RKF

RKF is the unrivaled leader in retail real estate. It is our only business. Our passion. We have the knowledge and insight to identify and create opportunities and the tenacity to pursue them. We know the market better than anyone. We live it. We breathe it. We make it happen. We are incomparable in retail leasing, investment sales and consulting services. Transforming retail on streets, in malls and in lifestyle centers. RKF’s clients include the most significant retailers as well as equally prestigious property owners, developers and investors. We have the relationships to open doors and the creativity and intelligence to close the most challenging deals. Decades of experience, innovative research and an impeccable reputation. This is RKF.

Real Estate Specialization
Retail
Investment Type
Acquisition/Fee Simple
Investment Style
Core
Core+
Value-add
Opportunistic
Development
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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Robert Futterman

Robert K. Futterman is the founder and Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of RKF. Headquartered in New York, with additional offices in Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Northern New Jersey, San Francisco and Toronto, RKF has been responsible for $20 billion in aggregate real estate transactions since its inception in 1998. Robert has more than 25 years of retail real estate experience and has personally been involved in transactions totaling in excess of $10 billion. He has successfully created one of the leading retail real estate firms in the US and the dominant player in the New York metro area. With unparalleled expertise in landlord and tenant representation, new construction, leasing, sales and market analysis, he is unrivaled in the industry. Throughout his distinguished career, Robert has been a leader in revitalizing several of New York’s most significant retail markets, including the renaissance of New York’s Union Square South, Times Square, 34th Street/Herald Square, SoHo, Columbus Circle and the Meatpacking District. He has also served as an advisor to the Port Authority of NY & NJ for the World Trade Center redevelopment. Robert has also made an impact on retail markets outside of New York City. He has played an integral role in reshaping the retail landscape of Las Vegas’ Strip and also been involved in retail real estate in South Florida, specifically in and around Miami. Robert has worked on behalf of many of the nation’s premier retailers, including: Apple, Adidas, Barnes & Noble, Topshop, Gap, Guess, Fairway Market, FedEx Office, Forever 21, Tourneau, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, J.Crew, Polo Ralph Lauren, Bed Bath & Beyond, and 24 Hour Fitness. He has also completed transactions with an array of domestic and international retail brands deals such as Bottega Veneta, Brooks Brothers, Emilio Pucci, Nordstrom, Prada, Rebecca Taylor, Sandro, Vince and Whole Foods Market. Robert has also represented an impressive list of developers, landlords and institutions on their retail real estate, including Related Companies, Vornado Realty Trust, SJP Properties, The Howard Hughes Corporation, Milstein Properties, Hines, The Durst Organization Inc., Silverstein Properties, RFR Realty, Forest City Ratner Companies, Taconic Investment Partners, The Carlyle Group, Fisher Brothers, Glenwood Management, Apollo Real Estate Advisors, Extell Development Company, Morgan Stanley, Edward J. Minskoff Equities, Blackstone Real Estate Advisors, Jamestown Properties, SL Green Realty Corp., CIM Group and MetLife. Iconic retail and mixed-use projects in which Robert has been involved include The Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center, Grand Central Terminal, 270 Greenwich Street, 401 West 14th Street, The Times Square Building and the South Street Seaport in New York City, and Miracle Mile Shops in Las Vegas. Prior to founding RKF, Robert spent 15 years with Garrick-Aug Associates, where he was the top producer. While no longer in existence, Garrick-Aug Associates was formerly the leading retail leasing firm in New York. Robert is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and is a licensed Salesperson in the states of Connecticut and New York. He is a four-time winner of the REBNY Retail Deal of the Year (2001, 2005, 2009 and 2010) for creativity and contributions to Manhattan’s retail landscape. Robert is a frequent speaker and lecturer on retail real estate and has participated in programs on behalf of BloombergLINK, Urban Land Institute, ICSC, REBNY, NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Columbia Graduate School of Business and BISNOW.

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Executive Vice President

Joshua Strauss

Joshua Strauss is an Executive Vice President with RKF, specializing in landlord and tenant representation in the New York Metropolitan area and key urban markets throughout the United States. Joshua has worked extensively in representing major national and international retailers such as Citibank, The Limited, Theory, Helmut Lang, Loehmann’s, New York & Company, FedEx Office, IRO, Herve Leger, BCBGMaxazria, Dreamworks, Pret A Manger, Dita, Equinox Fitness and Vera Wang. Among his many accomplishments as a tenant representative, he assisted New York & Company in leasing 14,700 SF at 715 Lexington Avenue, completed more than 20 leases on behalf of Pret A Manger throughout the United States, arranged 16 deals for Custo Barcelona throughout the US and most recently secured five new locations for Zadig & Voltaire in Manhattan. He is currently assisting Dreamworks on developing a strategy for the national expansion of its Dreamworks Dreamplay concept. During his career as a retail specialist, Joshua has also represented many prominent landlords in New York, including RFR Realty, AFI USA, The Witkoff Group, Reckson Associates, The Trump Organization, Related Companies, Fisher Brothers, SJP Properties and The Moinian Group. His significant transactions have included leasing a 40,000-SF space at 1501 Broadway to Hard Rock Cafe; securing Tom Ford as the flagship tenant at 845 Madison Avenue as well as leasing 3,922 square feet to Emilio Pucci and 2,000 SF to Bottega Veneta for their Madison Avenue flagships; representing Howard Hughes Development Corp. in the leasing of 60,000 SF at The Seaport District and 20,000 SF at 583 Broadway to Under Armour for the brand’s flagship store; and leasing 10,000 SF to Tory Burch at 153 Mercer Street. At The Times Square Building on behalf of AFI USA, he secured a 60,000-SF lease with Discovery TSX, who he also represented in the transaction, a 75,336-SF lease with Bowlmor Lanes and a 25,000-SF lease with Daffy’s. The Real Estate Board of New York awarded The Times Square Building with the 2009 Most Creative Retail Deal of the Year Award. Prior to joining RKF, Joshua was a top performer at Insignia/ESG (now CB Richard Ellis). He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Lehigh University Business School and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Real Estate Board of New York.

