January 2018 Issue

When the glass ceiling won’t break

If ever there was a time to talk about sex and gender issues in New York City real estate, it’s now. The topics were thrust onto the national stage in October when news broke that Hollywood boss Harvey Weinstein had allegedly sexually harassed and abused dozens of women for decades, using his power in the industry to threaten their careers if they didn’t comply with his demands. The sordid details… [more]

The LGBT litmus test

In the early 1990s, gay and lesbian professionals in commercial real estate formed a professional networking group to help each other find jobs. But you could say the group was… [more]

Inside real estate’s bro culture

In early December, at Madison Realty Capital’s rooftop holiday bash… [more]

Tax overhaul …
for better or worse

For the last several months, economists, lobbyists, advocates, talking heads, editorial boards and everyone else with a pulse who runs in Washington circles has… [more]

Gentrification City

Once upon a time, developers who were looking to make smart investment plays would throw up a building in Williamsburg, Long Island City or Bushwick and watch the buyers and… [more]

Elliman’s game of thrones

On the evening of Dec. 19, roughly 30 of Douglas Elliman’s top executives gathered at Bouley Test Kitchen in the Flatiron District for the residential firm’s annual managers’ party. All… [more]

The Closing: John Banks

REBNY president John Banks on his stint in musicals, why the industry is misunderstood and taking a stance against President Trump…. [more]

Moinian’s Hudson Yards reboot

In August, Joe Moinian watched yet another potential anchor tenant for his planned Hudson Yards tower slip through… [more]

Sizing up commercial real estate’s lending giants

In early June, New York real estate investor and lender Josh Zegen got a tip… [more]

Behind the complicated financing of One Vanderbilt

In the first quarter of 2018, Robert Schiffer, a managing director at SL Green … [more]

The American Copper Buildings: NYC’s performance art project

The American Copper Buildings have frequently been compared to … [more]

Is Manhattan’s townhouse tundra thawing?

When billionaire Vincent Viola listed his 40-foot townhouse back in 2013, the CEO of Virtu Financial asked an eye-popping $114 million. Four years later, Viola … [more]

Construction spending to surpass 2016 peak

With office towers rising on the Far West Side and logistics super-warehouses being built on Staten Island, 2018 marks the fifth year of the construction boom in the city. It’s… [more]

Editor’s note:
Decoding the bro code

Real estate’s “locker room talk” isn’t just confined to the locker room. It’s in the boardroom and the ballroom as well. At a recent rooftop holiday bash, a pumped-up male… [more]

Masters of New Rochelle

The redevelopment of New Rochelle is a success story in the making for Westchester County. Three years ago, New Rochelle’s City Council selected RXR Realty, along with Renaissance Downtowns, as… [more]

Is Westchester’s starter home shortage here to stay?

If New York City has become too pricey, putting the idea of city living out of reach, first-time buyers these days… [more]

Connecticut’s gold standard

Manicured lawns, historic architecture and luxury amenities, not to mention sweeping views, are the hallmarks of what’s come to be known as the Gold Coast of Connecticut’s Fairfield County. And… [more]

Getting in on the ground floor

When Luiz Aragon, commissioner for development for the City of New Rochelle, looks around him, he’s excited… [more]

Fairfield’s retail wars
draw new blood

As the retail reckoning continues, Fairfield County’s luxury shopping corridors are pitted against each other in an ever-intensifying battle to win tenants. Greenwich’s… [more]

More tightening of the purse strings on rental projects

Multifamily projects have been on the rise across Westchester and Fairfield counties for a while, so much so that sometimes… [more]

The multifamily wave continues to crest in Westchester

This decade has been good for multifamily development. From Port Chester… [more]

Winning in Westchester: The Real Deal ranks the county’s top luxury brokers

Westchester’s luxury real estate market, like other regions in the area, softened… [more]

Agents adapt to the age of Instagram

As homebuyers become more reliant on the internet to help their searches — sometimes racing through an actual house showing because they’ve already seen photos online — brokerages are ramping… [more]

The controversial new face of HUD in New York

By nature, the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s regional administrator in New York and New Jersey is a … [more]

Can new industry give Stamford’s office market the boost it needs?

The clouds may be lifting — a bit —from the office market in Fairfield County. … [more]

The industrial revolution

The industrial market has never been the sexiest of sectors, but as demand across the country has heated up the past couple of years, the industry’s interest has been piqued…. [more]

Moving beyond
the business traveler

From film crews to sports fans, hotels in Westchester and Fairfield counties are looking to increase demand by… [more]

Westchester’s equestrian
arms race

With hundreds of miles of riding… [more]

Editor’s note:
A master plan unfolds

Downtown New Rochelle will never be the same. And that’s a good thing, as far as the city — and developer RXR Realty — is concerned. Three years ago, the… [more]

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