Spotlights

2020 Women in RE: Jocelynn Tuite, First Nationwide Title

What is one characteristic that you believe every woman in business should possess? 
Positivity. It’s important to have a positive attitude even when it

2020 Women in RE: Lisa Fingar, SWBR

What is one characteristic that you believe every woman in business should possess?
Empathy. It’s important to listen to another

2020 Women in RE: Bonny Yau, FXCollaborative

What is one characteristic that you believe every woman in business should possess?
Flexibility. Society is constantly evolving, and with

2020 Women in RE: Michelle Marie Zere, Zere Real Estate Services

What was your favorite job and what did you learn from it?
I was the advertising director for an award winning magazine called, Grid Magazine an offshoot sister publication to internationally acclaimed, Interior Design Magazine. Grid was a commercial real estate & design magazine with

2020 Women in RE: Judy Simoncic, Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? I recently had the privilege of contributing to an emerging field in real estate on LI that benefits not-for-profits, including the hospital industry. Tax-exempt

2020 Women in RE: Leslie Berkoff, Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP

What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? I was recently appointed by the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to serve on its Pro Bono Appellate Mediator Panel for a three-year term.

Product of the Month: InstaClosing, a Manhattan-based proptech startup launches e-closing services in New York

Manhattan, NY InstaClosing, a locally-based proptech startup has launched its online closing platform making it the first company offering digital closings in New York State, and the first online platform in the

New fa├žade rules took effect February 20th in NYC - by Chris Krepcio

As of February 20, 2020, the newly amended rule governing exterior wall inspections and repairs has officially been put into effect. These new rules will have quite a large impact on building owners across New York City, including more stringent rules,

Minimizing the penalties of Local Law 97-2019 with big data and simple solutions - by Ed Bosco

Local Law 97-2019 was passed by the New York City Council in 2019 to establish a plan for the reduction of greenhouse gases related to the operation of buildings identified in the law. Prior to Local Law 97, the only legally enforceable

Total assets of business vs. real estate value trends - by John Rynne

Over my years in the appraisal field, one of the areas of confusion between appraisers and their clients are property types that have businesses highly connected to the real estate. There is a trend by clients to not necessarily want