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WSJ: Turning Empty Offices Into Apartments Is Getting Even Harder

Only 3,575 apartment units were converted from office space last year. The already fraught process now faces even more challenges.
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Bloomberg: A New White House Plan to Create Affordable Housing: Convert Empty Office Buildings

The Biden administration is freeing up resources to help turn offices into apartments.
(article here)


WSJ: Amazon’s Makeover of Lord & Taylor Building Shows Challenge of Office Conversions

The department store’s flagship location on Fifth Avenue will now house tech employees
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