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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SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son, Fortress Investment Group principal Peter Briger (Wikipedia, Long Arc Capital, Getty)

Fortress on chopping block as owner SoftBank bleeds

After suffering a record quarterly loss, SoftBank is mulling the sale of a significant player in U.S. real estate....

Fortress on chopping block as owner SoftBank bleeds
From left: Howard Hughes CEO David O’Reilly and Jean-Georges Vongerichten in front of the Tin Building at the Seaport (Photo Illustration by Steven Dilakian with Getty Images, Howard Hughes and Twitter/arcofnyc)

Howard Hughes buys stake in Jean-Georges

Don’t bite the hand that feeds you. But you can certainly invest in it. The Howard Hughes Corporation purchased a 25 percent stake in Jean-Georges Restaurants, the New York Post reported. The restaurant empire...

Howard Hughes buys stake in Jean-Georges
Ruschmeyer’s Hotel (Facebook, Getty)
Tri-State

Montauk hotspot quietly for sale after losing liquor license

Ruschmeyer’s, a Montauk restaurant and hotel known for attracting influencers, partygoers and scrutiny from local officials, could soon have...

Montauk hotspot quietly for sale after losing liquor license
Letitia James  with 18-36 Columbus Avenue (Getty, Loopnet)
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Rockland County “fraudster” banned from real estate

A property manager in Rockland County agreed to banishment from the real estate business in New York for milking...

Rockland County “fraudster” banned from real estate

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