Williams Real Estate vets discussed leaving Colliers for rivals

The heirs to the Williams Real Estate dynasty recently considered leaving Colliers International, which became a player in New York City commercial brokerage after merging with the family firm. Colliers brokers Michael T. Cohen, Andrew Roos and Robert Getreu have held talks in recent days with rival brokerages including Avison Young and Cushman & Wakefield[…]

More homeowners think now is the best time to sell, but that doesn’t mean they’re listing homes

More homeowners think now is the perfect time to sell than they have in the past 26 years. But that positive sentiment has done nothing to boost listing inventory and alleviate the tight housing market. In early May, 39 percent of respondents in a survey conducted by the University of Michigan said conditions for selling[…]

92nd Street Y planning $180M renovation to UES headquarters

On the heels of the biggest fundraising campaign in its 144-year history, the 92nd Street Y is planning a $180 million renovation of its Upper East Side headquarters. The Y’s 250,000-square-foot building, which fronts Lexington Avenue between 91st and 92nd streets, has struggled to keep up with the cultural institution’s programs as they’ve grown over[…]

Manhattan luxury market recorded 21 contracts at $4M and up last week: Olshan

Manhattan’s luxury market notched 21 contracts at $4 million and above last week. Harry Macklowe and CIM Group’s 432 Park Avenue took the top spot for the fourth time this year, with unit 93A going into contract with an asking price of $40.75 million, according to Olshan Realty’s weekly market report. The sponsor unit measures 3,952[…]