Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate

Commercial real estate is any property used for a profit-making, non-residential purpose.

Commercial Real Estate Q&A

What qualifies as commercial real estate?
Any for-profit, non-residential property can be considered commercial real estate. In some states, residential property with more than a certain number of units may also be considered commercial property for borrowing and tax purposes.
What is the commercial real estate industry?
The commercial real estate industry encompasses the buying, selling, leasing, financing, development and construction of commercial spaces. The top ten property owners in New York City alone hold over 546 million square feet of property and operate with an aggregate sum of $8.1 billion, according to TRD's 2019 Data Book.
Who buys and sells commercial real estate?
TRD calculates the top NYC commercial brokerages by sales annually. While individuals, groups, and small companies can buy and sell commercial real estate, brokerage firms account for many of the deals happening within the commercial real estate industry. According to TRD's ranking, 2018's top brokerages by dollar-volume sales were Cushman & Wakefield, CBRE, Eastdil Secured, HFF, and Rosewood Realty Group.
Want to know more about commercial real estate?
Check out our Top Stories below for TRD's most up-to-date coverage of commercial real estate.

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Tri-State

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Trump International Hotel D.C. and Donald Trump (Getty, Trump Hotels)
National

Trump could profit $100M in DC hotel sale

Donald Trump’s exit from his Washington, D.C., hotel could net him a nine-figure payday. The former president could score a profit of more than $100 million from the sale of Trump International in the...

Trump could profit $100M in DC hotel sale
Related's Stephen Ross and the Chelsea-Elliott Houses (Getty, Wikimedia)

Related wades into NYCHA — and becomes a target

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Related wades into NYCHA — and becomes a target
WeWork CEO Sandeep Mathrani (Mathrani/Wikipemedia, Getty)

WeWork says it must correct financial statements

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WeWork says it must correct financial statements
Rolling Gardens Apartment Homes at 405 Franklin Turnpike in Mahwah NJ (Apartments.com)
Tri-State

Morgan Properties trades NJ multifamily portfolio for $57.5M

Pennsylvania-based Morgan Properties completed a three-property portfolio sale for $57.5 million, according to the Commercial Observer. The deal includes...

Morgan Properties trades NJ multifamily portfolio for $57.5M
Blackstone's Stephen Schwarzman (Getty)
National

Blackstone buys logistics portfolio for $2.8B

The Blackstone Group reportedly picked up a portfolio of 124 properties from Cabot Properties across the United States and...

Blackstone buys logistics portfolio for $2.8B
Virtual real estate speculators notch another record deal
National

Virtual real estate speculators notch another record deal

The number of virtual real estate deals is rising as quickly as their real-world value. Republic Realm, an investor...

Virtual real estate speculators notch another record deal

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