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James Ku

Real Estate Salesperson
Selective First Realty
41-10 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Flushing, NY 11355
(718) 461-2510
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12/13/18
The Blackstone Group sold one of its Bryant Park-area office buildings in a $282 million deal with Clarion Partners. Blackstone’s EQ Office subsidiary sold the...

11/28/18
GreenOak Real Estate and Slate Property Group closed on the more than $280 million acquisition of the Biltmore rental apartment tower in Midtown on Tuesday,...

11/27/18
UPDATED, Nov. 29, 4:12 p.m.: Jeff Levine’s Douglaston Development is close to signing a 99-year ground lease for a development site at 601 West 29th...

11/15/18
If you’re young and in real estate, Opportunity Zones are the place to be, according to Newmark Knight Frank president James Kuhn. “I think this...

08/21/18
Former Eastern Consolidated brokers Brian Ezratty and Ron Solarz have landed at Newmark Knight Frank, where they’ll head up the brokerage’s new private client group....

01/30/18
When a busted partnership between a pair of brokers at Newmark Knight Frank gave rise to fight over a $1.1 million commission, a panel of...

10/24/17
From TRD LA: Newmark Group filed for a $100 million initial public offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday. The entity, which...

03/01/17
In New York’s investment sales market, there are the Big Four firms that collectively brokered nearly $40 billion in deals last year. And then there’s Newmark Grubb Knight Frank....

01/25/17
A former Newmark Grubb Knight Frank broker claims company president Jimmy Kuhn should have picked up a red card when he favored his brother-in-law in...

01/19/17
What a difference a year can make. Last January, New York real estate’s top brass were losing their hair over a looming crisis in China....

01/10/17
When the Urban Land Institute’s New York division gathered a year ago to give its outlook for the real estate market in 2016, fears over...

Sales of Manhattan development sites fell to their weakest level in six years against the backdrop of slow condominium purchases and no resolution to the...

10/18/16
The City’s Department of Investigations is set to lease 275,000 square feet at 180 Maiden Lane, while the New York City Economic Development Corporation is...

06/21/16
The New York City Economic Development Corporation is looking for a new home – a 250,000-square-foot spread either in the Financial District or Downtown Brooklyn....

05/23/16
David Behin, the co-founder of residential brokerage MNS, is now leading Brooklyn sales for Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, The Real Deal has learned. Tags: david...

09/11/15
From the September issue: Jonathan Miller is unimpressed with rental prices (again) breaking records in Brooklyn, Michael Graves expresses his brokers’ discretion, and more in this...

08/10/15
James Kuhn is stoical about his company’s removal from the Empire State Building portfolio, saying “It’s been a wonderful partnership.” Despite his company, Newmark Grubb Knight...

05/18/15
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank has entered an agreement to acquire real estate firm Excess Space Retail Services for an undisclosed amount, NGKF parent company BGC...

03/09/15
When the United Charities Corporation decided to put its Park Avenue South home on the market about a year ago – a deal that eventually...

12/01/14
Brokerage firm BGC Partners is buying investment brokerage network Apartment Realty Advisors and its members for $110 million in cash. Tags: bgc partners, Multifamily Market,...

05/17/14
Tomorrow a temporary but fundamental shift will impact the city’s commercial real estate industry. The center of gravity will shift 2,500 miles west as the...

03/05/14
The Related Companies, in partnership with city pension funds, has forked over $270 million for a Bronx rental building portfolio. The 35-building portfolio, purchased from...

In the last year, the number of New York City buildings sold with the help of a broker shot up significantly, according to an exclusive...

02/12/14
The Real Estate Board of New York has nominated eight sales, eight leases and one financing deal for their “Most Ingenious Deal of the Year...

