Monday, February 17th, 2014

A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.

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Fancy Face-Lift
The New York Times
Jarrod Guy Randolph’s latest listing at 845 United Nations Plaza is featured in this “Exclusive” piece. After a three-year long renovation, unit 32A is now on the market for $25 million.

First Resale in Walker Tower Flipped for Near $3 Million Profit
The New York Times
Reba Miller is mentioned in this exclusive article, as the listing agent of Walker Tower’s first resale deal.

Brooklyn Bridge Park Designed to Draw Locals and Visitors to a Grand View
The Epoch Times
Doug Bowen is featured in this Brooklyn trend piece, discussing the allure of Brooklyn Bridge Park. According to Doug, “It’s become a world-class attraction.”



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Monday, January 13th, 2014

A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.

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A Scarcity of One-Bedrooms
The New York Times
93 Worth and 241 Fifth are featured in this trend piece, with expert insight provided by Doron Zwickel on the prevalence of one-bedroom units in New York City’s latest new development projects. “I believe that most of the product in the works is still geared toward the high end and the mega-rich,” Doron said. “I think it would be wise to create more variety.”

CORE Duo Singing Their Way to Success
Real Estate Weekly
Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon are featured in this profile piece, documenting how the duo stays true to their Broadway roots within real estate.

Have You Heard: CORE Agent Featured on “Selling New York”
Real Estate Weekly
Lisa Graham is mentioned in this television recap piece, following her appearance on the Season 8 episode of “Selling New York.” For more on that episode, take a look at last week’s SNY epilogue here.



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adrianHot celebrity scandals on and off-screen will have to turn up the heat if they intend to approach the sizzling temperature generated by the Manhattan real estate market over the past year. Turning the heads of jaded New Yorkers is nearly impossible to do, even for A-list celebs and this may be a reason why so many of them have been snapping up properties in the Big Apple.  With the properties themselves every bit as glamorous as the buyers they’re attracting, the Gotham celebrity real estate gossip is as tantalizing as the stories on Page Six or TMZ.  Here’s a breakdown of the hottest whispers in celebrity NYC real estate from 2013.

The NoMad (North of Madison) neighborhood must’ve rolled out the red carpet, judging by the influx of celebrities from football players, supermodels, world leader’s offspring, and race car drivers buying into the neighborhood’s developments. Hunky footballer Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen snapped up a $14 million love shack.  Around the same time, Chelsea Clinton moved into The Whitman with husband Mark Mezvinksy, who sold his Flatiron place for $4.75 million. The former First Daughter scored a sweet $1.25 million discount on the full-floor unit that stretches across an entire city block; that million dollar savings should subsidize quite a soiree for all her famous neighbors, which now includes NASCAR heartthrob Jeff Gordon, who sold his 15 Central Park West 3-bedroom home for $30 million. (more…)



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Monday, December 16th, 2013

A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.

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Living Large
CBS2
Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon take Emily Smith and the CBS2 crew on a tour of Michael Feinstein’s Upper East Side townhouse listing. Currently listed at $17.9 million, this elegant townhouse has hosted the likes of several noted celebrity figures, including Liza Minnelli, Stephen Sondheim and Tyne Daly, among others.

The Marketing Mavens of Real Estate
The Native Society
Shaun Osher is featured in this real estate professional Q&A. Discussing the importance of innovation and technology in CORE’s brand philosophy, Shaun says, “I founded CORE on the belief that the real estate industry could be modernized, which is why we value technology so much. We’ve made innovation one of our key marketing tenets from the beginning and, as a result, CORE continues to be a leader in the digital space.”

Owned for 1 Week, Walker Tower 2BR Now Wants $2.9M More
Curbed
As the first resale listing at Walker Tower, this two-bedroom home makes headlines after seeking a $2.9 million dollar profit after closing last week. Listed by Reba Miller, Susan Rubell and Julia Cole, this home is currently on the market for $7,900,000.



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We think our $9.75M 20th floor Penthouse listing at 241 Fifth is absolutely stunning, and our friends at our favorite design e-magazine, Lonny, seem to agree. Known for their eye for all things beautiful, Lonny chose 241 Fifth’s 20th Floor Penthouse as the backdrop for their 2013 Holiday Gift Guide. Across the 20-page spread, Lonny’s editorial team showcased their top ideas for gift-giving this holiday season along with the beautiful fixtures, finishes and furniture from BDDW already staged in the penthouse unit. Check out more photos, courtesy of Lonny, after the jump:

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Monday, December 2nd, 2013

A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.

