Joe Peretore

Joe Peretore

New York City native, agent Joe Peretore is a city expert. Having lived between Manhattan and Brooklyn his entire life has given him first-hand experience with NY real estate trends.

"This city has been edging ever outward, and there are some wonderful areas that don’t make people’s short lists of places to live," he says. "I only seek to expand my clients’ knowledge of this diverse city."

In 2006 Joe was awarded for being his brokerage's "Rookie of the Year." Most of the transactions he did were in outlying areas such as Harlem, Roosevelt Island and Long Island City, however with his access to the city’s largest listing database he can find his clients anything, anywhere.

Prior to working in Real Estate, Joe ran an eBay business. His excellent customer service record and speedy response time led to overall success. Now as an agent, Joe has accomplished even greater success in his real estate career incorporating many of the same practices with this position as he did his last.

"I am exceedingly efficient. I put myself in the home seekers shoes; I serve my clients as I would expect to be served," he says.

If you’re ready to start looking for your perfect home, contact Joe today to discuss your real estate needs.


Market Watch (09/16/2016) - For luxury apartment buildings, bike rooms become a must-have amenity

For luxury apartment buildings, bike rooms become a must-have amenity

Properties now offer storage, maintenance and more

By Lambeth Hochwald


JOE PERETORE
The “Bike Vault” at the Brooklyn-Roosevelt, a bank-to-rental conversion in Brooklyn.

Once upon a time, bike rooms were relegated to low-lit corners of high-rise basements and were largely considered an afterthought. However, with the rise of urban bike enthusiasts, all that has changed…even in the luxury sector.

Take YOO on the Park, a 25-story luxury rental property in Atlanta, with 245 residences rising above Piedmont Park, which begins leasing this fall. Developer Trillist carved out space for Bike City?, a bicycle storage area with potential for 50 spaces, equipped with security cameras, secure access, lockers for equipment, such as bicycle helmets, backpacks, etc. — all located adjacent to the service elevator for easy access in and out of the building.

The goal: To cater to Atlantans to whom a bike equals both a commutation vehicle and a recreational must-have.

“The demographic that is driving trends in the luxury residential market values the independence provided by bicycle transit to make the most of urban living,” says Scott Leventhal CEO of Trillist. “Cycling facilitates a more efficient commute, reduces transportation costs and minimizes the need for parking.”

Read: Landlocked luxury residences in Miami will offer buyers chauffeured travel to the beach

How about a bike room with a view? That’s just what’s promised at City Tower, a downtown Brooklyn rental property from The Brodsky Organization.

The minute residents of the building’s 440 studio, one- and two-bedroom residences want to take a bike ride, they’ll just take the elevator upstairs to the 19th floor, where the building’s bike room boasts stunning views of the skylines of both downtown Brooklyn and Manhattan.

And, in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, residents of NEXT Apartments, a 28-story, 210-unit rental building that opened this month, will have access to a “bicycle kitchen” that will offer storage for 89 bikes as well as a repair station with supplies, tools and air pumps. The bonus: All bikes will get one free tune-up a year.

Also see: More luxury buildings aim to accommodate electric cars

And it’s not just luxury rentals. AIRE Santa Monica, a brand new condominium building, is collaborating with PUBLIC Bikes to offer custom European-inspired bikes for homeowners to enjoy the bike-friendly neighborhood. The building will also offer a bike room where residents can go for tune-ups.

This is reflective of a new trend: In major U.S. urban markets like Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City, where bike lanes have been multiplied and renters are more conscious about the environment, biking to work or for exercise and pleasure has become extremely popular, says Steve Fifield, chairman and CEO of Fifield Co., the developer of NEXT.

“Not only have we expanded the size and capacity for bike storage at our new buildings, our ‘bike kitchens’ have vending machines for tubes, patch kits, etc.,” he says. “And, as an added bonus, for those residents with very high-end bikes, we offer specialized enclosed bike storage.”

