Thursday, November 29, 2007
It's late. The television drones softly in the background. I lift my face up from the laptop, pick up the remote, and mindlessly surf right into The Stoler Report on CUNY TV causing me to pause and listen in. Suddenly, my channel surfing is not quite as mindless anymore. The show is an engaging round table conversation on property development in NYC. It's host is Michael Stoler of The Sun, NYU and a Senior Principal at Apollo Real Estate Partners. The broadcasts are available online too (RealPlayer required) at The Stoler Report Web site and has been on our recommended sites list since we launched. A couple of recent shows focused on Tribeca and Lower Manhattan development, and will be of particular interest to my readers. They cover residential and hotel developement, retail space, and office leasing in the downtown market.
The first is Developments in Lower Manhattan (30 min.) The guests include Benjamin McGrath of Edward J. Minskoff Equities, Inc., which is completing their mixed use residential/retail development at 101 Warren Street in Tribeca. I visited there Tuesday evening to preview the new Barnes and Nobel. 200,000 square feet of large scale retail space has been built and leased there; with Bed, Bath & Beyond now open too, and an even larger Whole Foods on the way, as the one million square foot building approaches completion. It has fundamentally transformed Greenwich Street on the borderline between Tribeca and Lower Manhattan. Also on the show are Steven Witkoff of The Witkoff Organization, which did Cipriani Residences at 55 Wall Street; and Joseph Harbert from Cushman & Wakefield commenting on commercial leasing. Next, What’s Happening in Hudson Square & Tribeca (30 min.) focuses on the commercial and retail components of these neighborhoods with Elliott Ingerman, Tribeca Associates; William Rudin, Rudin Management; and Carl Weisbrod, Trinity Real Estate. Interesting talk, and a peak inside the heads of some of the players shaping the landscape of New York City.
The Stoler Report
Developments in Lower Manhattan (30 min.)
What’s Happening in Hudson Square & Tribeca (30 min.)