Commercial

Fordham University Buys Development Site

December 17, 2019

NEW YORK—Cushman & Wakefield recently announced that the commercial brokerage firm had arranged the sale of 619 East Fordham Road, a 5,000-square-foot garage leased to Enterprise Rent A Car in the Bronx. Cushman & Wakefield’s Jonathan Squires, Addison Berniker, Michael Fioravanti, Josh Neustadter, and Shayne Soltan represented the seller, Six 19 Custom, LLC, in this…

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NY State Senators Join Call for $500M Route 17 Expansion

December 17, 2019

WOODBURY—A group of three prominent New York State Senators joined members of the 17-Forward-86 coalition and local elected officials on Dec. 11 to show support for the growing campaign to widen Route 17 in Orange and Sullivan counties. New York State Senator James Skoufis, D-Hudson Valley; Senator Jen Metzger, D-Rosendale; and Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo,…

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DEP Adopts Final Updates to Watershed Regulations

December 17, 2019

NEW YORK—The New York City Department of Environmental Protection recently announced the adoption of updates to its watershed regulations. The updates, which seek to protect water quality while easing the path to compliance for local homeowners and business owners, were finalized after several years of consultation with leaders from watershed towns and environmental advocates. “Many…

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Montefiore to Open Major Primary Care Facility in Elmsford

December 17, 2019

ELMSFORD—In a major lease deal to close out 2019 in Westchester County, Montefiore Medical Center has signed a lease for 127,034 square feet of space at the Taxter Corporate Park here. The lease transaction was announced by James J. Houlihan and Andrew Greenspan, the principals of GHP Office Realty, LLC, the owner of the two-building…

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A Conversation with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

December 12, 2019

Bronx Economy Continues to Attract Significant Investment With the publication of Real Estate In-Depth’s first special section on the Bronx, we thought it appropriate that our readers learn first-hand from the borough’s chief executive—Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.—on the state of the borough. There is a lot happening in this borough made famous by…

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Economists Say Recession Unlikely in 2020

December 12, 2019

WASHINGTON—A group of top economists arrived at a consensus 2020 economic and real estate forecast recently at the National Association of Realtors first-ever Real Estate Forecast Summit. The economists who gathered at NAR's Washington, D.C. headquarters expect the U.S. economy to continue expanding next year while projecting real estate prices will rise and reiterating that…

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YIDA Reports Banner Year Inducing $851 Million in Private Investment

December 9, 2019

YONKERS—It was a banner year for economic development in the City of Yonkers with the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency providing financial incentives to nearly a dozen projects representing a total private investment of $851 million. The developments supported by the YIDA are projected to create 2,246 new residential units, 105,430 square feet of retail and…

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College of New Rochelle Sold for $32 Million

December 4, 2019

NEW ROCHELLE—The unfortunate tale of the troubled College of New Rochelle has officially come to an end after 115 years. The storied College of New Rochelle campus was sold at auction for $32 million to the Trustees of The Masonic Hall & Asylum Fund. The United States Bankruptcy Court approved the sale in a hearing…

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Houlihan Lawrence Commercial Forms Food, Beverage and Hospitality Group

December 4, 2019

RYE BROOK—In recognition of this emerging sector, Houlihan Lawrence Commercial has announced it has formed a new Food, Beverage & Hospitality Group. Headed by Richard Tannebaum, the new group assists solo operators, franchisees, chains, restaurant groups, investors and property owners accomplish their real estate goals. Tannebaum, who has two decades of experience in real estate…

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Global R.E. Summit, NYC 2019, Nov. 4, 2019

November 22, 2019

Dorothy Botsoe, Dorothy Jensen Realty Inc.   Mitch Roschelle, Partner, PwC Dean Foster, Founder DFA Intercultural Global Solutions, LLC, President, Dean Foster Global Cultures Luciane Serifovic, CEO & Founder, Luxian International Realty Global Market Highlights Panel: Federico Ranuzzi de'Bianchi, Principal Broker, Ranuzzi & Giordani Real Estate Agency; Raj Rajpal, Mortgage Consultant, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage;…

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Ashkenazy Makes Second Westchester Buy This Month; Acquires Larchmont Shopping Center for $35 Million

November 20, 2019

The Ferndale Shopping Center, an 84,000-square-foot retail property in Larchmont, has been acquired by Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation from Ten Grand Inc. at a price that exceeded $35 million. Earlier this month, the New York City-based privately-owned real estate investment firm acquired Vernon Hills Shopping Center, a 380,000-square-foot retail asset in Eastchester; Cushman & Wakefield also…

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Governor Visits Orange County to Tout Completion of $150M Exit 131 Project

November 19, 2019

CENTRAL VALLEY—New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Nov. 14 the completion of the $150-million design-build project at the Woodbury Road, Transit and Economic Development Hub in Orange County five years ahead of schedule and in time for the holiday shopping season. The Hub provides improved access to businesses and shopping destinations at Woodbury…

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Facebook Completes 1.5 Million SF in Lease Deals at Hudson Yards

November 19, 2019

NEW YORK—Hudson Yards announced on Nov. 14 it had completed a lease with Facebook for more than 1.5 million square feet of office space across 30 floors and three buildings at Hudson Yards. The lease deal includes approximately 1.2 million square feet at 50 Hudson Yards, approximately 265,000 square feet at 30 Hudson Yards and…

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HGAR, NYC Metro Realtor Associations Hold Global RE Summit

November 13, 2019

NEW YORK—A number of real estate’s most influential thought leaders came together on Nov. 4 to share strategies for succeeding in the global marketplace as part of the Global Real Estate Summit NYC at the New York Marriott Marquis. The day-long event, now in its 13th year, attracted hundreds of area real estate professionals focused…

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NJ Economic Development Veteran Hired For New Position with Business Council

November 13, 2019

RYE BROOK—The Business Council of Westchester announced on Nov. 12 that Maggie C. Peters has been hired as Senior Vice President of Economic Development, a newly created position with the Westchester County business advocacy organization. Most recently Peters served as the Senior Community Development Officer for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority in Newark, NJ…

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Westchester County Association Picks Former Banking Exec. as Interim President/CEO

November 6, 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The Westchester County Association has announced that John E. Ritacco, a financial services executive and the former president and CEO of CMS Bancorp Inc., will be appointed Interim President/CEO of the business advocacy organization effective Jan. 1, 2020. The WCA stated that the search for a new leader continues. Ritacco will remain in the…

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