Also: In Dubai, when it comes to amenities, bigger is better

If stylish bike storage is a priority, perhaps a bank-to-rental conversion, like the Brooklyn-Roosevelt, at the intersection of Bushwick and Bed-Stuy, which offers boutique luxury rentals and, for discerning bikers, a “bike vault,” will appeal.

“The Brooklyn-Roosevelt’s necessity for a ‘Bike Vault’ was driven by our customers’ undeniable enthusiasm for bicycling,” says Joe Peretore, a real estate broker with Level Group, the marketing/leasing lead for the property.

And with Brooklyn sporting over 310 miles of bike lanes by the end of 2015, it only made sense for developers to make note of that.

“In a dense urban environment, the act of dealing with traffic and parking a car can take precious time out of our customers’ already over-scheduled days,” Peretore says. “Bicycles mean freedom and protecting those bicycles by storing them in a literal bank vault with three-foot steel walls affords them the comfort that it would take nothing less than an organized heist to take that freedom away from them.”

And then, in addition to the building’s co-working space, tenant club, café and yoga/dance/theater studio, there’s this: “Rolling your bike into a vault just feels really cool at the end of your day,” Peretore says.

This report originally appears on MansionGlobal.com.

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Mansion Global (09/15/2016) - For New Luxury Rental Buildings, Bike Rooms are a Must

For New Luxury Rental Buildings, Bike Rooms are a Must

As U.S. cities—and luxury renters—become more bike-friendly, amenities follow suit

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2016|MANSION GLOBAL|

Once upon a time, bike rooms were relegated to low-lit corners of high-rise basements and were largely considered an afterthought. However, with the rise of urban bike enthusiasts, all that has changed…even in the luxury sector.

Take YOO on the Park, a 25-story luxury rental property in Atlanta, with 245 residences rising above Piedmont Park, which begins leasing this fall. Developer Trillist carved out space for Bike City?, a bicycle storage area with potential for 50 spaces, equipped with security cameras, secure access, lockers for equipment, such as bicycle helmets, backpacks, etc.—all located adjacent to the service elevator for easy access in and out of the building.

The goal: To cater to Atlantans to whom a bike equals both a commutation vehicle and a recreational must-have.

“The demographic that is driving trends in the luxury residential market values the independence provided by bicycle transit to make the most of urban living,” says Scott Leventhal CEO of Trillist. “Cycling facilitates a more efficient commute, reduces transportation costs and minimizes the need for parking.”

Introducing the ‘bike kitchen’

How about a bike room with a view? That’s just what’s promised at City Tower, a downtown Brooklyn rental property from The Brodsky Organization.

The minute residents of the building’s 440 studio, one- and two-bedroom residences want to take a bike ride, they’ll just take the elevator upstairs to the 19th floor where the building’s bike room boasts stunning views of the skylines of both Downtown Brooklyn and Manhattan.

And, in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, residents of NEXT Apartments, a 28-story, 210-unit rental building that opened this month, will have access to a “bicycle kitchen” that will offer storage for 89 bikes as well as a repair station with supplies, tools and air pumps. The bonus: All bikes will get one free tune-up a year.

And it’s not just luxury rentals. AIRE Santa Monica, a brand new condominium building, is collaborating with PUBLIC Bikes to offer custom European-inspired bikes for homeowners to enjoy the bike-friendly neighborhood. The building will also offer a bike room where residents can go for tune-ups.

A sign of the times

This is reflective of a new trend: In major U.S. urban markets like Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City, where bike lanes have been multiplied and renters are more conscious about the environment, biking to work or for exercise and pleasure has become extremely popular, says Steve Fifield, chairman and CEO of Fifield Co., the developer of NEXT.

“Not only have we expanded the size and capacity for bike storage at our new buildings, our ‘bike kitchens’ have vending machines for tubes, patch kits, etc.,” he says. “And, as an added bonus, for those residents with very high-end bikes, we offer specialized enclosed bike storage.”

If stylish bike storage is a priority, perhaps a bank-to-rental conversion, like the Brooklyn-Roosevelt, at the intersection of Bushwick and Bed-Stuy, which offers boutique luxury rentals and, for discerning bikers, a “bike vault,” will appeal.

