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November 10th 2018

Bay Ridge is located in the Southwest corner of Brooklyn, New York. Surrounding neighborhoods are Sunset Park on the North, Dyker Heights on the East, the Narrows and the Belt Parkway on the West and Fort Hamilton Army Base and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge on the South.

Bay Ridge is a 3 square mile community overlooking New York Harbor and has the convenience of the city and the feel of a small town or modern day Mayberry.

Many of the streets have attached one and two family beautifully kept row houses, some with backyards and private or shared driveways. There are also detached single family homes of the Colonial and Tudor style, condominiums and Coops. Along Shore Road, six story apartment buildings are the neighborhoods tallest buildings. Rezoning in 2005 preserved the low elevation of the housing stock.

There is a 58 acre Shore Road Park which extends from Owl’s head Park south to Fort Hamilton and has a 2.5 mile path for walking, jogging, and rollerblading. Many people go fishing on the American Veterans memorial Pier at 69th Street.

86th Street is a commercial thoroughfare with chain stores and banks. 3rd Avenue and 5th Avenues have local shops, boutiques, restaurants and bars.


November 3rd 2018

Mill Basin is located in South Brooklyn, NY and is a residential neighborhood on a peninsula along Jamaica Bay. Neighborhood boundaries are Avenue U to the North, East and South and by Mill Island inlet to the West.

Mill Basin is home to boaters and sun lovers. Some visitors liken the neighborhood to Miami. Others love the greenery and birdsong of Mill Basin which can feel like New Jersey or Westchester County.  Mill Basin does not have the look and feel of Brooklyn, but it’s residents are Brooklyn proud.

Mill Basin is home to The Mill Basin Marina located on Avenue Y and East 69th Street and is a full service Marina that has been serving boaters for 50 years.


October 27th 2018

In this blog we will combine the 2 incredible waterfront Brooklyn NY neighborhoods of Dumbo and Vinegar Hill. While each neighborhood being very distinct, they are very close and flow into one another.

Dumbo is short for Down Under The Manhattan bridge Overpass and is split into two sections, one located between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges and another that continues east to the Manhattan Bridge to the Vinegar Hill area. Neighborhood boundaries are Brooklyn Bridge Park to the North, The Brooklyn Bridge to the West, Brooklyn Heights to the South and Vinegar Hill to the East.

The Dumbo Historic District is bounded by

October 16th 2018

Greenwood Heights is a great Brooklyn, NY neighborhood with open green spaces, eclectic housing with several different lifestyle options and a booming bar and restaurant scene.

Greenwood Heights , Brooklyn NY Greenwood Heights takes it’s name from the beautiful and historic Greenwood Cemetery where nature lovers can bird watch and enjoy walking trails.

Greenwood Heights borders are approximately Prospect Expressway to the North, Gowanus Canal to the West, 8th Avenue to the East and 39th Street to the South.  The surrounding neighborhoods to Greenwood Heights are Windsor Terrace, sunset Park and Park Slope South.

Train service into Manhattan from Greenwood Heights is on the D, N and R lines at 36th Street and 4th Avenue.


October 10th 2018

Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn NY is a gem of a neighborhood. It is a perfect combination of historic and hip. This cozy, quaint, family friendly neighborhood has gorgeous tree lined blocks with impeccably maintained brownstones.  Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn NY - historic brownstones

Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn NY - Court Street

Court Street, Brooklyn NY

4th Place by Clinton Street, Brooklyn NY

Carroll Gardens offers a wide variety of great boutiques, great restaurants and cool bars and many authentic Italian eateries.

Carroll Gardens boundaries are: from Brooklyn Queens (BQE) Expressway on the West  to Hoyt Street (between DeGraw and 5th Street)  and the Gowanus Expressway on the East, from DeGraw Street and Warren Street on the North to the 9th Street and Gowanus Expressway on the South.


September 27th 2018

Bath Beach, Brooklyn NY- Bath Beach ParkBath Beach Park named for the neighbothood it is in. The park was originally established in 1937 and went through a lmajor makeover in 1984.

Bath Beach, Brooklyn NY is located at the southwestern edge of Brooklyn on Gravesend Bay.

Bath Beach is a wonderfully busy, vibrant and diverse Brooklyn, NY neighborhood. Italian Americans, Chinese, Hispanics, Middle Eastern, Pakistani and Russians have made Bath Beach their home.

Neighborhood boundaries are Bensonhurst and New Utrecht across 86th Street, Dyker Beach Park and Golf Course across 14th Avenue and Gravesend across Stillwell Avenue.

Subway service into Manhattan from Bath Beach consists of D train service with stops at 18th Avenue, 20th Avenue, Bay Parkway, 25th Avenue and Bay 50th Street.

There are several terrific

September 20th 2018

Bensonhurst, Brooklyn NY has not had the explosive growth in popularity as some other Brooklyn neighborhoods in the last few years like Williamsburg or Downtown Brooklyn. However, the Bensonhurst was made famous by The Bee Gees song and John Travolta’s starring role in Saturday Night Fever is vibrant, diverse and thriving.

Bensonhurst is located in the Southwestern part of Brooklyn, NY. Neighborhood boundaries are 14th Avenue to the northwest, 60th Street and McDonald Avenue to the northeast, 86th Street to the south and 25th Avenue to the southeast.

                 Intersection of Bay Parkway and Stillwell Avenue

Bensonhurst has its own Little Italy on 18th Avenue and several emerging Chinatowns that are scattered and mixed in with other ethnic enclaves.

The neighborhoods surrounding Bensonhurst are Dyker Heights, Bath Beach, Mapleton, Gravesend and Borough Park. Since Bensonhurst does not have any official boundaries, there is sometimes an overlap with surrounding neighborhoods.


September 11th 2018

Marine Park, Brooklyn NY - Marine Park

Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Trail

Marine Park, Brooklyn NY is a scenic, quiet and close knit, yet a thriving neighborhood with Real Estate values higher than ever. Walkability that is most important to Marine Park residents is the walk to their beautiful, multi activity, wild and largest public park in Brooklyn, NY.


September 3rd 2018

Brooklyn New York neighborhoods have a rich history and Flatbush is no exception. In the early 1900’s Flatbush was a very swanky neighborhood with expensive retails shops and upper class residents. Today’s Flatbush is one of the city’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods.

Actually Flatbush is comprised of 12 small communities including Prospect Park South, Ditmas Park, Fiske Terrace, Wingate, South Midwood, Midwood Park and West Midwood. Neighborhood boundaries begin at Parkside and Ocean Avenues at the southwest entrance to Prospect Park, includes some of Coney Island Avenue and spans east to Nostrand Avenue and Kings Highway.

Flatbush subway service into Manhattan

August 24th 2018


Sea Gate, Brooklyn NY

 Views from each Reservation park (Lindy Park)of Lower New York Harbor and the Verrazano Bridge

Photo by Anna Kader

For those who live in Sea Gate, Brooklyn NY, a private gated community at the far western end of Coney Island, with four and a half miles of winding tree lined roads, the beach is the biggest magnet. The farthest that a Sea Gate resident needs to walk to get to the beach is three to four blocks and there is never a problem of where to put your blanket. Sea Gate is surrounded on three sides by water with private beaches. In addition to the private beaches, there are two parks: A playground with a basketball court next to Sea Gate Community Center on Surf Avenue and Beach Reservation which extends before and beyond Norton’s Point and consists of a sandy/grassy patch of land with views of Lower New York Harbor and The Verrazano Bridge. There is also The Sea Gate Beach Club, a popular summertime spot for many families. Read more >>

August 16th 2018


Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn NY

Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn NY almost completely surrounded by water is much more about tranquility than walkability. This quiet, sleepy area has the feel of the suburbs with many tree lined blocks and grassy lawns. Manhattan Beach was developed as a premiere resort destination for the city's upper middle class and wealthy elite with the famous, lavish and grandiose Manhattan Beach Hotel built in 1870 and followed by the even more grandiose Oriental Hotel built in 1880. In 1916 the Oriental Hotel was torn down and the land was sold for residential development.

The  Manhattan Beach streets are named in alphabetical order from A to P (Amherst, Beaumont, Coleridge, Dover, Exeter, Falmouth, Girard, Hastings through to Pembroke) with the exception of the Ocean Avenue.

The Manhattan Beach peninsula is narrow and there are only three places to live, the bay block, the middle block and the ocean block. There are 8 ocean blocks and all are dead end streets with no thru traffic.

Many of the homes on these ocean blocks are the most expensive in the neighborhood. Manhattan Beach is hugged to the south and east by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north by Sheepshead Bay and Brighton Beach to the west.

There is hardly any

August 3rd 2018

Brooklyn Heights promenade, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn NY was the first landmarked neighborhood in New York history as well as the first suburb in America.

Some past Brooklyn Heights residents were Truman Capote, Arthur Miller, Norman Mailer and Walt Whitman.

Brooklyn Heights- Truman  Capote house - Brooklyn NY

               Truman Capote house at 70 Willow St, Brooklyn NY

                                                                                      Photo by Anna Kader 

Neighborhood boundaries are Atlantic Avenue to the South, Cadman Park and Court Street to the East, East River to the West and Old Fulton Street to the North.
Brooklyn Heights is next to the Industrial hip neighborhood Dumbo and Booming Downtown Brooklyn and still maintains it’s old world small town charm within a big city.
The wonderful and historic Brooklyn Heights Promenade is at the tip of Read more >>

July 18th 2018

Red Hook,Brooklyn -Louis Valentino Jr. Park & Pier

Louis Valentino Jr. Park & Pier

Red Hook in Brooklyn, New York is truly a village inside a city with a character all its own. With unparalleled panoramic views of New York Bay, combining a New England maritime feel with an industrial vibe and a small town peaceful way of living, Red Hook is a completely unique Brooklyn gem of a neighborhood.

Red Hook is a peninsula between Buttermilk Channel, Gowanus Bay and the Gowanus Canal at the Southern Edge of Downtown Brooklyn. Red Hook is known as South Brooklyn but is actually in Western Brooklyn.

The devastating damage caused by

July 14th 2018

Fort Greene is truly a gem amongst Brooklyn New York neighborhoods. Named after major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionay War Nathanael Greene, Fort Greene is listed on the New York State Registry, the National Register of Historic Places as well as a designated Historic District in NYC.

Fort Greene is located in Northwest Brooklyn and has elegant tree lined blocks of gorgeous, beautifully kept, Brownstone, Brick and Frame homes.

Fort Greene's neighbors are Clinton Hill, Downtown Brooklyn and The Brooklyn Navy Yard.

The Western edge of Fort Greene is now the Brooklyn Cultural district, home to The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 651 ARTS, BRIC House and The Mark Morris Dance Center.

The energy, vitality, innovation, creativity, family oriented and diverse Fort Greene epitomizes what Brooklyn is today.

Today’s residential real estate market in Fort Greene is expensive and in high demand. In some ways Fort Greene is the Lincoln Center of Brooklyn.


July 4th 2018

Midwood, Brooklyn NY is known to be home to many religious Jewish families, but steadily growing in popularity for all young families in search of an affordable housing alternative to other expensive Brooklyn neighborhoods. Besides the lifelong New Yorkers who moved to Midwood the neighborhood has a mix of recently arrived immigrants including Chinese, Turkish, Pakistani, Polish, Russian and others.

Midwood is located in South Central Brooklyn. Midwood is bordered by Avenue P & Kings highway on the South, Avenue I and The Brooklyn College campus to the North, Nostrand Avenue to the East and Coney Island Avenue, parts of Mc Donald Avenue and Ocean Parkway to the West.


Midwood is a home for Brooklyn College, a senior university of the City University of New York.

Part of the Brooklyn College campus, James Hall, Boylan Hall, The Library-in the middle, Ingersoll Hall, Roosevelt Hall. The Library, part of the original campus laid out by Philip Randolph, now known as "East Quad"(Wiki)


Brooklyn College, Midwood Brooklyn NY


June 22nd 2018

A unique and wonderful lifestyle of being an Oceanside neighborhood, rich and diverse culturally is what Brighton Beach, Brooklyn NY has to offer.

My maternal grandparents, my family and I spent some wonderful years, when I was a young child, living in Brighton Beach.

Located in South Brooklyn, Brighton Beach has world famous Coney Island to the West, Manhattan Beach to the East, Sheepshead bay at the Belt Parkway to the North and the Atlantic Ocean to the South along the beach and Boardwalk.

Brighton Beach is a summer destination for New York City residents due to its beautiful beach and Read more >>

June 13th 2018

It’s no surprise that Prospect Park South, Brooklyn NY was named in a Streeteasy report on The Top 10 up and coming NYC neighborhoods, being ranked #7 on the list. The reasons for PPS earning a spot on this list are clear, i.e. low rents compared to much more expensive rents in nearby Park Slope and Windsor Terrace neighborhoods, proximity to Prospect Park, conveniently located for Read more >>

June 8th 2018

Sunset Park is a beautiful, diverse and exciting Brooklyn neighborhood that is evolving rapidly into a top choice for people to live and come to enjoy all that the area has to offer.


Sunset Park is located in Southwest Brooklyn, NY. Many of the areas blocks have homes that are listed on The National Registry of Historic Places as a historic district. Sunset Park has the largest historic district in the NRHP in the Northeast United States. See our blog dated March 22nd 2017 for more information on historic Sunset Park homes. Sunset Park - a
Sunset Park-b Sunset Park has many gorgeous brownstone, limestone and brick homes on tree lined blocks. Jeff Grandis, broker at Accord Real Estate Group has been selling properties in the area for 30 years. Home prices have never been higher and the residential market continues to trend up.

June 2nd 2018

The transformative effect of rezoning Brooklyn New York neighborhoods has been nothing short of historic. For example, the rezoning of Downtown Brooklyn has completely changed the landscape of this neighborhood well beyond City Planning projections. This neighborhood has become a residential and commercial hub.

Brooklyn’s East New York neighborhood was rezoned in 2016. The 190 block, rezoned area is between Fulton and Belmont Avenues This has resulted in property values rising dramatically. In 2016 developers filed applications to build 339 residential units. By 2017 that number had increased to 1,303 units, mainly in the affordable housing category.

Investors of multi family houses are hoping to Read more >>

May 16th 2018

Today’s Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn NY is hip, historic, diverse, lively and convenient.

Neighborhood borders are Ocean Avenue to the West, Empire Boulevard to the North, New York Avenue to the East and Clarkson Avenue to the South. The neighborhood has seen a boom in the construction of luxury residential apartment buildings among low-rise brick buildings and historic row houses.

The major commercial corridors in Prospect Lefferts Gardens are Flatbush Avenue and Nostrand Avenue.

PLG boasts beautifully preserved 19th and 20th century architecture that includes Romanesque Revival, Neo Georgian and Neo Tudor styles.

The Prospect Lefferts Gardens Historic District consists of  Read more >>

May 9th 2018

Downtown Brooklyn, NY is in the Northwestern part of the borough. The street boundaries of Downtown Brooklyn are Tillary Street to the North, Ashland Place to the East, Atlantic Center and Schermerhorn Street to the South and Court Street to the West.

The 2004 rezoning of Downtown Brooklyn changed the way Downtown Brooklyn would grow and grow it has, well beyond any projections.

Downtown Brooklyn has now clearly become

May 2nd 2018

Gowanus, Brooklyn New York is in the South part of the borough, bounded by Wyckoff Street on the North, Fourth Avenue to the East, Gowanus Expressway to the South and Bond Street to the West.

Gowanus has exciting neighbors that it is adjacent to such as Park Slope, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Red Hook, Fort Greene and Greenwood Heights. Despite the issue of the Read more >>

April 27th 2018

From one end of Bushwick to the other, for the most part, you cannot find a block where there is not at least one house undergoing a gut renovation or where there is an exciting new ground up development project underway. Bushwick, Brooklyn NY is undergoing a transformation and is growing in popularity rapidly. Visit the galleries, see the street art and Read more >>

April 22nd 2018

Bedford-Stuyvesant, aka Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, NY is a vibrant Brooklyn neighborhood filled with historic Victorian architecture and brownstones on tree lined streets. Bedford Stuyvesant is surrounded by Clinton Hill to the West, Crown Heights to the South, and Williamsburg to the North.

