Petrodollars Fueling High-End US Real Estate Boom
Article by Brendan Coffey, Forbes blogs

Mortgage loan applications down 9.5 percent
Article by Hannah G. Vickers, Medill Reports Chicago

You Don’t Need Millions to Own a Tropical Home
Article by Vanessa Wong, Bloomberg Businessweek

2010 Archive

December 23, 2010 – Renting rules. Interview with Edward Mermelstein by Alexander Zhestkov, REN-TV (Russia).

December 20, 2010 – Bankruptcy is often the best way out of a mortgage morass. Article by Tim Grant, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Read more>>

December 14, 2010 – Things That Make Your Property Taxes Go Up. Article by Cindy Perman, CNBC. Read more>>

November 05, 2010 – Very Alternative Investments. Article by Gil Weinreich, AdvisorOne.

November 01, 2010 – How commercial real estate is avoiding a foreclosure deluge. Coverage of Edward Mermelstein’s interview to AOL Daily Finance by The Real Deal.Read more>>

October 31, 2010 – Why Commercial Real Estate Isn’t Swamped with Foreclosures. Article by Abigail Field, AOL Daily Finance.

September 30, 2010 – Housing Bargains for Billionaires. Article by Vanessa Wong, Bloomberg Businessweek. Read more>>

September 26, 2010 – Borrowing investment tips from the rich and famous. Article at Herald Tribune.

September 23, 2010 – More Blockbuster stores seen hitting the market. Article by Adrianne Pasquarelli, Crain’s New York Business. Read more>>

September 22, 2010 – The Canadians Are Coming! Coverage of Edward Mermelstein’s 09/21 interview to WSJ by Matt Chaban, NY Observer.

September 21, 2010 – Foreign Investors Take New York City. Interview with Edward Mermelstein by M.P. McQueen, the Wall Street Journal. Watch>> and read the blog at the Wall Street Journal>>

September 02, 2010 – 4 ways to save on title insurance. Article by Margarette Burnette, Read more>>

August 23, 2010 – Real Estate Lawyer Bullish on Commercial Real Estate. Interview with Edward Mermelstein on US Real Estate Commercial Market, FOX Business. Watch at FOX Business>>

August 17, 2010 – Immobilier: les riches des pays e’mergents investissent a`nouveau. Article by Nicolas Madelaine, Les Echoes.

August 16, 2010 – Manhattan Real Estate At 50 Percent Off? Article by Edward Mermelstein at Read more>>

August 05, 2010 – Still buoyant. Article by The Economist. Read more>>

July 21, 2010 – Madoff trading space in Lipstick Building still has no takers. Article by Lauren Elkies and Adam Pincus, The Real Deal.

July 14, 2010 – NY property attracts Russian investors. Interview with Edward Mermelstein by Darcy Lambton, Reuters.

June 22, 2010 – Real estate still key source of Mideast wealth – report. Article by Shane McGinley, Arabian Business. Read more>>

June 21, 2010 – GCC funds eyeing New York assets – lawyer. Article by Ed Attwood, Arabian Business.

June 09, 2010 – Europe’s Woes Hurt U.S. Commercial Real Estate. Article by Jerome Idaszak and Andrew C. Schneider, The Kiplinger Letter.

May 27, 2010 – Uncertainty Not Knocking CRE Off of Q1 High. Article by Robert Carr,

May 20, 2010 – What is the Most Expensive House in Your City? Article by Venessa Wong, Businessweek.

May 03, 2010 – Don’t Fall Victim To a Lying Home Seller. Article by Amy Hoak, MarketWatch. Read more>>

April 29, 2010 – Residential Real Estate Investment Makes a Comeback. Article by Broderick Perkins, AOL News.

