November 2017 Issue

Macklowe vs. Macklowe

Just after 5 p.m. on a recent Wednesday, Linda and Harry Macklowe packed up to leave the Tribeca courtroom where, for the previous seven hours, paid experts had testified in their $2 billion divorce. Linda exited first. Steeling herself for the tabloid photographer lying in wait, she stretched her lips into a wide, static smile. Harry — known to regale reporters with “take my wife”-style jokes — hung back, tapping… [more]

Is Cushman’s new dynamo team delivering?

When Doug Harmon and Adam Spies jumped to Cushman & Wakefield last year, it was seen… [more]

NYCHA’s private lifeline

The New York City Housing Authority’s Shola Olatoye has aggressively pushed for more face time with Ben Carson — the conservative HUD secretary… [more]

Nerves tested as luxe market loses footing — again

This past spring, Stribling & Associates broker Charlotte Van Doren landed an exclusive on a four-bedroom … [more]

Does Ashkenazy have an inside track at the Plaza?

After decades of buying and holding real estate in the five boroughs, Ben Ashkenazy scored an industry coup a few… [more]

Social media in sniper mode

Now trending on social for NYC real estate firms: Paid ads that pinpoint potential clients, factoring in everything from ZIP Codes to spending habits…. [more]

The Closing: Jay Neveloff

Jay A. Neveloff is a partner at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, where he chairs the real estate practice. A transactional lawyer with a catalog of marquee deals over three… [more]

Is Rockaway getting its moment in the sun?

Rockaway — the roughly seven-square-mile peninsula nestled between Jamaica Bay and the Atlantic Ocean — has had… [more]

Blockchain’s real estate break

In September, REcoin, a startup that billed itself as the “only cryptocurrency backed by real estate,” was busted for fraud by the U.S Securities and Exchange … [more]

NYC’s property management powerhouses

When Forest City tapped FirstService Residential to manage its 363-unit modular Brooklyn rental building at 461 … [more]

Stephen Meister:
The underdog’s lawyer

Over his 25-year career in New York real estate litigation, Stephen Meister … [more]

A taxing endeavor

The NYC Finance Department’s top deputy commissioner told a group of Albany legislators early last year that the city’s property tax — its largest single revenue generator — is a… [more]

Cornell Tech campus:
Massive, but mediocre

All New Yorkers should welcome the new Cornell Tech campus, which just… [more]

‘High volatility’ rules irk banks

Christopher Rosenbleeth, the law firm Stradley Ronon’s real estate chair, received some unusual news from a bank in 2015. The prospective lender on… [more]

The collapse of rental concessions

n early September, Citi Habitats broker Jason Burke put his listing for a three-bedroom condo at 218 West 22nd… [more]

A wide open lane for commercial brokerage IPOs

Newmark Knight Frank took one step closer to joining the ranks of its publicly traded rivals late last month when it filed paperwork for its hotly anticipated initial public offering…. [more]

Editor’s note:
How to be a billionaire

Things are getting hairy for Harry. In our cover story this issue, we go inside the courtroom to bring you tales from real estate’s biggest divorce case — the battle… [more]

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