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Nightingale's Elie Schwartz and Madison's Brian Shatz (Whale Square)

Nightingale buys Whale Square in Sunset Park for $84M

Madison Realty Capital has parted with its industrial-to-office conversion in Sunset Park. Nightingale Properties paid $84 million for the...

Nightingale buys Whale Square in Sunset Park for $84M
Guo Wengui and the Sherry-Netherland penthouse at 781 Fifth Avenue (Photos via Wikipedia Commons; Getty Images and Douglas Elliman)

Ensconced in the penthouse and entangled in lawsuits

During an expansive chat a couple of years ago from his Sherry-Netherland penthouse, exiled Chinese real estate mogul Guo...

Ensconced in the penthouse and entangled in lawsuits
107 Chambers Street and Allison and Frederick Thompson (Google Maps, Tribeca Health & Fitness) 

Another fitness studio in Manhattan goes belly-up

An independently owned gym in Lower Manhattan has fallen victim to Covid-19, joining a long list of businesses ravaged...

Another fitness studio in Manhattan goes belly-up
Chicago’s once thriving office market languishes in recession (iStock)

Chicago’s once booming office market is just trying to hang on

Lisa Davidson vividly remembers the freezing temperature that numbed her toes one winter day several years ago as she...

Chicago’s once booming office market is just trying to hang on
AIG CEO Brian Duperreault and Brooklyn Navy Yard project, with Andrew Joblon and 980 East 149th Street (Turnbridge, Brooklyn Navy Yard)

These were the top outer-borough loans in September

The average size of the top 10 outer-borough loans in September was significantly smaller compared to previous months. The...

These were the top outer-borough loans in September
TRD's Erik Engquist and MTA Chief Development Officer Janno Lieber 

MTA development chief: Capital budget will be “cannibalized” without federal aid

Janno Lieber kicked off the year eager to get started on an unprecedented $54 billion worth of capital projects...

MTA development chief: Capital budget will be “cannibalized” without federal aid
From left: 28 Liberty Street with AIG CEO Brian Duperreault and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg with a rendering of the Farley Post Office building redevelopment (Getty Images, SOM)

Manhattan office leasing could hit lowest level of this century

Manhattan’s office market continues to slump. In the third quarter, deals were inked for 4.81 million square feet of...

Manhattan office leasing could hit lowest level of this century
Retail bankruptcies are on pace to surpass those filed in 2010, while store closings have already passed those from 2019, according to a report (Getty)

Retail bankruptcies on pace to rival 2010: report

It’s been a difficult year for retailers, and things may get worse before they get better: The number of...

Retail bankruptcies on pace to rival 2010: report
A rendering of 121 Morgan Avenue in Bushwick and Benefit Street Partners’ managing director Micah Goodman (Photos via EXR; Benefit Street Partners)

Brooklyn developer duo hit with foreclosure lawsuit

UPDATE, Sept. 30 2020, 2 p.m.: Brooklyn developers Joseph Brunner and Abe Mandel are caught in a foreclosure lawsuit...

Brooklyn developer duo hit with foreclosure lawsuit
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New York’s law firm leasing volume down by 45%: report

New York City typically leads the nation in leasing demand from law firms, but as with many other things,...

New York’s law firm leasing volume down by 45%: report

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