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Compass doesn’t want a jury trial in the Avi Dorfman case

Compass’ Robert Reffkin and Avi Dorfman (Credit: Facebook, iStock) Compass is appealing a decision by a New York judge who ordered a jury trial for Avi Dorfman, an entrepreneur who is suing to be recognized as a co-founder of the firm. In an Oct. 1 ruling, Supreme Court Judge Andrea Masley rejected Compass’ motion for summary judgement and said Dorfman Read More...

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Ben Carson on how Opportunity Zones are unlike red and black ants: TRD Miami Showcase & Forum

From left: Amir Korangy and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson (Photos by Daniel Lateulade) When talking about federal Opportunity Zones, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson said you need to understand ants. And use them as a cautionary tale. On the whole, ants work well together and are “sophisticated” and “industrious,” said the former neurosurgeon, Read More...

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A little good news for renters. We’re not talking to you LA and Manhattan

Rents are flat or stagnate in many US cities (Credit: iStock) The housing market has been slowing across the nation, and now rent prices have finally begun to fall. Very very slightly. The average rent across major U.S. cities dipped for the first time on a monthly basis since February 2017. This was not the case in Manhattan or Los Read More...

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SROs are ground zero for Chicago’s opioid crisis, Waukegan punts to state on casino bids: Daily digest

Every day, The Real Deal rounds up Chicago’s biggest real estate news, from breaking news and scoops to announcements and deals. We update this page throughout the day, starting at 10 a.m. Please send any tips or deals to . Donald Trump (Credit: Getty Images) President Donald Trump is trying to spur grassroots contributions from supporters by offering them the chance Read More...