The Real Deal New York

Wheeling and dealing courtside at Barclays, MSG

January 10, 2014 04:30PM
By Mark Maurer

From left: Attorney Ed Mermelstein with One and Only Realty owner Gennady Perepada at a Knicks game

From left: Attorney Ed Mermelstein with One and Only Realty owner Gennady Perepada at a Knicks game

From the January issue: Spike Lee may attract more attention, but prime seats at the city’s two main basketball arenas, Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center, are just as often occupied by New York’s chart-topping real estate execs.

This breed of networking tends to advance negotiations and smooth over deals with little of the stress of a boardroom. This way, real estate pros say, the only people sweating are the athletes. [more]

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