2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards
Last year, the Connect CRE team followed up our well-received Next Generation Awards and Women in Real Estate Awards with the inaugural Lawyers in Real Estate Awards. For...
2021 Women in Real Estate
Announcing the 2021 Winners for the Connect CRE Women in Real Estate Awards.
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2021 Next Generation Awards
Connect Commercial Real Estate is proud to present the winners of our 2021 Next Generation Awards. In one of the most challenging years on record for the industry,...
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Downtown BK Site Will Become Premier Commercial Space
GFI Realty Services has finalized the $14.8-million sale of 275 Livingston St. (23-25 Hanover Pl.), a development site in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn. The property was sold by Harry Blaustein and purchased by AVEQ 275 Livingston LLC. The GFI team of Yosef Katz and Zachary Fuchs arranged the transaction.
The property is occupied by a vacant, three-story commercial building, and allows for 43,760 square feet of as-of-right development. The buyer plans a redevelopment campaign that will retain part of the existing structure, to recreate the property as a premier commercial facility in Brooklyn’s burgeoning downtown.
“With Brooklyn’s rise already underway for several years, strong development sites are now few and far between, and the buyer was very eager to acquire this redevelopment opportunity,” said Fuchs. “Once completed, the new building should feature both commercial and retail space, and it is poised to help continue the revitalization of Downtown Brooklyn.”
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Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).