“I’ve seen the tremendous uptrend in values in Bedford Stuyvesant year after year with no end in sight” says Jeff Grandis, broker at Accord Real Estate Group  who has been representing property owners in the marketing and sale of their residential and commercial properties for over 30 years. 

Some examples of pricing of properties in today’s market Read more >>

April 13th 2018

Greenpoint is the northernmost point in Brooklyn, NY. Greenpoint is bordered to the southwest by Williamsburg, on the southeast by The Brooklyn Queens Expressway and East Williamsburg, on the north by Newtown Creek and Long Island City Queens at The Pulaski Bridge and on the west by the East River.

Greenpoint has a large Polish-American community with many Polish restaurants, markets and businesses.

The Real Estate market in Greenpoint has seen single and multifamily residential values rise dramatically and Read more >>

April 5th 2018

Kensington, Brooklyn NY  is located in Central Brooklyn with neighborhood boundaries of Coney Island Avenue to the East, Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue to the North, McDonald Avenue & 36th Street to the West and Foster Avenue to the South.

Kensington is surrounded by Flatbush (Ditmas Park & Prospect Park South) to the East, Windsor Terrace to the North, Borough Park to the West and Midwood to the South.

The Kensington Real Estate market

April 1st 2018

Park Slope, Brooklyn NY is one of Brooklyn’s gems of a neighborhood is located in Northwest Brooklyn. Neighborhood boundaries are Prospect Park and Prospect Park West to the East, 4th Avenue to the West, Flatbush Avenue to the North and the Prospect Expressway to the South.

Fifth Avenue and Seventh Avenue are Park Slopes primary commercial streets.

Park Slope is known for

March 21st 2018


Sheepshead Bay Neighborhood

Sheepshead Bay, Emmons Ave at sunset- view from Manhattan Beach (photo by © Anna Kader)




Brooklyn, NY has several wonderful waterfront neighborhoods such as Red Hook, Columbia Waterfront District, Dumbo, Fulton Ferry, Greenpoint and Williamsburg. There is only one Brooklyn neighborhood that has an ocean front fishing village with piers and a fleet of 18 privately owned fishing boats that for decades have gone out to sea daily for deep sea fishing and that neighborhood is Sheepshead Bay where I grew up!



March 15th 2018

Williamsburg Brooklyn- Love Thy Neighborhood

"Love Thy Neighborhood" mural - Wythe Ave, Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY 




Today’s Williamsburg has an energy of innovation, youth and excitement rarely found to this extent in a Brooklyn neighborhood. As a lifelong New Yorker, Brooklynite and Real Estate Broker of 30 years you can take my word for that. 


Just take a walk down Bedford Avenue and you can see, feel, touch and taste the creativity coming from the restaurants, shops, café’s, the Hotels, the bars and the music venues. Step into anyone of the gorgeous new hotels in Williamsburg like the William Vale, the Mc Carren Hotel and pool or the Wythe Hotel and you will see tourists from all over the world visiting Brooklyn’s Williamsburg. Clearly, Williamsburg is one of the Read more >>

March 9th 2018

Today’s Crown Heights is nothing short of magnificent, diverse, evolving and a very exciting neighborhood to live, work and play in.

Crown Heights sits next to Prospect Heights to the West, Flatbush and Prospect - Lefferts Gardens to the South, Brownsville to the East and Bedford Stuyvesant to the North.

Crown Heights has a history of being a fashionable residential neighborhood beginning in the early Read more >>

March 2nd 2018

Most likely if you are a Real Estate Broker or agent in Brooklyn  you are familiar with laid back, village like charm of Cobble Hill. Cobble Hill is surrounded by the wonderful neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens and The Columbia Waterfront District.

The Real Estate Market in this trendy, beautiful and historic neighborhood has seen prices rising with no end in sight to this uptrend.

Residential Multi Family homes in Cobble Hill can Read more >>

February 20th 2018

Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill has some of the most historic, architecturally important residential houses in the borough and many gorgeous new residential and mixed use development buildings as well. This neighborhood is exciting and is attracting many to live and play there.

The residential lifestyle choices and price ranges of Clinton Hill real estate offer Read more >>

February 15th 2018

The Brooklyn Real Estate market continues to be vibrant across almost all property categories including single family residential, mixed-use with ground floor retail and residential apartments above the stores, commercial, vacant land, Cooperative apartments and Condominium units. Experts agree that this up trend will continue into 2018.

The Multi-Family housing market in Brooklyn is no exception to this up trend for several reasons. Read more >>

February 7th 2018

In the always exciting and vibrant world of residential real estate in Brooklyn, NY we will cover several trends for 2018 that will have an influence on the market.

Beginning April 2019, the L train will be closed for critical repairs from damage sustained from super storm Sandy. Approximately 225,000 New Yorkers go between Brooklyn and Manhattan every day. The MTA will have increased service on the Read more >>

January 24th 2018

Of the 10 largest developments to receive a temporary certificate of occupancy in New York City, 4 of these projects are in Brooklyn. Brooklyn New York realtors can take pride in how strong the residential real estate market is in our beloved Brooklyn NY and Read more >>

January 18th 2018

Commercial, residential and mixed use buildings made of wood instead of steel and concrete? Yes, this trend is gradually catching on in New York and across the country. The idea of what a wood building can be is expanding. With new state of the art materials, systems and techniques the design community is excited about wood projects, their beauty, strength, versatility and sustainability.

Flank Developers are building two new wooden

January 11th 2018

The pace of new development projects coming up in Downtown Brooklyn is showing no signs of slowing down.

Several of the powers that be in Downtown Brooklyn such as The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, The Brooklyn Academy of Music and The New York Landmark Conservancy are supporting the proposed 80 Flatbush Avenue, 1.3M square foot 2 building project. The site of this project a 61,000 square foot lot located between Flatbush and third Avenue and Schermerhorn and State Streets. This mixed use project will include Read more >>

January 5th 2018

Yes, we know that Brooklyn is the center of the real estate universe today in New York City and truly a global brand now more than ever before.

There is always the question of which neighborhood (s) in Brooklyn are the next hot, “it” place to live. What makes a neighborhood not just desirable but hot? Walkability to shops, good access to public transportation is a good start. Plenty of existing architectural eye candy also helps. Other factors such as Read more >>

December 31st 2017

A Happy New Year From Accord Real Estate Group. 

We want to wish our clients, their families, friends and loved ones, our website visitors, our fellow Real Estate Brokers and Agents and their loved ones a Happy, Healthy and prosperous new year.

 Rockefeller Center Tree, NYC 2017


December 20th 2017

This elegant, family friendly enclave is surrounded by the neighborhoods of Cobble Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope and Gowanus. Boerum Hill neighborhood boundaries are generally to be considered to be Schermerhorn Street to the North, 4th Avenue to the East, Court or Smith Streets to the West and Warren or Wyckoff Streets to the South.
The wonderful and pricey housing stock in Boerum Hill consists mostly of 3 story Frame, Brick and Brownstone Rowhouses (row houses) and some fabulous Read more >>

December 10th 2017

Talk about a hot neighborhood - Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY is certainly that. Not only are Bushwick real estate values going up, with new residential and mixed use development projects underway, but Bushwick is also home to some of the most magnificent landmarked buildings.

The landmarked residential beauty Caterina Lipsius house aka Cook Mansion, built in 1889 & 1890, is located at 670 Bushwick Avenue on the corner of Willoughby Street. Cook mansion was designed and built by famous Read more >>

December 4th 2017

Park Slope South, a beautiful Brooklyn New York neighborhood, is bordered by other beautiful neighborhoods of Windsor Terrace, Park Slope and Greenwood Heights. The neighborhood boundaries of Park Slope South are 4th Avenue to Prospect Park West, The Prospect Expressway or 18th Street to 9th Street.

This very lovely neighborhood has high real estate values. For example, in today’s residential market, Read more >>

November 21st 2017

Fulton Ferry Historic District, Brooklyn NY

The Fulton Ferry Historic District is in fact of great historical and architectural importance. This is where Brooklyn New York began! The history of this amazing area extends from the Ferry that served it. Tragically, the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883 caused the gradual decline in ferry service and the demise of this once vibrant and important area.

The Fulton Ferry Historic District is sandwiched in between Dumbo and Brooklyn Heights. The area boundaries are Read more >>

November 16th 2017

The Towers

The Towers, one of the jewels of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Brooklyn Real Estate Portfolio has been sold. Located at 21 Clark Street, The Towers is a former Hotel located in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District, Brooklyn NY. The buyer for this magnificent 1920’s Venetian palazzo style building is Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors who reportedly purchased the building for approximately $200M. The Towers structure is 16 stories in height and 313,768 square feet in size. Al Rabil, Kayne Anderson managing partner and CEO said of the building “meticulously maintained since it’s inception in the late 1920’s, the towers is a unique redevelopment opportunity to introduce modern luxury living for seniors in Brooklyn”. Watermark Retirement Communities is partnering with Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors on the project. The new owner is committed to upholding the property’s unique legacy. In the hotel’s heyday it was advertised as the aristocrat of Brooklyn Hotels. The Towers was designed by Starrett & Van Vleck, the same architecture firm that designed the Manhattan Flagship Stores for Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor.


November 3rd 2017

Yes, Nathan’s famous hot dogs are still delicious and the annual Mermaid Parade is as outrageous as ever. Yes, the Coney Island Boardwalk is still the longest and widest in the world and yes although The New York Aquarium is the oldest continually operating Aquarium in the United States, the expansion and renovation has still not been completed.

In today’s Coney Island neighborhood there is so much happening. For example, there is a Read more >>

October 28th 2017

Fiske Terrace, Brooklyn NY

In many of our densely populated neighborhoods in Brooklyn, NY there are amazing development projects under way with beautifully designed high rise office buildings, cutting edge architecture used to build large mixed use buildings and a sea of new hip, high tech and fancy looking residential towers being built.  But then there are the conjoined neighborhoods of Fiske Terrace and Midwood Park that could not be more different then Read more >>

October 11th 2017

The Brooklyn New York real estate market is hot. With values and sale prices reaching new heights in today’s market in many Brooklyn neighborhoods, we are clearly in an up trending market. This uptrend includes many property  Read more >>

September 25th 2017

The importance of your personal and professional reputation in the Real Estate business cannot be overstated. I am sure you are well aware of it, however please let me share with you my thoughts. 

Rome was not built in one day, however, ultimately how you build and develop your personal and professional reputation carries much more weight than any brokerage company or company brand that you choose to affiliate with. It’s all about you and only you and how you conduct yourself.

What are the character traits that make

September 20th 2017

The Landmark Preservation Committee has tremendous influence on Real Estate Development, building modifications in landmarked districts and landmarked buildings in non- historic districts.

We usually blog about LPC reviewing and approving plans from developers whose initial plans were rejected and how developers adapt and conform their plans more closely to the contextual look and feel of other neighborhood structures to get their plans approved.

Greenpoint is a booming Brooklyn NY neighborhood with many Read more >>

September 6th 2017

Yes, you’ve heard of Bensonhurst in Brooklyn from Saturday Night Fever fame and maybe you’ve heard of Borough Park in Brooklyn. But Mapleton in Brooklyn, NY? Where is it and what will you find there?

Mapleton is in Southwest Brooklyn. Neighborhood boundaries are  Read more >>

August 31st 2017

One of several key elements in working towards your long term success in the real estate brokerage business today is the size and quality (we’ll get back to this) of your database. Your database can include a pipeline of perspective new client listing leads to be cultivated into a saleable inventory of great properties to be marketed and sold, your sphere of influence (past sellers and buyers who are your advocates) and the group of clients and customers who you are currently servicing.

Whether you are farming/prospecting all property types in a specific neighborhood or a specific property type across several zip codes, or if you are working with 5 different buyers with different criteria for Read more >>

August 23rd 2017

The ideal position to be in when choosing the best qualified buyers to work with who invest in existing properties or who develop ground up is having a property or properties in your inventory that suits the needs of a range of buyer types. If you are not in the position of having being hired as the broker with the exclusive right to sell, to handle the marketing and sale of an investment property for your client then you will need to contact other brokers with the listings on properties that your buyers are interested in purchasing.

 At Accord Real Estate Group we mentor our agents, we offer professional training to our agents and we encourage our agents to become proficient at accumulating their own saleable inventory of properties to be marketed and sold.

Buyer/Investor types will generally

August 10th 2017

In the real estate brokerage business, we earn our income based on the commissions that we generate from closed transactions.

Truly, our time is our biggest asset or our worst enemy.

On the sales side of the business, working with buyers can be challenging. You do need to Read more >>

August 4th 2017

This blog is a continuation in the series of blogs regarding the actual business of the real estate brokerage business.

In real estate brokerage there are two sides to a transaction, i.e. the listing side, where a broker is hired to represent the seller and their interests and the selling side where a salesperson works with the buyer to find a suitable property for that buyer’s needs.

For the purposes of today’s blog, we are focusing on the listing or marketing consulting side of a real estate transaction and what that job entails.

It may take several years to acquire the necessary Read more >>

July 28th 2017

The importance of branding yourself in today’s real estate industry can not be overstated.

In our everyday lives we approach everything that we do and all of the daily interactions that we have with people in our own unique way, leaving our own personal touch and impression.

In business, no matter what the profession, whether it be Banking, Medicine, Law and certainly real estate marketing and sales, branding Read more >>

July 20th 2017

The new New York City Ferry. Wow!

Brilliantly conceived, brilliantly planned but at least for now demand for The South Brooklyn Ferry Service has far outweighed the supply of ferries to accommodate the crowds of enthusiastic commuters, tourists and fun seekers.

The new NYC Ferry has a Rockaway Route Ferry service and South Brooklyn Ferry service. The cost of the fare is Read more >>

July 5th 2017

Real Estate sales is an old and noble profession. Very few people 30 to 40 years ago actually planned to have a career in real estate sales. In my case, Real Estate sales was a career change from the Read more >>

June 22nd 2017

In our blogs, we like to mention who the architecture firms are designing Brooklyn’s many new projects.

SHoP Architects started with their first New York City office in Murray Hill with a few commissions under their belt. Then, all of a sudden, they were chosen to do the Barclay Center project in Brooklyn, NY. Their design for Barclay Center was Read more >>

June 16th 2017

From one end of Brooklyn to the other, the borough remains hot with new projects being planned, completed and units selling or leasing for top market prices.

A few of the latest large projects being planned and underway are for example, a 1.5 acre waterfront site at 1 Huron Street in Greenpoint. Developer Bridgewater Capital Partners are developing 180,000 square feet for a residential building. The site was purchased for $60.5M or approximately $320 per buildable square foot.

Mack Real Estate Group and Palin Enterprises are moving forward with a 39 story 640 unit mixed use complex at 10 Huron Street and 19 India Street. The project includes Read more >>

June 1st 2017

This time of year, when the weather is warm and wonderful it’s a great time to marvel at a few of Brooklyn’s most spectacular new rooftop experiences.

Fabulous is the best word for the 22nd floor rooftop bar and restaurant called Westlight located in the wonderful new William Vale Hotel in Williamsburg at 11 North 12th Street. The views of New York City are panoramic and magnificent. The restaurant is surrounded by a wonderful wrap around outdoor space looking out in every direction. The menu of small plates and bar offerings are original and delicious.

The brilliantly renovated Empire Stores on the Dumbo waterfront has just opened a public space which has an amazing landscaped rooftop. The views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges Read more >>

May 26th 2017

Have you ever wondered what your property value is  in today's  real estate market? At Accord Real Estate Group, we pride ourselves on the accuracy and reliability of our BPO reports, property valuation, appraisals and market evaluations.

There are several types of reports that we use to Read more >>

May 20th 2017

New York State lawmakers, after one year have finally revived 421A as part of the State’s $163B budget. The new program called Affordable New York, offers full property tax exemption for up to 35 years.

Many developers consider Central Brooklyn and specifically Flatbush, East Flatbush and Prospect Lefferts Gardens to be undervalued. The numbers speak for themselves with the Read more >>

May 10th 2017

Many Real Estate Brokers in Brooklyn and Real Estate agents have long been admirers of Victorian Flatbush and the mind blowing collection of our country’s finest Victorian homes.

