From the monthly archives: "August 2013"

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Downtown construction wave resumes, bringing new residential units to 13,000, needing schools

downtown brooklynGive us a school to call our own.

That’s the rallying cry of a group of parents living in newly built apartments in Downtown Brooklyn –  who fear a fresh surge of residential development in the neighborhood will cause acute overcrowding of existing public elementary schools within five years.

“The neighborhood is being built so quickly,”said Chris Young of Downtown Brooklyn School Solutions. “It needs a heart.”

We saw a brigade of bulldozers digging in the dirt at 81 Fleet Place where mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis’ company Red Apple Real Estate is constructing a 205-unit, 15-story rental building. The project will be done at the end of next year and the rental process will probably start in 2015, Red Apple exec Bob Zorn told Eye on Real Estate.

There will be a rooftop area for all the tenants to share, and some units will have their own rooftop patios, he said.

“Daily needs tenants” like day care centers, coffee bars and food markets are showing interest in the retail space planned for 81 Fleet, said Diana Boutross of Winick Realty Group.

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Winick Realty Group is one of New York’s prominent real estate firms specializing in retail leasing and advisory services.  Over the years, Winick Realty has served a broad range of domestic and global clients, with a strong emphasis on long-term representation and expansion and growth strategies.  Winick Realty Group is highly recognized as a forerunner in the retail real estate market.

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Winick Realty Group announces new hires

adam-kruvant-profile-001Winick Realty Group announced the addition of two new brokers to its growing New Jersey branch, located in Cranford. Adam Kruvant and Gary Krauss will assist senior vice presidents and founding partners Daniel Spector and Tyler Bennett as they market more than one million s/f of prime retail exclusives.

“From the launch of Winick Realty Group NJ, our goal has been to expand the branch,” said Bennett. “In under a year, we have far exceeded our expectations with the scope of exclusive properties, landlords and tenants we represent. It is our pleasure to have Adam and Gary come on board to help us further solidify Winick Realty Group’s position in the New Jersey marketplace.”

Krauss comes to Winick Realty Group NJ with a strong background in both commercial and residential real estate. He has an intimate knowledge of retail supermarket operations, which he gained from working with Pathmark Supermarkets, as well as his tenure at a New York advertising agency where he specialized in retail accounts like Genovese Drug Stores and food-related consumer goods. Kruvant is a graduate of Winick Realty Group’s Agent Training Program, having worked in the Manhattan and Brooklyn markets before focusing on New Jersey retail full time.

Kruvant previously worked for Vanguard Realty, where he participating in a number of retail leases in New Jersey including Chipotle, Petvalu, and several gyms.

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Winick Realty Group is one of New York’s prominent real estate firms specializing in retail leasing and advisory services.  Over the years, Winick Realty has served a broad range of domestic and global clients, with a strong emphasis on long-term representation and expansion and growth strategies.  Winick Realty Group is highly recognized as a forerunner in the retail real estate market.

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Women to Watch

The individuals on the following pages may not have a long track record buy they’ve already made a mark in the business. Meet 20 young professionals who have the potential to be future leaders of the industry.

kelly-gedinsky-profile-004Kelly Gedinsky, 29

Broker

Winick Realty Group

New York City

“Every year I strive to complete as many deals as possible, fundamentally attempting to accomplish twice as much as the previous year,” says Kelly Gedinsky. So far, she’s been able to maintain that goal, having leased over 500,000 square feet of retail in her six years at Winick Realty Group and becoming a manager and mentor to a younger group of retail brokers. Currently handling the leasing efforts for 1270 Lexington Ave., 353 W. 14th St., 323 Park Ave. South, 2000 Broadway and the retail at Columbus Square, Gedinsky also works with international, national and local retail tenants on their expansion efforts in the Tri-State area and the US.

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Winick Realty Group is one of New York’s prominent real estate firms specializing in retail leasing and advisory services.  Over the years, Winick Realty has served a broad range of domestic and global clients, with a strong emphasis on long-term representation and expansion and growth strategies.  Winick Realty Group is highly recognized as a forerunner in the retail real estate market

 

 

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Women of Influence

Meet 45 of the most powerful and prominent female executives in commercial real estate today. Chances are, you already know them.