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Executive Vice President

Drew Schaul

Drew Schaul joined RKF in 2011 with the creation of the firm’s Miami office. He is an Executive Vice President with RKF, responsible for overseeing all of RKF’s Miami operations. Specializing in both landlord and tenant representation, Drew has more than 12 years of experience and has completed numerous transactions on behalf of owners and retailers throughout the country, with a special concentration in national high profile street retail, lifestyle centers and enclosed shopping destinations. Drew is the exclusive retail real estate representative for Brooks Brothers and Allen Edmonds on national streets and in lifestyle centers. He has successfully represented Brooks Brothers in over 20 transactions throughout 15 states, including securing a 26,000-SF flagship store at 240 Post Street in downtown San Francisco and the second Black Fleece location on Fillmore Street. Drew has secured more than 15 locations throughout 14 states and Washington, DC for Allen Edmonds, including its new flagship in downtown Philadelphia at 18th and Chestnut Streets. Drew is also the account lead for Kohler Interiors, parent company to Baker Furniture and Ann Sacks, as well as GNC, True Religion and The Walking Company. He also represents Luxottica Retail Group, which includes LensCrafters, Ilori, Sunglass Hut, Optical Shop of Aspen, Apex and Pearle Vision, throughout Florida and Georgia. During the last 12 years, Drew has successfully secured locations for many other national retailers, such as Burlington Coat Factory, The Home Depot, Sears Home Appliance Showroom, Chase, Dress Barn, MC Sporting Goods, The University of Phoenix, Sprint and Supercuts. Specific to Miami, Drew has recently secured positions for John Varvatos (Bowery concept), Superdry, French Connection, Sunglass Hut, Peter Lik, and Desigual on Lincoln Road. Drew also arranged the lease for Tommy Hilfiger’s flagship location at 616 Collins and successfully subleased 7,000 SF at 740 Collins to Quiksilver on behalf of Ralph Lauren. Drew also has extensive experience in representing notable landlords, including Simon Property Group, The Glimcher Company, Benenson Capital Partners, Urban America, Midwood Investment & Development, Prudential, Robertson Properties Group, Vornado Realty Trust, JSRE Acquisitions LLC, and TriStar Capital, among others. Drew has played a role in several investment sales transactions throughout South Florida. Most recently, he was involved in the two largest retail investment transactions in the history of South Beach – the $132 million sale of 1100 Lincoln Road (127,000 SF) to Vornado Realty Trust and the $139 million sale of TriStar Capital’s 53,000-SF retail portfolio on Lincoln Road, to Acadia Realty Trust. Additionally, Drew played an integral part in the redevelopment of Lakes Mall, in Lauderdale Lakes, by securing new leases with Burlington Coat Factory, Office Depot and Aldi, and then successfully represented the owner, Urban America, in the sale of the 275,000-SF center to RMS Properties. Prior to his joining RKF, Drew was with CBRE in Miami. Previously he was with the Samuel Schaul Company, a real estate firm with offices in Cleveland and Las Vegas. Drew earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin Madison. He is a CCIM candidate and has completed CI-101 and CI-104. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Florida and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

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Vice Chairman

Ariel Schuster

Ariel Schuster has more than 14 years of real estate experience. He is a Vice Chairman with RKF, specializing in both landlord and tenant representation. Ariel joined RKF in 2001; since that time his roster of landlord clients has grown to include such prestigious owners as Related Companies; RFR Realty; The World-Wide Group; Edward J. Minskoff Equities; and The Winter Organization. During his tenure at RKF, he has masterfully negotiated retail leases totaling approximately 100,000 SF at at four of Related Companies’ premier locations. In representing Edward J. Minskoff Equities, Ariel merchandised and leased 170,000 SF of retail space at 270 Greenwich Street, securing notable tenants Whole Foods Market (70,000 SF), Barnes & Noble (40,000 SF) and Bed Bath & Beyond (38,000 SF), as well as SoulCycle, Bank of America, GameStop and T-Mobile. On behalf of The Winter Organization, Ariel arranged 42 retail transactions, the most significant of which were leases with the global retail giant H&M at 111 Fifth Avenue and with Madewell at 115 Fifth Avenue. Ariel has recently completed a string of luxury transactions including Santoni’s US Flagship at 762 Madison Avenue and A. Lange & Sohne’s Flagship at 785 Madison. Ariel equally tends to the real estate needs of his retailer clients including the Gap brands (Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, Athleta, Intermix), Chico’s, White House | Black Market, Vineyard Vines, Pret A Manger, Organic Avenue, La Colombe, The Children’s Place, GameStop, Finish Line, Barnes & Noble, and PetSmart. He also represented Dean & DeLuca in establishing its Upper East Side location at 1150 Madison Avenue, and secured a 30,000-SF space for PetSmart at 632 Broadway. As the Gap brands’ representative in the New York Metro area, Ariel has been responsible for 45 transactions on the client’s behalf, including The Gap’s downtown Flagship store at 170 Broadway. Ariel is currently handling the roll out of Athleta, where sites have been secured on the Upper East, Upper West sides in Manhattan, Manhasset, Woodbury Commons, and Tice’s Corner in Woodclilff Lake, NJ. In 2010, Ariel completed the two largest supermarket deals in New York City: At 250 East 57th Street, he secured Whole Foods Market as the retail anchor of a one-million-SF development, and completed Fairway “Like No Other Market”‘s 45,000-SF lease at 240 East 86th Street, establishing the expanding chain’s first Upper East Side location. Ariel was part of the team awarded with the REBNY Retail Deal of the Year in 2010 for Fairway “Like No Other Market”‘s contribution to the growth of the Manhattan retail landscape. Born in Jerusalem, Israel, at age 10 Ariel moved to the United States and attended the prestigious Horace Mann High School. In 1999, he graduated magna cum laude from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in both Marketing and Finance. Most recently, Ariel received a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Finance from New York University. Ariel is a licensed Associate Real Estate Broker in the state of New York and a member of both the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Real Estate Board of New York. He serves as Vice-Chairman of the Israel Bonds Real Estate Division New Leadership Committee and is a City Harvest volunteer.

