The Real Deal Reports Halstead Property Relocating

The Real Deal Online reports that Halstead Property's office on the East Side of Manhattan will be relocating to 499 Park Avenue, its new location. This move will result in doubling the residential firm's space at 17,000 square feet. Gensler architecture team will oversee the plans. The previous office will close once the new location is finished. To view the whole article, please click here.

Real Deal reports Nordstrom's philanthropic concept store

Famous fashion retailer Nordstrom signed a lease for 11,137 square feet of retail space at 350 West Broadway, according RFR Realty. The new store is supposedly going to have a different name that Nordstrom and have a philanthropic concept behind it. "[the new store will be a] unique philanthropic store concept," the spokesperson said, noting that "all profits" will go to non-profit organizations.  The company will have no ties to it's parent company. For the full article, please go here.

Moody's rates NYC second strongest commercial market

The Real Deal Online reports that New York City's commercial real estate market demonstrated an increase in stability in the third quarter, according to a report from Moody's released today. With a rating of 76 on Moody's CMBS index, it ranked second best among the cities tracked. First place was taken by Honolulu with a score of 78. Keith Banhazl, a Moody's senior analyst, said  "In general, the commercial real estate markets remain in the uncertain... range." He added "However, the future appears to brighten with each passing quarter." To get the whole scoop, check it out here.

The Advance Group's Move Management Process

Move Management Process

The Advance Group move management system consists of five steps.

Project Survey

The project survey begins with a fact-finding interview with the client, includes a precise inventory of all contents, and generates a realistic project estimate.

Project Management

Project management is a highly faceted process that includes migration and purge plans, a presentation to your staff, and concerted efforts to ensure trade harmony for the duration of the project.

Move Preparation

There are three primary components to move preparation:
  1. Close coordination with your move team.
  2. Tagging, Marking, and Layout from your approved floor plans.
  3. Protection of Property, including all labor, supervision, material, and equipment.

Move Services

Under close supervision, The Advance Group will provide all services necessary to accomplish the move on time and on budget.

Post-Move Services

The Advance Group will provide post-move services to ensure total client satisfaction. We will remove all used packing materials and building protection from the job site, work with the client to confirm the proper placement and inventory of all contents, furniture, and technology, and test the connectivity of all office technology.
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Crain's reports a departure from the traditional

Crain’s New York Business (10/11/10) reports that new data indicates a departure from tradition in the fields that are driving the NYC office market. Among the 16 sectors that are tracked by Co-Star Group Inc., those that have lagged vs those that are actively driving the market are currently changing. Law firms and communication companies led the pack in the past 12 months in increasing the proportion of office space they lease in the city. “Law firms have taken full advantage of falling rents,” says Aaron Jodka, senior real estate economist at Costar. “Communications companies, which include Internet publishers, are the major growth industry of the U.S. economy, and they continue to take up more space.” He added. 

Did you know The Advance Group offers Installations & Specialty Services?

Office furniture installation involves several key components. They include an experienced and professionally trained staff, rigorous attention to detail, extensive pre-planning, and thorough execution. The Advance Group has successfully completed installations for the most demanding clients for over 15 years in the tri-state area.
Here are just some of the specialty services we offer:


The Advance Group, with over 15 years of expert installation experience, provides highly trained staff to reconfigure space under critical deadlines. This includes a thorough analysis of your existing furniture and a detailed project schedule. We will coordinate with your electrical and data vendors to ensure that everyone involved is aware of all schedules and timetables.


Architectural Wall installation is the growing choice for forward-looking companies. We provide complete installation services, and our large fleet of modern trucks and extensive materials inventory enable us to handle projects of all sizes. The convenience and economics of architectural wall installations has grown to include demountable walls, movable solid walls, high walls, modular walls, floor-to-ceiling walls, and self-standing interior partitions. Our team of installers has specialized tools, including laser levels, scissor jacks, and baker racks to complete any project on time and on budget.


Excellence in hospitality and education institution projects involves a keen understanding of logistics: many products must be received in bulk to our warehouses and then must be separated to be delivered to multiple locations. This is often done on a floor-by-floor or room-by-room basis. This requires the highest attention to inventory detail and the tight integration of project teams.
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