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Hollywood, Reborn and Transformed

By nearly any measure, the Los Angeles neighborhood of Hollywood has been radically transformed in the last 10 years, becoming a bar-hopper’s dream, a gourmet’s destination, and a rising shopping and housing district.

April 10, 2008 - The Slatin Report

Can The St. Joe Co. Remake The Florida Peninsula?

The St. Joe Company appears to be streamlining its real estate operations as work begins on a new regional airport that could open up the The Florida Peninsula.

November 6, 2007 - The Slatin Report

Hudson Yards Development Will Bring Big Things To New York

As design proposals come in for the Hudson Yards development site in Manhattan, Peter Slatin writes that this project more than any other has the potential to bolster the economic power of New York City in a huge way.

October 12, 2007 - The Slatin Report

What Does The Blackstone/Hilton Deal Mean For the Hospitality Industry?

Announcing a deal that will further sharpen the fierce competition in the hotel industry, the seemingly insatiable Blackstone Group is set to acquire Hilton Hotels Corp. for more than $26 billion.

July 6, 2007 - The Slatin Report

Far East of South Beach

Shanghai's market may have tanked, but its planners see an upside in Miami Beach. So do Mumbai's.

March 3, 2007 - The Slatin Report

Harlem Refi Hits New High

A staggering $360 million refinance of a gritty 1,800-unit complex from the 1950's is another indicator that high profits can be found in long-overlooked inner-city neighborhoods.

February 16, 2007 - The Slatin Report

Two Big Retailers Drop Plans for Two Big Manhattan Stores

Home Depot and Apple are dropping plans for two big Manhattan stores. The Slatin Report offers the insider's view on the deals.

January 26, 2007 - The Slatin Report

Housing Market Is Fine For High-End Homes

As signs of a housing bubble continue to emerge, one corner of the market seems unperturbed -- the market for homes that sell for $5 million and up.

November 19, 2006 - The Slatin Report

Who's Rebuilding New Orleans?

The reconstruction of New Orleans is also reconfiguring the city's demographics.

September 27, 2006 - The Slatin Report

The Urban Big Box Battle

A proposed minimum wage ordinance in the City of Chicago to require higher wages for urban big box employees is defeated.

September 15, 2006 - The Slatin Report

Ground Zero Design 'Miss The Point'

The three tower designs unveiled for Ground Zero last week mostly miss the point, writes The Slatin Report: It's not about them.

September 11, 2006 - The Slatin Report

Atlanta's Hot Real Estate Sale

An investor from Los Angeles grabs Atlanta's tallest tower for its biggest price.

July 26, 2006 - The Slatin Report

Honda Puts Greensburg, Indiana On The Map

Honda North America put the town of Greensburg, Indiana on the map last week when it decided to build its sixth auto assembly plant there, representing an investment of about $550 million.

July 5, 2006 - The Slatin Report

Building Florida's Communion Community

Domino's Pizza magnate Tom Monaghan is betting on his New Urbanist vision of a faith-based community outside of Naples, Florida.

June 23, 2006 - The Slatin Report

Apple Opens Big Apple Core Store

Apple is set to open its 24x7 flagship store at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street in Manhattan.

May 19, 2006 - The Slatin Report

Downtown Los Angeles As An Architectural Mecca?

Frank Gehry makes like an urbanist in his new plans for Related's high profile, $1.8 billion, nine-acre, Grand Avenue project in downtown Los Angeles. Could LA become an architectural mecca?

May 5, 2006 - The Slatin Report

Big Play At Playa Vista

A hotly-disputed, prime piece of land at Playa Vista brings a prime price.

April 30, 2006 - The Slatin Report

Ground Zero Intolerance?

The government's plans to move Ground Zero forward are a big step back in time, writes Peter Slatin.

April 24, 2006 - The Slatin Report

Booming Bay County, Florida

For the St. Joe Co., Panama City, Florida's proposed new airport is about transit-oriented development -- in a big way.

March 30, 2006 - The Slatin Report

Where's The Treasure On SF's Treasure Island?

The jewels in a new proposal for San Francisco's Treasure Island remain hidden, writes urban design critic Morris Newman.

March 23, 2006 - The Slatin Report

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