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Westchester Developer Predicts Booming County Economy in 2020’s

January 2020

WHITE PLAINS—For the approximately 150 real estate and building executives assembled at the Building Owners and Managers Association luncheon on Jan. 9, many are now hoping that Westchester developer Robert Weisz is as wise a prognosticator as he has been a real estate investor. Weisz, a principal of RPW Group of Rye Brook, near the…

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HGMLS: Home Sales in Hudson Valley Remained Strong in 2019

January 2020

WHITE PLAINS—Sales of residential real estate in the lower Hudson Valley remained strong in 2019, according to the recently released “2019 Annual And 4th Quarter Residential Real Estate Sales Report—Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan Counties, New York” by the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, Inc. Overall residential sales, which include condominium, co-op and two…

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Gov. Cuomo Proposes Ambitious Agenda While NY State Faces $6-Billion Deficit

January 2020

ALBANY—With the specter of a $6-billion shortfall facing New York State this legislative session, Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his 10th State of the State Address on Jan. 8 that featured a host of new initiatives, including a $3-billion environmental bond act to fight climate change, a renewed call for legalized cannabis, as well as infrastructure…

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Two Worldwide Tourist Attractions Hail from the Bronx

December 2019

Two of the New York metro area’s biggest tourist attractions, standing almost side-by-side and covering more than 500 acres, could be considered as anomalies within the concrete jungle of New York City. However, both the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden are wide open havens of land nestled along Southern Boulevard in the…

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NY State Real Estate Board Approves New Fair Housing Disclosure Rules

December 2019

ALBANY—In response to recent published reports of alleged fair housing discrimination on Long Island, the Real Estate Board of New York on Dec. 16 approved new regulations for real estate professionals to help combat housing discrimination. The new regulations, which the New York State Real Estate Board approved today, mandate enhanced disclosures by real estate…

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A Conversation with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

December 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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College of New Rochelle Sold for $32 Million

December 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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Harrison Adaptive Reuse Project in Line for Nearly $6.6M in Incentives

November 2019

WHITE PLAINS—A developer that is seeking to redevelop a vacant office building into a 450-unit rental apartment complex secured a preliminary inducement of $6.57 million in mortgage and sales tax exemptions from the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency. The Westchester IDA granted the incentive package to 3 WPD Apartments LLC, an affiliate of Marcus Partners…

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New York, Connecticut and Other States File Appeal of SALT Reform Court Ruling

November 2019

ALBANY—New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that New York, Connecticut, Maryland and New Jersey have filed a notice of appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to continue litigation against the federal government for what they term as the unlawful and unprecedented cap…

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Global Economic Instability Drives Investors to US Real Estate

November 2019

NEW YORK—In an informative, yet concise overview of the recently released ULI “Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2020” report, author Mitch Roschelle, partner with PwC, offered some heartening insights to attendees of the Global Real Estate Summit 2019 Conference and Expo as to why the US real estate market remains a favorite with foreign and…

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Westchester County Executive Warns of Housing ‘Affordability Crisis’

November 2019

TARRYTOWN—Westchester County Executive George Latimer in a presentation to the business community on his proposed $2.1-billion 2020 Budget touted the $1 million cut in the Westchester County property tax levy that will reduce tax levies in some areas of the county. In a county-produced video presentation to the nearly 200 attendees of the Business Council…

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HGAR, NYC Metro Realtor Associations Hold Global RE Summit

November 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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Fattizzi Introduced as 2020 HGAR President; Koff, Koudijs Garner Association’s Top Honors at Annual Meeting & Member Day

October 2019

TARRYTOWN—More than 1,200 members of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors gathered at the DoubleTree Hotel here for the association’s 103rd Annual Meeting & Member Appreciation Day on Oct. 28. The highlight of the day-long program was the introduction of Gail Fattizzi as the 2020 HGAR President. Along with Fattizzi, a slate of HGAR Officers…

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Peekskill Issues Open Call to Private Investors for DRI Funding

October 2019

PEEKSKKILL—The City of Peekskill, which in August of this year was awarded a $10-million grant through the state’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative to revitalize its downtown district, issued an open call for privately sponsored project proposals to be considered for DRI funding. City officials say the purpose of the open call is to hear from members…

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Existing-Home Sales Decrease 2.2% in September

October 2019

WASHINGTON—Existing home sales receded in September following two consecutive months of increases, according to the National Association of Realtors. In its monthly report released on Oct. 22, NAR reported that all four major regions witnessed sales drop off last month, with the Midwest absorbing the brunt of those declines. Overall sales in the Northeast fell…

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Hudson Valley Home Sales Market Shows Signs of Recovery from SALT Cap

October 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The residential home sales market in the Hudson Valley showed some surprising resilience in the third quarter. While some real estate analysts had predicted home sales would likely soften in the latter part of 2019, home sales in fact increased in a majority of the region. According to the “2019 THIRD QUARTER RESIDENTIAL REAL…

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Montefiore to Close Mount Vernon Hospital; Build New $41M Complex on Sanford Blvd.

October 2019

MOUNT VERNON—Montefiore Health System announced on Oct. 15th a plan to close Mount Vernon Hospital and replace the storied facility with a new, $41-million health care complex on Sandford Boulevard in Mount Vernon. The project, which will be funded by a grant from New York State, will involve the development of a new, 40,000-square-foot location…

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