Thomas Keller Group Alum Eyes Restaurant Space at DDG’s 400 Grove
In the coming months, Kim Alter, Dominique Crenn and Gabriela Cámara are slated to make high-profile moves into Hayes Valley. But it seems another restaurateur with a fine-dining pedigree could be headed to the neighborhood, as signs […]
DDG Condos Rise on Former SoHo Chocolate Factory Site
Plans to redevelop an old chocolate factory at 325 West Broadway in SoHo have been in the works for over seven years, but it wasn't until DDG took over the property in late 2012 that things finally started moving along. With work well underway, […]
ULI 2015 Global Awards for Excellence Finalists Announced
Twenty-two real estate developments have been selected as finalists in the 2015 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Global Awards for Excellence competition, widely recognized as one of the land use industry’s most prestigious award programs. This year’s […]
Upper East Side’s Tallest Tower Gets Green Light to Build
Hey, Upper East Siders. It's time to really brace for the tallest tower in the neighborhood, coming to 88th Street between Lexington Avenue and Third Avenue.
The 521-foot tower, which is being designed, developed and built by DDG, got its new […]
8 Octavia: Modern Architecture With Old-Fashioned Neighborliness
Like any consumer product, buildings designed but not yet built may have an expiration date. The longer that construction is delayed, the more likely that a new architect will be brought in to freshen things up.
Or the original design will be retained but […]
True Sake has been a neighborhood fixture since 2003, when sake enthusiast Beau Timken first opened up shop at 560 Hayes St. Now, Timken has big plans for another sake-forward spot in the neighborhood, in the form of True Cup, […]
The plot of land on the edge of Hayes Valley that was formerly known as Parcel H is finally nearing its debut as 34 new condos under the name 400 Grove. The land was once part of the Central Freeway, but after the roadway was torn down in 1992 […]
Construction at Grove & Gough began in 2013, and now DDG and DM Development’s 400 Grove project is wrapping up, with new condo units now accepting applications from prospective buyers.
The 5-story building has 34 units representing a […]
Living Green: NYC's Newest LEED Rated Residential Construction
From vitamin C showers to circadian rhythm lighting, filtered air and water, green building features are more prevalent than ever.
According to U.S. Green Building Council there are only 94 LEED certified “New Construction / Major Renovation” […]
20 Must-Know Residential Developments Hitting NYC This Season
If you’re about to embark on the hunt to buy the perfect New York City pad, get excited.
A healthy stock of new residential buildings ― some ground-up, some converted ― are listing thousands of apartments for sale this spring. They range […]
Development firm DDG has filed plans for what will be the tallest residential building on the Upper East Side.
The building, 180 East 88th Street, will measure 521 feet tall.
Developed by Joseph A. McMillan, Jr.’s DDG, which will also design, build and manage […]
180 East 88th Street to Become New York City’s Tallest Skyscraper Above 72nd Street
Back in February, YIMBY revealed the first renderings of DDG’s new tower coming to 180 East 88th Street. Now, YIMBY has also learned that the project’s 521-foot height (it has seen a bump from 469 feet) will make it the tallest building north […]
There’s still an overwhelming amount of foreign capital that wants to get into the United States, and investors from all countries are clamoring to plant a flag here.
But prices are getting higher and cap rates lower, and in New York City, it’s hard […]
Luxury Residential Developer DDG Expands its Tribeca Office
DDG is growing by more than 50% to 14,000 square feet at 60 Hudson St. The expansion comes as the firm, which drew attention in recent years for its successful condo projects, 41 Bond and 345meatpacking, has a robust pipeline of projects. […]
The 41 New Developments Hitting the Market this Spring
New York City real estate is booming. Beyond charts and graphs and stats, another way to gauge the strength of the market is by the sheer number of new developments launching sales or leasing in a given season. Spring 2014 was action-packed, […]
First Look: 180 East 88th, DDG's 31-Story Upper East Side Tower
Back in August, YIMBY reported on the first permits for a new building coming to 180 East 88th Street, on the corner of Third Avenue. DDG was behind the filings, and the firm designs and builds the bulk of their projects in-house as well. […]
Take a look back at the year's top stories with The Architect's Newspaper.
