National May 2022 Issue


How to steal a building in broad daylight

May Issue is live

“I’m going to let you be rough with me and push me over. I know you like to play rough. You can knock me out of the way, and you’re going to make a ton of money.” Kent Swig was in the room with the head honchos at Fortress Investment Group, trying to convince them to sign non-circumvent agreements — an unheard-of practice for the distressed-debt investing wizards. But Swig… [more]

(Photo-illustration by Paul Dilakian for The Real Deal; Screenshots via Traded)

Inside Traded, real estate’s vanity mirror

Allan Lebovits was ready for the spotlight. He brought gold-rimmed sunglasses. Lebovits is the founder of BridgeCity Capital, a...

Inside Traded, real estate’s vanity mirror
Inside Chicago’s life science ambitions
Chicago

Inside Chicago’s life science ambitions

Chicago’s ambition to become a center for life sciences got a boost from a surprising tenant: Google. The tech firm wants to lease 200,000 square feet in Trammell Crow’s new 400,000-square-foot Fulton Market building...

Inside Chicago’s life science ambitions
Where have all the sellers gone?

Where have all the sellers gone?

Untethered from the daily commute, homebuyers fanned out across the country during the pandemic, seizing their newfound freedom to explore markets far away from city centers.  Harbor Custom Development was ready for them.  “It...

Where have all the sellers gone?
Public housing goes middle class
National

Public housing goes middle class

UPDATED, April 12, 2022, 1:12 p.m.: Public housing has gone middle class. Billed as “workforce housing,” it mimics a private-sector trend in places where home prices and rents have soared beyond the household budgets...

Public housing goes middle class
The Closing: Jeff Goldberg

The Closing: Jeff Goldberg

Jeff Goldberg’s Fairstead — the multifamily investment firm he founded with his brother, CBRE’s Andrew Goldberg, in 2014 — is a family business. It’s just not the family business. “My entire family, all my...

The Closing: Jeff Goldberg
Editor’s note: A ringside seat to the bloodsport of real estate
National

Editor’s note: A ringside seat to the bloodsport of real estate

Billionaires and autocrats monopolize everything these days.   Whether it’s Elon Musk’s deal to purchase Twitter, Vladimir Putin invading...

Editor’s note: A ringside seat to the bloodsport of real estate

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