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Project List

  • Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • One Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights
  • Loft 25, Chelsea
  • Orchard Street Hotel, Lower East Side
  • The Four Seasons Resort at Cayo Largo, PR
  • 270 Broadway, Tribeca
  • 86 Chambers, Tribeca
  • 80 Chambers, Tribeca
  • Telluride Mountain Village Resort, Colorado
  • Franklin Tower, Tribeca
  • Canyon Ranch Living Miami Beach, Florida
  • Four Seasons Vail, Colorado
  • The Inn At Lost Creek, Telluride
  • 15 Union Square West, Union Square
  • The New Yorker, Upper East Side
  • James Hotel New York, Soho
  • Spring Creek,Colorado
  • Brookchester Court, Port Chester
  • Lowell Neighborhood / Poets Loft, Colorado
  • Williamsburg Terrace, Brooklyn
  • Prospérité Barge, France
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Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park is a 423,000 square foot development located on the waterfront in Brooklyn Heights, New York. It incorporates 339 units in two buildings and includes luxury condominiums, market rate rental apartments, and affordable rental apartments. The site offers unrivaled views of the Manhattan skyline, New York Harbor, The Statue of Liberty, and both the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges.

RAL is working in conjunction with Oliver’s Realty Group to develop two elegant and visually dynamic structures on two parcels of land designed to integrate with the surrounding park and take best advantage of the project’s renowned location along the famed Brooklyn Waterfront. In addition to being in one of New York’s most prominent residential locations within the ground breaking Brooklyn Bridge Park, residents of the property will enjoy over 6,000 square feet of amenities including a state of the art fitness facility, a large resident lounge with harbor-view terrace, and a 4,000 square foot landscaped common roof terrace that will provide a comprehensive outdoor entertaining venue for the residents.

The RAL/Olivers team was selected from a large field of New York’s most prolific development teams as the successful respondent to the RFP issued by Brooklyn Bridge Park. Eran Chen of ODA Architects has been enlisted to design both buildings.

With over 1,000,000 square feet, 438 condominium units and parking for over 650 cars, One Brooklyn Bridge Park is the largest residential conversion in Brooklyn’s history and one of RAL’s most ambitious and challenging projects to date. The building's waterfront location and adjacencies to the desirable Brooklyn Heights neighborhood provide an ideal context for a luxury residential building. RAL’s work with city and state agencies was instrumental in enabling the development of Brooklyn Bridge Park, and the condominium’s ongoing subsidy of the park is a textbook example of a “win/win” public/private partnership.

The building incorporates a wide range of housing types, all of which capitalize on sweeping 360-degree views of New York Harbor. Every detail was planned to perfection, from custom interior finishes, to abundant resident amenities.

Echoes of the bustling waterfront shipping center that was 19th century Brooklyn are reflected in the adaptation of the structure to modern use. The building also incorporates retail and commercial uses complementary to the surrounding park and public access corridors.

RAL anticipated the northern expansion of Chelsea above 23rd Street and the result was Loft 25, a unique transformation of a 1918 industrial loft building into one of Manhattan’s most elegant loft residences. The 120,000 square foot project consists of a classic nine-story former ink-press warehouse, along with a newly constructed seven-story addition designed with an all-glass façade. The project features 79 true lofts in the heart of Chelsea’s gallery district. Loft 25’s high ceilings and generous open floor plans combine to create voluminous space. Robust structure and large windows are the raw materials; innovative modern design the underlying aesthetic.

Each residence features oversized windows, soaring ceilings and spacious layouts. Amenities include a gym, a screening room, an expansive landscaped roof terrace, and a dramatic lobby that opens onto a reflecting pool. Services like a 24-hour doorman, concierge and a programmable resident security access system complete the amenity package.

RAL played a major role in the combination of an individually landmarked 12 story building and a new 6 story contemporary building and their conversion to a luxury boutique hotel. This project is anticipated to be LEED Gold and will include 100% green roofs, a cogeneration system and storm water retention. The project totals 65,000 square feet and the scope includes the full historic restoration of the limestone and terra cotta façade, replication of historic plaster and marble banking hall, replication of the historic 65’ tall domed spire, restoration of cast iron storefronts, and the reuse of salvaged hardwood flooring and historic casework throughout. RAL worked closely with the hotel operators and design team to ensure the efficient operations and adherence to brand standards, to obtain all government agency approvals and to coordinate complicated multi-phased construction sequencing. At its completion the hotel will provide 102 guest rooms, a ground floor restaurant and a rooftop event space.

The Resort at Cayo Largo is an ambitious project, incorporating over 600 acres on the beautiful eastern shore of Puerto Rico. RAL was called upon by the site’s owner to coordinate the complex requirements of a modern luxury 150 room Four Seasons resort and branded and unbranded residential communities, while maintaining a seemingly effortless Caribbean casual elegance for discerning visitors.

Because of its expansive size and diverse product types, the project makes use of RAL’s diverse expertise in directing and coordinating all aspects of project development. RAL is responsible for oversight of diverse disciplines, from design to execution, utility and infrastructure. All phases of the project need to adhere to the rigorous standards of the Four Seasons Flag ensuring timely turn-over of the resort to the operating team.

