National October 2021 Issue


First we take Manhattan: Inside Reuben Brothers’ NYC shopping spree

If you’re having trouble getting a hold of David and Simon Reuben, don’t take it personally. They’re just very, very private people. The billionaire brothers have given one on-the-record interview in the 21st century, and promptly sued the publication for libel. They never appear on video, and the same handful of photos from some gala offer the only glimpses of them on the internet. They, like many people who’ve worked… [more]

How NYC’s top real estate law firms got creative in an unusual year

How NYC’s top real estate law firms got creative in an unusual year

When Michael Werner finally returned to his office at 1 New York Plaza last fall after months spent working...

How NYC’s top real estate law firms got creative in an unusual year
An alleged Miami Ponzi hustle
Miami

An alleged Miami Ponzi hustle

Like most alleged Ponzi schemes, a Miami-based troika’s plan to tap South American investors to fund their real estate projects started off with non-criminal, ambitious intentions. Ernesto Weisson, a Coconut Grove businessman and architect...

An alleged Miami Ponzi hustle
Hotel conversions race against the clock

Hotel conversions race against the clock

On a nondescript corner in Brooklyn, sandwiched between on-ramps for the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, a long-vacant hotel formerly run by the Jehovah’s Witnesses is starting a new chapter. Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty acquired...

Hotel conversions race against the clock
Selling out post-Surfside collapse
Miami

Selling out post-Surfside collapse

Buyers seeking warm weather and the amenities of oceanfront living have often sought out more affordable units in older buildings along South Florida’s waterfront. But now the supply of those condos may be dwindling....

Selling out post-Surfside collapse
Bad blood at 100 Biscayne
Miami

Bad blood at 100 Biscayne

When East End Capital and an Australian investor bought a downtown Miami office tower five years ago, they started out like others do: bold, ambitious and sure of a windfall.  They shelled out $84...

Bad blood at 100 Biscayne
Who is still buying NYC’s rent-stabilized buildings?

Who is still buying NYC’s rent-stabilized buildings?

After New York lawmakers passed the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act in 2019, greatly strengthening rent regulation in...

Who is still buying NYC’s rent-stabilized buildings?
Tug-of-war over anti-redlining law heads back to the drawing board
National

Tug-of-war over anti-redlining law heads back to the drawing board

When Trump-appointed regulator Joseph Otting, previously a career banking executive, proposed a series of overhauls to a 1970s redlining...

Tug-of-war over anti-redlining law heads back to the drawing board
The Closing: Ron Dickerman

The Closing: Ron Dickerman

Ron Dickerman has made quite a career out of coming in second. As the founder of Madison International Realty, which over the past two decades has pumped north of $17 billion into real estate...

The Closing: Ron Dickerman
Stuart Elliott

Editor’s note: The Way We Live Now

There are two types of people in this world: those who have enough money, and those who never have enough (even if they’ve got billions).  If you are reading The Real Deal, you almost...

Editor’s note: The Way We Live Now

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