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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Kelly Kennedy Mack (Photos by Michael McWeeney)

Kelly Mack on the new development boom of the 2010s

The 2010s were a time of decadence for real estate, according to Corcoran Sunshine chief Kelly Mack. The decade...

Kelly Mack on the new development boom of the 2010s
3333 Broadway and L+M’s Ron Moelis (left) and A&E Real Estate Holdings principal Douglas Eisenberg and the 539-unit Kestenbaum family portfolio in Rego Park (Credit: L+M, StreetEasy, The Rego Park 18 Portfolio)

Big portfolio sales grind to a near halt in 2019

It was anything but a banner year for large portfolio sales. Generally driven by big multifamily packages, the market...

Big portfolio sales grind to a near halt in 2019
From left: Adam Neumann, Rich Barton, Robert Reffkin and Masayoshi Son (Credit: Getty Images, iStock)

Breakups, bad neighbors and raw sewage: 2019’s juiciest lawsuits

Partnerships gone sour. Predatory recruiting. Fake default notices. A theft. These were just a handful of the lawsuits filed...

Breakups, bad neighbors and raw sewage: 2019’s juiciest lawsuits
From left: Adamson Associates' Alan Tearle, Handel Architects' Gary Handel, Aufgang Architects' Ariel Aufgang (Credit: Getty Images, iStock, Adamson, Aufgang)

These architects designed the most new dev in NYC this year

UPDATED, Jan. 3, 2020 1:52 p.m.: It’s been a busy year for projects in the outer boroughs, and some...

These architects designed the most new dev in NYC this year
A rendering of 450 11th Avenue with David Marx of Marx Development Group (left) and 350 West 39th Street with Sam Chang (Credit: DSM Design Group and Gene Kaufman Architect)

Manhattan’s biggest hotel project this year? It’s a tie

The biggest Manhattan hotel developments under construction this year will add about 4,400 rooms. Most of those projects, perhaps...

Manhattan’s biggest hotel project this year? It’s a tie
Clockwise from left: 270 Park Avenue, 1-15 57th Avenue and 57-28 Second Street in Queens and 310 Hudson Street (credit: Wikipedia, Handel Architects, Google Maps)

Behold the largest projects of 2019

More than two years ago, the city rezoned more than 70 blocks in Midtown East, paving the way for some 6.5 million square feet of new office space. The first major project to take...

Behold the largest projects of 2019

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