I am writing to share with you more opportunities associated with the opening of the Barclays Center this September. We are committed to contracting with women and minority owned firms for services in the building and will share a number of Request for Proposals with you over the next few months.
MWBEs are required to be certified on a state, federal or city level. All firms interested in responding to RFPs must register with our management company AEG. Please encourage any companies you know to fill out the AEG materials.
Today we are sharing an opportunity for housekeeping, uniforms and dry cleaning. Please see all the details including directions on how to apply attached here. This information will also be posted at barclayscenter.com and atlanticyards.com.
With less than six months to go until opening we look forward to continuing to share good news about our efforts. As always don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions.
Ashley C. Cotton
Forest City Ratner
Pacific Park Brooklyn is seriously delayed, Forest City Realty Trust said yesterday in a news release, which further acknowledged that the project has caused a $300 million impairment, or write-down of the asset, as the expected revenues no longer exceed the carrying cost.
The Cleveland-based developer, parent of Brooklyn-based Forest City Ratner, which is a 30% investor in Pacific Park along with 70% partner/overseer Greenland USA, blamed the "significant impairment" on an oversupply of market-rate apartments, the uncertain fate of the 421-a tax break, and a continued increase in construction costs.
While the delay essentially confirms the obvious, given that two major buildings have not launched despite plans to do so, it raises significant questions about the future of the project, including:
if market-rate construction is delayed, will the affordable h…