Commercial

Merlin Entertainments Proposes Major Road Project to Help Secure Legoland Approval

February 2017

GOSHEN—Merlin Entertainments, the developer of the proposed $500-million LEGOLAND New York project here, has taken a bold step to mitigate one of the major issues tied to the project’s approval. The firm announced on Monday plans to relocate and reconfigure Exit 125 of Route 17 to help alleviate traffic on local roads. The multi-million dollar…

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Bon Secours Inks $180M Deal with Royal Philips

February 2017

VALHALLA—In another example of the tremendous economic engine health care is to the Hudson Valley, Royal Philips and Bon Secours Charity Health System, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network here, recently announced a multi-year, strategic partnership agreement valued at $180 million. The agreement will make Philips solutions available to BSCHS in support…

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Judge Throws Out Legoland Project Opponents Suit

February 2017

GOSHEN—The proposed $500-million LEGOLAND New York resort project has scored a major legal victory with the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a group of adjacent property owners. New York State Supreme Court Judge Robert A. Onofry dismissed an Article 78 proceeding filed on Dec. 8 by the Concerned Citizens for the Hudson Valley and…

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Commercial Brokers Bullish on Hudson Valley Market in 2017

January 2017

WHITE PLAINS—A record crowd of more than 120 real estate professionals were on hand to hear a rather upbeat view of the Hudson Valley commercial real estate market this year at the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors’ Commercial Investment Division’s Annual Commercial Broker’s Roundtable held at the HGAR offices in White Plains. CID President John…

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Reaction Mixed to PSC Decision on Suez NY Water Rate Hike

January 2017

NEW CITY—Reaction has been mixed to the decision by the New York State Public Service Commission earlier this week to decrease the requested water rate hike request by Suez New York, Inc. by nearly $1 million over the next three years. Rockland County Executive Ed Day was highly critical of the PSC decision charging that…

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Orange County Partnership Hands Out 2016 Major Awards

January 2017

NEW WINDSOR—The Orange County Partnership recently recognized Angry Orchard Cider Company, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and Matrix Development Group at its 30th Anniversary Annual Event held recently at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor. Maureen Halahan, president and CEO of the Orange County Partnership stated, “As we celebrate 30 years of economic development and growth,…

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New York Life Relocating To 44 South Broadway

January 2017

WHITE PLAINS—New York Life Insurance Company has announced that it will relocate its Westchester office to Westchester One, located at 44 South Broadway in White Plains. The company has leased several floors of the building, approximately 150,000 square feet, and is expected to bring more than 500 new employees to the city. The move, announced…

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Six New Retailers Open At Woodbury Common

January 2017

CENTRAL VALLEY—Perrin Paris, the French luxury leather accessory brand, and Yves Salomon, the Paris-based furrier, are among six retailers that opened in December at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets here. In addition, six stores reopened after remodeling their interiors as part of the recent multi-million dollar redevelopment at Woodbury Common. These include luxury designers Saint Laurent,…

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Hudson Valley Commercial ‘Dealmakers’ Honored

January 2017

NEWBURGH– Remarkable achievement in regional commercial real estate was acknowledged at the recent prestigious “Dealmaker” awards and mixer. The event was presented by the Hudson Valley chapter of NYSCAR (New York State Commercial Association of Realtors), network of commercial real estate professionals. The Motorcyclepedia Museum in Newburgh was the host of the second annual awards…

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New Rochelle Issues RFP to Redevelop Harrison Street Fire Station #1 Property

January 2017

NEW ROCHELLE—The City of New Rochelle issued a Request for Proposal for the redevelopment of Fire Station #1 at 45 Harrison St. on Jan. 2. The city-owned property is not included in the portfolio of properties in the city’s far reaching Master Development Agreement with RDRXR, a partnership of Renaissance Downtowns and RXR Realty, according…

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Reaction Mixed to Reported Indian Point Closure Deal

January 2017

BUCHANAN—The devil will certainly be in the details of the widely reported tentative deal between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Entergy Corp. to shutter the two nuclear reactors at Indian Point Energy Center here by 2021. The New York Times initially reported the deal between the Cuomo administration and Entergy on Friday that calls for one…

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Exclusive: Higher Than Expected Development Costs Prompt Rockland Firm to Scrap Warwick Plant Project

January 2017

WARWICK—A family-owned fine flavor manufacturing firm that dates back to 1890—Star Kay White Inc. of Congers—has decided not to move forward on a planned multi-million dollar expansion at the Warwick Valley Office & Technology Park, Real Estate In-Depth has learned, due to higher than expected construction costs. Benjamin Katzenstein, president of Star Kay White, informed…

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Regeneron to Buy Headquarters Property in Blockbuster $720M Deal

January 2017

TARRYTOWN—Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has entered into a purchase agreement with the owner of the Landmark at Eastview, an affiliate of BioMed Realty, L.P., to acquire the nearly 1.5-million-square-foot office and laboratory complex on approximately 150 acres for $720 million. The fast-growing pharmaceutical firm reported the transaction in its Form 8-K filing with the Securities and…

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Galleria at Crystal Run Losing One of its Anchors

January 2017

TOWN OF WALLKILL—The Sears department store and adjoining Sears Auto Center at the Galleria at Crystal Run mall here will close by mid-April. Sears has been a staple in the retail market in Orange County and particularly in the Middletown-Wallkill area for decades. Sears is an original anchor of the Galleria at Crystal Run, which…

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Putnam’s Odell Touts Tilly Foster, Danbury Sewer Deal

December 2016

CARMEL—Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell said recently that her “Year of Business Development” launched in March 2016 as part of her State of the County Address has achieved some significant goals by year’s-end. Among the economic development oriented initiatives highlighted by the County Executive included approved plans for a new senior center at the Butterfield…

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Astorino: Westchester Has Spent $82M on Fair Housing Case

December 2016

WHITE PLAINS—As expected, Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino reported that the county had surpassed the court-mandated fair housing development benchmark of having financing in place and/or building permits issued for 750 units of affordable housing in 31 communities by the end of 2016. Astorino at a Dec. 27th press conference at the Michaelian Office Building…

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County Recognizes Award-Winning Building

December 2016

MAMARONECK—With friends, family and industry partners on hand, Sean and Chis Murphy celebrated the first anniversary of Mamaroneck Self Storage’s facility at 426 Waverly Ave. here. Ross Weiner, on behalf of County Executive Robert Astorino, presented the Murphy brothers and the Mamaroneck Self Storage staff with a proclamation declaring Dec. 21st “Mamaroneck Self Storage Recognition…

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Rockland County Budget Veto Override Vote Fails

December 2016

NEW CITY—Earlier this week the Rockland County Legislature failed to secure the necessary two-thirds majority to override Rockland County Executive Ed Day’s vetoes in Rockland County’s 2017 budget. The Legislature voted 11-5 to override the vetoes, but fell short of the mandated 12 votes necessary to achieve the two-thirds majority. According to the Journal News,…

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Westchester’s RPW Group Sells NYC Property for $108M

December 2016

NEW YORK—Robert Weisz’s RPW Group, Inc. has sold an office building on the West Side of Manhattan in the Garment District to ATCO Properties & Management for $108 million. Rye-Brook based RPW Group sold 240-246 West 35th St., an 18-story 165,000-square-foot office building located near Penn Station.  The transaction closed on Dec. 20th. The office…

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