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Cleeman: CRE Firms Must be Multidimensional

michael-cleeman-print-ver-profile-001The announcement earlier this week that Winick Realty Group was starting a retail investment sales division was accompanied by the appointment of a newly hired executive, Michael Cleeman, to head up the effort as a SVP. GlobeSt.com caught up with the seasoned retail sales broker to learn about the thought process that prompted Winick’s decision and how the division is going to be created in this EXCLUSIVE interview.

GlobeSt.com: Why has the company decided to launch a retail investment sales division?

Cleeman: We want to be a more full service entity to clients, it’s a natural outgrowth of retail leasing. To be competitive in the market today, you need to be multidimensional and we felt that the synergies between leasing and investment sales would help us grow while also helping clients. Our leasing knowledge is helpful on acquisition side.

GlobeSt.com: Are there market conditions at play that made this a particularly opportune time to start a retail investment sales group?

Cleeman: In the current market, our clients need a broader scope of services and knowledge. Clients today want to make more informed and quicker decisions—good deals go fast. As our client firms grow, we want to grow with them.

GlobeSt.com: What makes you suited to running this new effort?

Cleeman: I’ve been in retail investment salesfor over a decade so I’m bringing my knowledge, experience and expertise together with Winick’s breadth of knowledge. We felt it’d be a marriage that makes sense.

GlobeSt.com: As you work to staff up the division, what will you be looking for and over what time period?

Cleeman: We have an amazing culture of young, driven folks who want to beat their peers and I’ll be looking for people like that. There’sno limit to the size of the group but we’ll have different geographic regions represented, like one broker covering Manhattan and some working in the outer boroughs. We will staff up as soon as I find the right people.

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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 Launches Investment Sales Group

michael-cleeman-print-ver-profile-001Winick Realty Group has created an investment sales division in Midtown and made a new hire to lead the effort. Michael Cleeman—who most recently was a VP of investment sales in retail at Cohen Real Estate—has joined the firm as SVP of investment sales.

“I’m looking forward to great synergies between the investment sales and retail leasing teams,” says Cleeman, who brings about 10 years of experience to the table.  “The knowledge and information from the retail leasing end of the business will be extremely helpful and beneficial, giving us a strong position from which to service our client base.”

“We are happy to welcome Michael,” adds Winick Realty Group president Steven Baker. “We are confident that his strong reputation and relationships will be a great asset as we launch our investment sales division, which we feel is a natural evolution from our retail leasing business.”

Working alongside Cleeman is Eldon Khorshidi. A former investment sales associate at Cohen Real Estate, Khorshidi actively sought out commercial property sales opportunities in Tribeca and developed relationships with landlords and investors across the city.

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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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Exclusive Agency Assignments for Kislak, Winick, and NAI Mertz

tyler-bennet-258x3005Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation has selected Winick Realty Group to market Washington Bridge Plaza, 2151 Lemoine Avenue in the Fort Lee, NJ market.

The property includes spaces of 1,800 square feet or up to 8,300 square feet in the Washington Bridge Plaza shopping center. Located immediately over the George Washington Bridge and one block from Fort Lee High School, the center is anchored by Walgreens and includes such highly-regarded national co-tenants as Verizon, Five Guys, GNC, and an HSBC Bank branch that boasts over $115 million in deposits.

“I am delighted to be working with Ashkenazy for a second time to market one of their prime New Jersey Properties,” says Tyler Bennett, Winick senior vice president and co-founder. “Washington Bridge Plaza is one of the few shopping centers in the Fort Lee market with on-site parking, as well as accessibility for both pedestrian and vehicular traffic, and the center has had a long history of housing very successful retailers.”

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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 Brings Jersey Mike’s to Four New NJ Markets

GK MC handshakeWinick Realty Group’s Gary Krauss, the exclusive broker for Jersey Mike’s in New Jersey, has negotiated five new leases for the popular sandwich chain, bringing the brand to four new markets in its home state of New Jersey.

Jersey Mike’s leased 1,600 square feet at 346 Route 10, East Hanover, NJ, where it joins such national co-tenants as Verizon and Party City.

