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Falcon Pacific Builders tops out Saab Family’s Astoria development; Architect is Markowitz

Queens, NY According to Carl Schwartz, CEO of Falcon Pacific Builders, LLC, the company has topped out the construction of a 50-unit rental and retail building located at 28-16 21st St. in the Astoria neighborhood. “We are thrilled to have...

Executive of the Month: Fava, president of PK Metals and eGreen Recycling: Pioneer in eWaste solutions

Holtsville, NY The New York Real Estate Journal recently sat down with Philip Fava, president of PK Metals and eGreen Recycling Management, LLC (eGreen), to talk about one of today’s most important and complicated issues, that of eWaste handling, disposal and compliance.

U.S. Immigration Fund tops out 125 Greenwich; Developed by Bizzi & Partners and Vector Group and designed by Vinoly

Manhattan, NY In the Financial district, 125 Greenwich, a new skyline addition is swiftly rising, according to U.S. Immigration Fund. Another milestone has been reached, as 125 Greenwich topped out at 88 stories and 912 ft. The topping off ceremony was hosted by Bizzi & Partners and Douglas Elliman.

Yonkers IDA approves incentives for four projects

Yonkers, NY The board of directors of the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency (IDA) have approved resolutions of intent to provide financial incentives for four residential projects. The developments, which represent a total private investment of $108.3 million

Tishman Speyer and Common launch Kin in Long Island City

New York, NY Tishman Speyer and Common have launched Kin, one of the country’s first residential brands made for families living in and near cities. Kin buildings will feature custom-designed shared spaces with family programming and events, on-demand childcare and more.

Blockchain: The future of the real estate industry - by Stephen King

Blockchain is most basically defined as “a distributed, decentralized, public ledger,” and is easiest to think of as a series of unique data points – or blocks – that are forever built upon, forming an unbreakable chain. Do you remember the handwritten cards in the back of a library book?

Following five protocols to achieve reliable and successful smart buildings - by Walt Herring and Nora Swanson

The ultimate Internet of Things (IoT) Smart Building dream is having an abundance of devices and sensors deployed across a building, interacting with one another to proactively and analytically respond to various events, needs, and desires. The device and sensor markets are ripe with products to fulfill...

The dawn of Generation Z in the workplace: Businesses need to create spaces generation needs - by Megan Spinos

While appealing to Millennials has dominated the workplace conversation in recent years, a new group, Generation Z, is on its way to transform how organizations conduct day-to-day business. With members of Generation Z entering the workforce by 2020,

Innovation in life safety design for New York City historic or landmark buildings - by Daniel Colombini

What is of value is worth protecting. That is the fundamental premise in protecting buildings and their occupants and contents. In life safety design for buildings, the most valuable asset is human capital; the building is secondary to the people in it.

Fire safety code shortfalls and compliance: Do not get busted by your insurance company - by George Crawford

Insurance companies are busting clients left and right over fire safety code shortfalls. On the one hand, nobody wants to be caught in the line of fire. On the other hand, hard to read code regulations are  good candidates for the back burner.