The Closing: The Condé Effect on Office Leasing; Talking Walls; Illegal Hostels Crackdown


Yet another condo conversion? [Curbed NY]

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Condé Nast’s WTC deal inflates the total leasing activity in Manhattan for June. [Crain’s]

Foreclosures are up for Manhattan co-ops. [The Real Deal]

Trump Soho brings in Prudential Douglas Elliman to help its sales efforts. [Real Estate Weekly]

If walls could talk… Actually, now they can. Battery Park City is getting one high-tech stretch of glass. [Curbed NY]

Paranoia abounds, but bedbugs don’t: complaints outpace actual violations. [Journal]

Aby Rosen has seen his share of business drama, and news outlets have taken notice. [The Real Deal]

Williamsburg’s New York Empire Hostel is the latest victim of the illegal hostel crackdown. [BushwickBK]

Former building superintendant sex offender is now soliciting contract work on Craigslist. [NY Post]

Here’s one way to escape the still-recovering housing market in NYC—this real estate broker grabbed a spot on a reality TV show. [The Real Deal] (Also worth checking out is the bio on his personal website)

Another second quarter report: condo closings stay steady. [The Real Deal]