Victorian Flatbush, one of Brooklyn’s first suburbs came after the Brooklyn subway to Coney Island was built. Developers Dean Alvord, Lewis Pounds and Thomas Benton Ackerson built detached homes in the style of Victorian, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Neo Tudor, Spanish Mission and Georgian. Built between the Read more >>

April 27th 2017

The historic Brooklyn Navy Yard continues to be transformed from a blighted part of the Fort Greene/Brooklyn Navy yard neighborhood to an expanding, exciting business hub.

Once home to our first American Navy ships in 1801 to a now daily workforce of 7,000 people. Projections are that within two years 17,000 daily workers will travel to The Navy Yard.

Two ambitious projects planned for The Navy Yard are Read more >>

April 18th 2017

Real Estate brokers in Brooklyn know that smart homes or automated homes is not a new concept. As early as the 1930’s at World’s Fair venues, T.V. shows and movies were showing home life of the future and the advantages of home automation.

Some Developers building today’s smart homes for example have small appliances becoming more connected to each other and the cloud to you. From your mobile device you can activate the security system in your home, control the lights, the temperature in each room and so on.

Not only has technology had a big impact on how Read more >>

April 10th 2017

One of the most wonderfully scenic and yet still affordable areas in Brooklyn is Fort Hamilton, on the south end of Bay Ridge. December 10th of 2016 we blogged about Bay Ridge and it’s many assets as a top Brooklyn neighborhood including majestic views of The Verranzano Bridge and The New York Harbor.

Slowly but steadily this gem of a neighborhood is catching the attention of developers.

One project planned is located at 401 95th Street, where a convent once stood. Planned is a 7 story building with 22 residential apartments and ground floor retail. The property was Read more >>

April 5th 2017

Real Estate Companies in Brooklyn, Real Estate Brokers and Real Estate Agents in Brooklyn all know that we are in a highly competitive business.

It is common knowledge that one way to succeed in this business is to set yourself apart from the crowd, have a distinct Read more >>

March 28th 2017

Downtown Brooklyn continues to be one of the hottest neighborhoods in Brooklyn for deal making and development projects.

Brooklyn Real Estate Brokers and Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Companies in Brooklyn have witnessed increasingly high demand for Commercial, Residential and Retail space in Downtown Brooklyn.

Some of the larger projects planned are for example, Extell Development is planning a 59 story 534,000 square foot mixed use building at 138 Willoughby Street. This project is part of the City Point mega development. There will be Read more >>

March 22nd 2017

Yes, real estate brokers and real estate agents in Brooklyn have many wonderful neighborhoods in Brooklyn to service but Sunset Park has it all. Eighth Avenue between 65th Street and 45th Street is the heart of Little Chinatown in Sunset Park. Visit this area and the streets are teeming with many different kinds of businesses, people, restaurants and many blocks of gorgeous homes.

Last week we blogged about a rare waterfront public park, Bush Terminal Piers Park Read more >>

March 17th 2017

Real Estate Brokers Brooklyn have many wonderful neighborhoods that they service that have waterfront access. The lifestyle of these neighborhoods are unique. For example, Sheepshead Bay, which has Fishing and party boats docking at the piers on Emmons Avenue, along the canal, restaurants just across from the canal, miles of beaches and Kingsborough College across the canal at the tip of Manhattan Beach.


March 3rd 2017

From Red Hook with spectacular views of Downtown Manhattan and The Statue of Liberty to Bliss Park in Bay Ridge with sweeping views of the Manhattan Harbor to The William Vale Hotel in Williamsburg with a rooftop waterfront view spanning from Downtown Manhattan to Midtown with The Empire State Building and Chrysler buildings lit up at night in all of their glory, Brooklyn has the most amazing views of the Manhattan skyline.

Some North Brooklyn ferry stops have waterfront development  projects that are in close proximity to those Ferry Stops and they have fabulous views of Manhattan to offer their residents.  

First stop, India Street Greenpoint Ferry Landing where Read more >>

February 22nd 2017

Ferrara Brothers Gowanus Concrete Plant has an amazing history. The company was founded in 1969 using old cement mixers and they became the concrete suppliers for The Second Avenue Subway, The 9/11 Memorial and NYC Water Tunnel No. 3. Ferrara Brothers Concrete currently operates plants in Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn.

In 1974, just one year after opening their Gowanus Plant located at 435 Hoyt Street, the city used Read more >>

February 16th 2017

Real Estate Companies in Brooklyn and Real Estate Brokers these days are so encouraged by the incredible popularity, growth and development taking place here. There is always interesting and exciting news coming from several wonderful Brooklyn’s neighborhoods.

Here is an update on what’s happening with Real Estate in Bushwick.

Ever since the rezoning of Bushwick’s former Rheingold Brewery site, the Bushwick community Read more >>

February 10th 2017

For Brooklyn Real Estate Companies, Brooklyn Real Estate brokers and real estate enthusiasts who have been following Brooklyn Real Estate in Williamsburg, you will appreciate this blog.

On December 23rd 2015 we first blogged about The Hoxton, which will be the London based companies first U.S. location. There has been tremendous progress with this project at 97 Wythe Avenue and opening is set for 2017.

The 150 room Williamsburg Hotel opened for business in January and they are offering Read more >>

February 2nd 2017

Realtors in Brooklyn and Real Estate Companies in Brooklyn have seen the results of the city rezoning sections of different neighborhoods. For example, Downtown Brooklyn. The last several years have seen a historic level of development of residential and commercial buildings in the neighborhood.

Last year we blogged about

January 26th 2017

Since 2013 Belvedere Capital, Jamestown and Angelo Gordon &Co. began remodeling and reimagining Industry City and its 30 acre complex and 6.5 million square feet of space.

The 16 buildings that comprise Industry City were originally part of historic Bush Terminal.

The cost of the Industry City makeover is projected to be approximately $1B. 

Rents at this mixed complex of

January 18th 2017

A key piece to the puzzle in Brooklyn ground up Residential and Mixed Use development of vacant land has been the 421A Tax Abatement which expired in 2016.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has been working on a bill that could replace the 421A Tax Abatement. Cuomo says that Read more >>

January 13th 2017

Brooklyn Real Estate Brokers and agents who have been following the Dumbo real estate market are not surprised to learn of Kushner Companies latest acquisition.

Kushner Companies, CIM Group and LIVWRK have purchased 85 Jay Street in Dumbo.

Kushner had already

January 2nd 2017

Accord Real Estate Group has 3 decades of experience representing Brooklyn property owners in the marketing and sale of their properties located in many of Brooklyn’s amazing neighborhoods such as Fort Greene, Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Midwood, Sheepshead Bay, Gravesend, Homecrest, Columbia Waterfront District, Red Hook, and Park Slope and others.

We have recently been

December 25th 2016

Season's Greetings from Accord Real Estate Group



This is a very special time of year for one and all, whether you celebrate Chanukah, Christmas or Kwanza.

We want to wish everyone a joyous holiday season, health, happiness and a wonderful New Year ahead.

We are grateful to our clients, buyers and attorneys who we have done business with this past year.

Very best to all,

Jeff Grandis and Anna Kader broker/owners

and Accord Real Estate Group Team


                                                                      Photo by Anna Kader



December 10th 2016

The charm and uniqueness of this Brooklyn gem of a neighborhood cannot be overstated. There are many Brooklyn real estate brokers and real estate agents who sing the praise of Bay Ridge for many reasons.

Bay Ridge is in the southwest corner of Brooklyn, bounded by Sunset Park on the North, Dyker Heights on the East, the Narrows and the Belt Parkway on the West, The Fort Hamilton Army Base on the Southwest corner and the Verrazano Bridge on the South.

There is a wonderful variety of housing choices and Read more >>

November 30th 2016

The Fenimore Street Block Association (FSBA) is seeking to protect 21 lots on the south side of Fenimore Street, between Bedford and Rogers Avenues in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn. The group is against developers changing the character of their street.

Lefferts Manor located directly across the street has received historic district Read more >>

November 24th 2016

Accord Real Estate Group team want to wish everyone a peaceful and wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.

We are grateful for so much in our lives and to the people who mean so much, each other, our families, our dear friends who make life full, busy, very interesting and sweet and for our business associates and attorneys who we work closely with for their business and to our clients for their business and for trust in us.

Jeff Grandis and Anna Kader broker/owners

and Accord Real Estate Group Team

Happy Thanksgiving from Accord Real Estate Group

                                                                                            Photo by Anna Kader


November 18th 2016

Hurricane Sandy proved to us how completely unprepared we were to deal with a superstorm of such magnitude that caused an estimated $32B in damages to New York.

There are projections that more super storms are in our future.

Some property owner/developers are taking measures to

November 4th 2016

The Accord Real Estate Group Mobile App has arrived! We are truly excited to share with you this new marketing and business tool. The app is available for both Android and IOS (Apple).

Our development team have created an app with wonderful functionality, displaying our inventory of residential, commercial, mixed use, multi-family and inverstment properties for all mobile devices. 

Please visit Google Play or iTunes App Store and download our Accord Real Estate Group mobile app today:

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Search everything from our listed and featured properties to Neighborhood information. You can even read our Brooklyn Real Estate Blog, Real Estate Tips, attorneys' or past clients' testimonial letters and much more. 

If you are planning to sell your Brooklyn property, whether a residential property, a commercial building, mixed use, multi family, vacant land, coop or condominium or a development opportunity, call us. You will be very happy that you did.

Thank you.

Accord Real Estate Group team



October 28th 2016

Just blocks away from amazing Brooklyn Bridge Park, with a unique urban small town feel and in an industrial waterfront location, the Columbia Street Waterfront district or CWD is one of Brooklyn’s New York smallest and fastest growing neighborhoods! CWD is sandwiched between Red Hook and Cobble Hill (what wonderful neighborhoods to be next to) and going from East to West is just 22 blocks wide.


October 20th 2016

For years we’ve been blogging about Brooklyn’s booming residential, multi-family and mixed use market.

The office building market in Brooklyn, NY has become a big part of the borough’s growth in popularity as not just a great place to live, but a great place to work as well.

Over the last year or so we’ve blogged about several key commercial projects planned and underway in Brooklyn such as:

Thor Equities Red Hook project with 600,000 square feet of office space planned;

RFK and Kushner Cos. Purchase of the Jehovah’s Witness’s buildings in Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo to be converted to Read more >>

October 6th 2016

Lush tree lined blocks, incredible walkability to everything, amazing restaurants, cafes and bars, great shopping and a wonderful selection of affordable, fabulous and expensive lifestyles in residential living to choose from. Which wonderful Brooklyn NY neighborhood could I be describing? The answer is Kensington which even has a lovely name to it unlike Gravesend (great neighborhood, not such a great name in my opinion). One and two family fully detached houses with private parking and outdoor yard space range in Read more >>

September 27th 2016

There are so many real estate brokerage companies doing business in Brooklyn, NY today. Many companies are reputable but unfortunately many companies are not. 

The business of real estate brokerage today in Brooklyn New York or any other requires outstanding communication skills, a keen understanding of the market and how to keep your transactions on track and everyone involved positive and confident in the outcome.

When searching for the right brokerage company to be hired to handle the marketing and sale of your real estate assets for the best price it is crucial to choose the right Real Estate Broker / Agent. Ask yourself the following critical questions that property owners need to ask before choosing your broker.

Is the Real Estate Agent from that company Read more >>

September 16th 2016

Whether you are a a property owner or an experienced investor who is planning to sell a property we have the following top 9 real estate tips for you. We hope that you will find them useful. 

1. Make absolutely sure that all parties involved in the decision making Read more >>

September 9th 2016

One year ago we blogged about Developer Hidrock Realty’s plan for a condo conversion of the Pavilion Theater on Prospect Park West in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY.

Well, it does happen, but rarely a developer switches gears on a purchased and planned for project, and Hidrock Realty facing steep local opposition to their project has sold the 1928 Pavilion Theatre to Williamsburg based Nitehawk Cinema for $28M. Hidrock purchased the Pavilion in 2006 for $16M.

The new theatre will be called Nitehawk Prospect Park. Read more >>

September 4th 2016

There is no other place in the world like Brooklyn New York. Go pretty much anywhere in the world and when people ask you where do you live and you say Brooklyn NY, their response is mostly Wow or Ah Ha Wow!

Brooklyn New York is truly a global brand. Whether it’s Brooklyn’s gloriously diverse cultural mix of people, restaurant choices and cuisines, cultural institutions, amazing walkability of it’s neighborhoods, the many lifestyle choices available such as Read more >>

August 26th 2016

Cammeby’s International Group is underway with two new projects in Southern Brooklyn, NY.

The first project located at 626 Sheepshead Bay Road is planned for 7 stories totaling 161,000 square feet. This building will have Read more >>

August 18th 2016

The Crown Heights South Association, a newly formed neighborhood preservation group is seeking to have Landmark Preservation Commission designate the western section of Crown Heights South a historic district.

Take a drive around this Brooklyn neighborhood and you can clearly see the magnificent, important and rich architectural heritage in many homes and buildings in Crown Heights South. Specifically, Read more >>

August 9th 2016

Brooklyn NY has the most dynamic and diverse neighborhood markets to be working in as a real estate broker. Jeff Grandis, broker at Accord Real Estate Group has been appraising, marketing and selling Brooklyn properties for over 28 years.

Market forces are so strong and demand for all property types is Read more >>

July 29th 2016

Residential housing in today’s market means addressing the needs of many kinds of tenants including empty nesters, just out of college, students , millennial, young families and young professionals. These tenants are looking for space that offers great amenities and is specifically designed for their unique needs.

One common denominator amongst these groups is the need for elimination of Read more >>

July 21st 2016

Today’s focus is on Brooklyn Heights properties. Two  Co - op apartments located at 75 Henry Street that sold above the asking price within weeks of coming on to the market. Apartment 5-E, a two bedroom with a private terrace with an asking price of $1.495M went to contract after 13 days on the market. Apartment 9J, a studio apartment with an asking price of $435,000 went to contract after Read more >>

July 15th 2016

There are a variety of projects planned in Clinton Hill Brooklyn, NY. Real Estate Brokers and Agents in Brooklyn servicing the Clinton Hill market should take note of this update.

Developer Mike Shamash is planning a mixed use building of Read more >>

July 7th 2016

Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn NY is located West of the Gowanus Expressway and totals 16 buildings.

The transition of this area took a big leap forward in 2013 when developer Jamestown began reinventing and Read more >>

June 30th 2016

Greenwood Heights is sandwiched in between Park Slope and Sunset Park. The neighborhood boundaries here are 39th Street to the South, The Prospect Expressway to the North, 8th Avenue to the East and The Gowanus Canal to the West.

Greenwood Heights has excellent walkability as do many wonderful Brooklyn neighborhoods with many bus, subway and car travel options going into Manhattan. Read more >>

June 23rd 2016

Many of Brooklyn’s wonderful neighborhoods are booming. Property values are rising, new developments are everywhere and young professionals are transforming our borough like never before.

One key factor in the growth and popularity of Brooklyn as a place to live, work, raise a family and find endless cultural and culinary options is walkability.

Realtors across the U.S.

June 16th 2016

The looming shutdown of the “L” train has helped to shift some market forces to a certain extent in favor of the Bushwick, Brooklyn neighborhood. Similar to the boom in Williamsburg and Long Island City, waves of new residents are drawn to the easy commute into Manhattan and relatively reasonable pricing for housing. Read more >>

June 10th 2016

Developer/Investor Thor Equities had purchased the 7.7 acre Revere Sugar Refinery site located at 280 Richards Street in 2005 with a mixed use building in their plan. Today, they have decided on a 4 story, 623,000 square foot Commercial complex. The project will have 600,000 square feet of office space featuring 100,000 square foot floor plates. There will also be a retail and restaurant space, a public waterfront esplanade, rooftop terraces and a central courtyard. Award winning British architect Read more >>

June 2nd 2016

As mentioned in our April 15th blog on the latest Coney Island development projects, to be continued.

