The August issue is now online

August 01, 2012 06:00PM

The Real Deal‘s August issue is now live!

The dog days of August have arrived and in this month’s issue we cover all things related to summer and real estate. Reporter Katherine Clarke brings you up to speed on where NYC’s big real estate players — from Dottie Herman and Elizabeth Stribling to Jeff Sutton and John Catsimatidis — own vacation homes. For many, the East End isn’t nearly far enough of a get-away. But for brokers and developers with a laser focus on the Hamptons market, this month’s issue offers a ranking of the top East End brokerages, led by the Corcoran Group, and the top 10 priciest sales of the year.

Back in the city, we examine how residential brokerages are quantifying the results of costly digital makeovers, and look at the biggest winners and losers in the wake of Vornado’s big retail condo buy at 666 Fifth Avenue.

We also look at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s real estate connections.

Finally, in our Closing interview with top Hamptons broker Harald Grant of Sotheby’s International Realty, we learn about his Norwegian origins, his modeling career and how his ex-wife helped get him into the real estate business.

To see the complete issue, click here, or on the “Magazine” tab at the top of the website. — TRD