Buying a Vineyard

Buying a vineyard? Consider the cost of staffing it first The average co上海贵族宝贝论坛 上海贵族宝贝st for a worker in the South of France is around $29K annually

A Bordeaux vineyard

It may be the ambition of many well-heeled wine connoisseurs to pack their bags and snap up an old château replete with a vineyard in the South of France. But actually doing so comes with a 阿爱上海同城 阿拉爱上海同城host of unexpected complications, the Wall Street Journal reported.

One such complication is becoming an employer of the vineyard’s staff, which can be a significant financial burden and a management challenge.

“They are enormously invested personally in the property because it’s their residence,” said Eloi Jacob, the director and technical manager of a vineyard estate in Bordeaux’s Saint-Émilion grand cru appellation.

A vineyard owner typically pays one worker for every 25 ac上海龙凤论坛 新上海贵族宝贝论坛res of vines, Rory Ramsden, a Bergerac-based real estate broker told 上海贵族宝贝论坛 上海贵族宝贝th上海千花网龙凤论坛 上海千花社区e Journal. The average cost for a worker is around $29,000 annually, he said.

Managing a vineyard’s staff can also be a diplomacy nightmare. Bertrand Couturier, associate director of Barnes International Realty, said it’s important for new owners of a vineyard to make nice with the vineyard’s chief of staff, called a régisseur, who is the person most familiar with the workings of the vineyard and can act as a go-between for staff and the new owner. [WSJ] Katherine Clarke

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F&T Group

F T lands $214 million construction loan for Tangram project HSBC provided $278M total for 4-building Flushing development

Concept上海夜网 阿爱上海同城ual renderings for the Tangram (credit: Margulies Hoeltzli via YIMBY) (inset: F T s Michael Lee)

F T G上海夜网 阿爱上海同城roup secured a $214.1 million construction loan from HSBC Bank for the Tangram, a four-building Flushing complex that would bring a mix of retail, office, residential condominiums and hotel to replace the former Flushing Mall.

The loans total $278 million, according to property records filed with the city Thursday. The financing combines a $157 million building loan and 阿拉爱上海同城 爱上海龙凤419桑拿$57 million project loan, and consolidates an additional $63 million in previous loans.

Over the past two years, F T has filed plans for four buildings at the site: two 13-story residential building at 133-31 39th Avenue上海龙凤论坛 新上海贵族宝贝论坛; a 16-story residential building; and a 14-story office property at 37-12 Prince Street. The complex, designed by Margulies Hoelzi, will include close to 300 apartments, a 185-key hotel, and 355,000 square feet of commercial space.

F T is also behind another mixed-use project in Flushing at One Fulton Square, and is one of the developers, along with Rockefeller Development Corporation and AECOM Capital, of the 1.8 million-square-foot Flushing Commons complex.

Clarification: The story was updated t上海千花网论坛 上海千花网o reflect the updated name of the project, the Tangram. It was previously called Two Fulton Square.

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Staging Apartments NYC

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When Corcoran’s Victoria Reichelt picked up a two-bedroom co-op listing on the Lower East Side last year, its décor  comprised a single chair and a few ugly bookcases. After the unit, at 212 East Broadway, sat on the market for months, Reichelt followed standard procedure, trimming $50,000 from the asking price. But she also persuaded the buyer to spend $5,000 staging the apartment — something she wouldn’t normally consider for an apartment asking just over $1 million.

“On the Lower East Side, no one does staging,” said Reichelt, who sold the property last month for $1.1 million, slightly below the original ask but $170,000 more than what a similar unit in the building fetched.

Once seen as the bright spot in Manhattan’s slowing residential market, lower-end apartment sales have gone from quicksilver to sluggish in the last six months. As of March 26, homes in the borough priced between $1 million and $2 million were spending an average of 82 days on the market — up 32 percent from last year, according to data from UrbanDigs.com. Those asking between $600,000 and $1 million spent an average of 70 days on the market, a 32 percent jump from 2016.

As a result, staging, which has long played a major role in the high-end new-development world, is increasingly being used for lower-end properties.

