Spotlights

Year in Review 2018: Thomas Kearns, Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP

What was your most notable project, deal, transaction or professional achievement in 2018? We closed on a very complex agreement representi...

Year in Review 2018: Beth Zafonte, Akerman LLP

What market trend(s) will impact your industry in 2019?  Opportunity Zones. Opportunity Zones. Opportunity Zones. This new program is more wide-ranging than any previous federal economic development initiative.

Year in Review 2018: Sean O’Neill, American Security

What market trend(s) will impact your industry in 2019? We expect to see a continued increase in the installation and ongoing maintenance of emergency radio communication systems, specifically Auxiliary Radio Communication (ARC) systems in New York City and Bi-Directional Amplification (BDA) systems outside of the five boroughs. 

Year in Review 2018: Peter Cosentino, Cosentino Realty Group, PJ Venture

What was your most notable project, deal, transaction or professional achievement in 2018? We built and leased the first HomeSense–a TJX Company–in New York.

Year in Review 2018: Alexandra Lopatynsky, Cooper Carry

What was your most notable project, deal, transaction or professional achievement in 2018? At Cooper Carry we are working on some of the more impactful projects in the city. This includes Lighthouse Point a new mixed-use community in St. George, Staten Island.  The residential component will offer affordable housing units. In Hoboken we are working on a full service hotel adjacent to Hoboken, NJ Transit Station.

Year in Review 2018: Sue Boyle, NYC Brownfield Partnership and GEI Consultants, Inc.

What was your most notable project, deal, transaction or professional achievement in 2018? The New York City Brownfield Partnership rolled out its newest program, the Redevelopment Roundtable in August, 2018 and held its second successful Roundtable in November. The Redevelopment Roundtable is a 90 minute information download from experts about all the NYC, NYS, federal and industry trends and hot topics relevant to site revitalization in NYC.

Koeppel Rosen secures 5,291 s/f lease to 800° Woodfired Kitchen

Manhattan, NY Koeppel Rosen has secured a new restaurant backed by basketball stars Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem at One East 33rd St. in th...

Retail centers designed as “town centers” lead to substantial investment returns for landlords - by Michael Zysman

City Bay Capital has become a leader in the retail real estate capital markets business due to our foresight and understanding of the changes occurring in the industry. In recent years, there has been a lot of fear about investing in retail real estate due to a…

ICSC relocates its global HQ to 1251 Ave. of the Americas – 44,100 s/f

Manhattan, NY According to Mitsui Fudosan America, Inc. (MFA) the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the preeminent associati...

Question of the Month: Rainy season is almost over! How have storms impacted your building? - by Mario Cirigliano

With record breaking rain along the eastern seaboard, buildings and residents have been hit with torrential downpours, floods, power outages and leaks. To add insult to injury, local news outlets have described this year’s hurricane season as one of the worst yet due to studied weather patterns. What does all of this mean for our buildings?