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  • September 2019 New York New Developments
  • Major Developments: Signs of an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China caused real estate stocks to dip but then largely performed well compared to the overall market. Nuveen is joining Taconic Investment Partners on its $230 million purchase of a portion of ABC campus on the Upper West Side. The new owners plan to convert one of the properties, an office building at 125 West End Avenue, into space for life science tenants. No plans are clear for the other two properties: studio space at 320 West 66th Street and a property known as Lot 61. WeWork has ...

  • August 2019 New York Buildings For Sale
  • Buildings Sold: Magnum Management and Real Estate Equities Corp sold the retail portion of 196 Orchard Street to the AR Global affiliate New York City REIT. The sale price is $88.75 million, which makes it the most expensive deal for a retail condo in more than two years. The price works out to more than $1,475 per square foot. The Hematian family is purchasing a Midtown-office building at 145 West 45th Street from Isaac Chetrit for $92 million. If it trades for that amount, it works out to over $1,000 a foot. An entity to Taube Management Realty picked up ...

  • February 2019 New York New Developments
  • The top 10 office lease deals totaled 2.65 million square feet, up more than 885,000 RSF more than the previous months top 10 leases. Deutsche Bank is set to take over 1.1 million square feet of office space at 10 Columbus Circle and will leave 60 Wall Street. Millennium Management signed a lease for 300,000 square feet of space at 399 Park Avenue, relocating from 666 Fifth Avenue. Asking rents are between $73 and $90 per square foot. WeWork signed a lease for 236,000 square feet of space across seven floors at 1440 Broadway, where it will have its own ...

  • August 2018 New York Buildings For Sale
  • New York Buildings for sale: Brookfield Property Partners is in talks to buy a stake in the 1,400-unit Waterside Plaza complex in Kips Bay. The $600 million deal is not yet finalized and there’s no guarantee it will go through. The complex includes apartments, stores and space rented to the British International School of New York. The owner is Richard Ravitch. A six story building at 75 Warren Street is for sale for $12,950,000 or $1,199.07 SF. It has commercial space with 16-foot ceilings. 240 Fifth Avenue is a 5 story commercial building for sale with an asking price of ...

  • April 2018 New York Buildings For Sale
  • New York Buildings for sale: Two sites in Staten Island spanning roughly 1.1 million square feet were hitting the market with an asking price of $23 million. The two parcels at 4482 Arthur Kill Road and 742 Sharrotts Road span 24.5 acres. The owner of sports apparel chain Modell’s is in talks to sell its Bronx warehouse for more than $100 million. The chain uses the nearly 300,000-square-foot warehouse on Marconi Street for storage and distribution. Modell’s is close to selling the two-story building, which sits on a 12-acre lot. Magnum Real Estate Group’s Ben Shaoul is in contract to ...

  • March 2018 New York Buildings For Sale
  • New York Buildings for sale: HNA Group will put $4 billion in U.S. properties on the market, including 245 Park Avenue, the Manhattan office tower it paid $2.2 billion for just last year. The Roe Corporation is looking to sell the 131,000-square-foot development site with approved plans for a 45-story condominium-and-hotel tower overlooking City Hall Park at 267 Broadway. Ares Management is looking to sell its 50% stake in a Greenwich Village office building at 799 Broadway that its partner Normandy Real Estate Partners is planning to demolish and replace with a ground-up, Class-A office building. The sale of the ...

  • February 2018 New York Buildings For Sale
  • New York Buildings for sale: Columbia Property Trust is looking to sell a nearly 400,000-square-foot Midtown building entirely leased to NYU Langone Medical Center. the 25-story property at 222 East 41st Street, which in 2016 saw one of the bigger long-term medical-use lease deals in recent years. Joseph P. Day Realty, which has owned the 100,000-square-foot property at 9 East 40th Street for around 50 years, is now looking to sell and could fetch between $65 million and $70 million. The 18-story building sits half a block from Bryant Park, between Fifth and Madison Avenues. JPMorgan Chase, Olmstead Properties and ...

