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Staten Island's Emerson Hill, Hidden in Plain ViewOpen in a New Window

Emerson Hill offers grand estates, elaborate gardens, narrow winding roads and sweeping views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and New York Harbor as well as privacy for its residents.

 

Gherkin Building Gets a Big Apple PushOpen in a New Window

Savills Studley and Deloitte have a team in New York marketing 30 St. Mary Axe., a London office tower known as the Gherkin for its pickle-like shape and expected to fetch around $1.1 billion.

 

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

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

 

Zillow-Trulia Merger Scrutiny Hinges on View of AdsOpen in a New Window

The FTC's antitrust review of the merger between real-estate portals Zillow and Trulia will hinge on whether the agency considers the market for all home-listing advertisements, or just those that run online.

 

Lehman's Land LegacyOpen in a New Window

Lehman Brothers Holdings continues to sell prime California land left over from its ill-fated partnership with SunCal during the boom years.

 

Miami Beach Venture Taps New York Hotel ExecutivesOpen in a New Window

Faena District, the massive $1 billion hotel, retail and condo project under way in Miami Beach, has hired two top New York hotel executives as the luxury development gets ready to launch into an increasingly competitive hospitality market.

 

$190 Million Deal for Former Flophouse in Times SquareOpen in a New Window

New York real-estate investor Joseph Chetrit has agreed to pay more than $190 million to acquire the Hotel Carter, a 600-room former flophouse in Manhattan's Times Square, according to people familiar with the matter.

 

Chinese Developers' New Financing Tool Raises Red FlagsOpen in a New Window

Some Chinese property developers are increasingly raising funds through perpetual securities, a method that has raised eyebrows among analysts who say it makes their debt loads look lighter than they are.

 

Athens Airport's Makeover Attempts TakeoffOpen in a New Window

As Greece attempts to climb out of its six-year recession, the real-estate market is looking to the poster boy of the country's privatization process: Athens's long-disused airport, Hellinikon.

 

Interest on Rise for Greece High-End HotelsOpen in a New Window

Tourism to Greece is on the upswing, and investors are taking a shine to the luxury sector.

 

Greek Real Estate Back in VogueOpen in a New Window

Buyers are returning to the property market in Greece amid signs that Europe's hardest-hit economy is starting to recover.

 

China Home Builders Bet on U.S.Open in a New Window

The developers are following their larger brethren, betting that the recovering American housing sector will help them expand as China struggles with its cooling market.

 

Brokering New Ground in California Commercial PropertyOpen in a New Window

California commercial-property brokers are coming under the magnifying glass in California.

 

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.

 

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.

 

A Luxe Revival for Temple CourtOpen in a New Window

The long-hidden, glass-and-iron atrium of a landmark 1880s building at 5 Beekman St. in lower Manhattan is being restored, as the office building and an adjacent lot are transformed into a hotel and condominium tower.

 

European REITs Are on a TearOpen in a New Window

A record surge in fundraising for real-estate investment trust IPOs is providing a boost to the Continent's recovering commercial-property market.

 

Astrodome Defies the Wrecking BallOpen in a New Window

Fifteen years after shutting its doors to professional sports, Houston's cavernous Astrodome is proving surprisingly resilient in a city where the desire for development typically outweighs nostalgia and preservation.
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