In honor of the new internet tradition (yes, an oxymoron), I thought I’d replay my interview with Lockhart Steele, creator and founder of Curbed, from more than four years ago. I interviewed Lockhart over lunch when Curbed was just in its infancy, and it was an entertaining meal, to say the least. Curbed has come a long way, now with a global reach of over 2 million global readers, (and so have we).
I hope you enjoy this the second time around.
One of the greatest living American architects, Robert A.M. Stern is also the only contemporary architect to have designed two buildings along Central Park: 15 Central Park West, the two-tower limestone complex regarded as the most successful condominium of all time, and 1280 Fifth Avenue, home to the Museum for African Art and, above, the residences of One Museum Mile. CORE founder and CEO Shaun Osher sat down with Stern, who is also the dean of Yale University’s School of Architecture and an accomplished architectural historian, to talk about the unique design of One Museum Mile, the history of Central Park, and the similarities and differences between Stern’s pair of buildings along New York’s most iconic park. For more on Stern’s work, visit his firm’s website, and for more on One Museum Mile, click here.
It’s impossible to sum up Colin Cowie with just one title, but “master of ceremonies” is a start. For over 25 years the South Africa native has been known on these shores as the party planner to the stars, and that love of hospitality and design has turned Cowie into much more than an event planner. He is now a lifestyle guru, interior designer, product developer, television personality and best-selling author. Cowie recently sat down with CORE Managing Director Emily Beare (who sold Colin his first home in New York City!) to discuss holiday entertaining tips, his favorite neighborhood stores for picking up party supplies, his ideal Manhattan kitchen, and more. It’s all in the latest CORE Talks video, seen above.
Celebrity party planner, interior designer and lifestyle guru Colin Cowie sat down this week with CORE Managing Director Emily Beare for an upcoming CORE Talks webisode. The two chatted about Colin’s entertaining “must-haves,” trends to watch and, of course, his tips for throwing a great holiday bash — even in a tight New York City living space. Look for the interview on the CORE Blog next week, and to learn more about Colin’s expanding empire of entertaining, check out his website.
The push for transparency in the real estate industry has been a big reason why the listings and real estate data website StreetEasy has become such a force so quickly, racking up over 15 million pageviews per month on its way to becoming New York City’s most-searched real estate website. That same drive for transparency has always been an important part of CORE’s view of the evolving real estate marketplace (and it’s also what made CORE an early industry supporter and friend of StreetEasy), so it was only natural for the two companies to get together and collaborate on a cool new toy. It’s called CORE Control, and it’s the first listing and client management platform built in collaboration with StreetEasy.
As StreetEasy CEO Michael Smith told The Real Deal today in its story about the launch of CORE Control, “It is clear to everyone that the role of the broker is changing; it’s about service now.” CORE Control will help bring that service to new levels. Here’s how.
I’m pleased to share my next CORE Talks Interviews subject, top New York City developer and builder, Jeffery E. Levine of Levine Builders. Watch as I sit with Levine in his new Brooklyn project, The Edge, to discuss the rapid sales of this successful development. In the episode, we also converse about Levine’s beginnings in construction and real estate, pivotal points of his career path, the focus on green and environmental sustainability in real estate and Levine’s prediction on the next big New York City neighborhood.
I’m pleased to share my next CORE Talks Interview with award-winning architect, Joseph Dirand. Join me as I sit with Dirand in the masterpiece he created at 812 5th Avenue. Rooted in a rich, diverse and sophisticated French design culture, Dirand discusses how he develops an innovative expression for each of his projects inspired by location and context, as well as his own unique cultural roots. In this episode, you’ll also see us converse about Dirand’s beginnings in architecture, his collaborations with Balmain and Lanvin and his obsession with black and white.
With New York Fashion Week upon us, I’m pleased to share my latest CORE Talks webisode featuring iconic fashion designer, Nicole Miller. Please join me for a rarely-seen look at Miller’s New York City showroom and production facility as we discuss upcoming Fashion Week, New York City real estate and share trade secrets about our respective industries. There is a natural synergy among fashion, design and architecture that represents our culture. Nicole Miller is an inspiring entrepreneur and a creative icon; she is innovative and always at the cutting edge of how we live.
Michele Kleier of Gumley Haft Kleier has been a staple of the New York City brokerage community for almost three decades. She is well-known and respected amongst her peers in the industry. I have the pleasure of working with her on HGTV’s show Selling New York, and recently sat down with her to discuss a few different topics related to her real estate world.