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  • When does Trump settle?: VIDEO

    A look at a failed development where Trump decided to give up the fight
    October 10, 2015 12:00PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION

    Trump and billboard for a planned development in Baja

    In a recent speech, Donald Trump talked lawsuits, saying he likes to take them all the way. “If you settle suits, you get sued more,” he said. But, of course, Trump has settled lawsuits in the past – perhaps most notably at a failed Baja development. [more]

  • Orson Welles’ Palisades home goes into contract

    The stone cottage was listed for $2.25 million
    October 10, 2015 11:00AM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    Orson Welles and his

    Orson Welles and his Snedens Landing cottage

    The legendary actor and director Orson Welles once called a waterfront Tudor-style cottage in Snedens Landing, in Palisades, N.Y., home. Now, that stone cottage is in contract after being listed at $2.25 million by Richard Ellis, of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty. [more]

  • This insane mega-mansion is a bargain, and it’s about to hit the auction block

    It's also in Alabama...
    October 10, 2015 10:00AM By Business Insider


    Birmingham’s most infamous luxury listing is hitting the auction block on Halloween. [more]

  • A peek inside Anderson Cooper’s Greenwich Village home: VIDEO

    CNN Anchor's converted firehouse serves as set for an H&M ad
    October 10, 2015 09:40AM TRD WEEKEND EDITION

    Cooper lives in a converted firehouse at 84 West 3rd Street

    From Luxury Listings NYC: A new ad campaign for H&M’s Modern Essentials collection, featuring comedian Kevin Hart and David Beckham, is shot inside Anderson Cooper’s Greenwich Village home. Check out the video here. 

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  • Top residential agents of the week

    October 09, 2015 05:55PM
    Jared Seligman Clayton Orrigio

    From left: Jared Seligman, Clayton Orrigo and 325 East 50th Street

    Jared Seligman and Clayton Orrigo of Douglas Elliman topped this week’s residential sales with a $6 million townhouse at 325 East 50th Street in Midtown East. Click here to see this listing and more.

  • Park Developers planning 241-unit resi building in Bed-Stuy

    Nursing home executive acquired property for $16M in June
    October 09, 2015 05:34PM By Rey Mashayekhi
    270 Nostrand Avenue

    270 Nostrand Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant

    Sunset Park-based construction firm Park Developers and Builders is planning a new 241-unit residential building at 270 Nostrand Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, according to permit applications filed Friday with the Department of Buildings.

    The building would rise seven stories and span nearly 164,000 square feet, with frontage on Nostrand and DeKalb avenues and Kosciuszko Street, according to the filing. Park Developers filed demolition plans for an existing four-story nursing home on the site in September. [more]

  • NYC art world’s fickle neighborhood heart

    While West Chelsea hangs on, galleries spread to its neighbors
    October 09, 2015 05:08PM By Adam Warner
    The James Cohan Gallery at 533 West 26th Street

    The James Cohan Gallery at 533 West 26th Street currently features works by artist Elias Sime.

    From the October issue: Far-flung West Chelsea seemed an unlikely substitute for Soho as the city’s art Mecca 20 years ago. But as Soho became increasingly retail centric, galleries found West Chelsea, with its massive old industrial spaces, the perfect alternative. Now the city’s art epicenter, it too is suffering from its own success. “If I get a call from somebody looking for ground-floor space in West Chelsea and there’s one space available, we’re lucky,” said broker Susan B. Anthony, whose eponymous firm works with arts tenants. [more]

  • TRD’s e-Lerts make keeping up with real estate news easy

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    October 09, 2015 04:35PM


    The Real Deal’s e-Lerts bring the top real estate stories straight to your inbox on a daily or weekly basis and even on the weekends too. The adage “knowledge is power” is never more true than in the real estate industry. [more]

  • Toby Moskovits to settle lawsuits with ex-partners

    Goldman, Gluck buying Heritage Equity chief out of projects -- and vice versa
    October 09, 2015 04:15PM By Mark Maurer
    Toby Moskovits

    From left: Toby Moskovits (credit: Ashley Walker), rendering of 41-21 28th Street in Long Island City and the Spire Lofts in Williamsburg

    Toby Moskovits and her former partners Yoel Goldman and Joel Gluck reached a tentative settlement in four lawsuits, which will see the developers divvy up properties they previously owned together, documents filed with the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange this week show. [more]

  • Leasing with the enemy: Uber to move into same LIC digs as NYC taxis

    Uber is the second car-sharing service to move into the building
    October 09, 2015 03:44PM
    Falchi Building in Long Island City

    Falchi Building in Long Island City

    Talk about awkward — Uber will soon be neighbors with the Taxi and Limousine Commission.

