The Big Squeeze

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Overview

Amid economic turmoil, especially the credit crunch and plummeting consumer spending, real estate investment trusts are facing their greatest challenge.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL ARTICLES FROM THIS ISSUE.

From This Issue

The pool and spa at Westside.

Retail

Architect Libeskind Takes on Switzerland Mall

Architect Daniel Libeskind, creator of the World Trade Center master plan, seeks to break the retail mold.

clock November 24, 2008David Moin

Michael H. Ratner

Human Resources

Q&A With Michael H. Ratner

The Richter+Ratner sign has been ubiquitous at construction sites along luxury lanes and malls in the U.S.

clock November 24, 2008David Moin

The Palazzo in Las Vegas is one of several properties that General Growth wants to sell.

Financial

A Major Test for REITS

Beset by macroeconomic woes, real estate investment trusts, or REITS, are being tested.

clock November 24, 2008Sharon Edelson and Matthew Lynch

Essentialist

Today's Must Read

Elton John and Theo Fennell

Fashion

London Jewelry Brand Theo Fennell Rescued by Management Buyout

clock 12hLorelei Marfil

Social Studies