Real Estate

Amazon Leases 83,000 Square Feet in Queens

Amazon, the nation’s leading online retailer, has leased 83,000 square feet of warehouse space in the Woodside neighborhood of Queens from Terreno Realty. The lease commences December 1, 2018 and expires February 28, 2029. Amazon is planning to build a new fulfillment center in Queens which will be the second in New York City. The […]

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High Line Art Galleries Now Open

NEW YORK —  Related Companies has announced the opening of ‘High Line Nine’, a new series of art gallery spaces in West Chelsea. Located beneath the High Line and adjacent to Zaha Hadid’s first residential development in New York City, 520 W. 28th Street, the ‘High Line Nine’ brings emerging A-list talent to New York […]

Funding Real Estate

Real Estate Company Compass Raises $400 Million

NEW YORK — Compass, a real estate technology company, has scored a $400 million Series F financing round led by the Softbank Vision Fund and Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), with participation from Wellington, IVP and Fidelity. This investment will bring the total capital raised to nearly $1.2 billion. Compass plans to use the capital to […]

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Empire State Building Has New Entrance

NEW YORK – The Empire State Building (ESB) officially unveiled the first phase of a new entrance last month to the Observatory at 20 West 34th Street. Part of the decade-long Empire State ReBuilding project, the new entrance provides visitors to its popular observation deck with a larger dedicated entrance which used to be shared […]

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K Property Group Buys 446 Broadway

NEW YORK — K Property Group (“KPG”) says it has purchased 446 Broadway, a vacant five-story circa 1915 commercial building between Grand and Howard Street Building. The purchase price was not disclosed. Plans for the property include a major high-end renovation. When completed, there will be approximately 26,000 square feet of office space and 5,250 square […]

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30 Hudson Yards Tops Out

NEW YORK – Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group announced that 30 Hudson Yards, the tallest building in the new Hudson Yards neighborhood, has officially topped out. The final beam was placed on the steel crown earlier this month. The 1,296 ft. tall building is made up of more than 40,000 pieces of steel weighing […]

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LIC Rental Building Receives Design Award

LONG ISLAND CITY — The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Brooklyn, Queens and Bronx Chapters have named ARC, a luxury rental property in Long Island City, as the 2018 Brooklyn + Queens Design Award’s (BQDA) People’s Choice Award for Queens. ARC is a luxury rental property located at 30-02 39th Avenue in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City, developed by real […]

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Brooklyn Home Sales Drop in 2nd Quarter

BROOKLYN — Brokerage firm Stribling & Associates has released its second quarter Brooklyn Market Report. The report is the only to cover inventory, contracts and sales across the entire borough. The data revealed a yearly decline in the total number of closings, but a slight uptick in contract activity, as the number of properties listed surged to near-record levels. […]

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Howard Hughes Corp. Buys 250 Water St.

NEW YORK — The Howard Hughes Corporation has purchased a one-acre property for $180 million at 250 Water Street in Lower Manhattan from Peck Slip Associates, an entity controlled by the Milstein family. The one-acre site, currently used as a parking lot, encompasses a full city block bounded by Peck Slip, Pearl Street, Water Street, and Beekman Street. The […]

Offices Real Estate

Midtown Tower Sold for $332.5 Million

NEW YORK — Columbia Property Trust has sold a 25-story office tower at 222 East 41st Street in Midtown Manhattan to Commerz Real, the real assets investment manager of German Commerzbank, for a gross sales price of $332.5 million. The 390,000-square-foot Midtown East tower had been essentially fully occupied by one tenant since 2007, in […]