Articles by Tom DiChristopher

The Real Deal plunged into FEC filings and created a searchable table with the biggest contributors in the industry (iStock)

See where real estate is writing checks with TRD’s political donations tool

Real estate is dropping major cheddar on politics this election cycle. As of Sept. 21 — when campaign funds...

See where real estate is writing checks with TRD’s political donations tool
Why Chinese insurers could be next big NYC property buyers

Why Chinese insurers could be next big NYC property buyers

When the Chinese government allowed the country’s insurers to invest more money in foreign real estate in 2012, China hands...

Why Chinese insurers could be next big NYC property buyers
5 factors that could impact Chinese property investment in NYC

5 factors that could impact Chinese property investment in NYC

As Chinese property developers and investors look to generate bigger profits by looking beyond their local markets, questions have...

5 factors that could impact Chinese property investment in NYC
Will Zeckendorfs get a record $130M for 520 Park penthouse?

Will Zeckendorfs get a record $130M for 520 Park penthouse?

Earlier this week, Zeckendorf Development announced that it would seek $130 million for the penthouse triplex at its 520...

Will Zeckendorfs get a record $130M for 520 Park penthouse?
Hudson Realty sells Kew Gardens Hills portfolio for $216M

Hudson Realty sells Kew Gardens Hills portfolio for $216M

UPDATED, Sept. 25, 12:18 p.m.: Hudson Realty sold a large portfolio of apartment buildings in Kew Gardens Hills for...

Hudson Realty sells Kew Gardens Hills portfolio for $216M
Real estate pros: Pied-à-terre tax would slam market

Real estate pros: Pied-à-terre tax would slam market

UPDATED, Sept. 24, 6:37 p.m.: This week, State Senator Brad Hoylman indicated he plans to introduce legislation that would levy...

Real estate pros: Pied-à-terre tax would slam market
Ryan Serhant on movie role: Another way to win clients

Ryan Serhant on movie role: Another way to win clients

“Million Dollar Listing New York” co-star and Nest Seekers International broker Ryan Serhant originally moved to New York to...

Ryan Serhant on movie role: Another way to win clients
“Rat Castle” no more: sales set to launch at 179 Ludlow Street

“Rat Castle” no more: sales set to launch at 179 Ludlow Street

Sales are finally set to launch soon at the long-stalled 179 Ludlow Street.

“Rat Castle” no more: sales set to launch at 179 Ludlow Street
Ex-Corcoran agents launch boutique Hamptons brokerage

Ex-Corcoran agents launch boutique Hamptons brokerage

Brother brokers and former Corcoran agents Zachary and Cody Vichinsky have struck out on their own with Bespoke Real...

Ex-Corcoran agents launch boutique Hamptons brokerage
170 Flatbush Avenue

Brooklyn’s fast-growing retail strips flirt with records

Rent along some of Brooklyn’s most attractive retail strips is testing old boundaries and, in some cases, hitting new...

Brooklyn’s fast-growing retail strips flirt with records
Agent count rising ever higher — particularly in Brooklyn, Queens

Agent count rising ever higher — particularly in Brooklyn, Queens

The ranks of licensed real estate salespeople in New York City is getting larger. And based on recent data,...

Agent count rising ever higher — particularly in Brooklyn, Queens
Failed hedge fund founder finds buyer for Carnegie Hill co-op

Failed hedge fund founder finds buyer for Carnegie Hill co-op

The founder of collapsed hedge fund FX Concepts, John Read Taylor, has found a buyer for his Carnegie Hill...

Failed hedge fund founder finds buyer for Carnegie Hill co-op
These 6 Chinese real estate titans are snapping up NYC property

These 6 Chinese real estate titans are snapping up NYC property

The size of recent investments from Chinese firms and individuals in New York real estate has commanded headlines. Generally...

These 6 Chinese real estate titans are snapping up NYC property
Ilan Bracha plans changes to Williamsburg condo

Ilan Bracha plans changes to Williamsburg condo

Building permits filed with the city last week reveal some changes to previously reported plans for B+B Capital’s 30-unit...

Ilan Bracha plans changes to Williamsburg condo
9 noteworthy real estate projects in Gowanus

9 noteworthy real estate projects in Gowanus

The Gowanus Canal might be a superfund site, but developers and tenants are flocking to the neighborhood that bears...

9 noteworthy real estate projects in Gowanus
Adellco enters crowded market with Chelsea condo building

Adellco enters crowded market with Chelsea condo building

A new high-end condominium building is slated to rise at 209 West 14th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues. Real...

Adellco enters crowded market with Chelsea condo building
Boerum Hill lot goes for $18M

Boerum Hill lot goes for $18M

A Boerum Hill corner lot at Atlantic Avenue and Nevins Street sold for $18 million, according to city property records filed this week. The buyer is an LLC registered to Avery Hall Investments, a real...

