Singapore is getting way greener thanks to this architectural firm

Construction goes around the clock in the dense nation state of Singapore. But increasingly, the wealthy island is turning away from the typical trappings of new construction and focusing on developing environmentally conscious architecture. And that is in large part thanks to the firm WOHA. Singaporean architecture firm WOHA recently designed the PARKROYAL on Pickering,[…]

Is it now officially a buyer’s market?

With a glut of high-end supply floundering on the market, some top agents are now saying that we have officially entered a global buyer’s market for luxury homes. Jed Garfield, president of Leslie J. Garfield & Co., told Market Watch that he first noticed that the market was shifting late last year when properties that[…]

The truth about the “dorms for adults”

“Co-living,” the idea of young professionals living in dorm-like surroundings, has been billed as the hot new trend in housing. WeWork, the $16 billion coworking startup, is reportedly betting that its co-living venture, WeLive, will provide the company with 21 percent of its revenue by 2018. Other startups like Common are trying to build an entire[…]

Truss files plans for 103-unit Harlem condo

Truss Development filed plans Friday for a 103-unit condo building at 2600 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in Harlem, three month after buying the site for $16 million. According to Truss’ website, the Flushing-based company expects to complete the seven-story, 94,000-square-foot building in 2019. The firm’s portfolio includes four smaller condo developments in Upper Manhattan[…]