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Expect CFPB To Enforce Warning Against 'Coercive' Fine Print

The recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warning against unenforceable terms "deceptively" slipped into the... (more story)

How NJ Worker Status Ruling Benefits Real Estate Industry

In Kennedy v. Weichert, the New Jersey Supreme Court recently said a real estate agent’s employment contract would... (more story)

After Chevron: Impact On CFPB May Be Limited

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo is likely to have a limited impact on th... (more story)

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Top Florida Real Estate News In 2024 So Far

Catch up on the hottest real estate news out of Florida so far this year, from alleged zoning abuse and bankruptcy to a brewing condo crisis and a seven-figure highway expansion. 

Pa. Justices OK Zoning Decision To Allow Suburban Hospital

A zoning officer for a Pittsburgh suburb was within state law to issue a "use permit" that would allow the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to build near a rival network's existing hospital, even if tha... (more story)

Starwood Capital Group has sold a hotel in Manhattan to an affiliate of Host Hotels for $265 million, in a deal led by Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP. (iStock)
Fried Frank Advises Host's $265M Buy Of NYC Starwood Hotel

Starwood Capital Group has sold a Midtown Manhattan hotel to an affiliate of real estate investment trust Host Hotels for $265 million, in a transaction advised by Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP.

Gallagher & Kennedy Welcomes CRE, Telecom Expert

Gallagher & Kennedy PA announced that the company has added a commercial real estate and telecommunications expert from Goehring Rutter & Boehm to the firm's real estate practice group.

SL Green, Wharton Buy $101M Former Signature Loan

SL Green Realty Corp. and billionaire Jeff Sutton's Wharton Properties have bought a $101 million note secured by a Wharton retail building from Blackstone Group — debt a receiver for Signature Bank sold off in December.

Fried Frank Guides Blackstone HQ Expansion In Manhattan

Blackstone will expand its Midtown Manhattan office headquarters and extend its lease in an agreement guided by Fried Frank, the building's property manager announced Wednesday.

Tech Hub Looks To Capitalize On S. Fla.'s Climate Expertise

When the U.S. Economic Development Administration launched its Tech Hubs program across the country in October, South Florida's climate- and resilience-focused entry was one of 31 selected from more than 200 a... (more story)

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Rocket Mortgage Says Results Refute Investors' Fraud Claims

Rocket Mortgage is arguing that the company didn't mislead its shareholders when Rocket's former CEO claimed the company could grow its lending business in a rising interest rate environment because the firm's... (more story)

Fed. Gov't Can't Slip Suit Over Affordable Housing Loan

A U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge has refused to dismiss a company's suit alleging the federal government violated a loan agreement and now owes the company for the taking of its property.

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U. Miami Climate Leader Sees Chance For Innovation

With Miami often called the "ground zero" of the climate change crisis, the University of Miami in 2022 launched a Climate Resilience Academy to coordinate an interdisciplinary response. Nearly a year into his... (more story)

Phoenix Developers Nab $51M For Build-To-Rent Construction

Tower Capital arranged $51 million in construction financing for a 190-unit rental community under development in Phoenix's West Valley, after the developer received final approval for a requested rezoning fro... (more story)

NYC Real Estate Week In Review

Fried Frank and Tarter Krinsky are among the law firms that guided the largest New York City real estate deals that hit public records last week, a period that saw three transactions north of the $100 million ... (more story)

Woman Can't Escape Suit Over Partner's $1.1M FBAR Debt

A woman whose late romantic partner owed $1.1 million in reporting penalties on hidden financial accounts in France and Switzerland can't stop the government from pursuing a suit against her for half the value... (more story)

Rocket Cos. Investors Drop CEO Retweet Claims From Suit

Investors in mortgage lender Rocket Companies have dropped certain proposed class action claims against the company's CEO, telling a Michigan federal judge that they would no longer accuse the executive of sec... (more story)