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CenterPoint Properties Acquires Bronx Logistics Center for Nearly $117M

May 25, 2021

NEW YORK—Oak Brook, IL-based CenterPoint Properties has acquired a 145,144-square-foot Class A urban logistics center at 1080 Leggett Ave. in the Bronx for $116.5 million. CenterPoint purchased the fully-leased property from Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Blumenfeld Development Group, Ltd. Brokerage firm JLL represented the seller in the transaction. The deal comes less than 18…

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NAR: U.S. Existing-Home Sales Declined 2.7% in April; Northeast Sales Fell Nearly 4%

May 24, 2021

WASHINGTON—Existing-home sales waned in April, marking three straight months of declines, according to the National Association of Realtors. All but one of the four major U.S. regions witnessed month-over-month drops in home sales, but each registered double-digit year-over-year gains for April. Total existing-home sales, completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, slipped…

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Middletown Apartment Complex Trades for $19 Million

May 20, 2021

MIDDLETOWN—The 150-unit Crestwood Apartments multifamily property at 92 Fitzgerald Drive here has been sold for $19 million. The deal was reported by Woodbridge, NJ-based brokerage firm The Kislak Company, Inc. which did not identify the purchaser. The Real Deal reported that the buyer of Crestwood Apartments was Chestnut Ridge-based North Point Management. Last July, North…

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NAR: Realtors Cite Lack of Inventory as Top Impediment to Completing Sales Transactions

May 20, 2021

WASHINGTON—Realtors cite a lack of inventory as the leading cause for limiting potential clients from completing a transaction, according to the National Association of Realtors' 2021 Member Profile, an annual report analyzing members' business activity and demographics from the prior year. However, in spite of a global pandemic, its drastic impacts on how business was…

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LEGOLAND New York Resort Opening Nears

May 20, 2021

GOSHEN—Probably the biggest thing to happen in the Mid-Hudson in decades that could help rebuild the region’s economy devastated by the coronavirus pandemic is getting close. Children’s theme park LEGOLAND New York announced on Wednesday that it will open the resort in Goshen for previews beginning May 29 as the theme park prepares for its…

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Urban Land Institute Survey Predicts Strong Rebound for Residential, Hotel and Industrial Markets

May 19, 2021

WASHINGTON—The Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) latest Real Estate Economic Forecast released today predicts that the real estate sector is poised for a rebound, with the single-family housing sector, hotel and industrial returns forecast to strongly increase over the next three years. The report’s conclusions are based on an April-May survey of 42 economists and analysts…

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Orange County, Open Space Institute Look to Expand Rail Trail

May 18, 2021

GOSHEN—Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus announced on Monday that the county and the Open Space Institute are working to build a new 9.8-mile trail that will span from Camp La Guardia in the Town of Chester to the Moodna trestle in Salisbury Mills. The proposed Schunnemunk Rail Trail would be utilized by commuters, cyclists,…

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Westchester Choice Realty Affiliates with Better Homes and Gardens RE

May 18, 2021

HARTSDALE—Madison, NJ-based real estate franchise Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC reports that it has affiliated with locally-based brokerage firm Westchester Choice Realty Inc. The deal, BHGRE officials state fortifies its New York Metropolitan footprint. The newly named Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Choice Realty has locations in Scarsdale and Hartsdale and serves…

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Investment Firm’s Lease Brings Rye Office Building to 100% Occupancy

May 17, 2021

RYE—MSD Partners, L.P., an SEC-registered investment adviser, has signed a lease deal totaling 9,167 square feet at 411 Theodore Fremd Ave. here. The transaction brings the newly renovated, more than 118,000-square-foot office property to 100% occupancy. The CBRE team of Michael McCall and Maria D’Angelo serve as the property’s exclusive leasing agents and represented ownership,…

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MTA Advances $1.6B Metro North Penn Station Access Project

May 14, 2021

ALBANY—In another sign of a reopening economy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo reported on May 13 that the delayed Metro North Penn Station Access project will now be resumed with bids going out shortly on the nearly $1.6-billion initiative. The plan, which was paused last year due to the onset of COVID-19, calls for the construction of…

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A Stigmatized Sector—Our Outlook for U.S. Hotel Investments

May 12, 2021

By William Pattison, Reginald Ross, Michael Steinberg and Austin Iglehart Editor’s Note: The following article is reprinted with permission from MetLife Investment Management. 2020 was the most challenging year on record for hotel owners, far surpassing the lows reached following the 2008 and 1981 recessions. In order to project how and when hotels will recover,…

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HG Realtor Foundation Donates More Than $8,000 to Five Local Charities

May 12, 2021

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation recently donated $8,300 to five local charities in the Hudson Valley. They include: United Hospice of Rockland in New City; Friends of Karen in North Salem, the Community Center of Northern Westchester in Katonah, Green Chimneys in Brewster and Volunteer New York in Tarrytown. Founded in 1978, Friends of…

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NAR: ‘Sudden Price Appreciation is Impacting Affordability, Especially Among First-Time Buyers’

May 12, 2021

WASHINGTON—Nearly every metro area tracked by the National Association of Realtors —99%— recorded year-over-year price increases in the first quarter of 2021, according to the latest quarterly report released by NAR yesterday. The 11 metro areas with the highest single-family home price increases saw median sales prices ranging from the $100,000s to $600,000s. Those cities…

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NY State Announces Nearly $10M in Funding for 12 Downtown Peekskill Projects

May 12, 2021

ALBANY—New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Tuesday the list of projects in Peekskill that the state will fund as part of its $10-million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award granted to the Northern Westchester County city two years ago. The 12 projects in Peekskill will provide funding that will facilitate mixed-used transit-oriented development, improve pedestrian…

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Hudson Valley Tourism Joins HVEDC Board of Directors

May 11, 2021

POUGHKEEPSIE—The Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. recently announced the addition of Hudson Valley Tourism, Inc. to its Board of Directors, represented by HVT President Amanda Dana. In 2018, Dana assumed the role of Orange County Tourism Director. In 2019 she and her tourism team acquired the Orange County Film office. In 2021, Dana was named…

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Iona College Finalizes Deal to Acquire Concordia College Campus

May 11, 2021

NEW ROCHELLE—Iona College of New Rochelle has finalized a deal announced earlier this year to acquire Concordia College’s 28-acre campus in Bronxville. Concordia will cease academic instruction before the start of the Fall 2021 semester and Iona College plans to pursue plans to develop a school of health sciences on the Concordia campus. Iona College…

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Hudson Valley’s Small Inns Holding Steady During Challenging Times

May 11, 2021

When it comes to small inns and bed and breakfast lodging in the lower Hudson Valley, Orange County leads the pack with 27 of them. Some range from just two cozy rooms to a 16-bed inn with suites, dotting the region from Newburgh to Port Jervis. The Village of Warwick boasts six bed and breakfasts,…

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