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The Party Circuit: Prince Realty Advisors’ Pre-Valentine’s Day Cocktail Party

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Prince Realty Advisors' Pre-Valentine's Day Cocktail Party

Real estate investment brokerage and capital markets group Prince Realty Advisors, which calls itself a “matchmaker” for its clients, hosted a “pre-Valentine’s Day cocktail party,” on February 11. Celebrating the firm’s clients and colleagues, party attendees gathered at the Hudson Bond, at 215 West 40th Street, in which Prince Realty’s founder and principal, David Ash, is an investor. Mr. Ash, who brokered the nearly $280 million purchase of the Beatrice in Chelsea last year, said that Brooklyn was pretty mainstream now, noting that the borough is “not a fad any longer.” In attendance were Prince Realty’s Kyle Stein, who was recently named managing director of the firm’s debt and equity division (as Commercial Observer reported), and Simon Ziff, the president of financial brokerage Ackman-Ziff, which arranged a $255 million refinancing of Milford Plaza hotel in 2013

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Northwood Investors Mansion On Madison Party

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Northwood Investors Mansion On Madison Party

The 26,190-square-foot Mansion on Madison, formerly the Villard Mansion, was reintroduced to the real estate industry last week. Previously railroad tycoon Henry Villard’s mansion, the grand residence at the New York Palace Hotel is being transformed by owners Northwood Investors. Marketed as a flagship retail location or a unique corporate office, the Mansion on Madison drew a large crowd last Thursday night for a “Midwinter’s Bash.” Jedd Nero, the executive vice president of retail services at CBRE, was on hand to point out some of the building’s more unique features. Read More

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The Party Circuit: Douglas Elliman Broker Viewing of 50 United Nations Plaza

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Douglas Elliman Broker Viewing Of 50 United Nations Plaza

Zeckendorf Development hosted a Douglas Elliman broker viewing of 50 United Nations Plaza, on January 22, 2014. The 88 luxury condominium residences are located at East 46th and First Avenue adjacent to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza and one block north of the United Nations Secretariat building. Fifty UN Plaza is the first residential tower in the United States designed by Foster + Partners. The event was held at the sales office, located at 866 United Nations Plaza and designed by the renowned firm of Gabellini Sheppard. Read More

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The CO’s Big Night Hanging With Scott Rechler and The New York Giants

Justin Tuck and Scott Rechler

On Thursday night, New York Giants star defensive lineman and two time Super Bowl champion Justin Tuck hosted his annual celebrity billiards tournament at the Flatiron pool lounge Slate, a charity event he holds to raise money to fight illiteracy. The event was co-sponsored by RXR Realty, whose chief executive Scott Rechler (who was ranked a lofty number four on The Commercial Observer’s Power 100 list) is one of the city’s most prolific and successful investors. The night featured a collection of celebrities, real estate executives and of course, pro athletes, including more than a few stars from the Super Bowl champion Giants. Read More

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New York AIR SocietySky’s The Limit Benefit

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New York AIR Society Sky's the Limit Benefit

Another week, another honor for Jones Lang LaSalle tristate president Peter Riguardi. Indeed, just one week after accepting a “Person of the Year” award from the Realty Foundation during an elegant reception at the Waldorf Astoria, Mr. Rigardi received accolades yet again from hundreds of his contemporaries for his contributions to the real estate industry and National Jewish Health, which will benefit from the successful May 17 fundraiser. Those attending the packed event at Tribeca hotspot Three Sixty included Silverstein Properties’ Larry Silverstein and 2011 honoree Jason Pizer of Trinity Real Estate. Read More