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The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

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Mensch: Noun. A decent, upright, mature and responsible person. Schlemiel:  Noun, slang. An awkward, clumsy, or unlucky person whose endeavors tend to fail. A loser. Mensch of the Week: Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group Today we have one Mensch and…

Footing the Bill for Affordable Housing

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As a general rule, real estate development, whether residential or commercial, takes place in response to demand. Sure, we all know that isn’t always the case–in the Philadelphia/South Jersey areas, we’ve seen a few hotels and casinos built with considerable financing and…

Retiring at the Ritz

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There is a great deal of overlap among CRE asset classes, which I think is what makes each so interesting. Medical office buildings, for instance, are office assets modified for use by (duh) the medical profession, which makes them something…

The Llenrock Poll

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Related Cos’ Hudson Yards development is ambitious, even by Manhattan standards. Still, the interest shown by investors, competing developers, and future tenants shows that this project–however big and complicated–is a high-stakes gamble that just might pay off.

Image Matters


The New York Times ran a great article last weekend, describing an unusual problem that has emerged for real estate agents and brokers in New York: according to a state law, these professionals are not permitted to hold “corporate titles”…