23 June, 2017 posted by: CORE
385 West 12th Street, 5W
Jim St. André
Lic. RE Salesperson
Lic. as Jim E St. André
Lic. RE Salesperson
Offered at $10,595,000, this three-bedroom featuring Hudson River views boasts custom designed interiors from Interior Design Hall of Fame member and multi-award winning designer Jamie Drake. The recently renovated rooftop amenity space features a 50-foot swimming pool – perfect for the summer season ahead. Be sure to stop by this Sunday for a tour of this West Village home!
THE HOUSE CALL
Sunday, Jun 25th, 11:30am- 1:00pm
21 June, 2017 posted by: CORE
Earlier this week, Patrick Lilly and his listing at 38 Prince Street were featured on NBC’s “Open House.” The landmarked townhouse in Nolita was once the west wing of Old Saint Patrick’s School and Convent and dates back to 1826. Click below to watch the full segment and learn more about this historical home.
Click here to view the full segment: An Old Convent Turned Luxury Home
20 June, 2017 posted by: CORE
Welcome to CORE 10, an off-the-cuff interview series with prominent CORE figures. Read on to learn more about this week’s guest, CORE broker, Patrick Lilly.
Who is the living person you most admire? Michelle Obama.
Who is the most interesting New Yorker you know? Whoopi Goldberg.
What is your earliest New York memory? A school trip to the Museum of Natural History in the 4th grade.
What is the best advice you’ve ever received? Focus on what you have, not what you lack.
What do you consider your greatest achievement so far? Happiness.
What are your three most treasured possessions? My house upstate, my kitty cats and my health.
Name a movie, book or work of art that changed your life. A Course in Miracles by Helen Schucman.
What’s your greatest extravagance? A Louis Vuitton briefcase.
What’s your secret talent? I pack a mean dishwasher.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse? “Yes.”
19 June, 2017 posted by: CORE
Reporting from the front lines, Douglas Heddings brings us “True Gotham” – your source for NYC real estate tips, advice, anecdotes and general market insights that aim to inform and enlighten.
If there is one word that I would use to describe the current climate of the New York City real estate market, it would be complex. It seems that most every deal is posing different challenges. From buyer, seller and even agent and attorney posturing, to financial curve balls from banks, and co-op board and managing agent interventions, all too frequently an unnecessary wrench is being thrown into the transaction process. It has been my experience over the years that there are several best practices that anyone involved in a transaction may implement to maintain peace and harmony through the closing:
1. Manage expectations: Communication is key here and it is imperative that all parties are informed of possible hurdles before having to leap them. When all else fails, think like Amazon and under promise and over deliver.
2. Remove ALL emotion: Emotion creates drama and drama has no place in a real estate transaction. Check yourself regularly to make sure that you are not being driven by your feelings.
3. Let go: No one person in a transaction controls all facets. Don’t attempt to control the deal nor the people involved in the deal.
4. Be professional: Be mindful of being of service to your customer and others involved in the transaction which leads to the final point…
5. ADD value: Ask yourself throughout the transaction if you are an asset or a liability and make every effort to add value to the transaction by practicing the 4 points above.
It is possible to have a smooth real estate transaction, but in order to do so, all parties involved must let go of any potential drama and remember that the ultimate goal is to peacefully trade real estate. This isn’t always possible but is definitely more so than many believe.
16 June, 2017 posted by: CORE
Offered at $2,955,000, this loft-like condo in Flatiron features 11-foot ceilings and seven oversized windows in addition to a dramatic great room that’s made for entertaining. Perfectly situated only moments from Madison Square Park, Eataly and other NoMad/Flatiron hot spots, there’s no shortage of things to do while enjoying boutique condo living offered at 76 Madison Avenue.
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Sunday, June 18th, 12:00 – 1:30pm
14 June, 2017 posted by: CORE
13 June, 2017 posted by: CORE
Dwell Diaries provides a peek at a “day-in-the-life” in one of CORE’s exclusive listings. From master suites to neighborhood hotspots, our diary doesn’t spare a detail.
