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Elliman foots bill for agents’ new business tool

Douglas Elliman is hoping it’s found a divine trinity in a new tool that combines marketing, business management and...

Elliman foots bill for agents’ new business tool
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Sales rise as Keller Williams pours money into tech

Sales at Keller Williams rose 5.6 percent during the third quarter, even as the Austin-based franchise faced increasing competition...

Sales rise as Keller Williams pours money into tech
Control freaks: Institutional players take over landlords’ war on rent caps

Control freaks: Institutional players take over landlords’ war on rent caps

When Steve Kessner began buying East Harlem rental buildings in the 1980s, like most landlords of rent-stabilized apartments, he...

Control freaks: Institutional players take over landlords’ war on rent caps
NAR approves pocket listings killer

NAR approves pocket listings killer

UPDATED 11:15 a.m., Nov. 11: The National Association of Realtors’ board approved a controversial policy that could drastically cut down on pocket listings, a popular practice in the world of luxe real estate. A...

NAR approves pocket listings killer
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WeWork reportedly in talks to hire T-Mobile exec as CEO

After the dramatic ouster of former CEO Adam Neumann, WeWork may have found a new leader. The company is...

WeWork reportedly in talks to hire T-Mobile exec as CEO
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Why HFF has been muscling out some of JLL’s top producers

The mandate became clear soon after the $2 billion JLL and HFF merger was announced: Even though JLL was...

Why HFF has been muscling out some of JLL’s top producers
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Bloomberg v. Trump: Real estate edition

Despite their many differences, Donald Trump and Michael Bloomberg do have a few things in common. Both are billionaires, both may be vying for the same office now that Bloomberg is considering a presidential...

Bloomberg v. Trump: Real estate edition
Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son and former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann (Credit: Getty Images, iStock)

WeWork execs face first lawsuit over botched IPO

Shareholder litigation against WeWork’s major players has begun. Co-founder Adam Neumann, SoftBank head Masayoshi Son and board members of...

WeWork execs face first lawsuit over botched IPO
Sternlicht gets political on earnings call

Sternlicht gets political on earnings call

Starwood Property Trust’s CEO Barry Sternlicht sees an economic slowdown in the near future as the country faces a new presidential election. “I’ve never seen an election as long as I have been alive...

Sternlicht gets political on earnings call


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Zillow tries out a closing-services platform

In an effort to become a one-stop shop for home buying and selling, Zillow is testing a closing-services platform...

Zillow tries out a closing-services platform
 News Corporation founder Rupert Murdoch and CEO Robert Thomson (Credit: Getty Images, iStock)

Realtor.com’s parent eyeing the mortgage business

UPDATED Friday November 8, 2019, 10:49 a.m.: Side businesses may be coming to Realtor.com. The site’s parent company Move...

Realtor.com’s parent eyeing the mortgage business
Since 2012, Compass’ aggressive hiring of top agents from rival firms has stung competitors (Credit: iStock)

Has Compass eased recruiting?

After getting pummeled by Compass’ aggressive recruiting, Realogy Holdings says its rival is letting up. Four months after filing a wide-ranging lawsuit accusing Compass of “predatory” poaching, Realogy CEO Ryan Schneider described a dramatic...

Has Compass eased recruiting?
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Zillow iBuying revenue soars — but losses mount

Zillow’s revenue doubled to a record $745.2 million during the third quarter, driven by its year-old iBuying program. For...

Zillow iBuying revenue soars — but losses mount
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Presidential power: Obama Center attracts “wave” of multifamily investors from across US

The $500 million Obama Presidential Center isn’t shovel-ready, but plans for the massive project on the South Side have already attracted a new set...

Presidential power: Obama Center attracts “wave” of multifamily investors from across US
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Real estate data firm Reonomy hauls in $60M

New York–based real estate data firm Reonomy has raised another $60 million. The company, which provides information on close to 50 million properties across the U.S., said Thursday that Canadian firm Georgian Partners had...

Real estate data firm Reonomy hauls in $60M
VC-backed brokerage Side raises $35M for national expansion

VC-backed brokerage Side raises $35M for national expansion

UPDATED: November 7, 4:50 p.m.: Side, a VC-backed brokerage that provides white-label tools to agents who run their own...

VC-backed brokerage Side raises $35M for national expansion
Why Gaw Capital is big on LA while other Chinese firms retreat

Why Gaw Capital is big on LA while other Chinese firms retreat

If the prevailing wisdom is that a) retail real estate is suffering and b) Chinese investment is on the...

Why Gaw Capital is big on LA while other Chinese firms retreat
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‘Thank God’ for techies: Silicon Valley execs ramp up NYC resi purchases

The news about New York’s luxury residential market has been grim lately — at least for developers and brokers....

‘Thank God’ for techies: Silicon Valley execs ramp up NYC resi purchases
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