a New Window

Housing has seen a remarkable recovery—but its foundations are starting to look wobbly. Here's how to make the most of it.

 

The Hidden Income in Your HomeOpen in a New Window

Sites like Airbnb turn ordinary homeowners into landlords—and change the economics of real estate.

 

Minority Borrowers Feel Mortgage PinchOpen in a New Window

Black and Hispanic borrowers are receiving a smaller share of mortgage loans, according to Federal Reserve data.

 

The New World of Property InvestingOpen in a New Window

Weekend Investor: There's a growing array of ways to profit from renting out single-family homes.

 

Llewellyn Park Is Bucolic Beauty Close to CityOpen in a New Window

The gated community of Llewellyn Park, a wooded enclave consisting of 178 homes spread out in 425 acres in West Orange, N.J., looks like the backdrop for a 'Downton Abbey' episode, the place has kept with the times.

 

Trump SoHo to Go on BlockOpen in a New Window

A lender to Trump SoHo, the upscale Manhattan hotel and condominium that Donald Trump unveiled on his television show The Apprentice, is foreclosing on the property and putting it up for sale, said people familiar with the matter.

 

Mall Empire Expands With $4.3 Billion DealOpen in a New Window

David Simon's spun-off real-estate investment trust, Washington Prime Group, said it would purchase Glimcher Realty Trust, another mall REIT, in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $4.3 billion.

 

China's Bahamas Project Hits HurdlesOpen in a New Window

China's largest overseas commercial real-estate project has been overshadowed by delays and labor clashes, dulling the buzz surrounding the Bahamian venture and threatening to undermine future business.

 

Haiti Pitches a Ritzy Oasis on an Island of MisfortuneOpen in a New Window

The Haitian government is seeking partners for a seemingly daunting task: building a world-class resort destination in one of the world's poorest countries.

 

Buy a Property, Get a PassportOpen in a New Window

With lending still tight in the Caribbean, several island nations are embracing an unorthodox method of financing resort and villa projects: selling citizenship.
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