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Hong Kong Property Developer Invests in Co-Working Space Company NeueHouseOpen in a New Window

Hong Kong property company Great Eagle recently invested $25 million in NeueHouse, a New York-based provider of upscale co-working space. Its plan is to open a number of co-working spaces adjacent to Great Eagle’s new lifestyle hotel brand.

 

TIAA-CREF, Swedish Pension Funds Form Property VentureOpen in a New Window

U.S. investor TIAA-CREF and Swedish National Pension Funds AP1 and AP2 have teamed up on European office investments.

 

McDonald's Lands in a Real-Estate DilemmaOpen in a New Window

McDonald’s has told investors it wouldn’t rule out the possibility of spinning off its real estate, but some analysts say the arguments against a REIT far outweigh those for it.

 

Henry Silverman Creates New Property FirmOpen in a New Window

The private-equity veteran’s 54 Madison Partners will focus on hotels and hospitality.

 

Shared Office Space Comes to ChinaOpen in a New Window

The shared-office trend that vaulted New York-based startup WeWork to a $10 billion valuation is taking off in a new market: China.

 

Brazil's Fasano Comes to Miami BeachOpen in a New Window

The owner of Miami Beach’s swanky Shore Club has picked Brazilian hospitality company Fasano to run the site’s new luxury hotel and condominium.

 

Typical New Home Shrinks by One ClosetOpen in a New Window

The median size of U.S. homes built in the second quarter declined from the record set in the previous quarter, suggesting builders are starting to shift toward producing more entry-level homes.

 

Strategic Hotels Exploring Possible SaleOpen in a New Window

Strategic Hotels & Resorts said its board is exploring possible strategic alternatives, including a potential sale of the luxury hotel company.

 

Commercial Real-Estate Prices Stir Bubble WorriesOpen in a New Window

Investors are pushing commercial real-estate prices to record levels in cities around the world, fueling concerns that the global property market is overheating.

 

Trump Hotel Collection Hires Eric Danziger as CEOOpen in a New Window

The Trump Hotel Collection, a small but growing part of Donald Trump’s business empire, has hired hospitality veteran Eric Danziger as its first chief executive officer.

 

New Senior Housing Raises Concerns Supply Will Outpace DemandOpen in a New Window

The supply of senior housing is expanding at a rapid clip in many major metropolitan areas across the Sunbelt and elsewhere, raising concerns that builders are racing ahead of demand.

 

While Most Brokers Unwind, This One Does DealsOpen in a New Window

For Douglas Elliman’s Vickey Barron, August is the busy season. Her current project, Ralph Walker Tribeca at 100 Barclay St., has generated a spate of activity this month, including deals on six condos in just six days.

 

Developer Stephen Ross Invests in Drone RacingOpen in a New Window

Developer Stephen Ross is renowned in real estate for high-profile projects around the country and in sports for his ownership of the Miami Dolphins. Now he is looking to make a name for himself in drone racing.

 

Gates's Cascade Indicates Interest in Potential Talks With Strategic HotelsOpen in a New Window

Bill Gates’s Cascade Investment Inc. disclosed it had acquired 1.7 million shares of luxury hotel owner Strategic Hotels & Resorts Inc. Cascade also indicated it was interested in approaching Strategic about a potential takeover or other deal.

 

A Striking Change of Leasing Agent for Empire State BuildingOpen in a New Window

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is being replaced as the leasing agent for the Empire State Building. The switch, to JLL, seems strange to many in the real-estate industry because of Newmark’s key role in helping reposition the tower.

 

What's the DealOpen in a New Window

A roundup of commercial real-estate news from the Greater New York region.

 

Farmland Investments Take RootOpen in a New Window

TIAA-CREF announced that it has raised $3 billion for its second global farmland-investment partnership, part of a recent wave of cropland investments by institutional investors.

 

A Hard Lesson on Building in ChileOpen in a New Window

Last August, Chilean billionaire Horst Paulmann completed what he expected to be a crowning achievement of his business career: South America’s tallest building. But the development is turning into a black eye.

 

Real Estate Firms Forced to Change in ChileOpen in a New Window

Faced with a slowing local economy, real estate investment firms in Chile are attempting creative ways to continue to earn a profit.

 

Need a $3 Million Home Loan? J.P. Morgan Just Made It EasierOpen in a New Window

J.P. Morgan Chase is lowering the minimum down payment and credit score for some big mortgages, as lenders vie to cater to borrowers in the high-end housing market.

 

Investors Check Into Hotel SectorOpen in a New Window

Hotel sales world-wide are on a scorching pace for 2015 after totaling $42 billion in the first half.

 

Rent-to-Own Homes Make a ComebackOpen in a New Window

Wall Street firms have found a new way to profit from consumers with blemished credit who can’t qualify for a mortgage: let them rent a home first with the option to buy it later.

