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A look at a $19.5 million unit at Extell Development’s UWS condo: PHOTOS

SL Green Realty’s Holliday honored at National Jewish Health fundraiser

Ray Kelly, Massey Knakal among honorees at ABO dinner

Silverstein shares updates, lessons from WTC development

Execs are cautiously optimistic about NYC real estate investment in 2012

Witkoff talks Toy Center acquisition at real estate panel

Empire State Building retrofitting “not about the greening”

Manhattan House debuts model units

Tighe first woman to win Schack award

Protesters chant outside Israel Bonds gala

David Levinson talks about how blowing up his garage led to a career in real estate

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  • Lisa Lippman and Scott Moore, both senior vice presidents at Brown Harris Stevens, welcomed a small group of brokers for breakfast this morning at 535 West End Avenue, the Extell Development condominium on the corner of 86th Street (click here or see above for slide show). Billed as a “palace in the sky,” the full-floor apartment on the 16th floor has been available since 2008, when Corcoran Sunshine Marketing listed it for $25 million, according to real estate
  • SL Green Realty CEO Marc Holliday was this year’s real estate honoree at National Jewish Health’s 43rd annual New York fundraising event, held Saturday night at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Midtown. The event consistently draws a strong real estate presence, as it was founded by developer Larry Silverstein, and this year proved no exception. Many big names in the industry were among the 1,271 attendees, mostly real estate-related professionals, that helped raise more than [more]
  • The Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York held its 101st annual dinner dance to honor achievements and contributions from notable members of New York City’s real estate community last night. About 200 members filled the ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Battery Park City to take part in the celebration. This year’s honorees were: Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly as Public Servant of the Year; George McDonald, founder of the DOE Fund, as Jerome [mo
  • When Larry Silverstein was asked to lend some of his time to be the featured guest at a B’nai B’rith real estate luncheon event held yesterday he was happy to oblige, and even agreed to pay for lunch, he told an audience of about 70 at the event in 7 World Trade Center. The developer said the organization has done extraordinary work in its more than 100 years of existence. The animated, charasmatic and joyful [more]
  • Scott Rechler, Jeffrey Levine, Hal Fetner and Kenneth Horn, the heads of RXR Realty, Douglaston Development, Durst Fetner Residential and Alchemy Properties, respectively, were just some of the top-flight real estate executives that attended Michael Stoler “Stoler State of the Market” conference yesterday, at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (see photos above). Stoler’s asked direct, probing questions covering the availability of debt and equity, financing, expectations for 2012 and residential [more]
  • The third annual GreenPearl New York event titled “Beyond Distress” was attended by over 450 real estate professionals. Witkoff Group Chairman Steve Witkoff delivered the keynote address, focusing on his acquisition of the International Toy Center at 1107 Broadway from Lehman Holdings. Mark Gorton, founder of Tower Research Capital, and the originator of Limewire — an early file-sharing program that resembled Napster — discussed the impact closing parts of Times Square to automobiles has had [more]
  • Anthony Malkin, president of Malkin Holdings, said that he learned in the recent process of retrofitting his company’s Empire State Building that it’s not about the greening. “I think we learned that in the end it’s not about the greening but about money and about returns,” Malkin said at last night’s YJP Real Estate Investment Summit 2011 (see photos above). “If you put a green waterfall in your lobby it’s not going to change the [more]
  • Manhattan House debuts model units

    June 28, 2011 02:24PM
    Manhattan House unveiled its new model units at a party co-hosted by the New York Observer’s Hamptons magazine last night (see photos above). The event, at the Upper East Side condominium’s garden, showcased a preview of the model residences designed by James (Ford) Huniford and Celerie Kemble. The evening featured art, fragrances, and culinary fare. Huniford designed a three-bedroom, 3.5-bath, 3,196-square-foot floor-through residence at the building, at 200 East 66th Street, and Kemble designed a [more]
  • For the first time in 41 years, a woman has been the recipient of the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate’s Urban Leadership Award. Mary Ann Tighe, head of CB Richard Ellis’ New York sales region and chair of the Real Estate Board of New York, was given the award at last night’s dinner at the Waldorf Astoria with around 700 real execs in attendance (see photos above). Developer Larry Silverstein literally brought Tighe to [more]
  • Protesters were in force Monday night as the State of Israel Bonds, a prominent charity for real estate folks, celebrated its 60th anniversary honoring Denis Hughes, president of the New York State AFL-CIO. Kent Swig, president of Swig Equities and chairman emeritus of Israel State Bonds, was on hand to help the auction of bonds as guests had pledges ranging from $10,000 to $250,000. The evening began as protesters outside Gotham Hall, at 1356 Broadway, [more]
  David Levinson talks about how blowing up his garage led to a career in real estate
  • David Levinson, chairman and CEO of L&L Holding Company, talked about blowing up his garage as a child, which led to his eventual discovery of building restoration, at the Jeffrey Modell Foundation’s 25th anniversary event last night (see photos above). He was named Man of the Year at the “Spring Ahead” event held at American Museum of Natural History. When Fred Modell, who established the foundation with his wife Vicki, introduced him, he joked about [more]

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