January 2020 Issue

Celebrating 250 issues

From record-setting cycles to the rise and fall of real estate empires, looking back at nearly two decades of milestones and mayhem

It may be hard for some to imagine now, but there was a time when Columbus Circle was gritty, Williamsburg was more Hasidic than hipster and west of 10th Avenue was a no-man’s-land. Over the past 17 years, The Real Deal has churned out 250 issues, chronicling the changing real estate landscape — from the slew of supertalls on Billionaires’ Row to the WeWork saga and everything in between. In… [more]

As the years go by

In the 17 years that The Real Deal has covered New York real estate, both the market and the magazine have experienced big changes. Here are some of them.

The Real Deal has covered New York real estate for 17 years, and in that time, both the market and the magazine have experienced some big changes. Here are a few of them…. [more]

When everything’s Related

The development giant has been in the spotlight for its massive Hudson Yards project, but it’s increasingly moving into new lines of business to hedge against “market fluctuations”

It was the spring of 2014 when… [more]

Managing the rent law aftershocks

Six months after Albany passed its sweeping tenant protections, the city’s multifamily market is feeling the strain

Soon after Albany passed its overhaul of the state’s rent law in June, real … [more]

Loan wolves

As condo sales stall, lenders are growling at developers’ doors

It was one of many signs last year that a growing number of New York City condo developers are on borrowed time. Bank OZK had committed $108 million to finance… [more]

Where are they now?

TRD hunts down some of real estate’s most notable figures who seem to have dropped off the map

Real estate is a famously fickle industry. Today’s good investment can become tomorrow’s cautionary tale… [more]

Triplemint triples down

The venture-backed brokerage is banking on Black Diamond — its predictive analytics platform — to upend the status quo, but predictions on the firm itself are mixed

In a recent episode of “Million Dollar Listing New York,” the show’s newest … [more]

Party politics

Real estate's annual schmoozefest faces a chilly climate

The Real Estate Board of New York’s glitzy annual banquet has always been more than just the highlight of the industry’s social calendar. It’s also an important networking opportunity where… [more]

The Closing: Owen Thomas

The Boston Properties CEO on milking cows, giving last rites to Lehman Brothers and filling the shoes of the legendary Mort Zuckerman

Owen Thomas has served as CEO of Boston Properties since April 2013,… [more]

Editor’s note:
Blood, sweat and fears

They call it “deadline” for a reason. At the end of every month, for the past 250 issues, we’ve raced to close the magazine on time, with the most ambitious… [more]


Co-working is here to stay and growing — despite the SoftBank-backed company’s struggles
Recounting the big breaks and controversies that shaped The Real Deal’s identity
REBNY accuses StreetEasy of “brazen tactics” as tensions between the trade giant and listings site reach a fever pitch
A roundup of news and data on the residential market
A roundup of news and data on the residential market
A roundup of news and data on the commercial market
A roundup of news and data on the commercial market