NEW YORK--Last February 12, Design Driven NYC by First Mark Capital featured four startups, Gimlet Media, LayerVault, Paperless Post, and Squarespace at WeWork in Varick Street.
A. Absolutely not!
Exclusive agreements only benefit one party, the brokerage firm. Having worked at large firms for over twenty years, I faced the constant pressure to acquire “exclusives”. Why? Real estate firms like exclusive agreements so that the firm can “lock in” the customer, “book” the assignment as recognizable revenue and include it in annual projections.
On Monday, January 26th, 2015, OLC attended the Fashion + Social Media networking mixer hosted by General Assembly in San Francisco. There was a Q&A with a few guests on how social media has impacted fashion businesses.
A. There’s Soho and Noho, but NoMad?
It sounds like a joke. Perhaps it doesn’t help NoMad’s cause that it’s home to the Museum of Sex and the New York Comedy Club. But NoMad does reside in New York, the land of, well, many nomads. Our nomads are different, though: they can’t bear the thought of leaving.
On Thursday January 20th, 2015, OLC attended a PitchForce’s event in San Francisco. A handful of companies presented to a panel of judges where they receive real time feedback and a potential in person second meeting with an investor.
A. The Meatpacking District is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan, which runs roughly from West 14th Street south to Gansevoort Street and from the Hudson River east to Hudson Street.
Q. If a commercial landlord pays the brokerage fees, isn’t this a conflict-of-interest for a tenant’s broker (and is the tenant going to get “screwed”)?