National May 2020 Issue


Predatory instincts

Contrarian investors have billions in dry powder, but government relief efforts and a crowd of buzzards could complicate things

As the coronavirus pandemic bore down on the economy, veteran investor Tom Barrack emerged as one of the loudest voices urging a lifeline for the real estate industry. Barrack, the head of Colony Capital and a longtime friend of President Donald Trump, penned a series of much-discussed blog posts and took to the airwaves, warning that the real estate industry could collapse. His alarm hit close to home when Colony… [more]

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When Zoom meetings go south

Children crashing a virtual deposition with cries of an overflowing toilet. A participant standing up during a business conference, not wearing trousers. Zoom meetings are the new norm for the real estate world, but...

When Zoom meetings go south
How Blackstone plans to keep its upper hand in the downturn

How Blackstone plans to keep its upper hand in the downturn

Seated in the New York State Capitol’s Red Room, Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced the team that would restart the...

How Blackstone plans to keep its upper hand in the downturn
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The big debate intensifies: Are office buildings outdated or obsolete?

The lobby inside the Milstein family’s office building next to Grand Central Terminal looks like something from a tech...

The big debate intensifies: Are office buildings outdated or obsolete?
Here’s what the office industry is up to as lockdowns lift

Here’s what the office industry is up to as lockdowns lift

As lockdowns lift and the work-from-home debate ranges on, office landlords are eager to get back to leasing and...

Here’s what the office industry is up to as lockdowns lift
New York City's residential reckoning

New York City's residential reckoning

Arlene Reed is still reeling from a deal that took months to go into contract. By the end of February, the Warburg Realty broker was helping guide a buyer through an accepted offer on...

New York City's residential reckoning
Construction industry looks for solid ground

Construction industry looks for solid ground

In the best of times, construction is a complicated business. Labor problems, demanding developers, financing issues, bad weather —...

Construction industry looks for solid ground
How the pandemic is shaking up property taxes in 4 major markets

How the pandemic is shaking up property taxes in 4 major markets

With property tax deadlines quickly approaching — or having already passed — many state and local governments are in...

How the pandemic is shaking up property taxes in 4 major markets
The Closing: Barry Sternlicht

The Closing: Barry Sternlicht

Barry Sternlicht, who has amassed an estimated net worth of $3 billion over the years, is co-founder, chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group. The investment firm manages more than $60 billion in assets,...

The Closing: Barry Sternlicht
Landlords battle rent strikes across the U.S.

Landlords battle rent strikes across the U.S.

Holding a yellow rope to keep six feet apart, tenant advocates in Missouri slowly wound their way to the...

Landlords battle rent strikes across the U.S.
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A real estate earnings call season for the ages

UPDATED: May 14, 12:45 p.m.: After the roadshow, there are few theatrical moments in the life of a publicly...

A real estate earnings call season for the ages
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Staying on the sunny side: South Florida resi brokers see upside in coronavirus

As the rest of the country was shutting down in March, South Florida’s top brokers were getting phone calls...

Staying on the sunny side: South Florida resi brokers see upside in coronavirus
From left: Kevin Conway, Chris Rising, and Bill Shopoff

“We’re like pretty much everybody else right now”: LA’s developers confront a new reality

 Chris Rising is the type of customer banks ordinarily like to keep happy. His company Rising Realty controls roughly $1.5 billion worth of prime...

“We’re like pretty much everybody else right now”: LA’s developers confront a new reality
Oli Farago, founder and CEO of the real estate acquisition and asset management tool Coyote Software 

Real estate players get creative on Zoom during lockdown

Virtual quiz shows, brokerage Oscars and oversized “Babyzilla” backgrounds on Zoom: Industry players are finding creative ways to make...

Real estate players get creative on Zoom during lockdown
Editor's note: One nation, under Covid

Editor's note: One nation, under Covid

After more than 17 years of coverage that’s spread from New York and its surroundings to South Florida, Los Angeles and Chicago, we’re excited to present a combined issue that brings The Real Deal’s stories to...

Editor's note: One nation, under Covid

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