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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120 East 39th Street (Hotels, Getty)

Short-term rental company taking over Midtown hotel

A short-term rental company is zeroing in on New York City’s hotel market, signing two leases in the span...

Short-term rental company taking over Midtown hotel
One Soho Square with Stellar Management’s Larry Gluck and Yotpo CEO Tomer Tagrin (LoopNet, Twitter, Gluck Family Foundation)

Yotpo inks 30K sf sublease at Stellar’s One Soho Square

An e-commerce marketing platform is moving its U.S. headquarters from 400 Lafayette Street in NoHo to Stellar Management’s One...

Yotpo inks 30K sf sublease at Stellar’s One Soho Square
From left: Landlord Steve Croman and White Horse Tavern owner Eytan Sugarman along with the White Horse Tavern at 567 Hudson Street (Getty Images, Google Maps, Instagram/boyfromnewyorkcity)

Croman sues White Horse Tavern owner for $650K back rent

Landlord Steve Croman, typically on the receiving end of lawsuits, stepped into the plaintiff’s position this week, suing the...

Croman sues White Horse Tavern owner for $650K back rent
A photo illustration of Nir Meir (Getty Images)

HFZ investor wants Nir Meir held in contempt

Nir Meir has faced his fair share of wild accusations. Since the implosion of his former firm, HFZ Capital,...

HFZ investor wants Nir Meir held in contempt
Marcus Partners CEO Paul Marcus and 18-20 Harmich Road in South Plainfield, New Jersey (Getty Images, Lee & Associates, Marcus Partners)
Tri-State

Private equity firm buys South Plainfield warehouses for $37M

Another out-of-state investor is building up its share of North Jersey’s hot industrial market. Boston-based private equity firm Marcus...

Private equity firm buys South Plainfield warehouses for $37M
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National

Rents fall nationally for first time in 9 months

Ten bucks is a small amount, but it was big news in the rental market last month. The median...

Rents fall nationally for first time in 9 months

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