Spotlights

Commercial Real Estate Guide - Environmental Consulting: About Merritt Environmental Consulting Corp.

Merritt Environmental Consulting Corp. (MECC) was formed In June of 2009, under the direction of Chuck Merritt who has been assisting lending institutions, attorneys, real estate investors, and property owners for over two decades. With offices in New York, Florida and Vermont, MECC has grown into a regional consulting firm serving clients along the East Coast.

Architecture Studio wins Queens & Bronx Building Association award for historic house restoration - by William Gati

William Gati, AIA, is the president of Architecture Studio, Kew Gardens, N.Y. ...

Whether a purchase is a small multifamily or large many family building, due diligence is essential - by Howard Stern

One can not understate the importance of due diligence when purchasing property. Today’s focus is residential apartment buildings. Whether a small multifamily or large many family building, due diligence is essential. Make a check list. Remember, except for some mathematical adjustments, once the deed is handed over, the closing has taken place, any problems that may arise are buyers alone to deal with. Due diligence should flush out issues.

Simple steps to success in business – Partner with The Bronx Chamber of Commerce! - by Nunzio Del Greco

I occasionally use a quote from a historical or famous person to emphasize a concept or basic point. Appropriate for the 2018 New Year, below is a quote from Michelangelo: “The greatest danger for most of us is not that we aim too high and miss it, but we aim too low and reach it.” This is the time of year that many folks make “New Years’ resolutions…"

Legal issues concerning leases vs. licenses, pop-up shops and other short-term use arrangements - by Michael Kayam

In recent years, retail pop-up shops have become a growing trend among property owners looking to increase cash flow or traffic to their properties, as well as, businesses looking to reach new markets or test a new product while limiting their potential long-term lease obligations. This trend started…

Broome County is steadily growing: An overview of some signature projects advancing in 2018 - by Kevin McLaughlin

We have long said that Broome County is the ideal place to live, work and thrive, and this is being demonstrated by some signature projects recently completed or advancing this year. These projects include a one-stop economic development center, modern high-end apartments in the heart of our downtown, adaptive re-use of historic buildings, and the grand opening of a nearly one million s/f distribution center…

Appraisers and public trust: Why are professions concerned about public trust? - by John Rynne

The real estate appraisal profession in the late 1980’s went through a major transformation. Many of us remember the Savings & Loan (S & L) crisis which was created by out of control lending due to fraudulent loans and appraisal practices…

2017 Top Stories Spotlight

New York, NYThe New York Real Estate Journal's January spotlight highlighted 2017's top viewed stories from NYREJ.com and included e...

2017 Year in Review: Elliot Bogod, Broadway Realty

What was your most notable project, deal, transaction or professional achievement in 2017?  NNN Lease renegotiated that resulted in the sale of…

2017 Year in Review: Lina Gottesman, Altus Metal & Marbles Services, Inc.

What was the best decision you made in 2017 and why?  I was the corporate walk chair for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s “Light The Night Walk,” which raised $1.4 million. In addition to fundraising, I wanted to…