June 22, 2022

Sales Launch For Claremont Hall Condominiums At 100 Claremont Avenue

New York YIMBY

Sales are now underway for Claremont Hall, a 41-story condominium property at 100 Claremont Avenue in Morningside Heights, Manhattan. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) and SLCE Architects and developed in collaboration by Lendlease, Daiwa House Texas, and LMXD, an affiliate of L+M Development Partners, the building comprises 165 condominiums as well as classrooms, office space, and faculty housing for the Union Theological Seminary.

The façade at the lower levels exhibit a Gothic Revival character and ornamental stonework meant to evoke the character and history of the institution. Condominiums are positioned on the upper stories where the design studios drew similar inspiration.

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June 16, 2022

A Historic Refectory that Cameoed on ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Is Reimagined as a Luxe Residential Pool


New York is nothing if not a city of change and, as such, is home to some of the finest examples of adaptive reuse (i.e., repurposing a property for a different application than it was originally intended) on the planet!

And now, a historic refectory (aka a formal dining hall) is being reconstituted as an indoor pool as part of Claremont Hall, a 41-story mixed-use tower currently being constructed on the grounds of Union Theological Seminary in Morningside Heights.

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June 16, 2022

Lendlease, LMXD and Daiwa House Announce Launch of Sales at Claremont Hall

Real Estate Weekly

Lendlease, a leading global real estate group, together with LMXD, an affiliate of L+M Development Partners, and Daiwa House Texas, Inc., today announced the launch of sales at Claremont Hall in Morningside Heights. Situated within the campus of Union Theological Seminary (UTS), a globally respected 180-year-old center of theological education, the 41-story, mixed-use condominium building – designed by iconic New York architecture firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) – will provide residents with majestic views of the Hudson River, Riverside Park, Central Park and Midtown Manhattan and offer unparalleled access to the rich culture and academic community of the broader Morningside Heights neighborhood.

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June 15, 2022

15 NYC condos and rentals new to the market


Coming out of the pandemic, the New York City real estate market is definitely in uncharted waters. Condo contract activity is finally slowing down, although still elevated above 2019 levels, while rents are skyrocketing. If you’re in the buying or renting market, we’ve rounded up 15 new rental and condo developments across the boroughs that should be on your radar.

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June 9, 2022

Take A Sneak Peek At The Newest Development On The Upper West Side

ASPIRE Design and Home

Claremont Hall, the latest condo development in Morningside Heights, Manhattan, features an impressive suite of amenities designed by Nancy Ruddy and her team at CetraRuddy Architects, who merged Old World influences with a fresh sensibility through the intricate design. The curated mix of pieces include a walnut-paneled library, grand dining room, children’s playroom, a creative maker’s room, resident lounge with a terrace, fitness center, onsite parking and a stunning indoor pool – the former refectory for seminary students with soaring Gothic ceilings, original chandeliers and an impressive fireplace to provide a serene retreat for residents year-round.

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June 1, 2022

The crane is down at RAMSA-designed Claremont Hall

Urbanize New York

Just north of the Columbia campus in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighborhood, Lendlease has reached a milestone at Claremont Hall.

More than six months after topping out at the 41-story tower at 100 Claremont Avenue, Lendlease has removed the crane from the side of the mixed-use residential building.

Per a news release from Lendlease, the all-electric tower crane is part of an initiative to employ green technologies at the Claremont Hall job site - including the use of non-diesel construction equipment.

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May 24, 2022

Gothic-Inspired Luxury Residences on a Historical Seminary Campus


Situated within the campus of Union Theological Seminary (UTS) – a globally respected 180-year-old center of theological education – is Claremont Hall, a 41-story, mixed-use condominium building designed by iconic New York architecture firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA). This transformative, luxurious development provides residents with majestic views of the Hudson River, Riverside Park, Central Park and Midtown Manhattan and offers unparalleled access to the rich culture and academic community of the broader Morningside Heights neighborhood.

