UPDATED 10/21: What's the Value? Our Empire State Building Watch

This will go on much longer than the eight-hour Warhol film: How's the ESB REIT doing on the market? Was there a more lucrative brand new real estate offering on the very same day?

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What’s the Key to the Commercial Real Estate Market?

Big question. Easy answer. But it's not location location location.

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Updated Again on 10/25! Ready to see MSG’s new digs? The Arena Will Host You. For a Price.

  • Posted at 9:20, October 15, 2013 Updated: 2:55, Oct 25
  • By Russ Bleemer

It ain't the Met, but at least Madison Square Garden costs more.

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Why is the Pending One Chase Plaza Sale the Tipping Point in Downtown’s Residential Renaissance?

In a short update on the sale of One Chase Manhattan Plaza today, the New York Times encapsulates Lower Manhattan’s evolution to “Home Sweet Home” from Corporate America’s heartland.

To be sure, the Times notes, there is plenty of new business space available and coming with WTC development.

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Ratner Goes to China, and Gets New Brooklyn Partners. What Will He Give Them?

Late last week, China took a big stake in the Atlantic Yards-Barclays Center development project.

The deal between the government-owned Greenland Holdings Group, based in Shanghai, and state-owned developer Bruce Ratner’s Brooklyn-based Forest City Ratner Companies LLC, and its subsidiary, Forest City Enterprises Inc., raises plenty of questions about what everybody is getting out the deal.

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How Much Real Estate Are You Paying Your Lawyer For?

It’s not surprising that lawyers and their firms spend most of their overhead, after salaries, on their offices, fancy or otherwise. But after years of slashing staffs, the profession is still well behind other businesses on efficiently using space, according to a recent report by Cushman & Wakefield.

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Why Did Cushman & Wakefield Invest in a Studio?

National real estate investment/management services giant Cushman & Wakefield has invested mightily in an unusual property—a studio—in its New York City hometown. But it’s not the kind of studio that normally would be associated with any real estate organization, large or small.

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How Fast Is RFR Moving on Third Avenue?

Pretty fast. Real Estate Weekly says today that RFR Realty LLC is on a roll near Grand Central.

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Quidnunc Unveils Beta Site

  • Posted at 2:45, October 10, 2013
  • By Aaron Franklin

Quidnuncre, the newest entrant into the vibrant nyc real estate news market unveiled a beta site at 2:30 this afternoon. Q staff will begin posting on the site to get an appreciation of the complexities and capabilities of the new site later this afternoon.

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NY Commercial Real Estate? We Own It

  • Posted at 8:00, October 10, 2013 Updated: 5:41, Oct 10
  • By Russ Bleemer

What's left? Quidnunc destroys the universe by allowing new insight into real estate drama.

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