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  • April 2019 New York New Developments
  • Major Developments: Gyms and athletic wear retailers once again dominated the retail leasing scene last month in New York City, securing four of the top 10 biggest deals. The rest mostly comprised of restaurants. The biggest retail lease deals signed last month totaled 188,100 square feet, down 41,600 square feet from January’s total of 229,700 square feet. In February of 2018, the top 10 retail leases totaled 108,200 square feet. Hermès of Paris inked a lease for 40,000 square feet of space at 706 Madison Avenue for a new flagship location. The building’s landlord is Friedland Properties. Brooklyn Boulders signed ...

  • 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 2018 New York New Developments
  • New York Major Developments: The city is moving forward with plans to make way for 4.5 million square feet of development on Governors Island. The Trust for Governors Island held its first meeting to discuss rezoning part of the island for commercial real estate development. Beauty chain L’Occitane en Provence is relocating its Fifth Avenue store of 3,378-square-foot lease at 555 Fifth Avenue. The building had an asking retail rent of $1,100 per square foot. L’Occitane’s lease is expiring nearby at 610 Fifth Avenue. Facing high costs and lower than expected profits, retailers on some of Manhattan’s most expensive thoroughfares ...

  • February 2017 New York Buildings For Sale
  • Buildings For Sale: Forest City Realty Trust is looking to sell its majority stake in a New York retail portfolio to fund manager Madison International Realty. The portfolio encompasses 15 properties and 2.65 million square feet, including 311,000 square feet of retail space at 234 West 42nd Street. MetLife and Beacon Capital Partners are looking to sell the former Goldman Sachs headquarters at 85 Broad Street. The building is a 1.1 million-square-foot building, which is 91% occupied, and valued at up to $700 million. Governor Cuomo wants to sell a 170,000-square-foot building used by the City University of New York ...

  • 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 ...

  • February 2016 New York Commercial Real Estate Market Report
  • There are more large office blocks available in Midtown now than at any time, and landlords who do not want to watch their spaces linger will have to be creative. More than 80 blocks of 100,000-plus square feet of available space in Midtown has been identified, a 60% increase over the number of spaces available at the peak of 2007. Through the first 11 months of 2015, sovereign wealth funds spent more than $22.6 billion on real estate in the United States, up from about $9.8 billion in 2014. Demand for well-located commercial properties remains high in Manhattan. The hotel ...

  • November 2015: New York Buildings For Sale
  • New York Buildings sold Condo developer Six Sigma is in contract to buy a six-story self-storage facility near the northern end of the High Line in Chelsea for $54 million at 517-523 West 29th Street. The seller is self-storage Nicholas Sprayregen. The six-story, 55,000-square-foot, warehouse is one of 14 facilities in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. The site is zoned for up to 74,000 buildable square feet. Vornado Realty Trust purchased 265 West 34th Street for $28.5 million. Vornado acquired the property from a group led by Manhattan attorney William Silverman. The deal gives the company three contiguous properties ...

  • September 2015: New York Buildings For Sale
  • NYC Buildings For Sale Unizo Holdings is buying Sherwood Equities and JPMorgan Chase's 370 Lexington Avenue office building for $247 million. 370 Lexington Avenue contains 311,000-square-foot.350 East 86th Street went into contract with Gary Barnett's Extell Development Company for $100 million. Innovo Property group and Artemis Real Estate Partners bought the 15,500-square-foot retail condo at 202 Canal Street for $44 million.Extell just acquired a 14-story office building at 10 West 47th Street for $74.4 million containing 72,000-square-foot building between Fifth and Sixth avenues. Gaia Real Estate is in contract to buy the rental conversion of a former St. Vincent's Midtown ...

  • July 2015: New York New Developments
  • New York University's campus expansion plans to expand the school by about 2 million square feet in Greenwich Village hasve been approved by Tthe New York State Court of Appeals.s gave an approval to New York University's campus expansion plans to expand the school by about 2 million square feet in Greenwich Village. Neighborhood activists sued to prevent the expansion, claiming it used land that was permanently designated for public park use. The plan will create new high rises on two blocks between West Third and Houston Streets and La Guardia Place and Mercer Street. FAO Schwarz is close to ...

  • December 2013: New York City New Developments
  • New York City New Developments The state Public Authorities Control Board gave unanimous approval to the Empire State Development Corporation's $225 million National Urban League complex in Harlem. The project will include a civil rights museum, affordable housing and commercial space. Construction at 125th Street site will begin after the expiration of tenants' leases in 2015. The businesses currently occupying the site can apply for a low-interest loan for relocation services. However, lawsuits may still delay the complex.The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is looking to increase revenue by increasing the number of retail stores at subway stations and converting small spaces ...