Exciting news for the long dormant Child’s Restaurant on the boardwalk located at 3052 West 21st Street, Brooklyn NY. This landmarked 1920’s building formerly a candy factory and a roller skating rink was purchased by developer iStar. The plan is for a 60,000 square foot year round restaurant and rooftop bar. The terra cotta façade Read more >>

May 26th 2016

Fleet Week 2016 has come to New York for a 28th annual celebration to honor the members of the United States Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps. This seven-day celebration in New York City began May 25th, and it will continue through Memorial Day.  It is the city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services of U.S Marine Corps, U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. The event is free and Read more >>

May 22nd 2016

The condominium and home renovation market in Bedford Stuyvesant is hot and getting hotter as young entrepreneurs and young families continue to choose Bedford Stuyvesant as one of the top Brooklyn neighborhoods to plant roots in.

On April 29 2016 we blogged on the latest commercial and residential projects going up in Bedford Stuyvesant. Since the market is so strong there more and more residential condominium and home renovation projects are Read more >>

May 12th 2016

Oosten, a new Williamsburg residential development project located at 429 Kent Avenue is nearing completion after being in the works since 2013.

Chinese developer XIN Development and Dutch designer/ architect Piet Boon have put together a wonderfully different project. The main feature that distinguishes Oosten from other residential projects is a huge interior open courtyard that the building is built around.

The ground floor units

May 6th 2016

Over the last 10+ years many young families have come to recognize the charm of a jewel of a neighborhood in Brooklyn called Windsor Terrace.

Real estate prices have steadily climbed upward, but are still considered lower than nearby Park Slope. You can find a studio coop apartment in Windsor Terrace for around $250,000, a limestone or brick townhouse in the $1.5M to $1.8M price range, or a mixed use (storefront with residential apartments above) building for approximately $2M.

The housing stock in Windsor Terrace

April 29th 2016

Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn New York continues to attract New Yorkers with an easy commute into Manhattan, great shops, restaurants,  a great mix of new condominium developments and an existing housing stock of gorgeous brownstone, limestone and brick homes on tree lined streets.

There are several new developments

April 22nd 2016

Jehovah’s Witness Reach Deal on the sale of their Headquarters Building in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn. In December 2015, Jared Kushner and RFK purchased several buildings in Dumbo from the Jehovah’s Witnesses for $375M.

There is now a “handshake” agreement in place for Kushner, Aby Rosen and LIVWRK to purchase the Witness’s 733,000 square foot Headquarters building at 25-30 Columbia Heights and their 1.1 square foot development site at 85 Jay Street.

The sale price for the two properties is in the $700M range.

The Columbia Heights buildings were

April 15th 2016

For decades Brooklyn’s world famous Coney Island neighborhood on the water has been neglected and forgotten. Gradually retailers and developers have dipped their toes in the water there. Several new developments are Read more >>

April 8th 2016

In every direction that you face in Metrotech, Downtown Brooklyn there is a new project either breaking ground, already completed or being planned. The explosion in development in commercial, residential and mixed use buildings in this amazing Brooklyn neighborhood is truly exciting.

A few years ago there were not many restaurants in Downtown Brooklyn and now Read more >>

April 2nd 2016

As Crown Heights in Brooklyn, New York gains in popularity among New Yorkers, both residential and commercial projects will continue to roll out to accommodate Read more >>

March 24th 2016

With the explosive population growth in the last 5 years and projections of continued growth in the years to come, The Department of Education has a plan to add 44,000 seats for students in these growing Brooklyn neighborhoods.

There is a trend towards private developers including space for schools in their mixed use buildings.

Projects such as Hudson Yards, Greenpoint Landing, The Domino Sugar Factory, Read more >>

March 18th 2016

Seven projects competed for the award for Excellence in Development that is given by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) each year. ULI began the Awards for Excellence program in 1979 with the objective of recognizing truly superior development efforts including full development process of a project, not just its architecture or design.

St. Ann’s Warehouse in Dumbo

March 11th 2016

A small percentage of new projects going up in Gowanus have been  for Industrial use buildings. A majority of the projects planned or under way have been for residential buildings.

Developer Abra Construction owner

March 5th 2016

Greenpoint is becoming a first choice for hipsters and young professionals to live in. The vibe of the Greenpoint neighborhood is hip yet much more low key than Williamsburg. In particular the waterfront area, centered around West Street currently has an abundance of new projects in the works.

Some of the new projects planned and already underway are:

 50 Greenpoint Avenue, where a 7 story, 44 unit apartment building is planned. The architect is Karl Ficher.

 44 Kent Street, where a six story building with Read more >>

February 26th 2016

On April 21st of 2015 we blogged about the proposed rezoning of East New York / Cypress Hills in an effort by City government to revitalize this Brooklyn NY neighborhood.

As of yesterday a plan was approved by the City Planning Commission to rezone, revitalize and Read more >>

February 18th 2016

Approximately a decade ago New York City created 16 Industrial Business Zones (IBZ) across the City for industrial and manufacturing businesses, a few of them located in Brooklyn’s Neighborhoods such as Williamsburg, Green Point, Brooklyn Navy Yard, East New York, North Brooklyn, SouthWest Brooklyn and Flatlands/Fairfield.

Developer Rubenstein Partners are planning to build

February 10th 2016

A streetcar line called The Brooklyn Queens Connector is receiving big support from Business and Government.

The proposed route for the streetcar line would run from Sunset Park through Gowanus, Red Hook, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, Vinegar Hill, The Brooklyn Navy Yard, Williamsburg, Greenpoint and on to Long Island City and Astoria Queens.


February 6th 2016

The Flatbush neighborhood in Brooklyn now is a hot residential location. It has finally caught the attention of Developers and Investors. Examples of area projects are:

A 78 unit, 8 story, 60,000 square foot residential building  planned for 2100 Bedford Avenue between Lenox Road and Caton Avenue. The project will have Read more >>

January 27th 2016

Real Estate companies in Brooklyn as well as real estate brokers and agents in Brooklyn who have been following the trend of adaptive reuse of wonderful old properties will find this blog informative.

There is a new owner of the old Romanesque Revival style landmarked 68th Police Precinct Stationhouse and stable located at 4302 4th Avenue.

New owner

January 16th 2016

Anbau Enterprises, a high end condominium developer has improved their opening bid of $75M to $130M for the 387,000 square foot Pineapple Walk property which stretches from Henry Street to Cadman Plaza West.

The location is superb, with the Brooklyn Heights historic district to the west and a lovely park to the east.

The property is owned by

January 9th 2016

For real estate companies in Brooklyn, real estate brokers in Brooklyn and real estate agents in Brooklyn who have an interest in the Dumbo and The Brooklyn Tech Triangle neighborhoods, this blog will be informative.

Jared Kushner has captured his first big tenant for 117 Adams Street. Online retailer Etsy is leasing 200,000 square feet and will include Read more >>

December 29th 2015

For real estate companies in Brooklyn, real estate brokers and real estate agents in Brooklyn following the Jehovah’s Witnesses selloff of their Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo properties, this blog will be informative.

In February of 2014 we blogged about RFK and Kushner Cos. $375M purchase of several buildings in Dumbo from the Jehovah Witnesses. The buildings are located at 117 Adams Street, 55 Prospect Street, 81 Prospect Street, 77 Sands Street and 175 Pearl Street.

In July of 2014 we blogged about the Jehovah Witnesses sale of the Bossert Hotel located at 98 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights for $81M. The buyers are David Bistricer and Joseph Chetrit.

In preparation for their move upstate to Warwick New York, The Witnesses have announced that the next portion Read more >>

December 25th 2015

We want to say thank you to our clients and customers for making 2015 our best year yet in 9 years in business.

We are always striving to exceed our clients’ expectations of Read more >>

December 23rd 2015

For all real estate companies in Brooklyn as well as real estate brokers and real estate agents in Brooklyn who are following or have an interest in the Hotel Industry in Brooklyn, this blog will be informative.

For reference sake, our blogs on this topic include Read more >>

December 3rd 2015

For those Real Estate Companies in Brooklyn, Real Estate Brokers  and Real Estate Agents in Brooklyn who follow the latest news in the Crown Heights North Historic District, the Landmarks Preservation Commission is very close to approving the development of a new 4 story residential building at 906 Prospect Place.

The building currently occupying the

November 25th 2015

The incredible transformation of Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood just keeps rolling on with new development projects.

For Brooklyn real estate companies and Brooklyn real estate agents with their eyes on Williamsburg, here is an update.

Just a few examples

November 18th 2015

Quinlan Development Group and Joint Venture partner Land & Technology have purchased a 10 story building located at 41 Flatbush Avenue for $89.4M.

There will be ground floor retail and Class A office space that will occupy the remainder of the 266,866 square feet building. There are some wonderful period details Read more >>

November 10th 2015

To all Brooklyn Real Estate Companies and Brooklyn Real Estate Agents, let’s start out with the good news.

The Department of Education has plans to build a public pre K facility to be located on 3rd Avenue and 9th Street. According to The School Construction Authority, the school will be open in 2018. This school will serve Read more >>

November 4th 2015

This blog is a follow up to our blog on August 20th 2015 regarding Hudson Companies Brooklyn Heights proposed Brooklyn Public Library development.

The City Planning Commission has approved Hudson Companies plan to build high rise condominiums with a new state of the art library at the current Brooklyn Public Library site. The next step is for this deal to go to the Read more >>

October 31st 2015

The Brooklyn Heights Historic District Real Estate market is booming as many Brooklyn real estate companies and Brooklyn Real Estate agents are aware.

Examples of this boom are 81 State Street, a Greek Revival Rowhouse that has sold for $10.25M. This 4 family house was purchased in 2008 for $2.9M and then converted into a single family home. Several other Read more >>

October 22nd 2015

Attention all Brooklyn Real Estate Companies and Brooklyn Real Estate Agents who service the Crown Heights neighborhood.

The last several years have seen Crown Heights skyrocket in popularity as one of the hottest Brooklyn neighborhoods to live in for so many reasons. The diversity of culture, the gorgeous tree lined blocks with magnificent homes, the food and so on…


October 16th 2015

Attention Brooklyn Real Estate Companies and Real estate Agents. Be on the look out next Spring, when Owner Matt Perricone and his partners open the Brooklyn Bar Barge. The Barge located next to Transmitter Park. The barge was built Read more >>

October 9th 2015

Attention all Commercial Real Estate Companies in Brooklyn and Commercial Real Estate agents

On 61st Street between 7th and 8th Avenues a 61 foot high, 6 story building will begin to be built in the near future. This building is being developed by Xiao Jin Chen, who purchased the property in 2013 for $4.5M. On the site currently sits a group of single story garages in disrepair. The architect Read more >>

October 1st 2015

Attention real estate companies in Brooklyn and real estate agents in Brooklyn servicing the Prospect Heights neighborhood.

Slate Property Group has purchased the former Green Point Savings Bank located at 856 Washington Avenue between Lincoln Place and Eastern Parkway. The purchase price for the property was $6,500,000.

A 14 story condominium building is planned for the site. 

Most likely the air rights from both adjacent buildings at Read more >>

September 24th 2015

To all real estate agents in Brooklyn and all real estate companies that have been keeping tabs on this saga.

It took years of legal battles and tremendous community dissent, but on September 10, Fortis Property Group closed on the site of Long Island College Hospital (LICH.)

Fortis spokesman James Yolles said “we look forward to refining our redevelopment plans over the next Read more >>

September 17th 2015

Attention to all real estate companies in Brooklyn and real estate agents in Brooklyn who love Junior’s cheesecake!

Famed Junior’s restaurant located on the corner of Flatbush Avenue Extension and Dekalb Avenue since 1950 will Read more >>

September 14th 2015

An interesting bit of news for Real Estate companies and Real Estate agents in Brooklyn.

Fodor’s Travel which covers over 7,500 destinations around the world has just come out with it’s newest guidebook Fodor’s Brooklyn!

Looking for expert advice, exclusive deals, hotel openings, trip ideas, then Fodor’s is a great source of information. Having a Fodor’s guidebook is Read more >>

September 2nd 2015

There is very exciting news for The Two Trees organization and interesting news for real estate companies and real estate agents in Brooklyn. The City Council has finally approved the makeover of The Domino Sugar Factory property, Walentas $1.5B Williamsburg Domino Project.

Two Trees Development bought the prime waterfront property in 2012 from the Community Preservation Corporation.

An 11 acre, 2.95M square foot Kent Avenue development Read more >>

August 25th 2015

I’ve been going to see movies at the Pavilion Theatre for years. The Pavillion building was originally built in the neo Rennaisance Style and opened in 1928. The building has a great location in the beautiful and historic Park Slope neighborhood. Many real estate companies in Brooklyn Read more >>

August 20th 2015

Here is an update for real estate companies and real estate agents in Brooklyn following the latest news in Brooklyn Heights.

Developer Hudson Companies has paid $52M for the Brooklyn Heights Public Library building located at 280 Cadman Plaza West.

In place of the old library is a proposed 36 story Read more >>

August 12th 2015

Real Estate in Brooklyn update.

Interesting news for real estate companies and real estate agents in Brooklyn who service the Prospect Heights neighborhood.

Real Estate developers Forrest City Ratner and Greenland’s Pacific Park mammoth project is moving forward. There will be Read more >>

August 4th 2015

I’m sure that many hard working real estate agents in Brooklyn working with busy real estate companies need to relax and clear their mind from time to time.

If you are looking for a truly lovely experience, consider The Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Urban Farm, Brooklyn Grange located on the roof of building 3. Installed in 2012, the farm is a massive 65K sq ft roof towering twelve stories over the East River. Read more >>

July 26th 2015

With all of the busy Real Estate Companies in Brooklyn as well as all of the busy Real Estate Agents in Brooklyn, where do we go to do food shopping?

There is an alternative to Fairway and Whole Foods Markets when it comes to fresh, high quality and reasonably priced food.

3 Guys From Brooklyn, located on the corner of Fort Hamilton Parkway and 65th Street on the edge of the Borough Park neighborhood has been a Brooklyn favorite since Read more >>

July 16th 2015

To all great Brokers and Agents in Brooklyn Real Estate, be aware of this latest news about Brooklyn.

The Center For Fiction is relocating from their building located in Midtown Manhattan at 17 East 47th Street to 280 Ashland Place, a mixed use development in the heart of Brooklyn’s Cultural District.


July 2nd 2015

The best in design creativity inspired by Brooklyn will be on display this weekend in Dumbo at St. Ann’s Warehouse and Mark Jupiter’s on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

This best and latest in Contemporary furnishings, lighting and home design event should bring out thousands of design enthusiasts as well as Brooklyn’s best brokers and top agents.

Carlo A. Scissura, President of The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Read more >>

June 29th 2015

Many Brooklyn real estate companies and their agents are familiar with the magnificent Brownstone homes in the historic districts of Brooklyn Heights, Crown Heights North and Prospect- Lefferts Gardens. The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission will most likely at some point in time designate several wonderful streets in Sunset Park as a historic district.

Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge neighborhood (where the famous Gingerbread House is located on Narrows Avenue), has several magnificent streets, Read more >>

June 20th 2015

Thor Equities is a development firm which many real estate agents and real estate companies in Manhattan and Brooklyn are familiar with.

Thor Equities owner Joseph Sitt is creating an outdoor museum on Stillwell Avenue and The Bowery, one of Coney Islands main walkways. Read more >>

June 13th 2015

Brooklyn's New York Marriott Hotel wants to stay on top and undergoing a total renovation. The hotel was opened in 1998 in Downtown Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Bridge when there was the only full service hotel in Downtown Brooklyn at the time. Through the years The Marriott has held several conferences for real estate agents representing many of Brooklyn’s real estate companies.

Fast forward to 2015 and many new hotels Read more >>

May 29th 2015

The legal battle continues over SUNY’s sale of Long Island Community Hospital properties to Fortis Property Group.

The Supreme Court Appellate Division in Brooklyn will decide whether to overturn SUNY’s decision to sell the hospital property to Fortis.

