Logo Delivery Startup Jokr Opening Micro-Warehouse in Bed-Stuy BY NICHOLAS RIZZI JULY 27, 2021 5:00 PM 1190 Fulton Street1190 FULTON STREET. PHOTO COURTESY AUGENBAUM REALTY CORP. Jokr, a delivery startup that turns storefronts into small fulfillment centers, plans to open a location in a new mixed-use development in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Commercial Observer has learned. The startup signed a 10-year lease for 3,200 square feet on the ground floor of 1190 Fulton Street on the corner of Bedford Avenue, according to landlord broker Josh Augenbaum of Augenbaum Realty Corp. Asking rent was $70 per square foot.
Dan and John’s Wings, a fast-casual restaurant specializing in chicken wings, has secured a lease for its third Manhattan restaurant in a 1,600 foot retail space at 103 W. 14th St. in Chelsea. Marc Sitt of Kassin Sabbagh Realty (KSR) represented Dan and John's Wings and the landlord, Stonehenge NYC. The asking rent was $135 per square foot. The new location will open in early fall.
Marc Sitt of Kassin Sabbagh Realty (KSR) represented the landlord (Stonehenge NYC). The asking rent for both spaces was $135 per square foot. The space that was formerly Good Stuff Diner, located at 109 West 14th Street, is available and boasts a 3,150 square foot ground floor and a 3,100 square foot lower level.
Orangetheory Fitness, the popular fitness chain focused on high-intensity interval training, leased 6,600 square feet for a new outpost near New York University in Greenwich Village, according to brokers involved in the deal.
Regal Acquisitions bought the CVS-anchored retail at the Boulan South Beach hotel for $34 million from PGIM Real Estate and Madison Capital.
Regal Acquisitions, a real estate investment firm headquartered in New York City, has acquired the 35,482 s/f retail component of 2000 Collins Avenue in South Beach, Miami, from Madison Capital. Situated between 20th and 21st streets and between Collins Ave and Liberty Avenue, the site is located across the street from the Setai hotel.
Brandon Pena and Sam Sepulveda opened their first coffee shop in the East Village with a mission: to bring Puerto Rican coffee to the city. They called it 787 Coffee, after Puerto Rico’s area code, and the coffee was supplied by their own farm in Maricao.
A new delivery startup believes it can rival Amazon or Instacart when it comes to cheap, fast delivery — thanks, in part, to an ambitious plan to turn as many as 100 storefront locations in New York into micro-fulfillment centers.
“There’s a lot of activity,” says Claude Kolb, director of retail leasing for Kassin Sabbagh Realty. The broker received eight offers on one Second Avenue restaurant space he recently leased, and four offers on another. The biggest factor might be the Second Avenue subway, Mr. Kolb says. The awful construction period leading up to its 2017 opening kept the street’s storefront rents low at a time when rates were doubling in other parts of Manhattan. Asking rents now start at $140 a square foot, he says. On nearby Third Avenue, meanwhile, many landlords are holding out for $200 a square foot or more. “That’s why Third Ave. is still empty,” says Mr. Kolb of its 26% vacancy rate.
The duo behind some of New York’s hottest Indian restaurants are bringing their original concept to Park Slope, Brooklyn, Commercial Observer has learned. Unapologetic Foods, the restaurant group behind Indian eateries Rahi, Adda and Dhamaka, will open a third branch of The MasalaWala, the predecessor to the group’s more recent concepts. The group signed a 10-year lease for 2,500-square-foot at 365 Fifth Avenue, with an additional 700 square feet of outdoor space, tenant brokers at Kassin Sabbagh Realty said.
Additional leases include asset management firm, SHS Asset Management L.P., which signed a 5,138 s/f lease, and healthcare-focused import and export company Edward Roberts LLC, which took 5,548 s/f in a deal brokered by Richard J. Bailey of Kassin Sabbagh Realty. Protax Services Corp, and independent attorney Robert Wisniewski P.C. also secured space at 17 State Street, moving from 101 Greenwich Street and 40 Wall Street, respectively.
L+M Development Partners (L+M) announced that Harlem soul food institution Charles Pan-Fried Chicken has signed a lease for approximately 750 s/f on the ground floor of 340 W 145th Street. The new space (pictured top) expected to open this summer, will be the restaurant’s largest location to date, in addition to a 555 s/f cellar for food storage. L+M’s leasing team brokered the deal in-house, while Albert Halawani for Kassin Sabbagh Realty represented the restaurant.
