REBNY Seeks Best and Brightest for Retail Deal of the Year

 Deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 5:00 pm 

New York, NY – March 26, 2013:  The nomination forms are out for The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)’s coveted Retail Deal of the Year Awards, which annually recognizes the most creative and significant New York City retail deals.  Submissions are due Thursday, April 25 at 5:00 pm and the winners will be announced at the Retail Committee’s Deal of the Year Cocktail Party on Tuesday, June 11.

REBNY will recognize two winners for 2012, the most ingenious and creative retail deal that demonstrates exceptional broker acumen, and the retail deal which was the most significant in its overall characteristics and importance to the New York City retail market.

“Part of what makes New York City’s real estate market so dynamic is the wide-range of creativity and skill that goes into completing these transactions,” said Steven Spinola, REBNY president.  “Every year we set the bar higher and the submissions we receive exceed our expectations. We look forward to honoring our winners in June and congratulating all of the nominees for a job well done.”

Last year, C. Bradley Mendelson and Alan Schmerzler of Cushman & Wakefield won the prize for the Most Creative Retail Deal of the Year award for the leasing of the Times Square Theatre. The deal resulted in the restoration and conversion one of 42nd Street’s most elegant and historic structures into a cutting-edge retail and entertainment environment. Scott M. Bloom of the Bloom Real Estate Group LLC took home the prize for the Deal that Most Benefits Manhattan for assisting Key Food with an expansion at 55 Fulton Street. The Key Food expansion was the fifth largest retail deal in Manhattan in 2011.

Sales and leasing transactions, regardless of size, are eligible, and must reflect ingenuity and professional skill.  The deadline to submit a nomination is Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 5:00 pm.  All contestants must be active REBNY members and all transactions must have been completed by December 31, 2012.

Registration is required to attend The Retail Deal of the Year cocktail party on June 11 at the 101 Club. Please visit for details.

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


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