Posted by Leonard Steinberg on November 22nd, 2011 The news is out: Wall Street is shrinking with more than 200,000 jobs lost in the global financial-services industry this year, eclipsing 174,000 in 2009, according to a report by Max Abelson of Bloomberg. (That’s a lot of potential real estate buyers and renters). Wall Street rebounded from… [Read More]
HERMES SALES RISE 18.2%: SUPER-LUXE IS STRONGEST
Posted on November 7, 2011 So you thought the world’s luxury market was in trouble? Think again. French luxury group Hermes raised its full-year sales forecast on Friday after third-quarter growth beat its initial target, pulled by buoyant demand for the 174-year-old brand in Europe, the Americas and Asia. The maker of 10,000-euro leather bags… [Read More]
$ 10,000+ PER SQUARE FOOT HITS NEW YORK MARKET AT 15 CENTRAL PARK WEST
The elusive $ 10,000/square foot price has been reached in Manhattan with the sale of the Zeckendorf’s penthouse at 15 Central Park West. The $ 40million sale of their penthouse marks a turning point in the history of New York real estate pricing. “We have by-passed The Gilded Age, and entered THE PLATINUM AGE,” says… [Read More]
THE MOST EXPENSIVE DOOR IN THE WORLD?
Yes, this door, a simple door located in THE CALEDONIA fronting onto The High Line Park, could very well be the most expensive door in the world….. Reliable sources have told us that negotiations between the building and the Parks department have broken down after the building was asked to pay an annual fee of… [Read More]
WHAT'S REPORTED HAS ALREADY HAPPENED
In this morning’s Wall Street Journal, an interesting article talks about the timeliness of real estate data. We have been talking about this for years…. “We have repeatedly cautioned anyone to use real estate quarterly reports to get the best gauge of what is really happening in the markets right now,” says leonard Steinberg of… [Read More]
IS THIS THE BOTTOM?
Something very newsworthy is happening in the luxury Manhattan real estate market…….for the first time in many years we have experienced (while renting out an apartment in Tribeca) prospective, qualified renters withdrawing their applications after realizing that buying would cost almost the same as renting, and opting to buy. We have not heard this in… [Read More]
In this morning’s Wall Street Journal, the next stage in the saga of the building HUDSON BLUE at 423 West Street is reported: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704017904575409722058648014.html This building, located a few doors down from the 3 Richard Meier Towers, home to celebrities Calvin Klein and Hugh Jackman, somewhat emulating their glass and white steel facade, has been… [Read More]
JOB CREATION IN NEW YORK CITY BEATS REST OF US.
CRAIN’s reports: After more than a year in which Greenhouse IT couldn’t land a single sales meeting, the company has finally gotten its foot in the door at city businesses over the past three months to pitch its workstation, server and network-management services. “The good news is, companies are ready to talk,” says Simon… [Read More]
THE MANHATTAN GARAGE
In this weekend’s New York Times, a story about the highly desirable private garage is a good read….of course, boldly mentioned is 200 Eleventh Avenue, the only condominium tower in the USA featuring private garages attached to each apartment, vertically, known as an En Suite Sky Garage. Developed by Urban Muse and Young Woo &… [Read More]
BIGGEST NEW YORK BIDDING WAR OF 2010
The MANHATTAN BIDDING WAR has returned: Carlos Slim, reportedly the wealthiest man in the world, just won a bidding war on the Duke Semans Mansion at 1009 Fifth Avenue in New York City. His winning bid of $44 million outbid a Russian bidder whose bid was around $37 million. This is the largest multiple bid sale of 2010, and an… [Read More]