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House of the Day: Creating a ‘Cocoon’
The Wall Street Journal
Lisa Graham’s Upper East Side listing at 116 East 66th Street is highlighted in this ‘House of the Day’ showcase. Ideally located only two blocks away from the iconic Central Park, this unique 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom co-op offers stunning custom details throughout, including top-of-the-line appliances, espresso-stained, solid white oak flooring, coffered ceilings, Venetian plaster walls in the gracious foyer and staircase hallway, and custom white lacquer doors.

Rooftop Attractions for Apartment Dwellers
Financial Review
Tom Postilio is featured in this trend piece, discussing the value of rooftop amenities among those shopping for apartments in the city. According to him, the rooftop is a major selling point for CORE’s new development project One Museum Mile, with potential clients enamored by the features found throughout and the view of nearby Central Park and the New York City skyline.

House of the Day: Building a Home up High
The Wall Street Journal
422 East 72nd Street is highlighted as one of last week’s ‘House of the Day’ properties. Listed by Alison Abovsky, this Upper East Side combination unit was meticulously designed by renowned architect Peter Wiederspahn. Located in The Oxford Condominium, building amenities include a 24-hour doorman/concierge, health club and indoor pool, private sun deck with playground, a basketball court and residents’ lounge with catering kitchen



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Monday, November 4th, 2013

A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.

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241 Fifth’s Only Private Rooftop Terrace Tries for $9.75M
Curbed
The 20th floor penthouse at 241 Fifth is featured in this ‘On the Market’ piece. As the only apartment in this NoMad condominium with a private rooftop terrace, the three-bedroom home is currently available for $9.75 million. (more…)



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The High Line District – Manhattan’s Newest Luxury Enclave

The area along the 10th Avenue corridor from 16th Street to 30th Street is fast becoming Manhattan’s newest luxury residential neighborhood. Renaming it “The High Line District” instead of the generic “West Chelsea” will best capture the district’s new and exciting eclectic nature and architectural significance.

Already featuring a mix of boutique condos, long-established art galleries, and distinctive architecture designed by such luminaries as Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, Annabelle Selldorf and Shigeru Ban, now new developments of uber luxury residential condos are coming to the area including modern designs by Thomas Juul-Hansen, Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid and other prominent architects. These projects are being developed by HFZ Capital, the Related Companies, Cary Tamarkin and others to create an exclusive new neighborhood deserving of new recognition.

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Friday, October 11th, 2013

JarrodRandolph_300x300As anticipated, the 3rd quarter housing report was reflective of an unprecedented three months in New York real estate. Various statistics for this quarter provide us with a snapshot of different segments of activity within the market, presenting information that supports the general consensus of the city’s impressive growth this year. For instance, the inventory of active listings has dropped to approximately 4,500, down nearly 5% from last quarter and the lowest recorded since 2005. The market as a whole has also reached its highest average price-per-square-foot since 2008. As records continue to be broken, it is important to reflect on these developments to better anticipate the changes ahead.

Shown in this quarter’s CORE Real Time Report, one of the biggest deviations we have witnessed was the almost 30% reduction in contracts signed. At first glance, this may seem like a cause for concern, but after analyzing the factors that influence this market, it is actually a testament to how strong the market continues to be. The following points are four key components that have contributed to the low inventory levels seen throughout the New York City market this quarter: (more…)



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Monday, September 30th, 2013

A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.

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EXCLUSIVE: L.I.C. 5-story Rowhouse Sells For Eye-popping $3M
New York Daily News
Doron Zwickel and Brittany Fox’s exclusive listing at 531 51st Avenue is featured, after setting a record in Long Island City for its blockbuster sale. Originally purchased for $400,000 in October 2011, the exquisitely renovated home was recently purchased for $3 million, a record in the area for single-family homes. “It just sets a whole new stage for the neighborhood,” said Doron.

One of Corcoran’s Biggest Teams Leaves for CORE
The Real Deal
CORE welcomes the Patrick Lilly Team, after a successful career at Corcoran. The team was recently ranked number 110 on the list of the top 250 national teams of real estate agents by The Wall Street Journal.

Clinton Hill Townhouse Asks $2.275 Million, Sells for $3.1M
Curbed
Doug Bowen’s listing at 105 Cambridge Place is featured, after its unprecedented sale in Brooklyn. The Clinton Hill townhouse, initially on the market for $2.275 million, recently closed at $3.1 million, setting a major record for price per square foot in the area for a home of its kind.



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