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David Schwartz (Photos by Emily Assiran)

The Closing: David Schwartz

David Schwartz is a principal and co-founder of Slate Property Group, the real estate development and investment firm that has been at the center of several headline transactions. The Manhattan-based company, which has been...

The Closing: David Schwartz
Your friendly neighborhood retail store couldn’t be happier to welcome you back (iStock)

Small Talk: Welcome back shoppers! Everything is going to be fine!

Hi there, and thanks so much for coming to shop at Crazy Charlie’s Discount Clothing! If I seem incredibly...

Small Talk: Welcome back shoppers! Everything is going to be fine!
Brookfield CEO Brian Kingston

Brian Kingston on Brookfield’s long game

It’s been an especially busy few months for Canadian investment giant Brookfield, which is upping its bets on everything from struggling chain stores to distressed real estate. Brian Kingston, CEO of Brookfield Property Partners,...

Brian Kingston on Brookfield’s long game
Tech giants Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Google and Netflix have inked massive new office leases across the country in recent years. How much could the pandemic change that? (iStock)

Is Covid taking the T out of TAMI?

For those in the very physical world of commercial real estate, recent news from one of the internet’s largest companies has been hard to swallow. Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement that many of Facebook’s 48,000 employees...

Is Covid taking the T out of TAMI?
Matthew James (Credit: ABC)

First black “Bachelor” for ABC comes from real estate world

The newest “Bachelor” isn’t just the first black man to hold the role in ABC series history. He also...

First black “Bachelor” for ABC comes from real estate world
Tech giants Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Google and Netflix have inked massive new office leases across the country in recent years. How much could the pandemic change that? (iStock)

Is Covid taking the T out of TAMI?

For those in the very physical world of commercial real estate, recent news from one of the internet’s largest companies has been hard to swallow. Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement that many of Facebook’s 48,000 employees...

Is Covid taking the T out of TAMI?
Part Two: Brookfield’s Brian Kingston on Manhattan West, Lever House and working from home

Part Two: Brookfield’s Brian Kingston on Manhattan West, Lever House and working from home

Brookfield’s Brian Kingston is not a fan of working from home, and believes most others share the feeling. In part two of his interview...

Part Two: Brookfield’s Brian Kingston on Manhattan West, Lever House and working from home
Brookfield CEO Brian Kingston

Brookfield’s Brian Kingston on the firm’s mall strategy, $5B retail relief plan and response to George Floyd protests

UPDATED, June 4, 10:31 a.m.: Brookfield has been in the news a lot since the pandemic hit. The global investment giant’s private equity firm...

Brookfield’s Brian Kingston on the firm’s mall strategy, $5B retail relief plan and response to George Floyd protests
Pier 1 CEO Robert Riesbeck (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Cast away: Pier 1 to liquidate assets, shutter business

Pier 1 Imports’ plan to sell the home decor company has turned into a plan to shut down, becoming...

Cast away: Pier 1 to liquidate assets, shutter business
Zillow CEO Rich Barton (Credit: Barton by  Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch; iStock)

Zillow relaunches iBuying program

Zillow is relaunching its instant homebuying program, making it the latest iBuyer to resume operations. The listings portal — which in recent years made a big bet on homebuying — announced Monday that it...

Zillow relaunches iBuying program
The Real Deal’s latest humor column sums up every earnings call in the coronavirus age.

Small Talk: Every First Quarter Earnings Call

Hi, everyone, and thank you for joining us on our first-quarter earnings call. Hopefully, you’ve all received our hastily...

Small Talk: Every First Quarter Earnings Call
A new study found that almost nine in 10 households have paid at least some rent in May (Credit: iStock)

Almost 90% of renters have made payments in May: report

Nearly 9 in 10 apartment households had paid at least some May rent as of Wednesday, according to the...

Almost 90% of renters have made payments in May: report
Brookfield's Bruce Flatt

Brookfield makes a full-court press on distress

Count Brookfield Asset Management among the growing number of distressed-debt evangelists. “This is one of the great environments, possibly,...

Brookfield makes a full-court press on distress
Brookfield Property Partners CEO Brian Kingston and two of Brookfield's largest retail assets, Ala Moana Center in Hawaii and Oakbrook Center in Illinois (Credit: Brookfield; iStock)

Behind Brookfield’s critical Covid moment

Brookfield Asset Management is taking a bold step in the thick of the Covid-19 crisis. The Canadian real estate giant is looking to invest $5 billion in retail companies hit hard by the pandemic,...

Behind Brookfield’s critical Covid moment
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank CEO Barry Gosin (Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for BenchMarks)

Newmark profit down, revenue up

Newmark Group’s first-quarter profit fell 52 percent from a year ago even as revenue grew, said the company, which operates commercial real estate advisory firm Newmark Knight Frank, Thursday morning. Revenue for the quarter...

Newmark profit down, revenue up
Sam Zell and Mark Parrell headshots (Credit: John Lamparski/Getty Images, iStock)

What Sam Zell is offering renters to keep occupancy rates high

Sam Zell’s Equity Residential had a collection rate of about 97 percent for April despite widespread concerns that tenants...

What Sam Zell is offering renters to keep occupancy rates high
Equity Commonwealth's Sam Zell and David Helfand (Credit: Equity Commonwealth)

Sam Zell’s office REIT won’t commit to a specific coronavirus strategy just yet

Sam Zell’s Equity Commonwealth has not had many problems collecting rent so far, but the company was very light...

Sam Zell’s office REIT won’t commit to a specific coronavirus strategy just yet
Saks Fifth Avenue at 611 5th Avenue in New York (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

Retailer Hudson’s Bay pink-slips 500 NYC employees

UPDATED, 5:54 p.m. April 30: Hudson’s Bay Company, the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue, will lay off 507 New...

Retailer Hudson’s Bay pink-slips 500 NYC employees
Parkmerced

3,000-unit SF complex seeks forbearance on nearly $1B loan

UPDATED, 1:40 p.m. April 23:Maximus Real Estate Partners has requested debt forbearance on a $955 million loan for its...

3,000-unit SF complex seeks forbearance on nearly $1B loan
Cushman & Wakefield CEO Brett White

Cushman’s Brett White taking 25% salary cut

The growing list of real estate executives taking pay cuts amid the pandemic now includes Cushman & Wakefield CEO...

Cushman’s Brett White taking 25% salary cut
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