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[30 Jan 2015 | One Comment | ]

THE Dermot Company has partnered with The Mark Morris Dance Group to offer residents of 66 Rockwell dance and fitness classes.
The ground-up rental is located within downtown Brooklyn’s BAM Cultural District and the developer wants tenants to take full advantage.
“The BAM Cultural District is home to some of the country’s best performing arts organizations, including the Mark Morris Dance Group,” said Jane Cohen, property manager at The Dermot Company.
“We are very excited to offer this service to our residents and deepen our ties with 66 Rockwell’s dynamic neighbors.”
The parentship with …

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[30 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Newlyweds in love with the business of real estate

By Dan Orlando
Navigating Manhattan’s upper-tier residential marketplace can be an overwhelming task without the right team.
Naturally, savvy buyers seek out the best professionals to help them find their next home.
“The one point that we sell to people, as opposed other brokers, and even teams, is that you’re really getting two for the price of one,” Corcoran’s Mark Landisman told Real Estate Weekly. Landisman and his new wife, Julie Newdow, are one of the brokerage’s Top 25 teams.
“We live and breathe this, and we’re together 24/7. What better attention can you …

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[30 Jan 2015 | One Comment | ]
Gowanus gearing up to get a whole lot more popular

By Dan Orlando
Brooklyn has spent this millennium redefining itself.
No longer a supporting act to the main event that is Manhattan, the borough now boasts areas that yield rents on par with some of the hottest neighborhoods to the west.
But not all areas of Brooklyn took to the progress and rebirth at the same clip. In fact, Gowanus has just begun to separate itself from a less than picturesque past.
Currently a stagnant reminder of the industrial boom that helped establish New York as an economic epicenter some 200 years ago, the Gowanus …

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[30 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Warburg Realty announced that top-producing broker Camille Duvall-Hero has been named director of sales for the firm’s soon-to-launch Flatiron office.
A top broker at Warburg Realty for over 12 years, Camille will bring her talents and experience to this new leadership role as she heads the firm’s new 50-agent office.
Named one of the 100 Greatest Female Athletes of the Century by Sports Illustrated, Duvall-Hero is a five-time World Champion and Hall of Fame water-skier.
Within a year of her entry into the real estate industry, she was honored by the Real Estate …

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[28 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

StreetEasy has unveiled new interactive 3-D floor plans for select listings.
The 3-D  plans are available for  select for-sale listings on desktop and mobile Web. 
The system was built on Floored’s core platform technology and customized for StreetEasy to provide a 360-degree perspective of a home’s  layout, and giving viewers the ability to shift the floor plan angle using their device’s mouse or touchscreen.
“Floor plans are a critical part of the New York City home shopping experience; more so than in the rest of the country. That’s why over half of StreetEasy …

Brokers Weekly, Green Building »

[28 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Home buyers are willing to up to $15,000 more for houses with their own solar power systems.
A major survey by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that buyers were willing to pay an average of about $4 per watt of PV installed – which equates to a premium of about $15,000 for a typical 3.75 kW PV system.
As of 2014 more than half a million U.S. homes had PV systems. The study — called “Selling into the Sun: Price Premium Analysis of a Multi-State Dataset of …

Brokers Weekly, Construction & Design, Featured »

[27 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Silverstein tops out downtown’s tallest apartment building

Larry Silverstein, chairman of Silverstein Properties, celebrated the topping out of 30 Park Place, Four Seasons Private Residences New York Downtown at 926 ft. and 82 stories.

The tower is now the tallest residential building on New York’s Downtown skyline, offering 157 luxury apartments starting on the 40th floor overlooking the Hudson and East Rivers, New York Harbor, Empire State Building and all of Midtown.

The residences are perched above the 189-room Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown slated to open in 2016

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[23 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
List of America’s best and worst celebrity neighbors

By Dan Orlando
In one of the most crowded cities on the planet, loving thy neighbor may not always be the easiest task. But for some locals, it’s more than doable.
As 2014 wound down, Zillow polled America to see which celebrities would likely be the best neighbors.
Despite the hustle and bustle of city life, several New Yorkers made the list and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon was crowned as the ”Most Desirable Neighbor,” for the second year in a row.
“Each December, Zillow looks at celebrities that have made headlines throughout the …

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[23 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Douglas Elliman Real Estate announced that Glorianne Mattesi has joined the firm’s Westchester brokerage.
An award-winning multimillion-dollar real estate professional, Mattesi has consistently been ranked as one of Westchester’s top brokers over the course of her 20-plus year career in real estate.
She was ranked the number one agent by volume and number of transactions in New Rochelle for 2014 by Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service.
Mattesi possesses extensive knowledge of co-operatives, condominiums, single and multi-family homes, vacant land, new construction, and luxury homes.
She is a certified and preferred agent for two dominant …

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[23 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Top brokers, developers reveal secrets of success

REBNY held its first Secrets of Top Brokers and Industry Leaders seminar of the year Tuesday night, titled “Busting Out All Over – New York City Developers Speak.”
The seminar featured guest speakers Yoav Miller of Artimus Developers, Scott Walsh of Forest City Ratner Companies, Daria Salusbury of Related Companies, Kathleen Gargan-Scott of Rockrose Development Corporation, and was moderated by Jonathan Miller of Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants.
REBNY members filled the Mendik Education Center to hear the panel discuss a variety of topics, ranging from the state of housing …

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