Summit Notebook

Living wages at Xanadu Meadowlands? Think again, New Jersey

June 15, 2010

dollarDo not expect the developer that’s working on the massive Meadowlands shopping and entertainment complex in northern New Jersey to compel its tenants to pay their workers a living wage. Related Companies, the New York-based real estate developer behind the project, said on Tuesday that it would be a deal breaker.

Q+A: Maria Fiorini Ramirez

June 8, 2010

I sat down with Maria Fiorini Ramirez today after she joined us at the Reuters Investment Outlook Summit and asked her about starting her own company — the global economic consulting firm Maria Fiorini Ramirez, Inc — her advice for young entrepreneurs, and if women can balance a successful work and home life.

AUDIO – Real estate’s ugly confluence

June 24, 2009

All week, we have been meeting real estate executives at Reuters Global Real Estate Summit who have discussed the many different areas of concern that have spread throughout the sector.

Smaller cities’ real estate to stall- what are your town’s prospects?

June 23, 2009

New York and a handful of other major U.S. cities are down, but will never be out as far as their commercial real estate goes, a leading New York real estate private equity investor said Monday at the Reuters Global Real Estate Summit.

AUDIO – A new emerging market for real estate

June 23, 2009

Remember the good old days where — if you lived in the United States anyway — people would talk about “emerging markets”?

AUDIO – ‘Off to the Outlets’ — A new real estate mantra

June 23, 2009

When it comes to shopping for bargains these days, retailers are expanding their window of possibilities the same way as increasingly price-conscious consumers.

AUDIO – A record-setting blog!

June 22, 2009

Everyone likes to set records. Think about those two giant twins who felt the need to ride motorcycles for their Guinness Book of World Records picture. What were those guys thinking?

AUDIO – Pulte Homes and the Cycle

June 22, 2009

It’s not a motorcycle or a unicycle – we’re talking the overall real estate business cycle.

iSkyscraper? If you were Apple, why not?

June 22, 2009

If you had paid $3.5 billion for a skyscraper named after bankrupt automaker General Motors, wouldn’t you want a tenant to come in and pay you another few million to rename the building, with the added bonus of giving it a name not associated with a failed recipient of government largesse?