Commercial Real Estate

The Brian Lehrer Show

Manhattan Boro President on Saving the "Storefronters"

Monday, March 30, 2015

Gale Brewer, the Manhattan borough president, talks about her proposal to protect Manhattan's small retail storefront businesses.

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New Zoning Rules Could Change Face of Grand Central Area

Friday, May 30, 2014


Under a proposed new zoning procedure, buildings along a stretch of Vanderbilt across from Grand Central Terminal could be taller than the Chrysler Building.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Your Commercial Real Estate Market

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Daniel Geiger, a senior reporter covering commercial real estate at Crain's New York Business, talks about commercial rent and how the market is going for small businesses in New York City. 

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New Tech City

Office Space a Challenge for Silicon Alley Startups

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

When a Silicon Alley startup gets a new round of funding, the company might double or triple in size and quickly need to find a roomier office to house all its new employees.



Construction Boom in NYC, Again

Monday, June 24, 2013

Expect to see more construction cranes in the New York City skyline.



Tight Midtown Real Estate Market is Boon for Downtown

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

There's so little office space available from Canal Street to 32nd Street — an area known as Midtown South — that more companies are setting up shop in Lower Manhattan, according to data released Wednesday by commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield.



'Silicon Alley' Is Manhattan's Commercial Real Estate Hotspot

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A new report shows Midtown South — home to Silicon Alley's start-up scene — is the hottest commercial real estate market in the city.

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Media, Not Wall Street, Drives Lease Activity

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Information and media companies leased more square feet of office space in Manhattan last quarter than financial service firms, according to new figures.



New York Commercial Real Estate Shows Signs of Improving

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Despite falling rents and rising vacancy rates, the commercial real estate market could be improving.

According to the New York-based real estate firm REIS, even as the vacancy rate hit a 17-year high of 17.5 percent, the quarterly rate increase was slower compared to last year. And for the first time since 2008, the average rent on 4 billion square feet of office spaces was effectively unchanged from the previous quarter: rents fell one cent to $22.05 per square foot.

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Will Tower at 15 Penn Hurt Development Chances at World Trade Center?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The City Council's vote this week on a new skyscraper in Midtown could have impacts further downtown, where two office towers at the redeveloped World Trade Center will only reach their planned height if there's sufficient commercial demand.