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Ryan Deffenbaugh

Ryan Deffenbaugh covers energy, education, commercial real estate and the Sound Shore for the Westchester County Business Journal.

Despite slow first quarter, office conversions set Westchester market for a...

Growth in asking rents is strongest in the White Plains Central Business District, where the average asking price of $34.84 per square foot is up 7 percent from last year’s first-quarter numbers, according to CBRE.

Neiman Marcus Last Call to close Woodbury store, lay off 40...

The Spring Valley outpost of Nieman Marcus' discount brand will close in July, officials told the state labor department.

SL Green to sell office properties in Valhalla, Rye Brook for...

SL Green's remaining properties in Westchester are the three-building The Summit office park at 100-500 Summit Lake Drive in Valhalla, and the 385,000-square-foot Reckson Metro Center at 360 Hamilton Ave. in downtown White Plains.

HGAR strikes deal to add Sullivan County to multiple listing service

The deal will add more than 1,400 listings in Sullivan County from 200 agents into the regional real estate database run by the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors.

Future of Hudson Valley real estate: no longer ‘location, location, location’

“Today we are saying location, service, service,” RPW Group CEO Robert Weisz, told a group of real estate officials Thursday at the HVEDC's “Hudson Valley Visionaries: A Look Into the Future of Commercial Real Estate.”

Westchester hamlet among country’s five richest ZIP codes

The 10577 is home to some of the richest households in the country, according to an analysis by Bloomberg.

Ginsburg to lead major redevelopment of Westchester Financial Center

Ginsburg Development Cos. has teamed up with Robert Martin Co. on an $83 million deal to acquire Westchester Financial Center, two office buildings comprising about 570,000 square feet in downtown White Plains. Ginsburg will redevelop the property with a mix of office, retail and residential space.

Marist eyes fall opening for $26M fashion, arts facilities expansion

Marist College is hopeful that a $26 million expansion project at its Steel Plant Studio will be completed by this fall.

Future $28 million sake brewery to bring Japanese traditions to Hyde...

The Culinary Institute of America welcomed officials from Asahi Shuzo, the company that plans to open New York's first sake brewery about a mile north of the CIA in Hyde Park.

Pace opens expanded university health care center in Pleasantville

The new health center is triple the size of its predecessor, with four patient exam rooms, an expanded waiting room, procedure room and lab.

Port Chester Planapalooza draws big ideas for village rezoning

Planapalooza is part of a larger “Plan the Port” initiative from the village of Port Chester.

St. John’s Riverside, one of county’s last independent hospitals, seeks partner

St. John’s CEO Ron Corti said that after 150 years of independent operation, rising costs and decreasing reimbursements have forced the hospital to rethink its structure.

White Plains gives OK to The Collection project on Westchester Avenue

The project, from the Rivertowns Square team, will add about 25,000-square-feet of retail and restaurant space along Westchester Avenue with 276 apartments.

Dutchess Tourism offers virtual county road trip

Dutchess Tourism Inc. launches a virtual reality promotional video for the county, the first agency to do so in the Hudson Valley.

Demolition work picks up at future Wegmans site

Two of the three former office buildings off Westchester Ave in Harrison that will be torn down to make way for the county's first Wegmans Food Market have already come down.