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The Long View: Hudson Yards, Quayside and the return of the company town
August 09, 2018 07:00AM
UPDATED, Aug. 9, 11:47 a.m.: In October 1966, Walt Disney recorded a video to unveil his plan for the city of the future. EPCOT...
The Long View: Why real estate tech won’t kill the middleman
May 22, 2018 07:00AM
Revolutions tend to promise one thing and deliver another. Think of the Jacobins paving the way for Napoleon, the Soviets toppling one autocracy only...
The Long View: Trump hates the US trade deficit, but here’s why the real estate industry needs it
April 25, 2018 08:00AM
Last Tuesday, in between tweets about James Comey, his poll numbers and California, President Trump was at one of his favorite pastimes again: complaining...
The Long View: Google, JPMorgan Chase and the new age of spectacularly rich corporate real estate buyers
March 27, 2018 07:00AM
They have more money than they know how to spend, safely stashed in offshore bank accounts. They are citizens of the world, moving from...
The Long View: It’s time we finally ditch the security deposit
February 21, 2018 07:00AM
UPDATED, Feb. 26, 2:26 p.m.: We’ve come to accept it as a fact of New York life. When we sign a lease for an...
The Long View: Is the real estate industry ready for an older New York?
January 18, 2018 07:00AM
Once upon a time, a brash attorney became New York’s mayor and saved the city from crime. Now that the mean streets weren’t so...
The Long View: HNA, Anbang and the myth of low leverage
December 12, 2017 08:00AM
What was once a pantheon of Chinese investors is beginning to more resemble a trauma ward. In April, HNA Group was the belle of...
The Long View: The dark side of real estate’s tech investment boom
October 30, 2017 08:00AM
UPDATED, Nov. 1, 6:50 p.m.: When it comes to hobbies, New York’s real estate executives show strong herd instincts. Everyone plays golf, everyone has...
The Long View: The art (and science) of the asking price
October 03, 2017 07:30AM
In March 2013, financier Martin Zweig’s widow Barbara put her penthouse at the Pierre Hotel on the market for $125 million. This August, four...
The Long View: NYC real estate is addicted to foreign cash. The withdrawal symptoms ain’t going to be pretty
August 29, 2017 07:00AM
When Barry Sternlicht talks, the real estate industry listens. Earlier this month, the Starwood Capital chief used his pulpit to address a subject New...
The Long View: Homeownership is a bedrock of Americana. Can renting ever become one?
August 11, 2017 07:00AM
How to tell if one has made it in America? See if they own a home. For decades, homeownership has been one of the...
The Long View: Real estate technology and the M-word
July 20, 2017 08:30AM
UPDATED, July 20, 12:28 p.m.: StreetEasy’s decision to charge for rental listings set off the five stages of agent grief. “We CANNOT allow this...
The Long View: Cadre and the dilemma of the secondary market
June 15, 2017 11:15AM
Most Americans know Cadre as Jared Kushner’s startup, the investment he infamously failed to mention on his White House ethics disclosure form. But the...
The Long View: The mortgage interest deduction is America’s great inequalizer
May 26, 2017 07:00AM
President Trump’s federal budget, released Monday, proposes to slash $3.6 trillion in government spending over 10 years. It vows to spend money “only on...
The Long View: Premier Agent program is a race to the bottom
May 11, 2017 07:00AM
The battle between Streeteasy and New York’s brokerage industry over the listing site’s Premier Agent tool is approaching an armistice. And all signs point...
The Long View: What’s the point of incentives in the resi market?
April 26, 2017 09:40AM
Concessions and sweeteners are everywhere in the rental and condo markets. At 357 West 17th Street, the lucky buyer gets a Bentley thrown in....
The Long View: Can logistics deliver?
April 13, 2017 08:37AM
Commercial real estate investment may be heading for a downturn in 2017, but there is one exception: logistic warehouse properties. “It’s hard not to...
The Long View: Mitsubishi reloaded? Chinese NYC investment echoes the Japanese
in the 80s
March 29, 2017 08:45AM
With every billion-dollar check a Chinese institution writes for a Manhattan trophy property, similarities to the Japanese investment boom of the late 1980s become...
The Long View: The brokerage industry’s conflict of interest problem
March 20, 2017 08:00AM
Imagine going to trial only to find out that your high-powered lawyer is also working for the person you are suing. Now, imagine buying...
The Long View: The Starwoodification of real estate
March 01, 2017 08:00AM
At most hotels in Manhattan, all you need to do is look at the giant “Marriott” or “Holiday Inn” sign splashed across the facade...
Bridge Investment targets $500M in Opportunity Zone possibilities
Developers bristle over Chicago’s new affordable housing rules
Riverside Church buys Union Theological Seminary dorm for $47M
Diane von Furstenberg’s prince son buys
432 Park Avenue pad
GreenOak shoots for $90M sellout at UWS condo conversion
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