As we enter the holiday season and a traditional slowdown in the velocity of business and real estate transactions, we would like to provide a mid-4Q Market Report on commercial office leasing in NYC. Unfortunately, most of the typical reporting on office leasing tends towards dry and easily manipulated statistics.
Many tenants are often confused by the plethora of choices in selecting a commercial real estate firm, often categorizing firms as either large or small. In some matters, bigger can be better but with real estate firms, size can be like the proverbial trojan horse: the large firms are bigger because they have many more landlord clients, who command more of their time, energies and influence.
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-long-form-journalism-nicholas-thompson-newyorkercom-tickets-8533017485 On Thursday, November 21, 2013, OLC attended AppNexus’ event, The Future Of Long Form Journalism featuring Nicholas Thompson, the editor of NewYorker.com.
http://www.meetup.com/NUI-Central-NY/events/134636892/ On Monday, November 18, 2013, OLC attended NUI Central’s event, Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You: Eye Tracking Revealed, featuring Barbara Barclay, General Manager, of Tobii Technology North America.
http://www.meetup.com/Decoded-Fashion/events/143082612/ This November, Decoded Fashion held its monthly meetup at GILT Groupe's headquarters, showcasing a mash up of e-commerce tools ranging from fitness, to social engagement, to social.
The fastest way to an emerging tech company’s heart is through its venture capitalist.
Such has been the modus operandi of Jack Petrie, the President of OfficeLeaseCenter.com who has amassed a list of clients that reads like a veritable who’s who of Silicon Alley. He’s found these clients through contacts and clients of his in venture capital.
“I [find] that usually I can connect the dots with a lot of these companies with relationships I have with V.C. firms and people I have met through the community,” said Mr. Petrie, 50.
PulsePoint, Clearspring and Jingle Networks have all found new office space through the aid of Mr. Petrie.
Young firms like Sailthru, a behavioral email marketing service, and GramercyOne, a cloud-based software development firm, recently secured seed money from venture capitalists and tabbed Mr. Petrie to find them 15,000 square feet and 5,000 square feet of office space, respectively.
He helped Amazon expand to 60,000 square feet of space at 1350 Avenue of the Americas this year—and the online retail giant is counting on him for future growth... view more