The following is a selection of media placements for Great Ink clients and a summary of each.
Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates, ABS Partners
By E.B. Solomont
An article in The Real Deal’s August 2019 issue highlights the real estate industry’s avid golfers, the memories they have on the course, as well as the deals made during the game. Kalmon Dolgin, co-president of Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates and John Leslie, senior managing director at ABS Altman Warwick, share their recollections.
August 8, 2019
By Geoffrey Ax, Head of the Aviation Practice at Populous
Geoffrey Ax, head of the aviation division at Populous, discusses three major factors that can improve the airport passenger experience, making the airport part of your journey instead of a means to an end. He looks to innovations in the stadium and arena design (Populous has designed many major sports and entertainment stadiums around the world) and how it might inform the next wave of airport design and programming.
August 7, 2019
By Matt Baker
Illinois Real Estate Journal profiles the two-year, $500 million renovation of Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower, which is being upgraded with new elevators, lighting, and amenities. The building’s base has also been transformed into “Catalog,” –an homage to Sears Roebuck and Company that formerly anchored the building — an airy five-story, 300,000-SF space that will feature a food hall, entertainment, retail and a rooftop green space. Thornton Tomasetti provided structural services for the addition to the supertall building.
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
August 6, 2019
By Matt Grossman
Ross Silver, a 32-year industry veteran and partner at Fried Frank, is profiled in Commercial Observer. He talks about his involvement in Amazon’s plan to move to Long Island City, although that wouldn’t have been his largest deal this year. Silver negotiated WarnerMedia’s $2.2 billion sale-leaseback of a 1.5-million-square-foot office condo at 30 Hudson Yards; L&L Holding Company and Normandy Real Estate Partners’ $900M acquisition of Terminal Warehouse, and Blackstone’s $475M acquisition of Parker Towers. Industry veterans weigh in on working with Silver through the years.
First Financial Network
August 6, 2019
First Financial Network is featured in Structured Credit Investor’s market roundup. The firm has announced the offering of three pools of Ukrainian non-performing loans totaling US$1.35bn. The largest of the three pools, the $540 million IMEXBANK loan portfolio, includes the real estate-owned Chornomorets Stadium in Odessa.
August 1, 2019
By Mack Burke
Marx Realty received a 10-year $140 million loan from MetLife to refinance its recently repositioned Art Deco office tower, 10 Grand Central. A Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) team led by Steve Kohn and including Adam Doneger, Mark Ehlinger and Noble Carpenter III arranged the debt. The 438,000-SF property is now 91 percent leased by a mix of tech, medical, financial and entertainment tenants.
July 31, 2019
By Peter Katz
View, Inc.’s dynamic glass is featured in a story about Regeneron’s headquarters at Landmark at Eastview in Mount Plesant, NY. The leading science and technology company adopted View Dynamic Glass to save money upfront and save about 15% over the building’s overall energy costs.
July 23, 2019
By Bryan Horwath
Over the past year, the median monthly rent for an apartment in Las Vegas has jumped more than any other major U.S. metro area, according to a new report from Zillow. However, the Nevada State Apartment Association notes that Vegas’ rental housing market remains healthy and affordable for most renters. Others believe in the strength of the Las Vegas rental market, including real estate investment company Waterton, which, earlier this month, acquired two apartment complexes int the Las Vegas Valley with more than 700 combined units.
July 23, 2019
By Tess Riski
The Wall Street Journal talks with View Inc. Chief Executive Rao Mulpuri about the company’s “smart windows,” which automatically adjust to glare and sunlight. View produces and installs these windows, which are tinted and have their own IP addresses. The company counts hundreds of hospitals, office towers, schools, retail, and residential buildings as customers and is working to upend the traditional window industry which has been relatively unchanged since the 1950s.