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Gonzalez of TF Cornerstone and Baker, Fishbein and Cohen of Winick lease 52,000 s/f to Chelsea Piers

33 bondTF Cornerstone Inc. (TFC) has  signed a 52,000 s/f lease with Chelsea Piers at 300 Livingston St., the retail portion of 33 Bond St., located between Schermerhorn and Livingston Sts. situated at the crossroads of Boerum Hill and Downtown Brooklyn. This development is TFC’s first borough location and is the center of one of the fastest-growing residential, office and hotel markets today.

“Downtown Brooklyn has transformed into a multi-faceted, diverse marketplace where top retailers such as Apple, Whole Foods and now Chelsea Piers are seeing a unique opportunity to reach their target demographics where they live, work and shop,” said Jake Elghanayan, senior vice president of TFC.

Chelsea Piers, known as a leader in sports and fitness, is slated to open a fitness club at 33 Bond in early 2018. When complete, residents will enjoy access from the residential lobby and discounted memberships.

Chelsea Piers was represented in-house for the long-term lease transaction, while TFC was represented by director of retail leasing Steve Gonzalez in collaboration with Winick Realty Group’s president Steven Baker; Aaron Fishbein and Daniyel Cohen.

Baker, Fishbein and Cohen are continuing to market the remaining 8,745 s/f of retail at 300 Livingston St. They are actively speaking with a variety of similarly-upmarket retailers—including artisanal food services, pantry operations, home goods and high-quality restaurants—who will create a strong co-tenancy for the building.

The space consists of 21,000 s/f on the ground floor and 31,000 s/f on the lower level, with high ceilings on both levels. In addition, Chelsea Piers will benefit from a main entrance on Schermerhorn Street, directly across from the expected Ace Hotel.

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NYRE Journal_071817_Gonzalez of TF Cornerstone and Baker, Fishbein and Cohen of Winick lease 52,000 sf to Chelsea Piers

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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Walter & Samuels and Winick negotiate lease for Hao Noodle

lee-block-258x30020According to Walter & Samuels, Inc., Hao Noodle & Tea by Madame Zhu’s Kitchen has signed a 15-year lease for 4,100 s/f of retail space at 343 West 14th St. in the Meatpacking District for its second area location.

According to Walter & Samuels chairman David Berley, who has owned the building for 11 years, restaurateur and owner Zhu Rong established her brand with a popular chain of restaurants in China before entering the North American market. Hao Noodle & Tea opened its first restaurant at 401 Sixth Ave. in the Greenwich Village, another Berley-owned property.

“We are pleased to provide Hao Noodle & Tea its second restaurant location on a prime stretch of West 14th Street with great visibility and foot traffic, which will build on the success of the restaurant’s first location,” said Berley, who as an owner of area retail for almost 50 years, has leased space to restaurants that include Tony May, Le Coq Rico and Quo Vadis.

Located between Eighth and Ninth Aves., the space features 2,500 s/f of ground-level retail with a new glass storefront, skylight, exposed brick, and 1,600 s/f in the basement.

Winick executive vice president Lee Block and associates Danielle Winick and Renee Tabache partnered with Steven Forest, a senior executive managing director at Walter & Samuels, Inc., the building’s management company, to represent the owner.

“Hao Noodle & Tea will benefit from a vibrant and diverse neighborhood that includes the world’s top fashion, media, entertainment and retail tenants, as well as proximity to the High Line and the Meatpacking District’s sole subway station, just a half a block away,” said Block, who noted that the restaurant plans to continue expanding across the East Coast.

Built in 1920, 343 West 14th Street is a five-story residential building with 16 apartments and a premium ground floor retail space. The surrounding area includes the recently completed condominium building 345meatpacking, the High Line, and area business that include Apple, Sephora, Columbia Sportswear, Sorel, Hugo Boss, and many others.

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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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Block and Winick of Winick represent Gracia Fashion in 9,500 s/f lease at 225 West 39th St.

225 West 39th StreetAccording to Walter & Samuels, Inc., women’s clothing brand Gracia Fashion has signed a 10-year lease for 5,000 s/f of ground-level and 4,500 s/f of lower level retail space at 225 West 39th St. between Seventh and Eighth Aves. in the Fashion District, proximate to Times Sq. and Herald Sq.

According to Walter & Samuels chairman David Berley, who has owned the building for over 30 years, the location features high ceilings and 45 ft. of visible frontage along West 39th St., making it an ideal retail outpost.

Winick executive vice president Lee Block and associate Danielle Winick represented the tenant. The Winick team partnered with Peter Weiss, principal and senior executive managing director at Walter & Samuels, Inc., the building’s management company, to represent the building ownership.

“This Fashion District asset is a wonderful historical building with great bones,” said Berley. “Yet, our interior offers fully modernized office and retail opportunities that we occupy with strong tenants, including world famous Israeli American fashion designer Yigal Azrouël and now Gracia Fashion, which has been a Fashion District retailer for many years.”

“Gracia Fashion is a successful women’s clothing brand with a solid reputation born from a loyal customer base and a long-standing history in the Midtown West neighborhood,” said Block. “We look forward to bringing Gracia Fashion into the building and having that relationship for years to come.”

