Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate

Commercial real estate is any property used for a profit-making, non-residential purpose.

Commercial Real Estate Q&A

What qualifies as commercial real estate?
Any for-profit, non-residential property can be considered commercial real estate. In some states, residential property with more than a certain number of units may also be considered commercial property for borrowing and tax purposes.
What is the commercial real estate industry?
The commercial real estate industry encompasses the buying, selling, leasing, financing, development and construction of commercial spaces. The top ten property owners in New York City alone hold over 546 million square feet of property and operate with an aggregate sum of $8.1 billion, according to TRD's 2019 Data Book.
Who buys and sells commercial real estate?
TRD calculates the top NYC commercial brokerages by sales annually. While individuals, groups, and small companies can buy and sell commercial real estate, brokerage firms account for many of the deals happening within the commercial real estate industry. According to TRD's ranking, 2018's top brokerages by dollar-volume sales were Cushman & Wakefield, CBRE, Eastdil Secured, HFF, and Rosewood Realty Group.
Want to know more about commercial real estate?
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Here’s every new Amazon site in 2021

From a real estate point of view, Amazon has certainly lived up to its name this year. Since the start of the pandemic, the e-commerce behemoth has expanded its portfolio of warehouse, distribution, data...

Here’s every new Amazon site in 2021
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Proptech fundraising hits $9.5B record

Turkeys haven’t yet hit ovens, but this year’s investments in the proptech sector have already broken the industry’s record. The sector received $9.5 billion from investors and venture capital as of mid-November, according to...

Proptech fundraising hits $9.5B record
City Council advances protections for lease-breakers

City Council advances protections for lease-breakers

Landlords’ leverage over lease-breakers has been slipping away like a tenant in the night. Security deposits once offered months...

City Council advances protections for lease-breakers
Fortis Property Group CEO Jonathan Landau and 30 Front Street in Brooklyn (Olympia Dumbo)

Fortis’ Olympia Dumbo snags $284M refi

Fortis Property Group scored a $284 million loan for Olympia Dumbo, its 76-unit luxury project. The loan was provided by G4 Capital Partners and was arranged by Henry Bodek of Galaxy Capital, according to...

Fortis’ Olympia Dumbo snags $284M refi

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