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Stephen Meister: The underdog’s lawyer

This story was originally published in November 2017. Over his 25-year career in New York real estate litigation, Stephen...

Stephen Meister: The underdog’s lawyer
The rise of the anonymous LLC

The rise of the anonymous LLC

For more than four years, nobody knew who bought the only $100 million apartment in Manhattan. Real estate agents and architects who worked with the buyer were all sworn to secrecy, according to the...

The rise of the anonymous LLC
The rise of the anonymous LLC: Tracing the history of the favorite property investment vehicle

The rise of the anonymous LLC: Tracing the history of the favorite property investment vehicle

For more than four years, nobody knew who bought the only $100 million apartment in Manhattan. Real estate agents and architects who worked with...

The rise of the anonymous LLC: Tracing the history of the favorite property investment vehicle
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New York’s McMansions are definitely not dying

National Drive in Mill Basin, Brooklyn, is a museum of late-20th-century suburban hodgepodge: A modest colonial here, a questionable...

New York’s McMansions are definitely not dying
How investors are squeezing profits from shared housing

How investors are squeezing profits from shared housing

It seems co-living is finally coming of age. The problem is how to scale. The high-end communal housing model...

How investors are squeezing profits from shared housing
Can real estate lobby the left?

Can real estate lobby the left?

Cocktail hour at the “Liar’s Ball” — the Real Estate Board of New York’s annual gala — is all about being seen. Brokers and developers float to and from the open bar, pose for...

Can real estate lobby the left?
For developers who love the old 421a, stalled construction sites are ripe for the picking

For developers who love the old 421a, stalled construction sites are ripe for the picking

Four years ago, New York developers were on the verge of losing a privilege they had come to expect...

For developers who love the old 421a, stalled construction sites are ripe for the picking
Eight of Kushner’s Manhattan buildings are illegally occupied, Ritchie Torres investigation finds

Eight of Kushner’s Manhattan buildings are illegally occupied, Ritchie Torres investigation finds

UPDATED, March 20, 12:20 p.m.: The Kushner family real estate company is operating eight East Village rental buildings illegally, Bronx Councilmember Ritchie Torres alleged at...

Eight of Kushner’s Manhattan buildings are illegally occupied, Ritchie Torres investigation finds
The Collective acquires Paper Factory Hotel in Queens

The Collective acquires Paper Factory Hotel in Queens

London-based co-living company the Collective has purchased the 125-key Paper Factory Hotel in Long Island City, the company announced...

The Collective acquires Paper Factory Hotel in Queens
DA Vance indicts Manafort on pardon-proof mortgage fraud charges

DA Vance indicts Manafort on pardon-proof mortgage fraud charges

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was indicted in Manhattan on Wednesday on mortgage fraud charges, the same day...

DA Vance indicts Manafort on pardon-proof mortgage fraud charges

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