Las Vegas’ $8.5B luxury development weathers the recession, city’s tourism agency heads for Mexico City … and more

October 17, 2012 08:00AM

1. CityCenter, Las Vegas’ $8.5B luxury development, weathers the recession [NYT]
2. New York City tourism agency to open Mexico City office [NYDN]
3. Following the debate: repealing Dodd-Frank will “make things worse,” New York Times editorial argues [NYT]
4. How architects Goldstein, Hill & West took over the NYC skyline
[NYO]
5. East Hampton landlord accused of allegedly using spy cams to ogle renters [Post]
6. Defunct law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf could be on the hook for $45M, former Midtown landlord says [American Lawyer]
7. Downtown Albany’s 74 State hotel to hit auction block November 5
[Business Journal]
8. State Senator Kenneth LaValle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele push green building tax break in Southampton [Southampton Patch]
9. Is office leasing booming? “Really depends on where you are standing,” says Peter Turchin, executive vice president CBRE [Globe St.]
10. Kristen Stewart buys $2 million L.A. home [NYDN]
11. Blackstone Group doubles $220M investment in assisted-living properties [WSJ, 1st item]
12. Koreatown’s ground-floor retail rents can be 25 Percent Higher Than They Are On Fifth Avenue. [NYT]