Lackluster home sales took a bite out of Toll Brothers’ 2019 profits, which dropped 20 percent to $590 million, the homebuilder reported Monday. The Pennsylvania-based firm reported $7.08 billion in 2019 revenue from home sales, down 1 percent year over year. Net signed contract value dropped 12 percent to $6.71 billion. But the company said buyer demand rose during the fourth quarter of the year — signaling improvement ahead. At the end of the quarter,
“They paved paradise to put up a parking lot,” Joni Mitchell famously sang. However, in hot real estate markets, we’re well past that. Developers, desperate for prime land upon which to build, are increasingly eyeing parking lots, and that has caused trading activity of such assets to soar. In 2016, for example, there were over 200 sales of parking lots, according to CoStar Group data cited by the New York Times. That’s more than double
Manhattan office leasing is closing in on a strong finish to the year, as Facebook’s massive Hudson Yards deal pushed November’s leasing activity to a 5 percent increase year-over-year. The social media giant’s 1.5 million-square-foot lease across 30, 50 and 55 Hudson Yards accounted for nearly 40 percent of the island’s 3.87 million square feet of office space leased last month, according to the latest market snapshot report from Colliers International. “We are very close
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