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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Freshly CEO Michael Wystrach and 28 East 28th Street (Photos via Twitter; Google Maps)

Freshly inks big lease in NoMad

Meal-delivery company Freshly will be more than quadrupling its office footprint after relocating to north of Madison Square Park. Freshly has signed a 92,306-square-foot lease at 28 East 28th Street, according to a release...

Freshly inks big lease in NoMad
From left: Isaac Zion with JMC Holdings' Matthew Cassin (left) and David Taylor (right) (Photos via SL Green; JMC)

Former SL Green exec Isaac Zion joins Acram Group

 A former SL Green exec is making moves. Isaac Zion, who had served as co-CIO for the real estate...

Former SL Green exec Isaac Zion joins Acram Group
(Photo illustration by The Real Deal)
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Inside mall owner Namdar’s rapid growth story

At the Regency Square Mall in Jacksonville, Florida, roaches roam freely, the air conditioning is broken and the roof...

Inside mall owner Namdar’s rapid growth story
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Financial disclosures show extent of Trump Org losses

A financial disclosure report filed shortly after former President Donald Trump left office Wednesday has revealed the scope of...

Financial disclosures show extent of Trump Org losses
Developers pitch New York City casino

Developers pitch New York City casino

New York needs money, and some real estate developers say they have just the solution: another casino. According to the New York Times, Vornado Realty Trust has proposed a gambling venue at its property...

Developers pitch New York City casino
Clare Newman with Governors Island (Credit: Governors Island, Getty Images)

Governors Island redevelopment opposed as excessive

Opposition is cropping up to the proposed rezoning of Governors Island. The 172-acre island in New York Harbor has...

Governors Island redevelopment opposed as excessive

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