The Real Deal is Hudson Yards bound

Publication buys commercial co-op at 450 West 31st Street

New York /
Jan.January 06, 2016 01:00 PM

The Real Deal was born in Amir Korangy’s Prospect Heights walk-up in 2003, and then moved to a renovated townhouse in Crown Heights (long before the neighborhood’s yuppie transformation). The publication’s first real office was a former psychic’s Digs On 23rd Street just off of Madison Square Park. We quickly outgrew that space and moved to Our Current West 29th Street location. And now, 13 years after it all began, it’s time for another big change.

New York City’s first and most popular real estate news magazine is moving to Hudson Yards, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

TRD paid $8.5 million, or $739 per square foot, for an 11,500-square-foot commercial co-op at 450 West 31st Street. Korangy will shell out another $1 million on renovations being overseen by MESH Architectures.

“Nothing says you believe in New York City real estate more than buying New York City real estate,” Korangy told the Post. “Being the worst building on the best block is usually a good real estate play,” he added. The property is a former chocolate factory that sits between a new hotel and 360 Tenth Avenue, a $3 billion mixed-use project being developed by former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt.

EVO Real Estate Group’s Todd Korren and Christopher Hagerup represented TRD, while the landlord was represented by Redwood Realty’s Jeff Berman.

Korangy said he plans to hire another 11 employees by the time the company moves to its new spot in the spring. TRD has been active in Miami since 2008, and its Los Angeles operation is scheduled to go live on Jan. 18. [NYP] — Hiten Samtani


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
(Image by Wolfgang & Hite via Dezeen)
Hudson Yards megadevelopment inspires a new line of sex toys
Hudson Yards megadevelopment inspires a new line of sex toys
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Hudson Yards (Credit: Getty Images and Wikipedia)
Facebook close to finalizing Hudson Yards office deal: report
Facebook close to finalizing Hudson Yards office deal: report
SL Green’s locks in big bank lease at Hudson Yards redevelopment site
SL Green’s locks in big bank lease at
Hudson Yards redevelopment site
SL Green’s locks in big bank lease at
Hudson Yards redevelopment site
 Related Companies’ Stephen Ross and Brookfield’s Brian Kingston (Illustration by The Real Deal; Getty)
Mapping out the explosion of commercial development in Hudson Yards
Mapping out the explosion of commercial development in Hudson Yards
Ralph Fiennes (right) portrays Robert Moses in "Straight Line Crazy" (Getty, Manuel Harlan/Courtesy Bridge Theater)
“Straight Line Crazy” offers insights for post-pandemic real estate
“Straight Line Crazy” offers insights for post-pandemic real estate
A photo illustration of 515 Ninth Avenue (Getty, Google Maps)
Heng Sang looks to sell Midtown West luxury residences
Heng Sang looks to sell Midtown West luxury residences
A photo illustration of Related Companies' Stephen Ross along with 514 West 36th Street (left) and 517 West 35th Street (right) in Hudson Yards (Getty, Google Maps)
Related files plans for Hudson Yards office tower
Related files plans for Hudson Yards office tower
From left: Russ & Daughters' Niki Russ Federman and Josh Russ Tupper; Related Companies' Stephen Ross; and 50 Hudson Yards (Getty, LoopNet)
Russ & Daughters to open shop at Related’s 50 Hudson Yards
Russ & Daughters to open shop at Related’s 50 Hudson Yards
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...