2019 in Review

2019 in Review

As 2019 comes to a close, The Real Deal is looking back at the biggest and best deals in real estate last year. TRD‘s reporters and researchers are diving deep into real estate data to bring you the most up-to-date analysis of industry trends. Check out our most recent stories below and keep an eye out for TRD‘s Data Book, which hits newsstands in February 2020.


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From left: 333 Johnson Avenue, 250 Livingston Street and 12 MetroTech Center (Credit: Google Maps)

City agencies dominated Brooklyn’s biggest office leases of 2019

City agencies provided the Brooklyn office market with a big jolt last year. Deals for different government departments accounted...

City agencies dominated Brooklyn’s biggest office leases of 2019
Savannah's Christopher Schlank with One Court Square and Tishman Speyer's Rob Speyer with the JACX at 28-10 Queens Plaza South (Credit: Getty Images, One Court Square and CityRealty)

LIC dominated Queens office leases in 2019

UPDATED, 1:59 p.m., Jan. 7: Long Island City may have famously lost out on Amazon in 2019, but the neighborhood still dominated the Queens office market by a wide margin. Eight of the top...

LIC dominated Queens office leases in 2019
From left: 263 Surfside Drive and Ivan Kaufman with 901 and 939 Scuttle Hole Road (Credit: VHT Studios, Arbor)

The 10 priciest Hamptons home sales of 2019

UPDATED, Jan. 9, 2019, 2:35 p.m.: A $27 million spec home. A $26 million teardown. A palatial estate snagged for a $40 million discount. These were the top Hamptons home sales of 2019, a...

The 10 priciest Hamptons home sales of 2019
From left: Corcoran CEO Pam Liebman, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann, Related Chairman Steve Ross, and Albany's State Capitol (Credit: Getty Images, iStock)

Amazon, WeWork and more — the biggest real estate stories of 2019

Some of the biggest real estate stories of the past year revolved around the actions of two companies: WeWork...

Amazon, WeWork and more — the biggest real estate stories of 2019
Extell CEO Gary Barnett (Credit: Adam Pogoff)

Gary Barnett gets candid about the condo boom of the 2010s and what’s to come

When Gary Barnett launched sales at One57 in 2011, he was met with skepticism. Prices at the Extell Development...

Gary Barnett gets candid about the condo boom of the 2010s and what’s to come
Michael Shvo with 711 Fifth Avenue and Steve Ross with 30 Hudson Yards (Credit: Getty Images, Wikipedia, Google Maps)

Here are NYC’s 10 biggest investment sales of 2019

WarnerMedia’s $2.16 billion sale-leaseback of its Hudson Yards office condo topped this year’s list of the 10 most expensive...

Here are NYC’s 10 biggest investment sales of 2019
Mary Ann Tighe

Mary Ann Tighe on Manhattan’s office boom of the 2010s

The 2010s will go down as a historic boom for Manhattan office development — one that’s not likely to...

Mary Ann Tighe on Manhattan’s office boom of the 2010s
Hudson Companies president David Kramer 

David Kramer on outer-borough development in the 2010s

New York’s outer-borough renaissance was well on its way by the start of the 2000s, but it really kicked...

David Kramer on outer-borough development in the 2010s
Terra Holdings owner and co-chairman Kent Swig

Kent Swig on 10 years of recovering from the Great Recession

As the calendar turned to 2010, New York City’s real estate scene was just starting to show signs of...

Kent Swig on 10 years of recovering from the Great Recession
Andrew Heiberger (Photo by Studio Scrivo)

Andrew Heiberger on the future role of a resi brokerage

As residential prices skyrocketed over the past decade, brokerages took off the gloves to win new business. And in...

Andrew Heiberger on the future role of a resi brokerage
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