The Concerned Physicians of LICH is one of the groups fighting the sale. Read more >>

May 23rd 2015

The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation has as a part of the $140M redevelopment plan for Admiral’s Row, agreed that Wegmans, an upstate 85 store family owned supermarket chain and industry leader, will open a 74,000 square foot store. Steiner NYC the developer in this project will Read more >>

May 10th 2015

The William Vale - Williamsburg’s Newest Hotel Speeding Toward Completion. Riverside Developers, who will build and operate Williamsburg’s latest hotel addition, are planning to be open for business as soon as this coming New Year’s Eve. Located at 55 Wythe Avenue between North 12th Street Read more >>

May 2nd 2015

Since I’ve been a real estate broker in Brooklyn for over 27 years, I’ve had the opportunity to explore many of Brooklyn’s incredible neighborhoods, her second to none housing stock, magnificent architecture and a wonderful diversity of festivals and goings on.

In October of 2014 we blogged about the Brooklyn Heights Neighborhood Street Fairs Read more >>

April 21st 2015

Real Estate companies, brokers and agents in Brooklyn have witnessed the rezoning of many Brooklyn neighborhoods such as Williamsburg, Downtown Brooklyn, Greenpoint and Bushwick. This rezoning has brought about a tremendous boom in residential, commercial, multi family and mixed use development Read more >>

April 10th 2015

In our blogs dated May 10th 2013 and September 19th 2013 we have been following the transformation of a section of the Fort Greene neighborhood formerly known as the BAM Cultural District and is now called Brooklyn Cultural District.

In this blog we will update our readers on the progress of this neighborhood into a cultural district for the 21st Century.

Several Residential and Mixed Use and Hotel projects Read more >>

April 3rd 2015

This blog is a follow up to our March 5th blog on Crown Heights North Phase Three moving towards historic district status.

Great news for the community, preservationists and interesting news for Brooklyn Real Estate companies and Brooklyn Real estate brokers and agents. A third section of Crown Heights known as phase three has won landmark status. Landmarks Preservation Read more >>

March 19th 2015

As a real estate broker and lifelong resident of Brooklyn, I occasionally like to write a blog about Brooklyn neighborhoods, food and Brooklyn Commercial Real Estate news.

Brooklynites, whether newcomers or lifelong residents can all agree that when it comes to food, there is no better place for great quality and more diversity of cuisines in so many restaurants as we have in Brooklyn, NY.

From 8th Avenue in Sunset Park,

March 15th 2015

This is exactly what the Landmarks Preservation commissioner is scheduled to do in late March. The purpose of the visit is to decide whether to create a historic district in Sunset Park.

Sunset Park has a magnificent housing stock of Brownstone, Limestone and gorgeous brick homes of red, orange or gold colors built from 1890 to 1910.


March 4th 2015

The latest push to establish several more blocks of Crown Heights North as a historic district is taking place now.  The Landmarks Preservation Commission proposed in Phase III to designate 600+ homes as another part of a historic district that already exists. There are two other sections of Crown Heights North that have already been designated historic districts.

These historic and truly magnificent Brownstone, Limestone and Brick homes Read more >>

February 22nd 2015

Most of Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) is undeveloped at this time. There are plans for a lovely area with a lawn, a large field of gorgeous flowers, wonderful shade trees, places to sit and stroll and a triangular wood covered platform. The platform will raise Read more >>

February 8th 2015

The Dime Savings Bank building, on the Fulton Mall, just down from Juniors located at 9 Dekalb Avenue is for sale. This property is clearly one of the crown jewels of Downtown Brooklyn Real Estate.

Building owner and current occupant J.P. Morgan Chase hired Cushman & Wakefield as the exclusive real estate broker on the property. One Cushman & Wakefield associate James Berluti said that "this is a rare opportunity for an investor Read more >>

January 26th 2015

Apple has signed a long term lease for 20,000 square feet at in a loft style building built in 1930, located at 247 Bedford Avenue, corner North 4th and North 3rd Streets. This location is across the street from Read more >>

January 12th 2015

Dumbo has become one of the hottest and most rapidly growing neighborhoods in Brooklyn. Just beyond this truly unique neighborhood is the very quiet charming Vinegar Hill, another waterfront neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY.  

Some real estate brokers and agents in Brooklyn New York have not heard of Vinegar Hill but they will!

One of the rules of real estate

December 29th 2014

The future Atlantic Galleria located at 252 Atlantic Avenue corner of Boerum Place, is being developed by Midtown Equities. The site had been sitting dormant for one year and is finally moving forward. The tenants will be Retailer Pier 1 and a gym.

A Shell gas station located at 112 Atlantic Avenue corner of Henry Street and in the Cobble Hill Read more >>

December 23rd 2014

Christmas 2014, Brooklyn NY -3

Dyker Heights Christmas Lights - It has become a tradition for many Brooklynites as well as for many people living in different Brooklyn neighborhoods, New York City and even out of state residents come to visit Dyker Heights Christmas lights.   Its hard to imagine this holiday without this Brooklyn spectacle. Many professionally done light displays have huge lawn ornaments, motorized displays, etc. You gotta come to see it!


Season Greetings and Happy New Year 


Accord Real Estate Group Team!

Christmas 2014, Brooklyn NY-2

December 18th 2014

Relax And Enjoy The Charm of Brooklyn's Sheepshead Bay and Brighton Beach Neighborhoods

Had a rough week at work? Need to clear your mind and have some quality downtime? The perfect prescription for you is a weekend trip to Sheepshead Bay, a neighborhood with it's own fishing village and a stop off at nearby Brighton Beach, where you will find the world famous boardwalk along the beach and ocean.

These neighborhoods were

December 15th 2014

The Economic Development Corporation and developer Salmar Properties are investing in an innovation hub in Sunset Park. Located at Liberty View Industrial Plaza in a 1.1 million square foot, 8 story Industrial building. The space will be subdivided and the hub will occupy 160,000 square feet to provide space for projects in Read more >>

December 1st 2014

Much to the delight of real estate agents and  brokers in Brooklyn who service Prospect - Lefferts Gardens, this wonderful Brooklyn neighborhood has a lot going for it. For example, the housing stock of well maintained brick and limestone, Romanesque, Colonial and Tudor Revival style homes is fantastic.

This neighborhoods popularity amongst professionals,

November 27th 2014

The Packer Collegiate Institute, located at 170 Joralemon Street in Brooklyn Heights is in contract to purchase the retail property located at 100 Clinton Street at the corner of Clinton Street and Remsen Street. The 12,000 square foot Clinton Street building will be home to Packer's Preschool and Kindergarten program beginning in the Fall of 2017.


November 22nd 2014

The much beloved Dumbo Arts Festival, in it's 18th year, took place on the weekend of September 26th through the 28th. This year's festival showcased local artists as well as artists from around the world.


November 15th 2014

Grand Prospect Hall, Brooklyn NY



The Grand Prospect Hall in Park Slope, is truly one of the crown jewels of Brooklyn's historic places to visit like the Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden and The Brooklyn Museum.


November 6th 2014

Brooklyn Zombie Run 2014 - Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, NY

Zombies arrived in Brooklyn, just in time for Halloween 2014! A Run For Your Lives, 5K Zombie Run event was held on October 25th at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn. Event creators Ryan Hogan and Derrick Smith came up with the slogan before they came up with the event to go with it. 

  There was a zombie transformation process which included makeup, bloodiness and shredded clothes. Both zombie and non zombie participants run a muddy track with hurdles, rope ladders, water slides and other obstacles. Eventually run participants arrived at a safe zone called the Apocalypse, where there was drinking, dancing and plenty of partying going on to celebrate Halloween!

Brooklyn Zombie Run 2014 - Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn,NY

October 24th 2014

Methodist Hospital in Park Slope, Brooklyn NY has received an approval from the City's Board of Standards and Approvals to move forward with their expansion plans. Lyn S. Hill a NY Methodist spokesperson said that "this project will enhance outpatient healthcare for Brooklyn residents and Read more >>

October 19th 2014

East New York in Brooklyn is the focus of a revitalization effort by Mayor Bill Di Blasio and his administration. A big step towards the mayor’s goal to create affordable housing  in New York is that recently ground has been broken on Livonia Commons, phase one of a multi phase project that will eventually, when complete create 791 units of affordable housing. Read more >>

October 11th 2014

Every year, Brooklynites in different neighborhoods across the borough organize an amazing array of festivals and street fairs.

The Cranberry Street Fair, a Northern Brooklyn Heights celebration of the coming of autumn has been going on for the past 35 years. Organized by John and Richanda Rhoden, according to Ms. Rhoden "part of the charm is the fair's small size, it's so human and we don't want it to get bigger".

In all of the years of the Cranberry Fair there has never Read more >>

October 2nd 2014

Brooklyn is a wonderfully historic, architecturally and culturally diverse borough and is home to the magnificent, 175 year old Greenwood Cemetery sandwiched in between the neighborhoods of Sunset Park and Greenwood Heights. The Cemetery is 478 acres in size and is New York City's oldest natural landscape.

There is a lot to see and experience in Greenwood Cemetery such as the incredibly beautiful Greenwood Cemetery Chapel Read more >>

September 18th 2014

The Loew's Kings Theatre located at 1027 Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn NY has been undergoing a meticulous, museum standard $94 Million restoration. The magnificently ornate 3,200 seat venue is being restored to it's original condition which will include a magnificent staircase to the mezzanine, 80 foot ceilings, period details from the guilded age of the 1920's when the theatre was originally built, a modern backstage area for dressing rooms and set storage as well as a two truck loading dock and much, much more.

The restoration is being done

August 27th 2014

During the Bloomberg years, Brooklyn experienced rapid residential growth from Red Hook to Downtown Brooklyn To Williamsburg. There is a planned development project that the Brooklyn Bridge Development Corporation is accepting and reviewing requests for proposals from Developers interested in doing the project. The project being proposed is for two residential towers to be built on Pier 6 at the parks southernmost edge. The towers would be 315 feet high and 155 feet high for a total of 430 residential units.

Many people in the community as well

August 21st 2014

On Saturday August 16th, the 24th annual Sand Sculpting Contest was held in Coney Island. The proceeds from the contest go to help Coney Island residents still rebuilding from Super Storm Sandy. The sponsors of this year’s contest were Astrella Development Corporation and Brooklyn Community Services.  

Coney Island Annual Sand Sculpting Competition There were 70+ contestants registered for the competition and thousands of people stopped to admire the wonderful sand sculpture creations as well as enjoying a day of live music, food and activities for the kids. The contest was held opposite Deno's Wonder Wheel, on the beach and the boardwalk from West 10th Street to West 12th Street.


August 13th 2014

Dixon Advisory USA (an Australian yet N.J. based Investment Company) has a different plan for the storefronts at 132 Kane St. and 6-8 Cheever Place in the historic district of Cobble Hill. They are converting two retail storefronts into two residences for rent.

According to Carol Santana, Dixon's building code and permit manager they do not do commercial leasing. Asking rents have not been decided yet.

The Landmarks and Preservation Commission has proposed a plan for the storefronts restoration. At the moment both stores have graffiti, plastic and plywood on them.


August 7th 2014

Real Estate brokers and agents marketing and selling properties in Downtown Brooklyn will be happy to know about a great new outdoor amenity coming to the neighborhood.

Brooklyn Strand is what mayor Bill Di Blasio is calling 21 acres of underused green space stretching from Borough Hall to Brooklyn Bridge Park. It will be a "spiffy" new park according to Mr. Di Blasio.

The Strand includes Columbus Park (adjacent to Borough Hall), Cadman Plaza Park (to its North containing the War Memorial), Walt Whitman Park (on the other side of Cadman Plaza East, including the Office of Emergency Management building), the Korean Veterans Plaza and several empty municipal lots and lawns.


July 31st 2014

Investment Property sales for the 1st half of 2014 is up 38% from the first half of 2013.

Brooklyn Real Estate Brokers have a lot to be proud of so far this year. In addition, the dollar volume of these sales rose 73% to more than $3,033 Billion. Property types included in the investment property category are development, multi family, industrial and other commercial property sales over $850,000.Multi family sales led the way with 66% of Brooklyn's investment property transaction volume. For example, a newly constructed 49 unit rental building in Williamsburg sold for $35.6 Million, Read more >>

July 24th 2014

As a young real estate agent in the business I came to appreciate many of Brooklyn's beautiful neighborhoods and the rich architectural history of some of the homes and buildings.

Now, many years later as an owner of a real estate company Accord Real Estate Group, I am still captivated by the architectural treasures that we have in Brooklyn.

Today, there are many buildings that have become city landmarks Some of the buildings are Read more >>

July 22nd 2014

In June and July of last year we blogged about the Jehovah's Witnesses sale of their Brooklyn properties including the Bossert Hotel on Montague Street. The hotel was sold for $81 million to Mr. David Bistricer. In last year’s blogs we also commented on the wonderful ripple effect the relaunch of the hotel will be to local merchants who will benefit from hotel guests spending money in the area.

As an update to last year’s blogs, the re-opening Bossert Hotel or what is now being called the future Waldorf Astoria of Brooklyn Read more >>

July 17th 2014

A developer from Milan, Italy “Est4te Four” with offices in London and West Hollywood has their eye on purchasing a 4th development site in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Their new acquisition 44-62 Ferris Street is a parking lot which also fronts Wolcott St. and Sullivan St will be coupled with 219 Sullivan St. These combined properties have incredible waterfront views of the lower Manhattan skyline.

Est4te Four had also purchased 160 Imlay St. the former New York Dock Company building, which will be developed into luxury residential condominiums. This development project estimated to be completed Read more >>

July 9th 2014

This time of year in Victorian Flatbush, Brooklyn New York the grandeur and elegance of the homes here are accentuated by the magnificent roses, hydrangeas, cherrywood, dogwood and lilac trees that are blooming throughout the neighborhood.

The 10 wonderful Brooklyn neighborhoods known collectively as Victorian Flatbush have the largest concentration of Victorian wood frame houses in the United States, according to the Historic Districts Council. Victorian Flatbush includes Caton Park, Prospect Park South, Beverly Square West, Beverly Square East, Ditmas Park West, Ditmas Park, West Midwood, Midwood Park, South Midwood and Fiske Terrace.


June 30th 2014

Two pollution plagued properties in Greenpoint Brooklyn have been sold to developers who must go through a costly cleanup process.

The vintage Arte Modern style former Harte & Co. factory building property located at 280 Franklin St. has been sold. The buyer, Bo Jin Zhu plans to build a 400 unit apartment building with 200 parking spaces. The building will have affordable apartments as well as market rate units.

The property was sold for $23.25 Million. The seller, 49 Dupont Realty Corp Read more >>

June 24th 2014

If you read our blogs you know that as Brooklynites Anna and I truly enjoy the uniqueness, history and wonderful energy and diversity of Brooklyn New York neighborhoods. We as real estate brokers marvel at the tremendous demand and interest there is in Brooklyn Real Estate.

We at Accord Real Estate Group are proud to say that our services are sought after by and respected by property owners who reach from one end of Brooklyn to the other. At any given point in time we handle the marketing and sale of properties in Sheepshead Bay, Fort Greene, Bedford Stuyvesant, Stuyvesant Heights, Midwood, Homecrest, Red Hook and East Flatbush, just to name a few.

Many years ago when I worked for another brokerage company, Read more >>

June 15th 2014

As a kid growing up in Brooklyn, I first saw this truly unique and fairytale like home as a teenager. I didn't know then, that I would become a real estate broker, but I loved showing this curious and unusual home located at 8220 Narrows Avenue in Bay Ridge to my friends, from the outside, of course. We called it different names and one name is the gingerbread house.

Now, many years later this wondrous homemade of natural rocks and boulders, with an Arts and Crafts style architecture is on the market to be sold and has an asking price of $10.5M. This one of a kind home Read more >>

May 10th 2014

According to a Gallup Poll conducted in April of 2014, people owning real estate properties and people who are homeowners have what is viewed as the best investments for the long term.

This comes as no surprise to us, your local real estate brokers who have listed and sold thousands of Brooklyn properties over the course of 27 years. Read more >>

May 1st 2014

Clinton Hill Brooklyn is a neighborhood that is not only situated at one of the highest points in the borough, but is flying high with charm, sophistication and an incredible diversity of people, restaurants and things to do.