01/24/14
Top stories yesterday on The Real Deal: 1. City’s nine richest developers  2. Over $1.7M “improperly” taken from Menachem Stark’s account: court filings  3. The...
Selective First Realty, Real Estate Salesperson
41-10 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY, (718) 461-2510
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Selective First Realty, Real Estate Salesperson
41-10 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY, (718) 461-2510
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Selective First Realty, Real Estate Salesperson
41-10 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY, (718) 461-2510
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Selective First Realty, Associate Broker
41-10 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY, (718) 461-2510
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Selective First Realty, Real Estate Salesperson
41-10 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY, (718) 461-2510
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Selective First Realty, Real Estate Salesperson
41-10 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY, (718) 461-2510
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Selective First Realty, Real Estate Salesperson
41-10 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY, (718) 461-2510
...
Selective First Realty, Real Estate Salesperson
41-10 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY, (718) 461-2510
...
Selective First Realty, Real Estate Salesperson
41-10 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY, (718) 461-2510
...
Selective First Realty, Associate Broker
41-10 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY, (718) 461-2510
...
Selective First Realty, Real Estate Salesperson
41-10 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY, (718) 461-2510
...
Selective First Realty, Real Estate Salesperson
41-10 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY, (718) 461-2510
...
Selective First Realty, Real Estate Salesperson
41-10 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY, (718) 461-2510
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Selective First Realty, Real Estate Salesperson
41-10 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY, (718) 461-2510
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Selective First Realty, Real Estate Salesperson
41-10 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY, (718) 461-2510
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Selective First Realty, Real Estate Salesperson
41-10 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY, (718) 461-2510
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Selective First Realty, Real Estate Salesperson
41-10 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY, (718) 461-2510
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Selective First Realty, Real Estate Salesperson
41-10 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY, (718) 461-2510
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Selective First Realty, Corporate Broker
41-10 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY, (718) 461-2510
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Selective First Realty, Real Estate Salesperson
41-10 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY, (718) 461-2510
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Selective First Realty, Real Estate Salesperson
41-10 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY, (718) 461-2510
...
Selective First Realty, Real Estate Salesperson
41-10 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY, (718) 461-2510
...
Selective First Realty, Real Estate Salesperson
41-10 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY, (718) 461-2510
...
Selective First Realty, Associate Broker
41-10 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY, (718) 461-2510
...
Selective First Realty, Real Estate Salesperson
41-10 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY, (718) 461-2510
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  • Event Sales
  • Address 34 Desbrosses Street
  • Neighborhood Tribeca
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Price $ 250,000,000
  • Publication Date 02/01/2019
  • Event Date 02/01/2019
  • Party 1 Jack Parker Corporation
  • Party 1 Brokerage Newmark Knight Frank
  • Party 1 Broker James Kuhn
  • Party 2 Related Companies
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The buyer purchased the Tribeca property for $250 million.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 114 West 41st Street
  • Neighborhood Times Square
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Price $ 282,000,000
  • Publication Date 12/23/2018
  • Event Date 12/13/2018
  • Party 1 Blackstone Group, EQ Office
  • Party 1 Brokerage Newmark Knight Frank
  • Party 1 Broker James Kuhn, Edward Maher, David Colen, James Tribble
  • Party 2 Clarion Partners
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The buyer acquired the Times Square property for $282 million.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 114 West 41st Street
  • Neighborhood Bryant Park
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 350,000
  • Price $ 282,000,000
  • Publication Date 12/16/2018
  • Event Date 12/13/2018
  • Party 1 Blackstone Group
  • Party 1 Brokerage Newmark Knight Frank
  • Party 1 Broker James Kuhn, David Colen, Jim Tribble
  • Party 2 Clarion Partners
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The buyer bought the Bryant Park property for $282 million.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 271 West 47th Street
  • Neighborhood Midtown
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 463,134
  • Price $ 280,000,000
  • Publication Date 12/03/2018
  • Event Date 11/28/2018
  • Party 1 Jack Parker Corporation
  • Party 1 Brokerage Newmark Knight Frank
  • Party 1 Broker James Kuhn, David Colen, Michael Byrne
  • Party 2 GreenOak Real Estate, Slate Property Group
  • Party 1 Entity Newmark Knight Frank
  • Party 2 Broker James Kuhn, David Colen, Michael Byrne
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The buyer bought the Midtown property for $280 million.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 136 Madison Avenue
  • Neighborhood Garment District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 20,000
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The university signed a 10-year lease for the entire second floor. The space will be used for academic programs, internship opportunities and other educational initiatives.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 116 West 32nd Street
  • Neighborhood Penn Plaza
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 70,000
  • Publication Date 08/01/2012
  • Event Date 06/22/2012
  • Party 1 Pan Am Equities
  • Party 1 Brokerage Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
  • Party 1 Broker Jeffrey Rosenblatt
  • Party 2 CUNY School of Professional Studies
  • Party 2 Brokerage Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
  • Party 2 Broker Howard Kesseler, James Kuhn
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The school signed a 15-year lease for floors one through four, the Commercial Observer reported.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 712 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 75,000