Real estate investment firm RFR has inked deals with six new tenants at 17 State St. in lower Manhattan. Health care-focused import and export firm Edward Roberts LLC grabbed 5,500 square feet. Richard Bailey of Kassin Sabbagh Realty represented the company.
The pandemic may have led to an increase in cycling, and it appears to be both the outdoor and indoor versions. Indoor cycling gym Pedal House NYC opened a location in Union Square, replacing spin class competitor SoulCycle, according to information from brokers Kassin Sabbagh Realty (KSR).
The southern side of East 23rd Street between Broadway and Park Avenue has seen an uptick in food tenant leases over the last few months, as retailers stakeout spots for both the locals and in anticipation of SL Green Realty Corp.’s redevelopment of the office building at 1 Madison Avenue. One of the newest leases is for a co-branded Dippin’ Dots and Doc Popcorn at 24 East 23rd Street, across from Madison Square Park.
Elion Partners has expanded its East Coast portfolio by scooping up a 8.6 acre industrial property for $29.7 million. The 202,000-square-foot building, at 1000 Jefferson Ave in Elizabeth, New Jersey, was sold by Seyon Group and Wheelock Street Capital. Seyon had paid $24 million for it in 2019.
A private equity firm has acquired a 207,000-square-foot industrial building in Elizabeth, expanding its footprint in the last-mile logistics sector. The buyer, Elion Partners, paid $29.7 million for the asset at 1000 Jefferson Ave., in a transaction brokered by Kassin Sabbagh Realty. Elion noted that the building is less than two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport, making it an attractive addition to a portfolio that also stretches to the Southeast and the West Coast.
Kassin Sabbagh Realty has brokered the trade of a 202,000 s/f industrial building in Elizabeth, NJ, for $29.7 million. Real estate investment firm Elion Partners acquired the property at 1000 Jefferson Avenue from Seyon Group/ Wheelock Street Capital Kassin Sabbagh’s Bunny Escava and Isaac Setton represented both parties in the transaction.
“We are leasing six to eight per week,” said Morris Sabbagh of Kassin Sabbagh Realty, noting that small food markets are also booming. “A lot of consumers are cooking for themselves and buying stuff for the kids to keep busy while staying home.”
Rents around Times Square are “the lowest in years,” said Morris Sabbagh, president of Kassin Sabbagh Realty. Yet tourists are still making their way to the international hot spot, in part lured by vast discounts by airlines and hotels.
A set of three medical buildings in Bay Ridge recently traded hands for more than $40 million, in what was reportedly a 1031 exchange transaction. The three buildings, totaling about 61,400 square feet, are located at 7601 Fourth Avenue, 9020 Fifth Avenue, and 7115-21 13th Avenue and are fully occupied by medical tenants such as ProHealth, Quest Diagnostics, and ENT & Allergy Associates, according to marketing materials reviewed by The Real Deal.
Billy Lerner, the president and CEO of iPark, New York City’s second biggest private parking-garage operator, has acquired an 11-building portfolio of medical office buildings for $40 million. Kassin Sabbagh Realty announced that Lerner acquired 9020-9024 5th Avenue (pictured top) 7601-7607 7th Avenue, 7115-7121 13th Avenue from Brooklyn-based radiologist Dr. Shahrok Abiri in a 1031 transaction.
The narrative at 162 Delancey Street just shifted from foot to face coverings. Eleven-year-old sneaker store, Get Set, permanently closed shop earlier this year, leaving a void only now filled. The appearance of a banner straddling the marquee announces the latest business – a brick-and-mortar dispensary dedicated solely to selling Personal Protective Equipment. Which is an appropriate location. After all, this corner has maintained similar offerings since the outset of the pandemic, when a wall of face mask vending machines appeared. It turns out, the same company is behind both ventures, RapidMask2Go. The store opens this week at Delancey Street, and will offer a “wide variety of masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer” for purchase.
Dough Pizza, a new pizza business, just signed a lease for the 475 square-foot spot in the base of the School of Visual Arts skyscraper dormitory (aka Ludlow Residence). The restaurant opened its first outpost in Syosset, Long Island last month; the Lower East Side is its first in Manhattan.
International, upscale hot pot chain the Dolar Shop — which debuted in Flushing about six years ago and has 55 locations worldwide — is set to open its second NYC outpost in the East Village, at 5 Third Avenue, at St. Marks Place, on Monday.
