Spotlights

An attorney discusses renovating in a co-op or condominium in New York City - by C. Jaye Berger

With all the dangers discussed on the news concerning the pandemic, it is sometimes startling to realize how much renovation work is still going on in and around co-op

The effect of inflation on commercial real estate - by Harold Bordwin

After years of trying to push inflation to 2% per year, the Fed, joined by the Biden administration, are now trying to address the most recent numbers. The Labor Department said

Examining the Pass-Through Entity Tax - by Sandy Klein

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) limits an individual’s deduction for state and local taxes (the “SALT limitation”) to $10,000 for tax years beginning after December 31, 2017 and ending before

Developers take note: Should your next project be affordable housing? - by Lisa Lim

As America hopefully bounces back from the worst waves of the pandemic “freeze” during 2022, some of the nation’s other social problems will eventually return to

Considerations regarding flooding in New York City due to poor drainage - by William Gati

Superstorm Ida caused flooding because street sweeping was cut down due to COVID-19, so trash on streets, dog poop, leaves, and garbage accumulated and were swept into the storm drain.

Ventilation and air quality: Post-pandemic considerations for property owners - by Robert Koonin and Cynthia Thomas

8,409,600. This is the number of breaths that the average employee takes in a single year. There is likely no other factor more critical in determining a person’s productivity and health than the

Planning for a real estate downturn: Mitigating risk and finding value in today’s environment - by Mike Packman

Those of us that have been in the industry a while, understand that markets are cyclical and eventually, history repeats. So how have the lessons we learned during

City assessor’s approach could exacerbate damage to negatively impacted properties post-pandemic - by Peter Blond

With the return of Broadway and seemingly “life” in Midtown Manhattan, the New York City Department of Finance may feel more emboldened to raise assessments aggressively in January.

RM Friedland releases “Bronx Neighborhood Apartment Rent Survey & Analysis” report

Regulations, shutdowns, and economic stimulus have had little effect on slowing the upward rent trajectory for New York City apartments which once again have the nation’s most expensive rent.

Moratorium on commercial foreclosures extended to January 15, 2022 - by Michael Caruso

On September 2, 2021, New York governor Kathy Hochul signed into law a revised and extended moratorium on foreclosures against qualifying commercial property owners impacted by the