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Appraisal: A tale of two buildings: Universally return to a more natural supply and demand market
In January, 2005 the One Seneca Tower in the city of Buffalo reportedly sold for $85.04 million when the building was near full occupancy. The ...

Architecture: How to maximize your return on real estate assets using an architect
Real estate development in New York City is getting hotter and hotter right now for a variety of different reasons. There is a simple way ...

Attorney: Taxpayers who have been over assessed: How to challenge their assessment successfully
Generally speaking, a tax certiorari proceeding is the legal process by which a real property tax assessment is reviewed. Every case is started the same ...

Economic Development: Greater Binghamton: Location, technology and quality of life making more sense than ever
If you are planning an expansion or relocation in the coming months, I invite you to consider Greater Binghamton. We have the sixth largest economy in ...

Engineering: More women take on the challenge to enter the exciting, complex world of engineering
Women have traditionally been underrepresented in the field of engineering; however, the statistics are beginning to change. The percentage of women receiving engineering degrees has ...

Investments: Net-lease real estate: The current state of the unique market
Net-lease real estate is still a unique market and evaluation can be precise and different from traditional real estate. Retail: The retail sector of net-lease is ...

Property Management: A good leak is hard to find: Creative problem solving coupled with patience
Nothing can be more frustrating to a property manager than a good old fashioned hard to find leak. Leaks come in all shapes and sizes, ...

Real Estate Business Development : Achieving business performance traction: Having command of your workday
In my previous articles, I focused on the importance of having a robust business plan that includes short and long-term goals and objectives that flow ...

Real Estate Local Law 11/98: Changes to Local Law 11/98: New balcony and railing requirements
Compliance with the Fa├žade Inspection Safety Program (FISP), also known as Local Law 11-98, just got a bit more complicated. On May 17, 2013, Rule 104-03 ...

Real Estate Private Investors: Small players competing with the newest players: The crowfunder types
Transactional real estate deals lately result more in frustration than deals for individual and smaller players. The questions my client ask are, "What went wrong?" ...

Structural Engineering: Expansion of existing buildings in N.Y.C.: Structural challenges and solutions
In New York City, a property with unused development rights represents an untapped revenue source. However, the task of expanding an existing building - especially ...

Tenant Representation: How a tenant defines its needs: By employee growth rate, space and budget
The old residential real estate brokers adage "buyers are liars" has an element of truth. The reality is that buyers do not know what they ...

Executive of the Month: Edelkopf, CEO of EPIC Commercial Realty: Honesty and a subjective approach will help you make deals; Approach at EPIC is a hybrid between the exclusive and off market shops
The New York Real Estate Journal recently sat down with Yona Edelkopf, CEO of EPIC Commercial Realty, for a question and answer session. Q: How long ...

Professional Profile: Robert Morris, 2014
Name: Robert Morris Title: President Company: The Rampart Group Location: Lake Success, N.Y. Birthplace: Bellmore, N.Y. Education: B.A. from Hofstra University. LUTCF and CLU designations from the American College of ...

Professional Profile: Helen Putterman, 2014
Name: Helen Putterman Title: President Company: Cohen Real Estate Location: Manhattan, N.Y. Birthplace: Germany Education: B.A. First job outside of real estate: I taught social studies at Hicksville High School ...

Professional Profile: Bob Rosenberg, 2014
Name: Bob Rosenberg Title: Director of Property Management Company: Breslin Realty Development Corp. Location: Garden City, N.Y. Birthplace: Hempstead, N.Y. Education: BA in ...

Professional Profile: Gene Spiegelman, 2014
Name: Gene Spiegelman Title: Vice Chairman, Americas Retail Services Company: Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. Location: Midtown Manhattan, N.Y. Birthplace: Brooklyn, N.Y. Education: ...