Owners Developers & Managers

Jonathan Rose Cos. appoints Barreras as new CFO

Manhattan, NY Jonathan Rose Companies, one of the country’s leading developers and investors in green, affordable, and mixed-income multifamily communities, has appointed Virginia Barreras as the company’s new CFO. Barreras will report directly to founder and president, Jonathan Rose.

Mack Property Management assigned manager of BDG's The Smile - 233 units, 11 stories

Manhattan, NY Mack Property Management, L.P., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mack Real Estate Group, LLC (MREG), has been awarded management of The Smile, a newly constructed 233-unit, 11-story high-rise residential community located in the Harlem neighborhood and developed by the Blumenfeld Development Group (BDG).

Brookfield Properties & WatermanClark
complete $100 million redevelopment

Manhattan, NY Brookfield Properties and WatermanClark, LLC have completed the $100 million redevelopment of Lever House, Park Ave.’s landmark trophy office tower. The 21-story, 260,000 s/f tower has been restored and reimagined, introducing a boutique office experience featuring a revitalized lobby, ground-level public plaza, and modernized building systems.

Unique People Services and Robert Sanborn Dev. complete 96-unit affordable housing

Bronx, NY Governor Kathy Hochul celebrated the completion of 2050 Grand Concourse, an affordable and supportive housing development with 96 apartments in the Fordham Heights neighborhood. The all-electric development was awarded funding from the state’s Buildings of Excellence Competition

The Doe Fund hosts Thanksgiving giveaway at Crystal Tower affordable residence

Brooklyn, NY Two days before Thanksgiving, homeless services nonprofit The Doe Fund joined forces with community partners in East Flatbush to provide a dinner and giveaway to tenants of its Crystal Tower residence. The 123-unit building — part of the Doe Fund’s over 970,000 s/f portfolio of permanent affordable

Preserving historical buildings: Balancing restoration and conservation after fire damage - by Ron Fanish

Fire damage can be catastrophic to any structure, but perhaps most so to historic buildings. Oftentimes, a blaze will destroy what cannot easily be replaced (or replaced at all, for that matter) — original materials, custom millwork, classic character, and hard-to-replicate workmanship. 

Gravity installs first 24 500kW EV chargers at West 42nd Street

Manhattan, NY Gravity, the pioneering electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure firm, will release a full suite of next generation 500kW EV charging equipment - the first 500kW chargers and system to ever complete UL Solutions’ evaluation and testing and achieve certification. 

Toll Brothers opens The Townhomes at Van Wyck Mews

Fishkill, NY Toll Brothers, Inc. have opened The Townhomes at Van Wyck Mews, a new luxury townhome community. Home buyers are invited to visit the sales center located at 4902 Bennington Dr. The Townhomes at Van Wyck Mews will introduce 113 new two- and three-story townhomes to the larger neighborhood

Cooper Robertson implements new design leadership team

Manhattan, NY After more than 30 years with architecture and urban design firm, Cooper Robertson, partner Donald Clinton, AIA, MRAIC, is stepping down at the end of the year from his daily role helping direct the organization. This transition comes at a noteworthy time for Cooper Robertson, as it embarks on major new projects

RXR breaks ground on 89 Dekalb - 55,000 s/f, 324-unit residential tower

Brooklyn, NY RXR, real estate owner, operator and developer, broke ground on its new, all-electric residential development project. Located at 89 Dekalb Ave., the 30-story, 324-unit residential tower will designate 98 units of affordable apartments for middle-income households