Articles by Lois Weiss

The Real Deal plunged into FEC filings and created a searchable table with the biggest contributors in the industry (iStock)

See where real estate is writing checks with TRD’s political donations tool

Real estate is dropping major cheddar on politics this election cycle. As of Sept. 21 — when campaign funds...

See where real estate is writing checks with TRD’s political donations tool
Milton Glaser and 207 East 32nd Street (Getty, Google Maps)

Milton Glaser’s Kips Bay office townhouse sells to New York Review of Books

The Kips Bay office townhouse owned by legendary graphic designer Milton Glaser, who created the “I ❤️ NY” logo,...

Milton Glaser’s Kips Bay office townhouse sells to New York Review of Books
From left: 245 Park Avenue, 420 Fifth Avenue and 1271 Sixth Avenue (Google Maps)

Rockefeller Foundation signs sublease in MLB’s old Park Avenue office

The Rockefeller Foundation will temporarily relocate to Park Avenue from its longtime headquarters on Fifth Avenue, which will be...

Rockefeller Foundation signs sublease in MLB’s old Park Avenue office
731 Lexington Avenue and 410 East 61st Street (inset) with Vornado's Steve Roth (Googel Maps; VNO)

Home Depot eyes former Bed Bath & Beyond space on First Ave

Big-box retailers are playing musical stores on the Upper East Side. Home Depot, which currently leases nearly 80,000 square...

Home Depot eyes former Bed Bath & Beyond space on First Ave
Burlington CEO Michael Sullivan and 2163 Tilden Avenue (Burlington via Facebook; Google Maps)

Burlington Coat Factory inks big lease in Brooklyn

Burlington Coat Factory has leased a big space in Brooklyn and is already gearing up for year-end holiday sales....

Burlington Coat Factory inks big lease in Brooklyn
From left: Michael Fuchs, Aby Rosen, Brandon Singer and Michael Cody (Getty, iStock)

Aby Rosen, Michael Fuchs back new retail brokerage

Between e-commerce and the pandemic, there’s never been a worse time for the retail industry. But that’s not stopping...

Aby Rosen, Michael Fuchs back new retail brokerage
131 Greene Street and Shopify CEO Tobi Lutke (Google Maps; Getty)

Shopify grabs Soho retail space vacated by Google

Shopify is taking over a Soho storefront in a sublease from Google. Google had leased the space at 131...

Shopify grabs Soho retail space vacated by Google
10 Jay Street and Rent The Runway CEO and co-founder Jennifer Hyman and a store location in New York City (Getty; ODA Architecture)

On the rack: Rent the Runway’s Dumbo space up for rent

Rent the Runway’s splashy Dumbo office space has hit the sublease market. The company, which rents out designer dresses...

On the rack: Rent the Runway’s Dumbo space up for rent
John Lam, Carlos Slim Helú, Sheldon Solow and Vijay Dandapani (Getty)

Property tax revenue rises, but delinquencies and glitches abound

Despite warnings of doom, city property tax revenue is up — but collection this year has been messy, an...

Property tax revenue rises, but delinquencies and glitches abound
505 Broome Street (Google Maps)

Paul Stuart sweeps up new lease on Broome Street

UPDATED, Aug. 15, 2020, 3:28 p.m.: As retail tenants and their landlords battle over unpaid rent, one high-end brand...

Paul Stuart sweeps up new lease on Broome Street
Extell Development president Gary Barnett and Kushner Companies founder Charles Kushner with a rendering The Lofts at Pier Village in New Jersey (Rendering via Extell Development)

Kushner Cos. buys Gary Barnett out of development on NJ waterfront

Gary Barnett’s Extell Development is saying goodbye to the New Jersey waterfront — at least part of it. The...

Kushner Cos. buys Gary Barnett out of development on NJ waterfront
Moody's CEO Raymond McDaniel and 1 World Trade Center (McDaniel by Alex Wong/Getty Images; Pixabay)

Moody’s looks to sublease its 1 WTC office

As New York City’s office leasing market picks up a bit of steam, a 75,000-square-foot spread at One World...

Moody’s looks to sublease its 1 WTC office
Peter Nicoletti and Colliers' David Amsterdam

Colliers taps JLL’s Peter Nicoletti to lead capital markets

JLL’s Peter Nicoletti is jumping to Colliers International, after the firm’s top investment-sales threesome retired this spring. The 30-year...

Colliers taps JLL’s Peter Nicoletti to lead capital markets
The Crown Building (iStock)

Chopard moving flagship to Fifth Avenue

The luxury jeweler Chopard is giving some sparkle to a suffering market with a new lease at the Crown Building, where it will open opposite Tiffany’s and Trump Tower. When it debuts at Fifth...