Upside Pizza signed a 1K SF lease at Dom Ben Realty’s 20 East 40th St. for an asking rent of $13K per month, Commercial Observer reports. Kassin Sabbagh Realty’s Albert Manopla and Jack Khaski negotiated the lease for the tenant. Gregorys Coffee also takes up space in the building, according to the coffee company’s website.
Upside Pizza, a slice joint from the same two brothers behind the 99-cent slices at 2 Bros Pizza, is opening its second location in Midtown. The siblings leased a 1,000-square-foot space at 20 East 40th Street, also referred to as 280 Madison Avenue, the company confirmed. Albert Manopla and Jack Khaski of Kassin Sabbagh Realty represented the tenant, and asking rent was $13,000 a month, according to information from KSR. It was not immediately clear who repped the landlord, Peter Benedetto’s Dom Ben Realty.
Orthodontist office Diamond Braces and veterinarian Bond Vet have both signed retail leases at Hudson Garden, a residential development anchored by Target. Diamond Braces signed a 15-year lease for 1,785 square feet at the mixed-use property at 615 10th Avenue, which stretches along the avenue between West 45th and West 45th streets. The dental practice has over 30 locations in the tri-state area, including two other offices in Manhattan.
Stellar Works inked a 4,243 SF lease for its showroom at Vornado’s 304 Canal St. in Soho, Commercial Observer reports. Kassin Sabbagh Realty’s David Green and Ike Bibi brokered the lease for the furniture designer. This will be a move from the company’s current home at 38 Walker St. in Tribeca.
Kassin Sabbagh Realty, a real estate firm in Manhattan that is focused on commercial properties, is back to brokering about seven leases per week—which is in line with the amount of business it was doing before the pandemic hit, co-founder Morris Sabbagh said.
Morris Sabbagh, co-founder of Kassin Sabbagh Realty, said that local business owners are really stepping in to fill the vacancies. "The tenancies may not be the prettiest," he said, with many of the storefronts being taken by bodegas. "But at the end of the day, there's activity."
Stellar Works has signed a 10-year lease for 4,243 square feet at 304 Canal Street, formerly home to the beloved Pearl Paint, according to information from Kassin Sabbagh Realty, who brokered the deal on behalf of the tenant.
The hot-sauce specialty shop signed a 10-year lease for 1,200 square feet at 877 Seventh Avenue, at the corner of West 56th Street, according to information from Kassin Sabbagh Realty.
Sophie’s Cuban Cuisine was represented by Jordan Raphan of Kassin Sabbagh Realty and Winick Realty Group president Steven E. Baker and director Thomas Galo proudly represented ownership. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Sophie’s Cuban Cuisine to the area. With NYU Medical Center directly across the street, we are confident Sophie’s will be a great amenity to the healthcare employees, office workers and residents in the neighborhood” said Galo.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- With many national department and chain stores folding and filling for bankruptcy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, one German retailer is expanding, which includes a new store on Staten Island. Described as a young, hip brand of sneakers and athletic wear, Snipes has been expanding its operations in the U.S., and will open a new store in January at 965 Richmond Ave. in Graniteville according Albert Manopla of the Manhattan-based KSR, the Realtor representing the brand.
German retailer has about 100 US stores. Kassin Sabbagh Realty’s Albert Manopla, who represented the company on both deals, told CO that Snipes had experienced an uptick in sales during the pandemic after initially focusing its attention on online orders.
European sneaker chain Snipes is expanding in New York, with new stores in Brooklyn and Staten Island, Commercial Observer has learned. The German retailer acquired the East Coast brand KicksUSA in 2019, when it had 62 stores, giving it a foothold in the United States. Snipes has leased a 4,600-square-foot space at the Georgetown Shopping Center in Bergen Beach, at 2181 Ralph Avenue. Asking rent was $25,000 square feet, and Kassin Sabbagh Realty’s Albert Manopla and Jack Khaski represented the tenant.
Ramen shop Kyuramen will open its second New York City location near Union Square, Commercial Observer has learned. The Taiwan-based ramen chain has signed a 10-year lease for 1,700 square feet at 210 East 14th Street, between Second and Third avenues, according to information from Kassin Sabbagh Realty.
Two new retailers will open in the space formerly occupied by home-style diner Kitchenette in Morningside Heights, Commercial Observer has learned. Dragon Sushi and AM/PM Market signed leases at 1272 Amsterdam Avenue, between 122nd and 123rd Streets, according to information from Kassin Sabbagh Realty, which brokered the deal. KBS’ David Green and Daniel Kestenbaum represented both tenants as well as the landlord, the Dermot Company.
