The Real Deal New York

The September issue is now online

Evolving retail in the Meatpacking District; the best real estate firms to work for

September 05, 2012 01:00AM

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With summer coming to a close, New York City — rather than the East End — is again the focus. In this issue, we look into the Williamsburg and Meatpacking District, two artsy enclaves that are seeing an influx of mass-market retailers.

Adam Pincus reports on changes in the Meatpacking District, amid news that Patagonia, UGG Australia and Lululemon Athletica recently inked leases there. Meanwhile, Jane C. Timm writes about how the influx of families to Williamsburg — an area that previously catered to a younger demographic — is luring high-end retailers, such as Whole Foods and J. Crew.

In our cover story, Leigh Kamping-Carder set out to find the city’s best real estate firms to work for by analyzing factors influencing brokers’ satisfaction at work, from health care benefits to bonding activities.

Also in this issue Katherine Clarke looks into residential and commercial properties that could break existing price barriers.

Finally, in our closing interview with Arthur Mirante II, we learn about the Avison Young principal and Tri-State president’s day-long pro football career, how he found his way to real estate and the benefits and drawbacks of working at a new firm after 41 years at Cushman & Wakefield.

To see the complete issue, click here or on the “Magazine” tab at the top of the website. — TRD

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