Goldman Sachs to Carlyle Fix Up `Forgotten' Paris Skyscraper Hub

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  • La Defense business district rents lowest since 2007
  • About 12 percent of offices in district standing empty

The Eiffel Tower and the business district of La Defense in Paris.

Photographer: Songquan Deng/Getty Images/Moment RM

La Defense in Paris may hold the title of Europe’s biggest business district, but its office blocks have been blighted by low rents, high vacancies and a glut of supply following the financial crisis.

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