Compass welcomes Abrams and her retail team to new commercial division

September 18, 2018 - Front Section
Robin Abrams,


Lisa Rosenthal,


Rebecca Olshan,


Herman Glaswand,


Curtis Woodside


Alexander Vellios


Manhattan, NY According to Compass, Robin Abrams and her team, Abrams Retail Strategies, are joining Compass Commercial, the firms’ newly launched commercial division. Abrams and her team will help build the commercial leasing and advisory services at Compass.

Abrams Retail Strategies is a commercial leasing and advisory group that focuses on retail, while also supporting clients with office, showroom, warehouse and distribution needs. In addition to Abrams, the group includes brokers Lisa Rosenthal, Rebecca Olshan, Herman Glaswand, Curtis Woodside and Alexander Vellios. 

Abrams spent three decades developing the retail business at The Lansco Corp., where she was vice chairman, and more recently served as a principal and vice chairman of the retail group at Eastern Consolidated.

“Our first priority is always a hands on, service-oriented approach for our clients,” said Abrams. “We were immediately drawn to Compass and their dedication to agent support and cutting-edge technology, which will allow us to continue providing our clients with thoughtful and creative results.”

This addition comes off the heels of Compass’ entrance into commercial real estate. The company launched Compass Commercial earlier this month after merging with Paragon Real Estate Group in San Francisco, and the addition of Adelaide Polsinelli and Ronda Rogovin, two of the city’s top investment sales brokers.

Abrams Retail Strategies has represented and worked with luxury brands such as Armani, Donna Karan, Anya Hindmarch and Agent Provocateur, as well as contemporary brands Vince, Rebecca Taylor, Splendid, 7 Jeans and others.

Abrams and her team are members of REBNY and ICSC. Abrams served as the first woman chair of the REBNY Retail Committee and is serving her third term on the REBNY Commercial Board of Directors. She teaches the retail zoning and planning section of REBNY’s continuing ed. Abrams has repeatedly been named one of the top women in Real Estate by Crain’s, Bisnow, Real Estate Weekly and other publications and is often a featured panelist for REBNY, ICSC and other industry organizations.



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