  • December 2017 New York Buildings For Sale
  • New York Buildings For Sale: Isaac Chetrit is looking to sell off a pair of office buildings. Chetrit and partner Sioni Group are asking around $190 million and $200 million for the properties at 15 West 47th Street and 22 West 48th Street. Brookfield Property Partners is looking to sell its 2.3 million-square-foot office tower at One Liberty Plaza in Lower Manhattan, which could trade for as much as $1.6 billion. Offers on the Park Lane Hotel were due, but no buyers showed up willing to pay the $1 billion the property was expected to obtain. The 47-story hotel overlooking ...

  • November 2017 New York Buildings For Sale
  • Buildings For Sale: HSBC and Edge Fund Advisors put a 48% stake in the office portion of 1540 Broadway on the market, hoping to get around $445 million. Brookfield Property Partners is looking to sell its 2.3 million-square-foot office tower at One Liberty Plaza and could go for as much as $1.6 billion which works out to $695 per square foot. Brookfield is open to selling the entire tower or a partial stake. RFR Realty is looking to sell the 38,000-square-foot commercial condominium at the base of the Park Avenue Place of 60 East 55th Street, which RFR developed in ...

  • October 2017 New York New Developments
  • Major Developments: The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey seems to be leaning toward building a new bus terminal on the Eighth Avenue site, rather than expand to another location. The plan now is to build two new floors on top of the terminal that is already in place. Those levels would be for the buses while the three lower levels are being rebuilt. Barry Diller officially declared Pier 55 dead after years of legal disputes and around $40 million in pre-construction costs A startup wants to pay landlords $10,000 per month or more to install intelligent, electronic ...

  • October 2017 New York Buildings For Sale
  • Buildings Sold: Gaw Capital Partners is looking to obtain a $170 million loan to make one of the largest single-asset New York City hotel deals of the year: the $340 million purchase of the Standard Hotel from Dune Capital Management and Greenfield Partners. Extell Development purchased a drug rehabilitation center building with seven-floors, 27,000-square-foot property at 500 West 57th Street that is entirely leased to substance-abuse treatment center ACI for $19 million. Charles Ekblom, a now-deceased landlord, bought it from Columbia University in the 1960s, and the building was placed in a family trust until the sale. A famous recording ...

  • September 2017 New York Buildings For Sale
  • New York Buildings For Sale: Thor Equities has put the two-story, 50,000-square-foot retail condominium at 88 Greenwich Street, that is home to the 9/11 Tribute Center up for sale for $52 million. New York REIT is marketing 1440 Broadway, a 749,000-square-foot building. The real estate investment trust, which is in the process of selling its 4.4 million-square-foot portfolio as part of the comp. The Broadway property is expected to get $775 per square foot or $580 million. NYRT purchased the building in 2013 from Rockpoint Group and Monday Properties, paying $530 million. The majority owner of the Plaza Hotel is ...

  • August 2017 New York Buildings For Sale
  • New York Buildings For Sale: Centurion Realty is negotiating a plan with its partners to sell the boutique hotel Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC in NoMad at 420 Park Avenue South. New York Buildings Sold: The Kabbalah Centre International is in contract to acquire the Fine Arts Building in Midtown from a group of Greek hedge funders for about $60 million, or $1,000 per square foot. It is a seven-story, 58,000-square-foot property located at 232 East 59th Street. Thor Equities sold its Upper East Side commercial townhouse for $32 million. The 26-room at 36 East 61st Street sold at a 13% ...

  • August 2017 New York New Developments
  • New York Major Developments: Starwood Mortgage Capital provided a $105 million loan for Aurora Capital Associates and William Gottlieb Real Estate’s Restoration Hardware project in the Meatpacking District. The 10-year loan retires a $60 million loan from Wells Fargo. Aurora and Gottlieb are building a 60,000-square-foot retail project at 9-19 Ninth Avenue, where Restoration Hardware signed a 15-year lease worth $250 million. Northern Manhattan’s commercial real estate market was sluggish. A total of 138 properties sold in 154 deals for a total dollar volume of $694 million uptown, down 64% year-over-year. The average price per buildable square foot at development ...