Here are ten of the most noteworthy new projects unveiled this year--from Studio Gang's supertall tower in Chicago to a five-story condo project in San Francisco. […]
DDG’s 8 Octavia recently held a grand opening celebration inside the building’s 8th floor penthouse. The event was hosted by Joel Goodrich and Roh Habibi of Coldwell Banker and attendees included figures from the worlds of design […]
DDG and Stanley Saitowitz's Sexy New Development Opens at Octavia and Market
The striking new condo development at 8 Octavia recently held a grand opening celebration attended by figures from the worlds of design, art, architecture and real estate.
Designed by San Francisco starchitect Stanley Saitowitz, […]
Columbia Sportswear Opens First-Ever Brand Store in New York City
Columbia Sportswear on Monday opened its first branded store in New York City, just in time for the holiday shopping season.
The store is located at 345 W. 14th St., in between Eighth and Ninth Avenues in New York's Meatpacking District. The store […]
TRIBECA -- A tipster sends word that an application has been filed with the city to upgrade the Barnett Newman Triangle, a.k.a. the concrete saving grace at the intersection of Church Street, White Street and Sixth Avenue out front of the Tribeca […]
Condo developer Joseph A. McMillan, Jr.’s DDG grabbed a Chelsea development site for $24.3 million.
Alf Naman put the one-story Anton Kern Gallery at 532-534 West 20th Street, between 10th and 11th avenues, on the market for $27 […]
High-end condo builder DDG has picked up a prime development site near the High Line for $24.25 million. The property is 532 W. 20th St., currently a single-story art gallery between 10th and 11th avenues.
Alf Naman was the seller […]
Portland, Oregon-based premium boot brand SOREL is pleased to announce the opening of its first-ever seasonal branded retail store at DDG's 345 W 14th St. in Manhattan's Meatpacking District.
The new store will open on October 30 […]
Decoding the Subliminal Cues Hidden in SF's Condo Names
Amero. Vida. 8 Octavia. NEMA. Lumina. The names unfurl easily, with a kind of sensual appeal that's almost embarrassing. Say them often and they start to feel like a private incantation that conjures some pure plane of existence, never an actual place. […]
Meatpacking District Gets Rugged With Columbia, Sorel Stores
Residents of DDG's sought-after 345 West 14th Street will be well-prepared for winter with the duo of Columbia Sportswear and Sorel footwear opening at the ground level. While the former is a permanent shop that's scheduled to open on November 24th, […]
Just in time for winter, Columbia Sportswear Co. is opening stores for its namesake and Sorel brands. They will be side-by-side at DDG's 345 W. 14th St., between Eighth and Ninth avenues, in the base of a 12-story condo building. […]
San Francisco is home to big things — the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and, apparently, the biggest architectural festival in the United States. The 11th annual Architecture and the City festival packs a month’s worth of tours, lectures, […]
By: American Institute of Architects – New York Chapter
When: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Where: At the Center
The goal of the Future Now Summit is to provide a platform for dialogue among emerging professionals and future leaders, to […]
The new building in Dudley Square in Boston doesn’t look like anything else in sight. And yet it fits right in. That’s a good description of the tempered ambition of many American urban projects opening in the coming months: […]
Real Estate Report: Stanley Saitowitz’s Ever-Shifting Monolith in Hayes Valley
In a city best known for its charming pastel Victorians, the buildings of Stanley Saitowitz are among the most visually challenging in San Francisco. Whether it’s his 1998 Neo-Brutalist Yerba Buena Lofts on Folsom Street or the sleekly sophisticated […]
For much of the past year, as 8 Octavia began its rise at the edge of Market Street, the perimeter of the building was inaccessible as the customary moat of construction passageways took root at its edges. Now, as units trickle […]
Perfect: Hayes Valley’s Newest Sculpture Looks Like a Crane
After the departure last month of the Kate Raudenbush sculpture Future's Past, which stood over Patricia's Green for two years, the park will soon get a brand-new installation in its place. Fractured Landscape, by Mark Baugh-Sasaki […]
Meet the New Sculpture Headed to Patricia’s Green Sponsored by DDG
Last month, we bid adieu to the Kate Raudenbush sculpture Future's Past, which occupied a central location on Patricia's Green for the last two years.
