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Foundation Work Continues For “HAP Eight” At 215 West 28th Street, In Midtown

Caisson pilings and ongoing foundation work have been spotted for the site of 215 West 28th Street, on the northern edge of Chelsea. Dubbed, “HAP Eight,” the project is set to stand 20 floors and 210 feet when complete. Comprised of two adjoining buildings, the site...
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‘Devil In The Detail’: Brokers, Developers Trying To Figure Out Opportunity Zone Benefits, Pitfalls

  The brand-new opportunity zones are shaping up to be one of the biggest trends to impact commercial real estate next year. But the program is uncharted territory, and investors and developers are being told to tread carefully if they want to make use of the...
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East Harlem Boosted by Rezoning, Tax Breaks

Opportunity zone incentives seen fueling low-return projects Weak Northern Manhattan sales gain against borough’s total   At the corner of Lexington Avenue and 125th Street in East Harlem, in front of a closed Pathmark grocery -– “Pat ark” is all that remains of...
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East Harlem boosted by rezoning, tax breaks

  At the corner of Lexington Avenue and 125th Street in East Harlem, in front of a closed Pathmark grocery —“Pat ark” is all that remains of the name — real estate broker John McGuinness paints a vision of the near future. The Pathmark transforms to a Trader...
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NYC Real Estate Investment Outlook and Opportunities For 2019 from HAP Investments CEO Eran Polack

As 2018 comes to an end, many real estate developers and investors are looking toward the new year and considering what challenges and opportunities are in store for the industry, and the best way to navigate the New York City metropolitan market. Will land pricing...
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Thru the Lens: Lawrence of HAP Investments addresses B’nai B’rith Real Estate monthly luncheon meeting

Manhattan, NY Andrea Lawrence, deputy CEO and general counsel, HAP Investments, addressed the B’nai B’rith Real Estate monthly luncheon meeting, October 10th, at the Cornell Club. Her topic was “Inside HAP Investments.” VIEW ORIGINAL...
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Something New, for $1 Million

Brand-new condos tend to have sky-high prices, but with a little sleuthing, you can find something for closer to Manhattan’s median apartment price. For some, only new will do. With fashionable finishes, trendy technology and a cruise ship’s worth of amenities — as...
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People On The Move: Andrea Lawrence, Promotion

HAP Investments Deputy CEO & General Counsel Classification: Corporate Mgmt – Chrmn, CEO, CFO, Owner, Pres, VP, Other Exec Andrea Lawrence has been promoted to Deputy CEO and General Counsel of HAP Investments. She will help plan, develop and manage HAP...
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Andrea Lawrence Promoted to Deputy CEO and General Counsel of HAP Investments

HAP Investments LLC, an international, full-service real estate development company headquartered in New York City, announced that Andrea Lawrence has been promoted to Deputy CEO and General Counsel. In this new role, Ms. Lawrence will work directly with CEO and...
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LEADERS Interview with Eran Polack, CEO and Co-Founder, HAP Investments

Eran Polack is an established entrepreneur with a long history of successful real estate ventures in Eastern Europe, Israel, and the United States. Polack was one of the first developers to identify East Harlem as well as the Journal Square neighborhood of Jersey City...
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How to Make Money in New York City: Part 1

  Everyone wants to invest in NYC commercial real estate (the Mets won't spend on a shortstop unless he's also an office tower). There's no sweeter time in history than now for Bisnow to host its NYC Capital Markets Summit, happening April 9 (sign up). In advance...

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$400 million, 42-story tower set for Journal Square

A New York developer is promising yet another tower for Journal Square in Jersey City, an estimated $400 million project that could contain a hotel, offices or housing units and ground-floor retail. Dubbed HAP Tower, this is the fourth major project proposed for the...

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Bascom Buys 222 Units in Las Vegas

The Bascom Group picks up a Vegas apartment asset for $22.5 million; Greystone closes $59.3 million for a multifamily portfolio in Texas; and HAP Investments is in contract to buy a downtown site in Jersey City, N.J. Las Vegas—The Bascom Group has picked up Chapel...

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New Developer in Town

Eran Polack has access to Israeli, Italian, and French wallets and plans to build 500 to 800 ground-up multifamily units a year. We snapped HAP Investments CEO Eran Polack (his partners areAmir Hasid and Nir Amsel) at his firm's office across from the Empire State...

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