“The Route 10 corridor is going through a huge transformation, and this is one of the most exciting pieces of real estate in the market,” says Krauss. Jersey Mike’s is occupying a former Daffy’s menswear store. Bill Lenaz of RJ Brunelli represented the landlord, JEMB Realty.

The company’s first West Orange location is set to open at 235 Prospect Avenue in the Whole Foods Center. The 1,750-square-foot store shares its space with Chipotle Mexican Grill, for which Winick Realty Group had also negotiated the lease.

“Chipotle took over a former fast food operator’s space; however, the space was larger than Chipotle needed, so since we represented both Chipotle and Jersey Mike’s,  we were able to leverage our relationship with the landlord and integrate both concepts into the vacant space,” says Krauss. Vanguard and Levin Management, who co-own the property, were represented in-house.

Jersey Mike’s leased 1,200 square feet at the Pheasant Valley Shopping Center in Warren, NJ. Located at 177 Washington Valley Road, the storefront sits in an A&P-anchored shopping center alongside co-tenants including Walgreens, Moe’s Southwestern Grill and Dunkin Donuts. Ray Ayers represented landlord Hampshire Properties in a direct deal.

Finally, the brand is opening two new locations in Wayne, NJ. In the West Belt Plaza Shopping Center, Jersey Mike’s leased 1,350 square feet at 57 Route 23, marking the first northern New Jersey location for the franchise operators, who own six Jersey Mike’s locations in Southern New Jersey. The brand joins Home Goods, Pet Smart, Fidelity Investments and a soon-to-open Starbucks. Neal Richards of Vanguard represented landlord Segal and Segal. The same operators are also opening a store within the Wedgewood Plaza Shopping Center, located on the busy Hamburg Turnpike. Krauss negotiated a lease for 1,700 square feet at 155 Hamburg Turnpike. Mills Retail Real Estate represented landlord Wedgewood Properties LLC.

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globe street-121814-Winick Realty Group Brings Jersey Mike’s to Four New NJ Markets

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 Relocates Growing Dance Training Facility in Oakland, NJ

112 bauer driveThe Dance Theatre of New Jersey has leased a new 5,000-square-foot space at 112 Bauer Drive in Oakland, NJ. The dance company is expecting to open December 1. It will be moving from its existing 2,500-square-foot space at 6-12 Franklin Ave. in Oakland.

“Oakland Industrial Park was once home to dozens of manufacturers with large work forces, but in recent years, the environment of the Industrial park has changed as educational and sports-related tenants have filled the vacancies of the industrial tenants who have left Oakland,” says Susan Preisler of Winick Realty Group NJ, who represented the Dance Theatre of New Jersey in the lease transaction.  “Lakeside Fitness Center, The Barnstable Academy, and Kids Interactive Day School are just a few of the firms that have made the Oakland Industrial Park their new home, and now The Dance Theatre of New Jersey is just one of the newest additions!”

112 Bauer Drive is owned by WSJ II, which is working with Dance Theatre of New Jersey to build out the space to the concept’s specifications. The site will include four spacious dance rooms with sprung floors, large waiting area, administrative offices, and lots of parking. Ownership was represented by NAI James E. Hanson, Parsippany Branch.

The Dance Theatre of New Jersey was founded five years ago by owner, founder and artistic director Jaimie Bernstein and her husband Richard Bernstein, managing director at the Dance Theatre of NJ and an opera singer at The Metropolitan Opera in New York City. They offer dance instruction for pre-school, school-age, teen and adult students looking to train with the most skilled and experienced dance educators in the area.

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globe street-111214-Winick Realty Group Relocates Growing Dance Training Facility in Oakland, NJ

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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FIRM NEWS

tyler-bennet-258x3005Winick Realty Group has expanded its New Jersey office with the lease of a new location at 4 Commerce Drive in Cranford, NJ. The new space doubles the size of the company’s existing office. The new 2,500-square-foot office, which opens October 1, allows Winick’s New Jersey branch to eventually accommodate upwards of 20 brokers and support staff.

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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.