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Hotel Chain Gives It the Old College TryOpen in a New Window

A new hotel brand thinks it can win a devoted following by offering guests a chance to relive the college experience.

 

Project Climbs Out of Its HoleOpen in a New Window

The battle over the stalled Chicago Spire project, one of the most high-profile real-estate developments clobbered by the downturn, has taken another step toward being resolved.

 

Brazil Hotel Chain on the BlockOpen in a New Window

A U.S. real-estate investor could become one of the largest hotel owners in Brazil if the firm succeeds in a tender offer that values Brazil Hospitality Group at $1 billion.

 

Sam Zell, Ex-Partner Face Off in Emerging MarketsOpen in a New Window

Since an acrimonious split, Sam Zell and his former partner Gary Garrabrant have kept their distance. Now they are preparing to square off on turf they once conquered together: emerging-markets real estate.

 

U.S. Construction Shifts to Second TierOpen in a New Window

Construction projects in cities across the country that stalled during the economic downturn now are getting the green light, an indication that the real-estate recovery is spreading beyond a handful of urban areas.

 

Plots & Ploys: News SummaryOpen in a New Window

MediaNews Group is putting its real estate on the block; Investors are pouring money into health-care properties; Swedish construction giant Skanska invests in more public-infrastructure projects.

 

Many Visitors but Few TenantsOpen in a New Window

Governors Island attracts many seasonal visitors but also faces many stumbling blocks in luring year-round tenants to the 172-acre off the southern tip of Manhattan.

 

Unions, Activists Align on Affordable HousingOpen in a New Window

A group of New York City construction unions have forged a coalition with affordable housing activists to ratchet up pressure on Mayor Bill de Blasio to require organized labor in the building of 80,000 lower-cost apartment units over the next decade.

 

Casinos Chase New York City ProximityOpen in a New Window

With three failing Atlantic City casinos slated to close their doors within the next month, officials near New York City are pushing shiny new gaming facilities harder than ever.

 

U.S. Home Size Levels Off, for Now at LeastOpen in a New Window

The two-year trend of big houses getting even bigger appears to have peaked—at least for now—as more buyers seeking modest homes enter the market.

 

Marilyn Drank Here: Dive Bar Fights for LifeOpen in a New Window

The owners of the Subway Inn, a dive bar on East 60th Street which, legend has it, quenched the thirst of Marilyn Monroe, wants a show of community support to help them avoid being evicted by a real estate development firm.

 

Hyatt Leads New Luxury WaveOpen in a New Window

A sign that luxury travel is back: a flurry of new $900-a-night hotels. A flagship for the Park Hyatt brand in New York set to open next week is leading the charge.

 

Warming to Rentals in ChinaOpen in a New Window

The glut of vacant homes across China owned by small investors has fueled a cottage industry: companies that help owners rent their homes for short-term stays.

 

In Phoenix, a Realty Check as Market ModeratesOpen in a New Window

Phoenix stands as a prime example of how some of the country's hottest housing markets are struggling to pass the baton from bargain-hunting investors to traditional buyers.

 

Harlem Home With 'Feel and Character' IntactOpen in a New Window

Actress Tamara Tunie and singer Gregory Generet have put their five-story brick townhouse on tree-lined Hamilton Terrace on the market for for $3.75 million.

 

Cranberry Giant Adds Real Estate to the MixOpen in a New Window

A.D. Makepeace, the world's largest cranberry grower is looking to the real-estate market to juice up the 160-year-old family business.

 

Safety Push Slows Korean TowerOpen in a New Window

A clash between one of South Korea's biggest conglomerates and the Seoul city government shows the greater scrutiny Korean businesses face over safety following April's ferry disaster.

 

Giant Ranch Heads to MarketOpen in a New Window

The heirs of Texas cattle baron W.T. Waggoner have put his half-million-acre property, one of the largest fenced ranches in the U.S., on the market, potentially ending decades of family squabbling over the property.

 

Condo Lenders Are Feeling Bold Again in FloridaOpen in a New Window

Slowly but surely, lenders are regaining their appetite for risk in South Florida's red-hot new-condominium market.

 

Home-Price Growth Slowing DownOpen in a New Window

Home-price appreciation is slowing, a trend that could be good for potential buyers looking for an opportunity to jump into the market, but bad for homeowners still looking for relief from underwater mortgages.

 

U.K. Turns Hospitals to HomesOpen in a New Window

In the heart of London, a British developer is transforming former buildings of one of Europe's most ancient hospitals into residential and mixed-use projects.

 

Foreign Interest Runs High for London OfficesOpen in a New Window

Real-estate investors from Asia and the Middle East are lining up to bid for two of the most recognizable office buildings in London's skyline, adding heft to the U.K. capital's property boom.

 

Limits Are Urged for Some REITsOpen in a New Window

State securities regulators are pushing for restrictions on nontraded real-estate investment trusts, saying added protections are needed for small investors who may not fully understand the risks.

 

Fewer U.S. Homes UnderwaterOpen in a New Window

The number of homeowners who are underwater on their mortgages continued to decline in the second quarter, but the remaining pain is being felt disproportionately by owners of low-price homes.
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