Spotlights

BOMA New York honors NYC real estate professionals at 2019 Pinnacle Awards

New York, NYThe Building Owners & Managers Association of Greater New York (BOMA New York) hosted the 2019 Pinnacle Awards Ceremony on Thursday, February 28th, 2019 at Pier Sixty.

Physical security check-up: It’s time – the need for a security colonoscopy - by Doug Haines

Without a quantitative method for risk assessment and analysis, the question of, “Am I–or are we–in good health, from a security standpoint?” cannot be truthfully answered. In order to accomplish…

Combatting reduced recovery rates based on water meter degradation - by Nicole Paul

Water meter degradation can be defined as the need to replace existing water meters with new meters due to under-reporting of actual tenant consumption and lower flow rates associated with the meter types aging. Rapid amortization of the investment is…

Examining the OneNYC initiative: Zero waste by 2030 needs to include reuse - by Nadine Cino

The OneNYC initiative is a dense, comprehensive plan to reduce garbage output, increase green energy, make roads safer, improve recycling rates, and divert organics from landfill. New construction projects can feature “techno-trash” solutions that are futuristic and efficient. 

Executive of the Month: Ed Steffelin, senior vice president, leads East Coast operations in George Smith Partners’ newly established New York office

New York, NY Ed Steffelin has joined leading commercial real estate capital markets advisors George Smith Partners as senior vice president to oversee the firm’s new Manhattan-based office.

Retail development in Long Island City is not only plausible and possible, but also profitable - by William Gati

Long Island City is one of the fastest growing areas in New York City at the moment…

Building owners in New York City need to be aware of all sign and notice regulations - by Evan Lipstein

Managers of residential buildings in New York City need to be aware of the various sign requirements. Various laws require landlords to post specific signs and notices for tenants…

The search for what to rent continues, and until you begin, you’ll never know what you may discover! - by Ron Lanzo

We started this journey shortly after I began to work at American Furniture Rentals, Inc., it became obvious that even with more than two decades of experience in the office furniture industry, I knew little about the furniture rental business.

Company of the Month: Peak Power uses battery energy storage and AI tech to lower energy bills and support utilities

New York, NY Peak Power provides smart software and technology solutions for the modern energy market. Through their intelligent Peak Synergy platform, Peak Power empowers building owners to…

2019 Women in Building Services: Gail Morelle, Christa Construction LLC

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? Promoted to vice president. What trend(s) do you predict to dominate your industry in 2019? Additional affordable/supportive housing projects and addiction treatment facilities built.