Staten Island Real Estate News

The View Luxury Apartments

The Real Deal reported that Benjamin Rusi purchased The View Luxury Apartments for $20 million.  The building is located at 224 Richmond Terrace, St. George, Staten Island. The property provides unobstructed panoramic views of the New York Harbor and Manhattan skyline. It is located just steps away from the New York Wheel and within walking distance of the Richmond County Bank Ballpark (home of the

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Staten Island’s North Shore has gained world-wide notoriety thanks to several large scale projects on track for completion in the coming years.

The construction of Empire Outlets, The New York Wheel, Lighthouse Point and Urby Staten Island – all with easy access to the free Staten Island Ferry – have caused a buzz that has been heard by investors beyond Staten Island’s shores.

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On Saturday, November 25, 2017 the Richmond County Bank Ballpark in St. George, Staten Island threw open its gates to reveal that it had been transformed into “Winter Wonderland Staten Island” – an 85,000 sf magical holiday experience to delight visitors from around the world.

The event is the brain child of Roger Marin who succeeded in creating a “fully immersive” holiday experience that includes

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Last month, Crain’s New York Business wrote an article about Empire Outlets titled, “City’s first outlet mall holds promise”.  The article speaks to the fact that Empire Outlets could make St. George a destination by luring shoppers away from their computers.

James Prendamano, Managing Director for Casandra Properties, has served as consultant and exclusive leasing agent for Empire Outlets since

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This month Empire Outlets, owned by BFC Partners and Goldman Sachs, unveiled a free job training program for those wishing to begin a career in the retail industry. Fulfilling a commitment made to the Staten Island community prior to its ground breaking in 2015, Empire Outlets will create 1,200 new jobs when it opens next spring.  At least 60% of those jobs will be reserved for Staten Islanders. 

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Casandra Properties ICSC Recon 2017
Staten Island’s top producing Real Estate Brokers/Agents are heading west to Las Vegas for ICSC ReCON 2017. Leading the team is Casandra Properties’ Managing Director, James Prendamano who, along with Brian McGowan, Robert Nixon, John Pitera, Sonia Tomai, Angie Master and Rebecca Matulonis will be showcasing a wide array of Staten Island projects and properties to some of the world’s most renowned…
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By James Prendamano

If you have driven down Richmond Terrace lately, no doubt you noticed a flurry of construction going on around the St. George Ferry Terminal.  The concrete parking structure for the New York Wheel is quite visible to passersby.  Adjacent to the Richmond County Bank Ballpark the curtain wall continues to be installed as Empire Outlets moves closer to a Grand Opening.  On the

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The Department of Small Business Services announced that it has awarded a $1.54 million grant to the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce to help businesses along the Bay Street corridor.  The grant will be used for beautification projects, district-wide marketing, and to organize merchants.

James Prendamano joined the Chamber just over a year ago and has been actively engaged in activities to grow

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Brian McGowan hotel

By Brian McGowan

Last week it was announced that the old convent on Fort Place in St. George, Staten Island would become a boutique hotel.  In an interview with the Staten Island Advance, local developer George Christo announced that he changed his plans for the project to become an apartment building because it made sense for the community.

My partner Rob Nixon and I have been working with real

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By James Prendamano

You may have read the Staten Island Advance recently and noticed the story by reporter Tracey Porpora entitled, “Brooklyn businesses cross the bridge to open on Staten Island.”

The article discussed why many New York City businesses are choosing to leave the other four boroughs and put down roots in Staten Island.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I have spent much of the

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