National January 2022 Issue


The Closing: Todd Michael Glaser

Development is brain damage, at any budget. So if you’re signing up for it, says Todd Michael Glaser, you might as well aim for the stratosphere. “The problem is, to build a three-bedroom, two bath, $400,000 house and build a $200 million house, every part, every moving part, is the same — it’s just more money,” Glaser said. “So why would I choose to build a $400,000 house 400 times… [more]

Tech firms’ housing pledges come up short
San Francisco

Tech firms’ housing pledges come up short

Two years after Apple, Google, and Meta vowed to spend $4.5 billion to create more than 40,000 new homes...

Tech firms’ housing pledges come up short
Five industry priorities for Eric Adams

Five industry priorities for Eric Adams

Real estate backed Eric Adams, in large part, for his pro-business, tough-on-crime approach.  A former New York City Police Department captain, Adams campaigned on the idea that he was best equipped to prioritize public...

Five industry priorities for Eric Adams
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Miami

The lowdown on South Florida’s high end

Nelson Gonzalez’s first inkling that the South Florida housing market was lurching forward came from listing a waterfront Miami Beach mansion for $20.4 million in late 2020. “I realized we were in for a...

The lowdown on South Florida’s high end
Mohamed Hadid’s last stand
Los Angeles

Mohamed Hadid’s last stand

For a property that once generated headlines around the world, the sale — when it finally came — landed with a whimper.  On an afternoon in early December, from an airy county courthouse in...

Mohamed Hadid’s last stand
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National

Cashed out: Nonwhite homeowners denied access to refi bonanza

What’s a whitewash worth? In the case of Indiana homeowner Carlette Duffy, about $150,000. For Marin County, California, couple...

Cashed out: Nonwhite homeowners denied access to refi bonanza
Distress grows in Chicago’s hotel and office markets
Chicago

Distress grows in Chicago’s hotel and office markets

Call it capitulation, with a capital C for Chicago. Owners of distressed hotels and office buildings, weary of waiting...

Distress grows in Chicago’s hotel and office markets
Lake Tahoe feels the heat
San Francisco

Lake Tahoe feels the heat

Working 12-hour days in San Francisco, Jaqui Braver’s thoughts often drifted to the mountain villa she was building in Lake Tahoe, where she pictured herself skiing powdery snow and breathing Alpine air. This past...

Lake Tahoe feels the heat

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