World on fire: Brokering deals at ‘Burning Man’

By Vanessa Weiman | April 18, 2012 04:00PM

From the April issue: Some view it as an art-filled escape from reality; others, a massive party. Either way, the annual Burning Man festival doesn’t usually bring to mind the words “real estate.”

But the event, which attracts more than 50,000 people to the Nevada desert every August, is drawing a growing group of New York attendees, including real estate pros. And some say it builds bonds that can lead to business relationships. [more]