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Executive Vice President

Beth Rosen

Beth Rosen is an Executive Vice President with RKF, specializing in both landlord and tenant representation in Manhattan. Since joining the firm in 2001, she has made noteworthy contributions in both areas. Beth’s tenant representation work consists of uncovering opportunities and seeking high-profile sites in Manhattan for domestic tenants, such as Apple, Hanro of Switzerland, Tumi, Tomas Maier, J.Crew, Madewell, Oakley, Follain, Scotch & Soda, La Perla and Anthropologie, as well as international tenants, including Faberge, By Kilian, Maison Martin Margiela and Simone Rocha. Most recently, she assisted luxury fashion designer Simone Rocha in finding her first U.S. store at 71 Wooster Street in SoHo. Other SoHo transactions Beth recently arranged include Follain at 109 Mercer Street and Cava Grill at 50 Spring Street. In addition, Beth represented L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon in securing a new lease with The Related Companies at 85 Tenth Avenue in the Meatpacking District. Beth also completed leases for Kering’s Tomas Maier at 407 Bleecker Street, Billy Reid at 94 Charles Street, and Scotch & Soda at 317 Bleecker Street and the South Street Seaport. She also helped Madewell secure its first Upper East Side location at 1146 Madison Avenue; Oakley in securing its locations at 1515 Broadway in Times Square as well as 560 Fifth Avenue; Maison Martin Margiela in uncovering two locations for its MM6 line at 361 Bleecker Street and 91 Grand Street; and assisted Kilian in leasing two locations for its upscale fragrance and jewelry line at 810 Washington Street in the Meatpacking District and 944 Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side. In addition, Beth aided Urban Outfitters to lease its location at 1511 Third Avenue and Anthropologie at 1230 Third Avenue and the Chelsea Market. Beth’s ownership representation work is equally as diverse. She recently represented KLM Equities in leasing its Flatiron properties to both Tiger at 920 Broadway and Bonobos at 95 Fifth Avenue, and represented L3 Capital in leasing the retail space at 862 Broadway in Union Square to Amore Pacific’s Innisfree. On the Upper East Side, Beth leased 955 Madison Avenue to a fabulous mix of retailers, including Annick Goutal, Jitrois, Gianvito Rossi and Aquatalia. Some of Beth’s past accomplishments include leasing of 35 Crosby Street to Bonobos, Miansai, and Fellow Barber, creating a nice tenant mix for this charming block in the SoHo district. Also in SoHo, Beth recently arranged a transaction with Berenik at 419 Broome Street. Beth has helped make Madison Avenue north of 72nd Street a shopping destination by leasing space to tenants such as Vince, Rebecca Taylor, Lisa Perry, Zadig & Voltaire, Jack Vartanian, J. Crew Women’s and Men’s, Brooks Brothers, J.Crew’s crewcuts, Joie, Jack Rogers, Bluemercury and Brora. In addition, Beth was part of the team that sold the retail condominium of 250 Bowery to the International Center of Photography. Beth earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a licensed Salesperson in the state of New York and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Real Estate Board of New York.

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Executive Vice President

David Rosenberg

David Rosenberg is an Executive Vice President and Partner with RKF. With more than 25 years of real estate experience, David, together with Executive Vice President Barry Fishbach, oversees retail leasing and investment sales in the five boroughs and the Greater New York Metropolitan area. David joined RKF in 1998 and has represented many of the nation’s premier tenants including Bank of America, Gap, The TJX Companies, Bed Bath & Beyond, Nine West, RadioShack, Burger King, Citibank, McDonald’s, CVS/pharmacy, Walgreens, Macy’s, Genovese/Eckerd Drugs, Charles Schwab, Sprint, Aerosoles, Design Within Reach, Circuit City, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Urban Outfitters, Chase and Apple. He also exclusively represents UFC Gym, PetSmart, Oakley, Asics, Capital One Bank and Sony Electronics. He has been responsible for some of the most significant retail transactions in the Outer Boroughs and Long Island, including the $25.5 million sale of the former Caldor department store located at Fordham Road and Grand Concourse in the Bronx and subsequent leasing to Bally Total Fitness, P.C. Richard & Son and The Children’s Place; the $15 million sale of the 45,000-SF former Woolworth building on Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn on behalf of Federated Department Stores; the leasing of 50,000 SF of retail space at the corner of Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing, Queens to Old Navy; the leasing of Gateway Center, a 640,000-SF, one-of-a-kind shopping center, developed in Brooklyn by Related Companies and Blackacre Capital Management; and the $10 million sale of a 30,000-SF development site at 125th Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem. Additionally, he was responsible for the leasing of a former Stop & Shop supermarket in New Hyde Park to Old Navy; the leasing of 30,000 SF to Bed Bath & Beyond at Bay Harbor Mall in Woodmere, NY; and the leasing of 90-30 Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills, Queens to a gourmet market, Michaels Stores and Staples. Most recently, David and Barry Fishbach represented Old Navy in the subleasing of 136-02 Roosevelt Avenue in Queens to Duane Reade. They also secured several new locations for PetSmart in Manhattan, Brooklyn, West Babylon, Pelham, Lake Grove, Port Jefferson, NY and Greenwich, CT. David recently completed the leasing of 1900 Northern Boulevard in Manhasset, NY to Apple. He also represented Modell’s Sporting Goods in lease transactions at Fresh Meadows Shopping Center in Fresh Meadows, Queens, on East Fordham Road in the Bronx and at 162 East Main Street in Mt. Kisco, NY; Oakley in a 1,815-SF lease at 1515 Broadway in Times Square and a 7,500-SF lease at 560 Fifth Avenue; Intermix in the leasing of 2,500 SF at 325 Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, CT; Arhaus Furniture in a lease in Manhasset, NY; and rag & bone in a lease on Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, CT. Additionally, he represented UFC Gym in the leasing of 2020 Jericho Turnpike in Jericho, NY; Raymour & Flanigan in the leasing of 490 Fulton Street in Brooklyn and Swarovski in the leasing of 484 Fulton Street. Prior to joining RKF, David was a director at Garrick-Aug Associates for 13 years. He is a licensed salesperson in the state of New York and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Real Estate Board of New York.

