Residential

Toll Brothers Acquires The Collection Development Property

July 2019

WHITE PLAINS-After securing the approval of the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency to assign the rights to financial incentives for The Collection mixed-use project here, Toll Brothers Apartment Living acquired the 2.97-acre fully approved development site for $32.76 million. Saber Real Estate Advisors, LLC, which secured the approvals for the $136.2 million mixed-use residential development…

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PSC Approves Westchester County Clean Energy Plan

July 2019

ALBANY — The New York State Public Service Commission approved on July 11 the implementation of a consumer awareness campaign to encourage the installation of renewable energy and energy efficiency resources in Westchester County. The program was developed in consultation with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Westchester County to…

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Grand Lux Realty Closes on Mega $4.7M Deal

July 2019

RYE—Grand Lux Realty of Armonk recently announced the closing of 300 Grace Church St. in Rye for a sale price of $4,651,667. The transaction, which closed on May 22nd, was the most expensive in the history of Grand Lux Realty. The seven- bedroom, six-and-a-half bath colonial was sold by Shauna Brika, a new agent at…

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HGAR Pitches in for Habitat for Humanity

July 2019

The first of HGAR volunteer events at Habitat for Humanity in Newburgh was held on July 11. Thanks to all who came out to volunteer, including HGAR President Ron Garafalo (second group far left)..Among the other Realtors who participated at the event included: Amanda Martinez, Tim Countryman, Micaela Stanaland and Liz Ramirez.

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Hudson Valley Home Sales Fall in Most Markets

July 2019

Editor’s Note: The following is the text of the 2019 SECOND QUARTER RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE SALES REPORT Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan Counties, New York released on July 8th by the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service Inc. Residential sales for the second quarter in the lower Hudson Valley region served by the Hudson Gateway Multiple…

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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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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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Westchester IDA Approves Incentives For Three Major Development Projects

June 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The Westchester County Industrial Development Agency on June 13 granted final approvals for incentives to firms that plan to redevelop the White Plains Mall and the former Westchester Pavilion Mall, as well as build a new senior living project on Bloomingdale Road here. The three projects total well in excess of $1 billion in…

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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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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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NAHREP Launches Westchester County Chapter

June 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals officially launched its Westchester County Chapter recently with a kick-off party at an office rooftop in White Plains. The event drew more than 150 people and included special guest Chef Barret Bayer of the “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Million Dollar Listing” TV shows. NAHREP currently has more…

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Hudson Valley Region Renters and Homeowners Struggle with Affordability

June 2019

ALBANY—The affordable housing crisis continues in New York State, according to a report released on June 6 by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. The report stated that nearly 1.4 million households paid half or more of their income in 2017 towards housing costs. “The high cost of housing can force some New Yorkers to…

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