The Power Broker
On a sun-kissed Thursday afternoon, Gerard Kiley arrived at Grubb & Ellis’ new Manhattan headquarters. It was the broker’s first visit to the Avenue of the Americas office, but it certainly wouldn’t be his last.
Indeed, for a broker who focuses squarely on Westchester and Fairfield counties, the 25-year commercial real estate pro’s thrice-weekly, 45-minute Read More
Grubb & Ellis has tapped Steven Roberts as a new senior managing director for the firm’s Debt & Equity Finance group.
An industry veteran who helped launch CitiGroup’s CMBS lending program and led the company’s conduit business as its head of origination, Mr. Roberts will now be responsible for overseeing commercial mortgage origination, Read More
Since January, Grubb & Ellis veteran Joseph Swingle has been at the helm of the firm’s New York metropolitan region as executive managing director. In a whirlwind eight months, the 56-year-old has managed to dutifully weather the downturn, and, last week, second-quarter reports seemed to validate his work.
The Commercial Read More
The LaSalle Academy has leased its current building—55,000 square feet at 44 East 2nd Street—to the first New York school to be operated by the World Class Learning Group, which runs the British Schools of America. The new elementary school, set to open in September of this year, will be called the World Class Learning Read More
The Commercial Observer: How did Grubb & Ellis brace for the recession when it first came on the horizon?
Mr. Arena: What I’m most proud of is that during this whole period, from last September to today, we have not lost one person here in New York. We didn’t lay a person off. We shared Read More
Facebook, the time-devouring, procrastination-rewarding, world-dominating social networking site, has traded its New York digs on Fifth Avenue (in midtown) for larger space at 340 Madison Avenue (also in midtown).
“As we expanded our team in New York, we simply outgrew our old space,” said Meredith Chin, a Facebook spokeswoman.
The new office is 11,119 square Read More