Monday, September 21, 2009

Articles 09.21.09

OK, so it has nothing to do with real estate. This list of the best 1000 rock songs, as voted on by the listeners of 101.9, is a treasure trove of songs to be downloaded into your iTunes library. It is not the top 100 songs that is so interesting (although the selection of "London Calling" as the top song is a little bit puzzling) -- it's all the rest. Feel free to share this list with others. Rock on!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sierra in the News

Crain's New York Business has published my letter, Wal-Mart Debate Rages. Read it here. Thanks, Crain's!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Articles 09.16.09

The recent issue of CHIP (Community Housing Improvement Program) has published my article, "The Apartment Inspection Checklist." Recent court decisions, as well as proposed legislative changes, should serve as wake-up calls to those of us who own and/or manage multi-family properties. Read the whole article here.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Articles 09.08.09

"We are not alone" is an article I wrote describing my experience of discovering my alter ego on the Internet.

Our friends in the city Council are once again contemplating a system of regulations for small retail stores in New York. I discovered this while reading a newsletter from Councilwoman Gail Brewer. I sent her a response -- read it here: "Commercial Rent Regulation."

One sign of a stumbling economy is the proliferation of burger joints throughout the city. For those of you taking Lipitor, check out the best burgers in the article "Burger Kings."

The article "Bronx Burning Failed Deals" describes the bloodbath that is occurring in the Bronx. As those of us who have been in this business over several real estate cycles recognize, marginal neighborhoods are the ones that get hit hardest during economic downturns.

Looking for opportunities buying distressed debt? Check out the article "Mezzanine Lenders Swoop in."

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sierra in the News

Our friends at Real Estate Weekly mention that we've been appointed managing and leasing agent for 648 Broadway, ten stories and 50,000 square feet of cast iron -- it's an amazing space. The landmark 19th building is at the convergence of the most vital downtown neighborhoods: SoHo, Washington Square, the East Village, and NoLiTa. Thanks, Real Estate Weekly!