OFFICE SPACE BUILDING SAFETY: WHAT’S NEW AT THE HIPPODROME

Professionals returning to office spaces across Manhattan have several considerations to weigh. Many have changed the way they commute, and others have modified their schedules to reduce their office occupancy. Top of mind for everyone is office building safety. Tenants at ElevatedNY can rest assured that our owner-operated building, the historic Hippodrome, has made changes since this spring to ensure our space is as safe as possible.   Starting at the entrance, the building’s door handles have been coated in NanoSeptic self-cleaning material that helps to kill viruses on contact. Select doors are also propped open at high-traffic times, allowing… Read More

Putting Together the Dream Team for Your New Business

“Teamwork” is one of those words that are thrown around constantly in the business world, along with all the other sports metaphors, like “keeping your eye on the ball,” “going for the win” and “knocking it out of the park.” But the fact is, unless you’re a business of one, whom you choose as your partners, colleagues and employees – i.e. your team – may be the single most important factor in whether you can… well… knock it out of the park. After all, you may have the most ingenious, marketable product, and you may be working out of the… Read More

How to Run a Successful Business Meeting

Meetings are the linchpin of any successful business. They give you and your colleagues an opportunity to plan, strategize, set priorities, solve problems and brainstorm. But a poorly run meeting can be a major time-waster, and it can even create new problems and challenges, instead of solving old ones. So if you’re the one running the meeting, you’re going to want to plan accordingly. Any meeting you conduct is a direct reflection of you. Ask yourself: What kind of image am I projecting: Calm, efficient and professional? Or scattered, unproductive and ineffective? Here are some tips to give your office… Read More

Tools and Resources Every New Business Should Have

Whether you’re a lawyer, an accountant or a tech entrepreneur, starting your own business can be an exciting, promising and sometimes frightening proposition. On the one hand, it’s the American dream to work for one’s self, call all the shots and chart one’s own success. On the other hand, there are always unknowns in the business world. But if you arm yourself with the proper tools and resources, you can infinitely increase your chances for creating a successful business that will grow and expand over time.  Law & Order Unless you’re a law firm, you’re going to need to retain… Read More

Business Lunch Etiquette – Do’s and Don’ts

Have you ever had a stranger not thank you after you’ve held the door open for him? Or, as you’re searching the shelves in a supermarket, someone passes in front of you and doesn’t say “Excuse me?” In life, we should probably learn to let this little stuff go, in order to keep our sanity. But in business, we can’t afford to take anything for granted. Whether you’re the client or the business owner, you want to be on your best behavior and learn, as they say, how to “give good lunch.” Etiquette, manners and behavior are second nature to… Read More

How to Decorate Your Executive Office

Your look and feel of your executive office designs says a lot about you. It immediately telegraphs to colleagues and clients essential information about your professionalism, taste level and work style. Executive office decorations and arrangements can even impact your productivity and ultimate success rate. So how do you decorate your executive office to maximize your output? In general, less is more. Décor in an executive office is generally sleek, efficient and charming. It should project a sense of both humming activity and quiet calm – and of both professionalism and personality. And it should impress rather than depress. Here… Read More

Executive Suites Success Story: Alliance Residential Company

Today’s Executive Suites Success Story is Alliance Residential Company, a national real estate company whose Northeast Headquarters is located at Executive Suites at the Hippodrome. We spoke with Adam Fruitbine, Managing Director & Portfolio Manager. Number of Employees: 2,000 total, 3 in the New York office. Specialties: Real estate — specifically, U.S. rental apartment development, acquisitions and property management. They handle the firm’s Northeast operations from NYC, as well as its fund and discretionary investment management platform. Company History: Fruitbine says: “Alliance is a national apartment operator, developer and property manager with over 70,000 units under management and roughly $9B AUMs. We are one… Read More

NYC Entrepreneur Profile: CitySlips

This is a story about Katie Shea and Susie Levitt, two NYU undergraduates studying Marketing and Finance who loved wearing high heels — but hated the way their feet felt after walking around New York City in them all day. So, in 2008, they put there heads together and created CitySlips — ballet flats that fold up and fit into a little purse women can easily carry with them — allowing them to change into comfy shoes at any point in their busy day. Cut to six years later. Shea and Levitt’s and little ballet shoes are selling at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom,… Read More