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.
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1440 Broadway and CIM Group’s Shaul Kuba (Google Maps, Getty)

CIM closes on $400M refi for 1440 Broadway

The commercial mortgage-backed securities market continues to be a big source of refinancings for Manhattan office properties. CIM Group has secured a $400 million refinancing for the 740,000-square-foot office building at 1440 Broadway near...

CIM closes on $400M refi for 1440 Broadway
Innovo Property Group's Andrew Chung with 23-30 Borden Avenue in Long Island City (Google Maps)

Innovo lands $155M construction loan for LIC warehouse

Innovo Property Group’s massive warehouse development in Long Island City has secured a big chunk of construction financing. Innovo...

Innovo lands $155M construction loan for LIC warehouse
Restaurants and bars accounted for a majority of the gains in February (iStock)
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Leisure, hospitality big winners in February job gains

Leisure and hospitality may finally be on the road to recovery. The industry added 355,000 jobs in February, as...

Leisure, hospitality big winners in February job gains
The company currently operates 761 stores, and intends to open 100 new stores this fiscal year. (iStock)
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Retailer Burlington plans to double store count

One discount retailer says it plans to open twice as many stores, due to industry disruption and a change...

Retailer Burlington plans to double store count
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Retail had its reckoning. Will subleases flood the market?

When fast-fashion chain Mango agreed to sublease Ralph Lauren’s 28,000-square-foot Fifth Avenue store last November, the deal seemed like...

Retail had its reckoning. Will subleases flood the market?
Ascena owns Ann Taylor, Lane Bryant, Lou & Grey and Cacique. (Getty)
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Ascena restructuring approved post-bankruptcy

A bankruptcy court has approved Ascena Retail Group’s Chapter 11 plans. Under the plans, Ascena — which owns Ann...

Ascena restructuring approved post-bankruptcy
Apollo Global Management will take over craft retailer Michaels in a deal that values the company at $3.3 billion. (Wikipedia Commons, iStock)
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Craft retailer Michaels to go private in $5B deal

Retailer Michaels has something new on the craft table: a takeover deal from Apollo Global Management. Amid a DIY...

Craft retailer Michaels to go private in $5B deal
 JLL CEO of capital markets Richard Bloxam and Roofstock CEO Gary Beasley (JLL, Roofstock, iStock)
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JLL gets in rental home business

JLL is entering the single-family rental game. The commercial real estate giant is set to become a minority investor in Roofstock, an online rental housing investment platform, the Wall Street Journal reported. Roofstock will...

JLL gets in rental home business
Mack-Cali Realty CEO Mahbod Nia and MaryAnne Gilmartin (Photos via Mack-Cali Realty)
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Mack-Cali Realty names Mahbod Nia as CEO

More than six months after a shake-up of its C-suite, Mack-Cali has named a new CEO. Mahbod Nia, a former head of NorthStar Realty Europe, will take the reins at the New Jersey-based based...

Mack-Cali Realty names Mahbod Nia as CEO

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