REBNY holds its 21st Annual Retail
Deal of the Year Awards Cocktail Party at Convene

June 13, 2019 - Shopping Centers
Shown (from left) are: Steven Soutendijk, Cushman & Wakefield; Scott Zinovoy, RKF; Jaclyn Totolo, RKF; Joe Mastromonaco,
Dartmouth Company; Fritz Kemerling, Dartmough Company; and Fred Posniak, Empire State Realty Trust.

New York, NY  A fast-growing health club and an old-fashioned cinema took center stage at the Real Estate Board of New York’s (REBNY) 21st Annual Retail Deal of the Year Awards Cocktail Party at Convene.

Recognized as the most meaningful transaction in its overall characteristics and importance to the New York City retail market, “Remember the Alamo: How a Movie Theater Lease Unlocked 200,000 s/f of Retail Space Downtown at 28 Liberty” at Fosun’s 28 Liberty St., transacted by Ross Kaplan and Jeffrey Roseman of Newmark Knight Frank, was honored as The Most Significant Retail Deal of the Year.

Shown (from left) are: NKF's Jeffrey Roseman,
Ross Kaplan, and Drew Weiss.

This is Jeffrey Roseman’s fifth time winning a REBNY Retail Deal of the Year Award and Ross Kaplan’s first.

The Most Ingenious Retail Deal of the Year title was awarded to: “Deal of a Life Time: One Wall Street” at 1 Wall St.

RKF’s Peter Whitenack, Jackie Totolo, Scott Zinovoy represented Macklowe Properties. The Dartmouth Company’s Joe Mastromonaco and Fritz Kemerling represented Life Time Fitness.

“The work of this year’s Retail Deal of the Year award winners demonstrates the importance of innovative brick-and-mortar spaces in our constantly evolving retail market,” said REBNY president John Banks. “The award winners have demonstrated effective navigation of opportunities in the retail sector while positively contributing to the life and growth of New York businesses.”

“Among the many noteworthy retail transactions closed by REBNY brokers this year, the deals highlighted this evening stand out for their remarkable vision,” said REBNY retail committee co-chair Steven Soutendijk. “We congratulate the award winners for their achievements and their commitment to excellence, which are significant for both our industry, and for New York.”

Sponsors of the 21st Annual Retail Deal of the Year Cocktail Party were: Brookfield Properties, Colliers International, Empire State Realty Trust, Newmark Knight Frank, the New York Times, SL Green Realty Corp., RXR, Newmark RKF, Cushman & Wakefield, and Vornado Realty Trust.

About the Retail Deal of the Year Award Recipients

The Most Significant Retail Deal of the Year

In a deal transacted by Newmark Knight Frank’s Jeffre Roseman and Ross Kaplan, the popular dine-in movie theater Alamo Drafthouse Cinema signed a 40,000 s/f lease at Fosun’s 28 Liberty St. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema plans to open its new 12-screen multiplex at 28 Liberty in late 2019.

The Most Ingenious Retail Deal of the Year

In this deal brokered by Newmark RKF’s Peter Whitenack, Jackie Totolo and Scott Zinovoy and The Dartmouth Co.’s Joe Mastromonaco and Fritz Kemerling, Life Time Fitness signed a 74,000 s/f lease at Macklowe Properties’ 1 Wall St. This will be the luxury athletic center’s second Manhattan location, and will span four floors of the 1 Wall St. building.

View the full list of submitted transactions for REBNY’s Retail Deal of the Year Awards competition.



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