October 2018 Issue

Recasting Cuomo

Early last month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo climbed into Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1932 Packard convertible and made the inaugural trip across the new Tappan Zee Bridge. The celebratory drive ended with a staged press event where he touted the nearly $4 billion project, now officially renamed the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in honor of his father. But the celebration was premature. The next day, when the soaring silver structure was scheduled… [more]

Albany’s power
structure resets

On the morning after last month’s primary elections, John Banks, president of the real estate industry’s most powerful… [more]

What would Tish James do?

Leading up to September’s primary, the real estate industry flung hundreds of thousands of dollars at two Democratic… [more]

The crypto conundrum

At Consensus 2018 — a conference where cryptocurrency die-hards … [more]

Cutting the fat

Sam Tabar, who co-founded Fluidity — a year-old startup in Williamsburg that offers tokenization technology to broker-dealers and financial firms — wants to… [more]

Inside JLL’s investment
sales shakeup

It’s been a busy year for the personnel departments at New York’s … [more]

Cracking Cadre’s code

Cadre’s official story — which its 30-year-old co-founder and CEO, Ryan Williams, rattles off with rehearsed precision … [more]

Hudson Square’s pricing pitch

Nestled at the intersection of Soho, Greenwich Village and Tribeca… [more]

The billion-dollar bankroller

On a Thursday morning in March 2013, Silverstein Properties’ Marty Burger was trying to keep his cool. His meeting with three major banks to negotiate… [more]

Judgment Day
for NYC’s law firms

When news broke this year that Jamestown Properties was selling the Chelsea Market building to Google for $2.4 billion… [more]

The regulation situation

Considering that some 1 million New York City apartments are rent-regulated, cases with the potential to impact policy in that area are closely watched in real … [more]

Show me the money

In a year when the law firms representing New York’s top lenders had less on their plates, it paid to be the attorneys for Bank of the Ozarks. The Arkansas-based… [more]

The Closing: David Rockwell

David Rockwell is perhaps best known for his collaborations with celebrity chefs and restaurateurs like Danny Meyer … [more]

Can NYC shed its
test-tube status?

Taconic Investment Partners and… [more]

Alexa, upgrade my technology

It seemed like a good idea at the time. In 2012, when the Rabsky Group developed 225 North 9th Street, a luxury rental in Williamsburg, it installed built-in… [more]

The sports arena
endurance test

Even though New York is one of the most saturated markets in the country when it comes to large sports arenas, … [more]

Deconstructivist
— all grown up

Now that 35 Hudson Yards is sufficiently underway, we can safely compare… [more]

Residential market report

NYC sales prices notch 10-year high in volatile market A full decade after the financial crisis, New York City’s housing market has rebounded and then some. Average citywide sales prices… [more]

Commercial market report

Manhattan’s retail vacancies further pile up A recent survey from Douglas Elliman painted a really grim picture for Manhattan retail. It found that 20 percent of … [more]

Editor’s note:
The great unraveling

We’ve had a rough couple of weeks in this country. The gap between the right and left has never seemed larger. A battle rages over the Supreme Court. The #MeToo… [more]

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