Sentinel President Michael Streicker and 55 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT (Google Maps)Sentinel Real Estate acquired a 136-unit apartment building in Norwalk, Connecticut. The development also has four commercial units.Sentinel paid $53 million for the mixed-use complex at 55 North Water Street.Avenue Realty Capital was the seller.Rosewood Realty Group represented Sentinel on the deal for the 145,000-square-foot building.Nicholas Stein, Sentinel’s managing director, said the five-story property fits in with the firm’s overall strategy of targeting “high-quality, walkable suburban housing with access to strong employment centers.”Read moreStung by NY rent laws, Rosewood Realty is going nationwideGreg Corbin leaving Besen & Associates for RosewoodWATCH: Aaron Jungreis on dominating multifamily, his side hustle as an owner and the rebounding market Avenue Realty did not return a request for comment.Aaron Jungreis, Rosewood RealtyRosewood co-founder and president Aaron Jungreis said the seller initially reached out to him in February, and JLL was brought on to assist in the marketing.The Norwalk deal is part of the $382 million in sales that New York-based Rosewood brokered outside of the state this year, including properties in Georgia, Texas and Maryland. Rosewood launched its national brokerage division earlier this year in response to New York state’s new rent regulations. Led by Jungreis and Jonathan Brody, the division was supposed to be a “side business” for Rosewood, which has typically focused on New York’s multifamily market.But as multifamily deals have slowed down in New York — both because of the rent regulations and the pandemic — out-of-state transactions are now a major part of the firm’s business, Jungreis said.Contact Akiko Matsuda Full Name* Email Address* Message* Share via Shortlink TagsCommercial Real EstateInvestment SalesMultifamily Market Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink
River dolphins and flooded forest: seasonal habitat use and sexual segregation of botos (Inia geoffrensis) in an extreme cetacean environment
Habitat use by the boto, or Amazon river dolphin Inia geoffrensis, was investigated in and around the Mamiraua Reserve, Brazil. Largely forested with numerous channels and lakes, Mamiraua comprises a variety of seasonal floodplain habitats known collectively as varzea. The annual cycle of flooding in this region (amplitude 11-15 m) dominates all life. Profound seasonal differences in dolphin density between habitats were consistent with known fish movements, in turn dictated by changes in water level and dissolved oxygen. An exodus of botos from floodplain to river at low water prevents dolphins being trapped in areas that become entirely dry. Densities of botos in floodplain channels were seasonally higher (up to 18 km(-2)) than reported for any cetacean worldwide. Adults were largely segregated by sex except at low water. Females and calves dominated in chavascal habitat the areas most remote from rivers, which were preferred by mates. Probable causes of this segregation are the energetic requirements of calves and the safety of females and/or calves from male harassment. Some 80% of botos occurring on rivers were within 150 m of the margins. The reliance of adult females and calves on varzea in a region with exceptional dolphin densities demonstrates the importance of floodplain habitats for the boto, and may be the key determinant of this species’ distribution.