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Knotel’s NYC Network Reaches 100 Buildings

July 2019

NEW YORK CITY—Global workspace provider Knotel reports it has finalized deals for five new locations in New York City, bringing its overall footprint here to 100 buildings and nearly 2.5 million square feet of office space. The firm’s announcement on July 1 followed completed deals for 24 new locations in New York City, London, Paris…

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Highbridge House in the Bronx Trades for $76.25 Million

July 2019

NEW YORK—Camber Property Group, a developer of affordable and mixed-income projects in New York City, and partner Belveron Real Estate Partners have acquired the 400-unit high-rise Highbridge House apartment building in the Bronx for $76.25 million. The 26-story property at 1133 Ogden Ave. was sold by Stellar Management of New York City. Aaron Jungreis of…

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A.S.A.P. Mortgage Expands Presence into Dutchess County

June 2019

FISHKILL—A.S.A.P. Mortgage reports it has recently opened a new branch location in Fishkill. The firm’s sixth office further expands its coverage into Dutchess County and the upper Hudson Valley region. “We are very excited to now serve the lending needs of homebuyers in Dutchess County,” says A.S.A.P. Mortgage founder and CEO Irene Amato, “especially as…

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WCA, HVEDC Call Off Pending Merger Deal

June 2019

POUGHKEEPSIE—The Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. and the Westchester County Association have called off their merger deal. The two business organizations, which had announced in late January their intent to merge, have mutually decided not to pursue the merger that was to be finalized this September. The HVEDC is a regional economic development organization based…

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Saunders Named Secretary General of FIABCI

June 2019

WHITE PLAINS—Vanessa Saunders of Global Property Systems in White Plains was elected to a two-year term as Secretary General of the Marketing and Networking Committee of the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI). Saunders is the first individual to be appointed to this position from the Hudson Valley region. Founded in 1951 in Paris, the FIABCI…

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In Memoriam: George Lawrence

June 2019

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors regrets to inform its membership of the passing of a real estate executive who has had a lasting impact on Westchester’s real estate industry—George Lawrence. Lawrence of Vero Beach, FL peacefully passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the age of 81. He was born on Aug. 9,…

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At Home in Nyack: ‘The Art and Soul on the Hudson’

June 2019

This quaint little community has been described as "the art and soul on the Hudson," by Nyack's Chamber of Commerce. The 1.6 square mile village, located in the Town of Orangetown in Rockland County, has been home to artists, musicians, actors and celebrities like Rosie O'Donnell. Part of what makes Nyack a unique hub of…

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BCW Fetes ‘Mothers and Sons in Leadership

June 2019

The Business Council of Westchester recently hosted a lively panel discussion of successful mother-and-son businesses that explored how their businesses have found success through an intergenerational business model. The program titled “Mother’s & Sons in Leadership: Shared Vision for Success” was held at Kanopi at the Ritz-Carlton in White Plains. From left, Marsha Gordon, CEO…

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HG Realtor Foundation Launches New Committee To Fill Volunteer Needs for Supported Charities

June 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway REALTOR Foundation has launched a new Program Committee dedicated to filling the volunteer needs for the charities and non-profit organizations that it supports. The new committee, chaired by Gail Fattizzi, HGAR President-elect, has been busy organizing various volunteer projects and will be inviting the HGAR membership to participate. “The Foundation has…

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Westchester Secures First CDBG, Home Funding in Nearly a Decade

June 2019

ELMSFORD—At a press conference at DeLuca Park here, Westchester County Executive George Latimer and U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey announced on June 17th the re-establishment of the Westchester Urban County Consortium and the first Community Development Block Grant award in nearly a decade. The new consortium is comprised of 25 towns and villages in the county,…

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Rockland Codes Initiative is 'Turning Slumlords into Landlords'

June 2019

SOUTH NYACK—A little over four years ago Rockland County attempted to tackle the issue of dilapidated and unsafe housing by instituting the Rockland Codes Initiative that was touted at the time as a sweeping effort to combat illegal housing and overcrowding in the county. State, municipal and county officials joined Rockland County Executive Ed Day…

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Business Council Taps Two Economic Development Execs. to Board of Directors

June 2019

RYE BROOK—In a move to bolster its planning and economic development expertise, the Business Council of Westchester has named Wilson Kimball, Commissioner of Planning and Development for the City of Yonkers and Luiz Aragon, Commissioner for Development for the City of New Rochelle, to its Board of Directors. “We are truly honored to have these…

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Savvy Affair Holds Annual Benefit for Autism Speaks

June 2019

EASTCHESTER—A Savvy Affair’s Ninth Annual Benefit for Autism Speaks was held at Mulino’s at Lake Isle on Thursday May 16th. At the event, A Savvy Affair also celebrated its 10th year of hosting events, and fundraisers throughout Westchester and New York City. Michelle Madaffari, who is the CEO of A Savvy Affair Inc, is an…

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Learn More About the CFA Process

June 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The Westchester County Office of Economic Development is urging businesses, organizations and municipalities to attend informational workshops being held this month to learn more about funding opportunities in the next round of the Mid-Hudson Consolidated Funding Application (CFA). The Westchester County Office of Economic Development will hold a series of informational sessions throughout Westchester…

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Wells Fargo to Sell Eastdil Secured in Management Buyout Deal

June 2019

NEW YORK—Wells Fargo & Co. announced on June 11 it had reached an agreement to sell Eastdil Secured, its private real estate investment banking division, in a management buyout transaction. The sales agreement follows Eastdil’s management-led recapitalization, in partnership with Guggenheim Investments, on behalf of certain institutional clients, and Temasek, a global investment company headquartered…

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