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21 Jul 2016, Madrid, Spain
A Chinese real estate group has agreed to sell Edificio España in Madrid to a Spanish investment group for more than $292 million after feuding with city officials for two years over plans to renovate the landmark. Read more.
20 Jul 2016, Sydney, Australia
A formal ceremony on July 20 officially marked the topping out of construction on 333 George Street, located on the corner of George Street and Martin Place in Sydney’s central business district. Read more.
19 Jul 2016, Kelowna, Canada
A construction company has assumed full control of the site of a previously stalled high-rise, claiming to finish the job. The 21-story residential tower is slated to rise under the new name 1151 Sunset Drive. Read more.
18 Jul 2016, Boston, United States
Sales have officially launched for units inside the 30-story Pierce Boston. The apartments are aimed at "younger innovation sector entrepreneurs and investors" living and working in the city. Read more.
13 Jul 2016, Melbourne, Australia
A 75-story Southbank skyscraper that would dwarf the neighboring Crown Casino is a step closer to realization, with its permitted development site to be auctioned off July 2016. The site comes with permits and plans in place for the tower. Read more.
07 Jul 2016, Chicago, United States
It’s shaping up to be one bummer of a summer for Marina City, where some residents have been banned from their balconies after city inspectors discovered trouble with nearly 2,000 balcony railings on the iconic corncob-shaped towers. Read more.
06 Jul 2016, London, United Kingdom
The developer behind the USD$516 million 40 Leadenhall Street project – also known as Gotham City – has decided not to progress the 37-story scheme speculatively in the wake of the European Union referendum result. Read more.
06 Jul 2016, New York City, United States
Following complaints from neighbors about a planned 252-meter skyscraper in Nomad, the city’s Department of Buildings has issued a stop work order on the project, but for a slightly different reason than the focus of neighbors’ concerns. Read more.
06 Jul 2016, Miami, United States
A developer has closed on $92.7 million in financing for its GranParaiso tower in Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood. Bank of the Ozarks provided the loan for the fourth tower in the four-hectare Paraiso Bay Complex. Read more.
05 Jul 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Emaar Properties has begun selling new “lateral" apartments taking up either half or a whole floor of a new 77-story tower at the Opera District in Downtown Dubai. The tower will feature 119 total apartments. Read more.
24 Jun 2016, Chicago, United States
After narrowing the list of potential buyers down to three, Tribune Media is reportedly close to finalizing a deal that would see its 1925 neo-Gothic high-rise sold to LA-based CIM Group and local partner Golub & Company. Read more.
20 Jun 2016, Detroit, United States
Two of three buildings belonging to the luxury Riverfront Towers complex have been sold in a transaction totaling $79.5 million. The 26-story Tower 100 and the 29-story Tower 200 were a part of the deal. Read more.
17 Jun 2016, Brisbane, Australia
A mixed-use precinct encompassing an entire city block, known as Brisbane Quarter at 300 George Street, has officially launched sales with office tower and retail space offered to the market for lease. Read more.
14 Jun 2016, New York City, United States
A 16-story office tower, dubbed Dock 72, has been proposed for the western waterfront of The Brooklyn Navy Yard. Upon the project's completion in 2018, the primary tenant will occupy 20,500 of the building's 62,700 square meters. Read more.
13 Jun 2016, Gold Coast, Australia
Surfers Paradise residents won a victory in court against the proposed 295-meter Iluka tower. A court in Brisbane recently ruled in favor of residents in the neighboring Surfers International over podium concerns. Read more.
10 Jun 2016, Chicago, United States
The gradual resurrection of Chicago’s condominium market continues to build momentum as sales officially begin for Smithfield Properties’ 24-story tower dubbed 808 Wells. Once sales reach critical mass, construction will begin. Read more.
10 Jun 2016, Minneapolis, United States
A 40-story condo tower planned for the Minneapolis riverfront got a nod from the city’s zoning and planning committee, paving the way for consideration by the City Council and rebuffing a previous decision by preservationists. Read more.
09 Jun 2016, Boston, United States
About 25 percent of the space in Boston’s tallest building, 200 Clarendon – known by locals as the John Hancock Tower – is sitting vacant after leases expired and tenants such as John Hancock moved to new digs. Read more.
09 Jun 2016, Mumbai, India
Located in Prabhadevi, the 51-story Sumer Trinity Vertical has officially launched sales. Currently under construction, the luxury residential tower is the third building to be added to the Sumer Trinity Towers complex. Read more.
08 Jun 2016, Sydney, Australia
In a transaction surpassing $8.2 million, a developer has sold the sixth of its nine penthouse units for the Sydney Greenland Centre. Once complete, the building will be the tallest residential tower in the city. Read more.
08 Jun 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Just over a month after its launch, the two-tower Glamz project has officially sold all 418 apartments, totaling $82 million. These sales maintain the developer's streak of selling out the entirety of its six launched projects to date. Read more.
07 Jun 2016, Chicago, United States
According to sources, Lakeshore East’s upcoming supertall Vista Tower has sold $200 million worth of condominiums since March of 2016. The project is expected to break ground as early as June 2016 with delivery slated for 2020. Read more.
06 Jun 2016, Singapore, Singapore
After being on the market since 2015, the 43-story Asia Square Tower 1 in Singapore has been purchased for $2.5 billion in what is claimed to be the largest single-tower sale in the region’s history. Read more.
06 Jun 2016, Hong Kong, China
Officials and organizers have pulled the plug on an art installation that was displayed on the façade of Hong Kong’s tallest building, just days after the artists revealed the meaning of a cryptic political message embedded in the artwork. Read more.
03 Jun 2016, Singapore, Singapore
Property developer United Venture Development has signed a contract worth roughly €100 million (USD$113 million) with Dragages Singapore, the local subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, for the construction of two towers. Read more.
02 Jun 2016, Sydney, Australia
A builder has been awarded a USD$210 million contract to build DUO – the fifth stage of the USD$1.5 billion master planned Central Park precinct. The 18-story structure encompasses a mixed residential, commercial, and hotel development. Read more.
31 May 2016, New York City, United States
In a deal worth $1.65 billion, a Chinese insurance group has taken a sizable, yet undisclosed, stake in a landmark New York office block. The insurer is now believed to be the largest investor in 1285 Avenue of the Americas. Read more.
26 May 2016, New York City, United States
Subpoenas have been sent to multiple developers that bid on a project to redevelop the Brooklyn Public Library’s Brooklyn Heights branch at 280 Cadman Plaza following allegations that the bidding process was rigged. Read more.
24 May 2016, Seattle, United States
Several groups vying to decide the fate of the stalled 41-story Potala Tower recently appeared in US District Court as a judge weighed a plan to hand over the project to a new group of investors. Read more.
24 May 2016, Toronto, Canada
As sales for Toronto’s Diamond Condominiums on Yonge get underway, the floor plans for the project have been released. The building contains 385 units, of varying sizes and layouts, with plans offering an early look at the suite interiors. Read more.