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  • September 2018 New York New Developments
  • New York Major Developments: Manhattan dominated the list of New York City’s top 10 largest real estate projects in July. Marx Development Group’s roughly 213,000-square-foot hotel and retail project at 450 11th Avenue in Hudson Yards. Covenant House is planning a 12-story, 60-unit building in Hudson Yards about 53,000 square feet. Its new project would replace a smaller eight-story youth homeless shelter currently on the site of 460 West 41st Street. 323 East 61st Street from the William Macklowe Company will span about 50,000 square feet and stand six stories and 74 feet tall. WeWork just signed a 258,344-square-foot lease ...

  • March 2017 New York New Developments
  • New York Major Developments: The city is taking another attempt at rezoning the Garment District, a move that will likely rollback rules that require landlords to lease a portion of their building to the fashion industry. The possible rezoning is connected to the Mayor’s plans to build a new manufacturing campus in Brooklyn. The Bloomberg administration tried to rezone the Garment District in 2009, but stopped the plan due to opposition. In the fourth quarter of 2016, absorption rate was negative in all three Manhattan office submarkets: Downtown, Midtown, and Midtown South for a total net absorption of negative 277,988 ...

  • September 2016 New York Buildings For Sale
  • Buildings For Sale: Kevin Maloney’s Property Markets Group is looking to sell a newly built and still empty rental tower in Long Island City. PMG built the 45-story, 391-unit tower at 23-01 42nd Road in partnership with Vector Group and toyed with the possibility of turning the units into condominiums, filing a $364.2 million condo plan. Leasing at the tower is set to begin next week, with average asking rents of $62 per square foot. Since the building’s condo plan was approved, a potential buyer could opt to sell the units instead of renting them out. PMG and partner Hakim ...

  • October 2015: New York New Developments
  • New Developments The Archdiocese of New York is backing a Midtown East rezoning that would allow St. Patrick's Cathedral to sell its unused air rights to developers. A committee studying the neighborhood's development potential proposed freeing up landmarked properties, like St. Patrick's, to sell air rights anywhere within the rezoned district.Anthony Bourdain is building at Pier 57 in the Meatpacking district, a restaurant complex with 155,000-square foot, 100 culinary stalls and is currently under construction and to be completed in 2016. The Bourdain Market will be the largest of the city's themed restaurant markets.The residents of a co-op building in ...

  • March 2015: New York Buildings For Sale
  • NYC Buildings For Sale General Growth Properties is putting an 85,000 square feet of fully-leased Noho office space up for sale located a 200 Lafayette Street.Just three years after paying $360 million for an office tower at 575 Lexington Avenue, Normandy Real Estate Partners is looking to sell.The Chetrit Group is seeking a buyer for its Hudson Yards development site, but in the interim, the firm is planning on spending $29 million to more than double the buildable square footage the property allows as-of-right.433 Fifth Avenue is for sale asking $30 million for a six-story Midtown commercial building. The 17,000-square-foot ...

  • October 2014 New York Buildings For Sale
  • New York Buildings sold San Francisco-based Carmel Partners officially completed the purchase of a downtown development site for $171 million. The transaction also includes development rights.Potential buyers are in early discussions interested in buying the Diamond Center of America, a 16-story office tower that is being marketed as a potential redevelopment site. The building, located at 36-42 West 47th Street, is home to some of the top jewelry merchants in the world, but the property has a number of leases set to expire and is seen as a potential site for anything from new commercial development to residential or hospitality ...

  • June 2014 New York Commercial Real Estate Market Report
  • While buyers from the world’s most populous country are flocking to the New York City real estate market, Chinese developers are increasingly getting into the game.The already low availability rate of Downtown office space is likely to drop even more, as a number of pending leases could take up roughly 2 million square feet before the end of the year.Some of Manhattan’s most popular shopping districts such as Madison Avenue, Times Square and Upper Fifth Avenue are seeing record ground floor asking rents even as prices fall on the Upper East and Upper West sides.The Manhattan market’s ongoing recovery slowed ...

  • April 2014 New York Buildings For Sale
  • NYC Buildings For Sale New York Foundling is asking $47.5 million for a four-story Greenwich Village building it bought for $3 million about 12 years ago. The 14,540-square-foot property at 27 Christopher Street, near Waverly Place, has served as a nursing school and parochial school. The space currently houses the Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection, an organization that offers training to child-care workers.A 20,000-square-foot, multi-level retail space at the base of building at 95 Madison Avenue is for sale.Hiro Real Estate and Goldman Sachs’ landmarked tower at 150 East 42nd Street, also known as the Socony-Mobil Building, is ...

  • April 2012 New York New Developments
  • New Developments A joint venture partnership including New York Ace Hotel owner and GFI Capital Resources Group Gross’ GB Lodging is set to puchase the Temple Court building, a nine-story city landmark at 5 Beekman Street formerly owned by the Chetrit Group and Bonjour Capital.Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a bill to declare a formal state of emergency in New York City with regard to housing, allowing him to extend rent regulations for another three year even thought there is a Supreme Court challenge The mayor cited a citywide residential vacancy rate of 3.5 percent. Legally, rent regulations must be terminated ...

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