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  • MADRID, Dec 14- On a street in central Madrid, Juan Jose Perucho points to where he is going to build one of the capital's tallest residential blocks after buying a site bigger than five football pitches from the state-owned metro network. Spain is building again after seven years of a crushing downturn in the construction sector with investment in...

  • OTTAWA, Oct 30- A major electricity transmission project linking the Canadian province of Quebec with New York City has cleared a significant hurdle, opening the door to construction within a year, the executive behind the proposal said on Thursday. Don Jessome, chief executive officer of Albany- based Transmission Developers Inc., said a U.S. presidential...

  • Chinese developers roll out gimmicks as sales slump Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:49 PM ET

    HONG KONG, Oct 24- Chinese developers are turning to offbeat marketing gimmicks and give-aways as they battle to shift massive inventories of unsold homes and survive the country's biggest economic slowdown since the global financial crisis. China's largest residential developer China Vanke is using social media in a series of quirky campaigns which...

  • KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Oct 22- Saudi Arabia- based power and water project developer ACWA Power is seeking to secure or arranging finance for $15 billion worth of projects, nearly half of which are in renewable energy, its chief executive said. The company, which plans to list its shares on the Saudi stock market, has projects operating or under construction in...

  • *To spend over 1 billion riyals on projects in 2015. RIYADH, Oct 22- Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Co, Saudi Arabia's largest listed developer, plans to spend over 1 billion riyals on projects in 2015 and aims for 10 percent growth of its business that year, its chairman said. While government data shows the home ownership rate among roughly 20 million Saudis...

  • CAIRO, Oct 20- SODIC, one of Egypt's largest listed real estate developers, plans to invest 2.4 billion Egyptian pounds in 2015 and is hunting for new projects as the sector recovers from three years of turmoil, its managing director said. Egypt's once-booming construction sector was hit hard by the 2011 revolt that ended Hosni Mubarak's 30- year rule but ushered...

  • DC shipping container apartments

    A North Carolina company is taking shipping containers and converting them into all sorts of structures, from retail spaces to multifamily apartments. CNBC's Diana Olick reports.

  • TORONTO, Oct 13- While Toronto's housing boom. Canada's biggest city has more than 100,000 units under construction as developers and investors seek to cash in on condo prices that are up 25.7 percent in the city over the past five years. Glass panels have been falling off newly built Toronto condos, including the luxury Shangri-La and Trump towers and a dozen or...

  • HONG KONG, Oct 13- China's Agile Property Holdings Ltd is in talks with banks to extend a remaining bridge loan, the company said on an analyst briefing call on Monday. Shares in the Hong Kong- listed property developer slumped by more than a fifth as trading in the stock resumed following news last week that it withdrew a rights issue and that its chairman Chen Zhuo...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 8- China's main share index hit a 20- month high in intraday trade on Wednesday, underpinned by strength in property developers after the central bank rolled out policies to boost the struggling sector. Before the week-long break, the People's Bank of China cut mortgage rates and downpayment levels for some home buyers for the first time since the...

  • Brookfield wins auction for bankrupt Revel Casino Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 7:09 AM ET

    Oct 1- Brookfield Asset Management has won the auction for Atlantic City's bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel, said a source familiar with the situation. The company bid $110 million for the casino complex, topping a $90- million bid by Florida real estate developer Glenn Straub, who did not submit a superior bid by 5.00 a.m. ET, the source said.

  • Sept 30- An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management has topped Florida real estate developer Glenn Straub's $90 million bid for the bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources.

  • Brookfield bids for Atlantic City's Revel Casino - WSJ Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    Sept 30- An affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management has topped Florida real estate developer Glenn Straub's $90 million bid for the bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources.

  • *Tokyo government downgrades casino project. TOKYO, Sept 29- Plans to open Japan's first casino in Tokyo before the 2020 Olympics are becoming increasingly unlikely, with developers facing skyrocketing building costs and a city government that no longer considers casino development an economic priority.

  • China developers at risk as trust funds dry up Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 7:05 PM ET

    China's shadow banking firms slashed lending to property developers, potentially spelling trouble for the sector and the economy.

  • Hi-rises woo pet lovers with dog spas, rooftop walks Saturday, 21 Jun 2014 | 2:08 PM ET
    Benjamin Hodson and Bastion

    Luxury living among the high-rise set is going to the dogs as builders are finding a huge demand for innovative spaces for animal lovers.

  • Rent valuation: It's about the bang for the buck Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    While high commercial real estate rents can impede a state's growth, they can also exemplify the value of a location.

  • Bubble watch: Blackstone exec on housing health Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 1:46 PM ET
    Jonathan D. Gray

    Blackstone, which has made big bets on hotels, rental homes and other real estate in recent years, continues to be bullish on the sector.

  • Selling NYC real estate in the bars of Moscow Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 4:38 PM ET

    Many Russians who own property around the world ask the help of multilingual real estate consultants when looking at New York real estate. NYT reports.

  • How Canadian Housing Bubble May Hit Its Big Banks Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 7:01 AM ET
    The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Toronto.

    Morningstar reports that Canada's banks and its housing finance agency may take serious losses if Canada's home prices decline.