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  • National market report

    September 06, 2012 05:30PM

    Chicago Skyline

    From the September issue: In our monthly roundup of real estate news from across the nation, The Real Deal leads with on one of the largest office leases ever signed in Chicago at the former Sears Tower. The report also includes details on the largest office building sale in Miami since 2008 and Amtrak’s proposal for a $7 billion expansion of Washington, D.C.’s Union Station. On the residential side, we have news on Michael Phelps selling his Baltimore home, Bill Koch building an Old West-style town in Colorado, David Schwimmer selling his Los Angeles estate for $8.9 million and more. Click here to read the entire report.

  • A discrimination lawsuit against the Chetrits, one of city’s most powerful and secretive real estate families, has been settled just a few days before it was set to go to trial.

    The suit, which essentially accused the Chetrit Group of firing an employee because he was insufficiently Jewish, was dismissed yesterday, according to a spokesperson for Judge Harold Baer of the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York.

    Opening arguments had been set for Monday morning. Details of the settlement were not immediately available.

    As The Real Deal previously reported, the suit was brought by former employee Les Kramsky, who is Jewish. In the suit, Kramsky claims that Joseph Chetrit, the firm’s managing member and an Orthodox Jew, hired Kramsky because he thought Kramsky, too, was Orthodox, which is a strict interpretation of the religion. … [more]