“The Brooklyn-Roosevelt’s necessity for a ‘Bike Vault’ was driven by our customers’ undeniable enthusiasm for bicycling,” says Joe Peretore, a real estate broker with Level Group, the marketing/leasing lead for the property.

And with Brooklyn sporting over 310 miles of bike lanes by the end of 2015, it only made sense for developers to make note of that.

“In a dense urban environment, the act of dealing with traffic and parking a car can take precious time out of our customers’ already over-scheduled days,” Mr. Peretore says. “Bicycles mean freedom and protecting those bicycles by storing them in a literal bank vault with three-foot steel walls affords them the comfort that it would take nothing less than an organized heist to take that freedom away from them.”

And then, in addition to the building’s co-working space, tenant club, café and yoga/dance/theater studio, there’s this: “Rolling your bike into a vault just feels really cool at the end of your day,” Mr. Peretore says.

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PIX11 (08/27/2016) - The Brooklyn Roosevelt adds luxury living to Bed-Stuy

The Brooklyn Roosevelt adds luxury living to Bed-Stuy

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn – A historic bank is getting a facelift and adding some luxury living to Brooklyn. The Brooklyn-Roosevelt is the first bank-to-rentals conversion in the borough. Now, the home to more than 50 residents, it even has room for expansion.

The boutique rental has a number of amenities including a co-working space, on-site café, movie theatre, and bike storage. Applications are being accepted through the end of August. For more information log onto: http://www.levelgroup.com/.

 

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DNAinfo (05/11/2016) - Bike Vault and Movie Theater Offered at Rentals in Former Bed-Stuy Bank

Bike Vault and Movie Theater Offered at Rentals in Former Bed-Stuy Bank

 
By Camille Bautista | May 11, 2016 5:32pm | Updated on May 13, 2016 7:38pm
 
 The former bank at 1024 Gates Ave. was converted into apartments, with a bike vault and gym in the basement.

The former bank at 1024 Gates Ave. was converted into apartments, with a bike vault and gym in the basement.

Joe Peretore/Level Group
 

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — You can bank on secure storage for your wheels at a new apartment building on Gates Avenue.

A former high-ceilinged, one-story bank near the border of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Bushwick that was converted into apartments is offering amenities that include bike storage in the bank’s master vault, a café and a movie theater.

Units at The Brooklyn-Roosevelt, located at 1024 Gates Ave. near Broadway, are on the market, with studios starting at $1,895 a month.

The building was originally completed in 1907 and designed by architecture firm Helmle, Huberty & Hudswell, which was known for other Brooklyn attractions such as Prospect Park’s Boathouse and St. Barbara's Roman Catholic Church in Bushwick, according to brokerage company Level Group.

Photo credit: Joe Peretore/Level Group

The Beaux-Arts style structure was home to Eastern District Savings Bank, which later changed its name to Roosevelt Savings Bank.

The now six-story building has 49 apartments with studios, one- and two-bedrooms, a 24-hour doorman, on-site laundry, and a gym.

The basement houses the bank’s former master vault, which can store a minimum of 25 bikes, according to Level Group’s associate broker Joe Peretore.

Photo credit: Joe Peretore/Level Group

Another existing vault will be converted for future use, though its function has yet to be determined. A yoga studio and rehearsal space is also planned later this year, Peretore said, along with indoor parking.

On the third floor, residents can access a 12-seat movie theater with a 120-inch screen, where they can stream movies or shows with a building subscription for Netflix and Hulu, or use their own devices to plug in, according to the broker.

A co-working space offers desks, tables, and lounge area, and all shared spaces have Wi-Fi, Peretore added.

Photo credit: Joe Peretore/Level Group

“There is so much more focus in this building on the services and communal features,” he said.

“The building has an app where tenants can get notifications when packages are received, or a community calendar if you’re going to be watching a movie and want to send a message out — that’s a fantastic feature.”

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