Deed restrictions are one of the biggest hurdles as cities and states try to create new housing opportunities in low-density neighborhoods. While housing advocates may see a clear public policy reason to work around or eliminate them, homeowners often see things differently.
Despite a persistently stagnant capital markets environment, large commercial real estate brokers say price relief is making mergers and acquisitions more possible ahead of an expected easing of interest rates in the second half of 2024.
Several real estate brokerages pushed to exit a putative antitrust class action in Michigan federal court accusing them and the National Association of Realtors of conspiring to inflate commission fees for buyer-brokers, saying the court lacks personal jurisdiction and that arbitration is required.
A New York federal judge has granted a trustee's motion for default judgment against affiliates of borrower Ashford Hospitality Trust — accused by the trustee of failing to repay loans worth $144 million — wit... (more story)
Arkhouse Management Co. and Brigade Capital Management have boosted their offer to buy Macy's to roughly $6.6 billion from $5.8 billion, propelling the retailer's stock to a nearly 14% rally on Monday.
Hart Law, Dentons and Miller Leiby are among the law firms that worked on the largest New York City deals that hit public records this week, a period that saw only seven transactions north of the $10 million m... (more story)
Local governments in Maryland could award tax credits for certain properties that are used for housing homeless people or have undergone health and safety improvements under legislation passed by the state House of Delegates.
Healthcare real estate investment trust Ventas Inc. has agreed to add two new board members in a one-year deal to end a campaign for changes at the firm from an activist investor hedge fund that has accused th... (more story)
Dentons has hired Hogan Lovells partner Kim Pagotto for its real estate practice in its District of Columbia office, the firm announced Monday.
Real estate attorneys at Weil played key roles in Micron Technology's development of a $100 billion semiconductor factory, Kroger's proposed $24.6 billion merger with fellow supermarket giant Albertsons and Br... (more story)
Irvine, California-based real estate company Five Point Holdings LLC said Mike Alvarado will take over as its chief operating officer while retaining his roles as chief legal officer, vice president and secretary.
Attorneys for a pro-housing group and a real estate developer praised a Los Angeles judge's tentative ruling Friday that a wealthy suburb violated a state housing law by rejecting a development that would incl... (more story)
With the approval of significant revisions to a landmark affordable housing law they passed in 2023, Florida state lawmakers have reinforced their commitment to incentivizing an increase in much-needed housing... (more story)
The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice on Friday told a Washington federal judge that landlords can't collude on housing prices even if they're using new technology to do it, adding th... (more story)
New Haven, Connecticut, landlords have filed a proposed class action against the city, alleging that it failed to set up a procedure for property owners to appeal housing code and rental license citations, des... (more story)
A Florida magistrate judge on Friday paused the sale of a Miami city commissioner's house and ordered briefing on whether his homestead exemption claim — which would shield the property from being used to sati... (more story)
A proposed class settled a data breach lawsuit against a Denver-based real estate brokerage and property management company in Colorado federal court.
The Fifth Circuit has vacated a Texas federal court's remand of a $100 million suit in which a proposed class of mostly Texas property owners is accusing Devon Energy Production Co. of underpaying oil and gas ... (more story)
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP is representing equipment rental giant United Rentals in a new agreement to buy the Yak roadway matting business from Morgan Lewis-guided Platinum Equity for $1.1 billion, United said i... (more story)
A Washington state appellate judge on Friday asked opponents of a plan to turn a hotel near Seattle into a shelter for homeless people why a pair of community meetings weren't enough to meet King County's obli... (more story)