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National Cheat Sheet: Compass set to buy Pacific Union … & more
August 24, 2018 08:00AM
Compass plans to acquire San Francisco-based Pacific Union, CEO confirms Compass plans to buy San Francisco-based Pacific Union International Realty, CEO Robert Reffkin confirmed...
The end of New York real estate’s flashiest buyer: Anbang’s ex-chair Wu Xiaohui gets 18 years in prison
May 10, 2018 09:10AM
James Kleimann and Hiten Samtani
Wu Xiaohui, the former chairman of Anbang Insurance Group, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after being convicted by a Chinese court...
Bankers are salivating over Anbang hitting the sale block
April 13, 2018 12:45PM
As China looks to sell all or part of Anbang Insurance Group, the conglomerate it seized in February, investment banks are lining up to...
Anbang gets $9.7B bailout
April 04, 2018 10:30AM
Anbang Insurance Group is getting a $9.7 billion government bailout to prevent it from collapsing. The China Insurance Regulatory Commission said Wednesday that the...
Fallen Anbang leader asks court for leniency
March 28, 2018 11:45AM
Former Anbang chair Wu Xiaohui, who is facing charges of falsifying financial reports and hiding benefits to himself while leading the Chinese insurance giant,...
Anbang files offering plan for 352 condos at Waldorf Astoria
March 19, 2018 06:26PM
Despite China’s takeover of Anbang Insurance Group last month, luxury condominiums are still coming to the Waldorf Astoria. An offering plan for “The Towers...
China’s Anbang takeover could prompt national security review
February 28, 2018 02:30PM
Before Anbang Insurance Group bought the Waldorf Astoria Hotel for $1.95 billion in 2014, the Chinese insurer asked Washington, D.C. to review the acquisition...
Obscure religious group’s moving van is evidence the Waldorf condo conversion is still happening
February 28, 2018 09:35AM
Anbang Insurance Group may still own the Waldorf Astoria (for now), but the hotel’s furniture and cutlery belong to the lord. Olde Good Things,...
Paydirt: JPMorgan HQ, Anbang gets a chaperone & other industry news you need to start your week
February 26, 2018 09:30AM
Meet the new address, same as the old address: “It is the ambition of the New Yorker to live upon Fifth Avenue, to take his...
Meet the obscure Chinese agency in charge of the Waldorf Astoria
February 26, 2018 07:00AM
The new people in control of the Waldorf Astoria and the Essex House aren’t your typical New York real estate investors. On Thursday, China’s...
China said to be taking offers for a handful of Anbang’s former US hotels
February 25, 2018 05:42PM
After Chinese authorities seized the insurance giant’s assets on Friday, reports have stated all will remain the same — for the time being at...
Adult supervision: Chinese regulator takes control of Anbang
February 23, 2018 09:00AM
Meet the new boss, very different from the old boss … who was detained by Chinese communist party officials amid fraud allegations. The China...
Blackstone is in early talks to buy billions in real estate from Anbang
February 12, 2018 09:30AM
The Blackstone Group may soon have a chance to buy back the Waldorf Astoria from Anbang Insurance Group, according to a new report. The...
Everything must go: Chinese investors sell off their foreign RE holdings
February 03, 2018 11:45AM
As HNA Group’s debt troubles seem to go from from bad to worse, the company is now planning on selling of about $16 billion...
Waldorf Astoria to lose about 1,000 rooms in three-year renovation
November 11, 2017 09:00AM
The Waldorf Astoria hotel will convert many of its guest rooms into residential units over the course of a three-year renovation, which began this...
Anbang has Hilton “over a barrel” with $2 billion Waldorf conversion: report
October 30, 2017 10:18AM
A demolition crew has been hired to begin work on the $2 billion renovation of the Waldorf Astoria next month, the New York Post...
Anbang’s head of real estate is out
August 21, 2017 12:50PM
Anbang Insurance Group’s head of real estate, Theo Cheng, is leaving amid uncertainty over the company’s leadership. Cheng oversaw Anbang’s real estate division and...
Paydirt: China is trying to neuter its gray rhinos — what will that mean for Manhattan’s skyline?
July 31, 2017 12:00PM
The best-laid plans of mice and men can be trampled by gray rhinos. Gray rhinos (h/t Michele Wucker) are major structural problems in an...
Kushner landed $500M investment from Qatar for 666 Fifth — then Anbang blew it: report
July 10, 2017 03:30PM
Kushner Companies tried — and failed — to land a $500 million investment from a former Qatari prime minister to rescue its struggling office...
Three of NYC’s most active investors are in the crosshairs of Chinese regulators
June 22, 2017 01:40PM
Anbang Insurance Group, HNA Group and Fosun International are among five international dealmakers that China’s banking regulator is investigating as it attempts to control...
Show me the money: The RE law firms that handled the most sales, loans in New York
Sam Chang snaps up $76M construction loan for NoMad hotel
This precedent-setting rent regulation case kept lawyers (and landlords) busy this year
Brookfield closes on stake in $650M Waterside Plaza complex
Sales officially launch at Central Park Tower
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