Property Grunt

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Roll Call

Portfolio has arrived. Sara Clemence and her crew have whipped out a badass magazine about money, wealth and all things that reek of capitalism. One of Sara's favorite articles is titled Faking and Entering which is about real estate poseurs. It is not only a great article but also features tips on preventing poseurs from showing up on your front lawn.

It is a double whammy for Kelly Kreth.

First off she will be featured on Sirius radio on a show called the Extreme Success Show hosted by Karan Salmansohn

Kelly scored a major account for a condo in Bushwick, Brooklyn. I hope they never refer it to as West Bushwick.



Eight Unit Building Designed by Scarano Architects PLLC Slated to Open for Sales Mid-April

Century 21 NY Metro Chosen as Exclusive Sales Agent for 979 Willoughby Condominiums

( New York , New York , April 17, 2007) Vintage Builders announced today that they have completed a new development project in the Bushwick area of Brooklyn at 979 Willoughby , on the corner of Willoughby and Evergreen Avenues.

The building consists of eight units: two studios starting at $399K, four 1 BRs starting at $465,000 and two, 2 BRs triplexes, starting at $688,000. Each apartment comes with a garage and utility room. All apartments have roof deck access. Square footage of apartments range from 500 sq. ft to 1000 sq. ft. Several of the apartments actually feature a parking garage that is accessible directly from inside the apartment without going outside; the parking garage connects to the living level of the unit.

“This is a section of Brooklyn that is in transition for both builders and investors alike. If you will, it is the more affordable extension of East Williamsburg and therefore more attractive to those buyers and investors. It has more personally and since my mother grew up a few blocks from this development, which during her time, was a poor slum. I made her a promise I would be a pioneer to make the area better,” says Harold Tischler, vice president, Vintage Builders.

“Without the leadership and vision of our president, Marc Weisz, this project would not have come to fruition. He has grown the company’s development in Brooklyn by leaps and bounds,” expounds Tischler.

Vintage Builders has over 16 years of experience in real estate in various aspects, including contracting, consulting, and developing. This is the second new development project they have participated in and they aim to develop in all different areas of Brooklyn . The first project was at 1515 W. 4th St. where they created a six-floor complex filled with loft-like apartments that have elevators open directly into the units

The building was designed by Stephen Conte of Scarano Architects PLLC. His vision has given rise to a project whose interiors soar to great heights creating the ambiance and feel of an inspiring space. This modern building has a loft-like feel that uses natural light to make the open spaces feel more airy than any other units on the market today. The façade features huge expanses of windows that allow sunlight to filter through the whole of each unit. Tischler says these windows are a way to glimpse into the “soul of the building.”

“To design a new building in an emerging area one cannot help but feel like a pioneer during the early days of the development of America . The difference now, however, is that this area was allowed to slip into decay and is now being reborn,” says Robert Scarano, president, Scarano Architects. “With Dozens of new buildings produced each year and many in up and coming areas like this, Scarano Architects, has lead the industry in cutting edge design which attracts buyers of all backgrounds and ages. Each project breaking price points and giving value which in just a few years of ownership rewards each person who buys into the development.”

Tishler has announced that Century 21 NY Metro will be the exclusive sales agent for the project, which will begin sales in mid-April.

“Century 21 is the only truly global real estate brand in New York City and has a history of getting the job done effectively and ethically,” explains Tischler.

“This is a great opportunity for us to expand into Brooklyn and use the power of the C21 network to penetrate the new development market,” says Mike Simon, president, Century 21 NY Metro.