Last month, Omni had better luck, buying its first Manhattan properties—two Section 8 buildings in Harlem with 53 units—for $5.5 million. Now, as a number of big, financially troubled properties, including Lawrence Gluck’s 1,230-unit Riverton in Harlem, make their way through foreclosure, they are weighing a bid. Even Manhattan’s vast middle-income oasis Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village looms as a potential target.
(Fortune Magazine) — These are tempting times for real estate bargain hunters. Whether it’s the tony house down the street with an asking price that keeps dropping or office space at a deep discount, if you have the means, there are deals to be had. Individual investors snapping up foreclosed houses have helped boost home-sale figures sharply in recent months (although prices have remained depressed). And now some real estate investment trusts are raising money to fund acquisitions of distressed commercial properties.