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Eco-Friendly Construction Aided by New Lending Program

New environmental laws, designed to combat climate change, are driving up the costs of real estate development. Now developers are taking advantage of a financing tool to help pay for green-building requirements. The loan model, known as Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, was created in 2008 to subsidize the costs of building improvements that create environmentally sustainable and resilient properties. PACE is emerging as developers go-to for creating more energy-efficient buildings that are compliant with…

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Health-tech hub expands to New York

New York is the newest location for an innovation center of the Chicago-based health-tech incubator Matter.  In collaboration with the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Matter is working to connect startups with life sciences companies, health care providers, academic research centers and health-related organizations. Steven Collens, Matter CEO, said “the expansion will create East Coast opportunities for Chicago-based companies and help New York companies enter the Midwest,” yielding economic growth for all. Matter plans to leverage its nonprofit, no-equity model to…


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NY Reopens Iconic Flagship Apple Store

The iconic cube on Fifth Avenue in New York City is now reopened for business. The Apple store was closed for renovations nearly two years ago. Now the revamped location, double the size of the previous space, facilitates better business and optimizes users’ experience. The store is one of the first major openings since Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s HR chief, took over as head of retail. She explained how “Apple worked with Foster + Partners to reimagine the…


NYC Now Offers Salary Negotiation Classes for Women

New York City is now offering women a free class on negotiation skills so that they can secure raises and better employment conditions. The two-hour workshop is available across New York’s five boroughs. An online course is also available. The goal is to reach a total of 10,000 women. Women in New York earned 88% of what men did in 2016, according to American Association of University Women research that looked at median annual earnings for full-time…


Conducting Businesses in New York: Pros and Cons

Many people dream of having their own businesses.  But how practical is it?  What are some of the obstacles involved in opening and maintaining a business in America today? According to a recent National Bureau of Economic Research report, immigrants are twice as likely to have their own businesses in America than those who grew up in the country.  This generates $1 trillion in annual sales review.  One possible explanation for this is that people…


Florida Developer Purchases in Brooklyn

A building in Brooklyn which was the property of Jehovah’s Witnesses was sold to a developer based in Florida, the Wall Street Journal reported. The developer, Kayne Anderson, paid $200 million for the 16-story apartment building located in Brooklyn Heights. The developer renamed the building The Watermark at Brooklyn Heights, whereas it was previously known as the Towers. The plan is to convert the 295-unit residential building to a luxury senior housing with 300 units….