Monday, February 17th, 2014

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


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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Reba Miller 2Since Walker Tower’s recent buzz after closing on the property’s staggering $50 million dollar penthouse, CORE made headlines this week following another notable deal at the noted Chelsea building. This past Friday, Reba Miller, Julia Cole and Susan Rubell’s listing at 212 West 18th Street was featured in The New York Times, after being on the market for less than one month. After purchasing and closing on the home for $5,027,609, the home’s seller re-listed the apartment approximately two weeks later for $7.9 million. Eventually selling for $7.775 million, the home’s almost $3 million profit is a true testament to the surge of residential activity and exuberance being experienced throughout the Manhattan real estate market.

For more details on this deal, take a look at the full article 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.


Living Large
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
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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Monday, April 1st, 2013


Downtown Nudges Out Uptown as Priciest Destination for Luxury Buyers

The Real Deal

For the first time in a decade, the asking prices for luxury Downtown apartments have outpaced those in Midtown and Uptown. Walker Tower is highlighted as one of Chelsea’s most desirable developments.

Wallabout Refloats Next to the Navy Yard

The Wall Street Journal

The Wallabout neighborhood in Brooklyn is featured in last week’s Wall Street Journal. Doug Bowen gives insight into the revival of this area, spurred by bolstered activity in the nearby Navy yard, thriving businesses, and the development of a new mixed-use complex.

Go for Brooke

New York Post

Sofia Vergara visited Jeff Smith’s 301 East 52nd Street penthouse listing.

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Monday, December 17th, 2012

The tributes keep pouring in for Ralph Walker, the late trailblazing architect who is back in the news thanks to Walker Tower, the 50-unit luxury condominium developed by JDS Development Group and Property Markets Group. Walker Tower is being fashioned from one of Walker’s signature pre-war Art Deco skyscrapers in Chelsea, built at 212 West 18th Street in the late 1920s. Already the subject of an architectural exhibition held at Walker Tower last spring and a career-spanning biography published in September by Rizzoli, Ralph Walker is now receiving the documentary treatment. The short film above provides a great summary of Walker’s greatest works and his impact on the New York skyline, while also providing a guided glimpse inside Walker Tower.

The film is a great companion to last week’s Wall Street Journal feature story by Josh Barbanel, headlined “In Manhattan, Downtown Looks Up,” in which Walker Tower is held up as a shining example of what wealthy buyers are looking for in today’s real estate market: Spacious and meticulously finished Manhattan homes that blend traditional Uptown sensibility with a trendy Downtown location. Ralph Walker’s pioneering Art Deco style is an important part of that appeal.

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Monday, November 19th, 2012

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

One Museum Mile“Read the Book, Buy the Condo” & “More Small Dogs and Big Homes Prices”
The New York Times

One Museum Mile is featured for hosting a book launch as a way of promoting its new-to-market properties. The building is also noted in an article on the transformation of Upper Manhattan.

“It’s Officially Penthouse Time at Chelsea’s Walker Tower”

After being introduced by The New York Times for having asking prices up to $10,000 per foot, three of Walker Tower’s penthouses came on the market last week. This news also landed one of the penthouses in The Real Deal’s “priciest units to hit the market” spot as well as a pick up by Zimbio.

“In San Francisco, Life without “Starchitects”
The New York Times

Walker Tower, whose namesake Ralph Walker, was a somewhat forgotten “starchitect,” is featured in a piece on the lack of statement architecture in San Francisco and its surrounding areas.

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Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

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

“Top Residential Agents of the Week” michael graves
The Real Deal

Michael Graves is featured as one of the “Top Residential Agents of the Week” for his deal at 166 Duane Street.

“On the Market”

The history and conversion of Walker Tower was profiled as a “Haute Property.” Ralph Walker’s vision for the building, initially designed as a telephone building, was preserved and honored through the meticulous restoration and the exhibit honoring the architect’s complete body of work. The care for the original details paired with the luxury finishes and amenities make this an unmatchable residence a New York City “masterpiece.”

“House of the Day”
AOL Real Estate

Noted for its stunning views and modern, sleek styling, the combination unit at One Museum Mile was highlighted. The building’s impressive amenities list as well as its positioning near to Museum Mile’s icons make this residence a spectacular opportunity for a buyer to create their dream home.

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Monday, September 24th, 2012

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

“Slim supply gives condo prices new pop”
Record rents, low interest rates and wealthy buyers looking to invest their fortunes are all helping to pump up the condominium sales market, Crain’s reports. One of the projects benefiting from the lack of new inventory is CORE’s Walker Tower development (above). “Walker Tower is shattering record prices for downtown,” CORE CEO Shaun Osher tells Crain’s. For more on Osher’s take on the current real estate market, read his comments on the new housing shortage.

“Trophies On Display: In Gaga Global New York, the Loudest Listings Bag the Billionaires”
New York Observer
In the Observer’s look at the current culture within Manhattan’s luxury real estate world (”If you’ve got it, flaunt it. That’s the new rule of thumb in luxury real estate, anyway.”), CORE Managing Director Emily Beare commented on the important roles advertising and publicity play in marketing expensive properties.

“What’s new”
New York Post
The Post’s big fall real estate preview featured CORE’s upcoming 93 Worth Street project on its cover. The former garment factory in TriBeCa, built in 1924, will launch sales later this fall with prices from $1,250 to $2,000 a square foot. Click here for more on the project.

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Thursday, September 13th, 2012
Left: Walker's Barclay-Vesey Building is featured on the book's cover; Right: An archival photo of Walker Tower

Left: Walker's Barclay-Vesey Building is featured on the book's cover; Right: An archival photo of Walker Tower

Last week Rizzoli published Kathryn E. Holliday’s Ralph Walker: Architect of the Century, and this particular marriage of book and publisher is quite fitting. The legendary Italian publishing house was founded in 1929, just as Walker, across the ocean in New York, was in the midst of a groundbreaking run that saw him design such iconic Art Deco masterpieces as the Barclay-Vesey Building, the Irving Trust tower (now simply known as One Wall Street) and the New York Telephone Company building at 212 West 18th Street. The latter is now Walker Tower, renamed in honor of the pioneering architect, and undergoing an extensive restoration and renovation into 50 luxury residences.

This is the first book dedicated to the life and career of Walker, who was proclaimed “architect of the century” in a 1957 New York Times headline. Last spring, a public exhibition on Walker was held inside Walker Tower, based in part on materials pulled from this book. (Author Kathryn E. Holliday was in attendance and held a book-signing at the opening night reception.) The book covers Walker’s entire life and career and includes a passage on Walker Tower, a great example of Walker’s “humanistic” approach to architecture, which called for texture and ornament in design to uplift city dwellers. To purchase a copy of the book, click here, and head on over to the Walker Tower website for more on the building’s history.

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