Lori1Lori Shabtai

Broker

Winick Realty Group

New York City

Lori Shabtai is a seven-year veteran real estate broker with a focus on retail in the Northeast. She is involved in all of Winick’s major marketing, strategic brand planning and positioning projects with both creative and advisory roles. She is also a mentor to many of the firm’s successful young brokers, sharing her principles for success. Among her highlights last year was acting as a member of the Winick team leasing the 21,000-square-foot retail at 3 Columbus Circle to CVS. She is currently marketing some of New York’s most prestigious properties, including 428 Broadway and 111 Broadway. “Although commercial real estate has historically been a man’s world, some of the most successful players have been women,” Shabtai comments. “We succeed through our brains and our moxie, of course. But I believe women are tapped into an innate sense of what belongs where and why. It’s been part of the female evolution process as much as our commitment to our loved ones.”

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Winick Realty Group is one of New York’s prominent real estate firms specializing in retail leasing and advisory services.  Over the years, Winick Realty has served a broad range of domestic and global clients, with a strong emphasis on long-term representation and expansion and growth strategies.  Winick Realty Group is highly recognized as a forerunner in the retail real estate market

 

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Crepes & Wine Store to Open Second Outpost in Carnegie Hill

crepesHoly crepe!

Parvez Eliaas, who opened Bonjour Crepes & Wine in Yorkville this spring, is already launching a second Upper East Side location — and he has plans for even more creperies in the neighborhood.

Eliaas will open his second crepe eatery in the storefront formerly occupied by London Candy Company, located on Lexington Avenue and East 94th Street.

The confectioner left the location in April because of faltering foot traffic.

Eliaas, however, is undeterred.

“It’s a great location,” the 43-year-old said. “It’s a great space for the concept.”

The Upper East Side resident confirmed that the new location will serve the same sweet and savory, Hungarian-inspired dishes as his flagship.

But it will boast 45 seats and an expanded wine selection.

Eliaas will also experiment with adding Belgian waffles to the menu.

The restaurant will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., he said.

Eliaas hopes to open in approximately two months — but is nonetheless eyeing the next step for his business.

“We are focusing maybe on one or two more locations on the Upper East Side,” said Eliaas, a longtime restaurateur who co-owns neighborhood Persian favorites Persepolis and Shalezeh.

And franchising is definitely on the table, he said.

“Our ambition is to expand the concept into many areas,” he said. “Eventually that’s my goal.”

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Winick Realty Group is one of New York’s prominent real estate firms specializing in retail leasing and advisory services.  Over the years, Winick Realty has served a broad range of domestic and global clients, with a strong emphasis on long-term representation and expansion and growth strategies.  Winick Realty Group is highly recognized as a forerunner in the retail real estate market

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Spotlight on Star Space

3 West 57th Street-Rendered Image-edit ver3The Winick Realty Group leasing team of Lori Shabtai and Monica Kass announced that the retail at 3 West 57th Street is available for both pop-up and net-lease opportunities.

The duo is marketing to brands looking to capture the excitement of Fashion Week, The New York Film Festival, the upcoming November to January Holiday Season, Super Bowl, or any new product or concept launch.

The trophy location at 3 West 57th Street sits adjacent to Bergdorf Goodman and Van Cleef and Arpels at the center of one of the world’s most desired retail corridors.

3 West 57th Street has already housed some of the most successful temporary locations for world-renowned brands including Gucci and Louis Vuitton, noted Shabtai. “Retail reports have shown that these temporary stores yielded some of the brands’ highest-grossing sales.”

The retail at 3 West 57th Street includes 11,100 s/f spread over three levels.

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Winick Realty Group is one of New York’s prominent real estate firms specializing in retail leasing and advisory services.  Over the years, Winick Realty has served a broad range of domestic and global clients, with a strong emphasis on long-term representation and expansion and growth strategies.  Winick Realty Group is highly recognized as a forerunner in the retail real estate market