Who Will It Be? Judges Set to Choose REBNY's 2012 Retail Deal of the Year Award

  Nine submissions received, winners to be announced at

Retail Deal of the Year Cocktail Party on June 11th

NEW YORK, May 6, 2013: The nominations are in and deliberations are about to begin for The Real Estate Board of New York’s (REBNY) annual Retail Deal of the Year Awards, which recognize New York City’s top retail brokers. The two awards, The Most Creative Deal in Manhattan and The Retail Deal Which Most Significantly Benefits the Manhattan Retail Market, honor the most inventive and noteworthy New York City retail deals of the past year. 

The winners will be announced at the Retail Committee’s annual cocktail party on June 11, 2013 at the 101 Club.

“It takes a lot of creativity, ingenuity and skill to coordinate and execute retail deals of the caliber that we receive,” said Steven Spinola, REBNY President.  “The New York City marketplace is one of the most competitive and complicated to navigate, so it goes without saying that the nominees are some of the most tenacious brokers at their respective firms. Congratulations to all of our nominees and we look forward to celebrating with the winners at the Retail Deal of the Year Awards this June.”

The 2012 submissions are:

  • The 1552/1560 Broadway                                                                                                                                         "All Aboard the Express to Times Square"                                                                                                            Broker: David LaPierre, CBRE, Inc.                                              

  •  589 Fifth Avenue

“Walking a Tightrope: 589 Fifth Avenue and H&M”                                                                                                Broker: Jedd Nero, CBRE, Inc.

  • 542-580 Second Avenue (Kips Bay)

“Fairway Market at 542-580 Second Avenue in Kips Bay: The Catalyst Behind the Revitalization of Kips Bay. Complicated. Creative. Collaborative.”                                                                                                                       Brokers: Gary Alterman & Robert K. Futterman, RKF

   David A. Green & Christopher Schwart, Cushman & Wakefield

  • 560 Broadway                                                                                                                                                                  “You Have to Walk Before You Run”                                                                                                                        Brokers: Joanne Podell & Ian Lerner, Cushman & Wakefield

  • 136 East 57th Street

“Bank United Launches in NYC”                                                                                                                               Broker: Kim Mogull, Mogull Realty, Inc.

  • 1223-1225 and 1238-1244 Madison Avenue

“One Block at a Time: Transforming a Carnegie Hill Corridor’”                                                                       Brokers: Faith Hope Consolo & Joseph A. Aquino, Douglas Elliman LLC

  • 333 West 34th Street

“The Day the Music Died on 48th Street…But Was Reborn on 34th Street! Sam Ash Comes to 333 W. 34th Street”                                                                                                                                                                                     Broker: Jeffrey D. Roseman & Gregg Gropper, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Retail

  • 100 West 125th Street

“Whole Foods Harlem”                                                                                                                                            Brokers: Jacqueline Klinger & Chase Welles, SCG Retail 

  • 11 Times Square

“Russian Restaurateur Adds to New York City’s Banquet Table” representing Global  Foods International          Broker: James Emden & Robert Koslow, Colliers International NY, LLC

Tickets for the June 11 cocktail party at the 101 Club, 101 Park Avenue, are $60.  For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Desiree Jones, djones@rebny.com.

About The Real Estate Board of New York

The Real Estate Board of New York is the city’s leading real estate trade association with more than 13,000 members.  REBNY represents major commercial and residential property owners and builders, brokers and managers, banks, financial service companies, utilities, attorneys, architects, contractors and other individuals and institutions professionally interested in the city’s real estate.  REBNY is involved in crucial municipal matters including tax policy, city planning and zoning, rental conditions, land use policy, building codes and legislation.  In addition, REBNY publishes reports providing indicators of market prices for both the residential and commercial sectors. Please visit us online at www.REBNY.com

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