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Executive Vice President

Rachel Rosenberg

Rachel Rosenberg is an Executive Vice President with RKF. She joined the Los Angeles office of RKF in 2009 as a Senior Vice President and was promoted in 2011 to Executive Vice President. She is now responsible for overseeing all of RKF’s Los Angeles operations. Rachel has over 19 years of experience in tenant representation and retail leasing and has an intimate knowledge of the Los Angeles real estate market, offering clients unparalleled service. She is regarded as a retail real estate expert throughout the industry and a pioneer in the growth of restaurant branding along the West Coast and nationally. Her expertise and focus reflects her passion and dedication in assisting her clients achieve their real estate objectives. Rachel has recently secured space for Sam Edelman with a flagship store in Beverly Hills, True Food Kitchen and ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen in Manhattan Beach, Athleta on Third Street Promenade, Rag & Bone in Brentwood, Sandro in Beverly Hills, Veggie Grill at The Village at Topanga in Woodland Hills, Fig & Olive on Oak Street in Chicago and Le Pain Quotidien at Americana at Brand in Glendale. Over the course of her career, Rachel has helped in transforming the restaurant landscape executing development strategies for a multitude of restaurant tenants. Rachel led Chipotle Mexican Grill’s expansion efforts in Metropolitan Los Angeles, securing more than 70 locations on their behalf, most recently at Wilshire Vermont Station in Koreatown and Midtown Crossing in Los Angeles. In addition, Rachel’s forte is educating and facilitating roll-out strategies for new-to-market concepts. Most recently, she solidified four powerful pieces of real estate for ShopHouse Southeast Asian Market (a division of Chipotle Mexican Grill). She also executed and secured first-to-market deals for Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, Blue C Sushi, Pei Wei Asian Market and Steak ‘n Shake with multiple brand building locations in Los Angeles. Rachel specializes in working with notable, concept-driven restaurant groups like Fox Restaurant Concepts (True Food Kitchen, Flower Child, Culinary Dropout, North Italia); Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises; Fig & Olive (Fig & Olive, Farmhouse); Boqueria; Innovative Dining Group (BOA Steakhouse); Paul Hibler Restaurants (Pitfire Artisan Pizza, Superba Snack Bar, Superba Food + Bread, Superba Snacks + Coffee); and Ken Friedman Restaurants (The Spotted Pig). Rachel has created long standing relationships with some of the largest property owners and developers throughout Los Angeles, as well. She has collaborated with and currently represents some of the largest property owners and developers on the leasing and development of their properties and projects, including Transwestern Investment Services Group, CIM Group, Robertson Properties Group, American Commercial Equities, The Forbes Company and Caruso Affiliated. Recently she has spear-headed the re-merchandising of The Dome Entertainment Center in Hollywood leasing to Stella Barra Pizzeria, Veggie Grill, Blue C Sushi and Caffe Primo; as well as at the Village Walk in Tarzana adding leases with Phenix Salons, Blue C Sushi, LYFE Kitchen, Chipotle Mexican Grill, M•A•C Cosmetics, Beatbike Indoor Cycling and Blo Blow Dry. In January 2015, Rachel was honored as one of LA Biz’s “Women of Influence.” She was previously mentioned as one of 2014’s “Most 60 Influential Women in Los Angeles CRE” by Bisnow, and was noted in the Real Estate Forum as a “CRE Women of Influence.” Rachel has received Co-Star’s 2012 Power Broker Award and was named in Commercial Property Executive’s 2012 “Stars to Watch: Rising Leaders in CRE.” Prior to joining RKF, Rachel served as Vice President at Sachse Real Estate Company, of Beverly Hills where she created and oversaw their Tenant Representation Division. She began her real estate career in 1997 with CB Richard Ellis in Milwaukee, WI. Rachel earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a licensed Salesperson in the State of California and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

