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.
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.
Real estate pros talk at GreenPearl.com’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 GreenPearl.com; and Lowell Dansker, CEO and chairman, Intervest Bancshares Corporation.