It’s Now a Buyers’ Market in Manhattan Real Estate
The volume of sales and the prices of condos and co-ops fell sharply in  ..…. MORE

Dream of buying a Manhattan apartment? Now’s your chance: Prices are plunging
The real estate market in Manhattan took a sizable hit this summer  ..…. MORE

One in Four of New York’s New Luxury Apartments Is Unsold
A quarter of the new condos built since 2013 in New York City have not yet  ..…. MORE

Why Manhattan’s property price ‘bloodbath’ is a reason to cheer
The third-quarter data from appraising firm Miller Samuel Inc. and Douglas Elliman Real Estate alarmed  ..…. MORE

New York Real Estate Investor and Developer Says Despite Challenges, Manhattan’s Market is Still a Leader
Lloyd Goldman still thinks location is the most important thing when  ..…. MORE

Real Estate sales sink as foreign buyers shy away from shaky political climate in U.S.
Luxury Real Estate has seen a dramatic downturn this year  ..…. MORE

NYC’s luxury condo glut leads to thousands of unsold apartments: report
How bad is Manhattan’s luxury condo glut, exactly?  ..…. MORE

2018 was the worst for stocks in 10 years
The DOW fell 5.6%. The S&P 500 was down 6.2% and  ..…. MORE

Trump vs. Pelosi: The standoff that will define Washington begins today
The president and the presumptive speaker of the House ..…. MORE

DOW, S&P 500 Post Worst December since 1931, as Nasdaq has worst on record
2018 may be remembered as the year the Grinch stole your retirement or stock investment account ..…. MORE

An Advisor’s Guide to Recent Real Estate Issues and Trends
Advisors are expected to anticipate these changes and forecast the future ..…. MORE

A Cheat Sheet on Timing the Luxury Residential Market
When was the best time to buy and sell? ..…. MORE

How to Find an Apartment in NYC: A Beginner’s Guide
From where to look to what to bring, we’ve got you covered ..…. MORE

New York Apartment Guide: Rent Control vs. Rent Stabilization
Everything you need to know about rent control in New York City ..…. MORE

Are We Headed for Another House Collapse?
Article from the New York Post ..…. MORE

Short-Term Gain, Long-Term Pain: Why Millennials Choose to Rent
Rent or buy? For many, it may seem like a fairly easy decision ..…. MORE

Hamptonites got Wild at this Year’s Wildlife Rescue Fundraiser
Article from the Insider’s Guide to Manhattan Living ..…. MORE

Rental Concessions in NYC are Here to Stay for the Foreseeable Future, Reports Say
Concessions for rental apartments aren’t going away anytime soon, two new reports suggest ..…. MORE

Manhattan Super Luxury Rental Market Sees Major Uptick
71 leases signed in July for at least $15,000 a month, Douglas Elliman says ..…. MORE

The Millennial’s Guide to Moving to NYC
Millennials, be forewarned before moving to the Big Apple ..…. MORE

Orda Management secures $430M loan for 225-233 PAS
Barclays PLC is the lender for the two connected office buildings ..…. MORE

UES plastic surgery palace goes under the knife, gets $13M price chop
An Upper East Side mansion that once served as an outpatient clinic for plastic surgery patients has just gotten a little nip tuck of its own ..…. MORE

Manhattan’s Chief Closers [The Real Deal]
The Real Deal’s first-ever ranking by closed sales finds new development brokers trounced resale agents in 2016, but do they really make more money? ..…. MORE

Trump Palace might be the next NYC building to lose the president’s name [CURBED]
A resident of Trump Palace is circulating a petition that he thinks will help him sell his condo ..…. MORE

7 Crucial ways New York City’s landscape will change in 2017 [CURBED]
Big things will happen in real estate, architecture, and more this year ..…. MORE

Rentopoly: Who owns New York [The Real Deal]
A ranking of the 20 biggest NYC Residential Landlords – and how they’re reshaping the city’s rental market ..…. MORE

As bank loans dry up, condo developers are cobbling together funds any way they can [The Real Deal]
Capital stack for many of those projects often includes multiple tranches of sponsor equity, mezzanine debt, preferred equity, EB-5 funds and even crowdfunding ..…. MORE

The Condo Boom That Doesn’t Add Up  [The Real Deal]
Developers and broker engage in a number of tactics to inflate success at projects..…. MORE

Cuomo Said he’d return 50K apartments to rent regulation-he didn’t come close  [The Real Deal]
State effort to get landlords to comply with a court ruling appears to have fallen far short of goal..…. MORE

The Sloppy 421a Dispute  [The Real Deal]
Bringing back the city’s most controversial tax break has been a messy lobby war behind closed doors since the outset..…. MORE

Second Avenue Subway gets its historical inaugural ride on New Year’s Eve  [Curbed]
Governer Cuomo rang in 2017 at the city’s newest subway..…. MORE

Brexit vote could drive up New York real estate, hurt tourism [CRAIN’S]
The earthquake that could shake Europe if the United Kingdom votes to exit the European Union could be felt in New York. But not all of the repercussions would necessarily be bad. The price of New York real estate could rise as investors look for safe havens against the threat of a global recession……. MORE

