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This parcel is comprised of three lots totaling 190,000 square feet of M1-1 land. It is located on the west side of Arthur Kill Road at the southern end of Richmond Valley Road. The property has over 600 feet of frontage on Arthur Kill Road and is located in the Charleston shopping district. The site is large enough to support a big box anchor tenant or be developed for more local retail tenants.

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Neighborhoods: Staten Island

A vacant mixed-use building at 236 East 60th Street located between Second and Third Avenues in the heart of Manhattan’s Design District was sold in an all cash transaction valued at $3,200,000.

The subject property is a four-story walk-up building. The property is approximately 4,500 square feet. Formerly “Grafstein Antiques,” the property was delivered vacant providing the ideal opportunity for another antique or design business to occupy the first two floors, while operating or occupying the four residential units above. Most recently, the property’s first two floors were used for a show room while the top two floors were the owner’s apartment. There are additional development rights which can be used to expand the ground floor for retail use or the above floors for residential use. The sale price represented $711 per square foot.

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Neighborhoods: Midtown East

Sitting at the base of the newly opened Brooklyn Bridge Park, 117 Atlantic Avenue is conveniently located at the corner of Henry Street. This corner commercial condo is the combination of three smaller units, totaling approximately 1,629 SF, and is a great exposure opportunity for new businesses looking to build roots in Brooklyn, or for the expansion of an existing business. The site provides over 30’ of frontage on Atlantic Avenue and has three separate points of egress. The property has low common charges and real estate taxes, totaling approximately $1,500 per month.

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Neighborhoods: Brooklyn Heights/ Agents: Stephen Palmese

Massey Knakal seeks top tier sales professional to join its new venture, our New Jersey division.

Ideal candidates are self motivated, disciplined, driven, and persistent. Assertive, goaloriented self-starters / entrepreneurs. Exhibiting a stellar track record of sales success is a plus; however, MK has top notch training to bring any determined player to the top of their game. Marketing and Sales oriented professionals seeking high pay/unlimited earning potential, top
corporate and high net worth client base, and professional, team atmosphere will thrive in a career selling New Jersey’s finest buildings.

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Two commercial buildings at 4812 Sunrise Highway located in Nassau County’s Wantagh neighborhood was sold in an all cash transaction valued at $3,400,000.

This property consists of two one-story buildings on Sunrise Highway. One building is a large commercial store containing over 6,000 interior square feet. It is completely occupied by OTB. The second building is occupied by a car wash. It contains approximately 3,900 interior square feet. The buildings sit on a lot totaling 45,185 square feet with ample parking on the premises. The lot is situated at an excellent intersection with high visibility and traffic counts.

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The collateral consists of 6 walk-up apartment buildings located within the Williamsburg and Carroll Gardens areas of Brooklyn. The portfolio contains 2 commercial units and 21 residential apartments totaling approximately 19,600 gross square feet. Based upon the March 2010 rent roll, each building is fully occupied except apartments 1 and 2 in 68 Carroll Street. The total blended monthly rent is approximately $39,100 which equates to approximately $470,000 in annual revenue. The average blended rent per square foot for the portfolio is approximately $24.00. The properties are currently being managed by a court appointed receiver and the Lender has filed a motion for summary judgment. The current loan is nonrecourse to the Borrower.

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Neighborhoods: Williamsburg, Carroll Gardens/ Agents: Mark Lively

This sale represents a unique three acre assemblage of lots with tremendous development potential ideally situated between MCU Park and Stillwell Avenue within the newly rezoned Coney Island Amusement Area. The Coney Island Rezoning Plan was approved in July 2009 and will undoubtedly usher in sweeping improvements and opportunities the area. The City of New York has put its plans in motion revitalize and rebuild “America’s Playground” beginning with both new infrastructure and significant investments into the area. The property is an assemblage of five tax lots that run for a length 861’ from Surf Avenue to the mean high water line at the time the beach was filled in according to the deed of record. For more detailed information regarding the site please contact us to receive the full offering memorandum.

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Neighborhoods: Coney Island

An Associate assists in the day-to-day brokerage activities. This position entails all types of brokerage support including, but not limited to, doing feasibility analyses, studying market trends, obtaining data at government agencies, taking photographs of buildings, coordinating, etc. Qualified candidates have previously demonstrated ability in sales, have held leadership roles and/or have excellence in team-oriented activities.

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268 Water Street is a three story mixed-use building on the west side of Water Street between Dover Street and Peck Slip in the South Street Seaport Historic District. It presently has a 2,300 SF ground floor, a second floor apartment of 2,300 SF, and a shorter 3rd floor that is 1,100 SF. While the building can be delivered vacant, the current rent roll is approximately $4,5000 for the store, $5,500 for the 2nd floor, and $3,700 for the 3rd floor.

