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A Bet on Miami Signals Luxury Retail's Urban ShiftOpen in a New Window

General Growth Properties. and Ashkenazy Acquisition are paying $280 million for a 20% stake in the company that owns much of this city’s Design District, betting on the emerging luxury-retail neighborhood as some 50 brands prepare to open new stores.

 

A Modular-Design Setback in BrooklynOpen in a New Window

Advocates of affordable housing and for design innovation cheered in 2011 when Forest City Ratner unveiled plans to push “modular” construction techniques with a Brooklyn apartment tower. But now Forest City and construction company Skanska USA are suing each other over B2 BKLYN.

 

Casinos Put Up Hands Near CollegesOpen in a New Window

Casino gambling may soon be added to the list of campus vices in New York, drawing anticipation from college students and concern from legislators and school officials.

 

Hotel Family Lays Out a FutureOpen in a New Window

Denihan Hospitality Group is focusing on expansion as it rides the strong hotel market in New York and looks to a new generation of the Denihan family.

 

London Real-Estate Market May Be CoolingOpen in a New Window

Homes in the U.K. capital have been among the hottest global assets in recent years, but signs continue to suggest the heat is escaping.

 

'New Urbanism' Hits the SuburbsOpen in a New Window

Long Island is seeing a boomlet in alternatives to the long-treasured single-family home, from rental buildings near transit hubs for young people to multistory condo developments often aimed at empty nesters.

 

Wells Fargo Banks on European Real EstateOpen in a New Window

Wells Fargo, the largest U.S. commercial-property lender, is pushing deeper into Europe amid worries about the strength of the U.K. market and as eurozone countries slide toward recession.

 

Time to Refinance (Again)?Open in a New Window

The average charge on a 30-year fixed-rate loan is the lowest since June 2013.

 

U.S. Agencies Approve Relaxed Mortgage-Lending RulesOpen in a New Window

Three U.S. agencies signed off on relaxed mortgage-lending rules, helping complete a long-stalled provision of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial law.

 

Plots & Ploys: Revving Up Jaguar Growth PartnersOpen in a New Window

New York Life Insurance has agreed to commit up to $100 million for the first fund of Jaguar Growth Partners, a new private-equity firm established by former executives of Sam Zell’s Equity International.

 

World Trade Center Tower Rides a Muni-Bond RevivalOpen in a New Window

After more than a year of uncertainty, a third tower at the World Trade Center site appears poised to rise thanks to an unlikely catalyst: a turnaround in the market for municipal bonds.

 

Investor's Solo Act Is a Hit in HoustonOpen in a New Window

When APF Properties was seeking a partner to acquire an office building in Houston’s ritzy West Loop/Galleria area, it was turned down by 60 investor groups. A year later, it has proved to be one of the best investments in the 19-year history of the New York firm.

 

Bay Area's Office Boom Stalls in the EastOpen in a New Window

San Francisco’s ability to nurture homegrown technology companies and lure larger ones from Silicon Valley has been a modern-day gold rush for the city’s property owners. So far, though, the spoils haven’t reached the city’s neighbors across the bay.

 

Red Lion Hotels Plans a New LineOpen in a New Window

Regional Hotel Brand Red Lion said it is launching a new brand aimed at young, design-conscious travelers.

 

Hilton Readies a Boutique RebootOpen in a New Window

After a false start that set back its plans at least two years, Hilton Worldwide Holdings is launching a boutique-hotel chain that aims for a wider audience and lower room rates than some direct competitors.

 

Ruling Clears a Path for NYU ExpansionOpen in a New Window

New York University has scored a court victory that could allow it to move forward with its plans to build about 2 million square feet of new facilities in Greenwich Village.

 

High Court Considers Rent-Regulated LeasesOpen in a New Window

The state’s highest court weighed in Tuesday on a dispute over a plan by a bankruptcy trustee to sell the rent-stabilized apartment of an 80-year-old East Village woman to her landlord.

 

Mortgage Rates Below 4%Open in a New Window

Mortgage rates this week fell to their lowest level since June 2013, mortgage-finance company Freddie Mac said Thursday, as the jitters being felt in the stock and bond markets ripple throughout the economy.

 

Many on Renwick Street Embrace DevelopmentOpen in a New Window

Renwick Street, one of a few, largely hidden one-block streets in Manhattan, is coming out from the shadows with a burst of new development construction.

 

For Real-Estate Investors, It's Out With the OldOpen in a New Window

As foreign investors and pension funds push up prices for top-quality, low-vacancy office buildings, Boston Properties, one of the nation’s largest owners of existing office space is shifting gears.

 

Stamford Tower Feels Office Market DragOpen in a New Window

The weak Stamford, Conn., office leasing market is creating a headache for 400 Atlantic St., an office tower operated by Landis Group.

 

German Office Market Shines, but Clouds on HorizonOpen in a New Window

Sales of office buildings in Germany are on track to hit their highest level since 2007, but concerns are increasing that the country’s slowing economy will put a damper on deals.

 

Ground Shifts for Nontraded REITsOpen in a New Window

Investors are backing away from nontraded real-estate investment trusts, a corner of the property market that had been a money magnet.

 

New Fund Targets Real-Estate DebtOpen in a New Window

A well-known father-son investment team has joined forces with a former Blackstone Group managing director to raise more than $750 million for a new real-estate debt fund.
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