    The ride-sharing app announced on Friday that it will move its Long Island City office to the second floor of the Falchi Building, one level below the TLC’s office. The company joins a competitor service, Lyft, which occupies 5,000 square feet in the building. [more]

  • After highs and lows, REITs experience mixed Q3

    Fed inaction buoys performance but can't save office REITs from negative returns
    October 09, 2015 02:45PM By Rey Mashayekhi

    From left: Marc Holliday, Owen Thomas and Steven Roth

    It’s been an up-and-down year for the city’s major real estate investment trusts, as far as stock performance and shareholder returns are concerned: a wildly successful first quarter followed by a dramatic downturn across the board in the second quarter. [more]

  • Keller Williams suit claims Crown owned 650 Madison in 2012

    The developer, accused of dodging a commission, bought its share of the building in 2013
    October 09, 2015 02:30PM By Ariel Stulberg
    Chera Tayar 650 Madison

    From left: Haim Chera, 650 Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side and Richard Tayar

    Keller Williams and broker Richard Tayar are suing Haim Chera’s Crown Acquisitions and French-Italian high-fashion outlet Moncler, claiming the agent was cut out of a 650 Madison Avenue lease deal between them, even though Crown did not own the building when an initial agreement was allegedly struck. [more]

  • World Wide, Rose top out 252 East 57th Street

    Building hits height of more than 700 ft, aims for sellout north of $780M
    October 09, 2015 01:19PM By Rich Bockmann
    252 East 57th Street (credit: Bernstein Associates)

    252 East 57th Street (credit: Bernstein Associates)

    Development partners World Wide Group and Rose Associates celebrated the topping out of their 57th Street condo tower at more than 700 feet tall Friday. [more]

  • T-Mobile chief picks up UWS penthouse for $18M

    Penthouse at 91 Central Park West once home to William Randolph Hearst
    October 09, 2015 01:06PM By E.B. Solomont

    From left: John Legere and 91 Central Park West

    The CEO of T-Mobile scooped up an Upper West Side penthouse once owned by William Randolph Hearst for $18 million.

    John Legere entered into contract on the pad, at 91 Central Park West, on July 7, according to public records. The telecommunications executive closed on the four-bedroom co-op on Sept. 29. [more]

  • Gaia plans $232M condominium in Hell’s Kitchen

    Danny Fishman’s firm picked up former St. Vincent’s hospital site for $156.5M
    October 09, 2015 12:49PM By E.B. Solomont

    From left: Danny Fishman and 416 West 52nd Street

    Gaia Real Estate’s latest condo project – at the former St. Vincent’s Midtown hospital building in Hell’s Kitchen – will have a total sellout of $232.4 million, according to a newly filed offering plan. [more]

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    October 09, 2015 12:06PM

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  • Katie Holmes’ Chelsea penthouse back on market

    The 201 West 17th Street unit is asking $25K a month
    October 09, 2015 11:32AM
    Katie Holmes Chelsea

    201 West 17th Street in Chelsea (inset: Katie Holmes)

    Katie has departed one of her homes.  [more]

  • Insurance for your down payment coming soon

    Premiums are expected to average $1,200 on a 10% deposit on a $200K house
    October 09, 2015 11:00AM By Kenneth Harney
    Ken Harney

    Kenneth Harney

    When you put down thousands of dollars to purchase a home, you’re taking a potentially serious financial risk: You could lose some or all of that money if the value of the house declines or a job transfer, illness or other life event forces you to sell the property during a dip in market demand.

    But would you be willing to pay an insurer a one-time premium to protect your down payment against loss? There’s never been such an option — so you can’t be sure. But beginning next January that’s likely to change with the projected nationwide rollout of something called “+Plus by ValueInsured.” [more]

  • Azure crane owner denied license reinstatement

    James Lomma "demonstrated poor moral character": judge
    October 09, 2015 10:36AM
    James Lomma Azure

    The Azure crane collapse (inset: James Lomma)

    Crane mogul James Lomma’s equipment won’t be hoisting or rigging anything any time soon.

    A Queens judge slapped down the New York Crane and Equipment Corporation owner’s attempt to force the Department of Buildings to renew his hoisting-machine operator and master-rigger licenses.

    Justice Allan Weiss said that Lomma had “demonstrated poor moral character.” [more]

  • The Closing: Albert Behler

    The Paramount CEO on boarding school, nepotism and dinner with Leonardo da Vinci
    October 09, 2015 10:01AM By E.B. Solomont
    Albert Behler

    Albert Behler

    From the October issue: Albert Behler is chairman, president and CEO of Paramount Group, a Midtown-based office landlord that owns 10.4 million square feet of real estate nationwide, including several trophy properties in Manhattan such as 1633 Broadway and 712 Fifth Avenue. Founded in 1978 by German businessman Werner Otto, Paramount raised $2.6 billion last year in a public offering — the largest ever for a U.S. real estate investment trust. [more]