The New York Real Estate Commission (REBNY) has announced 11 exemplary retail deals for 2021 that will compete in its annual Retail Deal of the Year Awards on September 15, 2022.
The two nominated deals are either the most original retail deals of the year demonstrating outstanding broker acumen (ingenuity and creativity) or the most impactful retail deals of the year representing the most meaningful retail deals. be chosen as the winner. its overall character and importance to the New York City retail market;
“The deals presented represent some of the most impressive deals in a difficult time for New York City retail. I am happy.” Fred Posniak, co-chairman and senior vice president of the Empire State Realty Trust Retail Committee, said:
“In one of the most challenging times for retail real estate in our city, it is amazing to be able to complete a deal at the level represented by these nominations. It is a difficult task and I am proud of our industry peers who have remained strong in the face of adversity.” Steve Sutendyke, Co-Chairman and Executive Director of Cushman & Wakefield’s Retail Committee, said:
The winners will be announced in person and at a celebratory cocktail party on September 15th by Mr. Posniak and Mr. Soutendijk.
Submissions under consideration for the 2021 competition include:
- “World Class, Whole Foods Market on One Wall Street” – One Wall Street, New York, NY 10005. Submitting Brokers: Chase Welles and Jacqueline Klinger of The Shopping Center Group. Peter Whitenack of Newmark Retail.
- “Community-Focused Learning Center Energizes Entire City Block (Dwight School)” – 705 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10025. Submission Broker: Darrell Rubens and Ariel Schuster of Newmark Retail.
- “For all odds: 83,000 sf lease to Wegmans at 770 Broadway” – 770 Broadway, New York, NY 10003. Submission Broker: Peter Lipka and Jean P. Spiegelman of RIPCO Real Estate LLC.
- “Once Upon a Times Square: Planet Hollywood Reborn and Relocated to 140 West 42nd Street” – 140 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036. Submission Broker: Jeffrey D. Roseman, Drew Weiss, Marc Leber of Newmark.
- “All retail news good for print: Starbucks and Amazon double down on retail in NY Times Tower” – 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018. Submitting Brokers: David Firestein and Jenna Heidenberg of The Shopping Center Group.
- “The Flatiron District Transformation: From Underground Parking to Peaceful Calm” – 7 West 21st Street (aka 6 West 22nd Street) New York, NY 10010. Submission Broker: Lucas Kooiman and Jason Pruger Newmark.
- “Return of the Fittest: JLL Settles Chelsea Piers Fitness Deal at One Madison Avenue” – 1 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010 (aka One Madison). Submission Broker: Erin Grace and Matthew Ogle of JLL.
- “Papas: Restoring Authentic Greek Culture in Downtown Manhattan” – 103-105 MacDougal Street, New York, NY 10012. Submission Broker: James Famuraro Meridian Capital Group.
- “Breathing Fresh Life into Times Square: The Brooklyn Chop House” – 253 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036. Submission Broker: James Famuraro Meridian Capital Group.
- “House of Meatpacking: Luxurious Lease Up at 45 Ninth Avenue” – 45 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10014 (aka 400 West 14th Street). Submission Broker: Brandon L. Singer When Michael Cody MONA Retail Holdings, LLC.
- “Timothy Oulton – A Long Road To The Perfect Flagship” – 901 Broadway, New York, NY 10003. Submission Broker: Robin Abrams Compass/Abrams retail strategy and Compass Rebecca Orshan.
Tickets to attend REBNY’s 24th The Annual Retail Deal of the Year Awards Cocktail Party is available here. The event will take place on Thursday 15th September 2022 at 6pm at The Cutting Room (44 E 32nd St).
Last year’s Most Ingenious Retail Deal of the Year winners were CBRE’s Eric Gelber and Jordan Kaplan, and The Rockefeller Group’s Gary Trock and Zach Parisi for the ‘OPA’ AVRA Lands Mega Restaurant Deal at 1271 Avenue of the Americas. ” won the award. The 17,000-square-foot deal was the largest restaurant deal completed in New York City from the start of the pandemic to the end of the nomination. This year’s most influential retail deal goes to Newmark’s Matthew T. Leon to execute his 30,000-square-foot lease of CultureSpaces at landmark 49 Chambers Street, Hall des Lumières CULTURE SPACE SDIGITAL® Arts Center was launched.
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