Real Estate News from November 2014

  • 3 Major Factors of Foreign Investments in U.S. By Brad Bergan | November 21, 2014

    International investors play a large role in NYC’s real estate market. Here are the three primary reasons that international investment in NYC is continuing.

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  • Pier 55 Rendering Artistic Island Park on the Hudson By Gerard Masilang | November 20, 2014

    Chelsea Piers will be getting a new park that’s pretty much an island of its own. Pier 55 will replace the deteriorating Pier 54, and its rendering looks dope.

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  • 2010s to see Unprecedented Role in Shaping NYC’s Architectural Character By Brad Bergan | November 19, 2014

    The city’ architectural vernacular is vast, and the LPC is understandably keen to protect old brownstones, but about those glassy new constructions?

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  • B2's Resolution By Brad Bergan | November 19, 2014

    Forest City Ratner is buying out Skanska’s stake in Atlantic Yards to resume construction on their own terms. This comes nearly nearly two months after Skanska terminated its agreement with the developer Forest City Ratner (FCR), arguing that serious design flaws in their joint project, the B2 Modular, prevented completion, pending more funding for correction.

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  • Bitcoins Would You Buy Property with Bitcoins? By Gianna Villavicencio | November 18, 2014

    Bitcoins are the most popular cryptocurrency, and paired with appreciating values, has led the creation of real estate buying platforms based on it.

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  • Big U to Shave Storm Costs and Propitiate Nature By Brad Bergan | November 17, 2014

    BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) wants to build the BIG U to protect Manhattan from future floods. What is it exactly? It’s exactly what it sounds like.

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  • La Guardia More Luxury in La Guardia By Gianna Villavicencio | November 14, 2014

    Out of the three airports in the area (NWK, JFK, and LGA), La Guardia might be the least enjoyed — but that might all change very shortly with new renovations.

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  • Smaller Projects Playing Bigger Role in NYC Real Estate By Gerard Masilang | November 14, 2014

    Even with all the new constructions and megaprojects found all over the city, NYC’s developers are starting to pick up on more subdued mid- and low-rises.

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  • Rising Interest Rates' Impact on REITs By Gerard Masilang | November 13, 2014

    The threat of rising interest rates have spurred some investors to pull their money out of real estate funds, but is that necessarily a good move?

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  • Hudson Yards: We'll Get 'Em Next Year, Coach By Brad Bergan | November 12, 2014

    Hudson Yards is courting some high profile tenants for its retail and commercial spaces. But where Coach backed out, Mitsui Fudosan might step in.

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