The Willis Tower in Chicago: the building last changed hands in 2004 when MetLife sold it  for $840 million. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Blackstone, the world’s biggest real estate investor, is set to buy one of the world’s best known buildings, Chicago’s Willis Tower, for $1.5 billion (...)

Long-term interest in Ireland: Luke Comer in the kitchen of the new Hersil Wood development in Knocklyon, Dublin 16. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 5:02

Luke Comer is only half an hour late, which is good going by all accounts. The developer, who with his brother Brian, has built a £2.5 billion prop(...)

Pádraic Rhatigan. He has gone to court to stop Goldman Sachs taking control of some of his assets on foot of loans it bought from Ulster Bank

Galway-based Rhatigan group is the latest property company to find itself at odds with the new owners of its loans. In a move that has echoes of Micha(...)

Builder Michael O’Flynn will keep 500 acres of development sites in Ireland and Britain under the agreement. Photograph: Collins

Builder Michael O’Flynn will keep 500 acres of development sites in Ireland and Britain and his group’s commercial project in central Edinburgh in Sco(...)

 Property developer Michael O’Flynn

Builder Michael O’Flynn will keep development properties in Ireland and Britain under the terms of a deal struck with US fund, Blackstone, that ends a(...)

Almost cemented: new deal will allow CRH to significantly expand its business globally. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

Building materials group CRH has entered into a binding commitment to acquire certain assets from European rivals Lafarge and Holcim, who are offload(...)

Michael O’Flynn (above) and Blackstone ended up in court after Blackstone vehicle Carbon Finance attempted to appoint receivers to the O’Flynn Group. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Developer Michael O’Flynn and US fund Blackstone are set to agree a deal over the Cork businessman’s property-related debts that will end the dispute(...)

Michael O’Flynn’s O’Flynn Group said on Friday that it has reached a “consensual resolution” with Blackstone’s Carbon Finance unit. (Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision)

O’Flynn Construction Group has reached agreement for a “consensual resolution” to its battle with Blackstone ’s Carbon Finance unit, and has extended (...)

The offices of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation: IBRC closed nine transactions with a combined face value of €18.7 billion while Nama completed 16 deals worth €10.1 billion.

Irish Bank Resolution Corporation and the National Asset Management Agency were the two biggest sellers of commercial real estate in Europe last year,(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney: gave strong hints that the Bank of England could increase interest rates from their record lows sooner than expected. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

The ECB has done its part – now it’s up for countries to implement structural reforms. That was the message from Benoît Cœuré, a senior ECB figure,(...)