Wondering what could become of unused commercial space in Manhattan?
Hype house-esque influencer co-working spaces and an esports facility were among the ideas pitched by students in Columbia University’s Real Estate Development Program. The projects were the close of a semester-long course, Real Estate Media and Marketing, taught by The Real Deal Publisher Amir Korangy.
For the competition’s judges — Lightstone Group CEO David Lichtenstein and JDS Development Group CEO Michael Stern — the winning concept was Stephen Steckel, Oliver Schwalbe and Jeff Adler’s “Friday Piers.”
Donning Steve Jobs-inspired black turtlenecks, the