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Flying TeeCasandra Properties is excited to announce the latest addition to Empire Outlets.  Flying Tee is a 22,000 SF interactive indoor golf simulator that will bring not only entertainment but a modern ultra-lounge bar and dining service to Empire.  The deal was brokered by our CEO James Prendamano and Associate Broker Brian McGowan. James was quoted in the Staten Island Advance saying, “At Empire Outlets, we say it’s all about the experience.  TEE SUITE will bring a one-of-a-kind world class food and beverage and golfing entertainment venue to New York City’s waterfront.”

 

Flying Tee provides a unique and interactive experience for guests of all ages and skill levels.  With their state of the art experience coupled with the magnificent views of the

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Empire OutletsCasandra Properties is excited to announce that Lucky Brand has signed a 10-year lease at Empire Outlets. Our CEO, James Prendamano, brokered the deal and stated in the recent article in the Commercial Observer that Lucky is an authentic brand that will be a tremendous addition to Empire Outlets.

 

Lucky Brand Jeans is an American company founded in California in 1990.  Lucky also produces other apparel in addition to their iconic denim such as outerwear, T-shirts and activewear. 

 

With the Grand Opening of Empire Outlets slated for May 15th, many shoppers are eager to have the chance to experience the highly anticipated outlet center.  Lucky joins a tremendous line up of tenants such as Nike, H&M, Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Brooks

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 James Prendamano

Casandra Properties is extremely excited to announce that our CEO, James Prendamano, has received two mayoral appointments with the New York City Economic Development Corporation. 

 

“I want to thank Mayor DeBlasio, Borough President Oddo and NYCEDC for this opportunity. As a lifelong Staten Island resident, it has always been my passion and goal to serve my community.  I am honored to be serving on these boards that will allow me to raise awareness and connect the dots these amazing programs offer to Staten Island and New York City.”, said James Prendamano.  

 

James will be serving as a director of the New York City Industrial Development Agency (NYCIDA), which provides financing assistant to businesses.  He was also appointed as a

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American Eagle Empire OutletsWe are thrilled to have made the top 10 NYC retail leases in February for the signing of American Eagle/Aerie at Empire Outlets. Our CEO, James Prendamano, brokered the deal that came in at #7 on the list and was featured in this article by The Real Deal.

 

“American Eagle Outfitters’ has a passion for innovation and superior customer experiences that aligns perfectly with our vision for Empire Outlets. We are thrilled to add them to the Empire Outlets family, giving shoppers even greater access to premier retail stores,” said James Prendamano.

 

American Eagle is a retailer offering high-quality, on-trend clothing and accessories while Aerie is a lingerie and intimate apparel sub-brand of American Eagle and has recently been called one of the

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URBY Staten IslandIt all starts in the trenches.  That’s where the dream begins, ideas are birthed, and plans are set in motion. What a proud day it is when $133M refinances are being funded in our backyard on projects we played such a critical role in.  

 

Today I read with great pride, the article in the Commercial Observer, about the refinance of URBY.  I remember David Barry, from IronState Development, coming to Staten Island to look at multiple sites.  We brokered for NYCEDC for the property that is now URBY. Having been a part of so many transformative deals such as URBY, Empire Outlets, The Accolades, The Pointe, and The View our focus has been on the reshaping of the commercial real estate landscape on the North Shore of Staten Island. 

 

The second

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Empire OutletsCasandra Properties is excited to announce that Broome & Greene will be opening their first outlet store at Empire Outlets.  Our CEO, James Prendamano was quoted saying “Broome & Greene covers another best-in-class category bringing quality modern furniture and lighting to the already outstanding lineup of tenants”.

 

Broome & Greene offers quality modern furniture, lighting & décor.  In addition to the amazing product they offer, Broome & Greene also boasts a free designer on call service.  This free service connects you directly with a designer that will help you design the perfect space within your home.  Not only does this give you the ability to work directly with a designer that intimately knows the product, but can save you thousands of

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Empire OutletsCasandra Properties is thrilled to announce that Jockey is the latest retailer to join the outstanding lineup of tenants at Empire Outlets.  “With Sales in the underwear market segment expected to reach nearly $150 billion by 2021, it made perfect sense to ink this deal with Jockey, America’s foremost undergarment brand” said James Prendamano, CEO of Casandra Properties, Inc. 

Jockey is a third-generation family owned company with operations all over the world.  JOCKEY is a registered trademark in over 120 companies. 

Empire Outlets is scheduled to open in April of this year.  Jockey joins retailers such as H&M, Gap, Banana Republic, Nordstrom Rack and Brooks Brothers among many others.  Empire will also feature a world class Food & Beverage

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Staten Island Ferry SystemI was thrilled to read the article in the Staten Island Advance announcing that Staten Island is being added to the city’s fast ferry system. I would like to start off by thanking Mayor Bill de Blasio, Borough President James Oddo, and Councilwoman Debi Rose for their herculean effort bringing this route to Staten Island.  

 

It goes without saying that this is such a boom for the north shore and our surrounding commercial real estate and residential real estate projects such as Empire Outlets, URBY, Liberty Towers, and Downtown Plaza. This new route will enable Staten Island commuters the ability to get to Downtown and to Midtown on the West side in a much shorter amount of time.  The Staten Island Ferry currently has over 70,000 riders per day and

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King's Arm Diner Casandra PropertiesEarlier this week I had the pleasure of speaking with Claire Wilson from the Commercial Observer, to weigh in on Staten Island shopping. Her interest — and, one of my passions — is in brick and mortar stores, real estate where real commerce takes place on Staten Island.  Despite the current national trend of retailers closing stores in malls across the US, Staten Island remains strong opening up new stores Island-wide.

 

Everybody likes to blame Amazon, but the idea that people aren’t going to shop anymore couldn’t be farther from the truth. As an industry, we failed in delivering an interesting experience to shoppers. We’re bucking that trend on Staten Island.

Shoppers have been paying high tolls to leave the borough and we needed to give them a

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Supermarket for sale located at 2071 Clove Road, Staten Island.  Calling all entrepreneurs.  If you are tired of working for someone else, this thriving Supermarket opportunity awaits you.  Currently operated under the C Town banner, you can keep the brand or turn it into your own exclusive market.  2071 Clove Road is conveniently located just minutes from the Verazano Bridge in a densely populated residential area which is extremely underserved.  Join Staten Island’s diverse community where all types of specialty goods are in high demand.  Be creative and be diverse, own your own business!

The market is very manageable at approximately 6,000 square feet of floor space with ample parking on the premises.  The center has access from both Clove Road and

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