RAL has been hired by the lender on this foreclosed 3.75 acre site to analyze the site’s development potential. Located at the edge of Philadelphia’s Loft District and Spring Gardens neighborhoods, the area is at the tipping point of renewal.

RAL has identified the opportunity for an 860,000 square foot mixed use development along with potential for substantial financial incentives. RAL is working with the bank’s senior management and Philadelphia’s administration to envision a project that will act as a catalyst to drive the revitalization of the neighborhood.

RAL has been called upon for its project expertise by the partnership for this 11 story design-centric condominium building located adjacent to High Line Park in Chelsea. The 12 unit, 36,000 square foot project promises to be one of the most unique buildings along a corridor already famed for its architecture. RAL is actively working with the partnership in a joint venture role to oversee the project’s construction and sales process.

At 450,000 square feet and 87 residential units, Tower 270 was one of the largest combined-use real estate renovation projects ever undertaken in Manhattan. RAL purchased, converted, and restored the Arthur Levitt State Office Building at Broadway and Chambers Street in lower Manhattan into a combination of residential and office spaces.

270 Broadway, the residential condominium portion of the building that maintains a private entrance, is located on floors 16 through 29 and set the benchmark for luxury residential projects in the area. In the end, the RAL team achieved its goal of delivering ultra-lux residences with unparalleled city views and a full service staff. Due to its prime location and forward thinking design, the entire project sold out in record time.

As part of the 29 story Tower 270 development, 86 Chambers Street included a remodeling of the ground floor retail space and a complete gut renovation of 100,000 square feet of office space on floors two through seven. The project, which maintains a separate entrance from the residential portions of the building, included collaboration with the federal General Services Administration in the fit-out of four full floors for the civil division of the United States Attorney's Office as well as traditional individual client-based projects for several private companies. As part of the conversion, RAL completed total restoration of the historic lobby including stone and intricate plaster detailing as well as a retrofit to update and modernize the building systems. The RAL team was also responsible for finding end-user tenants and leasing each commercial unit.

80 Chambers was originally positioned as the high-end residential rental portion of the Tower 270 conversion project. Occupying floors 8 through 15, the address has its own chic ultra-modern lobby and amenities. Upon completion, and due in large part to its unique level of finishes, 80 Chambers quickly achieved full occupancy and became one of the most desirable addresses in the City Hall Neighborhood. Subsequently, the rental units were sold as condominiums. 80 Chambers, with its separate lobby, maintained its own modernist vibe apart from the 270 Broadway condominiums.

The town of Telluride Mountain Village, CO approached RAL to develop an infill site into a hotel in order to foster the economic growth of the town. RAL teamed with a legendary hotelier, Horst Schultze, known for building the successful Ritz Carlton Hotel chain, to create a premier Rocky Mountain ski destination.

Developed by RAL, the hotel showcases Telluride’s unspoiled grandeur and a multitude of activities and features 100 rooms and 48 residential units. The development is 450,000 square feet and offers a superb ski-in/ski-out location at the center of Telluride’s Mountain Village.

RAL worked with the Town of Mountain Village to create solutions in tune with public infrastructure needs, and as a result, created a town parking structure, adaptive ski center, ice rink, and public amenity areas specifically dedicated to the town.

Upon completion, the Franklin Tower immediately became one of the most successful developments in Tribeca. Despite the doubts of some, the Franklin Tower achieved its goal of redefining the boundaries of the Tribeca residential district. With 130,000 square feet and 25 units it set a new luxury standard for Tribeca conversion projects and was quickly followed by other notable arrivals in the immediate area including the Tribeca Grand Hotel. As with other RAL Developments, the levels of finish and attention to detail are unparalleled in the luxury housing market. The building remains one of the most desirable addresses in Manhattan, with a list of owners that includes several international celebrities.

This vast waterfront property occupying 3 buildings in Miami Beach was substantially complete when the lender tapped RAL to provide comprehensive solutions to a stalled sales program, disgruntled unit owners and a lack of project oversight.

Drawing on their expertise in all areas of development, hotel management and operations, the RAL team established new and successful strategies to deal with all aspects of the project including revising the unit sales approach, refocusing hotel/resort management and operations on bottom line effects, implementing owner outreach programs and restructuring the condo-hotel’s rental program. The result was dramatically increased sales velocity and reduced vacancy rates for the rental program.

RAL was brought to this partially constructed project by the controlling lender. Prior to RAL involvement, the 550,000 square foot property was troubled by construction issues, budget overruns and a series of delivery delays.

RAL was asked to take over the construction management and development efforts in order to get the project back on track. On-site construction supervision was established, as well as a complement of monitoring and procedural standards. The complexities of operating in an alpine environment, and the nuances of small town politics were all areas of experience that the company was able to call upon. Under RAL, the construction team underwent dramatic changes in order to accelerate the schedule, conform to budgets, and provide the high level of construction quality The Four Seasons brand demands. Additionally, RAL’s professional experience in architecture and engineering facilitated an easy flow of documentation and information between the project’s design team and construction staff, while our experience in hotel procurements and installations aided communications between ownership and the operators. The resort was completed 20 months from RAL’s initial involvement and in time to receive guests for the approaching ski season.