Fractured Landscape, a new piece by Mark Baugh-Sasaki, is on the way to the […]
DDG recently filed permits for a new development on the Upper East Side at 180 East 88th Street. The 469-foot, 31-story tower will have 182,995 square feet of residential space, crazily spread across just 44 units, which New York […]
In the past, DDG’s projects have all been on or below 14th Street, but the integrated design-and-development firm has finally moved uptown: today their architects filed permits for a tower at 180 East 88th Street, on the Upper East Side.
The 469-foot, […]
DDG’s new condo building deftly echoes the lush, urban reincarnation that is New York’s High Line while also referencing the new Whitney Museum being built nearby.
The principals at DDG, a New York City-based real estate developer […]
8 Octavia Listing Lands, Sets Price Per Square Foot Record
We toured DDG and local starchitect Stanley Saitowitz’s much-awaited 8 Octavia last month, we expected to see prices topping at $1,000 per square foot as listings hit the market. Well, now unit 608 has landed, and this 2-bed, 2-bath, 1,001 […]
Renderings Released for DDG's Hayes Valley Parcel T Condos
Parcel T, the slice of land in Hayes Valley that was awarded last week to Linden Partners for development, is set to become a four-story building with 26 residential units. Edmonds + Lee is the architect attached to the project, […]
Hayes Valley Parcels Along Octavia Awarded to Developers
Three parcels of land in Hayes Valley along Octavia have officially been awarded to developers. Parcel T, which sits between Page and Rose streets, will go to Linden Partners. This is the partnership between DDG and DM Development […]
Lavish Gardens Sprout Up on Luxury Penthouse Roofs
Thirty-five stories above New York Harbor, Fred Rich can stroll through his groves of Japanese maple, spruce and pine trees or sit under a pergola hung with grape vines, where wild strawberries and thyme grow between the paving stones. […]
Joseph A. McMillan, Jr., 42, is the chief executive and chairman of DDG, an investment, architecture, construction and development firm that focuses mainly on residential and mixed-use projects. Past developments include the 41 Bond […]
New York’s Latest Crop of Luxury Residential Developments
While the signs of economic recovery in Miami’s real estate market were being reported last summer in anticipation of the December art and design fairs, the New York property scene was also undergoing something of a renaissance. […]
How high will prices for Manhattan luxury properties go in 2014? We turn to five of Manhattan’s most active, high-end residential developers and marketers for answers.
Manhattan real estate broke numerous records last year, […]
All developers should take cues from DDG when it comes to beautifying their construction sites. They shrouded 345meatpacking in a black-and-yellow netting designed by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama in 2012, and now they’ve tapped […]
Street Artist Ben Eine Puts Up Massive Murals Around NYC, Including Rikers Island
British street artist Ben Eine just opened his first solo exhibition — titled Heartfelt — in New York City, at the Judith Charles Gallery on the Bowery. Eine is known for his colorful typographic writings, and he’s put up some large murals around town to accompany […]
Development Team Nestles New Design into Trio of Hayes Valley Condo Projects
In the second half of the 20th century, San Francisco began to emerge as an important cultural and economic center of the country. It was a time when the region gained its own prominence in creativity and design and started to influence not only the […]
Tired of finding himself at the mercy of his developer clients, architect Jared Della Valle did something about it. He started buying up the occasional small property, leading him in 2006 to launch Alloy, a firm that designs, develops, constructs and even […]
In 14th Street stands a brand-new apartment block. It is built of solid materials, with professional pride and with great care for its surroundings.
