Tag Archive for New York City

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

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Mensch  Noun, informal. A decent, upright, mature and responsible person. Schlemiel  Noun, slang. An awkward, clumsy, or unlucky person whose endeavors tend to fail; a loser. Mensch of the Week: Larry Silverstein, Silverstein Properties Larry Silverstein, the Brooklyn-born real estate developer and…

Affordability in New York City

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Development pipelines and market demand aren’t always in agreement with one another. For one reason or another, a developer may choose to push for a project that isn’t the most useful option for a market or submarket’s growth. I talked…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for March 29-April 4: Investors Remember Why They Like REITs: Following a lackluster showing in 2013, thanks to interest-rate worries and the rebound of other equities, publicly traded REITs bounce back in Q1, 2014, reports GlobeSt.com. Chinese…

John Mackey Takes Over the World

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Throughout history, various people have tried to take over the world: Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Napoleon, Brain from Pinky and the Brain… the list goes on. Nowadays, world domination is less a matter of military campaigns (recent events in…

Commercial Real Estate Week in Review

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Week in Review for February 22-28: Plan to Redevelop Brooklyn Sugar Factory Hits Snag: De Blasio: The developer of an ambitious multifamily project on the site of Brooklyn’s former Domino Sugar Factory faces an unforeseen obstacle in the form of New…

The Mensch & Schlemiel of the Week

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Mensch:  Noun, informal. A decent, upright, mature and responsible person.  Schlemiel:  Noun, slang. An awkward, clumsy, or unlucky person whose endeavors tend to fail; a loser. – Mensch of the Week: Eliot Spitzer? Yes. Eliot Spitzer, New York State’s former attorney general…