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[22 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Co-op City job a manager’s biggest challenge

By Konrad Putzier
Co-op City, the world’s largest co-operative housing development, is looking for a new property manager.
The board of directors of the Riverbay Co-operation, which runs the Bronx Mitchell-Lama complex, has sent out requests for proposals (RFPs).
Firms can bid to manage either the entire complex, or just the residential or commercial portions.
While the current property manager, Marion Scott Real Estate, is expected to bid for the job, the RFP is an indication that a majority of Riverbay’s board of directors is willing to switch managers.
The RFP is bound to cause …

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[21 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

Cushman & Wakefield and Spire Ventures are partnering with Pi Labs, Europe’s first property-focused technology accelerator company.
Pi Labs was created to assist start-ups focused on property and technology innovation. The program will accelerate the growth of these companies by providing them with access to investment, mentoring and business space.
Cushman & Wakefield’s tech team, led by Juliette Morgan, will relocate to the Pi Labs Second Home at the heart of London’s tech corridor working alongside entrepreneurs, innovators and creative companies while sharing their specialist knowledge, contacts and networking opportunities.
Digby Flower, UK …

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[19 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

REMCO, the architectural surface restoration and maintenance company, held its company picnic at the Platzl Brauhaus, a corporate picnic and conference center in Pomona, NY. More than 100 employees and their family members attended the festive gathering, which included food, football, ping pong, bocci and miniature golf.

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[15 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
The incredible shrinking workspace

It used to be that each office worker needed 175-200 s/f, but trends in office design are shrinking that.

Richard J. Hayes of ABM Onsite Services says there are several ways, from hot desking to hoteling, that employers can change their space configurations.

But not everyone might be happy about it …

Legal, Property Managers »

[9 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

By Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman, Adam Leitman Bailey, PC
A new sprinkler system law coming into effect December 3 could leave landlords guessing about their obligations.
Effective December 3, 2014, all residential leases in New York State require a notice to the tenant about the presence or absence of sprinkler systems in the “leased premises.”
The new law, while defining a sprinkler system, does not define a “lease” or “premises”.
The law is effective throughout New York and makes no exceptions for premises that are governmentally regulated or run.
However, while stating what …

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[9 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
No sex please; Racy case highlights owner rights

In the age of smartphones and social media, there are already enough distractions for office workers to avoid. Add the sounds emitted from a boisterous swingers club to the mix and productivity is as good as dead.

At 27 Cliff Street in the Financial District, the Amsterdam Society is “shaking things up,” by hosting loud sex parties while neighboring commercial tenants attempt to conduct business.

“If you’re the landlord, you have to go back to what your lease says,ˮ according to Adam Bailey, of Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.

Green Building, Property Managers »

[24 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Vision Real Estate Partners (VREP) has brought bike sharing to the suburbs at its Crossings at Jefferson Park, located in the Whippany section of Hanover Township.
The company this month introduced an onsite B-cycle station, from which employees of tenants at the 525,000 s/f office campus can rent bicycles by the hour.
VREP, in partnership with Rubenstein Partners, acquired The Crossings in 2013 and recently completed a multi-million-dollar renovation and rebranding at the 115 South Jefferson Road property.
As an integral part of the project, VREP created 1.2 miles of pedestrian and bicycle …

Green Building, Property Managers »

[24 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Diamond Properties recently celebrated its designation as Westchester Green Business-Certified as part of the Westchester Green Business Challenge (WGBC) at Grand Prix New York in Mount Kisco.
CEO Jim Diamond was presented with two proclamations. The first, from County Executive Rob Astorino’s office was presented by William Mooney III, director of Economic Development, Westchester County; Peter Harkham, Majority Leader of the Board of Legislators, District 2; and George Oros, Chief of Staff for the County Executive’s Office.
David Buchwald, State Assemblyman, District 93 presented another proclamation from the state assembly.
Mount Kisco Mayor …

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[24 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Rose Associates, the New York-based full-service real estate firm, hosted a presentation by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) at The Churchill, a 586-unit cond-op located in Murray Hill.
At the event, NYSERDA led a discussion focused on Combined Heat and Power systems (CHPs), which, during normal operation, generate a portion of the building’s electricity and hot water, reducing energy costs. CHPs also supply power to critical systems should the city’s electric grid go down.
As a property manager and owner, Rose has long been active in the …

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[24 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Greenbuild, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, takes place in New Orleans, LA, next month.
The annual event sponsored by the US Green Building Council draws together building community leaders to share ideals and mutual passion at Greenbuild, sparking a contagious buzz throughout the week.
Experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work come together for three days of inspiring speakers, networking opportunities, industry showcases, LEED workshops and tours of the host city’s green buildings.
Masterclass events include The Future of Sustainable Cities, a power …

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