In New York City, Rising Rent Has Outpaced Income Growth Since 1960 [CURBED]
Nobody will be surprised to hear that New York rents have increased dramatically since 1960. More interesting, however, is how quickly rent increases outpaced income in the timeframe between 1960 and 2013. ApartmentList released a study analyzing how rents and incomes have changed in urban areas across the country in the past five decades. In 1960, New York had a median rent of $568. By 2013, the median was $934—a 64 percent increase..…. MORE

Anbang to close Waldorf Astoria for three years during $1B condo conversion [REAL DEAL]
Anbang Insurance Group plans to shut down the Waldorf Astoria hotel for up to three years while it converts the majority of the rooms into condominiums.The Chinese insurer, which bought the hotel for $1.95 billion from the Blackstone Group last year, will turn 1,100 rooms into condos. Hilton Worldwide, which currently operates the Waldorf Astoria, will manage the remaining 300 to 500 rooms as a smaller luxury hotel. The conversion will cost up to $1 billion..…. MORE

Landlords win battle with City Hall over water rate rebate [REAL DEAL]
Landlords won a battle with City Hall Monday over the city’s 2.1 percent water rate increase after a state judge ruled the de Blasio administration arbitrarily awarded a water rebate to select property owners.…. MORE

Merrill Lynch takes 125K sf at 75 Rockefeller Plaza [REAL DEAL]
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management is trading its Fifth Avenue digs for four floors at RXR Realty’s newly-renovated 75 Rockefeller Plaza. The investment company signed a lease for 125,000 square feet on the second through fifth floors of the 623,000-square-foot building, Commercial Observer reported. Since 1998, Merrill Lynch has roughly the same amount of space 717 Fifth, according to CoStar…. MORE

Saudi family in talks to pay $352M for Plaza [REAL DEAL]
Could the Plaza Hotel finally be getting a new owner? After a canceled foreclosure auction this spring, an unidentified member of the Saudi royal family and London-based investment firm 3 Associates are in talks to buy the iconic property for $352 million, the New York Post reported. The joint venture is also looking to buy London’s Grosvenor House for $882 million and the Dream Downtown Hotel in Chelsea for $235 million…. MORE

Manhattan inventory hits record low in February: report [REAL DEAL]
It’s hard to walk more than a block in Manhattan without stumbling across a residential condominium project in the works, but until all that spanking new product goes live, the market will continue to be defined by scarcity. The city’s condo inventory hit a record low last month with only 3,175 units on the market, according to StreetEasy’s latest Manhattan Condo Market Report. Meanwhile, pending sales rebounded in February — as is the norm after slow winter months — jumping up 27.5 percent since January. “February is typically a turning point between the declining slow season and the busy spring season,” Alan Lightfeld, a data scientist with StreetEasy, said. The condo market usually sees a boost in March …. MORE

Len Blavatnik closes on Woody Johnson’s co-op for record $77.5M [REAL DEAL]
Billionaire Len Blavatnik has officially closed on his record-breaking purchase of New York Jets owner Woody Johnson’s co-op in 834 Fifth Avenue, and while the sale remains a record, the price was just $77.5 million, rather than the $80 million previously reported. The preceding record was set by Israel Englander, with his purchase of a co-op duplex in 740 Park Avenue for $71.3 million. Since 2005, the record for priciest New York co-op has been set nine times. Blavatnik’s purchase was approved by the co-op board at …. MORE

Silverstein pays $100M for Far West Side development site [CRAIN’S]
Silverstein Properties has closed on its purchase of 514 11th Ave., a former Mercedes-Benz dealership on the far West Side, where the development firm is planning to build an ultra-tall residential tower. According to sources familiar with the deal, the company, best known for its work building office skyscrapers at the World Trade Center site, is paying more than $100 million for the site. Silverstein Properties first entered into a contract for the parcel with the luxury automaker back in 2011. Mercedes then relocated its dealership to the base of developer Two Trees’ new luxury rental building Mercedes House, between West 53rd and West 54th streets. Silverstein Properties is currently in the process of …. MORE

FiDi Affordable Housing Complex Votes to Go Private After Heated Debate [DNA INFO]
After a long and contentious debate, residents of affordable housing complex Southbridge Towers have voted to take their apartments private. More than two-thirds of those living in Southbridge — a 1,607-unit complex of several towers that sits between Pearl, Frankfort, Gold and Fulton streets — cast ballots over the past three days to turn their subsidized co-op into market-rate apartments, a decision that will likely allow residents to sell their units for upwards of $1 million. The 1,082 “yes” votes — 10 more ballots than the required two-thirds margin for privatization — came after a lengthy, heated and complicated debate at the complex. The change will enable residents who paid $10,000 or less for their apartments decades ago to sell them at market rate, reaping a large profit. “I think this is going to have a tremendously positive impact on this community,” said Wally Dimson, the president of…. MORE