April 26, 2010 – 5 Key Steps To Buying Your First Home, Tax Credit Or No. Article by Stephanie Armour, USA Today. Read more>>

April 16, 2010 – Trump Bests Icahn in AC. Article by Alyson Grala,

April 14, 2010 – Impending Foreclosure Clash: Banks vs. Builders. Article by Doug Sword, Read more>>

April 13, 2010 – Trump Beats Icahn in Court Battle. Brief by Katie Kuehner-Hebert,

April 12, 2010 – Dems Don’t Address Freddie And Fannie In Financial Reform. Article by David Hogberg, Investor’s Business Daily.

April 12, 2010 – Former Fannie Officials Testify to Congress. Article by Erika Morphy,

April 06, 2010 – Manhattan Luxury Real Estate Is Poised to Sell. Article by Venessa Wong, Businessweek.

March 14, 2010 – Short-term Leases Can Make Sense. Article by Donna Rolando, The Record, for

March 12, 2010 – A Political Fix For Real Estate Doldrums? Article by Edward Mermelstein for Hamptons Real Estate, Read more>>

March 01, 2010 – The First of the Worst. Article by Sule Aygoren Carranza,

March 01, 2010 – Is it Time to Get Off the Sidelines? Market Update by Iyna Bort Caruso, Sotheby’s for WSJ.

February 25, 2010 – Getting Your Money’s Worth. Interview with Edward Mermelstein by Judith West. Watch at Judith West’s Blog>>

February 02, 2010 – Bankruptcy Was Not an Option for Largest Failure in CMBS History. Article by Anuradha Kher, MHN Online. Read more>>

January 27, 2010 – Silverstein’s Bid for WTC Damages Blocked by Panel. Article by David M. Levitt,

January 25, 2010 – Stuyvesant Towers & Peter Cooper Village Deal Collapses. Nightly Business report, PBS.

January 24, 2010 – Concerns Over Latest Financial Reg Proposal. Article by Erika Morphy,

January 18, 2010 – Dream for the Plaza Fades in a Not-So-Gilded Age. Article by Christine Haughney, NY Times. Read more>>

January 12, 2010 – Icahn, Beal Propose Reorganization for TER. Article by Alyson Grala, Distressed Assets Investor.

January 11, 2010 – What Wall Street Bonuses Mean For U.S. Housing. Article by Francesca Levy, Forbes. Read more>>

January 04, 2010 – NY Real Estate Forecast. Interview with Edward Mermelstein on NY Real Estate Market, My FOX New York.

January 03, 2010 – Reality of New Hotel Connected to TCC Looking Less Certain. Article by Rob O’Dell, Arizona Daily Star.

2009 Archive

2009 Archive

December 27, 2009 – Son m?s lo que deciden no pagar. Article by Yolanda Arenales, La Opini?n.

December 01, 2009 – The Lawyers You Call. Edward Mermelstein’s Profile in NY Observer’s Best In The Field Survey, NY Observer. 

November 24, 2009 – Would You Buy A Home Now? Interview with Edward Mermelstein on the State of the Housing Market, FOX Business.

November 19, 2009 – Holiday ‘Pop-Up’ Stores Are Going Upscale. Article by Eve Tahmincioglu, MSNBC. Read more>>

November 17, 2009 – China Buying U.S. Real Estate. Interview with Attorney Edward Mermelstein on Chinese Investments in American Real Estate, FOX Business.

November 11, 2009 – Russian into U.S. Real Estate. A look at why Russians and East Europeans are disproportionately buying up U.S. real estate, interview with Edward Mermelstein on BNN, Canada.

November 10, 2009 – The Russians Are Coming. The Russians Are Buying Real Estate In America, interview with Edward Mermelstein by Erin Burnett, CNBC. Watch at>>

November 09, 2009 – Fearing A Commercial Real Estate Crisis. Article by Evelyn Lee, NJBIZ.

November 05, 2009 – Russian Company Evraz May Restart Portland Pipe Mill. Article by Richard Read, The Oregonian. Read more>>

October 15, 2009 – Russians Buy Up Real Property in New York. Article by Zagranhouse Magazine, Russia. Read more (Russian)>>

October 13, 2009 – Weak dollar, Low NY Property Prices Woo Foreigners. Article by Michelle Nichols and Bill Trott, Reuters.

