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Plots: Loews Hotel Power Breakfast Set to Go NationwideOpen in a New Window

The Loews Regency New York Hotel on Park Avenue is famous for attracting tycoons and deal makers looking to schmooze over breakfast. Now its owner is expanding the tradition.

 

GE Close to Selling Real-Estate PortfolioOpen in a New Window

General Electric is close to selling off most of its $30 billion in real-estate holdings, part of a broader effort to separate from a big finance business that has fueled the company’s profits but nevertheless rattled investors concerned about its risks.

 

A Nazi-Built Resort Beckons New DwellersOpen in a New Window

After decades of decay, a German coastal site operated by the Third Reich, the Soviets and the East Germans over the years is being converted into hotels and apartments.

 

Chinese Insurers Move In on U.S. PropertyOpen in a New Window

China’s two largest insurance companies are making their first investment in U.S. commercial real estate, buying a majority stake in a $500 million project in Boston.

 

Vornado Could Give Penn Station Area New Lease on LifeOpen in a New Window

Vornado plans to invest in the down-on-its-heels area of Manhattan.

 

Property Zooms Ahead in PhilippinesOpen in a New Window

Neighborhoods inspired by Beverly Hills, fast-rising office towers and swanky malls resembling landmarks like St. Mark’s Square in Venice: It might sound like China circa 2005, but this is the Philippines in 2015.

 

Golf Club's Fate Rests in Bankruptcy Judge's HandsOpen in a New Window

The plan to sell the Golf Club at Briar’s Creek in South Carolina out of bankruptcy faces a crucial test: a vote from some of the club’s members.

 

Developer Envisions Offices for WilliamsburgOpen in a New Window

A developer is betting she can make Brooklyn’s Williamsburg, the darling of apartment builders, a high-rent office destination for technology and creative firms.

 

Jersey City Mayor Seeks to Limit Chain StoresOpen in a New Window

Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop wants to limit chain stores in downtown neighborhoods, joining an urban debate over whether cities should boost policies that favor mom-and-pop stores over chain retailers.

 

Investors Flock to Europe WarehousesOpen in a New Window

Sales of industrial properties rise as buyers bet on demand from retailers catering to online consumers expecting next-day delivery of their goods.

 

Moscow Stadium Project Pushes AheadOpen in a New Window

Despite an economy pinched by sanctions, work is full-steam ahead on state-controlled bank VTB’s high-profile real-estate development in Moscow, which includes a new stadium for the Dynamo Moscow football club.

 

Subsidy Aims to Stem Falling Russian Apartment SalesOpen in a New Window

Apartment sales have begun to fade in Russia, prompting the government to launch a new mortgage-subsidy program to stoke the market.

 

Rents Fall, Vacancies Rise as Moscow Confronts Flagging EconomyOpen in a New Window

The empty storefronts and for-rent signs that pockmark the upscale shopping strip of Tverskaya Street illustrate impact of the ruble’s collapse and Russia’s broader economic troubles on commercial real estate.

 

CBRE to Buy Johnson Controls Workplace UnitOpen in a New Window

BRE Group, the world’s largest commercial real-estate-services firm, is making a further push into managing facilities for big corporations by agreeing to buy Johnson Controls Inc.’s workplace solutions business for $1.48 billion.

 

Office Markets in Tech-Heavy Cities Lead 2015 PackOpen in a New Window

The U.S. office market continued its slow-and-steady recovery in the first quarter, with technology-heavy markets leading an overall modest growth of rents and occupancies.

 

China Tries to Help Property Firms Get Back in the BlackOpen in a New Window

Several property developers recently have received loans or investments from state-owned firms. But is the government making a good bet by investing in them amid a slump, or is it trying to keep the companies afloat?

 

Property Investors' Horror: Zombie REITsOpen in a New Window

There are a record 41 so-called zombie REITs that can’t sell shares to raise money for growth and are having trouble liquidating assets to return shareholder capital.

 

Chinese Developer Finds Rough Road in Motor CityOpen in a New Window

China has invested more than $40.8 billion in real estate institutional deals across the world over the past seven years. But in a number of places, including Detroit, its investors are running into snags.

 

Forced Sellers Could Get More in FloridaOpen in a New Window

Florida lawmakers are considering closing a legal loophole that allowed real-estate investors to force some condominium owners to sell their units for less than they paid for them.