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May 20, 2022

Lendlease completes tower removal at Manhattan site

New York Construction Report

Lendlease says it has completed the tower crane removal at Claremont Hall, marking a construction milestone for the 41-story mixed-use academic and residential development in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighborhood.

The all-electric tower crane was emblematic of the many green construction measures in place on the Claremont Hall job site, from the use of other non-diesel construction equipment to the incorporation of alternative materials such as low-embodied carbon concrete and steel, the builder said in a statement.

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April 27, 2022

How Multifamily Design Is Going Evergreen

Multi-Housing News

Incorporating sustainable elements isn’t just a suggestion anymore, but a necessity in the development and design stages.

Green living has become a staple for today’s multifamily residents, placing a greater emphasis on clean air, open spaces and comfort not only in their apartments but in all areas of the community. According to a recent report from the National Association of Home Builders, 36 percent of multifamily developers are building green projects, with that number set to increase to 47 percent by the end of this year. Eighty percent of that dedicated cohort consider themselves to be green home builders.

Claremont Hall totals 354,000 square feet of academic and residential space, offering views of the Hudson River, Riverside and Sakura Parks.

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April 14, 2022

Morningside Heights rises to prominence as new condos offer more value and sensational views


This is not the only example of developers working with the community - the renovation of Union Theological Seminary's over 100-year-old campus is being funded through the sale of 350,000 square feet of development rights to Landlease Americas Inc.; they are using the rights to build Claremont Hall, a mixed-use residential/academic tower in the heart of the seminary's campus. On the rental front, when DelShah Capital purchased five buildings from St. Luke's Hospital for $111.5 million, the proceeds financed significant improvements to the hospital, which is now known as Mount Sinai Morningside.

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April 14, 2022

Massive luxury condo tower is rising from this Manhattan church campus

New York Post

Lord, bless this home.

A project 40 years in the making is finally coming to fruition within a one-of-a-kind development site in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights.

This month, sales launch at Claremont Hall, a 354,000-square-foot, 41-story, 460-foot-tall mixed-use development, which will primarily house luxury condos (pre-sales are already underway).

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April 6, 2022

Sustainable Buildings Start With Sustainable Materials

Multi-Housing News

Buildings are more than the sum of their parts. However, as the construction sector is responsible for approximately 40 percent of the world’s CO2 emissions, those individual parts can play a critical role in capping global temperature rise at 1.5°C to protect our planet from the worst impacts of climate change.

One way that multifamily builders and developers can lower the carbon footprint of a new-construction building is by choosing more environmentally friendly building materials. Some options are new and some are tried and true, but all can help to reduce embodied carbon, which is the carbon released during the manufacturing, production and transportation of building materials. By constructing a project with reduced-carbon steel, green concrete or mass timber, for example, developers create a more sustainable building and set an example of environmental stewardship.

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March 31, 2022

How to Build Better Buildings


How much embodied carbon is in your portfolio?

Assuming your buildings were constructed with concrete or steel, the answer is likely high. But future additions to your portfolio don’t have to follow the same path. Architects are starting to push for concrete and steel with lower embodied carbon because these materials have massive carbon footprints. The global steel sector alone accounts for 10% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, according to Architect magazine, and concrete contributes another 6-11%.

Claremont Hall, a mixed-use tower in New York, utilizes steel that has 26% less embodied carbon than conventionally produced steel.

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March 23, 2022

#44: Melissa Román Burch of Lendlease Development

American Building Podcast

Today, I’m joined by Head of the New York City office for Lendlease Development, Melissa Román Burch. Melissa is a leading property executive and developer in New York with twenty years of public-company real estate experience.

Melissa’s currently working on the Claremont Hall renovation and provides some details on the background, challenges, and opportunities that she’s seeing with the project.

