Madison International Realty President Ronald Dickerman has operated his New York-based company for nearly two decades. During that time, it has accumulated large investment stakes at the Seagram Building, 520 Madison Avenue and London’s Devonshire House, among other trophies. In November, the firm gained a 45 percent stake in the so-called Chrysler East Read More
In 2005, Jonathan Miller made a prediction on CNBC that, due to what he saw as a growing endemic within the mortgage industry, a downturn was on the way. Three years later, after the economy nose-dived, the cable news network reran the clip–this time in a segment looking back on the experts who got it Read More
The Commercial Observer : Congratulations on the five-year anniversary of Heritage Realty Services.
Mr. Constantin: For Heritage Realty Services, it’s been five years and, before that, I was 20 years with Helmsley-Spear. It’s been exciting. I’ve never worked so hard in my entire life, I’ll be quite honest with you. There are Read More
The Commercial Observer: How did 2009 shape up for Malkin Holdings?
Anthony Malkin: We leased over 1.1 million square feet, of which just over 400,000 square feet was renewal, but the balance was all new leases. We did over 200,000 square feet in our suburban office portfolio in Stamford and Read More
Location: If Brooklyn is on everyone’s mind now, what’s the next spot that developers are thinking about? What’s the new area to develop?
Hackett: The Bronx—clearly the Bronx. There are people thinking about the Bronx with the development of the new Yankee Stadium, and I see the Bronx as someplace we will look a Read More
Location: Tell me how Curbed works on any given weekday.
Arak: Well, in the morning, we try to be a little more newsy—solid news stories from newspapers. Right after 9 is when the Curbed posting day starts.
We don’t really have a schedule for when things go up, but, over the course of Read More
Location: You recently turned 60. What’s that like?
Schrager: I never went through anything on any birthday, but this one I realize that I’m nearing the endgame! So it’s been a little bit more of an issue for me than the other birthdays.
Looking back, what do you feel most proud of?
My most important Read More
Location: Certain neighborhood factions have been clamoring for a New York City representative on the State Liquor Authority for years. What impact does your residency have on your job?
Healey: What you get with me is, I know the lay of the land down here. I’ve worked all over—Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau. I’ve worked in the Read More
Location: You have a number of publicly funded—or at least very public—projects: the Freedom Tower, Moynihan Station and Sheldon Solow’s East Side development on the Consolidated Edison site. Why do you keep getting chosen to do these projects?
Childs: Well, I love them, frankly. And I also believe that architects should be involved Read More
Location: The Feb. 23 video of rats overrunning a health-inspector-approved KFC/Taco Bell in Greenwich Village triggered a city Health Department crackdown, resulting in three times as many daily restaurant closures as usual.
Hunt: It’s actually four times as many.
O.K., four times. Isn’t it about time the city put some teeth into the inspection process? Read More