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The healthcare consulting firm signed a long-term lease renewal and expansion.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 3 Columbus Circle
  • Neighborhood Midtown West
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 214,372
  • Price $ 144,000,000
  • Price per foot $ 671.73
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Floors three through eight of the building sold for about $144 million, or $671 per square foot, the New York Post reported. The buyer also signed a 20-year lease for floors nine, 10, 18 and 19.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 3 Columbus Circle
  • Neighborhood Midtown West
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 124,760
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The advertising firm signed a 20-year lease for floors nine, 10, 18 and 19. In addition, the company purchased an additional 214,372 square feet at the building, also known as 1775 Broadway, as a commercial condominium, Crain's reported.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 100 Church Street
  • Neighborhood Tribeca
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 57,817
  • Price per foot $ 36.00
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The nonprofit signed an expansion lease on the 14th floor.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 411 Lafayette Street
  • Neighborhood Noho
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 33,000
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The university signed a 10-year expansion lease on parts of the third and fourth floors and the entire fifth floor, bringing its total occupancy in the building to 45,000 square feet.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 411 Lafayette Street
  • Neighborhood Noho
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 33,000
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The university signed a 10-year expansion lease on parts of the third and fourth floors and the entire fifth floor, bringing its total occupancy in the building to 45,000 square feet.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 100 Church Street
  • Neighborhood Tribeca
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 172,000
  • Price per foot $ 40.00
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The nonprofit care provider signed a 20-year lease for the 16th through 19th floors. The company will relocate from 25 Broadway.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 1212 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Carnegie Hill
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 120,000
  • Price $ 42,000,000
  • Price per foot $ 350.00
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The property sold for $42 million. The buyer plans to redevelop the building into condos.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 25 Broadway
  • Neighborhood Financial District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 65,000
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The nonprofit signed a 20-year lease to relocate its offices from 111 Eighth Avenue, where its long-term lease was bought out by owner Taconic Partners.
  • Event Sales
  • Address 555 West 34th Street
  • Neighborhood Hudson Yards
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 47,000
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The Verizon building is in contract; Joseph Moinian plans a 1.5 million-square-foot mixed-use tower on the site.
  • Event Sales
  • Building Name Downtown by Philippe Starck
  • Address 15 Broad Street
  • Neighborhood Financial District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 90,000
  • Publication Date 01/01/2006
  • Event Date 11/22/2005
  • Party 1 Leviev Boymelgreen
  • Party 1 Brokerage Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
  • Party 1 Broker Alice DiMarzio, Howard Kesseler, James Kuhn,
  • Party 2 Tides Shared Spaces
  • Party 2 Brokerage Concrete Stories
  • Party 2 Broker D. Recalde
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The space, which comprises three full floors, basement and lobby, will house Thoreau Center New York, a multi-tenant nonprofit center with work and program space for New York City nonprofits and cultural organizations. Price n/a.
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 1359 Broadway
  • Neighborhood Garment District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 94,250
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Hong Kong-based company signs 16-year lease with 40,000 sf expansion option
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 1359 Broadway
  • Neighborhood Garment District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 133,000
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Global trading group expands operations over five floors in Times Square South bldg
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Building Name Flatiron Building
  • Address 175 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Flatiron
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 157,500
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Parent of St. Martin¹s Press and other imprints expands from 12 floors to 18 floors, leasing nearly entire building
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Building Name Flatiron Building
  • Address 175 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Flatiron
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 1,400
  • Publication Date 08/01/2004
  • Event Date 06/22/2004
  • Party 1 Jeffrey Gural, Barry Gosin, James Kuhn-led investment group own most of bldg.
  • Party 2 Robert Mondavi
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Renewal
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Building Name Flatiron Building
  • Address 175 Fifth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Flatiron
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 1,400
  • Publication Date 08/01/2004
  • Event Date 06/22/2004
  • Party 1 Jeffrey Gural, Barry Gosin, James Kuhn-led investment group own most of bldg.
  • Party 2 Martin R. Lewis Association
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Relocating from 461 Park Ave South
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 1359 Broadway
  • Neighborhood Garment District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 45,910
  • Publication Date 06/01/2004
  • Event Date 04/22/2004
  • Party 1 W&H Properties
  • Party 1 Brokerage Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
  • Party 1 Broker James Kuhn, Brian Waterman, Michael Frantz
  • Party 2 I-Deal
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Vertical service supplier to securities industry relocates from 40 West 23rd St
  • Event Office Leasing
  • Address 1359 Broadway
  • Neighborhood Garment District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 23,000
  • Publication Date 06/01/2004
  • Event Date 04/22/2004
  • Party 1 W&H Properties
  • Party 1 Brokerage Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
  • Party 1 Broker James Kuhn
  • Party 2 Redeemer Presbyterian Church
  • Party 2 Brokerage CBRE
  • Party 2 Broker Eric Yarbro
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Executive offices of church relocating from 271 Madison Ave