A Fixer Upper, But Those Views!

It is always refreshing, that moment of clarity. The National Park Service, perennially starved of money, is looking for private partners to help restore some Jersey Shore architectural gems. Sandy Hook, a spit of land in extreme northeastern Monmouth County between the Atlantic Ocean and Sandy Hook Bay, was known as Fort Hancock and served [...]

By |2013-11-20T05:37:41+00:00November 20th, 2013|Creativity, History, Preservation, Public-Private Partnerships, Waterfront|Comments Off on A Fixer Upper, But Those Views!

What is Section 8?

I was talking to Joanne Dennison, a consultant friend of mine about my business. And I starting using jargon she didn't understand. She is a very smart person, so if my goal is to make real estate simpler and more accessible for people, this is bad, very bad. So we decided that I should create [...]

By |2013-06-18T06:33:34+00:00June 18th, 2013|Affordable Housing, Multi-Family, Public-Private Partnerships, Real Estate, Residential|Comments Off on What is Section 8?

Going Up!

The latest trend in New York City - Schools and Libraries in need of renovation are instead offering the land they sit on to developers. The developers bid on the land with the understanding that they can build a high-rise and lease or sell apartment units on the upper floors (consistent with zoning, of course), but the lower floors are to be [...]

By |2013-03-26T15:33:32+00:00March 26th, 2013|Creativity, Public-Private Partnerships, Real Estate, Redevelopment|Comments Off on Going Up!
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