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REBNY Announces Nominations for 25th Annual Retail Deal of the Year Awards


July 11, 2023

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NEW YORK, NY – The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) has announced the outstanding deals and projects of 2022 that will compete for its coveted Retail Deal of the Year Awards. For the first time the awards will recognize Retail Development/Project of the Year, in addition to the Most Ingenious and Most Impactful Deals. Winners will be announced at an in-person ceremony and cocktail party on September 13th at the Starbucks Reserve space within the Empire State Building.

Judges consisting of real estate lawyers, property owners and past and present Chairs of the REBNY Retail Committee (having no conflicts of interest) will evaluate the deal award nominations based on ingenuity and professional skill. The Most Ingenious Retail Deal of the Year recognizes exceptional broker acumen (ingenuity and creativity), while the Most Impactful Retail Deal of the Year is given to the most meaningful retail transaction in its overall characteristics and importance to the New York City retail market.

The nominations for this year’s Retail Deal of the Year awards are:

Dorchester Towers - A note of confidence in NYC at the height of the pandemic: Ogden CAP Properties leases an entire UWS blockfront of 20,000 square feet to Morton Williams - 2001-2017 Broadway

  • Submitting Brokers: Robin Abrams, Lisa Rosenthal

  • Submitting Broker Firm: Compass/Abrams Retail Strategies

Eataly 200 Lafayette - The Perfect Ingredients for a Historic Transaction CBRE and Cushman and Wakefield

  • Submitting Brokers: Joel Stephen, Michael O’Neill, Taylor Reynolds and Jason Greenstone

  • Submitting Broker Firms: CBRE & Cushman and Wakefield

On the Avenue: Deploying A Counterintuitive Strategy and An Ingenious Deal Structure - 608 Fifth Avenue

  • Submitting Brokers: Andrew Goldberg, Preston Cannon and Jared Lack

  • Submitting Broker Firm: CBRE

Preserving Heritage, Unveiling Potential: Crate & Barrel Makes 881 Broadway Home

  • Submitting Brokers: Kristen Crossman, David LaPierre, Ariel Schuster, Michael Paster, Jackie Totolo

  • Submitting Broker Firms: CBRE & Newmark

The House of Cannabis at 427 Broadway

  • Submitting Brokers: Lee Block, Jeff Winick

  • Submitting Broker Firm: Winick Realty Group

The Universal Language of Creativity: LUISAVIAROMA's Lease of 1 Bond Street

  • Submitting Brokers: Brandon L. Singer, Michael Cody, Suzanne Bernstock

  • Submitting Broker Firm: Mona Retail Holdings

Watch This: Breitling's Timely Lease of 875 Washington Street

  • Submitting Brokers: Brandon L. Singer, Michael Cody

  • Submitting Broker Firm: Mona Retail Holdings

The new Retail Development/Project of the Year award honors developers, architects, general contractors and consultants who facilitated development of the most impactful and unique retail-focused development throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Nominated by past chairs of the Retail Committee, the winner will be voted on by the entire membership, made up of brokers, landlords and tenants. This award is given to those that demonstrate creativity, originality and impact on the retail landscape of New York City.

The following projects have been nominated for this new award:

  • Gansevoort Row, Developers: Aurora Capital Associates and William Gottlieb Real Estate

  • Manhattan West, Developer: Brookfield Properties

  • Moynihan Station, Developer: Vornado Realty Trust

  • TANGRAM, Developers: F&T Group and SCG America

  • The Tin Building by Jean-Georges, Developer: The Howard Hughes Corporation

More information and registration for tickets can be found here.

Topics Covered

  • Retail