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Photo of the Week: #COREtravels Goes to Ibiza

29 August, 2014 posted by: CORE

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Today’s Photo of the Week takes us to one of the most unique destinations on Earth. During her trip to Ibiza, Emily Beare captured this shot of Es Vedra, a small rocky island on the area’s south western seaboard. Es Vedra is said to be the world’s third most magnetic, naturally occuring location. The island is also noted for it’s consistent connections to ancient mythology, such as the conquests of Homer and the falling of Atlantis.

For more #COREtravels and other shots from around the world, be sure to check us out on Instagram @CORE_RealEstate.



 

Spotlight On 93 Worth: Making Headlines and Evoking Glamour

28 August, 2014 posted by: CORE

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As one of Downtown Manhattan’s preeminent new development properties, 93 Worth has continued to maintain its position as one of the most coveted luxury buildings in the city. This week, the Tribeca condominium made headlines after it was named 2014’s best-selling building in New York City, according to Curbed NY. With data pulled by Property Shark, 93 Worth sold more units so far this year than any other development in Manhattan. With a median price of $1,578,288, 73 units have been sold to date since sales launched in 2012.

This news comes on the heels of 93 Worth setting the stage for the Fall 2014 issue of DuJour Magazine. With actress Katie Holmes gracing the cover, the featured fashion editorial piece was shot inside of 93 Worth’s Penthouse 3. With its classically appointed yet modern aesthetic, Katie was photographed inside of the penthouse, with a stunning downtown skyline serving as the backdrop. Check out this season’s cover and more photos taken during the shoot after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »



 

Ten: Rhythm of Real Estate, Potato Chips and French Realism According to Reggie Grayson

27 August, 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 Alabama, Reggie Grayson’s small-town beginnings have quickly translated to a bustling career in real estate right here in Manhattan. Having lived in the City for almost three decades, his nostalgic love for Manhattan remains one of the driving forces behind his pursuit of a career in the industry. Here are Reggie’s answers to Ten questions:

1. What did you do before you found this career?  Reggie_Grayson_TEN
I led many lives before beginning my career in real estate, but mostly, I worked in economic development and non-profit management. I was also the co-founder and president of a special events company.

2. What has changed about the industry since you first got into the business?
I’ve lived in New York for 26 years, and the biggest change is that neighborhoods that at one time had been considered marginal, are now very much in demand. Case in point, my partner and I bought a 1-bedroom on West 148th Street in 2010. When selling the apartment in June, we had a bidding war and went into contract within six days for 21% more than what we had paid for the apartment barely three years ago. When the financial industry collapsed five years ago, few people would have guessed that a 1-bedroom on 148th Street would sell for over $700,000 in 2013. I wish we had bought five more in 2010, because we could have sold them all!

3. What is your greatest daily challenge?
Keeping each transaction on track and moving forward. Real estate deals have a rhythm and a pace. I know exactly where each deal should be, but it takes a lot of tact and diplomacy to get all the parties involved – my client, managing agents, co-brokers, lenders, attorneys – to keep the momentum going. It’s exhausting, but that’s what a good agent does.

4. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I will have chosen to retire early and will be living in Barcelona.

5. Where do you find inspiration?
This may sound corny, but I still get inspired by the Manhattan skyline. One of my favorite things to do is run around the Central Park reservoir at dusk, and when I get to the northern end, I look south and see the towers on Central Park South, juxtaposed against the trees and the water. It’s magical. It’s one of those “wow-this-kid-from-Alabama-made-it-in-New York” moments. Read the rest of this entry »



 

Pop Artists Give Gramercy’s 21st Precinct a Facelift

26 August, 2014 posted by: CORE

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Last week, Gramercy’s former 21st Precinct opened it’s doors to art enthusiasts and neighborhood residents for a unique exhibit of pop art co-hosted by our client Suzuki Capital. Showcasing the work of 55 pop artists, the interior of the four-story building, located at 327 East 22nd Street, was adorned with murals and art installations throughout. Curated by Robert Aloia of Outlaw Arts, the show featured work by RAE, N. Carlos Jay, Pixote, Pesu, Salvador Elmundu, Al Diaz, URNew York, ASVP and others.

