Executive Vice President
Areas of Specialization: Retail Brokerage and Advisory Services (Tenant and Owner Representation)
Areas of Expertise: Manhattan, Tri State Area
Lee A. Block joined Winick Realty Group in the summer of 2008 after serving as a retail leasing associate with H&R Retail in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. While at H&R Retail, Mr. Block managed a leasing portfolio of more than 4,000,000 square feet of retail space and was closely involved in leasing transactions that allowed several properties to be refinanced at lower interest rates. In addition, Mr. Block worked on exclusive tenant accounts such as Target, Staples and PetSmart, evaluating their ongoing real estate needs and researching areas for expansion. Mr. Block has maintained this specialization in landlord in tenant representation during his tenure at Winick Realty.
As an Executive Vice President and Partner at Winick, Mr. Block has represented such prominent landlords as The Carlyle Group, Walter & Samuels, Meringoff Properties, GreenOak, The Chetrit Group, Capstone Equities and Madison Realty, among others. Recent deals of note include Lowe’s Home Improvement’s first NYC urban lease, a record setting deal on behalf of ownership (Riese Org) in a deal with TD Bank on 86th Street and Lexington, 10,000 SF deal with Gourmet Garage (on behalf of a co-op board) in Tribeca and assisting ownership at 570 7th Avenue (Carlyle & Capstone) in redesigning their retail program and adding LED billboard signage which raised the value of the building and it was sold for double the original purchase price in less than 18 months.
Considering unparalleled customer service a top priority, Mr. Block provides comprehensive and personalized services to retailers and property owners alike. He has also completed several transactions on behalf of national and local tenants throughout NYC, including Tossed, Heartland Brewery, Revolve Fitness, 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon, Sphatika and Garis & Hahn.
Mr. Block graduated from University of Maryland, College Park with a Degree in Accounting.
Awards and Recognition
Mr. Block was named Chain Store Age’s “10 under 40: Ones to Watch – Rising Stars in Retail Real Estate” and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).