NYC real estate in brief

April 03, 2009 12:27PM

New building to be first LEED Gold in East Village
A new residential building rising at 311 East 11th Street plans to be the first edifice in the East Village to earn a LEED Gold rating. Developers Michael and Izak Namer’s new condo, called Village Green, will have one- and two-bedroom apartments and penthouses ranging from 730 to 2,000 square feet. Prices range from $730,000 to $1.5 million. Occupancy is expected in 2010. The Namers are supporting wind power to generate energy and are installing water-conserving fixtures throughout the building, which will also have a green roof to provide natural insulation.

 Village Green rendering

Gansevoort coming to Turks & Caicos
In addition to the new Gansevoort Park
hotel under construction in Manhattan, the Gansevoort hotel brand is
coming to Turks & Caicos, with the first island outpost of the
Manhattan and Miami hotels opening this month. The 91-room hotel will
include an oceanfront spa and a Bagatelle restaurant, similar to the
French bistro of the same name in the Meatpacking District.

 Gansevoort Turks & Caicos

Real estate pros talk at’s commercial real estate lending panel discussion this week (photo).
All panel participants (from left): Jon Hornik, vice president and general counsel, Kennedy Funding; Salvatore Trifiletti, vice president in special assets, Signature Bank; Evan Williams, vice president of commercial real estate, Centerline Capital; Bob Knakal, chairman, Massey Knakal Realty Services; Gregg Winter, founder and principal, Winter & Co. and W Financial; moderator Ryan Slack, CEO of; and Lowell Dansker, CEO and chairman, Intervest Bancshares Corporation.