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February 11, 2022

Openings and Closings: Claremont Hall

West Side Rag

A Presentation Gallery for condos in the 41-story Claremont Hall is coming to the corner of Broadway and 109th Street. Claremont Hall, designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, in collaboration with the Union Theological Seminary, is located across the street from Riverside Church. It will contain 165 condos as well as classrooms, academic offices and faculty-designated apartments for the 180-year-old Seminary.

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January 20, 2022

Episode 041 – NY Making a Big Comeback

Realty Speak

In this episode Attorney – Michael Sahn, JLL Chairman of NY Investment Sales – Bob Knakal, Lendlease Executive General Manager – Melissa Román Burch and Attorney – Gary Meltzer shine a bright light of optimism on what otherwise could be perceived as dark days ahead.

They share actual examples of how New York is not already making a big come back, but also moving forward as we embrace new ways and ideas of how to get from here to the future.

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January 13, 2022

New York Making a Big Comeback in 2022

New York Real Estate Journal

New York is getting back to business, new construction, residential improvements in the city, office and retail finding solutions.

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January 12, 2022

Claremont Hall Completes Superstructure Phase of Reconstruction

Mann Report

The development of Manhattan's Morningside Heights neighborhood continues with Lendlease, L+M Development Partners and Daiwa House Texas announcing the topping out of Claremont Hall at 100 Claremont Avenue. The 354,000-square-foot mixed-use academic and residential building is adjacent to the Columbia University campus and immersed in the cultural and academic neighborhood of Morningside Heights. The 41-story building is expected to be completed in 2023.

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December 25, 2021

Five Luxury Developments to Get Excited for in 2022

Mansion Global

If real estate in 2020 was defined by buyers fleeing to the countryside, 2021 will be seen as the year they returned to the city.

Sales in cities across the world soared, with volume breaking records and prices steadily inching up. That’s a trend that’s set to continue into next year, with buyers looking for larger units with dedicated outdoor space as well as access to amenities like parks or the water. Many buyers are also looking at boutique buildings with fewer units that feel more community-oriented.

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December 7, 2021

Aussie Rules: Lendlease CEO Denis Hickey Talks ESG and 2022 Investment Goals

Commercial Observer

New York’s unique energy and dynamism is in part created by the passionate changemakers who travel across oceans and land to eventually call it home. One such changemaker is Denis Hickey, CEO and global COO of Lendlease.

Hickey arrived in New York almost 10 years ago from Australia to oversee all aspects of real estate development and investment management for the global behemoth, and lead Lendlease’s expansion in the U.S. Prior to taking the reins, he was CEO of ING Real Estate for Australia, and, further back, a professional cricketer.

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October 14, 2021

New Renderings Released For RAMSA’s Claremont Hall

New York YIMBY

YIMBY has an exclusive new set of exterior renderings for Claremont Hall, a topped-out 41-story residential and academic tower at 100 Claremont Avenue in Morningside Heights. Designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects with SLCE Architects as the architect of record and developed by L&M Development Partners, Daiwa House Texas, Inc., and Lendlease, the 354,000-square-foot structure will yield 165 condominiums as well as institutional offices, faculty housing, and classrooms for Union Theological Seminary. Beyer Blinder Belle is handling the renovations of Union Theological Seminary’s Hastings Hall, where students currently reside. Claremont Hall is situated by the corner of Claremont Avenue and West 122nd Street, directly across from Riverside Church, and the tower is being built by Lendlease Construction with the use of air rights from the seminary.

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October 14, 2021

Partners top out mixed-use Columbia apartment/school tower

Real Estate Weekly

Lendlease, L+M Development Partners and Daiwa House Texas, have topped Claremont Hall, their 354,000 s/f academic and residential building adjacent to the Columbia University campus.

Located at 100 Claremont Avenue, the topping out marks the completion of the concrete superstructure phase of the building and brings Claremont Hall to its full 41-story height, marking a significant milestone toward the project’s completion in 2023.

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