  • July 2017 New York Buildings For Sale
  • New York Buildings Sold A two-story commercial building at the corner of East 149th Street and Cortland Avenue sold to Albert Babayev for $17.5 million. The 33,135-square-foot building at 356 West 149th Street is leased to a Rite Aid and located a block away from the Third Avenue and East 149th Street hub. New Empire Real Estate sold off a Hell’s Kitchen development site for $15 million to the Coram Deo Church. Zhao bought the vacant lot at 409 West 45th Street in 2014 for $5.3 million, and plans to build a seven-story boutique condominium building on the site. The ...

  • September 2016 New York New Developments
  • Major Developments: SL Green Realty says it has shaken a pesky lawsuit that threatened to stall the construction of its office building near Grand Central Terminal, One Vanderbilt. The REIT has settled a lawsuit filed by the owner of Grand Central, which alleged that the office landlord and the city rendered his 1.2 million square feet of air rights useless when it rezoned the area. The settlement was made possible, in part, by the recent sale of a stake in Grand Central to Michael Dell’s MSD Capital. In 2012, the Witkoff Group announced it would build a new hotel at ...

  • July 2016: New York New Developments
  • New Developments U.S. commercial real estate values continue to experience a slowdown in growth in 2016. Despite the slight uptick, property value appreciation has slowed significantly, after near-double-digit gains in each of the past few years. Cap rates have stopped declining. The City Council approved plans to rezone portions of the Financial District that will allow landlords to fill unused space with retail. 20 buildings along Water Street can fill in 110,000 square feet of pedestrian arcades. In exchange, the landlords are required to upgrade nearby plazas and any of the arcades larger than 7,500 square feet must go through ...

  • July 2016: New York Buildings For Sale
  • New York Buildings sold Harry Macklowe and Qatari investment bank QInvest closed on a deal to buy 432 Park Avenue's retail space for $411.1 million. CIM Group is developing the 1,396-foot condo tower in partnership with Macklowe the seller. The cube will include 6,600 square feet of retail space and will be connected to 20,000 square feet of retail space in the tower itself through a 30,000-square-foot underground concourse. Global Holdings is in contract to buy 1250 Broadway, an office tower owned by Jamestown and Murray Hill Properties, for $565 million. 1250 Broadway is a 39-story, 721,000-square-foot tower. The contract ...

  • May 2016: New York New Developments
  • New Developments General Growth Properties and Thor Equities' are planning to add five new floors of office space at 685 Fifth Avenue. The developers are planning to redistribute space from the lower floors to create five new floors of office space that will be added to the 20-story building, raising its height from 227 feet to 292 feet.Isaac Chetrit">Isaac Chetrit and Ray Yadidi are planning a mixed-use skyscraper of up to 80 stories in a block-long assemblage on Sixth Avenue between West 36th and 37th streets, consisting of two existing buildings and 235,000 square feet of adjacent air rights. They ...

  • April 2016: New York New Developments
  • New Developments Bizzi& Partners, Michael Shvo and New Valley raised $175 million through the EB-5 program from the Chinese for their 91-story tower at 125 Greenwich Street. The developers were about halfway to reaching their goal through the EB-5 program.Vornado plans to combine its One Penn and Two Penn Plaza office buildings to form a 4.2 million-square-foot complex. New renderings for the combined building of one and two Penn plaza show a new glass facade and canopy over Seventh Avenue from Penn Station revealing a reorganized lower-level retail space.Banks are exercising more caution when it comes to financing commercial real ...

  • February 2016: New York New Developments
  • New Developments Water Street in the Financial District is a pedestrian wasteland. The BID aims to change that with a retail makeover. A re-zoning could make way for 167,357 square feet of new retail space, most of which would be built into existing arcade space on the ground floors of various buildings. It is essential to the revitalization of Lower Manhattan. The top 25 office tenants in Manhattan take up more than 56 million square feet of space, with JPMorgan Chase occupying 4.67 million square feet and Citigroup, occupying 4.49 million square feet. The City of New York occupies 7.22 ...

