May 2019 Issue

Real estate’s surveillance state

The Edge in Amsterdam is widely considered the smartest building in the world. Since the 15-story office property opened four years ago, its 28,000 sensors have collected roughly 55 terabytes of data on everything from the air’s CO2 levels to workers’ daily coffee orders. If that information were stored as music files, it would play continuously for more than 100 years. And the more info the glass-encased building collects, the… [more]

Why real estate is becoming a prime target for hack attacks

IBM’s X-Force — the company’s ethical hacking team — ran a test in 2016 on a property management firm that oversaw 20 buildings nationwide. The “white hat” hackers reportedly probed… [more]

Will Europe raise
the privacy bar?

Since Europe’s data protection law went into effect in May 2018, regulators have received reports of more than 59,000 personal data breaches, a February study … [more]

The sovereign wealth shift

For a good chunk of time, sovereign wealth funds were tripping over themselves to buy trophy Manhattan buildings — from classic prewar Midtown towers to… [more]

Abu Dhabi’s albatross

Two months after the Chrysler Building was put up for sale in January, Aby Rosen, the flashy developer and co-founder of RFR Realty, emerged as the buyer … [more]

Has #MeToo changed real estate?

The sexual misconduct allegations… [more]

Real estate’s reinvention acts

While the #MeToo movement has taken down a slew of high-profile men — from the CEO of CBS, Les Moonves,… [more]

Behind Boston Properties’ outside plays

Boston Properties is riding high… [more]

The 520 Park posse

Zeckendorf Development’s 520 Park Avenue has locked in some of Manhattan’s priciest sales since closings began in September. The 35-unit Robert A.M. … [more]

The Closing: Suri Kasirer

Suri Kasirer is one of New York’s most active lobbyists and often recognized as one of the most powerful women in the city. Her eponymous firm, which … [more]

Keller’s second coming

On a recent early-morning flight to New Orleans, a flight attendant with an acute sense of comedic timing landed a zinger: “I am looking to sell a house, can anyone… [more]

The Keller Williams orbit

In addition to its residential and commercial brokerage business, which The Real Deal wrote about here, Keller Williams has a growing list of other lines of business — both inside… [more]

New York construction’s
heavy lift

Two blocks north of the portion … [more]

Ground-up giants: The city’s 30 leading general contractors

This month, The Real Deal ranked the top 30 general contractors doing ground-up construction work. Check out the chart below: Source: TRD analysis… [more]

Renovation kings: The city’s 30 leading general contractors

This month, The Real Deal ranked the top 30 general contractors doing renovation work. Check out the chart below: Source: TRD analysis of initial … [more]

These are the top GCs building from the ground up in each borough

This month, in addition to ranking the top general contractor firms… [more]

These are the top GCs doing renovation work in each borough

This month, in addition to ranking the top general contractor firms throughout New York City, The Real Deal did a close up on which reno firms dominate in… [more]

MAP: These are the projects permitted within the last year in NYC

Want to keep up with projects being constructed in New York City?… [more]

Real estate’s podcast age

After recording almost an entire season of his podcast, “Hey BK,” in a Bushwick studio, Ofer Cohen decided it was time to invest in his own on-site audio operation…. [more]

Residential market report

Manhattan’s ‘polarized’ market rocks resi developers As new development sales continue to struggle, Manhattan resales are getting a boost. The overall number of sales that closed in the first quarter… [more]

Commercial market report

Manhattan office leasing sets records On the coattails of another strong year for commercial office leasing in Manhattan, the start of 2019 saw 9.07 million… [more]

Editor’s note: A Brave New (York) World

Big Brother is going bricks-and-mortar. In our cover story this month, “Real Estate’s Surveillance State,” reporter Rich Bockmann delves into the tech advances that are taking hold. From new developments… [more]

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