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Roosevelt Island Gambles on a Brighter Future

RI-1Hal Shapiro, managing director of Winick Realty Group, which does retail leasing, said the problem is that many people don’t really know the island. He needs to explain things about it, such as its beautiful scenery with open space and parks, its population and economic increase and in the past years with finished new residential buildings, and its potential growth since Cornell is coming. And most importantly, he pointed out, that the island is underserved. He said, now he is talking with three potential tenants—a Thai restaurant, a daycare center, and a bank, asking for 50 dollars per square feet.

“Things are happening,” said Shapiro. Saks-Rosenberg agrees. Five years ago the Main Street Retail Study said that Roosevelt Island residents do just 12% of their shopping on the Island, she said, “and now people start to really shop on the island and go to the stores, which was not the case two years ago. ”

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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 Leases First Manhattan Location for Explore & Discover 

hal-shapiro-258x300Early childhood learning center Explore & Discover signed a lease for its first New York City location at 444 Second Avenue. The 6,416-square-foot space is located on the Southeast corner of Second Avenue and 26th Street in the Kips Bay neighborhood.

Winick Realty Group broker Hal Shapiro, who serves as the exclusive broker for Explore & Discover in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx, represented the well-regarded educational concept in the lease transaction. Landlord Henry Phipps Plaza was represented in-house by Charles Gross.

“This location had been on the market for a long time and it proved to be a perfect fit for Explore & Discover,” said Shapiro. “Everything from the layout of the store to the proximity to local schools and young neighborhood families works especially well for their brand.”

As with all of their locations, Explore & Discover “plan to be an integral part of each neighborhood we serve: a model for infant + child education and a community for parents and teachers, where each child can experience the world in wondrous ways.”

Shapiro is continuing to seek 4,000- to 6,000-square-foot sites for the 30-year-old company, which has created programs in 55 locations throughout the state of New York, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. Potential sites should be submitted to hal@winick.com.

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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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Private Learning Center Signs Lease at Affordable Housing Complex

444-2nd-avenueA private early learning center signed a 15-year lease in a renovated 6,416-square-foot retail space on the ground floor of an affordable housing complex at 444 Second Avenue in Kips Bay, Winick Realty Group announced today.

Explore & Discover will open an eight-classroom, 80-student school for children aged 3 months to 2 years this September following a $20 million renovation last year by Henry Phipps Plaza, an owner, developer and manager of affordable housing that owns the 33-story, 247-unit building.

“This location had been on the market for a long time and it proved to be a perfect fit for Explore & Discover,” said Hal Shapiro, a Winick broker who represented the school in the deal for its first city location, in a prepared statement. “Everything from the layout of the store to the proximity to local schools and young neighborhood families works especially well for their brand.”

Mr. Shapiro said the asking rent was originally $100 per square foot, but he and Charles Gross, the in-house broker who represented Henry Phipps Plaza, said the final rent agreement was more in line with the $80 per square foot the nonprofit listed for the property.

The private school, whose website says it charges $2,791 per month for each fulltime student, has plans to expand to up to 26 locations in New York City. Officials at Winick and Phipps Plaza didn’t know whether the affordable housing tenants would receive any discounts or subsidies to send their children to the school and a spokesman for Explore & Discover didn’t return phone and email requests for an interview.

DNAinfo first reported the new school in April, but the school signed the lease for the space in mid-May, Mr. Shapiro said.

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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 Completes Retail Leasing at the Lightstone Group’s Gantry Park Landing

aaron-fishbein-258x3006Winick Realty Group has announced the completion of 12,919 square feet of retail leasing at Gantry Park Landing, a 199-unit newly-constructed luxury rental building in Long Island City. Winick Realty Group brokers Hal Shapiro and Aaron S. Fishbein represented building owners The Lightstone Group in three lease transactions that will bring upscale amenities to one of the most dynamic new neighborhoods in New York City.

The largest tenant to occupy retail space in the building is Urban Market. The full-service market offers gourmet cheese, fresh meat and seafood, pastries, prepared foods and much more. Shapiro and Fishbein represented the market, which will occupy 7,590 square feet.

Joining Urban Market is Beans, Grapes and Leaves, an upscale coffee, tea and wine shop from the owners of Guy & Gallard. Represented by Manhattan Commercial Group, Beans, Grapes and Leaves will occupy 1,059 square feet. Finally, North Shore-LIJ is rolling out a location of its new urgent care concept at the building, where they leased 4,270 square feet. Newmark Grubb Knight Frank represented the hospital.

All three tenants are slated to open in the fall.

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Mann Report – June 2014 – Winick Realty Group Completes Retail Leasing at the Lightstone Group’s Gantry Park Landing

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

Day 2 of ICSC RECon in photos

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Darrell Rubens, Kelly Gendinsky, Hal Shapiro and Lee Block of Winick

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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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American Dream coming true at big Vegas convention

american dreamThe Las Vegas Convention Center announced that attendance hit 33,000, topping last year’s number of 32,000 another milestone for the industry, which saw attendance plummet in the years following the crash.

The mood was markedly upbeat, and despite the inevitable swollen feet and sleep deprivation, most brokers Real Estate Weekly talked to happily reported they were booked back-to-back Monday and even Tuesday with meetings.

Hal Shapiro, a managing director at Winick, said the energy of the conference is good this year and he has moved some of his deals forward on the convention center floor. He emphasized that face time is the real draw for ICSC.

“Face-to-face is the good thing about ICSC,ˮ he said. “It’s always more productive to do things face-to-face than email.ˮ

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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.