National September 2021 Issue


Buyers undaunted as climate change risks staggering number of U.S. homes

Ian Solomon is just 24, but he has already faced some of the most severe consequences of climate change — from fires to floods. Last year, sharing a house with four friends in Compton, California, he remembers struggling to breathe as wildfires turned the sky red and ashes fell around him. His sinuses constantly inflamed, he left before the next fire season, moving into a studio loft in Detroit, his… [more]

It’s a house – not a home
National

It’s a house – not a home

In July, Dallas Tanner, the CEO of single-family rental behemoth Invitation Homes, announced that his company had spent $569 million buying up houses in the preceding six months. Tanner expected to roughly double that...

It’s a house – not a home
The gentleman builder
Los Angeles

The gentleman builder

Forty-five minutes into a mostly restrained interview, Ardie Tavangarian reached into his right pocket, pulled out a sturdy black cellphone and placed it on the gorgeous mango wood table between us. The developer hit...

The gentleman builder
The big inflation hedge that wasn’t
National

The big inflation hedge that wasn’t

Real estate is a good hedge against inflation. So now that rising prices are dominating the economic discussion, one would expect a surge in real estate investment.  But in the Covid era, that has...

The big inflation hedge that wasn’t
From the rubble: How NYC real estate lived 9/11

From the rubble: How NYC real estate lived 9/11

The following is an excerpt from The Real Deal‘s upcoming book on New York’s new era of skyline shapers,...

From the rubble: How NYC real estate lived 9/11
Making it rain in Miami’s Design District
Miami

Making it rain in Miami’s Design District

Bernard Arnault briefly dethroned Amazon’s Jeff Bezos as the richest man in the world last month. The ascent of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s chairman and CEO was propelled by mind-blowing company revenue of...

Making it rain in Miami’s Design District
SoCal’s “Space Beach” is ready for liftoff
Los Angeles

SoCal’s “Space Beach” is ready for liftoff

Amazon, UPS and FedEx were all interested. In 2019, a former Boeing C-17 manufacturing facility in Long Beach, abandoned...

SoCal’s “Space Beach” is ready for liftoff
Mag Mile’s long road to reinvention
Chicago

Mag Mile’s long road to reinvention

Directly across the street from Neiman Marcus and close to a Saks Fifth Avenue and Tiffany, 717 N. Michigan Avenue occupies a prime corner on the Magnificent Mile. It now also stands completely unoccupied. ...

Mag Mile’s long road to reinvention
San Francisco’s wine country exiles return
San Francisco

San Francisco’s wine country exiles return

As the pandemic raged through the Bay Area last year, those who could afford it fled the city for...

San Francisco’s wine country exiles return
The Closing: Nancy Ruddy

The Closing: Nancy Ruddy

Nancy Ruddy seems to operate at just one level of intensity: contagious excitement. It’s evident when the co-founder of architecture powerhouse CetraRuddy talks about her firm’s marquee projects, such as One Madison in NoMad...

The Closing: Nancy Ruddy
Stuart Elliott

Editor’s note: The back-to-work balancing act

Remember those days of the mindless commute, when you would grab a cup of coffee and rush to work,...

Editor’s note: The back-to-work balancing act

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