REBNY Announces Contestants for 77th Annual Most Ingenious Deal of the Year Awards Competition

Winners will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony on June 23, 2021

Tickets Available at go.rebny.com/SDOY2021

NEW YORK -- The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) has announced those in the running for 2020’s Most Ingenious Deal of the Year, the prestigious distinction honoring New York City’s most notable transactions executed by top commercial real estate brokers.

Highlighting outstanding professional excellence and acumen, the competition, now in its 77th year, will showcase 12 unique deals at the REBNY Sales Brokers Committee’s Virtual 77th Annual Most Ingenious Deal of the Year Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Awards will be given to the first, second and third-place winners selected by a panel of real estate industry leaders.

“The contestants in this year’s landmark competition are in another class of their own and truly embody the ingenious spirit of this contest,” said REBNY President James Whelan. “To be able to successfully close deals of this caliber and significance in the midst of an unprecedented global pandemic is nothing short of extraordinary, and we look forward to celebrating their accomplishments.”

LEASE

“Perseverance in the Pandemic” – 244-250 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019

Submitting Broker: Jeffrey Rosenblatt (Lincoln Property Company)

“Maneuvering Through Explosive Business Growth, Complex Decision-Making Processes and the Onset of the Global Pandemic, CBRE’s Sacha Zarba, Jeff Fischer and Alice Fair secure 232,000 square feet for TikTok in Times Square” – 151 West 42nd Street, New York

Submitting Brokers: Sacha Zarba, Jeffrey Fischer and Alice Fair (CBRE)

“The Show Must Go On” – 311 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

Submitting Brokers: Ethan Silverstein and Ron Lo Russo (Cushman & Wakefield)

“The Rolex Lease at 650 Fifth Avenue. A Statement About New York.” – 650 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10019

Submitting Brokers: Jonathan Fales and Barry Zeller (Cushman & Wakefield)

“BNP Paribas | 787 Seventh Avenue” – 787 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019

Submitting Broker: Peter Riguardi (JLL)

SALE

“410 Tenth Avenue: Core Investment or Construction Deal?” – 410 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10024

Submitting Brokers: Darcy Stacom and William Shanahan (CBRE)

“1 Plus 1 Equals 3 (30 Madison)” – 330 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010

Submitting Brokers: Darcy Stacom and William Shanahan (CBRE)

“Coming Home: How the National Urban League Returned to its Historic Home and Built an Impactful Community Facility” – 121 W 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

Submitting Brokers: Ira Schuman and Richard Eaddy (Savills)

“Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again - The Sale of 111 Wall, a 1M SF Leasehold” – 111 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005

Submitting Brokers: James Kuhn and William Lee (Newmark)

“The Three-Party Solution: How One Broker’s Concern for Tenants Led to the Completion of a $31.5 Million Assemblage Resulting in a Win-Win-Win for All Involved” 198 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

Submitting Broker: Brandon Polakoff (Avison Young)

FINANCE

“200 Water Street Refi in the Age of COVID” – 200 Water Street, New York, NY 10038

Submitting Brokers: Andrew J. Singer and Kathleen McSharry (The Singer & Bassuk Organization LLC)

“"HONOR, COURAGE, COMMITMENT" - Financing the Land Under Dock72 & Steiner Studios” – Dock72, Steiner Studios Sound Stages 1-5 & 25-30, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Submitting Brokers: Scott Singer and Kathleen McSharry (The Singer & Bassuk Organization LLC)

Tickets to attend the REBNY Sales Brokers Committee’s Virtual 77th Annual Most Ingenious Deal of the Year Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, June 23 can be purchased here. Those interested in placing their company’s unique brand, mission, products and services in front of New York City’s commercial real estate industry should contact Hayley Torswick or view the sponsorship kit here for more details on how to sponsor this event.

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