WATCH: This week in real estate numbers

A 1 million-square-foot lease at 1 Manhattan West, twenty-six L.A. hotels trading hands and a $32 million Brickell development site. In real estate, it’s all about the numbers. This past week, The Real Deal reported on Tishman Speyer and Cogswell Realty plans to sell 183 Madison Avenue, the amount of poor L.A. households that live in deficient or unaffordable housing and the[…]

WATCH: RKF’s Robert Futterman on the potential for brick and mortar, e-commerce to co-exist

It’s easy to attribute the rise of e-commerce to the slow death of Manhattan’s brick and mortar shops — but RKF chief Robert Futterman sees it more as a symbiotic relationship. “Online retailers that have a bricks and mortar presence are the ones that actually preform well,” Futterman told The Real Deal’s Konrad Putzier. “Online[…]

WATCH: Taconic founders on their massive Meatpacking bet, developing the Essex Crossing megaproject … & more

Charlie Bendit’s real estate career isn’t one that started in a Manhattan office building. Rather, the Taconic Investment Partners co-CEO got his start chasing rent checks in northern New Jersey with a client of his father’s. “He took me to some of his apartment buildings in Newark, N.J. — and in the back of his[…]

WATCH: Has the BK office market hit saturation point?

Back in 2014, Etsy signed a 200,000-square-foot office lease at the Dumbo Heights complex, anchoring RFR Realty, LIVWRK and Kushner Companies’ 1.2 million-square-foot redevelopment project. This was seen as a good omen for the borough’s office market and developers scurried to get their own office projects off the ground in an as-yet-untapped market. Three years later, however,[…]

WATCH: Bess Freedman on why noncompete clauses “stifle” resi brokers

According to Brown Harris Stevens executive Bess Freedman, the entry of ventured-backed firm Compass into the market lit a fire beneath the city’s top brokerages in more ways than one. Beyond competing for listings, the firm’s aggressive recruiting tactics led to a series of high-profile poachings. The defections brought noncompete agreements back into the conversation,[…]