Boerum Hill lot goes for $18M
TIAA-CREF buys SL Green’s 2 Herald Square stake for $365M

TIAA-CREF buys SL Green’s 2 Herald Square stake for $365M

The large retirement investment firm TIAA-CREF is the buyer in a $365 million deal to acquire the leased fee interest...

TIAA-CREF buys SL Green’s 2 Herald Square stake for $365M
Luxury housing sparks retail along Brooklyn’s 4th Avenue

Luxury housing sparks retail along Brooklyn’s 4th Avenue

As luxury rental and condo buildings continue to sprout along Brooklyn’s Fourth Avenue, demand for ground-level space along the strip...

Luxury housing sparks retail along Brooklyn’s 4th Avenue
271 West 125th Street rendering

Residential conversion planned near Apollo Theater

Permits have been filed with the Department of Buildings to convert three floors of commercial office space at the...

Residential conversion planned near Apollo Theater
Related to build nearly 50 condos at Tribeca development site

Related to build nearly 50 condos at Tribeca development site

The Related Companies’ Tribeca project at the site of the former Ponte family restaurant will be a 152,000 square-foot...

Related to build nearly 50 condos at Tribeca development site
Hello Living heads south to East Flatbush in latest project

Hello Living heads south to East Flatbush in latest project

Eli Karp’s Hello Living, one of Brooklyn’s most active developers, filed permits with the Department of Buildings to construct...

Hello Living heads south to East Flatbush in latest project
What’s behind de Blasio’s plan to revamp Downtown Brooklyn?

What’s behind de Blasio’s plan to revamp Downtown Brooklyn?

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration released a proposal today calling for a new series of improvement projects for Downtown Brooklyn....

What’s behind de Blasio’s plan to revamp Downtown Brooklyn?
9 companies getting tax breaks for setting up shop in NYC

9 companies getting tax breaks for setting up shop in NYC

Earlier this month, VICE announced it would move into a new 60,000-square-foot space in Williamsburg as it sought to house...

9 companies getting tax breaks for setting up shop in NYC
Crumbs’ abrupt exit leaves questions for landlords

Crumbs’ abrupt exit leaves questions for landlords

Workers weren’t the only ones shocked when Crumbs Bake Shop decided to shut down all of its locations on Monday....

Crumbs’ abrupt exit leaves questions for landlords
New age brokerage applies age-old methods to house hunting

New age brokerage applies age-old methods to house hunting

Not everyone can afford a condo in the built-for-wellness Delos Living building, where more than 50 facets of the...

New age brokerage applies age-old methods to house hunting
TF Cornerstone leases up retail at LIC development

TF Cornerstone leases up retail at LIC development

The more than 30,000 square feet of retail space at TF Cornerstone’s East Coast development in Long Island City...

TF Cornerstone leases up retail at LIC development
Elliman’s Eklund Gomes team to market Modern 19

Elliman’s Eklund Gomes team to market Modern 19

Developer Erez Itzhaki tapped Douglas Elliman’s Eklund Gomes team to exclusively market his boutique condo building, Modern 19 at...

Elliman’s Eklund Gomes team to market Modern 19
REBNY to integrate IDX into its listing service

REBNY to integrate IDX into its listing service

The Real Estate Board of New York will adopt a widely used web marketing tool that makes it easier...

REBNY to integrate IDX into its listing service
Flipper Janna Bullock faces foreclosure on UES townhouses

Flipper Janna Bullock faces foreclosure on UES townhouses

Manhattan socialite and noted mansion flipper Janna Bullock has been accused of money laundering, defrauding Cypriot banks and organizing...

Flipper Janna Bullock faces foreclosure on UES townhouses
Long Island City braces for coming condo wave

Long Island City braces for coming condo wave

A panel of residential experts discussed yesterday a number of areas where Long Island City has room for improvement. One...

Long Island City braces for coming condo wave
REBNY adds another listings program to its platform

REBNY adds another listings program to its platform

The Real Estate Board of New York has agreed to plug another third-party data system into the association’s existing...

REBNY adds another listings program to its platform
Extell begins to reveal its hand on Third Avenue project

Extell begins to reveal its hand on Third Avenue project

Extell Development appears to be moving forward with development of a Third Avenue block between 94th and 95th streets....

Extell begins to reveal its hand on Third Avenue project
Two Midtown East retail condos sell for $35M

Two Midtown East retail condos sell for $35M

Two ground floor retail condominiums in the high-rise at 451 Lexington Street sold for $35 million, property records show....

Two Midtown East retail condos sell for $35M
Is it time to give up on the housing recovery?

Is it time to give up on the housing recovery?

The Mortgage Bankers Association reported yesterday that mortgage credit improved again in May, with the MBA’s mortgage credit availability index...

Is it time to give up on the housing recovery?
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