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Normandy Founder Finn Wentworth, Columbia CEO E. Nelson Mills, 799 Broadway and 250 Church Street (Credit: Google Maps)

Columbia acquiring Normandy for $100M in New York real estate’s latest megamerger

Columbia Property Trust is buying Normandy Real Estate Management in a deal worth about $100 million, Columbia announced on...

Columbia acquiring Normandy for $100M in New York real estate’s latest megamerger
From left: Stewart's Frederick Eppinger, FTC's Joseph Simons and Fidelity's Raymond Quirk (Credit: Getty Images and iStock)

Title insurance’s Big Three are not to be: Fidelity, Stewart call off $1.2B merger

The massive merger between Fidelity National Financial and Stewart Information Services that would have turned the country’s “Big Four”...

Title insurance’s Big Three are not to be: Fidelity, Stewart call off $1.2B merger
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Sam Zell talks “jungle” entrepreneurs, “dearth” of mergers

The “jungle” entrepreneurs of real estate are a dying breed, according to billionaire Sam Zell. Zell, chairman of Chicago-based...

Sam Zell talks “jungle” entrepreneurs, “dearth” of mergers
Keeping up with the Joneses: In wake of JLL-HFF deal, expect a poaching frenzy

Keeping up with the Joneses: In wake of
JLL-HFF deal, expect a poaching frenzy

JLL’s $2 billion acquisition of HFF, a move that further consolidates the commercial-brokerage industry and creates the country’s largest...

Keeping up with the Joneses: In wake of
JLL-HFF deal, expect a poaching frenzy
Merger mania: Real estate firms are buying each other up at record rates

Merger mania: Real estate firms are buying each other up at record rates

The recent bidding war for LaSalle Hotel Properties has played out like a high-stakes poker match. The price tag...

Merger mania: Real estate firms are buying each other up at record rates
Valuation challenges: Sometimes company valuations don’t just raise eyebrows — they prompt lawsuits

Valuation challenges: Sometimes company valuations don’t just raise eyebrows — they prompt lawsuits

While company valuations often raise industry eyebrows, they can also result in legal action. Sometimes there are legitimate allegations of improper activity — with...

Valuation challenges: Sometimes company valuations don’t just raise eyebrows — they prompt lawsuits
Wheels of fortune: with M&A activity and funding rounds abound, the industry is rethinking the value of resi brokerages

Wheels of fortune: with M&A activity and funding rounds abound, the industry is rethinking the value of resi brokerages

When the venture-backed brokerage Compass secured a cash infusion of $75 million last month, the response from industry rivals was fast and furious. The...

Wheels of fortune: with M&A activity and funding rounds abound, the industry is rethinking the value of resi brokerages
Ivanhoe Cambridge buys longtime partner Callahan Capital

Ivanhoe Cambridge buys longtime partner Callahan Capital

Ivanhoe Cambridge acquired its investment partner of six years, Chicago-based real estate private equity firm Callahan Capital Properties, the...

Ivanhoe Cambridge buys longtime partner Callahan Capital
Do or die: Small and mid-sized firms are joining forces to stay alive

Do or die: Small and mid-sized firms are joining forces to stay alive

Residential sales have slowed, the cost of running a brokerage has climbed, and tech is becoming more of a...

Do or die: Small and mid-sized firms are joining forces to stay alive
Moody’s is buying CRE data firm Reis in a $278M deal

Moody’s is buying CRE data firm Reis in a $278M deal

Moody’s is buying Reis, the commercial real estate data company, in a deal valued at $278 million. The financial...

Moody’s is buying CRE data firm Reis in a $278M deal
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