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Matt Coyne

Tales of Retail

Report: Borders Bankruptcy to Give Nearby Stores the Blues

Not only are three of New York’s eight Borders stores closing–news passed along after Borders’ anticipated filing of Chapter 11–but projections from the CoStar group foresee vacancy rates for nearby retailers to increase.

Basically, Borders has the flu, and now nearby stores can expect to catch a cold.

The CoStar projections see vacancy rates climbing Read More

Ethics

Why Building Things in New York Comes Down to What You Learned (or Didn’t Learn) from Mom and Dad

New York real estaters met at NYU’s Schack Institute on Wednesday morning for a brief breakfast forum on construction ethics. While the mafia wasn’t represented—possibly because of the mass arrests last month—their presence could’ve gone a long way to help filling up the empty seats.

“Here at New York University we’re trying to instill Read More