Starting the day 311 West Broadway, 6E is nothing short of spectacular, especially given the home’s unique triple exposure facing east, north and west that brings the morning sun indoors. A large, open kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances provides the perfect setting for whipping up a petit déjeuner at your leisure. 311 West Broadway features a multi-tiered courtyard ideal for taking your breakfast al fresco during the spring and summer months. Should stepping out for coffee and breakfast be more your style, why not take this morning ritual to the Cupping Room Cafe just down the block? Classic American eats in an exposed brick cafe like this one is quintessential Soho.
Outfitted with a stunning 28-foot entryway, 311 West Broadway, 6E also includes an impressive gallery with multiple art walls as well as a corner great room – perfect for the homeowner who collects art, books and other media. With the vibrant and historic neighborhood of Soho just a step outside of 311 West Broadway, there is no shortage of shops and galleries for one to complete their collections. Galleries like the Soho Photo Gallery, Team Gallery and Broome Street Gallery are just a few blocks away and are perfect for stopping by during an afternoon stroll. Fortunately, Soho never lacks fabulous eateries should dining out for lunch be on your afternoon agenda. Soho staples like Jack’s Wife Freda and Osteria Morini are plentiful as well as the iconic Cipriani Downtown and David Burke Kitchen that both offer upscale fare in one-of-kind al fresco settings.
Even though this full-service condo at 311 West Broadway features a fitness room, you don’t have to go much farther if you wish to switch up your workout regimen. Luxury workout locales such as Physique 57, Equinox and SoulCycle are only blocks away from 311 West Broadway, 6E. As the evening nears, there is no shortage of inspiration found among the Soho streets. If a night on the town is your style, a rooftop cocktail at the contemporary and elegant Jimmy at The James Hotel is the perfect final stop before heading home. Endless natural light, pin drop quiet atmosphere and proximity to the best of what Soho has to offer – what more could you ask for at 311 West Broadway, 6E?
12 June, 2017 posted by: CORE
Commercial Basis explores how technology, branding and demographic preferences are shaping office and retail real estate in New York City. As these forces break down the barriers from where we live to where we work and shop, Lead Commercial Specialist Alex Cohen assesses the impact on real estate values and opportunities.
The explosion of data collection from many newer sources, including mobile devices, car sensors, wearables, smart power grids, and drones has not yet fully infiltrated the real estate investment and location decision making process. But technology companies like Brooklyn-based CARTO are starting to usher in change. Founded in 2012 by a team of experts in geospatial development, big data analytics and visualization, CARTO organizes and maps data from multiple sources and allows its software users to access and capitalize on this information. For instance, in London, CARTO developed a live interactive mapping application of London’s residential markets overlaying annual home price changes, population growth, transit connectivity, active and future residential and commercial development and infrastructure projects and other datasets. To be able to visualize integrated data sets is what provides users a way to analyze trends and forecast (and map) growth in property values and other key indicators.
As retailers face the headwinds of internet sales and changing tastes, the ability to target prospective store shoppers with the merchandise they are most likely to purchase becomes critical. Socio-demographic profiling and segmentation of population by housing, age, income and lifestyle by data aggregators, like Claritas, has been around for decades. But CARTO has taken population segmentation data to the next level in terms of visualization and analysis. The firm worked with the 95-year-old French home improvements retailer, Leroy Merlin to integrate and map live sales information and customer demographic data to not only analyze competitors and where Leroy Merlin’s customers come from, but to continually update on a store-by-store basis exactly the households the chain should send marketing collateral. One can imagine that this mapping database will become the most crucial tool the company uses as its grows its 300 location across France and 12 other countries.
09 June, 2017 posted by: CORE
Offered at $2,995,000, this loft in Soho maintains many original details including tin-covered ceilings and oversized windows while boasting two bedrooms, a den and a pantry/laundry room. With nearly 11 foot ceilings, you don’t want to miss a tour of this historic loft in the heart of Soho this Sunday!
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Sunday, June 11th, 11:00am – 12:00pm
07 June, 2017 posted by: CORE
CORE ranks among Manhattan’s top agents once again! Last week, agents Doron Zwickel, Emily Beare and Jim St. André were featured on The Real Deal. Doron and Emily ranked on Manhattan’s “chief closers” list, while Jim was named one of the city’s top listing agents. Click the links to read the full story and see Doron and Emily’s interviews.
Click here to read the full articles: Manhattan’s chief closers & Manhattan’s top listing agents