October 01, 2009 – Rich Russians raise the price of luxury properties in the UK. Article by Deluxe Magazine, Hungary. Read more (Hungarian)>>

September 16, 2009 – Capmark’s Troubles Highlight Plight of Many CRE Lenders. Article by Matt Hudgins, National Real Estate Investor.

September 16, 2009 – International Investors & U.S. Real Estate Opportunities. Interview with Edward Mermelstein by Peter Mosca in Income property Investment Talk. Read and listen more>>

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September 14, 2009 – Distressed Properties Eyed By Foreign Investors. Article by Greg Kane, CREJ.

September 10, 2009 – Q&A with Ed Mermelstein: Govt. Can Manage a Soft Landing for Impending CRE Loan Problem. Interview with Edward Mermelstein in MHN Online.

September 04, 2009 – Buying ‘As Is’: Bargain Or Burden? Article by Barbara Ballinger, Read more>>

September 01, 2009 – Borrowers Play Chicken With Lenders. Article by Adam Pincus, The Real Deal.

August 18, 2009 – Commercial Real Estate Bubble Looms. Article by United Press International, Inc. Read more>>

August 17, 2009 – Commercial Real Estate Gets Worse. Article by Paul Davidson, USA Today Read more>>

August 17, 2009 – The Rise and Falling of New York’s Busiest Building Buyer. Article by Bonnie Kavoussi, The New York Observer

August 13, 2009 – Empty Office Space. Article by Kent Bernhard, Jr.,

August 06, 2009 – Strong Currency & High Oil Prices Enable Russians Buy Distressed US Properties (Again). Article in Overseas Property Mall Blog, Fuzz One Media Group.Read more>>

July 27, 2009 – Investors Finding No Fire Sales In Commercial Property. Article by Angela Pruitt, Dow Jones Newswires.

July 16, 2009 – Rock-Bottom Real Estate Prices Are Attracting Affluent Buyers from Eastern Europe. Article by John Caulfield, Builder Magazine. Read more>>

July 15, 2009 – Rich Russians Returning to U.S. Property Lured by Lower Prices. Article by Yuriy Humber,

July 15, 2009 – Russian Oligarchs Storm Property Market in US – report,

May 21, 2009 – TALF’s Expansion Fueling CMBS Restart? Article by Erika Morphy,

May 16, 2009 – Economy May Drive Some To Negotiate. Article by Tim Tresslar, Dayton Daily News.

May 13, 2009 – Commercial Real Estate Latest Weak Spot. Article by Steven Marlin, MarketsMedia Online. Read more>>

May 08, 2009 – Nations Second Largest Mall Operator Files For Bankruptcy. Article by Chris Miller, Hudson Valley Business Journal.

May 04, 2009 – Renegotiated Loans Will Ease Fallout, One Broker Says. Article by Jeff Ostrowski, Palm Beach Post.

May 01, 2009 – Guarding The Green. Article by David Jones, The Real Deal.

April 24, 2009 – Will The Commercial Real Estate Plummet Further? Discussion in Great Building Blog.

April 23, 2009 – Wichita Retailers Riding Out Recession. Article by Bill Wilson, The Wichita Eagle.

April 23, 2009 – Commercial Real Estate Industry Feels The Pinch Of The Nation’s Economic Downturn. Article by Kevin Smith, San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Read more>>

April 21, 2009 – Escaping Foreclosure Hell: Five Important Steps. Article by Jarrod Thalhaimer, AOL Real Estate.

April 15, 2009 – 5 Tips to Get Your Lender to Renegotiate. Article by Mariwyn Evans, Realtor Magazine.

April 12, 2009 – Merritt 7 Executive Predicts Better Times For Regional Office Market. Article by Peter Healy, Connecticut Post.