The site is slated to undergo a residential conversion to a 10-unit condominium, with CORE’s Tom Postilio, Mickey Conlon and Natalie Rakowski leading sales efforts for the project.

Take a look at more photos from the exhibit after the jump, courtesy of Gothamist. Read the rest of this entry »



 

Curbed NY: Park Slope Duplex With 18-Foot Ceilngs Asks Under $1 Million

25 August, 2014 posted by: CORE

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Last week, Doug Eichman and Ben JacobsPark Slope listing, located at 267 8th Street, was featured as Curbed New York’s Six Digit Club featured property. On the market for $995,000, this duplex condominium features a loft-like entertaining space, with soaring 18-foot ceilings, an oversized living/dining room with open kitchen and private south-facing terrace. The two-bedroom home is located in Eight by Eight, a recently developed condominium in the neighborhood.



 

Photo of the Week: #COREtravels Goes to Jamaica

22 August, 2014 posted by: CORE

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Today’s Photo of the Week comes to us courtesy of CORE’s Public Relations Associate Monique Peterson. During a yearly family trip to Jamaica, Monique captured this shot, showcasing the hilly landscape of Montego Bay. As one of the most popular tourist destinations throughout the entire Caribbean, Jamaica is the third largest island in the Greater Antilles and has a population of over 2.7 million residents.



 

Katie Holmes Channels ‘Rear Window’ in 93 Worth’s PH in DuJour Magazine

21 August, 2014 posted by: CORE

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In the September issue of DuJour magazine, 93 Worth’s PH3 plays backdrop to the cover shoot with Katie Holmes. Shot by Cedric Buchet and styled by Anne Christensen, the piece was inspired by the Alfred Hitchcock film Rear Window thanks to the buildings’ floor-to-ceiling windows — as if she was always watching someone, and someone was always watching her. The clothes were a mix of masculine and feminine, featuring pieces by Altuzarra, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabanna and Giorgio Armani.

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5 Pointers for First-Time Manhattan Buyers

19 August, 2014 posted by: Dana Karson

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Buying in Manhattan can be completely overwhelming, whether it is your first time or not. It is important to get organized and educated so that the process is as smooth as possible.

1. Put together a “checklist” of exactly what you need and understanding what you can and cannot live without

  • There are several factors that need to be considered when purchasing a home. This list usually gets revised as you start looking at properties. Like all things in life, there are usually some compromises to be made. Examples are specific neighborhoods you want to live in, budget, how many bedrooms and bathrooms, amenities, pets, etc. We always suggest spending some time in the neighborhoods that interest you. This can give you a feel for what day to day life would be like living there, and also help eliminate neighborhoods. Read the rest of this entry »


 

Commercial Observer: Suzuki Seeks Demo Permit at Old Gramercy Police Station

18 August, 2014 posted by: CORE

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Last week, the Commercial Observer profiled one of Gramercy’s latest new development sites, 327 East 22nd Street. Slated to house a 10-unit condominium, Suzuki Capital recently purchased the building for $11.5 million, with plans to rebuild the existing space now that permits have been filed. With CORE’s Tom Postilio, Mickey Conlon and Natalie Rakowski set to head the sales efforts for the project, 327 East 22nd Street was once home to the neighborhood’s 21st Precinct police station.



 

Photo of the Week: #COREtravels to Spain

15 August, 2014 posted by: CORE

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Today’s Photo of the Week captures a quaint back alley in a town over 3,600 miles from The Big Apple. Courtesy of Brittany Fox, the shot was taken during her trip to Cordoba, Spain, boasting a population of approximately 328,488 residents. During her trip, she also visited sites such as the Plaza de Espana, The Alhambra and Puente Nuevo.

Don’t miss the last few weeks of our #COREtravels tour around the world on Instagram at @CORE_RealEstate.



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