Casandra Properties CEO, James Prendamano, recently had the opportunity to speak with Tracey Porpora of the Staten Island Advance about a recent report conducted by the City Planning Department entitled “Assessing Storefront Vacancy in NYC.” The report highlighted 2 areas on Staten Island; New Dorp Lane and Port Richmond that have experienced storefront vacancies.
James was quoted saying, “Both of these corridors (New Dorp Lane & Port Richmond Avenue) were once walkable and on-site parking was not a requirement. One of the unintended consequences of downzoning and zone changes in the surrounding neighborhoods have in essence frozen these buildings in time. They don’t have adequate on-site parking that meets the retailer’s requirements. When you
I was thrilled to read an article from New York Post on St. George being listed as one of the hottest NYC neighborhoods for 2019. We are proud to be one of the pioneering firms in St. George and Stapleton over the last few years. Casandra Properties has been involved in many projects on the North Shore.
Originally, we did the initial assemblage and worked through the entitlement process for The View that resulted in some of the highest rental comps that St. George had ever seen. We then subsequently sold the building for $22m to a local investor. We are proud to report the building is at 90% occupancy and serves as a cornerstone in the neighborhood.
We were the exclusive reps that sourced the land, brought the developer through the approval
I’m always happy to weigh in on Staten Island real estate and yesterday I had the opportunity to speak with Tracey Porpora from Staten Island’s Advance. Without question, we have seen a shift in the way people live here on Staten Island. From the millennials down, there has been a deviation from the traditional larger housing stock we have been accustomed to on Staten Island.
According to Rentcafe.com the average apartment in the US has shrunk by 52 square feet in 10 years. So, why are people willing to pay more for less? Many apartment complexes are adding high end amenities to their apartments and building commons spaces. With careful planning you are able to drive higher rents out of smaller apartments. However, today’s consumer is extremely
As real estate professionals, it’s important to stay informed when it comes to industry news. The landscape is constantly changing especially with the advent of new technology in the digital arena. This is changing the way we sell, market and purchase real estate.
It’s been reported that a new start up called Bungalo has launched a solely digital platform where buyers can search, finance and purchase newly renovated homes. Bungalo joins a growing group of iBuying platforms that includes Opendoor, Zillow and Redfin. All of these online platforms purchase and sell homes directly to clients after renovating the houses.
According to the Company’s CEO, Greg Stuart, Bungalo will start by selling 25 homes in Dallas-Forth Worth and 10 in Tampa, Florida,