Commercial

Legoland Looks to Develop $500M Theme Park in Goshen

September 2016

GOSHEN—While Orange County drew snake eyes in its quest to land a casino resort last year, the county is now on the cusp of landing a $500-milion theme park geared to a much different demographic. Merlin Entertainments plc, the owner and operator of the proposed LEGOLAND New York resort and theme park, filed plans with…

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Regeneron Plans 1 Million-Square-Foot Expansion

September 2016

GREENBURGH—Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the fastest growing biotechnology company in the Hudson Valley if not New York State, is moving forward with a phased expansion of its operations that could result in one million square feet of newly developed space in the Town of Greenburgh. Regeneron currently occupies more than one million square feet of leased…

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Nyack Building to be Transformed Into Rockland County Pride Center

September 2016

NEW CITY—Rand Commercial recently announced it had sold 28 South Franklin St. in Nyack, which will be used as the Rockland County Pride Center. “This is an incredible moment in social justice history,” said Brooke Malloy, executive director of Rockland County Pride. “The Pride Center will be a cornerstone for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender…

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Harrison Approves Multi-Family Plan At Site of Two Vacant Office Buildings

September 2016

HARRISON—The adaptive reuse on former office properties along the Platinum Mile in Westchester County now includes residential development. Normandy Real Estate Partners, announced that the Town of Harrison Town Board recently approved an important “first” for the Platinum Mile of the Interstate 287 (Cross Westchester Expressway) corridor by voting to approve a Special Exception Use…

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$1B Dover Energy Project Gets Major Investment Funding

August 2016

DOVER, NY—The long-delayed Cricket Valley electric generating plant to be built in Dutchess County has secured a major investment from funds managed by New York City-based BlackRock. Also, a chief executive with the developer of the $1-billion project in Dover said the firm hopes to close on financing for the energy project in the fourth…

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Chicken Island Brewing on Tap For Yonkers Waterfront Property

August 2016

YONKERS—J. Philip Commercial Group Brokerage of Westchester County announced earlier this month the completed sale of 72 Alexander St. in the City of Yonkers for $1.25 million. The Fondak Family, new owners of the property, plan to convert the more than 10,000-square-foot industrial warehouse facility into a beer distribution center and taphouse tasting room. With…

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NYC Investment Group Acquires Mid Hudson Center in Poughkeepsie

August 2016

POUGHKEEPSIE—A major shopping center on Route 9 here has changed hands. Jeffrey Dunne, David Gavin and Travis Langer of CBRE’s National Retail Partners represented the seller in the sale of the Mid Hudson Center in Poughkeepsie for $27.5 million. The team was also responsible for procuring the buyer, TFS Investment Group, directed by Avrohom Schlaff…

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Health Care, Education Sectors Creating Thousands of New Jobs

August 2016

The health care and education sectors have been key drivers of new jobs in the Hudson Valley region the past few years and all indications are that they will continue to fuel economic growth in the years to come. The health care industry, particularly, has been especially active with major investments and partnerships undertaken recently…

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HGAR Cuts Ribbon on New Corporate Headquarters Offices

July 2016

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, opened its new offices in Downtown White Plains that the organization hopes will serve as its corporate headquarters for decades to come. On Monday, July 18th, chief officials with the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, including HGAR President Marcene Hedayati, HGMLS President…

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MTA Chairman Pledges $29.5B Capital Plan Will Finally Bring System Into 21st Century

July 2016

RYE BROOK—Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast admitted that the New York City mass transit system had fallen behind in terms of repairing and upgrading its infrastructure as well as implementing the latest technology to ensure the safety of its passengers. However, with a $29.5-billion five-year capital program now in place, the agency…

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TODs Main Focus of Brokers Tour of Downtown Yonkers Properties

July 2016

YONKERS—Transit Oriented Development was the focus of an exclusive brokers tour of residential projects under construction near Metro-North train stations in Downtown Yonkers last month. More than 30 commercial and residential brokers were on hand for the tour conducted by the city’s Department of Planning & Development. Projects on the tour included River Tides at…

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Legoland Building Case for Incentives for $500M Resort in Orange County

July 2016

GOSHEN—Will the Mid-Hudson Valley region in the next few years be home to not only a $1-billion casino resort in Sullivan County, but a $500-million LEGOLAND New York theme park and resort in Orange County? The approval process that will play itself out over the next six months or so will determine whether the Town…

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Regus Signs Lease Deal in Mount Kisco

July 2016

MOUNT KISCO— Regus, a major provider of flexible workspace, has signed a 14,896-square-foot office lease at 100 South Bedford Road in Mount Kisco. The new lease represents Regus’ eighth office location in Westchester County. The shared office space provider currently operates over 140,000 square feet of office space throughout Westchester County. David Block of CBRE…

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Developer ‘Tops Out’ Mount Vernon Project

July 2016

MOUNT VERNON—The Atlantic Development Group, LLC and To Better Days Construction held a topping out celebration on June 30th for their 203 Gramatan Ave. mixed-use project, the first of three major Atlantic Development projects in Downtown Mount Vernon. 203 Gramatan Avenue is a $40-million ground-up quality workforce housing development that includes 159 units of workforce…

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Mount Kisco Building Trades for $4.4 Million

July 2016

MOUNT KISCO—A two-story commercial building at 149-157 East Main St. in the heart of Downtown Mount Kisco has been sold in a transaction valued at $4,425,000. The sale represents the relative stability of the Mount Kisco market since the deal marks the first time in 30 years the building has traded.  Longtime owner 330 Realty…

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Orange County Tourism Opens New Office

July 2016

GOSHEN—Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus and other county and municipal officials participated in a ceremonial ribbon cutting on July 6th to celebrate the grand-opening of Orange County’s Tourism Office. Neuhaus was joined at the event by Deputy County Executive Wayne Booth, Director of Operations Harry Porr, Orange County Tourism Director Susan Hawvermale, County Clerk…

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Warby Parker to Open New Optical Lab in Rockland County

July 2016

SLOATSBURG—New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced recently that Warby Parker, which produces its own line of affordable designer eyewear, will create 128 jobs over the next five years in a new 34,000-square-foot optical lab in Sloatsburg. Outfitted for the assembly of glasses and the finishing of prescription lenses, this is the first optical lab…

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Putnam County Executive Odell Tells CID ‘Better Days are Ahead’

June 2016

MAHOPAC—Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell says the county needs to expand its commercial base by securing additional sewer capacity, and also must attract and retain Millennials, as well as encourage ongoing initiatives like “Envision Brewster” and the redevelopment of Tilly Foster Farm. Odell was the keynote speaker at the annual breakfast of the Putnam County…

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Rockland County Exec. Looks to Cut Costs Over Delayed Building Sale

June 2016

NEW CITY—Rockland County Executive Ed Day announced on June 20th a series of emergency financial measures, including a hiring freeze, that will be put in place to address a potential $4-million budget shortfall caused by the County Legislature's failure to move forward with the sale of the Sain Building here. "We are facing a $4-million…

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BOMA Honors Keystone Property Group For Upgrades at Westchester Properties

June 2016

TARRYTOWN—In recognition of its role in the economic growth of Westchester County, Keystone Property Group has been recognized with the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Westchester County’s prestigious “Hall of Honor” award. Bestowed during the organization’s May 21 gala awards dinner in Tarrytown’s Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill, the award was accepted by…

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