NYC’s Retail Market Abounds with 18 Submissions for REBNY’s 2013 Deal of the Year Awards

--Winners will be announced at the Retail Deal of the Year Cocktail Party on June 10th--

New York City’s retail market is buzzing with anticipation over the 18 nominations the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) has received for the coveted Retail Deal of the Year Awards. The winners of the awards, which annually recognize the most creative and significant New York City retail deals, will be announced at the Retail Committee’s Deal of the Year Cocktail Party on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at the 101 Club.

REBNY will recognize two winners for top deals completed in 2013: the Most Ingenious Retail Deal of the Year that demonstrates exceptional broker acumen (ingenuity & creativity), and the Most Significant Retail Deal of the Year that recognizes the most significant retail deal in its overall characteristics and importance to  the New York City retail market. 

“Navigating the retail market and negotiating knock-out deals that shape the city’s landscape requires a tremendous amount of ingenuity and dedication,” said Peter Braus, Managing Principal for Lee & Associates NYC and chair of REBNY’s Retail Committee. “We congratulate all of our nominees on their incredible accomplishments and look forward to honoring our winners at the Retail Deal of the Year Awards in June.”

The 2013 submissions are:

  • “West Side Market Goes East – 82-84 Third Avenue”
    Brokers:    Ross Kaplan & Stu Morden, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
  • “Dennis Basso Flagship on Madison – 825 Madison Avenue”
    Brokers:    Robin Abrams & Alan Victor, The Lansco Corporation
  • “Tweet This: Room & Board is Coming to Chelsea – 249 West 17th Street”
    Brokers:    Richard B. Hodos, CBRE, Inc.
    Jeffrey D. Roseman & Amy Zhen, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
  • “What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been: Bringing National Retailer Guitar Center to a Side-Street Sub-Basement off Times Square – 218 West 44th Street”
    Brokers:    Lon Rubackin & Gary Trock, CBRE, Inc.
  • “Preserving Times Square Music Retail Heritage – 218 West 44th Street”
    Broker:      Bruce Shepard, SCG Retail
  • “A New Urban Outlook: Expanding the Boundaries of Herald Square – 1333 Broadway”
    Brokers:    Andrew Goldberg, Eric Gelber & Matt Chmielecki, CBRE, Inc.
  • “A Marriage Made in (Marketing) Heaven: The Polo/Ralph Lauren Lease at 711 Fifth Avenue”
    Broker:      Richard B. Hodos, CBRE, Inc.
  • “The Final Jewel in the Crown: The Rebirth of Herald Center and its Market-Changing Effects on 34th Street – 1293 Broadway”
    Brokers:    Susan Kurland & Victoria Oliva, CBRE, Inc.
  • “Whole Foods Market, Williamsburg Brooklyn – 240 Bedford Avenue”
    Brokers:    Jacqueline Klinger & Chase Welles, SCG Retail
  • “Brooklyn Heights Plaza – Bridging Brooklyn’s Hottest Retail Neighborhoods”
    Broker:      Peter Ripka, Ripco Real Estate Corp.
  • “A NYC Retail Journey: Barneys Comes Homes – 107 Seventh Avenue”
    Broker:      Peter Ripka, Ripco Real Estate Corp.
  • “7th Avenue and 17th Street: The Return of Barneys to this Magical Corner”
    Brokers:    Jeffrey D. Roseman & Barry M. Gosin, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Retail
  • “Making A 20-Story Fashion Statement: 693 Fifth Avenue & Valentino”
    Brokers:    Andrew Goldberg, Eric Gelber & Matt Chmielecki, CBRE, Inc.
  • “The ART of a Deal – 437 West 16th Street”
    Brokers:    Joanne Podell & Brandon L. Singer, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.|
    Gary Schwartzman, George Graf, Ken Zakin & Carol Ann Flint, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
  • “David v. Goliath: Using Ingenuity and Due Diligence As a Sling Shot – 442 Seventh Avenue”
    Broker:      Benjamin Fox, Massey Knakal Realty Services
  • “Starbucks Inwood – 4761 Broadway at Dyckman Street”
    Broker:      David Firestein, SCG Retail
  • “Harman International – 527 Madison Avenue”
    Broker:      James Frederick, Cassidy Turley
  • “A Chocolate Factory Is Born In Brooklyn – Brooklyn Army Terminal”
    Broker:      Roberto Camacho, Buchbinder & Warren Realty Group LLC  

Registration is required to attend the Retail Deal of the Year Cocktail Party on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at the 101 Club. Please visit www.rebny.com for details.