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[22 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
Superhero style gives new venture a sporting chance

By Dan Orlando
Darrin Harrold wears the mantle of successful real estate entrepreneur the same way Bruce Wayne wears his Batman cape.
A strong believer in the motto, “Do what makes you happy and you’ll never work a day in your life,” the owner of Tri Properties appears determined to involve himself in every activity that does, in fact, bring him joy.
By day, Harrold teaches elementary physical education at the Canadian International School based in Singapore and works as the referee-in-chief of the Singapore Ice Hockey Association.
A husband and father of three …

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[22 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
Far East Brooklyn nabe on the verge of residential boom

By Holly Dutton
The Brooklyn neighborhood of East New York has been on the tip of everyone’s tongue lately, with the area posed to be the next new frontier.
East New York is an area that is so far East in the borough, it isn’t always included on real estate listings and real estate brokerages’ websites.
Bordered by Brownsville to the West, Ozone Park to the East, Bushwick and Ridgewood to the north and Jamaica Bay to the South, the area is being talked about as one of next gentrified neighborhoods, like Crown …

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[22 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

By Dan Orlando
July proved to be another strong link in the chain for the Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens rental markets according to Douglas Elliman.
And there is an obvious catalyst for the markets strong price points and rising demand.
“There’s a supply issue,” said Luciane Serifovic, Elliman’s Director of Rentals. “That’s pushing rents higher than before.”
But the shrinking surplus of land in the boroughs is hardly a new development.
Serifovic believes that another factor is contributing to the healthy rental market as well, pointing to “improving economic conditions” as a main contributor.
Serifovic suggests …

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[22 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
Voda Bauer brokers get to WeWork

Voda Bauer Real Estate has been named WeWork’s official residential real estate partner, providing residential real estate services to all of its members across all WeWork locations.
Through the partnership, Voda Bauer will offer free consultations to the WeWork community members through weekly open office hours.
Additionally, WeWork will provide access to its locations for the Voda Bauer lecture series, which will be on value added topics for its members.
Voda Bauer has headquarters at WeWork’s Fulton Center on 222 Broadway. Founded in 2010, WeWork transforms buildings into collaborative workspaces and provides infrastructure, …

Brokers Weekly, Opinion »

[22 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
High rent vacancy not a  ‘get out of jail free’ card

By Adam Bailey & Dov Treiman
Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.
Throughout the residential housing industry, there is dangerous ignorance of the amendments promulgated this year, amending the Rent Stabilization Code.
All owners should be reading as much as possible about these amendments. Business is simply not the same as it was.
One of the massive changes is in the notice that an owner must give to a new tenant immediately after deregulating the premises for rent that has gone above the $2,500 threshold. Prior to 2014, the landlord had to furnish the new tenant …

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[22 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

● Samson Management
Sales set to launch at UWS conversion
Samson Management and Halstead Property Development Marketing (HPDM) announced the pre-sales launch of 498 West End Avenue, a luxury condominium conversion.
Continuing her long standing relationship with Samson Management, Louise Phillips Forbes will be the exclusive broker for the development.
In the heart of Manhattan’s Upper West Side between 83rd and 84th Streets, 498 West End Avenue will feature three- to five-bedroom residences designed by architecture and interior design firm CetraRuddy.
Earlier this summer, The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a re-configured entrance, new cornices and …

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[22 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
TOWN brokers watching you watching them

By Dan Orlando
TOWN Residential is set to partner with Today’s Business, a social media optimization firm based in New Jersey.
“We never want a client or a customer to think that we’re not engaged. Because we are,” said Danielle Garofalo, the director of digital marketing at Town. “We wanted to communicate in a form that our clients are comfortable communicating in.”
Garofalo told Brokers Weekly that the need to have a real-time digital presence has become a necessity in residential real estate. 24/7 access is now something clients expect, especially at the …

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[20 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

Douglas Elliman’s SrokaWorldwide Team chose a Thursday evening cocktail party at Red Stixs Restaurant in Water Mill, to introduce their new development “The Residences at Baha Mar” in the Bahamas. Top Hamptons brokers and their Guests viewed the unique model, and learned more.                                                                                                   …

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[15 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
Brokerages fined for turning away folks on Government assistance

Three New York brokerages were forced to pay penalties in a settlement over alleged discrimination, the office of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced.

Absolute Properties, Brownstone Real Estate and Destination Real Estate were accused of systematically turning down clients who receive public assistance – for example through the federal voucher program Section 8.

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[15 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
Architect Gene Kaufman is moving hippest place on earth to Bushwick

In response to continuing demand from the creative and artistic communities in Brooklyn for studio, gallery and work space, a new ground-up, six-story, 50,000 s/f mixed-use artist studio development, designed by Gene Kaufman Architect, P.C., is set to rise at 100 Bogart Street in the East Williamsburg/Bushwick neighborhood.
The project is being developed by IBK Construction Group, LLC, which specializes in state-of-the-art concrete construction.
“This project marks a historic moment for Brooklyn and for the arts,” said Gene Kaufman, founder of GKA. “Brooklyn’s evolution from a last-resort ‘outer borough’ with low rent …

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