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Neighborhoods: TriBeCa/ Agents: Michael DeCheser

The subject property consists of one lot which occupies over fifty feet of frontage on Roosevelt Avenue. It is on the north side of the avenue between 71st and 72nd Streets. This property is one block from the major subway/bus transportation hub at the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and Broadway. The property offers a tremendous opportunity with commercial, residential and community useage. Survey available upon request

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Neighborhoods: Jackson Heights

Now Hiring: Director of Research

4/23/2010 10:14:19 AM/ Massey Knakal/ News

The Director of Research will lead the effort of further enhancing MKRS’ data, differentiating the firm from the rest of the market. This individual will be accountable for collecting, tracking and analyzing all aspects of the commercial real estate market including our internal sales statistics.

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Valuing Properties In Today's Market

4/23/2010 9:33:39 AM/ Massey Knakal/ News

In a Manhattan property sales market where there were 63% less transactions in the first quarter of 2010, compared to the same quarter in 2007, how is it possible to accurately value a property?

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State-of-the-Art production facility with a residential floor and roof deck and a curb cut. The ground floor is configured as a sound stage and the rest of the floors are used as recording studio with the top floor as a caretaker's unit. Building is in immaculate condition.

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Neighborhoods: TriBeCa

A 25' wide, four (4) story modern townhouse built in 1988 by Smith and Thompson Architects. Currently configured as 4 floor-through apartments and a penthouse studio, the building could easily be converted to a single family residence or expanded to accommodate a larger structure. Plans have been prepared to construct two additional stories and the building is framed to allow for the addition of an elevator. Alternate plans have been approved pursuant to NYC’s quality housing regulations to construct a 13 story building which would expand the maximum FAR of 7.20 or approx. 12,765 Sq. Ft..

The property benefits from a tremendous amount of light, two south facing gardens, a significant supply of excess air-rights, and excellent access to all forms of transportation. The property will be delivered vacant and is ideal for either conversion to a single family home or redevelopment to a larger building.

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Neighborhoods: Upper West Side

Massey Knakal Realty Services has sold the 3rd floor of a 10 full floor commercial condominium offering at 137 West 25th Street to a not-for-profit end user for $2,025,000.  The 3rd floor sold at the lowest price point.  The not-for-profit status of the buyer was also taken into consideration.  Each floor is approximately 5,900 SF with the 10 floors combining for approximately 59,000 SF.  Floors still available are the 2nd FL and the 4th – 11th floors.  The 2nd floor has 13’ ceilings and the rest of the floors feature 11’ ceilings.  The building has recently upgraded systems and new windows in the front.  Each floor has HVAC in good working condition with the exception of one gutted floor.  The remaining units are priced starting at $2,350,000.    

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Neighborhoods: Chelsea/ Agents: Robert Burton

The subject property is a retail condominium occupying the entire easterly blockfront at 1175 Third Avenue between East 68th and East 69th Street. The property benefits from 200' of Avenue frontage and is a total of 27,701 SF on multiple levels. The condominium is currently triple net leased.

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Neighborhoods: Upper East Side

Bob will be on CityWide - CUNY TV's dynamic talk show for New Yorkers who care deeply about our city. The program is hosted by former City Council member Ken Fisher. On this edition, Bob discusses how the real estate sector of the NYC economy has responded to the recession and signs that the recovery phase is underway. Click here for more information.

The program will air:
Wednesday April 21st at 10am, 3pm, 11pm
Saturday April 24th at 8 pm
Sunday April 25th at 10am

CUNY TV can be viewed on most cable systems in the New York metropolitan area on Channel 75. In addition, many of the programs can be viewed online at

A four-story walk-up apartment building at 111 4th Place was sold in an all cash transaction valued at $2,445,000. The property is located on the north side of 4th Place between Court and Smith Streets in Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens neighborhood.

The building is 28’ wide and is approximately 8,284 square feet. There are eleven residential units – five studios, five one-bedroom units, and one two-bedroom unit.  The building is in excellent condition with ten of the apartments completely renovated. The common areas, laundry facilities, and exterior have also been renovated. The property is in prime Carroll Gardens, just two blocks from the F and G lines.

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Neighborhoods: Carroll Gardens

Massey Knakal Realty Services, NYC’s #1 building sales firm, is pleased to announce the release of their exclusive first quarter Property Sales Reports. These unique, industry-leading, reports provides a comprehensive study of the investment sales market by product type in the entire New York City area (Manhattan, Northern Manhattan/Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens).

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The subject property is a two story, mixed-use building located on the southwest corner of 116th Street and 95th Avenue in Richmond Hill, Queens. The building consists of (2) commercial spaces, (3) apartments and (5) parking spaces. The property is conveniently located just 3 blocks west of Lefferts Boulevard and near many neighborhood amenities and major transportation.

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Neighborhoods: Richmond Hill

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