  • June 2015: New York Buildings For Sale
  • New York Buildings sold The Sapir Organization and CIM Group sold 11 Madison Avenue for $2.6 billion to SL Green. SL Green Realty Corp. agreed to pay $2.3 billion, and spend an additional $300 million for building improvement costs. 11 Madison contains a 2.2 million-square-foot building.Prodigy is buying a 12-story building at 331 Park Avenue South for $51 million, including air rights from nearby properties. Prodigy is paying $49 million to buy 114 East 25th Street, a 42,000-square-foot loft-style property.Crown Acquisitions and Oxford Properties Group bought the entire office and retail base of 641 Fifth Avenue (Olympic Tower), after paying ...

  • May 2015: New York New Developments
  • New Developments China's largest publicly-traded developer is buying a majority stake in at 130 West 42nd Street, a 30-story office building for $125 million. Real estate funds are receiving more investment from pension funds, endowments and institutional investors. Madison Capital is buying a retail space encompassing at least 32,000 square feet at 549-555 and 557-559 Broadway in Soho for $400 million. Asking rent for the new ground-floor retail space will likely exceed $1,000 per square foot. Scholastic paid $25.5 million for the 10-story property at 557-559 Broadway in 2010, and $255 million for the 12-story property at 549-555 Broadway last ...

  • February 2015: New York Buildings For Sale
  • New York Buildings for Sale A Times Square hotel is hitting the market for. The Comfort Inn Times Square South at 305 West 39th Street is for sale asking $35 million. The property was built in 2007, and has a 93% occupancy rate. Rooms are about $180 per night. The price per room is based is about $448,718.A Court Square development site offering more than 167,000 buildable square feet is on the market for $41.5 million. The site is 11,145 square feet. The properties are located at 23-10 45th Avenue, 45-03 23rd Street; 45-05 23rd Street; 45-07 23rd Street; 45-09 ...

  • January 2015: NYC New Developments
  • New Developments A new building by Cape Advisors at 535 Greenwich Street would have 26 floors and 116 condo units, on an L-shaped lot. The 57,500-square-foot warehouse site with 42,500-square-feet of buildable air rights. Kaled Management filed plans for a 10-story apartment building at 711 West End Avenue, also known as 306 West 95th Street. Alchemy Properties unveiled plans for a new 24-story tower in NoMad at 846-850 Sixth Avenue. It will contain 52 residences totaling 105,973 square feet or 2,000 square each condo. The tower will rise 316 feet and have a 3,100 square feet retail space. Demolition permits ...

  • November 2014: NYC New Building Developments
  • New Developments The average Manhattan commercial building sale was smaller year-over-year, though the number of sales so far is on pace to break a 2007 record high. Manhattan saw 328 commercial deals worth $30 billion through September. That marks a 47 percent jump from the 223 sales worth $30.2 billion recorded for all of last year. In 2007, there were 346 deals valued at roughly $48.5 billion.The 40,000-square-foot retail component at TF Cornerstone's 22-story office building in Midtown East is being marketed. The retail space spans several floors and sits at the base of the 164,000-square-foot building at East 60th ...

  • August 2014 New York Commercial Real Estate Market Report
  • Large office property sales rose in the first half of the year.The across Manhattan office leasing market increases in average asking rents, leasing activity and absorption. Leasing activity in Manhattan has climbed to 15.6 million square feet from 11.9 million square feet. There was 8.3 million square feet of space leased in the second quarter, up from 6.8 million square feet. Manhattan had an average asking rent of $65.37 per square feet, vacancy rate of 8 percent, availability rate of 11.5 percent and absorption level of 1.45 million square feet.An influx of tech startups and creative firms is making developers ...

