Faith Hope Consolo and John Salustri at RECon 2017

LAS VEGAS—It was inevitable really. The gentrification that launched Brooklyn into the real estate stratosphere is coming to Staten Island.  That’s right, Staten Island.

In fact, as Faith Hope Consolo, retail chair of Douglas Elliman, tells us in this exclusive video interview from RECon 2017, the 1.1 million-square-foot Empire Outlets will not only serve an under-retailed borough but in fact be the first outlet complex in New York City when it opens in the spring of next year.