Commercial

Putnam County Visitors Bureau Launches New Website

October 2017

CARMEL—The Putnam County Visitors Bureau went live in September with a re-launched and much improved website at visitputnam.org that features a host of new tools for visitors to take advantage of to plug into the many destinations and events taking place year-round in Putnam County. Bruce Conklin, executive director of the Putnam County Visitors Bureau,…

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Ace Endico to Expand Thanks to Putnam County IDA Help

October 2017

  BREWSTER—Last month, the Putnam County economy and business community got two shots in the arm that will provide significant benefits for years to come. On Sept 11, the newly reorganized Putnam County Industrial Development Agency approved granting incentives in the form of a Payment in Lieu of Taxes agreement, as well as sales tax…

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PEDC’s Alliance for Balanced Growth Delves Into Issues Impacting Economic Development

October 2017

CARMEL—The Alliance for Balanced Growth, a standing committee of the Putnam County Economic Development Corp., has been engaged in tackling key issues affecting economic development in Putnam County. The ABG celebrated its one-year anniversary on May 12th. Since its inception it has been holding regularly scheduled informative sessions on key business trends and topics that…

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Work Begins on Putnam Hospital Emergency Room Project

October 2017

CARMEL—Putnam Hospital Center recently broken ground on a major capital project—the expansion and refurbishment of its emergency department. The project, which will take about two years to complete, was necessary due to the increased patient load at the emergency room. Putnam Hospital Center President Peter Kelly, in an interview with Real Estate In-Depth, said that…

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A Conversation with Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell

October 2017

Updates on Tilly Foster, Envision Brewster and How Sewer, Water Projects Could Foster Growth CARMEL—Prior to MaryEllen Odell taking office in November 2011, the economic development efforts in Putnam County were to put it politely outdated and were in fact close to non-existent. Since taking office Odell has made business attraction and retention, as well…

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Rockland County Investment Firm Proposes $175M Project to Revitalize Downtown Spring Valley

October 2017

SPRING VALLEY—Rockland County-based investment firm Concord Capital NY reported on Oct. 16th that it is seeking approvals to build a $175-million transit oriented development in Downtown Spring Valley. The project, which the firm states will be modeled after successful redevelopment initiatives in Downtown Yonkers, New Rochelle and in TOD-oriented locations on Long Island, calls for…

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National Resources Acquires IBM East Campus in Fishkill

October 2017

EAST FISHKILL—National Resources of Greenwich, CT has acquired the former IBM East Campus in Fishkill. NRE is taking ownership of 300-acres of land with 2 million square feet of buildings from GlobalFoundries. The campus is set to become one of NRE’s signature i.Park-branded mixed-use tech/flex redevelopments with retail, hotel and residential components. National Resources is…

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Work Begins on $100 Million Project in New Rochelle

October 2017

NEW ROCHELLE—Earlier this month New Rochelle City officials joined with National Realty & Development Corp. to break ground on WatermarkPointe, a new $100 million, 72-unit luxury condominium waterfront residential project being built along the Long Island Sound in New Rochelle. Located on the Davenport Neck peninsula, WatermarkPointe will include nine four-story buildings of condominium residences…

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NYC Receives More Than Two Dozen Proposals For Massive Amazon Second HQ Requirement

September 2017

NEW YORK—As expected, New York City will submit a sweeping proposal to land Amazon’s second headquarters requirement. City officials announced on Sept. 27th that the city has thus far received more than two-dozen proposals for possible locations for Amazon’s second headquarters. Collectively, the proposals total more than 50 million square feet of commercial space across…

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Westchester County Enters Amazon Sweepstakes Vying for E-Commerce Giant’s Second Headquarters

September 2017

WHITE PLAINS—Westchester County has entered a contest that promises a huge payout—thousands of high paying, new jobs and billions of dollars in investment. Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino announced on Sept. 26th that the county would be submitting a proposal to Amazon for the e-commerce giant’s second corporate headquarters, a deal that could bring 50,000…

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Amazon Conducting Search for Second $5B HQ; Makes Major Investments in New York City

September 2017

NEW YORK CITY—E-commerce giant Amazon has certainly garnered headlines of late for its massive real estate requirements. Earlier this month, the Seattle-based retailer announced it would be conducting a national search for a second U.S. corporate headquarters valued at approximately $5 billion. While the heady requirement has economic development officials across New York State and…

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Houlihan Lawrence Commercial Group Announces Formation of Klein/Lanza Sales Team

September 2017

WHITE PLAINS—Houlihan Lawrence Commercial Group, a division of Houlihan Lawrence, Inc. of Rye, has announced the formation of the Klein/Lanza Sales Team to be based here. The new group is led by real estate industry veteran Garry Klein, associate broker and regional sales manager with more than 25 years of experience, and Bryan Lanza, licensed…

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Legoland Project Secures Key Zoning Approval

September 2017

GOSHEN, NY—The $500-million LEGOLAND New York project proposed by Merlin Entertainments secured key approvals by a 4-1 vote of the Goshen Town Board on Thursday evening that put the development ever closer to breaking ground. The Town Board approved amendments to the town’s comprehensive plan and zoning law as well as the adoption of Local…

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Houlihan Brokers Commercial Sales in Mamaroneck and Wappingers Falls

September 2017

MAMARONECK—Houlihan Lawrence Commercial Group reported recently it brokered the sale of two commercial retail spaces in Mamaroneck. The neighboring properties, located at 1137 and 1139 West Boston Post Road were sold for $2 million. Bryan Lanza was successful in representing the seller and owner of Elko Auto Repair, a mixed-use building, as well as the…

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NAR: Despite Pricing Plateau, Commercial Real Estate Outlook Remains Bright

September 2017

WASHINGTON— Commercial real estate price growth in large markets is expected to flatten over the next year, but strong leasing demand and investor appetite in smaller markets should keep the sector on solid ground, according to the latest National Association of Realtors quarterly commercial real estate forecast (available at https://www.nar.realtor/reports/commercial-real-estate-outlook). Backed by the ongoing stretch…

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Roundtable Program to Tackle Future Growth on Route 17

August 2017

GOSHEN—The Commercial Investment Division of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, in cooperation with the Orange County Partnership, is holding a breakfast meeting on Thursday, Sept. 7 to discuss “The Future of Route 17.” The event will be held at the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame at 240 Main St. and will begin…

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