More 3Q Fun! Brookfield's Results Include Merrill Lynch Mulling

Brookfield Properties, which, along with its holdings in Canada and across the States, owns the World Financial Center downtown and is developing two sleek skyscrapers on Ninth Avenue, held its third quarter earnings conference call this morning.

While there was plenty of talk about the impact of Hurricane Ike on its Southwestern holdings and its massive lease transaction with Petro-Canada in Calgary, the topic likely most on New Yorkers' minds is the status of Merrill Lynch's 4.2 million-square-foot headquarters at World Financial Center. The firm was recently bought by Bank of America, which, along with the Durst Organization, just completed its new headquarters at One Bryant Park.

The phone call did little to sate anyone's curiosity.  read more »

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