Howard Hughes’ Pier 17 roof will house 4,000 concertgoers. Residents aren’t happy

Some residents aren’t happy that the roof of Pier 17 has become a 4,000-seat concert venue. Residents sounded off on the events planned for Howard Hughes Corporation’s pier at a Community Board 1 meeting on Friday, the Downtown Express reported. They are concerned about noise and crowd control and feel blindsided by the rooftop’s use[…]

Day in the life of: David Ash

From the December issue: David Ash founded the boutique commercial real estate firm Prince Realty Advisors in 2010, naming the company after a lease he arranged for True Religion on Prince Street early in his career. He describes himself as a “matchmaker” and has generated $2.6 billion in gross sales since founding the firm. Ash is[…]

Domain Companies buys ATS Realty’s Gowanus warehouse

UPDATED, 4:51 p.m., Dec. 15: Domain Companies isn’t waiting for the Gowanus rezoning to become official before devising plans for the neighborhood. The firm has purchased a warehouse property at 545 Sackett Street from ATS Realty for $26.5 million, according to Crain’s. The site is one block from the Gowanus Canal and contains a roughly 42,000-square-foot vacant[…]

Title insurers are used to being real estate’s schmoozers-in-chief. New rules will change that

Guess who’s coming to dinner? No one. If you could tune out the clinking glasses and the mutual pats on the back at Cooper-Horowitz’s annual bash at Michael Jordan’s steakhouse this week, you might have witnessed an unusual sight: Title insurance players looking anxious, huddled in a corner and discussing upcoming regulations that would change[…]

Hudson Yards construction workers accuse supervisors of sexual harassment

Two employees of construction subcontractor Trade Off have accused male supervisors and peers of sexual harassment. Ashley Foster, 27, alleges in a Federal Equal Employment Opportunity complaint that Trade Off’s foreman at 55 Hudson Yards, LaTroy Pollard, repeatedly exposed his genitals to her while they were working on the site, the New York Daily News[…]

Newmark lists on the Nasdaq

Newmark Group’s initial public offering opened today on the Nasdaq stock exchange at $14.00 per share, lower than the original $19 to $20 per-share range the company had originally projected. Newmark offered 20 million shares of Class A common stock, with an option for underwriters to purchase additional shares. Howard Lutnick’s BGC Partners, which bought[…]