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Executive Vice President

David Friedman

David Friedman is an Executive Vice President with RKF. He joined the firm in 2005 with the establishment of the firm’s San Francisco office and national Strategic Retailer Services group. With more than 30 years of experience in retail real estate, David is an expert in the development and execution of strategic plans for retailers, including market analysis, site selection, transaction management and lease negotiations. David’s clients include Round 1, Marukai Supermarkets and Tokyo Central. He has worked with Round 1 since early 2011 in its entry and expansion throughout the US. For Round 1, Japan’s leading family-friendly multi-entertainment activity complex , David assisted with the initial US introduction and subsequent national roll-out, securing 20 locations to date. In addition to David’s current work with retailers, he is spearheading RKF’s establishment of an office in Tokyo office and building a team there to assist him with representing Japanese and other Asian brands looking to enter and expand in the US. Prior to joining RKF, David was Vice President of Leasing and manager of the West Coast office for leading mall developer The Taubman Company. Prior to that he was Director of Leasing for New Plan Realty Trust, responsible for a national portfolio of retail centers. David earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from State University of New York. He is a licensed Broker in the State of California and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

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Executive Vice President

Jeremy Ezra

Jeremy Ezra has 16 years of experience in the retail real estate industry. He joined RKF in 2005 and has developed strong expertise in landlord and tenant representation in retail markets throughout the US. Jeremy is currently primarily focused on assisting retailers in their strategic expansions regionally and nationally. In Manhattan, Jeremy and his team exclusively represent Chick-fil-A in their expansion. To date, Jeremy has arranged leases on two premier Midtown corners at 6th Avenue and 37th Street and 6th Avenue and 46th Street, with several deals in the pipeline. Jeremy represents home furnishing retailer Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams on the brand’s national roll-out. He has secured more than 15 leases on behalf of the brand, with recent leases in King of Prussia, PA; Beverly Hills, CA; Houston, TX; Miami, FL; Scottsdale, AZ; Paramus, NJ and Manhasset, NY. For the last several years, Jeremy has represented Adidas and Reebok on several high-profile national lease transactions in Manhattan, Greater New York and California, including Reebok’s U.S. flagship store in Union Square and Adidas’ first Brooklyn store on Fulton Street as well as the SoHo relocation of the Originals brand to 115 Spring Street. Jeremy handles all real estate transactions for IT’SUGAR and has arranged more than 15 leases to date on their behalf. He also exclusively represents lululemon athletica in the New York metro area and has completed several deals on their behalf including their SoHo and Flatiron District relocations and new locations in the Upper West Side, Meatpacking District, and Brooklyn among others. In Manhattan, Jeremy represented Charming Charlie in securing a 15,000-square-foot Fifth Avenue flagship location. Jeremy exclusively represents Marbles the Brain Store and since the fall of 2014, he and his team have successfully completed nine leases on the brand’s behalf throughout the country and are expected to continue opening 15 new stores per year. Jeremy also represents other brands including Ivivva, Peloton, and Mephisto. Jeremy has provided retail leasing and consulting services on behalf of developers, assisting with the positioning and merchandising of numerous new mixed-use developments throughout the US, including projects in Philadelphia, Boston, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Naples, FL. His most notable accomplishments include leasing in excess of 90,000 SF at the ground-up, mixed-use Town Place at Garden State Park in Cherry Hill, NJ to more than 15 retailers and restaurants, and the leasing of 100,000 SF at the mixed-use Mercato in Naples, FL to more than 20 retailers and restaurants. Jeremy also represented Mall Properties (MPI) in re-merchandising Long Island’s The Gate at Manhasset with Banana Republic, Gap, Gap Kids, White House | Black Market, Urban Outfitters, Sephora and Vineyard Vines. Prior to joining RKF, Jeremy was the Real Estate Manager for Ann Taylor, where he was responsible for site selection and real estate management throughout the US. In this position, he completed transactions in malls, lifestyle centers, outlets and on the streets of top central business districts in more than 30 states. Previously, he was a Leasing Representative and a member of the initial team scouting real estate in Canada for The Children’s Place. Jeremy earned his degree in Business and French at Skidmore College. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, The Real Estate Board of New York, and the Croton-on-Hudson Economic Development Committee.

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Vice Chairman

Barry Fishbach

With 25 years of real estate experience, Barry Fishbach specializes in retail leasing in New York, New Jersey and Long Island, as well as investment sales in the Greater New York City area. Barry currently exclusively represents Capital One Bank, having completed 25 transactions with the financial institution, PetSmart, MattressFirm, UFC Gym, BONMi and FedEx Office. He has also represented numerous other banks, including Bank of America, Citibank and Chase. Past transactions for which Barry was responsible include securing 12 new locations for PetSmart, including a 20,777-SF lease at Pelham Manor in Pelham, NY; a 17,609-SF lease at 240 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn; and an 18,216-SF lease on Montauk Highway in West Babylon, NY. He recently arranged a 4,300-SF lease for Capital One Bank at 301 West 125th Street, as well as a 15,990-SF, multi-level Flagship at 841 Broadway; and a 13,715-SF lease for Modell’s Sporting Goods at Fresh Meadows Shopping Center in Queens. Barry is currently marketing 140,000-SF at Hudson Lights in Fort Lee, NJ on behalf of Tucker Development Corporation. His prestigious roster of ownership clients has also included Blackacre Capital Management, Apollo Real Estate Services, Tishman Speyer Properties and Vornado Realty Trust. As landlord’s agent, Barry arranged a 2,500-SF lease with Shake Shack at 409 Fulton Street in Brooklyn; a 9,000-SF lease with BNB Bank at 309 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan; and numerous transactions at Hudson Lights in Fort Lee, NJ, include leases with CVS/pharmacy, Capital One Bank, Paris Baguette, Cycle Bar, Coldwell Banker and iPic Theatre. Past transactions he also completed include leases with BJ’s Wholesale Club, Bed Bath & Beyond, P.C. Richard & Son, Duane Reade, Foot Locker, CVS/pharmacy, Forever 21, Rainbow Shop, Applebee’s, Modell’s, Walgreen’s, Panera Bread and Staples. Past exclusive tenants Barry has represented include The Children’s Place, Zales, The Sports Authority, Design within Reach, Bally’s Total Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness, Sprint and MAC Cosmetics. Sales transactions in which Barry was involved include the 141,599-SF sale of Flatbush Center in Brooklyn for $35.5 million on behalf of Forest City Ratner; the former 265,000-SF Caldor Department store on Fordham Road in the Bronx on behalf of Vornado Realty Trust, which sold for $25.5 million; 10-acres to Thor Equities on Shore Parkway in Brooklyn; and the 11,000-SF retail condominium at 49 West 64th Street in Manhattan. Barry has also handled the disposition of surplus property for numerous retailers, including Federated Department Stores, Rite Aid, CVS/pharmacy, Citibank, Macy’s, United Artists Theatres, Woolworth, Loews Cineplex Entertainment and Capital One Bank. Barry received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from The George Washington University. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the states of New York and New Jersey and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

