Lightstone Group Plans LIC Development

Published on Aug 26, 2011 | posted by Carolina Bergara

David Lichtenstein’s Lightstone Group, owner of multi-family, retail and office properties in 27 states, is set to enter one of New York’s emerging residential markets, having just purchased a residential development site at 50-01 2nd Street in Long Island City for $19.3 million, or $105 per buildable square foot, Real Estate Weekly reported.

The site’s close proximity to Avalon Bay Communities’ Avalon Riverview South, the 7 train and the East River were all selling points, said Gary Blum, a partner at Pinnacle Realty, who represented the seller alongside Pinnacle’s Decio Baio and David Junik.

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