Articles by C.J. Hughes

(Illustration by Matt Chinworth)

Real estate activity in suburbs catches second wind in Covid era

While the city’s commercial properties slumber through the coronavirus pandemic (much to their owners’ misfortune), chunks of the suburbs...

Real estate activity in suburbs catches second wind in Covid era
Sizing up Cuomo’s Penn Station plan by the numbers

Sizing up Cuomo’s Penn Station plan by the numbers

The latest proposal to expand Penn Station — given new urgency by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last month — includes...

Sizing up Cuomo’s Penn Station plan by the numbers
Jet-setting to follow the money

Jet-setting to follow the money

When the yachts go south and it becomes less of a feat to get a reservation at the East Hampton Grill or other local haunts, the residential brokers in the Hamptons have to come...

Jet-setting to follow the money
(Illustration by Jon Krause)

Is NYC’s townhouse market in trouble?

As a percentage of the city’s housing stock, townhouses aren’t just small, they’re minuscule. But they’ve attracted outsized attention in recent months. Most notably, this summer, a 48-foot-wide limestone mansion on East 67th Street...

Is NYC’s townhouse market in trouble?
(Illustration by Jon Krause)

Is NYC’s townhouse market in trouble?

As a percentage of the city’s housing stock, townhouses aren’t just small, they’re minuscule. But they’ve attracted outsized attention in recent months. Most notably, this summer, a 48-foot-wide limestone mansion on East 67th Street...

Is NYC’s townhouse market in trouble?
Why Gaw Capital is big on LA while other Chinese firms retreat

Why Gaw Capital is big on LA while other Chinese firms retreat

If the prevailing wisdom is that a) retail real estate is suffering and b) Chinese investment is on the...

Why Gaw Capital is big on LA while other Chinese firms retreat
Fredrik Eklund, John Gomes and Ryan Serhant

Buoyed by the boroughs

While many of the top agents on this ranking have stuck to the rarefied world of Manhattan real estate, others (particularly the largest of the teams) have aggressively ventured into the boroughs. The Eklund...

Buoyed by the boroughs
Fredrik Eklund, John Gomes and Ryan Serhant

Which of NYC’s top resi agents are being bouyed by the boroughs?

While many of the top agents on this ranking have stuck to the rarefied world of Manhattan real estate,...

Which of NYC’s top resi agents are being bouyed by the boroughs?
Sovereign wealth funds are dialing back their NYC property stakes

Sovereign wealth funds are dialing back their NYC property stakes

For a good chunk of time, sovereign wealth funds were tripping over themselves to buy trophy Manhattan buildings —...

Sovereign wealth funds are dialing back their NYC property stakes
Sovereign wealth funds are dialing back their NYC property stakes

Sovereign wealth funds are dialing back their NYC property stakes

For a good chunk of time, sovereign wealth funds were tripping over themselves to buy trophy Manhattan buildings —...

Sovereign wealth funds are dialing back their NYC property stakes
Beyond the metropolis: Markets around the tri-state region are starting to embrace Opportunity Zones

Beyond the metropolis: Markets around the tri-state region are starting to embrace Opportunity Zones

Amid the seemingly incessant buzz in the real estate world about Opportunity Zones, real estate markets around New York City are starting to embrace...

Beyond the metropolis: Markets around the tri-state region are starting to embrace Opportunity Zones
Retail brokers and landlords search for solutions in former big box spaces around the tri-state

Retail brokers and landlords search for solutions in former big box spaces around the tri-state

Across the country, competition from internet retailers has left the leasing landscape strewn with dark-windowed hulks. Victims include one-time anchor tenants like Toys “R”...

Retail brokers and landlords search for solutions in former big box spaces around the tri-state
The godfather of the modern  commercial brokerage

The godfather of the modern  commercial brokerage

Agents with specialties. Electronic databases that track tenants. Shiny shoes and suspenders. In ways both substantive and superficial, the...

The godfather of the modern  commercial brokerage
The indestructible tenant? Why discount retailers are surviving the “e-pocalypse”

The indestructible tenant? Why discount retailers are surviving the “e-pocalypse”

It’s been called the “e-pocalypse”: the closing of so many brick-and-mortar stores because customers would rather get what they need with a click. But...

The indestructible tenant? Why discount retailers are surviving the “e-pocalypse”
Day in the life of: Everard Martin

Day in the life of: Everard Martin

Everard Martin, 52, is the president of Broadway Construction Group, the New York-based general contractor that operates under Allen Gross’ GFI Capital Resources. GFI, perhaps best known for its Ace New York, NoMad and...

Day in the life of: Everard Martin
The godfather of the modern  commercial brokerage

The godfather of the modern  commercial brokerage

Agents with specialties. Electronic databases that track tenants. Shiny shoes and suspenders. In ways both substantive and superficial, the...

The godfather of the modern  commercial brokerage
Day in the life of: Brad Hargreaves

Day in the life of: Brad Hargreaves

Brad Hargreaves, 32, is the CEO of Common, the New York-based co-living startup he founded in 2015. The company, which rivals WeWork’s WeLive brand and several other national and local startups, has generated a...

Day in the life of: Brad Hargreaves
Why hardwiring buildings for specific tech can backfire

Why hardwiring buildings for specific tech can backfire

It seemed like a good idea at the time. In 2012, when the Rabsky Group developed 225 North 9th...

Why hardwiring buildings for specific tech can backfire
Day in the life of: Brad Hargreaves

Day in the life of: Brad Hargreaves

Brad Hargreaves, 32, is the CEO of Common, the New York-based co-living startup he founded in 2015. The company, which rivals WeWork’s WeLive brand and several other national and local startups, has generated a...

Day in the life of: Brad Hargreaves
As 270 Park nears demolition, architect Natalie Griffin de Blois is getting her due

As 270 Park nears demolition, architect Natalie Griffin de Blois is getting her due

While the 52-story tower at 270 Park Avenue is set to be demolished in the coming year, one thing...

As 270 Park nears demolition, architect Natalie Griffin de Blois is getting her due
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