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?
Check out our Top Stories below for TRD's most up-to-date coverage of commercial real estate.

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Grocery store signs lease for 14,000 square feet at 725-733 Amsterdam (Wikipedia, Google Maps, iStock)

Key Food to open 14K sf shop on the UWS

Key Food just got the keys to their newest location. The grocery store chain has signed a lease at 725-733 Amsterdam at the southeast corner of 96th and Amsterdam. The store will be relocating...

Key Food to open 14K sf shop on the UWS
(Photo-illustration by Kevin Cifuentes)
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LA industrial developers turn to office conversions

It looked like just another Southern California office deal when a couple of low-rise office buildings with plentiful parking...

LA industrial developers turn to office conversions
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$24M metro station for $3B Texas development breaks ground
Michael Gronager, chief executive officer, Chainalysis, in front of 114 Fifth Avenue (Chainalysis, LoopNet/Illustration by Steven Dilakian for The Real Deal)

Crypto data firm doubles space at Flatiron office

Cryptocurrency data and transaction company Chainalysis signed up last month to lease more than 77,000 square feet at L&L...

Crypto data firm doubles space at Flatiron office

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