 

Bahamas Resort's Delay Hurts China's Construction PlansOpen in a New Window

The opening of a $3.5 billion Bahamas resort was delayed again as a state-owned Chinese construction company and the local developer feuded over who is to blame for mismanaging the project.

 

Companies Split Off Real-Estate AssetsOpen in a New Window

Rising real-estate values are driving more retail companies to consider splitting off their real-estate assets to generate cash.

 

New York's Latest Medical Facilities May Simplify Seeing the DoctorOpen in a New Window

New projects aim to put more of the specialists patients need to see under one roof.

 

When It Makes Sense to Outsource LeasingOpen in a New Window

In New York, RFR’s hiring of JLL shows the tradeoff between market reach and commissions.

 

Montana Rules Tim Blixseth Owes $56 MillionOpen in a New Window

A Montana tax board said real-estate developer Tim Blixseth, embattled founder of the ultra-luxurious Yellowstone Club ski and golf resort, owed the state $56 million in back taxes.

 

China Firms on Hunt for Trophy AssetsOpen in a New Window

A thirst for natural resources among Chinese companies is being replaced by a rising hunger among businesses and wealthy individuals to acquire trophy assets and find homes for their cash overseas.

 

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

A roundup of real-estate news in the Greater New York area

 

Generali Real Estate Planning Asian PushOpen in a New Window

The real estate arm of Italian insurer Assicurazioni Generali is planning a big push into Asia as part of a group-wide expansion away from its European roots.

 

Experts: Murder Case Spares the Durst NameOpen in a New Window

The case against Robert Durst wasn’t expected to affect the future of one of New York’s most influential private real-estate businesses, said marketing consultants and real-estate experts.

 

MetLife to Unify at Namesake TowerOpen in a New Window

Insurer MetLife is going home, consolidating its four New York City operations at the tower above Grand Central Terminal.

 

Loews Hotels Seeks Growth for LessOpen in a New Window

Loews Hotels & Resorts plans to reduce its exposure to real estate by seeking partners on deals, rather than owning properties outright, the new chief executive said in an interview.

 

Macerich Rejects Rival's $16 Billion BidOpen in a New Window

Macerich rejected the takeover proposal from Simon Property, saying the unsolicited $16 billion bid substantially undervalues the mall owner.

 

After Plexiglas Falls, City Halts One57 Glass WorkOpen in a New Window

A piece of Plexiglas fell from the 22nd floor of One57 over the weekend, prompting the city to stop all glass work at the soaring Midtown tower until its developer and builder can show they can safely resume installations.

 

How Brokers Solved a Brooklyn Property PuzzleOpen in a New Window

Williamsburg sale involves multiple lots spread over two blocks.

 

German Banking Association Bails Out Real-Estate LenderOpen in a New Window

Germany’s private banking association has jumped in to save a real-estate lender from collapse, in the latest sign of how Austria’s decision to halt debt repayments from Heta is reverberating through Europe.

 

Blackstone Strikes Deal on Chicago TowerOpen in a New Window

Blackstone has struck a deal to purchase the Willis Tower in Chicago for $1.3 billion in what would be the highest price ever paid for a U.S. office tower outside of New York, according to executives of the private-equity firm.

 

A Landmark Office Tower ReimaginedOpen in a New Window

The new owner of the former One Chase Manhattan Plaza sees panes of glass, not walls of black granite, below the elevated plaza at the office tower. It also envisions more space for retail shops and a plaza.

 

Move Over, Mall of America: Bigger Extravaganza Planned in MiamiOpen in a New Window

Many shopping-mall operators are shying away from new construction. Not a Canadian firm, which aims to build not only a new mall, but the biggest mall in the U.S.

 

Apple Gets Sweet Deals From MallsOpen in a New Window

Apple’s gravitational pull on mall traffic is distorting the market for mall rents, winning the iPhone maker sweetheart deals.

 

Up, Up and Away for Airport HotelsOpen in a New Window

JetBlue Airways is getting into the hotel business with a bid to convert the former TWA terminal at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport.

 

A Changing Nicaragua Attracts Resort InvestorOpen in a New Window

A U.S. property-development firm is increasing its bet on Nicaragua, one of several developing countries that are attracting new tourism-industry investors.

 

Racing to Buy Homes Sight UnseenOpen in a New Window

Residential real estate is becoming the next frontier for speed-based investing. Math-driven models powered by historical patterns can size up homes and calculate future income in minutes.
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