I was reading about JMB Realty and how they had the defining/biggest deal of the 1980's real estate boom (Cadillac Fairview for $2.6 billion). It got me thinking, what has been the biggest or lost defining deal (or development) of this real estate cycle?
The book mentioned how deals in the 90's were less flashy because the degree to which leverage could be used was constrained because of bank losses from the previous decade. Do you feel this is the case in this cycle as well? Do you think that there has not really been a defining deal because of this?