On the southwest corner of Manhattan, just north of Greenwich Village, is New York’s old Meatpacking District. […]
8 Octavia - DDG
After the Overpass
Hayes Valley – In 2002, the city demolished the stretch of freeway that ran above Octavia, opening a floodgate of traffic but also unleashing a wave of development that has washed over the area since. […]
Cranes, construction, parking lots – gone – now building sites; land is very expensive (Manhattan really is an island, after all). Condo’s are worrisome; rentals feel more comfortable. Lenders and developers are looking for well-positioned […]
Developers Look to Score a Housing Hat Trick in Hayes Valley
DDG and DM Development are fast becoming the kings of condo development in Hayes Valley.
On July 11 the partners — San Francisco-based DM Development and New York-based DDG — won unanimous approval for 450 Hayes St., […]
Contemporary Condos Planned for Heart of Hayes Valley
Another former Central Freeway parcel may soon be developed in the form of Hayes Valley condos. Developers DDG and DM Development are hoping to build two residential buildings at 450 Hayes Street, between Gough and Octavia. […]
A Modern Gateway to San Francisco Breaks Ground in Hayes Valley
San Francisco, CA — DDG and DM Development have announced that construction has begun on the long anticipated condominium community 8 Octavia in Hayes Valley. 8 Octavia will further transform the Market-Octavia area that […]
New York Design Week 2013 marks the launch of a collaboration between Shanghai-based inter-disciplinary architectural practice, Neri&Hu Design and Research Office and leading modern woodworker, De La Espada. […]
Rare Portraits of Andy Warhol Discovered After 30 Years
‘a rare, intimate window opens on the legend’
One of the most iconic faces of the 20th century is about to be re-discovered; Never-before-seen photographs of the inimitable Andy Warhol, uncovered from a dusty filing cabinet after over 30 years, […]
DDG’s 345meatpacking is one of the better buildings in the neighborhood.
This past summer, those who made it to the western-most portion of 14th Street were likely to be dazzled (and perhaps confounded) by the sight of an […]
Interviews and panel discussions explore developing luxury condominiums in New York City. Hosted by Michael Stoler.
Speakers include Peter D'Arcy, Regional President of M&T Bank, Joseph A. McMillan, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DDG […]
Host Michael Stoler talks with a panel of experts about the condo and rental market, which is currently on the rise. They discuss where the best locations in Manhattan are in the current rental market rise, how and why this market has increased over the past […]
Just five distributors of prime rib and pork chops still stand at the end of West 14th Street, while a decade ago, that number was 75, according to the Meatpacking District Improvement Association, a business group.
The area does have […]
Following last week’s closing of the $38.4 million deal to buy the former SoHo Sweets factory, developer DDG plans to begin work on the site in 60 days.
The former Tootsie Roll factory in SoHo is finally on its way to becoming a luxury condominium, […]
In celebration of Yayoi Kusama’s current retrospective, the Whitney Museum of American Art has collaborated with Hudson River Park Trust, the Kusama Studio, Gagosian Gallery, and DDG to bring the “Summer of Kusama” downtown via […]
Surreal Estate: Yayoi Kusama’s Dotty Painting Adorns a New Meatpacking District Condo
Real estate has a certain relationship with avant-garde aesthetics: Starchitects like Frank Gehry and Herzog and de Meuron give their imprimatur to condos that sell like hotcakes, destination buildings feature en-suite gallery spaces […]
Meet 345meatpacking, the New Condo Soon to Emerge from Yayoi Kusama’s Yellow Wrapper
Yayoi Kusama’s snake-like wrapper for a new Meatpacking District condo project tied up New Yorkers attention on Friday when it was first revealed — a collaboration between the Whitney and developers DDG, the nifty netting […]
MePa Condo Gets the Most Fun Construction Netting Ever
If construction fencing can beautified, why can’t the drab black netting be easier on the eyes, too? Oh wait, it can! A new condo building going up at 345 West 14th Street commissioned acclaimed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama to create a giant replica […]
Yayoi Kusama Covers a Meatpacking District Scaffold With Dots
We already knew that DDG could pull together a classy “product,” as they say in real estate parlance. But now the group has upped the ante by teaming with Yayoi Kusama, the 83-year-old Japanese show-stopping pop artist. […]
Reproduction of Artwork Will Cover a Condo Construction Site in Manhattan.