  • May 2014 New York New Developments
  • Major Developments Duane Reade recently vacated a location next to department store H&M; and is now on the market. The unofficial asking rent for the property is nearly $8 million per year. Commune Hotels & Resorts, a San Francisco-based joint partnership between Thompson Hotels and Joie De Vivre Hotels, has plans to develop two more hotels in Manhattan. One will operate under the Thompson Hotel brand, while the other will have a different hotel brand. The properties, for which Commune has already inked deals, are looking to open in 2016. The lineup for Westfield Group’s central shopping hall within the ...

  • March 2014 New York Buildings For Sale
  • New York Buildings sold The ELO Organization, a developer that owns the site of gentlemen’s club Rick’s Cabaret, has acquired a 12-story Garment District office building for $29.6 million from the Eretz Group. The 44,300-square-foot property at 39-41 West 38th Street. Asking rents were an average $38 per square foot at the property, International buyers purchased $5.5 billion worth of Manhattan office towers last year, from China, Canada and the United Arab Emirates. Last year’s sales were twice as much as the previous record of $3 billion in 2007. Fosun from China bought One Chase Manhattan Plaza, for over $700 ...

  • November 2013 New York Buildings for Sale
  • NYC Buildings For Sale A West 39th Street development site that could support a 60-room limited-service hotel has hit the market. The site at 335 West 39th Street, located between Eighth and Ninth avenues, will allow for a 44,437 square-foot-building by combining its current zoning entitlement with extra air-rights acquired through the city’s Hudson Yards district improvement bonus.A firm founded by former executives from SL Green Realty and Broadway Real Estate Partners is looking to unload a 12-story Chelsea office building that could fetch as much as $90 million , or almost double the purchase price paid during the real ...

  • 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, ...

  • October 2013: NYC New Developments
  • NYC New Developments Ace Hotel is converting a 10-story building at 225 Bowery into a hotel, despite earlier plans to turn it into apartments. The Lower East Side building’s owner, the Salvation Army Chinese Community Center, will close within the year. Ace is serving as a silent partner and developer on this and the Jarmulowsky Bank project at 52 Canal Street. That development, from DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners, is slated to be a 12-story, 105-unit hotel, and will be operated by Ace under a different name.Fairway Market is coming to the World Trade Center neighborhood. The market just signed ...

  • February 2013: New York City New Developments
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency gave New Yorkers whose homes were devastated by Hurricane Sandy a 30-day extension on applications for home repairs. The Transitional Sheltering Assistance program, which has helped New Yorkers continue living in participating hotels and motels, will also be extended. Governor Cuomo requested that FEMA grant extensions. Alexander McQueen plans to decamp to 747 Madison Avenue. The designer will lease a double-height 3,300-square-foot space owned by Jeff Sutton, paying $1,300 per square foot during the 15-year lease. Fashion label Escada previously took up a portion of the retail space. Before that, Valentino occupied the space during ...

  • December 2012 New York Buildings For Sale
  • NYC Buildings For Sale Grocery,real estate,private equity tycoon Ron Burkle has flipped his Meatpacking District property that he owns a majority interest in the building, which houses such retailers as Scoop boutique for close to $100 million to Joe Sitt of Thor Equities. Burkle bought the brick loft building at 430 West 14th Street for $65 million last year.Invesco is preparing to bring the Brill Building, at 1619 Broadway, on the market early next year. The 11-story building, on the corner of West 49th Street, totals 177,000 square feet and is best known for its musical history; the building served ...

  • December 2012 New York New Developments
  • New Developments 13 new hotels in the pipeline for the Lower East Side, tripling the number of hotel rooms in the neighborhood over the next few years. Four new hotels are scheduled to open, boosting the existing inventory by approximately 30 percent. Six other projects in various stages of construction and four of which are on a two-block strip along upper Orchard Street will add another 900 rooms. And three other recent proposals, a 130-room boutique hotel in the landmarked Jarmulowsky Bank building on Canal Street, a 376 room hotel/condo combination building on Chrystie Street and a Broome Street project ...

