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Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty Expands To Putnam County with Fowkes Realty Purchase

May 17, 2022

CARMEL—Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty has acquired Coldwell Banker Fowkes Realty in Carmel. Thirteen new agents come under the CBVGR banner, with more than 40 years of expertise in Putnam, Westchester and southern Dutchess counties and northwestern Connecticut, company officials stated. “I am thrilled that Leonore Garvey and the team at Coldwell Banker Fowkes Realty…

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HGAR Signs MOU With Ukraine Realtors Association

May 17, 2022

WHITE PLAINS — HGAR leadership and members of the HGAR Global Business Council welcomed, Olena Haidamakha, Board of Director of the Ukrainian Realtors Association, to the HGAR headquarters in White Plains on May 9 for a meeting and signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two associations. Haidamakha traveled to New York State following…

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Macquarie Group Signs Nearly 222K SF Lease at 660 Fifth Ave.

May 17, 2022

NEW YORK—Global financial services firm Macquarie Group has signed a lease for nearly 222,000 square feet at Brookfield Properties’ 660 Fifth Ave. office tower in Midtown Manhattan. The firm will occupy 221,764 square feet over six floors, in addition to having a private lobby entrance on both the first and second floors and 30,000 square…

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Two Lease Deals Totaling Nearly 27,000 SF Signed at Gateway Building in White Plains

May 17, 2022

WHITE PLAINS—Commercial real estate brokerage firm CBRE announced on May 16 it had completed two new office leases at The Gateway Building in Downtown White Plains totaling 26,507 square feet. Both lease deals will involve companies relocating operations from other White Plains locations to the Gateway property at One North Lexington Ave. International law firm…

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Howard Hanna Rand Realty Merges with Bethel, CT Firm

May 12, 2022

NANUET—In a continuation of its expansion in the State of Connecticut, Howard Hanna | Rand Realty announced on May 12 its recent merger with Dilillo Real Estate of Bethel in Fairfield County, CT. “I am thrilled to welcome Jim Dilillo and his talented team of agents. It’s rewarding to continue our expansion into Connecticut as…

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Realogy Holdings to Rebrand as ‘Anywhere Real Estate’

May 12, 2022

MADISON, NJ— Realogy Holdings Corp. announced on March 12 that the company will rebrand as Anywhere Real Estate Inc. (referred to as “Anywhere”), signaling what it says is “a deep commitment to reimagine the consumer experience at any point in the real estate transaction journey. Home to real estate brands, Better Homes and Gardens Real…

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Regional DEI Summit to be Held On June 13 and 14 in Mahwah, NJ

May 11, 2022

Mark Your Calendar! MAWHAH, NJ—For the first time ever, HGAR is partnering with other regional Realtors Associations, including the New York State Association of Realtors, the New Jersey Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors, to present a two-day Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Summit, to be held at the Sheraton Mahwah Hotel…

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The Village of Ossining Reissues RFP for Redevelopment of 200 Main Street

May 11, 2022

OSSINING—The Village of Ossining has issued a request for proposal (RFP) from a qualified developer for the adaptive reuse of a National Register-listed historic building—200 Main St., which was built in 1908 and sits on a village-owned parcel at the intersection of Main Street and NYS Route 9 (Highland Avenue). The village stated in its…

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HGAR Calls on State Lawmakers to Oppose ‘Good Cause’ Eviction and Pass Co-Op Transparency Bill

May 10, 2022

ALBANY—A contingent of more than 70 members of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors and staff traveled to Albany on May 10 to lobby state lawmakers on the organization’s 2022 legislative agenda that includes staunch opposition to “Good Cause” eviction and the association’s support for statewide co-op transparency legislation, similar to laws passed in Rockland…

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Six HGAR Members Inducted into RPAC Hall of Fame

May 10, 2022

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD—Six members of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors were honored by the National Association of Realtors for their generous contributions to the Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC). Michael Schmelzer Dorothy Botsoe Susan Goldy On May 3, the National Association of Realtors held its largest ever Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the…

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New Rockland County Brokers Discuss Sometimes Difficult Path to Opening

May 10, 2022

NEW CITY—Executives with four newly opened Rockland County residential brokerage firms recently met in New City to discuss their respective paths to opening their own independent brokerage in the county and the difficulties each faced in venturing out on their own. The four Brokers formed a group to help support each other through collaboration and…

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Former Charter Communications HQ Acquired By George Comfort & Sons for $72 Million

May 4, 2022

STAMFORD, CT—A partnership of New York City-based George Comfort & Sons and AVG Partners of Beverly Hills, CA has acquired the former headquarters of Charter Communications at 400 Atlantic St. here for $72 million. Commercial brokerage firm CBRE reported the transaction for the 14-story, 508,043-square-foot office tower. The property became available following Charter’s completion of…

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Los Angeles-Based Brokerage Acquires NYC-Based Triplemint

May 4, 2022

NEW YORK—Los Angeles-based brokerage firm The Agency has acquired Triplemint, a technology-driven residential brokerage firm, which is headquartered in Manhattan. No financial details of the transaction were released. The Agency, in conjunction with the Triplemint deal, reported it has jointly raised $35 million in growth capital from strategic investors, further positioning the firm for strategic…

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Yonkers IDA Votes Preliminary Approval For $50M Mixed-Use Residential Building

May 3, 2022

YONKERS—The Yonkers Industrial Development Agency announced on May 2 it had granted preliminary approval of a $49.6 million, 10-story mixed-use residential building on Main Street and Riverdale Avenue. The project will feature 76 affordable rental dwelling units and ground floor commercial space. Called St. Clair Residences, the project is located on vacant parcels at 36-38…

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NAR: First Quarter of 2022 Brings Double-Digit Price Appreciation for 70% of Metros

May 3, 2022

WASHINGTON—The first quarter of 2022 saw more markets reach double-digit annual price gains than the previous quarter, according to the National Association of Realtors' latest quarterly report released on May 3. Seventy percent of 185 measured metros experienced such price gains, up from 66% in the preceding quarter. These increases come as median single-family existing-home…

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Elmsford-Based Firm Acquires New Haven, CT Multifamily

April 28, 2022

NEW HAVEN, CT—An affiliate of Paredim Partners LLC, which is headquartered in Elmsford, has acquired The Taft Apartments, a landmark apartment and commercial property in New Haven, CT. Situated across from Yale's Old Campus and the historic New Haven Green, this landmark 14-story building contains 194 studio, one and two-bedroom homes with commanding views of…

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