Residential

Global R.E. Summit, NYC 2019, Nov. 4, 2019

November 2019

Dorothy Botsoe, Dorothy Jensen Realty Inc.   Mitch Roschelle, Partner, PwC Dean Foster, Founder DFA Intercultural Global Solutions, LLC, President, Dean Foster Global Cultures Luciane Serifovic, CEO & Founder, Luxian International Realty Global Market Highlights Panel: Federico Ranuzzi de'Bianchi, Principal Broker, Ranuzzi & Giordani Real Estate Agency; Raj Rajpal, Mortgage Consultant, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage;…

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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 Launches New ‘Catalyst’ Website

November 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The Westchester County Office of Economic Development launched on Nov. 14 what it termed is a new and dynamic website called "The Catalys" to position Westchester County as the place to live, work and visit. The Catalyst website—Westchestercatalyst.com —is a total departure from the current site and reflects the Office of Economic Development’s new Catalyst…

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RXR Realty Begins Ground-Up Construction Of 28-Story New Rochelle Apartment Tower

November 2019

NEW ROCHELLE—RXR Realty, the master developer for the City of New Rochelle’s downtown district, recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the start of ground-up construction of a new 28-story development at 26 South Division St. here. The Oct. 30th event marked the launch of construction of the first of two projects being undertaken at the…

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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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ERA Insite Realty Opens New Office in Connecticut

November 2019

BETHEL, CT—ERA Insite Realty has expanded its brokerage operations to the State of Connecticut. Broker/Owners and founders of ERA Insite Realty Lou and Debra Budetti reported recently the opening of the firm’s fifth office location and the company’s first in Connecticut, located in Bethel in Fairfield County. Drew Slack, a 20-year industry veteran who has…

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HUD, Justice Department Agree to Ease Use of False Claims Act

October 2019

WASHINGTON—U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and U.S. Attorney General William Barr issued a Memorandum of Understanding on Oct. 28 between the two agencies that sets what the two agencies say is “prudential guidance on the appropriate use of the False Claims Act for violations by Federal Housing Administration lenders. “This agreement clearly…

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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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Major Long Island Developer Entering Hudson Valley Market

October 2019

FISHKILL, NY– Farrell Building Co., widely known for developing luxury single-family homes on Long Island and the Palm Beach, FL area, has entered the Hudson Valley with several new projects. Farrell is developing new luxury rental properties in Newburgh, Middletown and New Windsor, in Orange County, as well as in Fishkill, Beacon, and Wappingers in…

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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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Berkshire Hathaway Westchester Properties Sponsors Fourth Annual Event to Benefit Sunshine Kids Charity

October 2019

EASTCHESTER– Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Westchester Properties will present its fourth annual Sunshine Kids benefit on October 23rd at Mulino’s at Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester. Doors open at 6 p.m. All proceeds will benefit The Sunshine Kids Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping children with cancer. The event will feature Emmy-award winning mentalist Oz…

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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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Houlihan Lawrence Presents First-Ever Humanitarian Award to Lin Crispinelli

October 2019

SLEEPY HOLLOW—In recognition of the extraordinary volunteer contributions made by its real estate agents and employees, Houlihan Lawrence presented its first-ever Humanitarian Award at its companywide event on October 10, held at Sleepy Hollow Country Club. Lin Crispinelli was presented with the award in recognition of her work with The Stephanie Crispinelli Humanitarian Fund, a…

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Houlihan Lawrence Named Exclusive Agent for TOD Project in Tarrytown

October 2019

RYE BROOK—Houlihan Lawrence Commercial has announced it has been named exclusive leasing agent for a new transit-oriented mixed-use development proposed directly across from the Metro-North train station in Tarrytown. Located at 29 Depot Plaza, the project is comprised for a 20,000-square-foot warehouse that will be renovated into ground-level self-storage and retail space with three stories…

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