The boutique hotel is located in the Mountain Village of Telluride, Colorado and is a 55,000 square foot mixed use property consisting of 32 luxury hotel residences and plaza level retail space. The Inn has been one of the most well received properties in the exclusive resort community of Telluride.

Set at an elevation 9,545 feet above sea level, in one of the most beautiful ski areas in the world, the Inn at Lost Creek is consistently rated among the premier resort properties in the country. It has been recognized by Conde Nast Traveler as a “Reader’s Choice: Top 100 Hotels in the World.”

RAL was hired by the primary lender as a construction consultant for this prominent, twelve-story, 100,000 square foot, mixed-use property in the heart of Manhattan's Union Square. The property, which consists of 36 high-end residential condominiums, and retail space and involved a technically complicated repurposing of, and substantial vertical addition to, a historic building, benefitted greatly from RAL’s singular expertise to facilitate construction and help expedite the process. Acting as a liaison, RAL worked closely together with the developer, the lender, and the lender's financial servicing agent to achieve success. RAL provided daily site inspections, construction oversight, contract administration, requisitions reviews and budget analysis. In order to ensure that the project was progressing in a manner that was consistent and acceptable, RAL continued to work diligently with all parties involved to accomplish the team’s ultimate goal, the completion of the project.

RAL performed a transformative renovation of The New Yorker, a 55,000 square foot rental building on Third Avenue in Manhattan, converting it into an exclusive doorman condominium in the heart of the Upper East Side. The result was 33 unique residences offering a combination of floor-through 5 bedroom apartments and one to four bedroom layouts with just one or two apartments per floor. The full floor units with private elevator landing offer a rare combination of privacy and an abundance of flexible space.

RAL was called upon by the primary lender of this 18-story boutique hotel in the heart of New York's Soho district to oversee the completion and opening of the hotel. The 110 room, 57,000 square foot project was an ambitious, complex job, requiring cutting-edge construction technologies and skill. RAL was engaged to provide an array of services ranging from site inspection and construction reporting services to budget analysis and programming expertise along with monitoring both the project budget and Department of Buildings' filings. RAL prides itself on being able to facilitate open communications between field operations and the financial institution, ensuring all parties involved are on the same page and striving towards the same goal. Drawing on the team's experience, RAL was able to provide a smooth transition from construction to opening. As agent for the lender, RAL offered a clear and concise plan by providing weekly reporting on construction progress and scheduling.

This unique and forward-thinking planned community in Colorado Springs comprises 1,655 residences on 210 acres and is based upon the principles of the new urbanist movement. Residents have a variety of housing choices, as well as the conveniences of a well-planned and growth-managed environment. Working with the ideals of sustainability, pedestrian access and controlled growth, RAL enlisted the aid of some of the nation’s most distinguished design and planning organizations to ensure that Spring Creek stands alone as an exemplary community and a model for future growth.

RAL recognized the future gentrification of Port Chester before it began. Located on the Greenwich River, in the suburbs of New York City, the town of Port Chester has experienced a renaissance and RAL’s Brookchester court project was at the epicenter of the revitalization. The Brookchester Court development included 39 residential units in 55,000 square feet. Units consisted of modern one, two and three bedroom apartments in a serene environment convenient to local shopping and the commuter rail station. Designed with the ideal of garden apartments in mind, this project also incorporates conveniences traditionally associated with larger residential complexes, such as underground parking garages, handicapped accessibility to all floors, and beautifully landscaped common recreation areas for its residents.

This unique traditional neighborhood development occupies 58 acres of Downtown Colorado Springs. Planned as a mixed use multi phased development, the 600 unit project aims to revitalize the area in a way that encourages pedestrian access, green space, pedestrian activity, and a return to a vital downtown lifestyle. The project also incorporates the latest in technology. Planned as a sustainable neighborhood development, the project includes such considerations as geothermal energy sources and energy reclamation programs.

When the primary lender for this ambitious Williamsburg mixed-use project was unable to maintain control over the project costs and construction timeline, RAL was called upon to help get the project back on track. Consisting of 2 mid-rise residential towers, a city block of townhouses, and several large retail spaces, the project was significantly over budget and behind schedule. RAL performed a thorough series of site inspections and document reviews, including contract status, permit status, and conformance evaluations. The team's extensive experience in residential multi-family development was indispensable in evaluating the project and providing the client with the information needed to make informed decisions regarding the dispensation of the asset.

The Prospérité is a 128’ long barge traversing the scenic canals of the French countryside and catering to the highest level of clientele. Originally a shipping barge, RAL was part of the team tasked with converting it into a luxury vacation cruise vessel that provided staterooms for 8 passengers, a chef’s kitchen with demonstration areas, a luxurious salon and other amenities typical of a 5 star hotel. The Prospérité offers some the largest rooms and highest levels of amenities on any of the river barges in France.