HSP Real Estate Group
1040 Avenue of the Americas
3rd Floor

New York, New York 10018 United States
t1 (212) 519-2039 m1 (917) 902-7716
Executive Vice President

Specialties:  Investment, Retail

Scope of Service Experience
As an Executive Vice President of the firm, I am the director of the retail brokerage team. My responsibilities are to cover the retail market from every angle including landlord representation and tenant representation. I am an expert in all aspects of retail real estate including leasing and user/investor sales. I am heavily focused on the hospitality, food and beverage sector i.e. restaurants, lounges, hotel amenities, supermarkets, local delis, juice bars, etc. I also represent traditional dry use retailers i.e. apparel, shoes, optical, wine and spirits, home furnishings, etc. Finally, I have completed a number of fitness related and institutional transactions. On the landlord side, I have closed deals with most major local and national landlords including Vornado Realty Trust, Thor Equities, Silverstein Properties, The Durst Organization, RFR Holdings, SL Green Corporation, etc. With over 25 years of experience, I know New York City retail!
Background & Experience
I was the founder of JDF Realty, Inc. in 1992. A full service commercial brokerage and management firm whose registered trademark is "We Know New York". A Manhattan focused agency, we initiated several hundred transactions in all facets of the industry including investment sales and commercial leasing. At one point, the operation included 16 salespeople. As the industry has changed and consolidation became more abundant, I decided to join Evo Real Estate Group now known as HSP Real Estate Group to bring it a level of expertise in the retail sector that allows it to compete with the largest and most accomplished firms in the industry. Prior to founding JDF Realty, Inc. I was an Associate Broker at Chodosh Realty Services, focused on the then emerging downtown neighborhoods including the Financial District (now known as Fidi), Tribeca and Soho. As a college graduate, prior to joining Chodosh, I trained with Algin Management, leasing residential apartments and managing residential apartment properties and commercial parking facilities.
Double BA's in Economics and Business Management, Clark University Class of 1986
NYU Real Estate Seminars.
Professional Associations & Designations
Member ICSC
Member REBNY
Transaction History
Sale of 158 West 27th Street for $25,500,000.00 in 2010. The property has been sold twice since then, most recently trading for approximately $83,000,000.00
Representation of Preschool of America in the rollout of 10 preschools in Manhattan and the boris.
Representation of Buddakan Restaurant in its 17,000 square foot market making lease in the Meatpacking District.
Representation of the 25,000 square foot retail shopping strip at 250 East Houston Street for a private family partnership.
Representation of the Durst Organization in the lease up of the Historic Front Street project consisting of over 15,000 square feet of newly developed and renovated fish market properties.
Strategic Clients
Vornado Realty Trust
The Related Companies
SL Green
Time Equities
Acadia Realty Trust
Thor Equities
Ahkenazy Acquisiton Corp