  • September 2012 New York Buildings For Sale
  • NYC Buildings For Sale A Coney Island development site ready for a 22-story building is hitting the market for $14 million.The property is located at 271 Seabreeze Avenue, near the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent to the Coney Island boardwalk and Seaside Park. It is zoned for residential, hotel or senior living use, and plans drawn up by owners American Development Group would sustain up to 153 apartments, or 183 extended-stay hotel rooms, and 102 parking spaces.A troubled 12-story commercial loft building Noho is scheduled for auction next month, after CW Capital foreclosed on the mortgage and sold the debt to ...

  • 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 ...

  • April 2012 New York Buildings For Sale
  • New York Buildings soldLloyd Goldman closed on the retail component of glassy condominium tower Yves Chelsea at 166 West 18th Street. He paid $6.6 million for the space, which is currently the headquarters of brokerage Core NYC. It was asking $7 million.Graves Hospitality and KSK Construction announced today that they completed the sale of the Hotel Williamsburg to King & Grove Hotels for $33 million. King & Grove, the Manhattan-based boutique hotel chain backed by the Chetrit Group paid $520,000 per key at the 64-room hotel.Cayre family’s Midtown Equities closed on the property and will bring a Whole Foods to ...

  • October 2011 New York Buildings For Sale
  • New York Buildings sold TIAA-CREF purchased the 280,000-square-foot office building 475 Fifth Avenue from Barclays Capital Real Estate for $144 million or about $514 per square foot. A joint venture of real estate developer Joseph Moinian and Westbrook Capital acquired 475 Fifth Avenue, located at 41st Street, in 2007 for $160 million, but lender Barclays took the property back in 2009 through a deed in lieu of foreclosure.Stonehenge Partners has closed on the 93-unit apartment building at 1143 Second Avenue and 60th Street. Stonehenge paid KFJ Realty $47 million for the six-story building, which includes 15,000 square feet of retail ...

  • October 2011 New York New Developments
  • New Developments Time Warner is evaluating its plan to possibly move out of the Time Warner Center and consolidate its operations at new headquarters elsewhere to save costs. Time Warner moved to Columbus Circle in 2004, where it had partnered with Related Companies to build the building that is its company headquarters now. Many of its leases, including ones for more than 2 million square feet of space in Midtown, will expire as soon as 2017 and 2018. Since not many buildings could hold all of Time Warner's 6,000 employees in the city, possible alternative options would be Hudson Yards, ...

  • August 2011 New York Buildings For Sale
  • NYC Buildings For Sale 397-401 East 8th Street a development site is on the market for $5.2 million, EV Grieve. Chang's McSam Hotel Group purchased the 4,324-square-foot vacant lot, at 397-401 East 8th Street, for $4.9 million site. Chang appears to be in the midst of a selling spree -- he recently unloaded stalled hotel project sites in the Financial District and in Union Square, as well as his new Holiday Inn Express at 126 Water Street. A month after merging with EBSCO Publishing, library reference publisher H.W. Wilson has decided to market its former headquarters and nearby land holdings ...

  • October 2010 New York New Developments
  • Major Developments The number of retail condominiums for sale in the city is on the rise, with this year's supply already up 30 percent as developers have adjusted to the new economic landscape. Next year, there will be more going through the pipeline once the foreclosures and loans are settled. While an influx of new retail space coming on the market could test the recovery as pent-up demand diminishes, things are, so far, looking good for developers. The first phase of the Second Avenue Subway is running two years behind schedule and is set to run $420 million over budget. ...

  • October 2010 New York Commercial Real Estate Market Report
  • Overall asking rent for Manhattan office space climbed slightly to $47.73 per square foot in August, up from $47.57 per square foot in July. The vacancy rate in Manhattan also showed modest improvement, dropping gradually month-over-month to 13.4 percent, from 13.7 percent. Compared to August 2009, vacancy was down .5 percent. Of all the boroughs prime office neighborhoods, the Downtown market struggled the most showing its slowest leasing momentum since September 2009, as the vacancy rate remained steady at 14.3 percent. Midtown, however, showed promise: 10.55 million square feet has been leased so far this year, up 56 percent from ...

