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Condo Builders Fuel Land Rush in MiamiOpen in a New Window

Cash-paying buyers from abroad are moving to snap up what remains of the city's dwindling supply of prime unbuilt sites, driving values of undeveloped plots to record levels.

 

Maine Hotel Raises the BarOpen in a New Window

From the 15th floor of the new Westin hotel in Portland, Maine, the highest point in the city, the view looks pretty good for a pair of hotel investors who completely remade the nearly century-old property.

 

Builder Warms Up to HistoryOpen in a New Window

A funny thing happened to Toll Brothers as the development firm prepared to market its new luxury condominiums on Park Avenue: It discovered the virtues of New York City's historic districts.

 

A Power Surge in the Rust BeltOpen in a New Window

General Electric cut a deal with county and city officials to move a number of operations—including human resources and finance—to a new $90 million facility in downtown Cincinnati on the banks of the Ohio River.

 

New Lenders Enter Property Market and Think SmallOpen in a New Window

As the economy improves, lenders see loans for smaller properties as less risky. And with less competition, interest rates and potential profit can be higher.

 

Plots & PloysOpen in a New Window

Money from China has been a top driver of some housing markets, especially in coastal cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles. But that spigot may soon tighten.

 

Queens Project Stirs Worry That Residents Will Be Priced OutOpen in a New Window

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's affordable-housing ambitions are being tested by the first major project he has shaped from its early stages, a 2.2-million-square-foot development on the Queens waterfront that is raising fears of Brooklyn-style skyrocketing rents.

 

Property Investors Unfazed in Puerto RicoOpen in a New Window

Puerto Rico's deepening economic troubles have punished investors and made life hard for many locals. But one group has been encouraged by the opportunities it sees: real-estate investors.

 

A Tech Hub Treads in a Sea of BureaucratsOpen in a New Window

Vornado Realty Trust is embarking on an experiment to create a cluster of technology companies amid its 7.3 million square feet of offices in Crystal City, Va., home of defense agencies and government contractors.

 

Sale-Leasebacks Ease Italy's Real-Estate JamOpen in a New Window

Deals have begun to flow out of two funds that were set up by the Italian government in 2004 to do sale-leasebacks of government-owned property.

 

LaSalle Raises Bet on Asia GrowthOpen in a New Window

LaSalle Investment Management has raised $1 billion this year to invest in real-estate assets in Asia, in the latest sign that investors are making bolder bets in areas that are still enjoying strong growth.

 

Plots & PloysOpen in a New Window

MetLife is getting industrial. The insurer is planning a series of new developments of warehouse and distribution space in eight projects around the U.S., totaling at least six million square feet.

 

Biotech Center in Brooklyn a Tough SellOpen in a New Window

A facility for biotech firms has been created in the Brooklyn Army Terminal on the banks of New York Harbor. All that is missing are tenants.

 

An Office Conversion for DevelopersOpen in a New Window

A few years ago, New York developers wanted to convert second-class office buildings into luxury condominium apartments. Now, a growing demand for office space has them staying true to a building's original purpose.

 

Saks Looks to Expand DowntownOpen in a New Window

Saks and parent company Hudson's Bay are planning both a department store and a Saks Off Fifth discount outlet in lower Manhattan, according to people familiar with the matter.

 

Sunset Park Is Hefty Bet for InvestorsOpen in a New Window

The city and private developers are investing hundreds of millions of dollars to create a thriving industrial area on the Sunset Park waterfront, a throwback to the days when workers streamed into factories that lined Brooklyn's shores.

 

A Realty Brotherhood Constructed in the BronxOpen in a New Window

Mario and Billy Procida grew up in the construction business and as young men in the 1980s and early 1990s played a role in developing affordable housing in the Bronx and working-class neighborhoods in other boroughs.

 

Cashing In on New Jersey Club LifeOpen in a New Window

The Rosen Group is selling the 93-year-old Wellmont Theater, where Charlie Chaplin once performed. Rosen has hired NGKF Capital Markets to market the Montclair property with an asking price of $6.7 million.
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