Commercial

Retail is Alive and Well in the Hudson Valley

April 2019

It’s 10:00 pm on a rainy Tuesday night, but you feel like shopping. So, you just pop open your laptop and start ordering everything from new home décor to sporting goods, and maybe even some jumper cables for the car. And all around the globe, millions of other people are doing the same thing. Is…

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Redevelopment of Goshen Retail Eyesore to Move Forward

April 2019

GOSHEN—The Goshen Planning Board on March 26 voted unanimously to give Greenwich, CT-based development firm Fareri Associates, LP, conditional site plan approval to move forward with its proposal for the new Goshen Plaza. “We’d like to thank the Village of Goshen Planning Board for its confidence in, and enthusiasm for, this project, as well as…

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$1.2B North 60 Bioscience Center Project Now Before Town of Mount Pleasant for Approval

April 2019

VALHALLA—After securing key approvals from the County of Westchester in January, Fareri Associate’s planned $1.2-billion mixed-use bioscience park to be developed on 60 acres of the Grasslands Campus here has now progressed to the municipal approval stage. The concept of building a bioscience, technology and lifestyle campus on mostly county-owned property in Valhalla has been…

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Yonkers IDA Provides Incentives for Four Projects

March 2019

YONKERS—The Yonkers Industrial Development Agency reported on March 25 it had approved four projects for incentives that will create 100 new housing units and finance the purchase and rehabilitation of a 301-unit apartment building in the city. The four developments amount to approximately $108.3 million in private investment and will create 156 construction jobs and…

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Hudson Yards Mega Project in NYC Officially Opens

March 2019

NEW YORK—History was made on March 15 in Lower Manhattan when the Hudson Yards neighborhood officially opened to the public. Beginning at noon, New Yorkers and visitors flocked to the Public Square and Gardens, a new five-acre public space; its centerpiece, an interactive landmark temporarily known as Vessel and The Shops & Restaurants, a 1-million-square-foot…

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GUEST VIEWPOINT: Some Advice for Commercial Tenants in 2019 and Beyond

March 2019

The Westchester commercial real estate market is in the midst of a significant transition in 2019. Individual buildings and large portfolios are being sold to new owners, and the availability of certain types of spaces is extremely low. Tenants need to understand today’s market dynamics and what is happening in terms of pricing to properly…

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Wells Fargo Advisors to Shift Operations to 2500 Westchester Ave.

March 2019

PURCHASE—Wells Fargo Advisors will be relocating operations later this year to more than 21,000 square feet of space at Normandy Real Estate Partners’ 2500 Westchester Ave. office building in Purchase. The firm will be moving within the I-287 corridor from RPW Group’s 1133 Westchester Ave. in White Plains to 21,294 square feet of space at…

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Largest NYC Woman-Owned Caterer is South Bronx Bound

March 2019

NEW YORK—City and state officials announced on March 18 that Great Performances, the city’s largest woman-owned catering and food services firm, will be relocating operations from Hudson Street in New York City to the South Bronx. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that as part of the relocation, Great Performances will create 181 new jobs and…

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HFF to be Acquired by JLL in $2 Billion Deal

March 2019

CHICAGO—Commercial brokerage firm JLL reported on March 19 it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire HFF, Inc. in a cash and stock transaction with an equity value of approximately $2 billion. The two companies reported the transaction was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies. Mark Gibson, CEO of HFF,…

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Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort Posts $139M Net Loss in 2018

March 2019

MONTICELLO—The old gaming adage: “The House always wins,” doesn’t apply yet to the Hudson Valley’s only full-licensed casino gaming resort. The $1.2-billion Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort lost nearly $139 million last year and a total of $185 million in the last two years. According to a 10K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission…

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Robert Martin to Reacquire Most of its Storied Portfolio in $488M Mega Deal

March 2019

ELMSFORD-Robert Martin Co., one of the pioneer commercial office real estate development firms in Westchester County, has confirmed plans to reacquire approximately 95% of the portfolio it developed here and in Fairfield County, CT and sold more than two decades ago in a deal valued at $487.5 million. Industry observers say the deal, if finalized,…

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Fordham/BCW Session to Explore Opportunity Zones

March 2019

RYE BROOK—The Fordham Real Estate Institute and The Business Council of Westchester are co-sponsoring an event on Friday, April 5 entitled “Behind the Headlines—What Opportunity Zones Really Mean for Westchester Real Estate.” The breakfast panel will be held from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at 800 Westchester Avenue in Rye Brook. “Opportunity Zones are being…

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M & J Wilkow and MetLife Investment Acquire Port Chester Shopping Center

March 2019

PORT CHESTER—M & J Wilkow announced recently that the company, along with MetLife Investment Management on behalf of its clients, acquired the 493,459-square-foot Port Chester Shopping Center. Port Chester Shopping Center is strategically positioned at the intersection of highways I-287 and I-95, the two main highway systems connecting the Western and Northern suburban communities of…

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