  • August 2010 New York New Developments
  • New Developments Community Board 7 voted to disapprove Extell's plans for an eight-acre Riverside Center project, unless the developer agrees to build according to some modifications. The plan for the new development that would span 59th to 61st street and West End Avenue to the edge of the West Side Highway includes five skyscrapers, at least 2,500 apartments, 210,000 square feet of retail, a hotel, a movie theater, an underground automobile service center, a new K-8 school and three acres of open space. The Alex is facing an $81.7 million foreclosure suit after Anglo Irish Bank sold the note on ...

  • March 2010 New York New Developments
  • Major Developments Affordable housing programs throughout the city are facing trouble unloading units. The city has been praised across the country for its efforts to provide affordable housing to lower- and middle-income households but, while the low-income rentals continue to thrive, the ownership program is struggling, which could be seen as good since it ultimately means less foreclosures.Larry Silverstein believes his commitment to the World Trade Center redevelopment project can be measured not only by his enthusiasm, but also by his own cash. The developer recently proposed several different financing options to the Port Authority of New York & New ...

  • February 2010 New York New Developments
  • New Developments The year-end review of Manhattan commercial real estate casts doubt on 2010's outlook. Commercial property sales volume was weak through the end of 2009, with projections suggesting that the total volume for the year was just $5.7 billion, a decline from $23.6 billion in 2008 and $62.8 billion in 2007.Manhattan commercial property sales volume remained slow through the end of 2009. Total commercial property sales for the year were just $5.5 billion, down from the peak level of $62.8 billion in 2007, and less than a third of the total sales made in 2008. There is pent-up energy ...

  • October 2009 New York New Developments
  • Major Developments Stalled construction projects are not having much of a psychological impact on the city. Despite an increasing number of delayed projects, including 250 West 55th Street, 99 Church Street and Solow's First Avenue project, any psychological effects are likely to be short-lived, because the projects will be completed eventually. Large banks are only about halfway done with their commercial real estate losses. The U.S. commercial real estate losses could reach 10 or 15 percent of loans in this cycle. Banks with retail and office loans face the highest risk.The Plaza hotel is on tough times. The building's lower ...

  • August 2009 New York New Developments
  • New Developments After many years of construction on Fulton Street, small business owners are now able to apply for grants from the city to improve storefronts that have been obstructed or damaged by the construction. The Fulton Nassau Crossroads Program, funded by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, offers free design, engineering and construction management, along with $275,000 for construction, to buildings located on Fulton and Nassau streets.Law firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe may sign a lease for 220,000 square feet at 51 West 52nd Street. They will take the space previously occupied by UBS and Cushman & Wakefield. Cushman will ...

  • July 2009 New York New Developments
  • New Developments The Federal Reserve has few deals for the start of its program to aid the commercial real estate market. Today is the first monthly deadline for investors to apply for loans to buy new commercial mortgage-backed securities through the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility. The Fed will start accepting investor requests for loans to purchase older CMBS.James Abadie, head of New York operations for construction firm Bovis Lend Lease, has resigned amid investigations of the company for alleged overbilling and bribery. Bovis is working on the September 11th Memorial and the demolition of the Deutsche Bank building.Global real ...

  • November 2007 New York Commercial Real Estate Market Report
  • Manhattan office and rental rates have stalled, at an all time high, as vacancy rates start to increase modestly.At the current office rental rates, corporations are exploring cheaper alternatives in Brooklyn, Queens and New Jersey. For instance, Colgate Palmolive and Goldman Sachs are pursuing this strategy as are numerous other corporations and businesses. 7 Subway Extension. Approval for digging tunnels to extend the No. 7 train has been approved by the MTA, a $1.14 billion contract. Building Sales.Last month, Commercial sales fell 67 % over the same period a year ago.Following Archstone-Smith's recent closing on the acquisition by Tishman and ...

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