National March 2021 Issue


Ranking New York’s top residential brokerages of 2020

Last year, there were no winners — just brokerages that suffered less than the rest. The coronavirus pandemic crippled New York City’s residential real estate market in 2020. Agents were banned from showing homes for nearly an entire quarter, and many wealthy Manhattanites fled the city, wounding an already fragile luxury market. That only made brokerage margins thinner, driving a surge in the M&A activity that has been a hallmark… [more]

The Closing: Gil Dezer
Miami

The Closing: Gil Dezer

Any screenwriter who pitched the character of Gil Dezer to a Hollywood studio would be laughed out of the room. A chain-smoking, gold chain-wearing, foul-mouthed developer who owns the Aston Martin DB5 James Bond...

The Closing: Gil Dezer
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin (Instagram, Compass, iStock/Photo illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)

Inside Compass’ S-1: How it measures the upside of its tech

Compass’ pitch to investors is all about its agents. The company’s S-1 — a prospectus that details its financial...

Inside Compass’ S-1: How it measures the upside of its tech
Miami condo craze returns as developers look to seize the moment
Miami

Miami condo craze returns as developers look to seize the moment

With half the business elite seemingly moving to Miami, South Florida’s residential developers are betting that migration momentum will...

Miami condo craze returns as developers look to seize the moment
The tri-state rental market’s endless summer
Tri-State

The tri-state rental market’s endless summer

You could call it a different kind of March Madness. Just three months into the year, Colette Harron, a...

The tri-state rental market’s endless summer
A rendering of
Justice Avenue Tower
in Elmhurst

Charter school expansions pick up amid pandemic

On March 1, Central Queens Academy Charter School posted a celebratory message on its Facebook page: “After years of...

Charter school expansions pick up amid pandemic
Trumpworld descends on South Florida
Miami

Trumpworld descends on South Florida

When Donald Trump left the White House on Inauguration Day, skipping his successor’s ceremony, he flew to South Florida, which has become a base of sorts for his inner circle since election results became...

Trumpworld descends on South Florida
Stuart Elliott

Editor’s note: The boom ahead

Gone is the bombast of the Trump years, with its tweetstorms and incendiary press conferences. While this new era is quieter when it comes to rhetoric, it is just as tumultuous, and the changes...

Editor’s note: The boom ahead

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