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Vice Chairman

Jeff Fishman

Jeff Fishman is a Vice Chairman with RKF, overseeing the firm’s Investment Sales & Advisory Services practice. A 25-year veteran of the real estate industry, he has executed transactions involving all types of real estate. Jeff’s expertise has been invaluable to owners and investors in the investment sales transactions he has arranged on their behalf, which are valued in excess of $1 billion. Some of his recent transactions include arranging the sale of the fee position at One Superior Place in Chicago for $80 million, which occurred simultaneously with the $220-million sale of the leasehold of an 800-unit high-rise residential building with 58,000 SF of retail space. Just prior to that, he sold the unsubordinated ground lease of a 752-unit, 34.6-acre apartment complex in Fairfax, VA for $32.8 million. At Marina Terrace in Marina Del Ray, CA, Jeff arranged on behalf of two sellers the simultaneous sale to a public REIT of the leasehold and fee interest of a 500-unit apartment building on 5.6 acres for $165,250,000. Among the recent retail assets he was responsible for selling, include the newly constructed retail condo at 123 Third Avenue occupied by Capital One and the retail condo at 127 Seventh Avenue occupied by CORE. Jeff is also often consulted by clients seeking properties to fulfill their 1031 needs. Prior to joining RKF, Jeff was the President and CEO of One Liberty Properties, Inc. a public REIT. Previously, he was a Managing Director with Cogswell Properties, LLC., a real estate owner and manager in New York City. His many earlier career accomplishments include being responsible on behalf of ownership for negotiating the 23-year lease extension with Marriott International, Inc. for their 800,000-SF Corporate Headquarters in Bethesda, MD. In addition, he was involved as a principal in the purchase of the one million-SF building located at 60 Broad Street in New York City. Jeff earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from SUNY Oneonta and received his Juris Doctorate Degree from St. John’s University School of Law. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and served on the Young Leadership Board of Seeds of Peace, an organization focused on conflict resolution among youths from the Middle East. Jeff is a licensed Associate Broker in the State of New York.

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Vice Chairman

Robert Cohen

Robert Cohen has 32 years of retail real estate experience. He specializes in owner and tenant representation in major urban retail markets throughout the US with a special concentration in Manhattan and Los Angeles. In 2007, Robert led RKF’s expansion into Southern California. Robert recently secured space for Under Armour on Fifth Avenue in New York; Topshop at The Americana at Brand in Glendale, CA; John Varvatos at Copley Place in Boston and in Bal Harbour, FL; Oliver Peoples in Union Square in San Francisco, Greenwich, CT, and Prudential Center in Boston; and Sam Edelman at Westfield World Trade Center in New York, NorthPark Center in Dallas and Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas. He also secured numerous locations for H&M, several locations for Ralph Lauren and its brands, and sites for retailers including Marmot and drybar. Robert’s recent notable transactions include the leasing of flagship spaces for Dylan’s Candy Bar in Los Angeles, Miami and New York; Charlotte Olympia in Costa Mesa, CA and Bal Harbor, FL; stores for Johnny Was throughout the country; two locations for J.Crew’s Madewell in Pasadena and Santa Monica; Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams in Beverly Hills; and The Elder Statesman in West Hollywood. Robert began his career in Manhattan and, while now based in Los Angeles, he continues to play an active role in shaping the New York City and national retail landscape. Some of his more high profile transactions have included securing all three Manhattan Old Navy locations; stores for John Varvatos in SoHo and the Bowery; three retail locations and the U.S. headquarters for Adidas; securing Diesel’s largest flagship store on Fifth Avenue; six locations for Swarovski; multiple locations for Ralph Lauren and its Club Monaco and RRL brands; and a Nordstrom concept store in SoHo. He was also responsible for leasing 25,000 SF to Prada for its SoHo flagship. Nationally he has executed the expansion strategies for numerous retailers including Charlotte Olympia, CH Carolina Herrera, Oliver Peoples, Sam Edelman, Johnny Was, Swarovski, John Varvatos and Chrome Hearts. He has also secured national locations for many other internationally recognized retailers including Giorgio Armani, Dooney & Bourke, Tourbillon, agnès b., Montblanc, YSL, Pleats Please Issey Miyake, Oakley, Stussy and Gap Inc. Robert also represents an impressive list of landlord clients, including Waterbridge Capital, Pearlmark Real Estate Partners, Grosvenor, Regency Centers, CIM Group, Glimcher, Kalimian Brothers, Related Companies, West Coast Investors and The Sherry-Netherland. In addition to several high-profile projects in the Los Angeles market, Robert is a member of the RKF team working to reposition and lease Block Thirty Seven in Chicago for CIM Group. Prior to joining the firm, Robert was a managing director at Garrick-Aug Associates. Previously, he worked at Edward S. Gordon and Helmsley-Spear. Robert earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from the University of Miami. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Real Estate Board of New York, Urban Land Institute and The Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce.

