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.
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