In June on this year, the current rent laws will expire. Given the current political climate in the state senate, a complete overhaul of these regulations appears to be on the horizon. The passage of any combination of the proposals on the table will lead to greater difficulty in managing multifamily properties, to what degree remains to be seen.
Why have retail rents fallen, and why do they continue to decline? It can’t be because sales are off. Young people’s closets are still full of designer shirts, khakis, and sneakers—for which they’re still paying top dollar. However, the way they buy their merchandise has changed dramatically.Manhattan, NY
The tri-state investment sales group for Avison Young has brokered the $35.5 million sale of three residential buildings, located at 344, 346 and 348 East 62nd St. in the Lenox Hill neighborhood. The three properties total 40,612 gross s/f across 72 units, comprised of 70 apartments and two retail units. Manhattan, NY
According to Jack Resnick & Sons, three tenants have signed new leases and expansions totaling 285,000 s/f at One Seaport Plaza/199 Water St., its 35-story, 1.1 million s/f downtown property. In the largest transaction, WeWork signed a 15-year, 201,231 s/f lease covering five full floors. The space is located on the 30th through 35th floors.Brooklyn, NY
Bestreich Realty Group (BRG) has brokered three sales totaling $8.1 million. The deals include the following:
• The $1.6 million sale of 1283 Nostrand Ave. in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens section. This multifamily is 4,500 s/f and is $355 per s/f. Derek Bestreich and Brian Underkofler represented both sides of the transaction.
According to The Kaufman Org., Wilson Daniels Wholesale, LLC, an importer and distributor of fine wines, has signed a 5,418 s/f, seven-year lease to double its presence at Kaufman’s 19 West 24th St. (19W24) in NoMad. Queens, NY
According to John Horowitz, first vice president – regional manager of Marcus & Millichap’s Brooklyn office, the firm has brokered three sales totaling $7.905 million. The first deal was the $3.45 million sale of Putnam - Cornelia Package, two six-unit apartment buildings located at 1868 Putnam Ave. and 1862 Cornelia St. in Flushing. New York, NY
Daniel Allen, AIA, a partner at CTA Architects, P.C. and the firm’s historic preservation specialist, led the panel discussion on façade safety during a fundraising event for the Grace Gold Memorial Scholarship Fund (GGMSF), held at Barnard College’s Barnard Hall. Brooklyn, NY
Besen & Associates has completed the $950,000 sale of 1957 Flatbush Ave. in the Marine Park/Canarsie neighborhood. The property consists of a two-story mixed-use building containing four total units, two residential units and two ground floor vacant units. The two second floor apartments consist of one one-bedroom/one-bath unit and one two-bedroom/one-bath unit. Manhattan, NY
Cove Property Group has signed a 100,638 s/f lease with Lyft, Inc. at Hudson Commons, a 28-story repositioned office tower located at 441 Ninth Ave. and 34th St. The building’s location at the gateway of Hudson Yards and its immediate proximity to the ongoing redevelopment of the Moynihan transportation hub and Penn