Built in 1910, 225 West 39th St. features 90,000 s/f of loft space for office, showroom and retail uses across 12 floors. The surrounding area has numerous transportation options and amenities that include Skylark, Black Iron Burger and Ben’s Delicatessen.

Gracia Fashion was launched in 1998 and today is a recognizable brand in the international fashion scene. The label has been featured in In Style, Lucky, Cosmopolitan, Latina, WWD Magazine, People Magazine and Life & Style Magazine, among others. Gracia continues to create innovative styles that inspire fashion trends and gain the admiration of stylish women around the world.

Walter & Samuels, Inc. is one of New York’s most long-standing full-service real estate firms. Founded in 1933, the firm specializes in building management, leasing, asset management, financial analysis, coop and condo conversions, construction, and development. In addition to managing over three million square feet of commercial space, Walter & Samuels, Inc. is among the most successful and established converters in Manhattan, where it has performed over 30 major residential cooperative and condominium conversions.

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NYRE Journal_060617_Block and Winick of Winick represent Gracia Fashion in 9,500 sf lease at 225 West 39th St.

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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Lee NYC brokers two retail leases totaling 4,500sf, includes 3,500sf to Irving Farm Coffee Roasters by Braus and Sutro

78w3_storefront-2016-e1488302222582Managing principal Peter Braus and managing director JP Sutro of Lee & Associates NYC LLC (Lee NYC) have arranged two retail leases totaling 4,50 s/f.

The first deal was a 15-year lease for Irving Farm Coffee Roasters a 78 West 3rd St. at Thompson St. in Greenwich Village. The 3,500 s/f, two-stor space faces Washington Sq. Park and is located in New York University’s main campus.

“We received a lot of interest from restaurateurs, but ownership was especially excited to partner with such a successful local business like Irving Farm,” said Braus, who represented the owner, CEJ Properties, with Sutro.

Matthew Schuss, associate director of Winick Realty Group, represented the tenant, making this his third successful lease transaction on behalf of the brand. Irving Farm will open in spring.

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NYRE Journal_032117_Lee NYC brokers two retail leases totaling 4,500sf, includes 3,500sf to Irving Farm Coffee Roasters by Braus and Sutro

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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Block of Winick Realty leases 3,300 s/f to Capital One Bank at Cammeby’s Neptune/Sixth development on Coney Island

lee-block-258x30020According to Cammeby’s, Capital One Bank has recently signed a lease to become the latest retailer at Neptune/Sixth, Cammeby’s new mixed-use neighborhood destination at 532 Neptune Ave. and 626 Sheepshead Bay Rd. in Coney Island.

The agreement will allow Capital One Bank to maintain its long-term prsence in the Coney Island commnity. The bank operates a branch in a temporary space along Neptune Ave. while its new 3,300 s/f space within Neptune/Sixth is being constructed.

The lease comes on the heels of announcements that both CVS Pharmacy and Apple Bank for Saving will occupy ground-floor retail spaces at 532 Neptune Ave. within Neptune/Sixth. CVS, Apple Bank and Capital One Bank had previously been tenants of a former shopping center property that Neptune/Sixth will encompass.

“We are thrilled that Capital One Bank will remain in Coney Island, and play a key role in the neighborhood’s ongoing revitalization as part of Neptune/Sixth,” said Jacob Cohen, executive VP of development at Cammeby’s. “It represents yet another of the longtime area businesses that will continue to serve its customers as part of this modern, significantly enhanced community development.”

Construction on the development’s first phase—a stand-alone, seven-story, 161,000 s/f retail and commercial building at 626 Sheepshead Bay Rd.—has begun, and is expected to be completed by this summer. Site work for the retail at Neptune Ave.—comprising 90,000 s/f—is also underway.

“Both Cammeby’s and Capital One Bank have shown a strong commitment to working together to reach an agreement that will ensure customers will continue to access the bank’s services throughout the entire construction of Neptune/Sixth,” said Lee Block, executive VP at Winick Realty Group, the exclusive retail leasing agent for Neptune/Sixth.

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NYRE Journal_022117_Block of Winick Realty leases 3,300 sf to Capital One Bank at Cammeby’s Neptune-Sixth development on Coney Island

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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Schuss of Winick Realty leases 1,500 s/f retail space

135-east-50thNew York-based coffee company Irving Farm Coffee Roasters signed a lease at 135 East 50th St., between Third Ave. and Lexington Ave., marking the company’s first brick-and-mortar location in Midtown East.

“Midtown East is finally getting a much-needed artisanal coffee shop,” said Winick Realty Group associate director Matthew Schuss, who represented Irving Farm Coffee Roasters in the lease, his third on behalf of the brand. Landlord Handler & CO LLC was represented by Ilan Rosenthal and Michael Robbins of Redwood Property Group.

The retail space, previously the home of Nada Sushi for 30 years, comprises 1,500 s/f on the ground floor, along with a 300 s/f basement. Schuss said, “The space not only offered great frontage and visibility, but also had a lot of character that Irving Farm liked. There was an old rustic feel to the space that the brand will be able to elevate as they build out the store to resemble other Irving Farm locations.”

Expected to open in January, this will be Irving Farm’s sixth brick-and-mortar and eighth location overall, including a nearby kiosk in Grand Central terminal.

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NYRE Journal_012417_Schuss of Winick Realty leases 1,500 sf retail space

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.