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Vice President

Anthony Campagni

Anthony Campagni has been a retail broker specializing in both landlord and tenant representation for over 14 years. He joined RKF in 2012 when he spearheaded the creation of the firm’s Chicago office and has been instrumental in leading the Chicago team and building RKF’s presence in the Chicagoland area. He has recruited a dynamic team of retail leasing specialists and secured an impressive portfolio of assignments throughout Downtown Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Anthony began his real estate career as a canvasser in New York City, where he witnessed the transformation of the Meatpacking District first-hand. He quickly acquired a passion for developing retail trade areas and neighborhoods and brought this transformative spirit back to Chicago, as a retail broker. Anthony’s landlord representation experience has enabled him to develop strong relationships with numerous prestigious owners and developers, including The Trump Organization, Acadia Realty Trust, Oxford Capital Group, Angelo, Gordon & Co, Newcastle Limited, Friedman Properties, L3 Capital and CIM Group. Among his most significant accomplishments was the recent relocation of Apple’s Chicago flagship location from 679 North Michigan Avenue to 401 North Michigan Avenue. He also represented Forever 21 in its relocation on State Street and secured Fig + Olive’s Chicago flagship location on Oak Street. Throughout his career, Anthony has exclusively represented retailers such as Adidas, Dylan’s Candy Bar, FedEx Office and Starbucks Coffee, among others. Most notably, Anthony represented Starbucks Coffee in the relocation of its flagship café in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood and led the rollout of FedEx Office’s small-store prototype, completing 38 transactions in 2006 and 2007. He was also involved in the initial rollouts in the Chicago metropolitan area of Caribou Coffee, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, and Kriser’s – Feeding Pets for Life. Anthony is currently working on several noteworthy projects, including the leasing of 360 North Michigan Avenue and Madison Capital’s Fulton Market District multi-property portfolio. He also recently arranged the sale of 875 North Rush Street to Newcastle Limited. Earlier in his careers, he handled the leasing of 1702 North Damen Avenue to BCBGMAXAZRIA and Marc by Marc Jacobs, achieving the highest rent ever at the time in Bucktown; as well as the leasing of 1715 North Damen Avenue to Joe’s Jeans, surpassing the rents achieved at 1702 North Damen. As a “foodie”, Anthony is passionate about Chicago’s restaurant scene and has represented chef-driven restaurants, such as Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar, Tortoise Club, and DMK restaurants; national full-service chains Steak 48 and Sugar Factory; as well as fast-casual restaurants Roti Modern Mediterranean, Panera Bread and Smashburger. Prior to joining RKF, Anthony was with Baum Realty Group; he left as a Vice President after eight years with the firm. Previously, he was with Garrick-Aug Associates Store Leasing Inc., in New York City, where he began his retail real estate career. A graduate of University of Wisconsin’s School of Business, Anthony earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics with a Specialization in International Business. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Chicago Loop Alliance and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. In 2004, Anthony was a finalist for the Rookie of the Year distinction from the Chicago Association of Realtors Commercial Forum.

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Vice Chairman

Karen Bellantoni

Karen Bellantoni has more than 25 years of experience in retail, retail leasing and merchandising. She has been with RKF since 1999, specializing in tenant and landlord representation in Manhattan and most major markets throughout the United States. Karen represents an impressive list of retailers, including J.Crew, Diesel, Esprit, Apple, Bose, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Oliviers & Co., Godiva, Hublot, The Frye Company, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Arhaus, Aritzia, Little Missmatched, lululemon athletica, Rag & Bone, Restoration Hardware and Tumi. On behalf of the upscale apparel retailer Intermix, she completed more than 25 transactions throughout the U.S. She has also secured multiple national locations for Kiehl’s and Elie Tahari. Recently, Karen represented J.Crew in the leasing of several locations throughout Manhattan for its multiple concepts J.Crew Collection, crewcuts, J.Crew Wedding, J.Crew Mens Shop and Madewell. She also recently renewed Diesel’s lease at One Union Square West and is assisting Esprit in the disposition of its stores in select Manhattan markets. Karen represented Apple in leasing two Manhattan flagship locations, including 401 West 14th Street and 767 Fifth Avenue. She has also arranged many individual transactions for retailers as well, including Bose Corp. in the Time Warner Center and at 40 Mercer Street in SoHo, Build-A-Bear Workshop on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, M&M’s World in Times Square, Diesel and Oliviers & Co. in SoHo, Operations in SoHo and the Meatpacking District, Esprit’s flagship on 34th Street, Godiva on Fifth Avenue in the Plaza District, Hublot on Madison Avenue and The Frye Company in SoHo. In Manhattan, Karen has represented numerous institutional and entrepreneurial owners in the successful leasing of their retail space. Among her notable assignments are consulting with Related Companies on the Time Warner Center; serving as the exclusive leasing agent for Grand Central Terminal on behalf of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority; successfully leasing 40 Mercer Street on behalf of Hines and Andre Balazs to Bose, Vivienne Tam, Dermalogica and Wachovia; representing Taconic Investment Partners and ING Clarion in the leasing of 401 West 14th Street to Apple, Hugo Boss, Moschino and Tudor Investment Corporation; the merchandising and leasing of Chelsea Market on behalf of Jamestown Properties, where she arranged a 16,153-SF lease with Anthropologie; and 134 Spring Street on behalf of Calliope Associates, where she arranged temporary stores for The Limited, Chanel and Under Armour and most recently a long-term lease with Mulberry. She also recently arranged leases at 15 Little West 12th Street, arranging a 28,000-SF lease with Arhaus Furniture, and One Jackson Square where she secured TD Bank and Starbucks. She served as an advisor to the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey for the World Trade Center redevelopment. Prior to joining the firm, Karen was a Retail Director at Corporate Property Investors (“CPI”, now known as Simon Property Group) where she was responsible for all leasing activities for new retailers in CPI centers. In addition, she was instrumental in generating new business, identifying and creating new programs for prospective tenants, and conducting the firm’s analysis of merchandising breakdowns, property budgets and occupancy costs. Previously, Karen was an Import Program Designer for the May Company of St. Louis and a Buyer and Merchandiser for the 350 stores of Belk Stores of Charlotte, NC. Karen earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Ohio University. She is a licensed Salesperson in the state of New York, a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Real Estate Board of New York, and is on its Store’s Committee.