  • November 2013: NY New Developments
  • NY New Developments Harlem's rapid development and emergence as a viable tourist and business destination has suddenly led to a spike in the demand for hotels in the area, so much so that the neighborhood is now short of about 1,500 hotel rooms. Even future growth in the hotel industry will not be able to meet demand. Although two hotels are in the works with a 210-room property near the old Victoria Theater on 125th Street and a 230-room property near Columbia University's West Harlem expansion. The Landmarks Preservation Commission has recently voted in favor of the Nordstrom tower cantilever, ...

  • September 2011 New York New Developments
  • Major NYC Developments The London-based Children's Investment Fund inked its first New York City real estate investment this month, providing $250 million in first mortgages for Macklowe Properties' condominium conversion of the luxury apartment building 737 Park Avenue in Lenox Hill. The fund, makes investments in a wide range of industries globally, and gives a portion of its profits to children's charities around the world. "It is the first direct real estate investment we have made in New York," New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is hindering federal efforts to negotiate a foreclosure settlement with Wall Street banks on ...

  • May 2011 New York Buildings For Sale
  • New York Buildings sold Joseph Sitt's Thor Equities and developer Joseph Moinian have completed the long awaited deal to buy out Goldman Sachs at 245 Fifth Avenue for $162 million. The property, near 28th Street, had been up for sale since January, when Moinian and his previous venture partner, Goldman Sachs Whitehall Funds, decided to put the building up for sale through Eastdil Secured. The property was originally purchased for $190 million, or $620 a square foot, at the height of the market in 2007.RXR Realty purchased the Starrett-Leigh building at 601 West 26th Street for $900 million from Shorenstein ...

  • April 2011 New York Commercial Real Estate Market Report
  • Manhattan's office leasing market is on pace for its best year ever after February brought some 3 million square feet worth of deals,. That's far above the nine-year monthly average of 1.9 million square feet of office leases. The banner month also comes on the heels of a busy January, when 2.6 million square feet were snapped up in Manhattan office lease transactionsManhattan townhouses see 2010 sales uptickBoth the single-family and multi-family Manhattan townhouse markets showed signs of improvement last year, according to the Corcoran Group, which released its first annual Townhouse Report today. In the single-family market, the number ...

  • August 2008 New York Buildings For Sale
  • NYC Buildings For SaleStarrett City's bidders have been narrowed down to four finalists. Bids for the 46-tower Brooklyn complex were between $600 million and $1 billion, and government officials and Starrett City Associates are expected to choose the new owner by Sept. 1. Starrett City's 140 acres near Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn have retail space, a power plant, a sports center, office space, parking garages and vacant land.Large LeasesBurberry is in negotiation for offices at 444 Madison Avenue, for 68,448 square feet. The asking rent is around $85 per square foot. Burberry is also planning a ground-floor retail store.The world's ...

  • July 2008 New York New Developments
  • New DevelopmentsThe city has reached a deal with a developer that will bring schools to a mixed-use development planned for Midtown East. With financing from New York City Educational Construction Fund, the World Wide Group will build a new elementary school and a new high school that would replace the High School for Art and Design. In exchange, the city will lease the developer a 1.5-acre site at East 57th Street and Second Avenue. World Wide plans to build 200,000 square feet of retail and 488,000 square feet of residential space. Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled a plan to rejuvenate the ...

  • October 2007 New York Buildings For Sale
  • NYC Buildings For Sale10 East Village, mixed-use buildings, are on the market with an asking price of about $160 million. The buildings are located at 141, 145, 147, 151, 157 and 156 Second Avenue; 24 St. Mark's Place; 111 East Seventh Street; 213 East Fourth Street; and 244 East 21st Street.440 Ninth Avenue a 339,000 SF building class B building with leases rolling over in 2012.1177 Sixth Avenue is reportedly for sale by Paramount Group for at least $1 billion.New York Buildings soldAmerica Online announced that it leased 152,000 square feet at 770 Broadway.Niche media publishing rented 45,000 RSF at ...

  • July 2007 New York Buildings For Sale
  • New York Buildings sold 60 Wall Street, a 47-story, 1.6 million sf office building, was sold to Paramount Group for $1 , 200 million. Harlem portfolio, 4,000 residential units, was sold to Urban American Management; City Investment Fund for $940 million. 885 Third Avenue (Lipstick Building), a 587,000 sf office building, was sold to Metropolitan Real Estate Investors for $607 million. 229 West 43rd Street (New York Times Building), a 746,000 sf office building, was sold to Africa Israel Investments for $525 million. Brooklyn and Queens portfolio of 2,000 residential units was sold for $250 million. 1328 Broadway (2 Herald ...

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