The June issue is live!

TRD New York /
Jun.June 03, 2013 10:30 AM

What does it take to succeed in New York City real estate? John Burger might tell you it comes down to the personal touch: Working with only an assistant, answering his own phone, and pruning his number of clients so each one gets personal attention. The strategy continues to pay off, as Hayley Kaplan reports in the June issue, now available online. The Brown Harris Stevens broker was No. 1 for the second consecutive year The Real Deal‘s annual ranking of Manhattan’s top listing agents.

Another industry veteran, SL Green Realty CEO Marc Holliday might cite his competitive nature. In a profile, Hiten Samtani examines how the executive is piloting the real estate investment trust to new heights.

Meanwhile, a whole borough is taking off across the Hudson River, as the gap between Brooklyn and Manhattan home prices and rents continues to narrow, as Katherine Clarke reports in a story on “the not-so-outer-borough.”

And some fresh players are also trying to make it in the industry: Adam Pincus looks at new investment firms that have each spent upwards of $80 million since 2010.

We also look at the priciest Hamptons home sales of the past 12 months; the contentious dealings of Local 14, the crane operators union; and the difficulty of enforcing new broker advertising rules.

Finally, in our Closing interview, we sit down with Ken Horn, the president of Alchemy Properties, and learn how he earned the nickname, “Good Humor man.”

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

Related Articles

(Image by Wolfgang & Hite via Dezeen)

Hudson Yards megadevelopment inspires a new line of sex toys

Cammeby's International Group founder Rubin Schron and, from top: 194-05 67th Avenue, 189-15 73rd Avenue and 64-05 186th Lane (Credit: Google Maps)

Ruby Schron lands $500M refi for sprawling Queens apartment portfolio

Wendy Silverstein (Credit: Getty Images)

Wendy Silverstein, co-head of WeWork’s real-estate fund, is out

Cristiano Moura (Credit: Christie’s Real Estate and iStock)

Viral Instagram post leads to arrest, assault charge for former Christie’s agent

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Hudson Yards (Credit: Getty Images and Wikipedia)

Amazon takes big new office space near Hudson Yards

A&E Real Estate Holdings principal Douglas Eisenberg and the properties (Credit: The Rego Park 18 Portfolio)

Deutsche Bank provided A&E $97M in financing for big Rego Park buy

Billy Macklowe and Key Food at 120 Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn (Credit: Getty Images and Google Maps)

Billy Macklowe looking to break into Brooklyn

From left: Daniel Shirazi, and Robert Khodadadian, with 530 West 25th Street

Feil Organization buys Chelsea office building for $72M