Arizona homebuilding company finds success with energy efficiency

“Once we looked into the LEED requirements we realized it wasn’t much of a jump for us. It was a natural transition…” …

Developer gets 10 years for fracking real estate scam

As part of the con, the developer sent emails and letters to investors, replete with detailed building renderings and property specifications …

Eliot Spitzer better hope the East River doesn’t wreck his new buildings

Eliot Spitzer, the former governor of New York and former state attorney general perhaps best known for his high-profile sex worker scandal, has lately taken the reins of his family’s storied real estate company Spitzer Enterprises (following in the footsteps of his late father Bernard) …

How developers are tapping technology to sell ultra-luxury real estate

Life-size models, 3-D renderings and other methods that one high-end Miami developer is using to attract ultra-high-net-worth clients: Miami agent Arno de Vos tells us about it …

RealtyShares crowdfunded real estate investments now in Miami, Chicago

We’ve all heard of, or perhaps even participated in, crowdfunding ventures. From Kickstarter projects, to GoFundMe endeavors from the complex to the mundane, enterprising businesspeople are turning to new ways to come up with cash …

The no. 1 rule for disrupting an industry? Do your homework

Picture the scene: “Tech bros” with money to burn surround the table. The disruptor-in-chief is rallying the troops to the tune of nine figures. The pitch is some variation of a model that has failed repeatedly and without exception for decades. “Today…

FHA: Help is on the way to ease affordable housing crisis

Responding to recent housing industry analyst reports that criticized a decline in the construction of affordable, quality rental housing across the country, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) last week announced a multifamily insurance rate redu…

A look back at 2015: How Miami’s real estate market heated up

While everyone is busy trying to forecast Miami’s real estate market for 2016, it seems more important to take a look back to see how Miami got to where it is today, before projecting where it will be tomorrow. 2015 was the year Miami garnered coverage on being a “global model for real estate”— a pretty large feat for Miami’s real estate books …

Charter amendment to impact San Francisco developers

San Francisco’s mayor and board of supervisors are pursuing a charter amendment for the next November’s ballot that would require developers to include more below market-rate housing in new residential developments. This pursuit by Mayor Ed Lee comes after voters passed San Francisco’s largest ever housing bond, Proposition A, in early November …