The 10 most read real estate articles for the week ending Dec. 30.
North America Real Estate
1. Vornado Realty expands board
The company appointed Mandakini Puri to its board of trustees.
2. Hilton real estate spinoff names chief accounting officer
The new executive hails from Hilton Worldwide, where he most recently served as vice president, global head of financial reporting and accounting policy.
3. NAR: Pending home sales moderate in November
Higher mortgage rates and lower supply contributed to a fall-off in pending home sales activity during the month.
4. Healthcare Trust board adds independent director
The appointment became effective Dec. 21.
5. The Daily Dose: Hines Global REIT sells Seattle asset; Alibaba expands Manhattan HQ
This edition also reports on Meadow Partners acquiring an office building in downtown Brooklyn, N.Y., for $54 million and includes a report on potential tax reforms for all businesses in President-elect Donald Trump's presidency.
1. Report: Emaar Properties to develop 2nd phase of Sidra at Dubai Hills Estate
The 11 million-square-foot Dubai Hills Estate is near downtown Dubai and is part of the planned development of the Mohammed bin Rashid City.
2. The Daily Dose Europe: London's Royal Wharf units sold for £156M; UK housing market to stall in 2017
This edition also features MERLIN Properties mulling the sale of its noncore hotel portfolio, bidding to start for Bahrain's largest stalled real estate project and the decline in Christmas retail sales in Brazil.
3. HNA Tourism offers to acquire Rezidor
Rezidor's board is considering HNA Tourism Group's offer to acquire all of Rezidor's shares for 34.86 Swedish kronor per share.
4. Hilton to manage dual-branded hotel in Vietnam owned by BRG Group
The company signed an agreement with a unit of BRG Group to manage a 610-room, dual-branded hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam.
5. The Daily Dose Europe: Middle Eastern developer lands US$272M loan; Axiare Patrimonio buys Madrid asset
This edition also features Orion European Real Estate Fund IV's acquisition of a shopping park in Scotland, Co-op's plans to open 100 new stores across the U.K. in 2017, and an overview of the Polish retail market.