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Artists & Fleas taps Winick Realty Group as its exclusive broker

artists & fleasExperiential retail pioneer Artists & Fleas has tapped Winick Realty Group as its exclusive broker in their Manhattan expansion.

Director Aaron S. Fishbein and Associate Daniyel Cohen are working with the brand to find flagship locations on main shopping corridors throughout Manhattan, with a particular emphasis on SoHo.

Artists & Fleas creates curated retail marketplaces that offer a dynamic retail experience where customers can shop from, interact with and discover one-of-a-kind products made by local designers, artists, and independent brands. Vendors selling items such as clothing and jewelry, art, design and home goods, are rotated in and out of the space, ensuring that the Artists & Fleas experience is never the same twice.

“Artists & Fleas is the future of retail,” said Fishbein. “As online sales encroach more and more on the traditional retail business, shops have had to become more experiential. Artists & Fleas has been a pioneer in this market since 2003, offering an incredibly dynamic shopping experience that attracts customers of all ages and from all walks of life.”

Since its founding in 2003, the company has grown to operate four locations—Chelsea Market and Williamsburg in New York, and Abbot Kinney, Venice and the Arts District in Los Angeles—that have hosted 250+ merchants and more than 25,000 visitors on a weekly basis.

“We are proud to have curated four distinct marketplaces since 2003, catering to local communities with one-of-a-kind shopping experiences,” said Amy Abrams of Artists & Fleas. “We look forward to bringing Artists & Fleas to SoHo, a neighborhood we regard as both a creative and shopping capital of Manhattan and a destination for both locals and tourists who appreciate the type of exciting retail concept that Artists & Fleas creates and provides.”

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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.

New York Observer

Jeff Winick on Duane Reade, East Coast Expansion and His Heir Apparent

Jeff Winick and his daughter inside of their office, 655 Third Ave., New York, New York, July 26, 2016. Yvonne Albinowski/For Commercial Observer

Jeff Winick has had his heart broken.

Late in 2014, Duane Reade, one of Winick Realty Group’s oldest and most prized clients, picked up shop and moved to SRS Real Estate Partners. Winick had spent 30 years supersizing the pharmacy, bringing it to hundreds of locations around the city. The loss was hard to take. (Although, Winick still does a good deal of business with Duane Reade’s outer-borough locations and dispositions.)

But when one has one’s heart broken, it’s wise to turn to family for solace. And recently, the founder and chief executive officer of Winick Realty brought his daughter, Danielle, into the business. Danielle, whose mother Lizzete is no longer married to Jeff, is his only child.

Of course, real estate is very much a family affair, but Danielle isn’t just some relation to get off the streets and on the payroll. Jeff sees his daughter sitting in the executive suite, running the 45-broker retail leasing and consulting firm as a partner and, who knows, maybe jumping into the developer side of the business.

The 22-year-old graduated from New York University’s Stern School of Business in May and recently joined her dad at his brokerage in its Manhattan offices on the eighth floor of 655 Third Avenue between East 41st and East 42nd Streets.

And she’s not coming to the firm with a blank CV. Even though she’s still in her early 20s, she interned at Winick Realty last summer and did an internship in 2013 at Vornado Realty Trust. But she also brings a knowledge of a generation’s likes and dislikes that her father, who recently turned 66, may not possess.

Since Duane Reade’s departure about 70 percent of the business has shifted to marketing for landlords’ properties, and the remaining focuses are on tenants. Winick Realty is representing just under 1 million square feet in the country and completed 480,000 square feet of leasing last year. And Winick is planning to broaden their horizons as well with a major geographical expansion. Both father and daughter spoke to Commercial Observer about what the future holds for Winick Realty—and for them.

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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.

New York Observer

Retail Space at 15 Union Square West Hits Rental Market

15 Union Square WestThe retail space of 15 Union Square West is hitting the rental market formerly occupied by Pizza Vinoteca, Commercial Observer has learned.

The State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio, the building’s owner, is looking to lease the space at an asking rent of $43,750 per month, according to Winick Realty Group, which is exclusively marketing the space.

In total, the space comes out to about 4,760 square feet spanning three levels of the 12-story, residential building. That breaks down to 900 square feet in the basement, 2,880 square feet on the ground level and 980 square feet in the mezzanine level, according to Winick.

Steven E. Baker, Kenneth Hochhauser and Charles Rapuano of Winick are marketing the property.

“This location is ideal for an experienced operator who knows the neighborhood,” Mr. Rapuano said in prepared remarks.

The property between Union Square West and Fifth Avenue can host a range of potential tenant types, but particularly restaurants based on its past build out, according to a news release by Winick,

Pizza Vinoteca, which previously occupied the space, left the retail portion of 15 Union Square West a few months ago, according to a spokeswoman. The grilled pizza restaurant instead moved its operations to Washington, D.C., food blog Eater New York reported in January. The building has 35 residential condominium units and features a swimming pool, according to StreetEasy.

