Transwestern CEO speaks about New York City expansion, leases increase for top 1 percent of apartment market … and more

February 21, 2011 05:04PM

1. CEO of Houston-based real estate firm Transwestern speaks about New York City expansion [Houston Chronicle] 

2. Strong season ahead for Hamptons market, brokers say [Post] 

3. Community board 11 wants say in NYCHA land development in East Harlem [DNAinfo] 

4. Real estate markets nationwide are seeing a surge in foreign buyers [WSJ] 

5. Five Guys Burger is close to opening in Morningside Heights [Harlem Bespoke] 

6. Conservatives are backing Donald Trump for presidential candidate in 2012 [NYDN] 

7. Number of new leases increase for top 1 percent of market, or units renting at more than $15,000 per month [Post] 

8. StreetEasy.com looking for new office space [NYO]
9. Allstate sues Citigroup and Deutsche Bank for causing losses by hiding the risks on more than $385 million of mortgage securities [CNBC] 

10. Crescendo Partners hedge fund moving to Kaufman’s 777 Third Avenue [NYO] 

11. Home builders will likely lose money in first three months of year, analysts say [Reuters] 

12. Solar, New York’s first carbon natural building, to rise along the East River at 23rd Street [DNAinfo]
13. $10,000-a-night presidential suite at the Waldorf=Astoria requires background check [NYDN] 

14. Burger pub to replace shuttered Blarney Stone bar on Fulton Street [DNAinfo]