Clinton Hill is home to The Pratt Institute, located at 200 Willoughby Avenue. Read more >>

April 10th 2014

Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn NY was always a low key, lovely and quiet neighborhood that has many charms but did not have the allure of Cobble Hill or Park Slope. The Carroll Gardens boundaries are Degraw Street to the North, Hamilton Avenue to the South, Hicks Street to the East and Bond Street to the West. Carroll Gardens today has become a neighborhood of young urban professionals and young families.

There are still many signs of the old Carroll Gardens with a distinct Italian American flair. Some of the established Italian Read more >>

March 31st 2014

Crown Heights Brooklyn is a neighborhood of cultural and religious diversity, of century old Brownstones, of new glass and steel Loft buildings, of Brooklynites that have been here for decades and now becoming a neighborhood with many young families, young professionals and artists.

Crown Heights is an architecturally rich neighborhood with a housing stock of brownstone, brick and limestone townhouses on blocks and blocks of gorgeous tree lined Streets. In the Botanic Garden Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest, Read more >>

March 23rd 2014

Kensington Brooklyn New York is a neighborhood known for its diversity with residents from dozens of countries and where at least 20 languages are spoken. Today, Kensington is becoming popular with young professionals for the simple reason that it is one of the last affordable neighborhoods before you get to Windsor Terrace, Park Slope and Cobble Hill.

The housing stock in Kensington consists of wood frame Victorian homes as well as brick and limestone row houses. Along Ocean Parkway there are many pre-war and post war Co-op apartment buildings. The price range for residential property in today's real estate market in this lovely, tree lined Brooklyn neighborhood is as follows: One family homes are in the $725,000 to just under $1M range, two family homes and multi family homes are in the range of Read more >>

March 11th 2014

When representing property owners in the marketing and sale of their Brooklyn property the most direct answer to this question is of course exceptional results and outstanding service. Beyond the obvious qualities that make for the best real estate brokers are the following that will ensure even the toughest client's satisfaction:

1. Superior real estate market and product knowledge will always separate the best brokers from the rest. Knowing what is selling and for how much is crucial information for a client to hear from their broker. Being knowledgeable about neighborhood trends Read more >>

March 5th 2014

In the huge densely populated borough of Brooklyn there is a neighborhood with a small town feel and vibe to it. It is Windsor Terrace. Sandwiched between the neighborhoods of Park Slope and Flatbush, Windsor Terrace is known for its true sense of community. The blocks that make up this neighborhood have almost no Read more >>

February 27th 2014

Just stroll up and down the tree lined streets of this wonderful Brooklyn neighborhood, very close to Prospect Park and you will be very pleased to see magnificent housing stock of Romanesque Revival, Colonial Revival and Neo-Federal style Limestone, Brick, Brownstone and Victorian homes. Priced out of nearby Park Slope and Crown Heights, many people looking to purchase a house found that Prospect Lefferts Gardens offer great value homes with terrific amounts of living space, gorgeous period details and nice backyards to plant, play or just relax in. The neighborhood of Prospect Lefferts Gardens is bordered by Read more >>

February 19th 2014

As we reported in December of 2013 the presence of the Barclay Center a tremendous increase in interest and  foot traffic has spurred the development of new hotel construction in the area. Two new hotels coming to the neighborhood are the Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel and the Intercontinental Group's Even Hotel. Along with this spurt of luxury hotel development, there is also an expansion of the BAM Cultural District taking place with the construction of The Polonsky Shakespeare Center and plans for 1,000 apartments to be built in this area in the near future.

There is clearly a Barclay Center ripple effect that has been and continues to be underway on Fifth Avenue. Read more >>

February 16th 2014

On July 18th of 2013, we reported that developers RFR and Kushner Companies had purchased 6 buildings in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn from The Jehovah Witnesses. It is expected that this project will produce as much as 1.2 million square feet of commercial space. This commercial space would be a tremendous boost for the Brooklyn push to create a Tech Triangle in the Dumbo, Brooklyn Navy Yard and Downtown Brooklyn neighborhoods where technology companies large and small could find a home.

According to the latest information on this project, the buildings will include a residential component. So far the building department has approved plans for removal of interior partitions at 55 Prospect St., 81 Prospect St., 117 Adams St., 77 Sands St., and 175 Pearl St. This deal also includes a hotel Read more >>

February 10th 2014

In Downtown Brooklyn, on the corner of Boerum Place and Atlantic Avenue, there are currently 3 projects planned with 2 projects of the 3 already underway that will dramatically spruce up this corner of the neighborhood.

At 66 Boerum Place Midtown Equities is building Read more >>

January 22nd 2014

Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York  has been a growing and expanding neighborhood with real estate in high demand before hurricane Sandy occured. Home to a Fairway supermarket on the water,an Ikea superstore with a waterfront park as well as a ferry to Manhattan, the demand is still strong for Red Hook properties and Red Hook continues to attract homebuyers and investors despite hurricane Sandy.

Some buyers with a vision of building both residential housing and commercial buildings believe in the unique and trendy feel of Red Hook. Two brothers, Robert and John-Tom Seetin who for years have been doing high end custom metal fabrication,architectural metals and millwork are building a new home for their business on Coffey Street in Red Hook.The Seetin brothers decided to Relocate their business from Williamsburg, where have been running their business for the last 15 years. Sandy was not going to stop them from relocating to Red Hook. Their new three story building will have a fortified foundation, strong grade beams and piles, flood vents on the walls and a crane to lift up factory equiptment if there is a threat of flooding.

January 8th 2014

We at Accord Real Estate Group are happy to report that we had been retained by the United States Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of New York, the law firm of La Monica, Herbst and Maniscalco LLP and a court appointed Trustee to handle the marketing and sale of two properties which we successfully closed on in December 2013. The properties are located in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn New York.

One of the properties is

December 23rd 2013

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year From Accord Real Estate Group. This is such a great time of year in New York. We have such a festive looking city. There is no other quite like it. Brooklyn is in a class all it's own. Brooklyn is one heck of a festive looking borough.

Just take a drive to the Dyker Heights neighborhood where the Christmas lights, annimated Santas, Elves, Raindeer and Snowmen are world class in their presentation. From 75th Street to 86th Street and from 10th Avenue to 14th Avenue you will be truly amazed at the passion and enthusiasm this neighborhood and it's residents have for Christmas and The New Year. If you are with family, friends, all of your loved ones (especially kids) for the holidays and you want to see how Brooklyn does Christmas, come and take a drive around Dyker Heights to see the lights. There may be a lot of cars oogling the lights and sights, but it is very civilized. Everyone is so friendly, you will have a great time.


December 17th 2013

On Sunday December 15th a wonderful Duke Ellington/ Billy Strayhorn arrangement of The Nutcracker Suite, originally composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was performed by The Brooklyn Jazz Orchestra at The Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church located at 85 South Oxford Street in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Read more >>

December 12th 2013

Brooklyn's Barclays Center has created a synergy of Real Estate forces in Downtown Brooklyn which is undeniable. The neighborhood is undergoing an amazing transformation as a result of Barclays being the #1 concert venue in America today. Many investors, developers, small and big retailers want to capitalize on the tremendous amount of travel traffic that Downtown Brooklyn now attracts.

There are two new trendy hotels being planned for construction just blocks away from Barclay's Center. Read more >>

November 27th 2013

or Happy Thanksgivukkah as it has been playfully nicknamed this year. The first day of the eight day festival of Hanukkah falls the day before the secular American holiday of Thanksgiving.  This once in a lifetime convergence between the two holidays won't happen again until the year 79,811.

We are deeply grateful and thankful to our clients who have placed their trust in us and our real estate brokerage company and listed their properties for sale with us.

We have also had the good fortune to work with other professional real estate companies, Read more >>

November 21st 2013

The Gowanus neighborhood situated between Park Slope and Carroll Gardens is gradually becoming gentrified and attracting the attention of investors. Large developers have been land banking commercial properties hoping for a rezoning of the neighborhood and thus allowing mixed use and residential projects to take the place of old warehouses and loft buildings.

Two developers named Aaron Lemma and Asher Abesera formerly with Two Trees Management have purchased 68 and 80 Third Street (The former New York Vitrified Tile Co. building) off of Hoyt Street with the intention of creating boutique office space and artisanal shops.  The location of these buildings is excellent, as a connecting street between Park Slope and Carroll Gardens.

Another project

November 6th 2013

In recent blogs we have focused on real estate in some of the more high profile, hot neighborhoods in Brooklyn New York such as Fort Greene, Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, Bedford Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights etc... With the popularity of neighborhoods near Prospect Park, Prospect Lefferts Gardens is being recognized as a great neighborhood to live in.

A much more reasonably priced alternative to Park Slope on the other side of Prospect Park, Prospect Lefferts Gardens real estate has gotten the attention of Investor/ Developers as well as first time home buyers.

A few reasons for the growing interest in this wonderful Brooklyn neighborhood are a great housing stock consisting of many gorgeous blocks of beautiful, well kept brick and limestone Read more >>

September 25th 2013

Before we get to talk about Real Estate, let’s just review the background and history of Sunset Park. Since the 1980's until today Sunset Park Brooklyn, NY has the largest Chinese community in New York City and has been known as Brooklyn's Chinatown. Sunset Park was at one time called Little Latin America, with over 50% of the neighborhoods population being Hispanic in cultural background and origin. These days Sunset Park is home to a wonderful diversity of not only Asians, but Hispanics, Finns, Norwegians, Italians, Orthodox Jews and others. 

Now on to Sunset Park real estate. The borders of the Sunset Park neighborhood are between 65th Street and 42nd Street and from 3rd Avenue to 8th/9th Avenue. The two main hubs of Sunset Park are Read more >>

September 18th 2013

One of the topics that we write blogs about is the evolution, emergence, sometimes reemergence and transformation of various Brooklyn neighborhoods. On July 18th we focused on the emergence and forward progress of Brooklyn's Tech Triangle which encompasses the neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, The Brooklyn Navy Yard and Dumbo. On May 10th we touched on the Future of Fort Greene/Downtown Brooklyn.

Today's blog is a continuation from that May10th Blog and is an update of specifically The BAM Cultural District a mini neighborhood whose boundaries consist of Flatbush Avenue, Fulton and South Oxford Streets and Hanson Place. Read more >>

August 30th 2013

We frequently blog about Real Estate news in Brooklyn's wonderful neighborhoods and the lifestyles that people enjoy in those neighborhoods. This blog is devoted to some of many Brooklyn's neighborhoods such as Sunset Park, Homecrest, Coney Island, Midwood and Bensonhurst that are a treasure trove of amazing restaurants from one end of the borough to the other to be experienced.

Sunset Park is one such neighborhood.

August 20th 2013

On May 17th of this year we posted a blog on the popularity of residential real estate in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford Stuyvesant with young home seekers and renters. As a result of this trend Commercial real estate in Bedford Stuyvesant has become very attractive to real estate investors and developers who want to accommodate newcomers to this neighborhood. Weissman Equities has just purchased 426 Bainbridge Street, a mixed use building where renovations will soon be under way. The retail mix for this Bainbridge Street property has not been decided yet. According to Read more >>

August 11th 2013

We frequently write blogs about how wonderful Brooklyn, New York is to live in, work in, have fun in and invest in. Developers, investors and retailers seem to have fallen in love with Brooklyn New York and many of her incredible neighborhoods, such as Bedford Stuyvesant, Prospect Heights, Clinton Hill, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Williamsburg, Bushwick, Bay Ridge and Red Hook just to name a few.

Sales figures indicate that in the investment property category of property types 498 buildings were sold in 362 transactions in the first half of 2013 and for the same period last year 426 buildings were sold in 301 transactions.

 There has been a 21% increase in multi family property sales in the first half of 2013 and an increase of 36% of development site sales Read more >>

July 25th 2013

Every summer in Valencia Spain party seekers from all over the world flock to the town of Bunol to fight in a battle, called La Tomatina, where old rotten tomatoes are thrown in the streets.

The New York City Tomato Battle which took place last Saturday July 20th at The Aviation and Events Center located at Floyd Bennett Field 3159 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn New York. Inspired in part by the La Tomatina festival in Spain, this is the first time New York City has hosted a Tomato Battle event.


July 17th 2013

Brooklyn has been an attraction for tech companies for decades. Now with the plan to create millions of square feet of commercial space in Brooklyn Tech Triangle it should change New York City position in the country as the second largest tech hub after the Silicon Valley to number one! The Brooklyn Tech Triangle consists of the space between Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO and the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

The Jehovah's Witnesses' just sold six buildings in Dumbo with a total of 1.2 million square feet of commercial space that gives a tremendous boost in the creation of Brooklyn's Tech Triangle. The buyers are New York City developers RFR and Kushner Companies. Office space has been so scarce in Dumbo that if these buildings are used for office space, the buildings Read more >>

June 29th 2013

Accord Real Estate Group is a boutique size Real Estate Brokerage Company, representing property owners planning to sell their properties. We are experienced and have a successful track record of selling Commercial, Residential and Investment properties in many Brooklyn neighborhoods.

What makes a top real estate broker? It is not what real estate brokers say but it is what their clients say about them. Over the course of many years our clients have been very happy with our dedication to providing them with the best personalized and professional brokerage service and we often exceed their expectations. How are we able to provide our clients with service and results that they expect from a top real estate broker? The answer to this is simple. At Accord Real Estate Group we specialize in one extremely important part of the real estate profession that is representing property owners in the marketing and sale of their properties. We proudly stand for our company motto – Experience, Integrity, Results.


June 21st 2013

Amongst Brooklyn's many historic and wonderful neighborhoods, Coney Island has a rich and varied history. Coney Island was at one time the playground for the very wealthy, then a gathering place for the masses and then experienced a decline. Today Coney Island is attracting a new wave of retailers and restaurants. According to Mr. Zane Tankel, owner of the Applebee's restaurant chain, "Coney Islands time has come. It's the renaissance of the neighborhood". Mr. Tankel has just signed a 20 year lease on a Surf Avenue spot and this newest Applebee's location was set to open on June 17th. Read more >>

June 10th 2013

Commercial Real Estate in Brooklyn New York is more exciting than ever before. Today's blog touches on three different brilliantly creative, innovative and entrepreneurial, newsworthy occurrences in Brooklyn Commercial real estate news.

Mr. Baldev Duggal invested $5 million to transform a dilapidated ship repair facility located in The Brooklyn Navy Yard, into The Duggal Greenhouse, Read more >>

May 31st 2013

In our blogs we occasionally like to glowingly describe some of Brooklyn's many amazing neighborhoods. The subject of today's neighborhood blog is Boerum Hill. There is an incredible variety of homes for sale in Brooklyn, NY.


May 17th 2013

Bedford Stuyvesant is one of the 5 quickest growing neighborhoods in Brooklyn at this time. With a 19.4% population increase, there is no other Brooklyn neighborhood growing quite as quickly as Bedford Stuyvesant. As a result of this tremendous growth in population the demand for housing is very high and cannot match current inventory levels of both rentals and residential properties for sale. The reasons for this boom in population growth are a short commute by subway into Manhattan, prices for apartments for rent that are 10 to 30% cheaper than in Manhattan. Gorgeous tree lined blocks with magnificent and historic Brownstone, Limestone and Wood Frame houses on the market for sale have Read more >>

May 10th 2013

Fort Greene Brooklyn, a historic neighborhood, considered to be part of Brownstone Brooklyn, has many gorgeous tree lined streets exhibiting an absolutely magnificent array of homes in the Neo Grec, Romanesque Revival, Queen Anne, Italian and Federal style.

FT Greene  -Brownstone Fort Greene, Brownstone

The price range of these incredible homes has gone up dramatically and is in the multi-million dollar range. The rental prices in this neighborhood have also skyrocketed. For example, a studio apartment now rents for approximately $2,500.00 per month, one bedroom asking $3,500.00 and two bedrooms asking $4,700.00. Because of Ft Greene's popularity with renters and new home buyers there is high demand for new housing and several major residential projects are underway and set to launch in this neighborhood. Read more >>

April 25th 2013

The Empire warehouses are located in the Empire Fulton Ferry section of Brooklyn Bridge Park at 53-83 Water Street. These buildings were built by architect Thomas Stone in 1869 and feature distinctive brick walls with round arch openings and iron shutters. The warehouses consist of seven contiguous buildings, four and five stories in height.

