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Architecture: Five key reasons why having an architect on your development team is essential
The following are five key reasons why having an architect on your development team from the start is essential. 1. Architects are smart! We go to ...

Construction Law: The building next door: Establishing good relations between neighbors
The best sign that the markets are back on track? A good old backhoe. To be sure, as equity loosens and investors regain their faith and ...

Commercial and Residential Loans: The various aspects related to the commercial and residential debt and REO market
I find it interesting and even sometimes funny discussing the various aspects related to the commercial and residential debt and REO market. Some think the ...

Insurance: Recent city tragedies spotlight on how building owners can be better prepared for disasters
The building explosion in Harlem killed eight people - and destroyed the lives and homes of countless more. Just a week later flames swept through a ...

Investments: Achieving higher yields than retail - Analyzing the move from retail to industrial
As buyers of net-lease property, we at Iridium Capital always look at the key components of term, yield, and credit quality. For the past several ...

Labor Law 240: Among the most controversial laws in New York
Labor Law 240, as I have previously written, is among the most controversial laws in New York. To some, such as the Plaintiff's Bar, it ...

Property Management: The secrets of turning around distressed properties
Property Management can be a tricky business. Weighing the goals of an owner with the requests of a healthy tenancy are problems we managers deal ...

Real Estate Coaching: Getting those business goals clearly defined will create small "wins" along the way
As discussed in my prior article, we focused on the importance of creating and implementing your business plan as a critical prerequisite for launching a ...

Retail: What happens in Vegas does not have to stay in Vegas
I walked out of the building onto a concrete pool deck. As I passed through the shadows of the tall hotel behind me, I was ...

Professional Profile: Celine Arsac, 2014
Name: Celine Arsac Title: Leasing and Acquisitions Associate Company: Colin Development Location: Manhasset, N.Y. Birthplace: Providence, R.I. Education: Dartmouth College/ NYU Real Estate Masters First job outside of real estate: I ...

Professional Profile: Michele Boddewyn, 2014
Name: Michele Boddewyn, A.I.A, LEED A.P. Title: President Company: Boddewyn Gaynor Architects, D.P.C. Location: 434 Broadway, New York, N.Y. Birthplace: Portland, Oregon Education: Bachelor of Architecture, 1980, Pratt Institute First ...

Professional Profile: Nick Romito, 2014
Name: Nick Romito Title: Founder & CEO Company: View The Space (VTS) Location: Headquartered in New York City Birthplace: Toms River, NJ Education: Berkeley College First job outside ...

Professional Profile: Theresa Garelli, 2014
Name: Theresa Garelli Title: Senior Vice President & National Underwriting Counsel Company: Sutton Alliance Location: Valley Stream, New York Birthplace: Long Beach, CA Education: JD, Nova Southeastern University, BA International ...

Appraisal: Complications and pitfalls for appraisers when valuing contaminated properties
Valuing contaminated properties is always a complicated issue for appraisers because of the lack of good information in regards to cleanup costs and market documentation. ...