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Public Relations: Preparing for the new normal - by Harry Zlokower

As New York slowly transitions from crisis to what experts believe will be the new normal, some experts are anticipating significantly more remote work, re-shaping of offices and accompanying behavior to include sanitizing, temperature

Suffolk IDA preliminarily approves Spectronics Corp. acquisition/renovation of two Melville properties

Melville, NY The Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency (SCIDA) has preliminarily approved a transaction to assist Spectronics Corp. in acquiring and renovating an existing 24,244 s/f building located at 135 Maxess Rd. and

K & R Preservation acquires 581-unit affordable housing complex in Brooklyn for $79 million

Brooklyn, NY K & R Preservation, a New York City-based affordable housing development firm owned and operated by its principals Francine Kellman and Brian Raddock, completed the acquisition of Spring Creek Gardens Apartments,

Funiciello of JF Real Estate leases 3,146 s/f to Prime Time Marketing

Liverpool, NY According to JF Real Estate, Prime Time Marketing (PTM) has leased 3,146 s/f at 890 Seventh North St. The property is owned by FRW Properties LLC.

Meridian Capital Group arranges $225 million financing for Cape Advisors' multifamily development project

Queens, NY Meridian Capital Group arranged $225 million in construction financing for a ground-up multifamily development project on behalf of Craig Wood and David Kronman of Cape Advisors Inc.

Merchants Capital hires George as EVP, national head of production

New York, NY Mortgage banking company Merchants Capital has hired Dwayne George as executive vice president, national head of production.

Commercial vs. residential real estate in the pandemic by Kris Lindahl

COVID-19 has affected every industry on earth, and real estate is certainly no exception. But what I’ve found most interesting is the gap between its effects on the commercial vs. residential markets. On the residential side, many markets have remained remarkably strong and resilient.

Shorenstein of Hildreth RE Advisors and industry executives meet weekly to maintain their real estate “game” on Sag Harbor tennis courts

Sag Harbor, NY This summer a group of New York real estate executives meet at Mashashimuet Park early every Wednesday morning–and challenge each other on the tennis courts. Not only does the group practice

Jha of Synzen Ventures joins Principals Direct Group as strategic partner

New York, NY According to Steve Kirschner, Vikash Jha, president of Synzen Ventures has joined Principals Direct Group as a strategic partner. Jha is a strategic business advisor with over 20 years of international management consulting experience.Jha advises founder/entrepreneurs, C-suite and

The impact of COVID-19 on cities - by Hugh Kelly

Of all the organs in our body, the eye is perhaps the most extraordinary. We consider it our window on the world, but it is so much more than a mere transparent pane of glass. The eye has tremendous powers of accommodation to changes in the world,