Why NYC is leading the way – again

For much of the pandemic, it was all the rage to declare the demise of New York City as many successful business people were decamping to Florida and Texas due to their pro-business policies and lack of state income and estate taxes. In contrast, New York was deemed to be an outdated relic.

But let’s take […]

Why NYC is leading the way – again2021-10-07T08:41:36-04:00

5 Protections Cos. Should Request In Their Next Office Lease

Law360 (July 9, 2020, 6:15 PM EDT) —

Ruth Colp-Haber
Ruth Colp-Haber

There have been many articles regarding the future of the office. Pundits are speculating about its new form and whether the office will even survive the coronavirus pandemic. We suspect the office will survive in an improved […]

5 Protections Cos. Should Request In Their Next Office Lease2020-07-13T12:33:43-04:00

Lying and the Importance of Honesty in Real Estate

Several friends recently called my attention to the fascinating recent article in the New York Times regarding the well–known retail real estate broker Faith Hope Consolo who was found to have numerous misrepresentations concerning her life history (see the link at the end of this piece). While on one level this is a […]
Lying and the Importance of Honesty in Real Estate2020-01-24T10:36:59-05:00

Is There a New Alternative to the Security Deposit?

By Ruth Colp-Haber, Wharton Property Advisors, Inc.   –  July, 2019

As NYC tenants know all too well, the security deposits demanded by landlords can be onerous.  In recent years, security deposits have ranged from two months to over one year’s rent. However, a fascinating new credit instrument has recently been introduced as an alternative to […]

Is There a New Alternative to the Security Deposit?2019-07-23T17:03:57-04:00

WeWork Nabs 55K at 30 Wall Street

WeWork signed a 15-year lease for five full floors in Atlantic 30 Wall’s 30 Wall Street between Nassau and William Streets, according to Wharton Property Advisors’ Ruth Colp-Haber, who repped both sides in the deal. Asking rent was $52 per square foot.

This will be the 40th location for WeWork’s single-tenant division, Headquarters by WeWork, which subleases offices to midsized businesses, […]

WeWork Nabs 55K at 30 Wall Street2019-05-23T17:12:23-04:00

Walmart’s AI-powered store of the future is nothing like Amazon Go

When Amazon launched its first Go store in 2018, the public lined up around the block to see the future of retail: a new experience where you could walk in, grab something off the shelf, and walk out. Sure, there were cameras on the ceiling and AI on computers tracking silently from above, but the promise […]

Walmart’s AI-powered store of the future is nothing like Amazon Go2019-05-05T17:20:20-04:00

The Rising Cost of Office Fit Outs

The cost of office fit outs has been on a tear in recent years, outpacing tenant improvement allowances, according to a recent report by JLL. It reports that the average cost of an office fit out increased by 12% last year, fueled by a combination of strong demand for new space and increased prices for […]

The Rising Cost of Office Fit Outs2019-05-03T19:26:32-04:00

Ikea to trial furniture leasing in business overhaul

Ikea is to start leasing furniture in a radical departure from its traditional business model that the
Swedish group believes could lead to new ways of customers owning products from office chairs to
kitchen cabinets.

The first leasing trial by the world’s largest furniture retailer is set to begin in Switzerland as soon
as this month, and will involve […]

Ikea to trial furniture leasing in business overhaul2019-03-01T13:27:24-05:00

Discovering a Retail Testbed in the City That Never Sleeps

Levi’s, CoverGirl Experiment With New Store Concepts in Times Square

New York’s Times Square might be one of the most recognizable shopping intersections on the planet. So it’s little wonder why retailers often use the iconic locale to debut their latest shopping innovations.

“Times Square is a testbed globally for new products and new technologies and […]

Discovering a Retail Testbed in the City That Never Sleeps2019-01-22T14:02:40-05:00

Allow yourself to embrace ‘Jomo’ — the joy of missing out

Miranda Green JANUARY 6, 2019

Clearly none of us is getting any younger. But it still seemed remarkable that colleagues in the FT office on New Year’s Day were competing not about how late they stayed out the night before, nor about the wildness of the parties, but about who managed to get to bed before […]

Allow yourself to embrace ‘Jomo’ — the joy of missing out2019-01-08T06:37:38-05:00
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