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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
Heirs unapparent: How RE firms plan — or don’t — for futures without the founder

Heirs unapparent: How RE firms plan — or don’t — for futures without the founder

One of the main criticisms of the 2020 presidential race could apply to the New York real estate industry...

Heirs unapparent: How RE firms plan — or don’t — for futures without the founder
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
From left: Pam Liebman, Young Woo and Benjamin Brafman (Illustration by Paul Kisselev)

Real estate bigwigs on their minimum wage days

It’s hard to forget a first job, whether it was scooping ice cream, waiting tables or selling knives door-to-door....

Real estate bigwigs on their minimum wage days
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!
SL Green CEO Marc Holliday with 220 East 42nd Street and 103-105 MacDougal Street (Google Maps)

SL Green’s condo sales at Daily News building lead mid-market deals

The $10 million to $30 million sector of New York’s investment sales market saw two deals last week, including...

SL Green’s condo sales at Daily News building lead mid-market deals
(Illustration by Daniel Castro Maia)

How much bigger can Brookfield get?

You don’t become the city’s biggest commercial landlord without taking some big risks. Buying malls when everyone says brick-and-mortar retail is dying. Building a megaproject in the South Bronx where other developers still fear...

How much bigger can Brookfield get?
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?
Brad Lander, Bill de Blasio and Gowanus (Getty)

Group launches campaign to save Gowanus rezoning

The city’s Gowanus rezoning may be on life support, but one pro-development group is working to revive it. Open...

Group launches campaign to save Gowanus rezoning
1300 Flushing Avenue (Google Maps)

Bushwick office building trades for $44M, sign of life for i-sales market

Transition Acquisitions has purchased a six-story office building on Flushing Avenue in Bushwick for $44 million. The property at...

Bushwick office building trades for $44M, sign of life for i-sales market
From left: Steven Spinola, Veronica Hackett and Joseph Beninati (Illustrations by Paul Kisselev)

Where are they now? Real estate figures who seem to have vanished

Real estate is a famously fickle industry. Today’s good investment can become tomorrow’s cautionary tale in the blink of...

Where are they now? Real estate figures who seem to have vanished
154 Underhill Avenue and 561 Pacific Street in Brooklyn (Courtesy StreetEasy, 561 Pacific)

Brooklyn luxury market sees seven deals for second week in a row

Brooklyn’s luxury market is inching its way back to normalcy: It just had its second week in a row...

Brooklyn luxury market sees seven deals for second week in a row
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
125 East 92nd Street and 165 East 179th Street (Corcoran, Google Maps) 

Ved Parkash purchase makes TRD’s mid-market i-sales list

The $10 million to $30 million sector of New York’s investment sales market saw three deals last week, including...

Ved Parkash purchase makes TRD’s mid-market i-sales list
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?
Clockwise from top left: 42-10 27th St, Long Island City; Flatbush Gardens, Brooklyn; and 148-10 and 148-18 Guy R Brewer Boulevard, Queens (Google Maps)

May’s biggest outer-borough loans led by $329M Brooklyn package

Dollar volume for the top-outer borough loans ticked up slightly last month but was still the second lowest total...

May’s biggest outer-borough loans led by $329M Brooklyn package
Ashraf Pahlavi and 29 Beekman Place (Getty, Compass)

Iranian princess’ Midtown palace finally finds a buyer

A townhouse near the United Nations that had been home to the princess of Iran after she fled the...

Iranian princess’ Midtown palace finally finds a buyer
314 Hicks Street and 200 Berkeley Place in Brooklyn (Google Maps; Corcoran)

Brooklyn luxury market has best week since Covid began

New York City officially started reopening Monday, and it appears Brooklyn’s luxury market is on its way back as...

Brooklyn luxury market has best week since Covid began
RXR's Scott Rechler and a rendering of 55-15 Grand Avenue (Getty, RXR Realty)

Amazon’s future Queens warehouse, Robert DeNiro’s film studio among top NYC projects

Queens was king when it came to the largest projects filed for New York City in May. Projects in...

Amazon’s future Queens warehouse, Robert DeNiro’s film studio among top NYC projects
70-32 84th Street and 82-33 Lefferts Boulevard in Queens (Google Maps)

Mid-market investment sales return after week of zero deals

A week after seeing zero mid-market investment sales for the second time since the pandemic took hold, the city’s...

Mid-market investment sales return after week of zero deals
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