Victoria Reichelt and Tamara Hubinsky

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111 East 59th Street

Princeton snags $195M refi package for Plaza District building Owners paid $170M for 111 East 59th Street in 2015

Rendering of new 60th Street entrance (credit: Princeton International Properties)

Princeton International Properties and its partners just landed a $195 million financing package for a Plaza District office building.

LoanCore Capital Credit REIT, an affiliate of Jefferies LoanCore, provided the financing for 111 East 59th Street, a 14-story, 200,000-square-foot building, documents filed with the city s Department of Finance show. The financing includes a $50 million mortgage, which will be added to a previous $103 million loan. A new $8.6 million loan was consolidated with a previous $16.8 million阿爱上海同城 阿拉爱上海同城 loan, and a third $爱上海同城对对碰 爱上海同城论坛7 million loan was consolidated with a previous $9.4 million loan.

Princeton, along with its partners Dune Real Estate Partners and Empire Capital Holdings, purchased the building for $170 million in上海贵族宝贝交流区 上海贵族宝贝论坛 2015 for Lighthouse International, a blindness-advocacy group. The owners are in the process of converting the bulk of the building into a medical facility and setting aside commercial space on the first two floors, New York YIMBY reported in May.

Representatives for Princeton were not immediately available to provide additional information. The company s website indicates that the property is undergoing $20 million in capital i爱上海同城对对碰 爱上海同城论坛mprovements.

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Climate Change South Florida

WATCH: Experts talk climate change and its impact on the real estate i爱上海 爱上海同城手机版ndustry Panelists discussed changing city codes, raising streets, building resilient structions

Is South Florida drowning?

Francis Suarez, Patrick Murphy, Kobi Karp and Bruce Mowry discussed what rising sea levels mean for the real estate industry in South Florida at The Real Deal’s Fourth Annual Miami Real Estate Showcase Forum in October.

The group, moderated by TRD’s Editorial Director of Digital Hiten Samtani, spoke candidly about encouraging resilient buildings, changing city codes, engaging politicians and more to co上海千花网交友 上海千花网论坛mbat climate change.

If sea level rise continues at its current pace, what does that mean for underground parking garag阿拉爱上海同城 爱上海龙凤419桑拿es, streets and for real estate investment? Murphy, a former U.S. congressman, asked. “What can I sell that for if there’s no place to park my car, [if I]爱上海同城手机版 新爱上海同城对对碰论坛 can’t get to the streets? If that starts to happen, we have a big problem here in South Florida,” he said.

Check out the full video above. – Katherine Kallergis

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Apple picking a new campus somewhere in the US and expanding data centers

Apple, too, is in searc爱上海同城对对碰 爱上海同城论坛h of a new corporate上海千花网 爱上海同城对对碰 campus in the U.S. The Cupertino, California-based company did not announce the size or prefer上海千花网交友 上海千花网论坛red location上海夜网论坛 上海夜网 of its new campus, but said it will initia上海夜网 阿爱上海同城lly house customer support staff at the new location. Apple also plans to make investments in expanding its domestic data centers. [Reuters]

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Crown Building

Crown Building penthouse in contract for whopping $180M: sources Unit is trading for north of $14,000 per foot

The Crown Building and Vladislav Doronin

UPDATED, MARCH 15, 4:30 p.m.: An unknown buyer has entered contract to buy the five-story penthouse at the Crown Building for $180 million, The Real Deal has learned. If a deal is finalized at that price, it would surpass the priciest closed home deal in New York City — a $100.5 million penthouse sold in 2014 — by roughly $80 million.

At $14,358 per foot, the price would also set a new record on a per foot basis, even when held up against the city s most ambitious luxury developments. A source familiar with the project confirmed the unit was in contract, but declined to comment further.

Sitting atop 730 Fifth Avenue, the 12,536-square-foot residence is one of 26 condominium units being developed by Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin at 730 Fifth Avenue, whi上海贵族宝贝论坛 上海贵族宝贝ch will include 20 private residences and six staff suites. Doronin is also bringing an 83-key Aman-branded hotel to the building. He purchased the fourth through 24th floors of the building with Michael Shvo for $475 million.

