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U.S. Middle-Income Households Gain $2.1 Trillion in Housing Wealth in a Decade

March 9, 2022

WASHINGTON—Homeownership is widely recognized as the leading source of net worth among families. Housing wealth itself is primarily achieved by price appreciation gains, and the nation has seen home prices accelerate at a record pace during the course of the last decade, according to a National Association of Realtors study released on March 9. The…

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NewYork-Presbyterian Spends Nearly $84 Million To Convert Office Space to Ambulatory Care Facility

March 9, 2022

WHITE PLAINS—NewYork-Presbyterian has acquired the WestPark office complex at 1111-1129 Westchester Ave. here and has plans to convert the nearly 367,000 square feet of office space on the 25-acre property into a new state-of-the-art, multi-specialty ambulatory care facility. Multiple published reports put the purchase price at $83.5 million, citing recently filed land records with the…

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Westchester County Accepting Applications For 2022 Business FIRST Grant Program

March 7, 2022

WHITE PLAINS—The Westchester County Office of Economic Development is now accepting applications for the 2022 Westchester County Business FIRST grant program. This year’s grant program will provide up to $17 million to support nonprofits and religious organizations facing challenges as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Applications were being accepted online starting on March 4…

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New Rochelle Tower Project Secures $294 Million Construction Financing Deal

March 1, 2022

NEW ROCHELLE—BRP Companies, the Urban Investment Group within Goldman Sachs Asset Management (Goldman Sachs), New York State Homes and Community Renewal, Westchester County, Interfaith Dwellings Corporation, Merchants Bank of Indiana, Wells Fargo, and Fannie Mae announced on Feb. 28 the closing of $294 million in construction financing for the 477-unit, mixed-use development located at 500…

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Work Could Begin on Regeneron Pharmaceutical’s $1.4 Billion Expansion Project This Spring

February 28, 2022

WHITE PLAINS—Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. believes work could begin as early as this April on its $1.394-billion “Loop Road” expansion project in the Town of Greenburgh if the company secures necessary incentives from the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency and other sources totaling approximately $172.9 million and another $100 million in other public incentives. The Tarrytown-based company’s…

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In Memoriam: Nick Beilenson Founder Westchester Residential Opportunities

February 24, 2022

A tireless civil rights and housing rights activist, Nick Beilenson passed away on Feb. 22 at the age of 85 due to complications from COVID-19. The White Plains resident founded Westchester Residential Opportunities in 1968 at the height of the civil rights movement. He served as WRO’s first executive director and served on the board…

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Five Questions With NYSAR President Jennifer Vucetic

February 23, 2022

The recently installed 2022 President of the New York State Association of Realtors Jennifer Vucetic AHWD, CIPS, GREEN, MRP, SFR, PMN, CBR, ITI, C2EX, EPRO, takes the helm of the organization at a time of drastic change with COVID infections on the decline throughout the state, but the specter of rising interest rates and low…

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Commercial Brokers See Many Opportunities in Post-COVID Market

February 23, 2022

WHITE PLAINS—A panel of commercial real estate brokers from the New York City/Hudson Valley market that were part of a recent virtual panel hosted by the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors were upbeat about many sectors in 2022, particularly the industrial, flex, health care and medical office segments. The region’s office market remains troubled as…

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Invesco RE Acquires Cortlandt Crossing Shopping Center

February 23, 2022

CORTLANDT MANOR—Dallas-based Invesco Real Estate, a global real estate manager, has acquired the 122,225-square-foot Cortlandt Crossing shopping center here. The grocery-anchored shopping center at 3144 East Main St. in Cortlandt Manor was sold by Rye-based Acadia Realty Trust. Cortlandt Crossing is a newly developed, 95% leased center anchored by ShopRite and HomeSense. Additional tenants include…

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Experts Bullish on Continued Manhattan, NYC Metro Housing Recovery

February 23, 2022

WHITE PLAINS—A panel of real estate executives agreed that the exodus from Manhattan due to COVID-19 is over and that the recovery in the Manhattan luxury housing market has gained momentum that will continue this year. In addition, the recovery, fueled by a roaring stock market, low interest rates and rapidly declining COVID infection rates,…

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U.S. Existing-Home Sales Surged 6.7% in January

February 22, 2022

Inventory at All-Time Low WASHINGTON—Existing-home sales rose in January, making a notable move upward following a previous month where sales declined, according to the National Association of Realtors. On a month-over-month basis, each of the four major U.S. regions experienced an increase in sales in January. However, year-over-year, activity was mixed as two regions reported…

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New York Investment Firm Acquires White Plains Plaza for $105 Million

February 17, 2022

WHITE PLAINS—Argent Ventures, a privately held New York City-based investment firm, has acquired the twin-tower White Plains Plaza office property here from Ivy Realty of Greenwich, CT and DW Capital of New York City for $105 million. The deal represents the largest single asset office sale in Westchester County since 2010. The purchase expands Argent’s…

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Maryland-Based Logistics Firm Buys Warehouses in Westchester, Rockland Counties

February 17, 2022

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Logistics investment firm Realterm, which is headquartered in Annapolis, MD, has acquired a final-mile warehouse property in Armonk and another two warehouse buildings in Blauvelt, totaling a combined more than 420,000 square feet of industrial space. On Feb, 14, Realterm reported that it acquired the 112,791-square-foot warehouse building at 215 Business Park Drive in…

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Howard Hanna | Rand Realty Expands Presence in Garden State

February 17, 2022

NANUET—Howard Hanna | Rand Realty announced on Feb. 16 the firm had expanded its presence in the State of New Jersey with the purchase of Striker Realty, which operates out of offices in Linden, Livingston, and Rahway, NJ. Striker Realty was founded 20 years ago by Thomas J. Borowski, a renowned real estate broker entrepreneur…

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Corcoran Legends Realty Expands into Bronxville

February 14, 2022

BRONXVILLE NY- Corcoran Legends Realty has expanded its presence further into Southern Westchester with the acquisition of the Sales Division of Barhite & Holzinger of Bronxville located at 71 Pondfield Road here. The Bronxville office will be the fourth location for the boutique real estate brokerage firm, which affiliated with The Corcoran Group in September…

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Business Council’s Gordon, Young of SUNY Orange Appointed Co-Chairs of Mid-Hudson Regional Council

February 10, 2022

NEW WINDSOR—The Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council announced on Wednesday that Dr. Marsha Gordon, President & CEO of The Business Council of Westchester (BCW) and Dr. Kristine Young, President of SUNY Orange have been appointed as Co-Chairs of the Council, effective immediately. Dr. Gordon and Dr. Young succeed Dr. Donald P. Christian, President of SUNY…

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