Chopard moving flagship to Fifth Avenue
CBRE broker Charlie Stephens, Juda Srour and attorney David Moreno Jr. (Linkedin, YouTube)

Racist comment posted using name of real estate executive

A webinar last month was marred when someone used the name of a real estate executive to post a...

Racist comment posted using name of real estate executive
48-49 35th Street in Long Island City and North River Company's Forrest Mas (Google Maps, North River Company)

Maquette doubles space at Matsil Building in Long Island City

The full-service fine arts logistics company Maquette is doubling its occupancy at the Matsil Building in Long Island City...

Maquette doubles space at Matsil Building in Long Island City
25 Elm Place in Brooklyn (Google Maps)

Goodwill commits to its Downtown Brooklyn space for the long term

After a long search for space, Goodwill has renewed its 30,800-square-foot lease for its highly trafficked workforce development hub...

Goodwill commits to its Downtown Brooklyn space for the long term
Aby Rosen and Lever House at 390 Park Avenue (Credit: Getty Images, Google Maps)

Aby Rosen hands over Lever House to Tod Waterman and Brookfield

A partnership between Brookfield and Philip M. “Tod” Waterman III of Waterman Interests has taken over the Lever House...

Aby Rosen hands over Lever House to Tod Waterman and Brookfield
The process for challenging property assessments is so antiquated, officials won’t do Zoom meetings. (iStock)

“A recipe for disaster”: Fighting property taxes in a pandemic

It’s cumbersome. Antiquated. Arcane. And definitely not Covid-ready. The system for challenging property assessments in New York City was...

“A recipe for disaster”: Fighting property taxes in a pandemic
(Credit: iStock)

No Covid break for big properties with unpaid taxes

A lot has changed since 1991, when the city set the interest penalty at 18 percent for unpaid taxes...

No Covid break for big properties with unpaid taxes
Norman Sturner and David Sturner of MHP Real Estate Services (Credit: Getty)

Norman Sturner’s MHP lets go of more than half its brokers

Norman Sturner’s MHP Real Estate Services is shedding brokers as office leasing activity winds down. The company, which owns...

Norman Sturner’s MHP lets go of more than half its brokers
Jason Meister (Photo by Gonzalo Marroquin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Ackman-Ziff’s Jason Meister moves to new firm

Ackman-Ziff’s Jason Meister has decamped for a firm that is “bringing dead deals to life.” The investment sales broker...

Ackman-Ziff’s Jason Meister moves to new firm
250 West 54th Street and Zar Property principal David Zar (Credit: Google Maps; Twitter)

Shetler Studios closes curtains on massive Midtown rehearsal space

A long-running Broadway rehearsal space has just taken its final bow. Shetler Studios & Theatres — which attracted the...

Shetler Studios closes curtains on massive Midtown rehearsal space
From left: Rockefeller Group CEO with 1221 6th Avenue and Tishman Speyer CEO Rob Speyer with 630 Fifth Avenue (Credit: Google Maps; Rockefeller; Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Big law firm lease falls through at Tishman Speyer’s 630 Fifth

Allen & Overy was getting ready to move its offices when Covid-19 made the law firm hit pause. The...

Big law firm lease falls through at Tishman Speyer’s 630 Fifth
A rendering of 545 Madison's workspace

Welcome back to your post-corona office. You probably won’t recognize it

Thermal cameras, bacteria-fighting HVAC systems and contactless coffee machines. Welcome back to the office – you may not recognize...

Welcome back to your post-corona office. You probably won’t recognize it
From left: Yoron Cohen, Richard Baxter and Scott Latham (Credit: Linkedin)

Big shakeup at Colliers: Baxter, Cohen, Latham out

Richard Baxter, Yoron Cohen and Scott Latham, Colliers International’s top investment-sales trio, are leaving the firm, sources confirmed to...

Big shakeup at Colliers: Baxter, Cohen, Latham out
Billy Macklowe (right) and David Welsh with renderings of 120 Fifth Avenue in Park Slope (Credit: Macklowe by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images; Senlac Ridge Partners)

Billy Macklowe, David Welsh close on Brooklyn dev site buy

Billy Macklowe and David Welsh have closed on the acquisition of a controversial Park Slope development site for just...

Billy Macklowe, David Welsh close on Brooklyn dev site buy
The Rego Center at 61-35 Junction Boulevard with Vornado's Stephen Roth (Credit: Google Maps; Getty Images)

Major home goods chain signs big lease at Rego Center mall

As several major retailers across the country face imminent bankruptcy, one big-box store signed a massive lease at the...

Major home goods chain signs big lease at Rego Center mall
Starbucks is bringing a high-concept store to a giant triplex at the base of the Empire State Building (Illustration by The Real Deal)

Starbucks signs big lease at base of Empire State Building

Starbucks will soon bring far more than the above-average cup of joe to the Empire State Building. The Seattle-based...

Starbucks signs big lease at base of Empire State Building
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