Fourteen Manhattan real estate deals are in the running to pick up the prestigious Real Estate Board of New York’s deals of the year for 2016.
The nominees — including three Times Square deals — are split among two categories: the Most Ingenious Retail Deal of the Year, which demonstrates exceptional broker acumen (ingenuity and creativity) and the Most Significant Retail Deal of the Year, which recognizes a lease’s overall characteristics and importance to New York City’s retail market.
The winners will be announced at a REBNY cocktail party on June 13.
The Times Square deals are:
- National Geographic at 226 W. 44 St. by Lon Rubackin and Gary Trock of CBRE
- Gap and Old Navy at 1514 Broadway by Ariel Schuster of RKF, and
- Cirque du Soleil at 701 Seventh Ave. a.k.a. 20 Times Square by Kenji Ota of Cushman & Wakefield.
Three nominees are in the Plaza District:
- Under Armour at 767 Fifth Ave. by David Green and Steven Soutendijk of Cushman & Wakefield with Peter Whitenack and Robert Cohen of RKF
- Nike at 650 Fifth Ave. by Joanne Podell of Cushman & Wakefield, and
- American Girl at 75 Rockefeller Plaza by Michael O’Neill, Gene Spiegelman and Jason Greenstone of Cushman & Wakefield.
Two deals involving movie houses were nominated:
- Cinemax at First Ave & 62 St. by Jeffrey Roseman and Marc Frankel of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Retail, and
- On the far West Side, the Landmark Theatres along with Ousia Restaurant by the Livanos family. Also the American Kennel Club Canine Retreat will open at Durst’s Via57 at 625 W. 57 St. Both deals were represented by Peter Braus, Brad Schwarz, JP Sutro, and Richard Kave of Lee & Associates NYC.
Other nominees are:
- On the Upper East Side, the deal for Ulta at 184 E. 86 St. by Patrick Breslin and Kenny Yip of Colliers International
- The Target store on the Lower East Side at 500 E. 14 St., through Brandon Eisenman, Robert K. Futterman, and Ariel Schuster of RKF with Richard Skulnik and Peter Ripka of Ripco Real Estate.
- A second Target lease on the West Side at 615 Tenth Ave., through Brandon Eisenman of RKF with Richard Skulnik and Peter Ripka of Ripco Real Estate
- The Starbucks Roastery, which will open in the Meatpacking District at 61 Ninth Ave. thanks to David Firestein of SCG Retail with Jared Epstein of Aurora Capital Associates
- The Flatiron lease for The White Company at 155 Fifth Ave. by Robin Abrams and Rebecca Olshan of The Lansco Corporation, and
- In the Financial District, the Whole Foods Market at One Wall St. through Peter Whitenack and Robert K. Futterman of RKF with Chase Welles and Jacqueline Klinger.