Wrapping Up Tuesday, and Looking Ahead to Tomorrow

Mayor Bloomberg's plan to rezone Midtown East wasn't going to get through a City Council vote later this week, so he pulled it.  That, and still savoring the One WTC height victory.

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Back on Top, Redux: More on One WTC's Victory

We're proud to have the nation's tallest building.  Thank you Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.  Thank you Durst for making it so high and making the spire count. Now, here's what the media is saying about the decision since we posted about this earlier today.  Warning:  Not everyone is as happy as New Yorkers are.

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An 'International Scandal' at 100 Franklin Street?

A link to Curbed's report on a Landmarks Commission hearing this morning where the Tribeca neighbors of a new DDG condo project had a strong negative reaction, to put it mildly.

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Do You Want the Whole History of Massey Knakal? They Have It For You. Now.

The broker-adviser firm has a heartwarming celebration for itself today.  It also announces three deals.

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Why Should Foreign Tax Levys on U.S. Real Estate Be Lifted?

The Commericial Observer today describes a Congressional proposal to reform FIRTPA, which business interests say discriminates against real estate sales. 

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What's Jones Lang LaSalle Telling Us to Integrate?

In the first of an expansive series of white papers, the big property manager lets us know how the forces of online sales and physical locations for product delivery have converged into a science of integration. In other words, here's the beginnings of the story of where online sales will provide real estate opportunities.

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Who's Selling Vornado's Last Long Island Mall?

Newsday reports that the the commercial REIT giant is making good on it promise to shareholders to divest itself of its malls.

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Back to San Fran: More from Last Week's Realtors Convention

From seminars at the annual conference: Potential homeowners will have a harder time getting mortgages due to complicated new rules.  And Century 21 will provide content for its agents Tweet.

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Updated! How High Is the World Trade Center? Officially?

Today is decision day on whether One WTC is the nation's tallest building.  UPDATE:  The decision has been made.  Click through.

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How Much Does America Like Its Real Estate Agents?

A new online poll by Choice Home Warranty finds not much.  Maybe close to not at all.

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Finishing Off Monday, and an Early Look at Tuesday

Tomorrow: Nimby on the Grand Concourse, Nimby downtown, and the Donald takes on our nation's veterans on Twitter and loses badly.  And much much more. And catching up with a blog item that says that the feds are examining mortgage REITS

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What's Worrying NY Real Estate Brokers Now?

The Real Estate Board of New York's quarterly confidence indices show that brokers are going into the holiday season wary of more Washington gridlock.

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Why Does Tennessee Hate Jones Lang Lasalle?

Ans:  Because Tennessee loves JLL.  A big contract signed with the real estate management giant that was engineered by a self-proclaimed "major" investor--Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam--has a lot of people unhappy in the state.  And they are determined not to let last spring's controversy ove the deal die, even as the Chicago-based firm proceeds with its consulting work.

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What's Going on in Normandy's Exchange Portfolio?

A Class A Westchester commercial property developer adds four business and nearly 147,000 square feet in leases in 2013's first nine months.

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How CBRE Is Untethering Its Employees

A big Los Angeles office space in a big real estate investment and management firm goes free range, and the reluctant staff is saying nice things.

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