When it comes to a new kind of online currency serving as payment for real estate deals, BOND New York co-founder Noah Freedman and superbroker Dolly Lenz, who runs a namesake brokerage, are on opposite sides on the coin. See the full story and video after the jump.
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Manhattan-based brokerage BOND New York is jumping on the Bitcoin wagon. The firm will now accept the burgeoning online currency as payment for real estate transactions, it said in a statement today. [more]
BOND New York, one of the city’s largest brokerages, has taken an additional floor at its headquarters building at 1776 Broadway and, in an unconventional move, plans to set aside the space for brokers who meet a certain productivity threshold.
The office on the 23rd floor – which spans 4,400 square feet overlooking the Hudson River and Central Park – will function as a type of reward for highest grossing agents, Noah Freedman, co-founder of BOND, told The Real Deal. Only agents who gross at least $1 million in commissions will be able to work there. [more]
With real estate – if you’re investing in it, selling it, buying it or renting it – you’re always rolling the dice to some degree. And brokers and real estate executives are a notoriously superstitious bunch. Bond New York has the solution: your real estate horoscope, a new monthly feature on the residential brokerage’s website. [more]
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases that deal with the legality of same sex marriage. And, as anyone active on social media can attest, the issue has been front and center on people’s minds. Many individual Facebook users have changed their profile photos to a special red version of the Human Rights Campaign logo — a pink equal sign inside a red square — in order to show their support for gay marriage. What may surprise some is that the traditionally stuffy, buttoned up and apolitical — if not outright conservative — real estate industry is no exception. [more]
Bond New York has launched a Chinese-language section on its website in an effort to attract Asian investors and buyers, Crain’s reported. It is also embarking on a Web marketing campaign to identify the brokerage and the wider New York market to Chinese-speaking buyers overseas.
Bond is not the first brokerage to target foreign buyers. Marketing firm Prodigy Network allows visitors to switch its website to Spanish from English. The Corcoran Group’s site lets clients search for agents who speak a total of 29 foreign languages and Halstead, meanwhile, lists speakers of 19 languages…. [more]
Boutique residential brokerage Bond New York is diving into the commercial real estate game and, appropriately, taking on new office space. The firm is in the process of leasing an additional floor at its Union
Square office at 21 West 19th Street to accommodate a new 10-agent
commercial sales and leasing division, according to Bruno Ricciotti, a
principal at Bond. The nine-year-old firm plans to lease a third floor of the building,
where it already has 3,300 square feet of space on two levels, adding
another 2,500 square feet and 67 desks, Ricciotti said. Since it launched in January, the new division has garnered some $70
million in commercial sales exclusives and has sold two mixed-use
buildings, said Frank Gerage, Bond’s new managing director of
commercial properties. Bond hired Gerage away from Coldwell Banker Hunt
Kennedy, where he was the commercial director, this winter…. [more]