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Flattening the City: How COVID-19 is Reshaping Commercial Real Estate


In the five-plus months that have passed since the U.S. declared a country-wide state of emergency due to COVID-19, we have all had to adapt in some way or another, to change our shape to match our new vessel. These changes were made rapidly, even under duress, and they were shaped and enabled by technology… Read more »

Optimizing Building Performance During a Crisis Requires Finding the Right Baseline


33 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn. Buildings are big, complicated structures. They have hundreds of pieces of equipment that work together in a symphony of heating and cooling, exhausts and intakes, switches and controllers, all firing up and shutting down in an intertwined daily rhythm. Normally, a building can count on the predictable consistency of its occupants… Read more »

How KDA Has Helped Tenants Weather the Pandemic – and Why Commercial Real Estate May Rebound Faster Than Most People Think


By Neil A. Dolgin Nearly nine months into the pandemic, the long-term impact on commercial real estate is still anybody’s guess as virtually every industry continues to feel the economic fallout. Over the past month in New York City alone where life finally appears to be returning to some normalcy, multiple hotels, including the Times… Read more »

It’s a Broker’s Market


We will talk more about the commercial and industrial marketplace in additional posts over the next weeks. Right now we think this is a terrific marketplace for brokers. So we’d like to welcome the newest member of the KDA broker team, Max Duclos. As Max and our brokers canvas neighborhoods, we’re seeing an influx of… Read more »

City Planning Commission Greenlights Industry City Rezoning


Despite the opposition of the local city councilmember, the City Planning Commission today approved the controversial rezoning of Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, which is expected to generate several hundred thousand square feet of new commercial space. Commissioner David Burney was the only member of the planning board to vote against the proposal, which… Read more »

City Council Pushing Law To Reduce Red Tape For New Building Openings


New York City is considering introducing a new law that would change the way owners of new developments and revamped buildings access their certificate of occupancy. The bill is sponsored by Council Member Robert Cornegy, and it would pave the way for owners to access an interim certificate of occupancy for parts of properties where… Read more »

The ‘Dangerous’ Ruling To Cut Down Skyscraper Could Reset Playing Field For NYC Developers


Credit: SJP Properties/Mitsui Fudosan America  – 200 Amsterdam A stunning decision from the New York State Supreme Court that could force developers to tear down already-built floors from their Manhattan skyscraper could have massive implications for other buildings in the city under construction — and possibly some that are already built. BISNOW

Not In My Back Highway: Inside the Fight to Rebuild the BQE in Brooklyn Heights


As the Brookyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) approaches 80 years old, the city has to decide what to do with the triple cantilever. DOT recently determined that, within five years, the cantilever will become structurally unsound and unable to carry the current amount of traffic. The agency is mulling whether it should be repaired in stages, rebuilt… Read more »

The 50 biggest NYC office sales of 2019


2019 turned into a pretty good year for New York City’s investment sales sector. Rising rents stoked investors appetite not only in Manhattan, but in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. And tech giants Amazon, Google and Facebook continue to expand their presence in the city, signaling to investors that the industry is thriving in the… Read more »

Resident and Tenant Retention Strategies for 2020


For managers of commercial and residential buildings, retaining tenants and residents is a perennial item on the to-do list. Whether it’s adding new high-tech features or fine-tuning procedures, the time is right to take a hard look at retention strategies for 2020. Owners and property managers must continuously ask themselves a crucial question: What’s the… Read more »

Real estate seeks changes to city’s green buildings bill


In four years, tens of thousands of buildings in New York City will need to meet strict carbon emission caps. But landlords are hopeful that key changes will be made before then. Local Law 97, enacted in May 2019, is part of a push for a 40 percent reduction in citywide emissions by 2030 and… Read more »

Meet Our Brokers – Fred Rufrano and James Dario Jr.


Fred Rufrano and James Dario Jr. have logged 55 years working at Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates.  They bring wide-ranging experience to our clients. We recently interviewed them. KDA: When did you join Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates? James: I started in 1995 …. 25 years; it went by pretty fast. It feels like it passed by in a… Read more »

Dolgin Family Featured on ‘Building New York – New York Life Stories’


Our own Neil A. Dolgin and Kalmon Dolgin, co-presidents, were recently interviewed by host Michael Stoler on Building New York – New York Life Stories, a TV show that profiles the lives of individuals who have had an impact on the business and community affairs of the Tri-State region. Over the course of a 30-minute… Read more »

Kalmon Dolgin Interviewed on The Stoler Report


  Kalmon Dolgin, co-president, recently taped a panel discussion on the Outlook on Industrial Market in 2020 with host Michael Stoler for The Stoler Report (CUNY-TV). Watch here. Guests: Kalmon Dolgin Co-President, Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates Andrea Himmel Director, Strategic Acquisitions , Himmel + Meringoff Properties Dan Marks Partner, TerraCRG John Ritter Executive Vice President, Sholom & Zuckerbrot Since 1968,… Read more »

Lenders and Brokers Confident About Fundamentals, Immediate Future of CRE


From the Commercial Observer’s fourth annual Fall Financing Commercial Real Estate Forum: As the capital markets landscape continues to become increasingly intricate and sophisticated with every passing year, lenders and investors have likewise become more nimble and astute, showcasing a heightened sense of discipline when it comes to their respective tolerance for risk. This has… Read more »

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