- Posted at 11:35, November 14, 2013
- By Russ Bleemer
Here are a few things that happened today:
- Inman.com looked at the potential for a merger between Realogy Holdings Corp., a Madison, N.J., brokerage that franchises the Coldwell Banker and Corcoran Group brands, among others, and Trulia Inc., the web listing service. The item includes some interesting stats on web traffic.
- An official from Trulia spoke at a New York Goldman Sachs market analysis event today, and didn’t say anything at all about Realogy. But he talked a lot about the company’s business. Our details are here.
- The Hudson River development plan under consideration by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is now a done deal. A few hours after our Wednesday story, the governor signed a bill enabling the Hudson River Park Trust to sell air rights that will lead to development that will lead to revenue for the city and the trust to preserve the park. Hopefully. Here is the New York Times article slated for tomorrow’s paper. Here’s another take on it from The Villager.
- The billions will fly! Billionaire David Murdock has floated the 20,000-lot portfolio of residential land his company, Castle & Cooke Inc., owns, "to gauge the interest it attracts." It's a Wall Street Journal blog report, “In Wake of Big Deals, Another Residential Portfolio Hits the Block.”
- A high-profile New Jersey Fair Housing Act discrimination case set to be argued in the U.S. Supreme Court in just three weeks has settled. In the Times, by Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak.
- In “Future Unclear for Towers on East Side,” the Times’ Charles V. Bagli says that office tower development that had been underway looks like a go even after the end of the Midtown East redevelopment, in particular, L&L Holding’s 41-story tower planned for Park Avenue.
Here's what you will be talking about tomorrow and beyond:
- Coming Sunday in the New York Times, and available now, here: Building abroad, but making the offering here in NYC.
- Details in the Times, again, on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new rules to prevent foreclosures where family succession is happening, or can happen, here, ahead of the Sunday print version.
- Bloomberg: “Hilton Commercial Mortgage Bonds Said to Be Marketed by JPMorgan,” here.
- And if somehow you haven’t heard about this already, the New York Post has a story tomorrow on the debut next week of a two-part TLC network special, “Buying Naked,” about a real estate agent who caters to nudists.It’s a real show, on the TLC schedule for next Wednesday, here.