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Graying America, Health-Care Overhaul Boosts Medical PropertiesOpen in a New Window

Investors are pouring money into buying and developing health-care-related properties, a class of commercial real estate that has been outperforming almost all others since the recession.


Retail at Port Authority Bus Terminal Is Poised for RenewalOpen in a New Window

Crowded bus stations aren’t commonly known for appealing retail environments, but two New York City real-estate firms are aiming for just that at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.


Aid for Factory Hits Sweet SpotOpen in a New Window

New York City has awarded $13.2 million in recovery funds to Madelaine Chocolate Co., one of the largest employers in the city hit by superstorm Sandy.


Speaker's Woes Leave Tenant Advocates WaryOpen in a New Window

Rent-regulation laws are due to expire in June—along with tax abatements sought by the real-estate industry—and it is far from clear what role Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will play in this year’s face-off in Albany.


Robertson Stretches to New ZealandOpen in a New Window

Billionaire Julian Robertson is renowned as a pioneer in the hedge-fund industry, but less know is the role that a New Zealand real-estate investment has played in his career and that of one of his sons.


Chelsea Rooftop Offers Toasty Winter GetawayOpen in a New Window

The McKittrick Hotel, the home of the immersive theater piece ‘Sleep No More’ on West 27th Street, has reimagined its rooftop garden as a winter lodge.


China's Kaisa Seeks to Raise Funds From Foreign InvestorsOpen in a New Window

Cash-strapped Chinese property developer Kaisa Group Holdings is exploring ways to raise funds from foreign investors and is in talks with other Chinese developers to sell assets.


Millennials Yearn for Homes in the SuburbsOpen in a New Window

New survey shows Generation Y prefers to live in single-family homes outside the urban center, even if they currently reside in the city.


Loan Firms Boom as Banks Shift Debt in EuropeOpen in a New Window

Under pressure from regulators and investors to clean up their balance sheets, European banks have unloaded loans at a record pace. The huge debt portfolios have mostly been snapped up by private-equity firms.


Revel Casino's Sale to Developer Can Proceed, Says JudgeOpen in a New Window

A federal judge denied a request by the restaurants, night clubs and other tenants of Atlantic City, N.J.’s Revel Casino Hotel to temporarily halt the sale of the boardwalk property to a Florida developer.


Housing Starts End Year Solidly, Up 4.4%Open in a New Window

A burst of groundbreakings for single-family homes last month offered hope a key segment of the housing market is revving up after years of malaise.


Foreign Real-Estate Developers Hit U.S.Open in a New Window

Foreign investors are increasingly getting in on the ground floor of development projects they hope will become the next Rockefeller Center or Chrysler Building.


Builders' New Power Play: Net-Zero HomesOpen in a New Window

Net-zero homes that generate more electricity in a year than they use are going mainstream, if the home-building industry has anything to do with it.


Marriott Hopes Small Rooms Are Big DrawOpen in a New Window

Marriott International is preparing in the U.S. to launch its 18th brand: Moxy, a lifestyle hotel with 183-square-foot standard rooms–compared with the industry’s typical 250 to 300.


Spain Shows Signs of Housing RecoveryOpen in a New Window

Spain’s construction sector is expected to make a comeback in 2015 after seven comatose years, largely because of improved housing markets in Madrid and Barcelona. Other areas of the country remain weak.


Plots & Ploys: News DigestOpen in a New Window

The developer of a $750 million Boston project that includes a Four Seasons hotel and luxury condo is using the same playbook as the group building New York City’s tallest residential skyscraper, and more.


High Rises Spin Gold in Downtown BrooklynOpen in a New Window

There may not be a waterfront, but the glittering high rises piercing the sky in downtown Brooklyn give all the appearances of New York City’s next gold coast.


Setting Sights on More High-Rises in Long Island CityOpen in a New Window

City Hall is targeting Long Island City for a possible rezoning that would promote the construction around Queens Plaza of more high-rise apartment buildings, including ones with lower rents.


Developer Plans a Boardwalk EmpireOpen in a New Window

With the purchase of the Revel hotel, Glenn Straub wants to revitalize of Atlantic City, the seaside New Jersey town that has lost thousands of jobs and seen shrinking tax revenues as its casinos have failed.


Richard Branson Pitches Virgin Hotels as Female-FriendlyOpen in a New Window

With Virgin Hotels’ first property opening this week in Chicago, billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson thinks he has found an edge: women.


European 'Cash-Box' Firms Underperform Broader Commercial MarketOpen in a New Window

Europe’s commercial-property markets turned in a strong performance in 2014, but one group of investors mostly missed the boat: those who bet on so-called cash-box or blank-check companies.


Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities Make ComebackOpen in a New Window

A hunt for yield and a gradually improving property market are bolstering a key engine of U.S. commercial property lending, helping borrowers to refinance but also reigniting fears the market is getting overheated.


Downtown Tower Gets a Symbolic New NameOpen in a New Window

The new owners of One Chase Manhattan Plaza are renaming it 28 Liberty, one of their first steps in repositioning the landmark tower.


Bed Bath & Beyond Takes Sunset ParkOpen in a New Window

Bed Bath & Beyond has signed a lease to take more than 100,000 square feet at Liberty View Industrial Plaza, a technology and industrial complex in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood.


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

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


Berlin Trades Wall for MallOpen in a New Window

Not far from the Brandenburg Gate, near where the Berlin Wall once stood, builders are putting the finishing touches on a one-million-square-foot shopping mall.


Investors Warm to European Multifamily HousingOpen in a New Window

With capital flowing into European real estate at levels not seen since before the crash, some investors are taking a fresh look at rental apartments, a sector that has yet to gain traction on most of the Continent.


European Commercial Property ReboundsOpen in a New Window

U.S. investors in European commercial real estate celebrated the sector’s best year since 2008, with sales volume, real-estate stocks and property values all up solidly for 2014.


KKR Hires Real-Estate Debt Team From RialtoOpen in a New Window

KKR, which launched a new real-estate business in 2011, has hired a team of debt experts from Rialto Capital Management with plans to start making real-estate debt investments for the first time since forming its property group.


Plan Trims Cost of Some MortgagesOpen in a New Window

The Obama administration plans to reduce mortgage costs for hundreds of thousands of borrowers in a move likely to draw the ire of Republican lawmakers.


Smaller Cities Led Way in Rent Increases in 2014Open in a New Window

The cost to rent an apartment jumped in 2014 for the fifth consecutive year as strong demand and short supply left vacancies at historically low levels.


Manhattan Prices Stay WarmOpen in a New Window

The price of a Manhattan apartment soared to near record levels in the last quarter of 2014, highlighting the increasingly separate apartment markets for the city’s superrich and just about everyone else.


High-End Malls Get Boost From Tech StoresOpen in a New Window

The Property Report: Apple, Microsoft, Tesla and other high-tech companies are drawing customers to U.S. shopping malls, helping to drive their bottom lines.


Chinese Firm Looks to CaliforniaOpen in a New Window

A Chinese real-estate firm known for its big investments at home is casting its net much farther afield, becoming one of the most aggressive property buyers in California.


Builders Bet on Strong Spring With Speculative HomesOpen in a New Window

Home builders are ramping up their construction of speculative homes—those built without a buyer lined up in advance—in anticipation that the recent pickup in sales will carry through to the spring home-buying season.
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