Last week there was an article in the New York Times profiling Columbia Business School professor Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, who is concerned about a potential “doom loop“ for New York City arising from the decline of the office sector. A couple of days later Bloomberg reported a that a recent study by Stanford work from […]
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 In contrast, New York was deemed to be an outdated relic.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 […]
|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 […]|
By Ruth Colp-Haber, Wharton Property Advisors, Inc.
I love Top 10 lists (who doesn’t?). The Counselors of Real Estate – an exclusive group of real estate advisors of which I am a member – did a recent survey of the top 10 concerns facing the industry. The results were fascinating, and are summarized in the attached […]
|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 […]
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, […]
Flexible working bends outdated rules governing the time and place for getting work done. It helps
employees who want to meld their career with competing responsibilities and interests outside the
office. It is deemed useful to women especially, as they generally shoulder the greater proportion of
In practice, however, employees and organizations are finding that flexible working […]
New York City law firms are accelerating their race for modern office space to recruit newly minted Manhattan attorneys who typically spend huge amounts of their waking hours at work.
Nearly a dozen real estate CEOs were among the nearly 50 people charged in a nationwide scheme to cheat on college entrance exams to get children into elite colleges, federal prosecutors said.
The mostly California-based suspects, which include a former Cushman & Wakefield broker and the former CEO of investment management firm Pimco, allegedly bribed coaches and school administrators […]
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
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 […]