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The art of the interview in 2023 - by Harry Zlokower

There was a time when one-on-one press interviews were often in-person meetings over lunch, cocktails or coffee, or by telephone. Now, much is done in writing via e-mail or social media. That is not to say “in-person” does not happen, but with reporters working

Ariel Property Advisors capital services team closes $20 million in loans

Brooklyn, NY The capital services group for Ariel Property Advisors (Ariel) recently arranged five loans totaling more than $20 million to finance the construction, acquisition and refinancing of properties throughout the borough.

Westchester LDC votes preliminary approval of $52 million tax-exempt bond for redevelopment of 187,000 s/f

Rye, NY The Westchester County’s Local Development Corp. (LDC) voted preliminary approval on October 20th of $52 million in tax-exempt bond financing for the redevelopment of the former Avon headquarters into a 187,000 s/f facility

The Moinian Group’s 535 Fifth Ave. reaches 90% occupancy

Manhattan, NY The Moinian Group said that its 535 Fifth Ave. office and retail property in Midtown has now reached 90% leased, with tenant Altice USA taking the entire 23rd floor.

ABS Partners Real Estate holds event/party at 200 Park Ave. South

Manhattan, NY About 200 brokers, clients, employees and guests attended ABS Partners Real Estate evening event/party unveiling ABS’ extensive plans for 200 Park Ave. South and its other New York City properties.

Cresa relocates Vector Media to 845 Third Ave.

Manhattan, NY Cresa principal Gregg Cohen and vice president Nicholas Markel have arranged the lease for Vector Media’s new offices at 845 Third Ave., a 21-story, mid-century modern, class-A office tower located between 51st and 52nd Sts.

Cushman & Wakefield leases 8,280 s/f at 39 Bdwy. to New York Cares

Manhattan, NY According to Cushman & Wakefield, New York Cares, the largest volunteer network in New York City, has signed an 8,280 s/f lease at 39 Bdwy. The nonprofit will occupy the entire 27th floor.

Davidson of Transwestern Real Estate Services brokers 2,800 s/f lease for Republic Capital Group

Manhattan, NY Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) brokered the headquarters lease for Republic Capital Group at 50 Rockefeller Plaza. Lauren Davidson, senior vice president at Transwestern, represented the investment bank

Rockabill Consulting secures $47.2 million to convert former nursing home into affordable senior housing

Yonkers, NY Rockabill Consulting has secured $47.2 million on behalf of the nonprofit Finian Sullivan Corp. (FSC) to finance the acquisition and adaptive reuse of the former Convent of Mary the Queen nursing home. FSC is the owner

Jack Resnick & Sons inks retail lease with Club Pilates at 850 Second Ave.

Manhattan, NY Jack Resnick & Sons negotiated a 10-year, 3,500 s/f lease with Club Pilates, open on the ground floor of The Delegate, a condominium tower built by Resnick, at the corner of Second Ave. and 45th St. in Midtown East.