A snapshot of the practices of Trump the Real Estate Developer Having spent over 40 years selling high-end residential real estate in Manhattan, Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for President and I have had repeated business dealings together. I participated in focus advisory groups for his luxury residential developments and subsequently sold condominiums in his [Read more… ]
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For the past two decades, foreigners have been purchasing homes in expensive new luxury condominiums in New York City driving prices to extraordinary levels, the most recent of which was the purchase of a $100 million dollar Penthouse in the prestigious One57 Condominium. In today’s market, international real estate buyers comprise upwards of 50% of these purchasers. Read more…
The economy of France may not be booming, but it just cashed in on one of it’s best investments. In 1979, the government of France paid $600,000 ($1.9m in 2014 dollars) for an 18 room duplex at 740 Park Avenue on the 12th and 13th floors, a Rosario Candela designed pre-war, 18 room “mansion in the sky”.
The concept of “noise pollution” is a fairly recent one. On Eastern Long Island, known as “the Hamptons”, New York’s premier beach resort where the Atlantic Ocean meets beautiful, pristine white sand beaches, noise pollution used to mean the odd early morning tractor from the nearby farms, or perhaps the occasional late night party.
During the past twenty years, there has been extensive riverfront park development in NYC. The most notable is the very diversified Hudson River Park which winds its way from the George Washington Bridge along the Hudson down to the Battery. Read more…
For the past 10-15 years, the formerly less desirable neighborhoods of urban centers have regularly become populated by city residents willing to urban homestead as these areas have become gentrified. Growing families who resisted the move to the suburbs were attracted by the larger space that their money could buy. They were also attracted by [Read more… ]