The LEED for Core and Shell Gold 148 Lafayette Street – which dates from 1913 – has been sold to the real estate investment firm EPIC for approximately $850 per square foot.
In deals totaling 130,000 square feet, two tenants have agreed to anchor a new Green Manufacturing Center at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, an effort that the city hopes will help spur manufacturing and innovation within the environment-friendly technology sector.
The Made in New York City Digital Map not only demonstrates the explosive growth in Gotham’s technology sector but should also help the industry’s continued expansion. It also serves an important real estate-related purpose in highlighting Silicon Alley’s attraction to tech tenants.
We’re pleased to announce the release of our first quarter 2012 Green Real Estate Report, which reviews a number of key green real estate topics in detail – including legal issues – in order to help industry leaders draw deeper conclusions about the overall state of green real estate.
With the recent LEED-EB Silver certification of the Rockefeller Group’s 1271 Avenue of the Americas, Sixth Avenue has jumped past Park Avenue for the most LEED-EB-certified office buildings in Manhattan. The rating also nudged the West Side past the East Side on the same list, 19 to 18.
After improving on its 2008 and 2009 ranks (12th and 10th) in 2010 (5th), New York City held steady by placing 6th on EPA’s list in 2011. But in terms of total floor area and annual cost savings the much denser Big Apple performed quite well, ranking third and second overall in those two categories.
What’s most interesting about two recent deals totaling 12,400 square feet at 7 WTC is that at least one of the tenants was attracted to the building’s LEED rating, in addition to its stunning views and Downtown location.
1 World Trade Center has been in the news quite a bit recently: we catch up on its new broadcasting facility, a lost lease, and its ongoing climb towards becoming New York City’s tallest building.
The success of leasing efforts at One World Trade Center, Five World Trade Center, and 51 Astor Place will likely have little to do with their LEED labels and green attributes.
The 2011-12 BOMA/NY Pinnacle Awards were handed out earlier this month and this year’s set of entrants were a bumper crop: the field included the highest total of LEED- and Energy Star-rated buildings in the competition’s history.