Representatives for OKO Group, Doronin s development company, could not be reached. A recent amendment to the offering plan, viewed by TRD, lists the unit priced at $180 million. The price for the condos were not included in the original offering plan, an increasingly common tactic among developers of top-shelf product who now tend to list pric[……]

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Rick Chandler

DOB won t collect personal info on undocumented construction workers City will instead use ID numbers to track training

The Departm爱上海同城论坛 爱上海同城ent of Buildings will not collect personal information from undocumented construction workers despite a new law that will require officia上海贵族宝贝论坛 上海贵族宝贝ls to keep track of safety training completed by laborers.

The City Council approved a construction safety bill in September, which requires workers to complete at least 40 hours of safety training by 2020. DOB Commissioner Rick Chandler said on Wednesday that the city will use ID numbers rather than personal information to keep track of workers who have gone through the necessary training, Crain s reported.

“How can you ensure privacy and at the same time get the department the information it needs to act on enforcing the law with the goal of safety—not the goal of turning people in?” Chandler said during an event held by Crain s.

The city has taken other steps in response to President Trump s pledge to ramp up deportation efforts. Before the inauguration, the de Blasio administratio上海千花网交友 上海千花网论坛n moved to destroy information on undocumented New Yorkers from the municipal identification program. Two Republican Assembly members from Staten Island sued to block the administration, but a judge ruled against them in April 2017. [Crain s] — Kathryn Brenzel 

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New York Rental Market

Why NYC penthouses are becoming less and less exclusive Top floors of new buildings are increasingly being used for shared amenities

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Exclusive penthouses just aren’t what they used to be.

Although the top floors of high-rise buildings have typically been reserved for their largest and priciest apartments, at several new buildings, the space is instead being used for shared amenities like restaurants, lounges and pools, according to the New York Times.

Developers are betting that the switch will add value for the whole building despite lowering the value of the individual penthouse space. The shared amenities could also spark a new revenue stream through membership fees.

Sales and rental markets have both been in decline recently, which has helped spark the shift. Sales volume in Manhattan dropped to the lowest level since 2009 during the second quarter, with the median sales price fa上海千花网论坛 上海千花网lling to $1.1 million, a 7.5 percent decrease year over year.

Developments opting for the shared space strategy include JDS Development Group s American Cooper Buildings in Murray Hill, 125 Greenwic爱上海龙凤419桑拿 上海龙凤论坛sh1fh in Lower Manhattan and the Hub in Downtown Brooklyn.

However, Hub developer Doug Steiner told the Times he was not sure if using the top of t爱上海同城对对碰 爱上海同城论坛he building as a lounge instead of two apartments was a good idea, saying he was unsure whether they got more for it.

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Stribling Holiday Party

PHOTOS: Here’s a look inside Stribling’s 2018 holiday party Guests headed to the Doubles Club

Stribling Associates again headed to the Doubles Club for its annual holiday party this year.

Guests entered through a door in the lobby of the Sherry-Netherland, down a path of red, fabric-lined stairs — to find a festive venue complete with miniature Christmas tree上海夜网 阿爱上海同城s and an array of small ornaments hung from the ceiling. Partygoers at the Fifth Avenue fête chatted with agents and brokerage e上海千花网龙凤论坛 上海千花社区xecutives while treated to an open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres.

Stribling’s president Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan made her way through the crowd, encouraging guests to mingle and making introductions. Her mother Elizabeth, who founded the firm in the 1980s, was also at the party. Other guests included Kristen Hurd, who joined the firm in June to work on implementing new technology and expand into new markets. Steven Rutter, director of Strib上海龙凤论坛 新上海贵族宝贝论坛ling Marketing Associates, and Gina Castellano, sales manager for the Brooklyn office, also made an appearance.

Some of Stribling’s notable listings i新爱上海同城对对碰论坛 上海同城对对碰交友社区nclude the Upper East Side bui爱上海同城对对碰 爱上海同城论坛lding that was once slated to be a megamansion for rapper and producer Diddy. Agents including Alexa Lambert and Timothy Desmond listed the Park Avenue property for $29 million in November. The brokerage also had the listing for late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s UES home.

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