2020 in Review


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From left, Michael Rosenfeld and Century Plaza, Jose Huizar and City Hall, Jeff Bezos and 1801 Angelo Drive (Getty Images)
Los Angeles

LA’s biggest real estate stories of 2020

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” Charles Dickens sure nailed...

LA’s biggest real estate stories of 2020
Clockwise from top left: Stanley Chera, Sheldon Solow, Peter Hauspurg, Gerald Hines, Jerry Wolkoff, and Bianca Yankov 

In memoriam: The industry titans who died in 2020

In a year when so many lives were lost, real estate was not spared. The industry mourned both legendary...

In memoriam: The industry titans who died in 2020
Clockwise from left: Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, Opendoor CEO Eric Wu, Black Lives Matter protests (Illustration by The Real Deal)
News Analysis

For real estate, a year like no other

“Unprecedented” may have been overused in news stories this year, but no word better describes the events of 2020. The coronavirus pandemic defined the year, claiming several hundred thousand American lives and wiping out...

For real estate, a year like no other
Related Companies'  Steve Ross and 50 Hudson Yards, and Brookfield Property Partners' Brian Kingston and Two Manhattan West (Related, 50 Hudson Yards, Brookfield, Manhattan West)
New York

NYC’s 10 most active developers of 2020

 Construction timelines were disrupted across the city this year as sites deemed unessential were shut down. Still, work at many projects — including some of the largest ongoing developments — either qualified as essential...

NYC’s 10 most active developers of 2020
Procore's Tooey Courtemanche, REEF Technologies's Ari Ojalvo, Pacaso's Spencer Rascoff and Sonder's Francis Davidson (Procore, CoMotion Miami, Getty, Sonder, iStock)

10 biggest proptech funding rounds of 2020

Some got bailouts, others got boosters — but across the board, proptech firms continued to reel in cash in 2020 as the pandemic forced the slow-to-adapt real estate industry to fully embrace technology. As...

10 biggest proptech funding rounds of 2020
Ken Griffin and 650 Meadow Lane (left) and 15 West Dune Lane (Photos via Google Maps; Compass; Citadel)
Tri-State

The 10 priciest Hamptons homes sales of 2020

UPDATED Dec. 21, 2020, 6:40 pm: It’s no secret that Hamptons buyers went ham this year. Wealthy New Yorkers...

The 10 priciest Hamptons homes sales of 2020
203 Sheridan Road (Redfin)
Chicago

Here are Chicago’s priciest residential sales of 2020

The pandemic pushed many Chicago luxury buyers out of the city and into the burbs, as five of the...

Here are Chicago’s priciest residential sales of 2020
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