The Real Deal New York

Flushing’s five biggest developers

The top players behind the transformation of the Queens neighborhood

October 19, 2015 09:30AM
By Will Parker

Flushing Commons

A rendering of the 1.8 million-square-foot Flushing Commons project. Developer F&T Group has already filed plans for its first building at the site.

From the October issue: On a recent weeknight, three shiny Mercedes slowly eased through a short block in downtown Flushing, the drivers’ eyes patrolling for open parking spots. Hands heavy with shopping bags, passengers streamed in and out of the 7 train station, and a group of college-aged friends made their way to a Michelin Guide-recommended dumpling shop, nestled on a one-story retail strip that now lies between two new high-rises.

This is Flushing in flux: luxury condos, name-brand retail and hotels, and office space are bringing more people — and more real estate speculation — to the area. [more]