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Executive Vice President

Gary Alterman

Gary Alterman is an Executive Vice President with RKF, specializing in both landlord and tenant representation. With more than 35 years of experience, he has completed numerous transactions on behalf of owners and retailers throughout New York City and its suburbs. Among the many retailers Gary has represented are Ann Taylor LOFT, Men’s Wearhouse, Dean & Deluca, West Elm, Gap, Pottery Barn, American Eagle Outfitters and Fairway Market. He engineered the roll-out strategy on behalf of Ann Taylor Loft, where he secured eight retail locations for the brand. He also negotiated leases for apparel and accessories retailer Men’s Wearhouse for its six Manhattan stores, including its flagship retail location on Madison Avenue. He continues to work with Men’s Wearhouse and recently arranged its relocation to 9,000 SF at 650 Sixth Avenue and negotiated the 7,900-SF lease at 730 Third Avenue and 8,700 SF at 1219 Third Avenue. On behalf of American Eagle Outfitters, Gary secured locations in Union Square in Manhattan, Scarsdale in Westchester County and Merrick in Nassau County. Gary recently arranged a 40,000-SF lease at 542 Second Avenue in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan on behalf of Fairway Market and 11,000 SF at 650 Sixth Avenue to Blick Art Materials. Gary also works with many local entrepreneurial tenants and has completed seven transactions on behalf of New York Kids Club. Gary has worked on behalf of many prominent property owners in the New York Metropolitan area, including Ogden CAP Properties, Brookfield Properties, The Brodsky Organization, Jack Resnick & Sons, Blackstone Real Estate Advisors, Kibel Companies, Manocherian Brothers, Atlas Capital Group, Milstein Properties, SL Green, Roosevelt Hotel, as well as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, for whom he successfully leased 15,000 SF to five national tenants at 2 Broadway. Recent landlord representation work includes the leasing of 20,000 SF at 675 Sixth Avenue to a specialty market, the leasing of 45,000 SF at 240 East 86th Street to Fairway Market, the leasing of 40,000 SF at 1551 Third Avenue to Whole Foods Market, the leasing of 16,000 SF at 641 Sixth Avenue to Staples, the leasing of 40,000 SF at 635 Sixth Avenue to Lowe’s Home Center and the leasing and remerchandising of 604 Second Avenue to Chipotle Mexican Grill, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Gary co-founded New Spectrum Realty in 1987, which was acquired by Newmark Knight Frank in 2000. Previously, he was a retail leasing agent with Garrick-Aug Associates. Gary graduated from Brooklyn College where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He is a licensed Associate Broker in the state of New York and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

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David Abrams

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Alana Friedman

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Senior Director

Benjamin Mandell

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Director

Steve Schwartz

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Zachary Winkler

LEASES

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Leases

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Arc Capital Partners LLC

Acadia Realty Trust

Angelo Gordon

Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp.

Atlas Capital Group

Broadreach Capital Partners

CIM Group

Extell Development Company

Federal Realty Investment Trust

Fisher Brothers

Fortress Investment Group

Friedman Properties

Garrison Investment Group

GLL Real Estate Partners

Goldman Sachs Principal Investment Area

Grosvenor Ltd

Highgate

Hines

Invesco Real Estate

Jamestown Properties

The Kibel Companies LLC

L3 Realty Group

Macklowe Properties

Madison Capital

MetLife Real Estate Investment, METLIFE

Mill Creek Residential

Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing

New York REIT

Oxford Capital Group LLC

Pantzer Properties

Premier Equities

RedSky Capital

Regency Centers

Related Companies

RFR Properties

Rockpoint Group

Silverstein Properties, Inc.

SJP Properties

SL Green Realty Corp.

Stonehenge Management

Taconic Investment Partners

TF Cornerstone

The Durst Organization Inc.

Howard Hughes Properties Inc.

Kushner Companies

The Mattone Group

The Moinian Group

Trump Hotel Collection

Thor Equities

Tristar Capital

Tucker Development Corporation

Vanbarton Group

Vornado Realty Trust

Westbrook Partners

WP Glimcher

Two Trees Management

The Winter Organization

The Silverman Group

The Brickman Group

Newcastle Limited

Milstein Properties

JDS Development

Imperial Companies

GW Properties

Greystone Properties

Georgetown Company

Friedland Properties

Cronus Capital

Clipper Equity

Clark Street Real Estate

Chetrit Group

Bettina Equities

Allied Properties REIT

60 Guilders

The LeFrak Organization

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