Ten design firms have submitted proposals to the Community Advisory Council (CAC). These proposals are aimed at generating income for the Brooklyn Bridge Park maintenance, preserving, restoring and reusing the landmarked buildings and transform the buildings into an exciting and dynamic destination that will work well with the park and the surrounding area. The designs include retail, office and cultural space.


April 17th 2013

If you want to have a wonderful, fun and interesting day whether on the weekend or during the week please come to visit Prospect Heights in Brooklyn New York. Prospect Heights is one of many beautiful Brooklyn neighborhoods.

The two main streets that run parallel to one another through Prospect Heights are Vanderbilt Avenue and Washington Ave. You can stroll for hours amongst the magnificent trees, pastures and gardens at the 52-acre Brooklyn Botanical Garden or take a walk or bike through the gorgeous and sprawling Prospect Park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux after they completed Manhattan's Central Park.

Brooklyn Botanical Garden

April 12th 2013

While a lack of a listing inventory of properties for local Brooklyn Realtors and real estate brokers to sell continues to be a problem, according to The Real Estate Board of New York in a recent published report, Brooklyn residential sales prices and activity are up.

Comparing the number of residential sales in first quarter of last year to the first quarter of residential sales this year, Brooklyn showed a 21% increase or $1.6 Billion while residential sales in New York City was up 23.4% or $8.1 Billion.


April 5th 2013

Brooklyn's continuing popularity with buyers seeking a neighborhood with hipster appeal, great nightlife and close proximity to Manhattan has made Williamsburg Brooklyn a prime destination in New York. With Williamsburg's strong attraction to young singles and now young families local realtors, brokers and agents have seen an ongoing demand for properties for sale even in this difficult New York real estate market. With the purchase of the defunct Domino Sugar Factory on the Williamsburg waterfront for $186 Million last year the developer Mr.Jed Walentas, principal of Two Trees Management Company, is now planning to attract large companies such as Yahoo and JetBlue to Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY. Read more >>

March 28th 2013

The construction of new Brooklyn residential properties had been greatly affected by the last recession. As a result, we are seeing much more development of rental units as opposed to condominium units. A slow economy and low consumer confidence along with the banks tight lending practices resulted in some development projects that were originally planned as condos to be switched to rentals. For example, one of the development opportunities that we at Accord Real Estate Group have in our inventory was planned as a high end condominium project. Read more >>

March 20th 2013

The sadness of a loved one passing away is unmatched. Sometimes there is an additional burden of having to deal with the sale of the loved ones real estate property. This is where our experienced real estate professionals are here to help you and your family and lessen the weight of this important matter at this most difficult time. Professionalism and Compassion are the core of how we help our clients when selling estate properties.

Having marketed and sold hundreds of estate properties over the course of many years, we at Accord Real Estate Group have the experience to insure the sale of the property will be smooth and with least amount of distress for you. We are experts at the appraisal, marketing and sale of estate property.

The brokers and agents at Accord Real Estate Group bring solid guidance and close Read more >>

February 14th 2013

How to decide on which Real Estate Company to Hire

The National Association of Realtors show through the years that 80-90% of property owners who sell their property worked with Real Estate Brokerage companies.  Experienced realtors will achieve a much higher sale price for their client’s property compared to the sale price by the property owners on their own. What are the reasons for this high percentage of success that sellers have with experienced realtors?

1) The majority of real estate brokers and agents take pride in their profession and have years of valuable experience.

2) Many realtors are technologically savvy and have all of the latest gadgets to access information and communicate with buyers and sellers instantly.

3) Many real estate companies have a hardworking, dedicated staff of brokers and agents who provide personal attention to their buyers and sellers.

4) There are a select few real estate companies who have a custom built real estate website that is not a boiler plate web site and that truly communicates their company’s goals and message to their clients.

The above is true for many real estate companies and their brokers and agents. Now, you need to decide who to choose to be hired as your real estate broker to handle the marketing and sale of your most valued asset - your home and or your investment property.

The answer to this question is, believe it or not, relatively simple.


January 25th 2013

There is no doubt that the housing market in Brooklyn New York has improved over the last 2 years. Sales of residential, commercial, mixed-use and investment properties have increased.  However, many Brooklyn neighborhoods have a low inventory of properties available for sale at this time, especially Brooklyn neighborhoods in the Northern section of the borough such as the neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bedford Stuyvesant (Bed Stuy), Bushwick, Clinton Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene (Ft Greene), Prospect Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill. These Brooklyn neighborhoods are in very high demand for housing and investing because of their close proximity to Manhattan (NYC) and their uniqueness of character.


January 17th 2013

The old time, traditional way that the real estate brokerage profession has worked, involved real estate brokers, realtors and agents sitting in an office and working with residential and commercial properties, servicing buyers, sellers and renters. The neighborhood where the office of the real estate brokerage company was located in was considered "their territory".

Fast forward to real estate brokerage today

January 4th 2013

Accord Real Estate Group is a licensed Brooklyn real estate broker that specializes in representing property owners in the marketing and sale of their Brooklyn real estate properties. The property can be a house for sale, commercial property, mixed use or investment property, land or development opportunity, co-op apartment and commercial or residential condominium for sale.

The services that we provide our sellers with are extensive including Read more >>

December 26th 2012

Firstly, Anna and I want to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year! The Accord Real Estate Group real estate brokerage company was blessed with a successful year of a great inventory of homes, investment properties and several development opportunities that we successfully marketed and went to contract on and closed on. We thank our wonderful clients for the opportunity to represent them in the sale of their Brooklyn real estate. We have experienced in this past year that the Brooklyn Residential and Development Opportunity segments of the Brooklyn Real Estate Market are strong and the new year will be a strong one as well.


December 8th 2012

Just this past Sunday, I attended a birthday party for a friend. The topic of conversation that dominated the afternoon was super storm Sandy.  I am certain that the tragic loss of life and devastation of whole communities that Sandy caused will forever remain in every New Yorker's mind and heart.  Most Brooklynites, who own homes in the Brooklyn neighborhoods  not effected in any significant way by Sandy have long since gone back to their normal lives. The homeowners whose property is located in coastal neighborhoods in Brooklyn, that were badly effected by Sandy are gradually pulling themselves up by the bootstraps and working very hard to get their homes and lives back to normal again. An example of the fortitude of one woman who is a homeowner in Manhattan Beach (a neighborhood very badly hit by Sandy) is a real estate broker, the co owner of Accord Real Estate Group and my business partner and friend of 11 years Anna Kader. Anna's home was significantly damaged by the storm. Through weeks of negotiating with contractors and insurance companies, overseeing renovations, shopping for materials and working through the nightmare of a process of cleaning up and rebuilding her home, Anna and many other Brooklyn homeowners are getting the job done!

The effect that Sandy is having on the Brooklyn Real Estate market will vary from neighborhood to neighborhood and property to property. In the long term however, residential and commercial property sales in even the worst hit Brooklyn neighborhoods will rebound and the future of real estate in Brooklyn NY is still very bright.

For more information about Brooklyn Real Estate, call or email us. We will be happy to assist you in every way we can.

Thank you.


November 9th 2012

Dear Brooklynites

Hurrican Sandy has deeply affected the lives of so many people, it was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record. Most of us did not want to believe that it would be as devastating as it was. Although power has been restored to many areas affected by Sandy there are still thousands of Brooklynites without power or running water or even worse - without a roof above their heads.

As a lifelong Brooklyn resident, I lived with my identical twin brother Jay and our parents in Brighton Beach when we were young children. I have many very happy childhood memories of those years going to Manhattan and Brighton beaches, the boardwalk, Coney Island, Lundy's restaurant (designated as a landmarked building) on Emmons Avenue, in Sheepshead Bay for the best seafood dinners around. As an adult and a licensed real estate broker for the past 25 years, I have been servicing the coastal neighborhoods of Manhattan Beach, Brighton Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Sea Gate, Coney Island and Red Hook amongst many other non coastal Brooklyn neighborhoods that were also badly affected by the super storm.

After driving around these neighborhoods, seeing for myself, and talking to many neighborhood residents about  the devastation that Hurricane Sandy left behind, at Accord Real Estate Group our hearts go out to the many, many folks whose lives were changed by Sandy from losing family members, having their home and personal property destroyed and dreams shattered.

We sincerely want to help our neighbors and friends and anybody in needs in any way that we can. Whether it be by giving helpful information, referring good plumbers or electricians or just to listen to you. We understand you maybe more because unfortunately some members of our team are also suffering the devastating effects of the hurricane.

Please click on the links below for some helpful information.

Hurricane Sandy Emergency Information:

For online registration go to or
call FEMA Helpline - 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) (TTY -1-800-462-7585 for the hearing impaired) in addition to having a pen and paper, please have the following information ready:
your Social Security Number
A description of your losses that were caused by the disaster
Insurance information
A telephone number where you can be contacted

Food and blanket distribution:

We will be honored to help you. Do not hesitate to call us at 917-804-3198 or 718-375-2065.

Thank you.


October 18th 2012

The popularity of Brooklyn real estate is undeniable and growing. In the last several years investors/ developers have shown increasing interest in purchasing vacant land and development sites.

We, at Accord Real Estate Group, are currently representing two property owners for large development opportunities in two Brooklyn neighborhoods, Park Slope and Prospect Heights. We have also recently closed on sales of 2 pieces of vacant land on Classon Avenue in Prospect Heights at 516 and 518 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11238.

If you interested to learn more about this trend in Brooklyn New York real estate please read this article from The Real Deal Magazine

If you have any questions please feel free to call or email us. We will be happy to assist you.


October 3rd 2012

In the ever changing real estate landscape and the trend of shifting boundaries of Brooklyn New York neighborhoods, Prospect Heights is one such neighborhood. There are many Brooklyn neighborhoods that have already experienced this trend. They are South Slope, the neighborhood that got its name from its neighbor to the east Park Slope, in an effort to capitalize on the allure and prestige of Park Slope. The boundary shift has also happened in Borough Park that now includes part of the Kensington neighborhood such as Parkville Avenue and Dahill Road; Manhattan Beach which now includes Corbin Place that used to be part of the Brighton Beach neighborhood; Fort Greene and Brooklyn Navy Yard; Clinton Hill and Bedford Stuyvesant, Williamsburg and Bushwick also have gone through the neighborhood boundaries change.


September 19th 2012

Growing up in Brooklyn, New York as a kid and then young adult, graduating from Brooklyn College and now as a licensed real estate broker marketing and selling properties in Brooklyn for over 25 years, I have had a unique opportunity to witness the evolution of Brooklyn, New York real estate.  Even as a young kid, my identical twin brother and I would ride our bicycles through different Brooklyn neighborhoods to visit our friends. Things were much different then. Real estate in many spectacular Brooklyn neighborhoods has a rich historic architectural mixture influenced by residents from countries as varied as new comers who came here to live. Brooklyn New York real estate is in high demand like never before! While Brooklyn real estate has seen years of incredible value appreciation and sky high prices as well as a decline in value as a result of the economic, mortgage and housing crisis of 2008-2009, the market forces unique to Brooklyn real estate have stabilized since late 2011. The Brooklyn real estate market continues to remain stable resulting in increased selling and buying activity in many neighborhoods.


September 6th 2012

Williamsburg is one of many spectacular neighborhoods in Brooklyn New York that is in high demand by young families who are looking for a great place to live, raise their families and put down roots. And it’s easy to understand why. Besides an easy commute to New York City, families can choose from gorgeous new condominium constructions that have a spectacular views of Manhattan as well as coop apartments and 1,2 or 3 family houses. Read more >>

August 29th 2012

When you are planning to sell your Brooklyn New York property for the highest, yet a realistic price, it's best to get advice from experienced Real Estate Brokers and agents. Please keep in mind that your property is worth, the most that the real estate market will bear at any given point in time, according to where the property is located (location, location, location), what the property type is (residential, commercial, mixed use, co-op, condominium, vacant land or a development opportunity) and what the current market conditions are in your specific neighborhood in Brooklyn.


August 22nd 2012

Spend the day or choose to stay. We recommend that you visit the Red Hook neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York and spend the day shopping, relaxing and having fun. A little bit out of the way via public transportation, but easily accessible by car or New York Water Front Taxi. Red Hook is one of Brooklyn's most historic and interesting waterfront neighborhoods.

At the intersection of Columbia Street and Sigourney Street lies Old Todd Memorial Park, which is now home to Red Hook Community Farm, an agricultural oasis in Brooklyn.                                                                        Red Hook Community Farm Read more >>

August 13th 2012

As Brooklyn Real Estate Broker for 25 years and Broker/Owner of Accord Real Estate Group I would like to share with you my understanding of the disappointing year to date sales statistics in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Even though the recent sales data for residential real estate indicates a decline in total sales from 78 in 2011 to 63 in 2012 for the period between May - August 2011 and May - August 2012, the sold prices have held steady for residential real estate in Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn, which is a good news. The breakdown for 2011 sales is as follows: 1-3 family homes - 28 sold, co-ops and condominiums - 50 sold. The breakdown for 2012 is 1-3 family homes - 22 sold, co-ops and condominiums - 41 sold.

Sheepshead Bay is one of many Brooklyn Neighborhoods that we service. The residential real estate market in Sheepshead Bay Read more >>

August 7th 2012

The Real Estate and Development Committee of The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, held its 12th annual Building Brooklyn Awards Ceremony on July 12th.

The following are Brooklyn Building Award recipients for their innovative and neighborhood enhancing construction projects:

  1. Award category Civic/Institutional, award recipient is BLDG 92, located in The Brooklyn Navy Yard and details the history and current use of the yard with an interesting and fun emphasis on ships. Read more >>

July 18th 2012

There has always been a group of "players" so to speak, that is in the business of Buying, Fixing and Selling properties and a group specializing in developing new condominium and mixed use projects in many established and emerging Brooklyn, NY neighborhoods.

We are seeing an increase in recent months in the number of people looking for investment and development opportunities in Brooklyn. There are several reasons for this like the weak economy and unpredictable stock market has created the necessity for many people to find alternative careers and ways to invest their money. Read more >>

July 17th 2012

On May 4th of this year we posted our blog Historic and New Brooklyn NY Parks where we glowingly praised Prospect Park for its beauty and diversity of activities available to the public and Brooklyn Bridge Park for it's amazing location, innovative landscape design, neighborhood restaurant choices and the many ways to enjoy the park.

We have just learned and are happy to share the news that Toll Brother's City Living and Starwood Capital Group have been approved for a joint venture to develop an approximately 550,000 square foot luxury hotel complex on the upland of Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Read more >>

July 11th 2012

In the last six months, Accord Real Estate Group, which primarily markets and sells an inventory of residential, commercial, mixed use, investment and development properties, has successfully sold most of their inventory. We are experiencing a noticeable increase in the number of transactions in all property types and investment opportunities. It is a clear indication that the Brooklyn Real Estate market is showing signs of improvement. We just closed on a lovely, brick two family house in good condition in Gravesend, where the purchaser's interest rate on their loan Read more >>

June 4th 2012

You may never have heard of the Brooklyn neighborhood called Homecrest, but it is an incredibly exciting and vibrant place to visit, and explore and to live. Easily accessible via the Q train to Kings Highway, Homecrest is worth the trip for many reasons. Homecrest has one of Brooklyn's most popular shopping and dining destination called Kings Highway. Kings Highway at any given point in time filled with the sounds of different languages of its diverse residents, such as Russian, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Tagalog, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Pakistani and let's not forget English. When you arrive at Kings Highway, if you realize that you forgot to go to the bank to get some cash to spend, not to worry, there are at least 10 banks large and small within a 15 block stretch. The shopping on Kings Highway attracts people from all over Brooklyn with many boutiques, clothing and shoe stores such as FOX’s, Designer Off-Price Department Store, Aldo, Chuckies, Steve Madden, Central Sports, Baker, Shoe Lab just to name a few.


May 22nd 2012

145th Kings County Memorial Day Parade - May 28, 2012 will start at 11 AM at 87th Street and 3rd Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and continue to 101st St and Fourth Ave. The procession ends in John Paul Jones Park where there will be a ceremony that includes a wreath-laying and a 21-gun salute honoring those who have served our country in uniform. It's the oldest annually held Memorial Day march in the USA.

