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Conference Details Emerging Trends in International Luxury Market

August 2017

PURCHASE—More than 60 Houlihan Lawrence agents gathered for a forum on the international luxury market that featured a conversation with the brokerage firm’s president Chris Meyers, and Nick Churton, managing director of Mayfair International Realty. The two talked about trends in the international market and today’s changing demographics. The forum was held at 5 Sarosca…

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Conference Reveals Economic ‘Disruptors’ Needs and Economic Impact

August 2017

NEW PALTZ—Earlier this summer, the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. staged what can only be described as a unique and in retrospect perhaps a groundbreaking and definitely disruptive event. HVEDC President and CEO Laurence Gottlieb, sans his usual business attire, led the event entitled “Disrupted: The Future of the Hudson Valley Economy” dressed in a…

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Outdated Office Buildings to be Replaced by Luxury Rental Project

August 2017

Toll Brothers Project a First for I-287 Corridor HARRISON—The repurposing of outdated suburban office buildings along the I-287 corridor along what had been known as the “Platinum Mile” took a historic turn to a new crossroads on Aug. 15 when Toll Brothers Apartment Living officially broke ground on the conversion of two outdated office buildings…

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Food and Beverage Sector Becoming Key Economic Driver

August 2017

Hudson Valley Acquires Taste For Craft Brewing The food and beverage sector, part of the leisure and hospitality industry, is growing across New York State and particularly in the Hudson Valley region. The Hudson Valley has its share of movers and shakers in the food and beverage field, such as PepsiCo, Heineken and Danone to…

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Fordham University, HGAR Form Educational Partnership

August 2017

Project Management, Finance Courses to be Offered in Westchester WEST HARRISON—The Real Estate Institute at Fordham University’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies has announced the expansion of its professional certificate programs to Westchester County. Beginning in September, in person courses in the Real Estate Finance & Investment and Construction Project Management certificate tracks will…

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Healthcare Providers Investing Heavily in Hudson Valley

August 2017

Evolving Medical Technology Impacting Industry The health sector is experiencing significant changes and growth throughout New York State and in the Hudson Valley in terms of new jobs, new technology and new investment. According to the latest statistics from the New York State Department of Labor, the educational and health services sector ranked first statewide…

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A Conversation with Laurence P. Gottlieb HVEDC President and CEO

August 2017

The Hudson Valley’s Growing and Evolving Regional Economy NEW WINDSOR—Real Estate In-Depth recently sat down with Laurence P. Gottlieb, president and CEO of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation based in Goshen, to discuss the key strengths of the Hudson Valley region and how HVEDC is looking to grow the regional economy. The HVEDC is…

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‘So, How’s the Market?’

August 2017

How many times per day are Realtors asked the simple question: “How’s the market,” and exactly what answer do we give to satisfy our local, inquiring minds? Is it a simple answer or does the answer depend on who’s asking the question or does it really vary from region to region? According to the National…

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Hudson Valley Becoming a Gaming, Recreation Destination

August 2017

A new emerging sector of the Hudson Valley’s economy is taking shape and 2018 could be a landmark moment in time when the region, known for its highly popular tourism destinations and quality of life, will see a new $1.2-billion casino resort open its doors in Sullivan County. In addition, if municipal approvals are secured,…

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Two New Medical Lease Deals Signed At Boyce Thompson Center Property

August 2017

YONKERS—Simone Development Companies reported two new leases totaling approximately 9,500 square feet of medical space at the Boyce Thompson Center, a recently completed 85,000-square-foot mixed-use center located in Northeast Yonkers. ColumbiaDoctors, a multi-specialty medical practice affiliated with Columbia University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, has signed a long-term lease for 6,839 square feet of space on…

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Three Firms in the Running for Westchester County Airport P3 Contract

August 2017

WHITE PLAINS—Now that Westchester County successfully entered a public-private partnership to manage its Rye Playland amusement park, it is now proceeding toward a possible long-term agreement with a private operator to manage the Westchester County Airport. Three airport operator groups are now competing to take over operations at Westchester County Airport here in a controversial…

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White Plains Leads the Way for County’s Office Market

August 2017

WHITE PLAINS—The City of White Plains saw most of the major office leasing transactions in the second quarter, which paced overall activity in Westchester County, according to market reports released recently by a number of major commercial brokerage firms. Colliers International Group reports the City of White Plains followed a strong first-quarter performance with another…

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PUTNAM POSTING: Primary Season is Here—A Call For Participation

August 2017

After a few years of living in Putnam County, I learned that to have a say in local elections you had to vote in the primary, and historically the Republican candidate would win. After a few years, I became a Republican to have a choice of who would wind up in whatever office was being…

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U.S. Pending Home Sales Reverse Course in June

August 2017

WASHINGTON— After declining for three straight months, pending home sales reversed course in June as all major regions, with the exception for the Midwest, saw an increase in contract activity, according to a recently released report by the National Association of Realtors. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, climbed…

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Western Span of New Tappan Zee Bridge to Officially Open on August 25

August 2017

TARRYTOWN—The project that many thought would never be built is reaching a key milestone later this month. At a breakfast meeting of the Association for a Better New York in Manhattan on July 27th, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the first of two spans of what is now being called the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo…

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Douglas Elliman Signs Deal to Acquire California Brokerage

August 2017

NEW YORK—Residential real estate brokerage firm Douglas Elliman announced on Aug. 1 that it entered into a contract of sale to acquire Los Angeles-based Teles Properties. Upon closing, the operations of Teles will be under the umbrella of Douglas Elliman, making Elliman the second largest non-franchise brokerage firm in the State of California. Teles partners…

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New York Building Congress Report Details Future Power Supply Concerns

July 2017

NEW YORK—The impending closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plants in Buchanan and other market forces could pose significant risks to the future energy supply of New York City and the Lower Hudson Valley, a recently released report warns. The New York Building Congress released a report earlier this week entitled “Electricity Outlook: Powering…

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RM Friedland Closes Nearly 105K in Deals in Second Quarter

July 2017

HARRISON—Commercial brokerage firm RM Friedland reports that in the second quarter it closed deals valued at more than $15.1 million totaling 104,806 square feet of space in its market area in Westchester County and the Bronx. The firm reported that its second quarter activity totals included four sales with an aggregate value of more than…

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