From the monthly archives: "May 2007"

Winick tapped to lease Chelsea retail space

Winick Realty Group has been appointed exclusive leasing agent for the retail space of a six-story luxury apartment building at 131 8th Avenue on the northwest corner of 16th Street. The construction of the new building, designed by SCLE Architects, is expected to be completed this fall.

The two-level retail area will contain 12,000 square feet with 16-foot-high ceilings on the ground floor and 10,000 square feet with 13-foot-high ceilings on the lower level. The building has 138 feet of frontage on 8th Avenue and 86 feet on 16th Street.

Jeff Winick, CEO of Winick Realty Group, Lori Shabtai, Director of Luxury and Brand Retail, and Darrell Rubens, Managing Director, are working on this groundbreaking project.

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REW-May 23, 2007 – Winick tapped to lease Chelsea retail space (131 8th Avenue)



From a family of architects and designers, Darrell Rubens, 34, has had a passion for retail and real estate development since his early years.  He joined Winick Realty ten years ago at a tender age fresh out of Pace University with a degree in Business Management and Marketing.  Rubens has grown with the company playing a key role not only as a prominent broker but also as an acute manager.  In only a few years he was promoted to Managing Director.

Rubens is handling the leasing of more then 500,000 SF of retail space throughout the city, representing many of Manhattan’s most prominent property owners, such as The Moinian Group, ABS Partners Real Estate and Swig Equties among others.  He has been instrumental in arranging numerous transactions involving major retailers: Thomas Pink, Canali, Sephora, Apple Computer, Gold’s Gym, Gristedes and Blockbuster – just to name a few.  Having completed more than $1 billion worth of retail transactions, Rubens has become an established part of the New York real estate scene. He has received CoStar Group’s 2006 Power Broker Award for Retail Leasing; and is also is a member of REBNY and ICSC. 

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REW-May 23, 2007 – Rising Stars Rarrell Rubens, Managing Director, Winick Realty Group

Goodburger now available on West 43rd Street

Winick Realty Group has announced a deal with Goodburger; the hamburger chain is to open a location in the Diamond District at 23 West 45th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues in Manhattan.

The space has 2,300 square feet on the ground floor, 1000 SF on the mezzanine and 600 SF in the basement.

The long-term lease at an undisclosed rental was negotiated by Hal Shapiro, Director of Winick Realty Group, on behalf of the landlord, and by Brett Weinblath of Robert K. Futterman & Associates on behalf of the tenant.

“We are pleased to have leased this location to Goodburger; the chain is expending: this is their third location in Manhattan, the first in the West Side; they are about to open another one on Broadway,” said Hal Shapiro.  The existing two Goodburgers are situated at 800 2nd Avenue, corner of 43rd Street, and at 636 Lexington Avenue, corner of 54th Street.

Winick also announced that Basics Plus Inc., a full-service security provider, hardware and house-wares retailer, has signed a long-term lease at an undisclosed rental for its 7th location in Manhattan. The tenant will occupy 880 square feet at 1621 First Avenue, between East 84th and East 85th Streets – previously home to Flowers by Jo Ann Fellan. “This space is perfect for Basics Plus; as their new concept is to focus on smaller stores. The new store will be a prototypical Basics Plus – Hardware & Locksmith, maintaining the company’s signature,” commented Joseph Isa, a broker from Winick Realty Group, who represented both the tenant and the landlord, Kibel Company.

 Established in 1989 as a local locksmith and security store (86 Christopher Street), Basics Plus Inc. has been expanding since; it has opened five Hardware stores since 1997 – at 121 University Place, 845 Second Avenue, 2315 Broadway, 194 Third Avenue, and 149 Church.

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REW-May 23, 2007 – Goodburger now available on West 43rd Street

The Winner Is:

FIFTEEN nominations are in for the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)’s annual Retail Deal of the Year Awards, which annually recognize the most creative and significant New York City retail deals. The winners will be announced at the REBNY Retail Committee’s annual cocktail party on June 10 at the 101 Club.

One of the awards will honor the deal that most significantly benefited the Manhattan retail market, the other will recognize the most creative retail deal.

The 2007 submissions are:

Columbus Village

Winick Realty Group (Jeffrey Winick)

112 Prince Street

Cushman & Wakefield (Alan Napack)

451 Broadway

Cushman & Wakefield (Michael O’Neill, Andrew Kahn, Alan  Napack, Gene Spiegelman)

225 Fifth Avenue

Cushman & Wakefield  (Alan Napack); Robert K. Futterman & Associates (Robert K. Futterman)

1010 Third Avenue

Cushman & Wakefield (Joanne Podell)

1551-1555 Broadway

Cushman & Wakefield (Alan Schmerzler, Steven Soutendijk); NYC Prime Realty (Eliot Tawil)

One Times Square

Staubach Retail (Patrick A. Smith, Hugh Kelly); Newmark Knight Frank Retail (Jeffrey D. Roseman, Marc Leber, David Falk, Stephen Schofel)

Emporio Armani

PBS Real Estate (Laura Pomerantz, Robert Neborak)

150 East 86th Street

CB Richard Ellis (Gary Trock)


PBS Real Estate (Laura Pomerantz, John Brod)

401 W 14th Street

Robert K. Futterman & Associates (Robert K. Futterman, Karen Bellantoni)

Whole Foods/Tribeca

Northwest Atlantic Real Estate Services (Chase Welles)

315 Bowery

Robert K. Futterman & Associates (Karen Bellantoni, Robert Cohen, Beth Rosen, Jonathan Krieger)

Lucky Strike Lanes

CB Richard Ellis (Jedd Nero); Grubb & Ellis New York (Dan Gronich, Gary Schwartzman)

Image Early Learning Co.

A & I Broadway Realty (Petar Videv)

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NY Post_052008_The Winner Is

Winick Realty Group leases 4,000 s/f at 63 Wall St. to Thomas Pink

Thomas Pink, known for luxury shirts, ties and accessories, has leased a ground-floor, 4,000-square-foot space at 63 Wall Street (on the South-East corner of Hanover).  The British retailer opened its first shop in the US in 1997 and now has three stores in New York: in the Time Warner Center, at 520 Madison Avenue, and at 1155 Avenue of the Americas.

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NYRE Journal-May 15-21, 2007 – Winick Realty Group leases 4,000 sf at 63 Wall St. to Thomas Pink

Doggie daycare: Next big thing?

Doggie daycares have pawed their way into the retail real estate market and seem to be growing in packs.

One of those recent expansions was Running Paws, a dog-walking venture taken to the next level by partners Joshua Stine and Seth Chodosh who initially created their firm to offer dog owners a great workout for their pets rather than a quick dash to the local dog run.  Their new Running Paws Athletic Club is an all day health club for dogs offering everything from sports to acupuncture for pets.

“We’ve been able to capture a niche market for clients who want to have their dogs get more exercise during the day,” said Stine. “We took our approach to dog walking and knew that to grow our business we would have to build a doggy daycare that would stay consistent with fitness.”

Winick Realty brokers Paulette Powell and Richard Kave helped the partners find the ideal space for their new venture and their Running Paw’s Athletic Club is set to open May 14 at a two-level, 4,500 s/f space at 61st Street and First Avenue.

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REW-May 9, 2007- Doggie daycare Next big thing