April 08, 2009 – Baltimore To Spend $4.1M In Fed Money To Fight Foreclosures. Article by Robbie Whelan, The Daily Record.

April 06, 2009 – Can’t Get A Mortgage Loan? Rent To Own. Article by Kelli B. Grant, SmartMoney. Read more>>

April 01, 2009 – Shining A Light On Loan To Own. Article by Adam Pinkus, The Real Deal.

March 17, 2009 – Market Analysis with Edward Mermelstein. The MoneyMan Report, March 17, Parts 6&7. By Daniel Frishberg, BizRadio Network.

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March 09, 2009 – No Job? Can’t Refinance? How to Talk to Your Bank. Article by Mark Koba, CNBC.

March 09, 2009 – Carried Interest Tax a Possibility, CRE Firms Eye Alternatives. Article by Erika Morphy,

March 07, 2009 – Commercial Real Estate May Shape Up As The Next Big Crisis. Article by Sanford Nax, Fresno Bee.

March 05, 2009 – County Could See Little Mortgage Relief. Article by Emmet Pierce, Union-Tribune. Read more>>

March 02, 2009 – Interviewing Edward Mermelstein. By Alex Shalman,

February 27, 2009 – New Developments in the Subprime Crisis. Article by Edward Mermelstein exclusively for West Thomson Reuters Aspatore Special Report. Read more>>

February 19, 2009 – FEATURE: When Payments Will Be Late, Re-negotiate. By Mike Zawacki, Commercial Dealer.

February 18, 2009 – Buyer Advice for Purcahsing a Home. By Amber Boyd, Rockwall Keller Williams. Read more>>

February 10, 2009 – Treasury Eyes Public-Private Investment Fund. By Erika Morphy,

February 03, 2009 – Tick Tock For Leviev. By David Jones, The Real Deal.

February 03, 2009 – Person Of The Week: Edward A. Mermelstein On Refinances, Renegotiations And Other CRE Concerns. By Jessica Lillian, From The Orb. Read more>>

January 30, 2009 – Buyer Advice for Purchasing a Home. By Phoebe Chongchua, Realty Times.

January 20, 2009 – When Payments Will Be Late, Re-negotiate. By Mike Zawacki, Lawn & Landscape.

January 2, 2009 – Landlords Feel The Heat From Banks. By David Jones, The Real Deal.

2008 Archive

2008 Archive

December 16, 2008 – Foreclosures Becoming Juicier Targets For Buyers. By Nancy Sarnoff, Houston Chronicle. Read more>>

December 12, 2008 – High-End Foreclosures Available. By Nancy Sarnoff, Houston Chronicle. Read more>>

December 1, 2008 – A Little Spare Key (“Zapasnoi Klyuchik”). By Oleg Sulkin, Itogi.Read more (Russian only)>>

November 21, 2008 – Edward Mermelstein gives expert analysis on Manhattan Real Estate Market in interview to RTVI News channel. By Elena Mescheryakova, RTVI.


November 1, 2008 – Moscow On Hudson. By Rana Foroohar, Newsweek Read more>>

September 20, 2008 – Russians were coming! By Ruth Ryon, Real Estate ChannelRead more>>

September 15, 2008 – Edward A. Mermelstein & Associates helps foreign buyers navigate market, regulations. By Glenn Roberts, Inman News Read more>>

August 20, 2008 – Edward Mermelstein is a guest at Steve Kaplan’s Show speaking on Russians investing in NY real estate market.


August 18, 2008 – Edward Mermelstein is a guest of Fox Business Happy Hour speaking on Russians’ expansion at NY real estate market.


July 3, 2008 – On Tuesday, July 8, 2008 from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. the Link of Times Foundation and Harvard University will host a ceremony marking the official exchange of the historic St. Danilov Monastery bells for their exact replicas and the transfer of the bells to Russia.

March 2, 2008 – Fallen Hollywood kingpin Michael Ovitz is bidding to make a splashy move to the Big Apple by buying a museum in Chelsea. Read more>>