|There were so many photos from last Thursday’s REBNY banquetthat we couldn’t fit them all in one issue. We snapped CBRE president of Americas brokerage Chris Ludeman, CBRE’s Sloane Rhulen, Cushman & Wakefield’s David Berke, and The Durst Org’sBrandl Frey. Slone and her team just finished signing another two financial services firms to LCOR’s 545 Madison—Strike Holding Group and BHR Capital. Now there are only six floors left, she says, and last Tuesday, there were five tours of the building. Brandl, who joined Durst last month as leasing manager, is currently marketing 205 E 42nd St.
|Silvercup Studios CEO Alan Suna, daughter Rachel Suna of The Feil Org, and RCG Longview head Rich Gorsky. Alan tells us that Silvercup’s The Industry LIC, a 76-unit luxury condo project in Long Island City, is offering a bonus for contracts signed by March 1—buyers will receive $10k for studios and one bedrooms, $15k for two bedrooms, and $20k for three-bedroom units toward closing costs(prices range from $394k for a studio to $1.4M for the penthouse). The studio itself is buzzing with tapings of 30 Rock, Gossip Girl,White Collar, and the filming of Robert DeNiro’s upcoming New Year’s Eve movie.
|First American Title’s Linda Isaacson, New York division presidentSteven Napolitano, and senior underwriting counsel Michael Bereyat their firm’s pre- and post-banquet shindig. Linda tells us she’s guardedly optimistic for ’11. Manhattan is still a very important place to focus and is the epicenter of business for the firm, she says, especially with apartment and office buildings. Hopefully we’ll see an uptick in trophy and portfolio work this year.