The black netting that typically drapes buildings under construction around New York City can look like shrouds, each of them etching a forlorn negative space into the skyline. […]
DDG picks up a 5-story former industrial building on Warren Street that had been foreclosed on by its lender. The developer may replace it with a 15-story condo.
DDG has acquired a distressed Tribeca site for $14.8 million and is planning to […]
Host Michael Stoler greets his guests saying "I can't believe its 2012. The condo market, rental market - just like 2007. What has happened to make the market improve?"
Speakers include Joseph A. McMillan, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive […]
Has the construction lending spigot, once jammed shut, turned to allow a slow stream of financing for New York City development projects? Industry insiders think so.
Construction loans big and small are starting to add up in the city:
Three years into real estate market recovery, pricey new units finally catch fire.
In June, all seven of the full-floor residences at the 10-story luxury condominium at 41 Bond St., in NoHo, sold out in less than a month at prices ranging from $5.2 million […]
Forget James, 41 Bond is the Hottest Player in New York City
Six of seven apartments sold in less than one month for more than $5.25 million each at 41 Bond, so there’s a lot more than a multitextured bluestone facade driving sales at this red-hot new condominium on downtown’s most famous […]
Buyers have snapped up all but one of the units in a new luxury condo at 41 Bond St. in just a few weeks and the project is even fetching boom-time prices.
Bond Street was briefly the hottest spot for new luxury condos in the city, but its heyday […]
When he finally gets around to making “Men in Black IV,” we’d like to suggest that Will Smith consider 41 Bond St. as his crash pad.
The 10-story, seven-unit condo building just started marketing last week and is slated to be finished this fall. […]
Host Michael Stoler brings together experts to discuss the Meatpacking District. They discuss the vibrancy of the district, how the meatpacking district has changed over the years, the continued gentrification of the district, the variety of tenants, and the […]
DDG and DM Development Have Plans for Hayes Valley Sites
San Francisco residential development startup DM Development is betting its future on Hayes Valley, via a partnership with seasoned New York developer DDG.
DM Development, founded in 2010 by Danielle Dignan and Mark MacDonald, […]
The backers of a hotel project on West 14th Street included a star-studded cast: rapper Jay-Z and hotelier Andre Balazs. But an unusual legal battle turned the troubled property into a hot potato as the borrower and lender both tried to give the deed […]
While much of the business world struggled with cutbacks and layoffs during 2009, many people saw opportunity. Undaunted by the recession, they started their own companies.
Entrepreneurs are by and large an optimistic lot, with faith in their ideas and their […]
DDG expects multimillion-dollar floor-throughs to sell – in 2012.
A development team on Bond Street is placing a $34 million bet on the market.
The savvy new investment partnership is making the risky gamble that by the time they are ready to sell, […]
DDG Begins Construction on $35m Condominium Project
DDG, a fully integrated real-estate investment and development company, acquired a vacant development site, comprised of two adjoining lots, at 41-43 Bond St. in New York City’s NoHo Historic District. With approved […]
DDG is seeking middle-market development and acquisition opportunities in New York. The New York-based firm led by Joseph A. McMillan, Jr. hopes to put $10 million to $25 million of equity in to multifamily and boutique hotel and office developments. […]