Long Island

Considerations in deciding to include arbitration provisions in your construction contracts - by Andrew Richards and Greg Lichtenstein

When drafting and negotiating contracts with an architect, general contractor, construction manager, or even trade contractors, one important choice a developer or property owner faces is whether to litigate any potential disputes in a court of law, or to include a provision in the contract to compel arbitration instead. 

Real estate affected by new tax law: Investments in real estate continue to be a tax-favored activity - by Dean Surkin

Every new tax law comes with opportunities and pitfalls. The popular press has provided extensive – if sometimes superficial – coverage of the changes: lower tax rates for businesses, the restrictions on itemized deductions for individuals. Some practitioners have been advising clients to make substantial changes to their business structures while others have been advising caution.

What is the new frontier in real estate? Get ready for the next new thing – Block Chain - by Ralph Perna

Ralph Perna is the executive managing director at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Melville, N.Y. ...

Not just government contracts: The advantages of being a certified minority and women business - by Joshua Spitalnik

Who can qualify? The first statutory provisions governing “Disadvantaged Business Enterprises” (DBE) were enacted by the U.S....

Question of the Month: How will the Long Island Rail Road impact the future of Long Island’s economy?

The Long Island Rail Road is the oldest United States railroad still operating under its original name and charter. The growth of the railroad helped to shape the future of Long Island and is now the busiest commuter rail system in the United States. Since its inception, the railroad has been an essential part of Long Island’s economy.

Nassau County: A growing hub of medical office buildings - by Daniel Benedict

Several major trend lines are currently creating increasing demand for medical office buildings in Long Island and across the nation. The population of the United States is aging at the same time that medical practitioners are leaving individual practices to join larger, more efficient medical groups. Meanwhile, medical care is moving from hospitals to local facilities, and medical practices are clustering to benefit from cross pollination. The result is remarkable growth in medical office buildings both in new construction and in repositioned properties. This has attracted significant investment by capital sources who anticipate that the trend will continue. 

Delavale of Breslin leases 2,200 s/f to AAA in East Meadow

East Meadow, NY Breslin Realty has signed a long-term lease with the Automobile Club of America (AAA) at 2411 Hempstead Tpke. AAA will be...

Commercial Classroom: Understanding lease options - by Edward Smith

Option to Extend or Renew A lease may be written for a specific term and have an option for the tenant to extend the lease term for an a...

ABLI/CIBS host annual awards: Colliers wins Most Ingenious Deal; Rechler Equity awarded Developer of the Year

OLD BETHPAGE, NY The Association for a Better Long Island (ABLI) and the Commercial Industrial Brokers Society (CIBS) held their annual awar...

BOMA LI to hold Casino/Cocktail Party on May 17th

Melville, NY BOMA Long Island will hold a Casino Night & Cocktail Party on Thursday, May 17 at RXR, 68 South Service Rd., Lower Level. T...