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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. 

Real Estate Weekly

Bakery brand taps Winick for Long Island expansion

Corner Bakery Cafe DayTimeExterior_2Veteran restaurant operators Four M Bakery LLC has selected Winick Realty Group to exclusively represent Corner Bakery Café, the popular Texas-based dining chain with 178 locations in 20 states, as they expand on Long Island.

Robert Heicklen and Michael Gleicher will handle leasing efforts for the brand, which recently signed a multi-unit development agreement to open new Corner Bakery Cafes in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

The brand seeks locations ranging from 3,400 to 4,400 s/f with  parking and accommodation for outdoor patio seating areas, wherever possible. “We will be targeting shopping centers, freestanding buildings and PAD sites that are close to downtown neighborhoods and densely populated areas,” said Heicklen. “Corner Bakery Café is specifically seeking sites that will allow them to show off their distinctive Trade Dress, which includes Black and White awnings and outdoor patio seating.”

Corner Bakery Café offers a destination for customers seeking “a warm welcome and an escape from the chaos of life.” Their made-to-order menu features hot breakfast scramblers, signature paninis and sandwiches, homemade soups, hand-tossed salads, pastas and decadent desserts. Corner Bakery Café also provides a catering platform, presenting fresh food packaged for delivery or pick up.

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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.

 

Citybizlist

Winick Realty Group Named Exclusive Brokers for World Leaders in Destination Entertainment, iFLY 

Exterior_Images-WebiFLY, the world’s largest and most advanced designer, builder and operator of indoor skydiving attractions, and their national consultant Howard Samuels of Samuels and Company Inc., have selected Winick Realty Group to exclusively represent the company in New York, Long Island and New Jersey.

Winick Realty Group NJ founding partner and senior vice president Daniel Spector, along with his daughter Leanna Spector, will represent the brand in their New Jersey and New York expansion. iFLY is currently seeking sites in Paramus, NJ; Brooklyn, NY; and in the area surrounding Roosevelt Field Mall on Long Island. The company needs room to be able to build a 6,000-square-foot building that is 45- to 60-feet tall and includes accommodation for minimum 25 parked cars. High visibility locations in upper middle class markets are preferable.

“iFLY is a one-of-a-kind tenant with unique requirements and we look forward to the challenge of finding their ideal locations in New York and New Jersey,” said Daniel Spector. “They have been looking to enter this high-barrier market for quite some time and we are confident that Winick Realty Group’s best-in-class service and expertise will allow them to achieve their goal.”

iFLY is a leader in experiential retail and destination entertainment, operating locations ranging from U.S. cities such as Austin, Texas and San Francisco to facilities in 12 international locales, including Dubai and Singapore, as well as an iFLY facility recently installed on the Royal Caribbean International Cruise Line. iFLY offers an unmatched simulated sky diving experience, something that appears on the bucket lists of 5.5 billion people around the world, by creating wind tunnels that replicate the experience of sky diving. iFLY is safe for everyone ages 3 and up as trained instructors are on hand to guide and teach all participants.

iFLY is a perfect “adventure experience” for families, birthday parties, corporate groups, school trips, sales events and more. In addition, iFLY locations are popular with experienced sky divers and military training exercises. On average, iFLY draws more than 150,000 upscale visitors to its locations, adding value to any site.

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citybiz-120314-Winick Realty Group Named Exclusive Brokers for World Leaders in Destination Entertainment, iFLY

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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Expanding to New Jersey and Long Island–Winick Realty Group

dan, tyler, noelThirty years after Winick Realty Group became the second real estate brokerage ever to focus specifically on retail, the firm is going through a growth spurt. Setting its sights on Long Island in the east and New Jersey in the west, Winick Realty Group has brought on a team of highly-qualified executives to solidify its position as a best-in-class brokerage not just in New York City but in the entire Metropolitan Area.

While not Winick Realty Group’s first foray into the retail markets of Northern New Jersey, the November 2012 launch of Winick Realty Group NJ gave the company physical roots on the other side of the Hudson River.

Founding partners Daniel Spector and Tyler Bennett, both Senior Vice Presidents, immediately began building a brand that leveraged both their decades of experience and the unmatched knowledge and infrastructure that already existed at Winick Realty Group’s Midtown Manhattan headquarters.

“Because of our intimate past relationships with Winick Realty Group, Jeff Winick, Steven E. Baker and the entire executive team, we plan on having strong synergy between the two offices. We are able to fully integrate our services not only for landlords and tenants, but also investors and developers, in both the New York and New Jersey markets,” said Spector, a 25-year industry veteran who had previously worked at Winick Realty Group for six years as its New Jersey Manager in the 1990s.

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Mann Report – April 2013 – Expanding to New Jersey and Long Island