Embracing Development on Renwick Street

20 October, 2014 posted by: CORE


The Wall Street Journal featured a profile on the long-hidden block of Renwick Street, a single block situated between Spring and Canal Street’s in Hudson Square. Home to four new developments under construction, Renwick Street’s storied history as a location for a number of horse stables has recently undergone a business and residential face lift, as the neighborhood experiences a new wave or development and growth. “I would venture to say that Renwick Street is probably the most changed block in New York City,” says CORE CEO Shaun Osher. At the forefront of the neighborhood’s latest residential development, CORE is managing the sales and marketing efforts at 15 Renwick, a 31-unit residence slated for completion in 2015.


#COREbarks Takes on the Flatiron District

17 October, 2014 posted by: CORE


Today’s Photo of the Week captures man’s best friend in front of one of Manhattan’s most iconic architectural locations, The Flatiron Building. Adie Kriegstein captured this shot of Makey, her Labrador Retriever, during a stroll through the Flatiron District. From digging up ancient dinosaur remains to taking a stroll with her dog, Adie is a well-known lover of all animals. Makey can be found volunteering as a service dog throughout NYC and on his Instagram, @BigCityLab.

Be sure to check out our latest #COREbarks additions every Friday and other unique snapshots by visiting us @CORE_RealEstate. Read the rest of this entry »


Exploring NYC’s Five Boroughs

16 October, 2014 posted by: CORE


Attracting over 54 million visitors so far in 2014, New York City is at the forefront of the nation’s tourism scene. In an effort to encourage both residents and out-of-towners to explore the boroughs outside of Manhattan, NYC & Company, the marketing and tourism division of New York City, has launched a three-month campaign highlighting the best neighborhoods of Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Called “See Your City,” the idea is to encourage residents to “go somewhere new for a change,” says Fred Dixon, the chief executive of NYC & Company. The vibrant campaign will make use of several visual mediums such as stylized posters and videos to communicate its message, which began yesterday.


36 Hours of Koons

15 October, 2014 posted by: CORE

Jeff KoonsCreditCourtesy of Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

Marking the end of a celebrated era at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the museum’s acclaimed Jeff Koons‘ exhibit is preparing to end it’s four-month-long run this weekend. Entitled The Retrospective, the popular showcase has attracted tens of thousands of visitors, which features almost 150 of his most prolific works. To celebrate the conclusion of this series, the Whitney will be hosting “36 Hours of Koons” from October 18th to the 19th, a culmination of the final 36 hours of the exhibition, prior to the opening of its new building downtown. “This will not only give more people an opportunity to see the Koons retrospective, it’s also a chance for some to say goodbye to the Breuer building as it was,” says Adam D. Weinberg, director of the Whitney.

To purchase tickets, please visit the Whitney’s ticketing page here.


Notes from the Field: Navigating Manhattan’s Real Estate Market

14 October, 2014 posted by: Keren Ringler


Photo courtesy of Bloomberg Businessweek

With New York ranked as the world’s most coveted location for real estate investment, I have personally witnessed a seemingly historic influx of international buyers vying to get in on the city’s frenzy of real estate activity. Considering the complexities and local nuances associated with buying in Manhattan, overseas buyers are sometimes caught off guard by the process of buying in the city. After several years of working in this market, there are five primary areas of consideration foreign buyers should take into account when looking to purchase a home or investment property:

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Real Estate.Vision 2014

09 October, 2014 posted by: Patrick Lilly

In 1996, I attended my first real estate conference during the early stages of my career. After steadily growing my business and learning a great deal of information at these events, I spoke at and helped facilitate several national conferences. While developing a secure network of successful agents nationwide through the help of these meetings, I was inspired to create the Real Estate.Vision conference, with its inaugural event held in New York City just last year. Last weekend, on October 1st, Real Estate.Vision hosted its second annual conference in Burlington,VT, a three-day event attracting almost 200 top-tier real estate professionals from across the country, discussing everything from social media implications in real estate to best practices for industry professionals. As we embark on the early planning stages for next year’s conference, please enjoy a recap of this year’s conference, showcasing some of the highlights from last weekend.


Ten: Armen Meschian on His Musical Alter Ego and Lebanese Fare

08 October, 2014 posted by: Shaun Osher

Welcome to Ten, CORE founder and CEO Shaun Osher’s rapid-fire interview series with prominent CORE figures. Read on to find out how this week’s subject deals with being on the hot seat.

Born and raised in Yerevan, Armenia, Armen Meschian’s journey to the Big Apple was unconventional to say the least. In search of his true passions, his unique career path ultimately led him to a fulfilling career in real estate, where he has developed into one of Queens’ most successful and insightful brokers. Here are Armen’s answers to Ten questions:

1. What did you do before you found this career? Armen Meschian TEN
Before I pursued a career in real estate sales, I was a full-time musician for about three years and an engineer/owner of a recording and multimedia studio. My music career came on the heels of working in the banking industry for over a decade, which supported my musical ambitions. These were the ambitions which originally led me to move to New York.

2. What has been the highlight of your career?
While attending my continuing education classes, realizing that I had been involved in transactions with over 60% of the people I was surrounded by was definitely a memorable moment in my career.

3. What is your greatest daily challenge?
Time management. It’s an imperative skill to have, as I strive to make my clients feel like they are a priority. It’s important for me to properly allocate my time, especially in this fast-paced business.

4. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I’m certainly looking forward to being at my son’s high school graduation, for starters. I also envision myself continuing to thrive as a New York real estate professional.

5. Where do you find inspiration?
In my two children – Matteos, who just turned seven, and my daughter Sarine who is about to turn five. Read the rest of this entry »


Two-Bedroom at One57 Lists for $10.75 Million

06 October, 2014 posted by: CORE


Located in New York City’s tallest residential tower, Emily Beare’s listing at One57 was profiled last week in the New York Observer. On the market for $10.75 million, unit 44B was originally purchased for $7.02 million in April, serving as as an example of Manhattan buyers purchasing in luxury condominiums and profiting in their resale soon after. Designed by famed Danish architect, Thomas Juul-Hansen, the two-bedroom home is accented by 10-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, expansive views to the south and west and solid rift sawn oak ebony floors throughout.


#COREbarks: Missing the Dog Days of Moses’ Summer

03 October, 2014 posted by: CORE

Oliver Moses

Moses, above, has us longing for the dog days of summer. The golden retriever belongs to Oliver Brown and regularly appears in his photos everywhere from NYC to Cushing, Maine and Millbrook, NY. Ever the faithful companion to Oliver, Moses is also very well known around the CORE offices.

Don’t miss our weekly series of CORE’s most loved furry friends in #COREbarks each week on Instagram.

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