For information about Brooklyn NY Real Estate related topics please call us at Accord Real Estate Group at 718-375-2065 or 917-804-3198.


May 21st 2012

Jeff Grandis and Anna Kader Broker/Owners of Accord Real Estate Group are very proud to introduce their new company website Accord Real Estate Group that was released in the beginning of May 2012. The main purpose of the new web site is to provide our clients with a cutting edge internet marketing exposure for their properties. Our website consistently achieves high search engine position results, which is a tremendous benefit to our clients. The new site is also very easy to navigate around and will provide visitors with a user friendly Real Estate website experience.


May 4th 2012

How lucky can Brooklyn residents get? There are several outstanding, historic and one still under construction, but amazing and very worth seeing park in Brooklyn New York today. Let's start with Prospect Park, which was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux after they completed Manhattan's Central Park in Manhattan. Prospect Park has an amazing bicycle path that twists and turns all through the park. This path is a bike riders dream and bicyclists can be seen year round riding through the park's wonderful bike path. There are pastures and lakes and an amazing abundance of gorgeous trees throughout the park. There are many events, cultural and otherwise held in Prospect Park, especially in The Spring and Summer time such as Bird watching, The Greenmarket, Dog events, Craft activities, Googa Mooga festival - a celebration of food and music on May 20th, The Food Truck Rally (a favorite of many) on May 28th, The Rhythm Revue Jazz and R&B concert June 25th and much much more!


May 2nd 2012

Had a rough week? Looking to pamper yourself, explore an amazing Brooklyn Neighborhood, be entertained by world class, cutting edge artists, dine on scrumptious and healthy food? Well according to Jeff Grandis Broker Co- Owner of Accord Real Estate Group, a licensed Real Estate Broker, Boerum Hill fits the bill just fine.

Boerum Hill is easy to get to via the subway, with the F and G trains stopping at Carroll Street and Smith Street. What you can expect  when you arrive is a treat for all of your senses. Smith Street, an incredible main street in this neighborhood, is lined with some of Brooklyn's finest restaurants such as Wild Ginger located at 112 Smith Street. Wild Ginger serves a wonderful Pan Asian cuisine. The ambiance is soothing and lovely. Take a table in the rear for more privacy. You may want to try the seaweed salad, ginger pumpkin soup and for the main course the Malaysian Curry Stew is out of this world! The deserts are equally as delicious. You should try the peanut mouse chocolate cake.


March 15th 2011

With Spring just around the corner, many Brooklyn home owners want to know about recent market changes regarding their Brooklyn property values. A home owner may want to know if the substantial number of short sales or foreclosures that are taking place in their neighborhood  and surrounding Brooklyn neighborhoods will effect their home's value. Other homeowners who are more knowledgeable about the Brooklyn real estate market want to know if the real estate cycle trending down for the past 3-4 years has come to an end. Has the market finally stabilized or are we headed for a further decline in home values? Read more >>

February 8th 2011

The vibrant and diversified Brooklyn Real Estate Market is not a recession proof market. Experts and everyday people agree that the poor condition of the economy has had a dramatic effect on the housing market. The Brooklyn Real Estate Market has experienced a downturn in property values for some time now as well as in other US cities. Some homeowners who can no longer meet their monthly mortgage payments for an extended period of time because of hardship, i.e. due to job losses or reduced income, medical emergency, etc. face the possibility of their property going into foreclosure, where the bank takes back the property to be sold. Read more >>

November 1st 2010

Whether you are searching for a reputable and reliable Brooklyn realtor to give you an accurate opinion of your home's value in today's market and to assist you with the sale of your property or if you are planning to purchase a house, commercial property, mixed use building, vacant land to develop, a condominium, a co-op apartment or a multi family property might be your #1 web destination on the internet. We have in our company inventory real estate listings that have good value for what they are, where they are and for the kind of market that we are currently in. For example, we are now offering 2 parcels of vacant land at a very reasonable price with great zoning for development in Clinton Hill, a very desirable and up and coming Brooklyn neighborhood. Also in our inventory of properties for sale is a large brick vacant 4 family house with good income potential at a very reasonable price located in East Flatbush. This property is perfect for a handy, do it your self investor looking for a low risk high return first investment property or an investor with a large portfolio of properties. We also have several listings of great values in co-op apartments for sale. One apartment is completely renovated and 2 blocks from the beach in Brighton Beach. Read more >>

October 13th 2010

With its amazing choice of neighborhoods and lifestyles, shopping and transportation conveniences, majestic parks, a rich diversity of architectural styles, world class entertainment and dining choices Brooklyn NY real estate has become the number one choice for home buyers, business owners and investors to buy real estate properties. At Accord Real Estate Group we are proud of our long standing track record of excellent results in representing sellers and assisting buyers with their sale or purchase of Brooklyn New York real estate. From Sheepshead Bay to Bensonhurst, from Dyker Heights to Sunset Park, from Brooklyn Heights to Windsor Terrace, from Manhattan Beach to BoCoCa and many other Brooklyn neighborhoods, we at Accord Real Estate Group know Brooklyn NY real estate and we know that you deserve only the finest personal attention from experienced real estate brokers and agents when you are planning to sell or to purchase a property. If you are planning to sell real estate in Brooklyn New York you can rely on us to bring you the best price possible in today's market. If you are planning to buy real estate in Brooklyn NY for the 1st time, shopping for a Brownstone, Co-op, Condominium, Brooklyn Townhouse or if you are an experienced investor looking for a multi family, mixed use or commercial property or if you are a business owner, looking for a building to set up your business, we listen very carefully to your needs and expectations to find just the right property for you. In addition to our brokers and agents we are working with a wide range of professionals, who can assist you with every aspect of preparing to sell or to purchase real estate properties in Brooklyn NY including cleaning out and cleaning up a property in preparation to sell, staging and making necessary renovations to make the best 1st impression when showing your property, real estate attorneys, movers, mortgage brokers etc. Read more >>

July 29th 2010

The neighborhoods of Sheepshead Bay, Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Sea Gate and Manhattan Beach are all located right on or are surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. According to Jeff Grandis, a lifelong resident of Brooklyn and a Brooklyn Real Estate Broker " For a truly relaxing ,fun, historic, interesting and delicious experience every New Yorker or tourist should visit these Brooklyn neighborhoods." Sheepshead Bay is the New York version of Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Sheepshead Bay has both fishing and party boats depart from the piers going out to sea morning and night. Restaurants, clubs,shops and expensive condominiums abound. Brighton Beach is the mecca of Russian culture in Brooklyn. Brighton Beach Avenue is a wonderland of specialty food markets, cafes, nightclubs and restaurants. The boardwalk stretches for several miles along the beaches of Brighton Beach and Coney Island ending at Sea Gate, Brooklyn's oldest gated community. Coney Island is at least for now still the home some great old amusement park rides that are a wonderful slice of Brooklyn history, i.e. The Cyclone and The Wonder Wheel. Read more >>

April 15th 2010

Residential property sales for the first quarter of 2010 showed bright spots in several Brooklyn neighborhoods, based on the business transactions made through the efforts of Accord Real Estate Group. For example, a detached brick two family house in Sheepshead Bay, sold in one week at full price, and there were many other interested, qualified buyers in need of a good house. Another example is a brick 3 family house in Bensonhurst, that sold relatively quickly at close to asking price and again there were many other qualified buyers interested in this house. Still another example of a Brooklyn neighborhood bright spot is a handyman's special brick 3 family house in Ft Greene. The house is located just 2 blocks from Fort Greene Park on the Myrtle Avenue side of the park and it was sold relatively quickly for a great price considering the amount of work needed to bring the house up to good condition. These sales, in my opinion as a Brooklyn Real Estate Broker, are a direct indication that the Brooklyn Real Estate Market is improving. Read more >>

January 22nd 2010

The Brooklyn Real Estate market in 2009 was a year that most if not all brokers, agents and realtors are glad is behind us. As a broker for 22 years selling Brooklyn Real Estate in many Brooklyn neighborhoods, I've seen in the last year that few Brooklyn neighborhoods saw any price increases in property values. For most Brooklyn neighborhoods, since we have been in a downward trend price wise, for the last 3-4 years prices remain at the lowest level since last real estate boom. While the 2010 Brooklyn Real Estate Market is expected to bring an improvement in sales volume, meaning, there will be more people selling and buying properties, I do not foresee an increase in property values yet and commercial property sales will still be slowed. Most mixed use and commercial properties will be difficult to sell in this overly cautious lending environment and slow business forecasts. Read more >>

March 18th 2009

Jeff Grandis, a Brooklyn Realtor for 22 years points out that across the spectrum of properties for sale in Brooklyn New York today, whether Commercial, Residential or Mixed Use, buyers are out there shopping for values and buying. For example, whether it is a 1,300 Square Foot 3 bedroom 2 bath Luxury Condominium in Brighton Beach for sale at $535,000 or a one family 3 bedroom 2 bath duplex home for sale in Midwood for $450,000, or an extra large 2 family 3 bedroom over 2 bedroom house for sale in Sheepshead Bay for $689,000,or a mixed use building with one store and one 2 bedroom apartment for sale in Flatbush for $499,000 there is plenty of activity from qualified buyers and deals are being made. Grandis further points out that there are so many all cash investors out there hunting for deals and finding them at all price levels and property types. Now is truly a great time to buy. Even with the economy in a shambles and so much uncertainty and insecurity that exists in many peoples minds about what direction to turn in for a safe investment, Brooklyn Real Estate is still a solid choice for the long run. Read more >>

September 3rd 2008

"That's right" says Jeff Grandis, a Brooklyn Real Estate Broker, who proudly announcesthe launch of a completely redesigned and upgraded version of his web site. The web site is very helpful and informative to both sellers and buyers of Brooklyn Real Estate. There is extensive information on many different neighborhoods, such as architectural influence, lifestyle information, school information and much more. Please visit the different pages at or call Jeff Grandis at 917-804-3198, your lifelong Brooklyn resident and your Brooklyn Neighborhood Real Estate Broker. You can also e-mail to Jeff at


August 19th 2008

This is where you can share your best nightclubs and fun places to eat: anybody can log in and post, just keep it clean or you will be blacklisted!


June 18th 2008

In the Real Estate Brokerage business having a great team behind you is crucial to one's success in properly and professionally servicing clients and customers. Jeff Grandis, a Real Estate Broker/Owner at Accord Real Estate Group has the good fortune of being the leader of a great team. The most important member of Jeff's team is  Anna Kader, a Real Estate Broker and co-owner of the company. She is an incredibly bright, focused, professional and thoroughly pleasant person. Anna, originally from Russia, has been in the United States for over 20 years. A former A.V.P for Citibank, Anna has a very strong technical computer background as well as a strong background in customer service. In the Real Estate Brokerage business for over 7 years, earning her Real Estate Broker's license Anna has an unusually strong knowledge and passion for real estate. Anna and Jeff work very carefully and thoroughly in researching prices and trends in sales of Brooklyn properties to give their clients the most up to date and accurate information to base their pricing decisions on. A strong exposure for the properties always increases the odds of getting more showings to qualified buyers and in return more opportunities to receive written bona fide offers. Anna's strong computer background benefits our clients dramatically. She posts our client's properties on multiple websites popular on the major Search Engines, including to maximize the exposure to the marketplace. Read more >>

June 15th 2008

Please visit the Brooklyn Neighborhoods individul pages on our website to get detailed information for: Bath Beach Bay Ridge Bedford Stuyvesant Bensonhurst Bergen Beach Boerum Hill Boro Park Brighton Beach Brooklyn Heights Canarsie Carroll Gardens Clinton Hill Cobble Hill Columbia Street Waterfront District Coney Island Crown Heights Downtown Brooklyn Dumbo Dyker Heights Flatbush Flatlands Fort Greene Fort Hamilton Fulton Ferry Georgetown Gerritsen Beach Gowanus Gravesend Homecrest Kensington/Parkville Madison Manhattan Beach Marine Park Midwood Mill Basin Park Slope Prospect Heights Prospect - Lefferts Gardens Prospect Park Red Hook Sea Gate Sheepshead Bay Sunset Park Williamsburg Windsor Terrace Read more >>

June 18th 2007

In the fascinating and fast paced world of Real Estate in Brooklyn New York, occasionally we like to step back and comment on community related issues, special events, neighborhood trends, the business of real estate and important and not so important news in the form of blogs. I have been a neighborhood Real Estate Broker for many years and I would like to share my knowledge of the Real Estate business with you. I hope that you find that the blogs we are posting on this page to be helpful and informative. Please feel free to browse through these blogs and respond if you wish to. I welcome your e-mails with constructive ideas and comments. Thank You, Jeff Grandis


April 25th 2007

The fact of the matter is according to Jeff Grandis of when working with a buyer a professional real estate broker must take the time to get to know that buyers needs in terms of what they can afford to spend, the amenities of the home and most importantly the location of the home". Is that home located near schools, houses of worship, transportation, shopping, fishing boats, beaches, libraries, a bicycle path, jogging trail, restaurants and cafes, night-clubs or other families with young children for their kids to play with? As a Real Estate Broker for over 25 years Grandis says we don't just sell buyers the walls, ceilings, floors, room sizes, a certain architectural style home, kitchens and bathrooms. We are selling them a lifestyle that is just right for their individual lives and unique needs. It is not an easy task, but its very gratifying when you can put all the right elements together for your buyers. For more information on selling different lifestyles or any questions regarding selling or buying Real Estate in Brooklyn New York call Jeff at 1-917-804-3198 or e-mail.


April 15th 2007

Brooklyn New York has a stunning array of great restaurants!

If Italian food is your favorite and it is definitely mine I highly recommend “The New Corner' restaurant on 72nd street in Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY. Moderately priced and consistently great food, the following are some dishes that I highly recommend. Start out with the combo seafood salad & chef salad, it is to die for.If you are really hungry also go for the Zuppa di Clams or Mussels in a red sauce. The herbs and fresh sautéed garlic make it a real winner.For your main dish, whether you choose a traditional Veal Cutlet Parmigiana, Veal Chop alla Chef or Lobster Fra Diavolo with linguine, or you choose anything else on the menuit will be a great meal.
If you still have room for dessert the Profiteroles with ice cream, Ricotta Cheese cake (the Italian version) are a home run.

Your lifelong Brooklyn resident and also your Brooklyn Neighborhood Real Estate Broker,

Jeff Grandis


February 4th 2007

"What a difference a year makes", states Jeff Grandis of Last year at this time both buyers and sellers were completely confused about the change of market forces from a seller's market to a buyer's market. As a result many buyers sat on the fence and did not buy, thinking that the market will finally crash and prices will tumble. Well, according to Jeff Grandis in fact there was a price adjustment downward in many Brooklyn Neighborhoods. The adjustment was as much as 15% in some neighborhoods and less in others. For example, Midwood, Madison, Gravesend, Homecrest, Sheepshead Bay experienced a significant price adjustment. The downtown neighborhoods of Dumbo, Park Slope, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg and Greenpoint underwent a less severe downturn in price. Many sellers realized that the time of tremendous increases in price for their properties was over. Now, if a seller wants to sell, they have to be much more realistic about their expectations price wise says Grandis, who has been listing and selling Brooklyn Real Estate for over 19 years. According to Jeff Grandis, 2007 should be a much better real estate market. Now most sellers and buyers understand the changes that the Brooklyn real estate market have undergone. It was like a big storm, and now there seems to be a welcome calm. Sellers now know that they have to be realistic about price and buyers now know that prices have stabilized so if they need to buy, now it is a great time. Read more >>

January 30th 2007

According to Jeff of “ Smith Street has a high concentration of many different restaurants and cuisines”. Jeff goes on to say “ probably the best selection of restaurants in all of Brooklyn can be found in BOCOCA – ( Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens ).

One of the best restaurants in the area is Cubana Café located at 272 Smith Street, between Sackett and DeGraw Street.

If you like to drink Mojitos, then this is the place for you. The mojitos here are the real thing with all fresh ingredients and made to perfection. The atmosphere is lively and always festive with Great Cuban music playing, Steve, the owner, greets you like family and absolutely great food, priced moderately.