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  • November 2017 New York New Developments
  • New York Major Developments: New construction starts for nonresidential projects tripled to more than $3 billion due largely to massive undertakings at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and the Moynihan Train Hall. The total dollar volume for nonresidential construction starts in New York City jumped to $3.66 billion, a 203% increase from $1.21 billion a year earlier. Most of the private air rights along the High Line are used. New York City is seeking to sell its own air rights to West Chelsea property owners for $500 per square foot. The Department of City Planning proposed a rule change ...

  • 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 ...

  • January 2016 New York Commercial Real Estate Market Report
  • Retail:Retail rents have surged in Times Square, Fifth Avenue and Soho and have exaggerated the strength of the overall retail market. Retail rents on Fifth Avenue in the 50's are as much as $5,500 per square foot for 3,000-square-foot space at 730 Fifth Avenue which is 50 times higher than some spaces a few blocks away. Building Sales There was an astonishing $70 billion in property sales slated for completion by the end of this year, 2015. The $70 billion figure would represent a 12.5 increase from the city's previous record dollar volume in 2007, including a 2.6 billion acquisition ...

  • 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 ...

  • April 2015: New York Buildings For Sale
  • New York Buildings sold Chinese insurance company Groups bought the Waldorf Astoria for nearly $2 billion. It was the largest ever Chinese investment in a single Manhattan property and that was negotiated chairman Wu Xiaohui to chairman Jonathan Gray head of real estate for Blackstone.Maddd Equities bought the school component of a 14-story Upper East Side building for $24.5 million. The school is located inside a 181,700-square-foot building at 1225-1239 Second Avenue, located between East 64th and 65th streets. The Grace Institute had owned the roughly 45,200-square-foot space since 1963.David Berley purchased 160-162 Lexington for $24.5 million from Lexington Landmark ...

  • 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 ...

  • December 2014: NYC New Building Developments
  • New Developments The prices of U.S. commercial buildings are higher than the peak in 2007. Since January 2010, the Moody's/RCA Commercial Property Price Indices has seen a climb of 40 percent.The Bronx borough president's South Bronx waterfront redevelopment project looks to be moving forward.A Movie theater chain is on the search for eight retail spaces in New York City and on Long Island to either lease to buy.Prior to constructing 55 Hudson Yards the 1.3 million square feet office development, the developer Related will have to pay up to $180 million to buy the building bonuses that help in the ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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