The Sinreich Group

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The Sinreich Group is a New York City based real estate law firm that represents public and private sector clients in connection with the acquisition, development, leasing, financing, repositioning and disposition of real estate throughout the country.

Bite Size Breaking News

Welcome to Bite Size Breaking News. We post every other Monday by noon. Have lunch with The Sinreich Group and get the latest real estate news in easily digestible “bite size” portions.

Shopping Centers Embrace Co-Working Office Tenants

Much has been said about the ongoing, and often painful, transformation of brick-and-mortar retail as existing properties struggle to stay relevant. One of the solutions that is being tested throughout the country is the location of co-working office tenants in shopping centers. The Sinreich Group has been instrumental in structuring a number of these transactions, and although these deals can be likened to fitting a square peg in a round hole, the initial results are trending in a positive direction. Learn more

Cities Around the World Face Housing Affordability Crises

According to a global housing affordability monitor created by Knight Frank, the gap between housing prices and global income hit $790B in 2018 as housing became less affordable in most of the world's big cities. The cities with the least affordable housing in 2018 were Amsterdam, Auckland, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sydney, Toronto and Vancouver. Cities that bucked the growing disparity trend included New York, Moscow, Singapore and Paris. Learn more

8M SF of Retail Real Estate is now 11M SF of Industrial

According to CBRE, over 20 former shopping centers or big box stores in the U.S. have been, or are in the process of being, transformed into industrial warehouses. Since 2016, 9 conversions have been completed, 5 are under construction and 8 are in the planning stages. The area with the most retail-to-industrial redevelopment is the Upper Midwest, which has suffered as a result of demographic shifts to other parts of the country. Learn more

Brookfield’s Latest Fund Significantly Exceeds Target

Brookfield announced that its latest real estate investment fund closed last week with $15B in equity commitments, exceeding its $10B fundraising goal. The fund has spent almost $10B on 10 transactions including the $6.8B privatization of Forest City and the $1.1B ground lease of 666 Fifth Ave in Manhattan. Prior to these transactions, Brookfield privatized Rouse Properties and General Growth, both of which owned national retail portfolios. Learn more

The Open Floor Plan Debate

Please join Ellen Sinreich and ULI NY for a lively debate on the merits of open floor plans for office space. Office space occupants including representatives from Google, LinkedIn and Mathworks will discuss the pro's and con's of both open and traditional floor plans and provide insight based on their efforts to optimize productivity and creativity. Learn more

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