From the monthly archives: "September 2007"

 

 

Undies Covered.  

An innovative concept for selling multi-brand lingerie will debut off Fifth Avenue at 17th Street. 

Named Journelle, the 2,000 s/f store, situated at 3 East 17th Street in the Flatiron district, will feature mid- to high-priced European and American brands of lingerie and nightwear. David J. Baker and Joshua Lewin of Isaacs and Company represented Journelle in negotiating the 10-year lease. Joshua Silverman and Darrell Rubens of Winick Realty Group acted for the landlord, Maurice Laboz. The store design was developed by Kramer Design Group. 

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REW-September 22, 2007-Journelle

Big Apple spenders can carry city through crisis

One thing Americans do better than any other country in the world is consume; one thing New Yorkers do better than any other American is shop. Real estate experts expect that craving to spend will safeguard the city’s retail from the ill effects of the credit crisis.

The retail market has not shown any signs of slowing up, both in terms of real estate and consumer spending. With back-to-school shopping just winding down and the busiest holiday shopping season on the horizon, consumer spending should remain strong.

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REW-September 19, 2007- Big Apple spenders can carry city through crisis

 

Global connections keep Kave ahead of the game

Even as a child, Richard Kave, recently-named director of international retail at Winick Realty Group, had an entrepreneurial spirit.

“As a kid, I had a lawn-mowing business,” he recalled. “I was the guy who always charged a little more for lemonade at my stand.”

So it came as no surprise that, after switching gears in his career, Kave, 55, would not only be looking to succeed, but to pave his own path in the industry.   

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REW-September 19, 2007- Profile of the week. Richard K. Kave, Director, International Retail, Winick Realty Group   

Conquering the world, one culture at a time

BY RICHARD K. KAVE, DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL RETAIL, WINICK REALTY GROUP

I recall standing in the crowded convention center in Cannes, wondering if I had made a mistake by coming to the annual property show in this lovely seaside town.

My intent was to meet European retailers interested in coming to the US.  Everybody was speaking French; I doubted my ability to carry on a conversation.

Several years later, my persistence has paid off.  Today, my partner Paulette Powell and I are members of an international network of retail and investment specialists, working on many projects around the globe.

People often ask us what the keys to success in the international arena of retail real estate leasing and development are.

Success, for the expanding retailer, is becoming less difficult as our industry is becoming more universal. 

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REW-September 19, 2007-Conquering the world, one culture at a time. By Richard K. Kave, Director, International Retail, Winick Realty Group

 

ICSC’s New York Next Generation Program hosted a cutting edge discussion of how retail can redefine neighborhoods and create new trends within a market. The speakers  included Marc Shulman, director of site acquisition at Raymour & Flanigan; Darrell Rubens, managing director, Winick Realty Group; Ed Hogan, national director of retail, Brookfield Properties; Joe Chan, president of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.

Pictured I-R: Angellina DeRichie, associate director, Winick Realty Group; Marc Shulman, director of site acquisition, Raymour & Flanigan; Alexandra Turboff, Branded Concept Development; Darrell Rubens, managing director, Winick Realty Group.

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REW-September 5, 2007 – Front Page. ICSC’s NY Next Generation Program hosted a discussion of how retail can redefine neighborhoods.

JOURNELLE, A STORE THAT WILL OFFER LINGERIE designed for women over 35 years old, is slated to open in the Flatiron District in November.  Owner Claire Chambers has signed a 10-year lease for 2,000 square feet at 3 E. 17th St., just off of Fifth Avenue.  Asking rent was about $150 per square foot.  David Baker of Isaacs & Co. represented the tenant, and Darrell Rubens of Winick Realty Group negotiated on behalf of landlord Maurice Laboz.

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CRAIN’S-August 27-September 2, 2007 – Journelle, a store that will offer lingerie