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January 12, 2012 - Russian Billionaires Invading U.S. Real Estate Market? Article by Teke Wiggin, AOL Real Estate. Read more>>

 

November 18, 2011 - Looking to Buy a Home Before 2012? Here's How. Article by Kathryn Tuggle, FOX Business. Read more>>

 

November 08, 2011 - Russians And Ukrainians Are Going On A New York Luxury Property Buying Spree. Article by Nadia Pomerantseva, Business Insider. Read more>>

 

September 20, 2011 - Making Their Move. Article by Charles Keenan, REIT Magazine. Read more>>

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August 11, 2011 - New York Appeal. Article in iProperty.com (Malaysia). Read more>>

 

August 03, 2011 - Russian Billionaires Buy in U.S. as Mansions Lure Wealth. Article by John Gittelsohn and Oshrat Carmiel, Bloomberg. Read more>>

 

July 24, 2011 - City & Country: Offshore -- NY property market primed to grow. Article by Wong King Wai, The Edge of Malaysia. Read more>>

 

July 17, 2011 - Malaysian buyers to enter the U.S. industry. Article in Nanyang Siang Pau Media (Malaysia). Read more (in Chinese)>>

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June 27, 2011 - More Malaysians eyeing US properties. Article by Kang Siew Li, The Sun Daily (Malaysia). Read more>>

 

June 22, 2011 - Foreign Investors Buying American Dream? Expert interview with our partner Edward Mermelstein for CNN. Major Investment program by Lisa Sylvester, CNN. Watch at CNN.com>>

 

June 17, 2011 - American dream will be revived by foreigners. Article by our partner Edward Mermelstein for Private Banking And Wealth Management Magazine (in Russian), PBWM. Read more>>

 

June 15, 2011 - A Safe Investement Environment. Interview with our partner Edward Mermelstein for Dossier Magazine.

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June 01, 2011 - "We have become dependent on using our homes as the family piggybank". Interview with our partner Edward Mermelstein by Jay Kernis, CNN blogs. Read more>>

 

May 13, 2011 - New Mix of Foreign Banks Chasing US Loans. Article at Commercial Mortgage Alert. Read more>>

 

April 25, 2011 - Looking Ahead. Market Forecast by Raanan Geberer, The Cooperator. Read more>>

 

April 18, 2011 - Petrodollars Fueling High-End US Real Estate Boom. Article by Brendan Coffey, Forbes blogs. Read more>>

 

April 08, 2011 - US may benefit from Mideast unrest. Article by Manoj Nair, Gulf News. Read more>>

 

April 07, 2011 - Buying U.S. Property. Our partner Edward Mermelstein gives interview to Arabian Homes Magazine (Bahrain).

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February 25, 2011 - Charlie Sheen Pals Say 'Back Out of Home Purchase'. Article by Sheree R. Curry, AOL Real Estate. Read more>>

 

February 16, 2011 - Mortgage loan applications down 9.5 percent. Article by Hannah G. Vickers, Medill Reports Chicago. Read more>>

 

February 10, 2011 - You Don't Need Millions to Own a Tropical Home. Article by Vanessa Wong, Bloomberg Businessweek. Read more>>

 

January 19, 2011 - Shockwaves of foreclosures to come? Article by Kelly Gilblom, Puget Sound Business Journal. Read more>>

 

January 11, 2011 - Foreclosure ruling may be good news for homeowners. Article by Amy Hoak, MarketWatch. Read more>>

 

January 06, 2011 - CEO of GPS Maker Locates a New Home. Article by Craig Karmin, The Wall Street Journal. Read more>>

 

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

 

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. Read more>>

 

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. Read more>>

 

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. Read more>>

 

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. Read more>>

 

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, Bankrate.com. 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. Read more (in French)>>

 

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

 

August 05, 2010 - Still buoyant. A simple lesson in supply and demand. 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. Read more>>

 

July 14, 2010 - NY property attracts Russian investors. Interview with Edward Mermelstein by Darcy Lambton, Reuters. Watch at Reuters Insider>>

 

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. Read more>>

 

June 01-30, 2010 - Rheem Bell & Mermelstein LLP are proud sponsors of the 8th annual Russian Heritage festival hosted by Russian American Foundation. Learn more>>

 

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

 

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. Read more>>

 

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, GlobeSt.com. Read more>>

 

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

 

April 13, 2010 - Trump Beats Icahn in Court Battle. Brief by Katie Kuehner-Hebert, Portfolio.com. Read more>>

 

April 12, 2010 - Dems Don't Address Freddie And Fannie In Financial Reform. Article by David Hogberg, Investor's Business Daily. Read more>>

 

April 12, 2010 - Former Fannie Officials Testify to Congress. Article by Erika Morphy, GlobeSt.com. Read more>>

 

April 06, 2010 - Manhattan Luxury Real Estate Is Poised to Sell. Article by Venessa Wong, Businessweek. Read more>>

 

March 14, 2010 - Edward Mermelstein partners with Uel Rheem and Christine Bell of Rheem & Bell LLP, as a Head of Commercial Real Estate practice. Rheem Bell & Mermelstein LLP founded. Press release by Rheem Bell & Mermelstein LLP.

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RECENT NEWS AND EXPERT COMMENTS
"ULTRA-RICH INDIVIDUALS IN RUSSIA HAVE STARTED TO PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT THEY CAN DO TO MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE":
April 24, 2013 -- Edward Mermelstein, partner, comments on Roman Abramovich rated the most charitable billionaire, Bloomberg

"WEALTHY RUSSIAN BUYERS IN THE NEW YORK MARKET HAVE STARTED PARTNERING WITH DEVELOPERS BEFORE CONSTRUCTION":
April 18, 2013 -- Edward Mermelstein, partner, explains the booming market strategies to make sure units in prime locations can be combined "to create large, estate-size apartments", Wall Street Journal

"CYPRUS HAD STARTED HAVING THE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT WHAT IT WAS INTENDING, AND THAT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR HALF A YEAR":
March 28, 2013 -- Edward Mermelstein, partner, confirms clients of Rheem Bell & Mermelstein LLP had a heads-up on this issue, International Business Times

"THIS PAST YEAR, WE'VE BEEN SEEING A SHIFT IN INVESTMENTS IN THE UNITED STATES":
March 27, 2013 -- speaking on the European crisis, Edward Mermelstein, partner, sees reasonable that more and more money of wealthy Russians is out from Cyprus into the US, The Guardian

"THE MARKET IN THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS HAS CHANGED. LENDERS HAVE LOOSENED THEIR PURSE STRINGS":
March 27, 2013 -- taking Bank of China's $775 million refinancing of 1515 Broadway, Edward Mermelstein, partner, confirms the Class A trophy appetite increased in the second half of 2012, Commercial Property Executive

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