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Saudi City of Jeddah Aims to Build World's Tallest Tower

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 00:03
The builder of the world’s future tallest tower hopes it will redefine the cityscape in this desert region and project the Saudi kingdom’s ambition to be a global powerhouse.

Problems Dog Development of Saudi Planned City

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 22:24
The slow development of King Abdullah Economic City underscores the challenges to economic development in Saudi Arabia that go beyond the country’s current economic downturn brought on by the plummet in oil prices.

Big Property Firms Look to Expand in Saudi Arabia

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 22:13
The world’s biggest commercial property firms are seeking to expand in Saudi Arabia at a time when the kingdom’s economy is going through a rough spell trying to reduce the country’s historical oil dependence.

New York City Developers Pour It On

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 21:30
Hundreds of architects and developers rushed to obtain building permits and begin construction in December, before the expiration of a New York City property-tax abatement program known as 421-a.

For Vereit, Rising From Ashes of Scandal Takes a While

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 08:53
A year into Glenn Rufrano’s plan to turn around Vereit, formerly American Realty Capital Properties, the new CEO has installed outsiders in key positions and sold off $1.4 billion of assets. But its continuing struggles in regaining investor trust underscore the damage from an accounting scandal.

Hotelier Turns Over a New Leaf With SoHo Project

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 23:21
Property developer Aby Rosen has a reputation for ruffling feathers when competing in rough-and-tumble New York City real-estate circles. But with his latest project in SoHo, he is playing nice this time.

How to Profit From Rising Rents: Build Apartments

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 21:13
After six years of rising apartment rents in U.S. cities, investors from all corners of the real-estate industry are piling into new projects in a bet the boom still has a long way to run.

Housing Regulator Closes Loan Loophole Used by REITs

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 16:17
A top federal housing regulator shut the door on mortgage investors who had been using a loophole to access low-cost, government-backed financing.

What's the Deal

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 21:50
A roundup of real-estate news in the tri-state region

The Challenges of Selling a Hollywood Home

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 02:34
In Los Angeles, an abode that has housed generations of Hollywood legends can be the ultimate status symbol, but there are complications when it is time to sell.

Chinese Property Investors Target Tokyo

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 00:13
For Chinese investors dealing with their own hangover at home, Tokyo’s more sober real-estate market is looking like good medicine.

Japan Post IPO to Shift Focus to Property Portfolio

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 21:17
Japan Post is expected to focus more on unleashing the value of its real-estate portfolio by selling 11% of its shares in an IPO that is slated to start trading on Wednesday.

Freddie Mac Swings to Loss

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 15:55
Mortgage-finance company Freddie Mac posted its first quarterly loss in four years despite a healthy housing market, underscoring the challenges faced by the mortgage-finance giant in its eighth year of government control.

Wanted: Immigrant Funds to Build Final World Trade Center Tower

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 13:35
To help finance construction of the final office tower to go up at the World Trade Center site, its developer Silverstein Properties is turning to aspiring immigrants.

Microsoft Opens Flagship Store on Fifth Avenue

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 12:29
Microsoft will step onto one of the world’s biggest retail stages Monday when it opens its Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan as part of its strategy to boost direct contact with consumers.

Developers Put on the Glitz for Busy Fall Selling Season

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 11:55
Increasingly, developers use a wide range of splashy affairs to promote luxury residential real-estate sales in autumn, the most important sales period after spring.

An App That Helps Glimpse the Future

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 20:23
Rokitt’s augmented-reality technology helps architects and residents see a skyline’s potential.


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