 

In India, a GIFT Waiting to Be OpenedOpen in a New Window

India’s Prime Minister Modi conceived of the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City, or GIFT, more than seven years ago. But the ambitious project has seen only halting progress.

 

Smaller Chinese Cities Miss Housing RecoveryOpen in a New Window

Housing markets in some big Chinese cities are starting to heat up, but smaller markets like Changchun in northeastern China show few signs of thawing.

 

Condos Left Behind in Housing ReboundOpen in a New Window

Condos accounted for just 5.5% of all construction of multifamily housing in the U.S. in the first quarter, the lowest ratio on record, as demand has been hit by post-crisis rules on condo mortgages and by some consumers’ shift in favor of renting.

 

When the Firm Is Wired but the Office Isn'tOpen in a New Window

Tech and advertising companies love New York’s quirky old loft buildings and hip, unconventional neighborhoods. Trouble is, connectivity can be primitive.

 

Dagon City's Demise Casts Doubts on MyanmarOpen in a New Window

Myanmar’s decision to ax the $300-million Dagon City development and four others has left developers wondering if their investments are safe in the fast-growing real-estate market.

 

Greek Crisis Derails Italian REIT IPOsOpen in a New Window

The turbulence in Greece has crossed the Ionian Sea, foiling plans for two Italian real-estate firms preparing to list shares on the Milan stock exchange.

 

Baha Mar Contractor Seeks Chapter 11 DismissalOpen in a New Window

The Chinese contractor for a stalled $3.5 billion project in the Bahamas wants the developer tossed from bankruptcy in the U.S.

 

Zillow Approves Dividend, Creates C Class of StockOpen in a New Window

Zillow Group Inc. approved a dividend that will issue nonvoting Class C capital stock to its existing shareholders.

 

Plots and Ploys: Destination Puerto RicoOpen in a New Window

Fundamental Advisors, a private-equity firm that focuses on distressed assets, led a buying group that became the latest to acquire a hotel in Puerto Rico.

 

Retailers Fend Off Land RushOpen in a New Window

Macy’s and other stores are coming under renewed pressure to cash in on their real estate as property values soar.

 

Bahamas Government Aims to Take Over Stalled ResortOpen in a New Window

The prime minister of the Bahamas moved to take control of an unfinished $3.5 billion resort in Nassau, setting the stage for a battle over the project between the government and the local billionaire family developing it.

 

Activist Knocks on Macy's DoorOpen in a New Window

Starboard Value is pushing Macy’s to unlock the value of its vast real-estate holdings through a spinoff. Starboard says Macy’s real estate holdings are worth about $21 billion.

 

Now Worth $10 Billion, Is WeWork a 2000 Redux?Open in a New Window

WeWork Companies has seen its valuation double in six months to $10 billion as investors bet its hip, communal office spaces will upend the sector. Similar wagers went sour after the dot-com bubble burst.

 

Hotelier Standard Strikes a Rare DealOpen in a New Window

The hotel-management company founded by Andre Balazs acquired a 51% stake in Bunkhouse, owner and operator of four small boutique properties in Texas.

 

Buyers Queue Up for Canary Wharf CondosOpen in a New Window

In London’s Canary Wharf, a new 345-unit condo development is attracting strong demand even though the 42-story building isn’t due to be completed until 2019.

 

For Carlton Group Chief, Another FrontierOpen in a New Window

Howard Michaels is taking the enterprise into the risky field of real-estate crowdfunding.

 

What's the DealOpen in a New Window

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

 

Paradise Lost: Mounting Problems Stymie Baha MarOpen in a New Window

The opening of Baha Mar in the Bahamas was supposed to be a showpiece that would help China’s largest construction company win lucrative resort business across the U.S. But the $3.5 billion project has been beset with troubles.

 

No Crisis of Interest in Greek IslandsOpen in a New Window

Vacation properties on the Greek island of Mykonos are drawing interest from global investors, but sales remain subdued.

 

In Nature We Trust: Conservationists Aim to Buy Private IslandsOpen in a New Window

A number of conservation nonprofits and governments are stepping into the market to scoop up private islands and protect the pristine properties from developers.

 

Home Developer Five Point Files for IPOOpen in a New Window

California residential developer Five Point Holdings made a preliminary filing for an initial public offering, signaling that the IPO market has warmed to home builders have a year-plus lull.

 

What Should Macy's Do With Its Flagship Store?Open in a New Window

Macy’s is the latest major retailer to consider spinning off its real-estate assets into a separate company. But first it will have to decide what to do with its prized asset, the landmark building at New York’s Herald Square.

 

Marijuana Producers Gobble Up Warehouse Space in Denver AreaOpen in a New Window

Since voters in Colorado legalized recreational use of marijuana in 2012, growers and distributors have gobbled up most of the available warehouse space in the Denver area, a major logistics hub for companies moving goods between the Midwest and the West Coast.

 

New York City Office Construction Nears 25-Year HighOpen in a New Window

Rising pace reflects improving economy and low interest rates, construction group says.
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