Articles by Sylvia Varnham O’Regan

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and a rendering of the Davie Industrial Center and the Edgeworth Building (above) in North Carolina (Getty, Google Maps, Davie Industrial Center)

The postmaster general is a real estate player

When it comes to real estate, Louis DeJoy isn’t mailing it in. Since he took over as postmaster general...

The postmaster general is a real estate player
Churchill Real Estate Holdings’ Justin Ehrlich (iStock)

Churchill Real Estate lines up $2B investment for residential lending

Churchill Real Estate has secured $2 billion to provide debt on residential real estate. The capital, raised from institutional...

Churchill Real Estate lines up $2B investment for residential lending
News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch (Murdoch by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images; Pixabay)

Move Inc. revenues drop as Realtor.com traffic climbs

Move Inc., the company that runs Realtor.com, saw a drop in revenues last quarter, as parent company News Corp....

Move Inc. revenues drop as Realtor.com traffic climbs
The median home price also increased to $295,300 (iStock)

National home sales jump 20% in June

Home sales increased at a record rate in June, signalling a rebound after three months of decline. Data from the National Association of Realtors shows that sales of existing homes across four major regions...

National home sales jump 20% in June
Real estate is acknowledging its diversity problem. Now what?

Real estate is acknowledging its diversity problem. Now what?

The protest movement that swept the globe in the wake of George Floyd’s death put corporate America under a...

Real estate is acknowledging its diversity problem. Now what?
Nelson Mills, Columbia Property Trust and Susan Freeman, Mishcon de Reya

Flexible leases, greater services: Covid accelerates shifts in office market

In the office market, the pandemic has proved the “great accelerator.” That’s according to Susan Freeman, a London-based partner...

Flexible leases, greater services: Covid accelerates shifts in office market
Two ex-WeWork employees have sued the company over allegations of race and gender discrimination (Getty)

‘WeWorking while Black’: Ex-employees allege racial discrimination

WeWork’s former head of diversity and inclusion has accused the co-working company of underpaying minority employees and keeping them...

‘WeWorking while Black’: Ex-employees allege racial discrimination
HelloOffice CEO Justin Bedecarre

HelloOffice raises $20M in Series A funding

San Francisco–based HelloOffice has raised $20 million in Series A funding. The commercial brokerage, which brands itself as “technology-powered,” will use the funding to invest in its property search and management platform, according to...

HelloOffice raises $20M in Series A funding
From left: Onay Payne, Jim Simmons, Margaret Anadu and Tammy Jones (Payne by Emily Assiran)

‘Your pedigree is always questioned’: Black real estate execs push for change

From blatant racism to more subtle microaggressions, the predominantly white real estate industry can be an isolating place for...

‘Your pedigree is always questioned’: Black real estate execs push for change
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky (Getty, iStock)

Airbnb agrees to give listing info to New York City

After more than a decade of war over home-rental listings, Airbnb and New York City have come to terms....

Airbnb agrees to give listing info to New York City
Stephen Ross and Hudson Yards (Getty, iStock)

Related halts payments to Hudson Yards EB-5 investors

Related Companies, one of the EB-5 program’s biggest proponents, is halting payments to such investors in Hudson Yards because...

Related halts payments to Hudson Yards EB-5 investors
Rodrigo Niño (Credit: Prodigy Network)

Real estate crowdfunding pioneer Rodrigo Niño dies

Rodrigo Niño, who went from selling condos at Trump Soho to founding a high-profile New York crowdfunding platform, has...

Real estate crowdfunding pioneer Rodrigo Niño dies
News Corp CEO Robert Thomson (Credit: Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

News Corp.’s digital real estate revenue slides

News Corporation’s digital real estate services took a hit last quarter, with earnings down and CEO Robert Thomson signaling...

News Corp.’s digital real estate revenue slides
RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos (Credit: Facebook)

RE/MAX ready for “full brunt” of pandemic: CEO

The future is bright, but the second quarter won’t be. That was the mix of cautious optimism and realism...

RE/MAX ready for “full brunt” of pandemic: CEO
From left: Knotel CEO Amol Sarva, Industrious CEO Jamie Hodari and Convene CEO Ryan Simonetti (Credit: Sarva via Sasha Maslov; Hodari via Rethink Events; Simonetti via Convene)

“We’re going to have to redesign everything”: Flex-office heads discuss industry’s survival

UPDATED, April 23, 2020, 6:25 pm: When we finally leave our apartments, pale and scruffy after months at home, what will going back to...

“We’re going to have to redesign everything”: Flex-office heads discuss industry’s survival
Future of co-working in peril as financial issues and member disputes mount. (Illustration by The Real Deal)

Co-working firms are still open. For some tenants, it’s a deal breaker.

Mark Macias took space at a WeWork office on Fifth Avenue “before anyone knew what WeWork was” — growing...

Co-working firms are still open. For some tenants, it’s a deal breaker.
Photo illustration of the statue at the entrance of the Waldorf Astoria

Waldorf Astoria makes a big gamble in New York

At a launch event for the refurbished Waldorf Astoria in early March, Douglas Elliman sales director Dan Tubb stood...

Waldorf Astoria makes a big gamble in New York
Airbnb announces relief package. Some hosts say it’s not enough

Airbnb announces relief package. Some hosts say it’s not enough

Once again, Airbnb is in damage control. After facing backlash from hosts for changing its cancellation policy in response...

Airbnb announces relief package. Some hosts say it’s not enough
Clockwise from top left: Halstead’s Diane Ramirez, Douglas Elliman’s Howard Lorber, Corcoran Group’s Pam Liebman and Brown Harris Stevens’ Bess Freedman (Credit: Getty Images; iStock)

Tension lingers over showings as brokerage chiefs navigate pandemic

Leaders of four major brokerages say they are united in their efforts to navigate their businesses through a devastating...

Tension lingers over showings as brokerage chiefs navigate pandemic
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky (Photo by Mike Cohen/Getty Images for The New York Times)

Airbnb calls for federal aid as hosts voice anger over policy changes

Airbnb’s business model relies on making both hosts and guests happy, but the startup is facing pushback from both...

Airbnb calls for federal aid as hosts voice anger over policy changes
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