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Great Ink prides itself on its close relationship with the leading national business and real estate publications. The following is a selection of media placements for Great Ink clients and a brief summary of each.
“Developers pitch plans (and hopes for tax breaks) in Mount Vernon” — by Bill Heltzel
Date: June 9, 2017
Client: Simone Development Companies
Summary: Four developers have proposed major housing developments bringing market-rate and upper-income housing for millennials, artists and seniors to the Southern Westchester city of Mount Vernon, making us think that it’s the next big hot spot for residential growth. The projects are transit-oriented, near Metro-North statins, two MTA subway lines and six highways. Simone Development is building Qwest Development, a 140-unit project at 7 & 11 MacQuestern Parkway.
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“LI firm tapped for $66M school project” — by David Winzelberg
Date: June 8, 2017
Client: EW Howell Construction Group
Summary: EW Howell Construction Group has been selected by the New York City School Construction Authority to build an 82,000 SF addition and renovation for P.S. 303, the Academy for Excellence Through the Arts in Forest Hills, NY. The school will double in its capacity and offer a cafeteria, gymnasium, science rooms, reading library, and other amenities. The project is designed by Rawlings Architecture, with an expected completion date of January 2021.
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“Who Are the Most Likely Tenants to Backfill Empty Retail Big Boxes?” — by Diana Bell
Date: June 7, 2017
Client: Avison Young
Summary: This NREI article focuses on the current retail industry in the United States, and looks at the tenants poised to take over the extra big-box and mall anchor space that has been on the market. Jedd Nero, executive managing director of retail services at Avison Young notes that there is a blank slate in retail, which is undergoing an entrepreneurial moment like never before.
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“Law Firm Relocates to Rudin’s 80 Pine Street” — by John Jordan
Date: June 7, 2017
Client: Avison Young
Summary: Elefterakis, Elefterakis & Panek has relocated its operations to a 12,000 s/f subleased space at 80 Pine Street in a deal arranged by Avison Young. The personal injury litigation law firm now occupies the entire 38th floor of the building, owned by Rudin Management. Henry Fuentes of Avison Young represented the law firm, while a team from JRT Realty Group represented AIG, the sub-landlord. Avison Young notes that the law firm wanted a larger office space to accommodate its rapid growth. The well-located, professionally managed property was already built for their needs, and it was a perfect fit.
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“Thor Taps Avison Young to Oversee Its NYC Office Portfolio” — by Liam LaGuerre
Date: June 7, 2017
Client: Avison Young
Summary: Avison Young has been tapped by Thor Equities to oversee the leasing of Thor’s existing New York City office portfolio. Avison Young principals Arthur Mirante and John Ryan will lead a team of five brokers in the leasing efforts for an estimated more than 1.3 million SF of active and under-development office properties across 18 buildings.
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“10 Hudson Yards” — by Barbara Bennett
Date: Spring 2016
Client: Thornton Tomasetti
Summary: Thornton Tomasetti provided structural and façade consulting services for 10 Hudson Yards, one of 16 new developments on Manhattan’s West Side, and the only one not supported by the two giant platforms over the East and West rail yards. The project stands 895-feet tall and features an 82-foot tall cable wall lobby façade and trapezoidal 207-foot cable wall. Zack Wiegand, an associate at Thornton Tomasetti, talked with Bennett about how the project was carried out.
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“Barclays Buys Revamped Office Complex in North Jersey” — by Keiko Morris
Date: June 4, 2017
Client: Rubenstein Partners
Summary: A venture of Rubenstein Partners L.P. and Vision Real Estate Partners closed on the $69 million sale of The Crossings at Jefferson Park office campus in Whippany, NJ to Barclays, the baking giant who is also a tenant at the property. The JV purchased the property in 2012 for $25 million, and set about a $10 million renovation of the property, and the creation of an 11,000 s/f amenity center.
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