Joseph Moinian, The Moinian Group


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Real estate prediction for 2014? 

Good, yet better than 2013.

Where in New York is there still untapped potential for real estate development? 

Far West Side—Hudson Yards, where we are currently structuring a property, which will be 3 Hudson Boulevard.

Who will become New York City’s next mayor?  

Remains to be seen.

What real estate policy should New York’s next mayor make a priority?   

To follow the same principles that Mayor Bloomberg established.

What qualities do you look for in an agent representing your buildings? 

For residential: smart, patient and presentable. For commercial: alert, knowledgeable and well-connected.

What is one aspect of your business you wish you had more time for? 

Architecture and design.

Greatest fear: 

Interest rates.

If approved, the Midtown East rezoning initiative will: 

It will take a long time to blossom but ultimately will be great for NYC.

Foreign real estate market you’d most like to invest in: 

India, Turkey and South America.

Is broadband connectivity in New York City a priority at your buildings? 

Yes, it is standard for us.

What should happen with Madison Square Garden and Penn Station? 

They should keep Carmelo Anthony and pick up more players like him!

What New York City building should be torn down? 

I will let you know when I see one!