Advertise, Promote, Attend, Create – Work with Connect.
A full service marketing and PR agency.
Meet the team behind the machine and taste a little of the secret sauce.

New York & Tri-State CRE News In Your Inbox.

Sign up for Connect emails to stay informed with CRE stories that are 150 words or less.

Sub Markets

Property Sectors


New York & Tri-State  + Midtown New York  + Office  | 
1040 Ave. of the Americas exterior Manhattan office building

Skyline Amasses 82K SF of Leases at 1040 Sixth Ave.

Skyline Developers, the New York and New Jersey-based development firm owned by the Wilf family, has completed a series of leases totaling more than 82,000 square feet at the centrally located 1040 Ave. of the Americas. 

Throughout the pandemic, despite tenant uncertainty, Skyline completed 13 transactions totaling 82,427 square feet. Notably, Skyline took the initiative to build three full 12,000-square-foot floors on speculation with both upscale, pre-built office suites and custom built-to-suit spaces. 

“We worked closely with our existing and potential tenants to understand their space needs, concerns and develop unique solutions that support the flexibility necessary for these companies to be successful,” said Orin Wilf, founder and president of Skyline Developers.   

Added William Cohen, vice chairman of Newmark, which handles leasing at the property, “All of these leases were initiated and completed during the peak of the pandemic, which created challenges that no one could have anticipated.” 


Inside The Story

Skyline DevelopersNewmark's Cohen

About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and 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).

Step 1: Select Education
  • ◦Lease