At the desk of Jessica Lappin

From the January issue: Jessica Lappin, 42, is the president of the Downtown Alliance, which manages one of New York City’s largest business improvement districts. The organization spent $20 million last year — the most out of any of the city’s 73 BIDs — on services such as public safety, sanitation, marketing and capital improvements[…]

What’s the story behind the world’s most expensive home?

When Chateau Louis XIV, an ostentatious 17th-century-styled French palace on the outskirts of Paris, sold for $300 million in 2015, it was widely believed to be the most expensive home sale in modern history. The chateau had the expected immoderate touchings of Parisian royalty, with gold fountains, marble statues and elaborate gardens lining the 57-acre property.[…]

WATCH: The women behind TRD’s January cover story sound off on RE’s gender divide

The red carpet at Sunday’s 75th annual Golden Globes resembled more of a funeral procession than a celebration of entertainment’s elite. Actors both male and female traded in colorful garb for black dress in a show of solidarity against sexual harassment and assault in the industry — though the problem exists and persists outside of[…]

Coming this February: The Real Deal’s annual Data Book

It’s almost here! The Real Deal’s highly anticipated annual Data Book will be arriving with our February 2018 issue. The 2018 Data Book is an essential compendium of last year’s real estate rankings, record-setting figures and statistics, written for industry insiders. TRD’s real estate almanac spans the residential, development and commercial sectors and includes highlights[…]

At the desk of: Jessica Lappin

Jessica Lappin, 42, is the president of the Downtown Alliance, which manages one of New York City’s largest business improvement districts. The organization spent $20 million last year — the most out of any of the city’s 73 BIDs — on services such as public safety, sanitation, marketing and capital improvements in Lower Manhattan. Lappin’s[…]