Stroock & Stroock & Lavan’s Evan Hudson on Non-Traded REITs and Mini-Tender Bidders

For years, investors in real estate investment trusts (REITs) were largely forced to pick their poison. On the one hand, those who prize liquidity could invest in market-traded REITs that are easy to sell off in a pinch, but these trusts have, in recent history, traded at a discount to their underlying net asset values. […]… Read More Stroock & Stroock & Lavan’s Evan Hudson on Non-Traded REITs and Mini-Tender Bidders

Spec Suite Office Market Grows in D.C. Region: Report

The D.C. region is seeing an increase in demand for move-in ready offices, also known as speculative suites, according to a new report from Newmark Knight Frank (NKF). As of August, there were about 624 spec suites available in the D.C. region, according to the report. With an inventory of 164 million square feet, Northern […]… Read More Spec Suite Office Market Grows in D.C. Region: Report

G’Day, U.S.A.! Aussie Brands Make Big Retail Waves in America

Down Under is heading upward, as Australian brands have been steadily making headway in the New World. Since 2015, a variety of offerings from coffee to clothing have opened up shop in U.S. cities like New York and Los Angeles and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. Aussie brands increasingly running out of […]… Read More G’Day, U.S.A.! Aussie Brands Make Big Retail Waves in America

Retail Details: Q&A With Downtown Alliance’s Jessica Lappin

The Financial District has gone through many changes and is unrecognizable from even five years ago, especially when it comes to retail. “We were woefully under-retailed for a very long time,” said Jessica Lappin, the president of Alliance for Downtown New York. “By the end of next year, we’ll be able to say that in a […]… Read More Retail Details: Q&A With Downtown Alliance’s Jessica Lappin

Jimmy Van Bramer on Long Island City Development, BQX and the Queens Political Machine

City councilman Jimmy Van Bramer presides over one of New York City’s hottest real estate markets: western Queens. And one of its submarkets, Long Island City, is on track to get 6,200 new residential units by next year and sits at the heart of crucial zoning, infrastructure, transportation and urban planning issues that affect much […]… Read More Jimmy Van Bramer on Long Island City Development, BQX and the Queens Political Machine

Keeping it Private: Homeowners Struggle with Life on NYC’s Private Streets

Twice a week, 71-year-old Douglaston, Queens, resident Peggy Kalesis packs her trash-filled garbage cans into the back of her SUV and drives half a block from her home. She and her dozen Stuart Lane neighbors drop their trash in front of an understanding Depew Avenue resident’s home because Stuart Lane is one of the nearly […]… Read More Keeping it Private: Homeowners Struggle with Life on NYC’s Private Streets

Rock ‘n’ Retail: As the Rockaways Roar Back, the Retail Market Isn’t Far Behind

With the launch of the NYC Ferry service’s Rockaway route in May 2017, New Yorkers were granted a welcome new means of getting out to one of the city’s most far-flung neighborhoods—a convenient, comfortable commute to the Rockaway Peninsula’s beaches and the surrounding stores and restaurants. But beyond providing weekenders with a fresh way to […]… Read More Rock ‘n’ Retail: As the Rockaways Roar Back, the Retail Market Isn’t Far Behind

Just Roel With It: A Conversation With Roel Huinink, CEO of JFK’s Terminal 4

When Roel Huinink left his job in Oslo, Norway to return to the Netherlands last September, he thought he was going home to stay. The Dutch native, who got his start working at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in 1999, had lived abroad for years, first as the leader of the joint venture that controls Sweden’s 15 […]… Read More Just Roel With It: A Conversation With Roel Huinink, CEO of JFK’s Terminal 4