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The coronavirus has been crushing global real estate investment for months, but there are a couple of sectors weathering the storm (iStock)

Here’s how much Covid has crushed global RE investment

Global real estate investment was slammed over the first six months of the year, falling by a third compared...

Here’s how much Covid has crushed global RE investment
Global private real estate investment continues to fall as the coronavirus continues to force economics to a standstill. (Credit: iStock)

Private real estate investment deals tumble worldwide

The number of private real estate investment deals plunged worldwide last month, the latest example of the coronavirus’ all-consuming...

Private real estate investment deals tumble worldwide
LA is one of the trickiest cities for institutional investors to understand. Here’s why

LA is one of the trickiest cities for institutional investors to understand. Here’s why

Dorothy Parker is often misquoted as calling L.A. “72 suburbs in search of a city.” The famous satirist probably didn’t say that, but whoever...

LA is one of the trickiest cities for institutional investors to understand. Here’s why
Cheung Chung Kiu is no stranger to big real estate deals (Credit: Wikipedia)

Mysterious billionaire who bought $262M London mansion is obsessed with blockbuster real estate deals

There isn’t much known about the man behind the rumored $262 million purchase of a 45-room mansion overlooking Hyde Park in London, other than...

Mysterious billionaire who bought $262M London mansion is obsessed with blockbuster real estate deals
Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi, Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son, and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair (Credit: Getty Images)

Masa Son, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi and Tony Blair walk into a bar and decide to build a $34B city in Asia

UPDATED, Jan. 20, 2020, 7:25 p.m.: How much would it cost to build a brand new, 445,000-acre capital city from scratch in the 21st...

Masa Son, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi and Tony Blair walk into a bar and decide to build a $34B city in Asia
56 Leonard Street (Credit: iStock)

He invested more than $130M into 4 Manhattan condos. Now he’s taking a hit

UPDATED, Jan. 17, 2020, 10:53 a.m.: In the mid-2010s, German investor Ekkehart Hassels-Weiler dropped $131 million on four luxury...

He invested more than $130M into 4 Manhattan condos. Now he’s taking a hit
Clockwise from top left: New York, Jakarta, Shanghai (inset), Vancouver and Manila (Credit: iStock)

These were the world’s hottest luxury markets in the 2010s

Where are the world’s hottest luxury residential markets? It turns out that’s a question with a very different answer...

These were the world’s hottest luxury markets in the 2010s
Ian Gillespie and A rendering of the Oakridge development (Credit: Very Polite Agency via Bloomberg)

Vancouver’s most hated developer on his version of Hudson Yards, the city’s “piece of shit” buildings

Ian Gillespie does not care what the critics say. What truly great artist does? The man who famously declared that his development firm Westbank...

Vancouver’s most hated developer on his version of Hudson Yards, the city’s “piece of shit” buildings
(Illustration by Carl Wiens)

NYC’s foreign investment landscape in the era of trade wars and heightened nationalism

More than half a year after China imposed strict capital controls, the country’s nearly $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund...

NYC’s foreign investment landscape in the era of trade wars and heightened nationalism
30 West 31st Street and 52 West 36th Street (Credit: Google Maps)

South Korean firm snaps up two Midtown hotels for $137M

Aju Hotels & Resorts is the buyer in the recent sale of two Midtown hotels of the former Chesapeake...

South Korean firm snaps up two Midtown hotels for $137M
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