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Fla. Foreign Real Estate Law Brings Broad Investment Risks

Last month, Florida became the latest state to enact legislation prohibiting Chinese investors from acquiring cert... (more story)

Prepping Your Business Ahead Of Affirmative Action Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming ruling on whether race should play a role in college admissions could potentiall... (more story)

How REITs Can Prep For SEC's Repurchase Disclosure Rules

With real estate investment trusts' share repurchase activity on the rise, REITs should beware the potential enfor... (more story)

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Office Snapshot: Bressler Eyes Quality In Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Bressler Amery & Ross PC has moved its Fort Lauderdale, Florida, office into new digs nearby in an effort to emphasize quality of work over quantity and better adapt to remote and hybrid work.

Ga. Panel Nixes Apt. Assault Suit, But Calls For Reform

A Georgia appellate court refused to revive a woman's negligence suit against the owner and manager of an apartment complex after she awoke one night to find a maintenance worker in her bed; the panel found he... (more story)

New York City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera pictured in 2022. A bill sponsored by Rivera is among two pieces of legislation proposing regulations for vacant and neglected units that commissioners for the city's housing agency are urging officials to ignore, saying the data on such properties have been "misconstrued" and the topic has become distracting. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, Pool)
NYC Housing Staffers Discourage Bills Targeting Vacant Units

Commissioners for New York City's housing agency urged officials not to take up a pair of bills proposing regulations on vacant and neglected units at a Tuesday hearing, saying the data on such properties have... (more story)

Tenant's Email Notice OK Under Contract, Mass. Court Says

The Massachusetts Appeals Court on Wednesday said a commercial tenant's email to its landlord declining a five-year lease extension option satisfied a notice provision in their contract despite a prohibition o... (more story)

8th Circ. Says St. Louis Diner Can't Revive Subrogation Suit

An Eighth Circuit appeals panel declined to revive a lawsuit Tuesday by a St. Louis diner that accused its insurer of violating state subrogation law by independently settling claims stemming from a car crashi... (more story)

NY Panel Wary Of Trump's Bid To Toss AG's $250M Fraud Suit

A New York state appellate panel expressed skepticism Tuesday about Donald Trump's core argument that Attorney General Letitia James lacks the authority to sue him for defrauding banks and insurers that have n... (more story)

Real Estate Rumors: Plaza Hotel Duplex, MCB, Rod Stewart

A Plaza Hotel duplex is reportedly on the market for $50 million, an MCB Real Estate venture is said to have paid $80.7 million for a Maryland logistics center and Rod Stewart has reportedly listed a Los Angel... (more story)

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Calif. City Asks Federal Judge To Keep Housing Suit Alive

The city of Huntington Beach, California, told a federal judge that it does have proper standing in its fight over the constitutionality of Gov. Gavin Newsom and his agencies' housing requirements because it i... (more story)

Appeals Court Revives Lower Manhattan Seaport Tower Plan

A New York state appellate panel on Tuesday reversed a lower court's ruling that blocked the Howard Hughes Corp. from continuing forward with a 27-story mixed-use building in South Street Seaport in Lower Manh... (more story)

Freddie Mac has helped Harbor Group International secure a $201 million loan to refinance the firm’s Southeast multifamily housing portfolio, as part of a $440 million refinancing of 25 U.S. properties. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Harbor Group Nets $440M In Multifamily Property Refinancing

Harbor Group International LLC secured $440 million in refinancing from Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and KKR for 25 multifamily properties in the U.S., the real estate investment and management company announced Tuesday.

NYC Says Garden Construction Review Passes Muster

Counsel for New York City and a nonprofit group dedicated to preserving a Manhattan garden that's slated to become affordable housing for seniors battled over the adequacy of an environmental review of the pro... (more story)

NJ Class Claims Over Pet Food Plant Odors Fail Smell Test

A New Jersey federal judge declined to certify a proposed class of Jersey City residents alleging that the fumes from an animal food rendering plant lower their property values, ruling Tuesday that there is co... (more story)

R.I. Sues Landlord For Lead Hazards In Hundreds Of Units

Rhode Island's attorney general and the state's department of health on Tuesday accused a Providence landlord of "allowing its properties to fall into disrepair" and create "significant health and safety risks... (more story)

Texas Eyes Eminent Domain To Block Golf, Housing Project

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission will meet Saturday to consider taking 5,000 acres by eminent domain to preserve a state park, after a developer bought the land with plans to build a private residential... (more story)