The radical bookstore Bluestockings, which closed its doors in June, is moving to a new home on the Lower East Side. The bookstore signed a lease for 5,000 square feet at 116 Suffolk Street, between Delancey and Rivington streets, according to information from Kassin Sabbagh Realty, which brokered the deal. The space includes 2,500 square feet of ground-floor space and a 2,500-square-foot basement. KSR’s Gary Lowitt represented the tenant, while Jordan Raphan and Samuel Chera, also of KSR, represented the landlord, Penn South Capital. Asking rent was $13,000 per month, according to KSR.
A Chetrit family firm paid $15.5 million for a Sheepshead Bay parcel with 130,000 square feet of development rights. That comes out to $119 per buildable square foot for 2870 Ocean Avenue, where sources say AB & Sons, a firm managed by the Chetrit family, plans a mixed-use apartment building.
A firm run by members of the Chetrit family is in contract to buy a Brooklyn site and plans a 200,000-square-foot project. AB & Sons envisions a mixed-use development in Sheepshead Bay at the site of a Staples store. The address, 2870 Ocean Avenue, is a 10-minute walk from the Neck Road subway station on the Q line. A team from KSR including Ceasar Salama, Joseph Kassin and Ike Bibi brokered the transaction.
The multifamily division of Kassin Sabbagh Realty LLC completed the sale of 515 Ovington Avenue in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn. Jeffrey Znaty, director of multifamily, represented the seller, Lang Development Corp., and the buyer, Albert Srour, a local Brooklyn developer. The 72,000 s/f residential property was sold for $17.1 million, or approximately $240 per square foot.
The multifamily division of Kassin Sabbagh Realty LLC (KSR) completed the sale of 515 Ovington Ave, in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn, on behalf of seller Lang Development Corp., and the buyer, Brooklyn developer Albert Srour.
Located 515 Ovington Ave. in Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge neighborhood, the residential property sold for $240 per square foot in a C corporation transaction.
The multifamily division of Kassin Sabbagh Realty LLC completed the sale of 515 Ovington Avenue in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., for the seller, Lang Development Corp., and the buyer, Albert Srour, a local Brooklyn developer. The 72,000-square-foot residential property was sold for $17.1 million, or approximately $240 per square foot.
Lang Development Corp. sold the 72,000-square-foot 515 Ovington Avenue to Albert Srour — who owns several multifamily buildings around the borough along with the Fat Albert department store in Bedford Stuyvesant — this week, according to Jeffrey Znaty of Kassin Sabbagh Realty, who represented both sides in the sale.
JLL Capital Markets completed the sale of 219-221 E. 59th St., two contiguous, mixed-use properties in Midtown East, for GAK Properties LLC. Cofinance Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Cofinance Group SA, acquired the 10,560-square-foot asset for $10.85 million.
NEW YORK, April 14, 2020 -JLL Capital Markets announced today it has completed the sale of 219-221 East 59th Street, two contiguous, mixed-use properties in New York's Midtown East submarket, for GAK Properties LLC. Cofinance Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Cofinance Group SA, acquired the 10,560-square-foot asset for $10.85 million.
The buildings have a combined 7,000 square feet of air rights, which would allow the new owner to add floors.
Cofinance Group acquires contiguous, mixed-use properties totaling 10,560 square feet for $10.85M
NEW YORK CITY — JLL has brokered the $10.8 million sale of 219-221 East 59th Street, two adjacent multifamily properties with ground-floor retail space in Midtown Manhattan. Each three-story building spans 10,560 square feet of space, including four residential units and 3,900 square feet of ground-floor retail space that were occupied by separate retail tenants at the time of sale. Tom Gammino and Clint Olsen led a JLL team that represented the seller, Gak Properties, in the transaction. Jeffrey Znaty of Kassin Sabbagh Realty represented the buyer, Cofinance Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Cofinance Group SA.
Cofinance Group SA's U.S subsidiary, Cofinance Inc., paid $10.9M for two neighboring properties in Midtown East, JLL announced. GAK Properties sold the buildings at 219-221 East 59th St., which are both three-story, free-market properties with residential and retail space. JLL’s Tom Gammino, Clint Olsen, Albert Mamiye, Connor Murphy, Jeremy Simon and Chris Skitch represented the seller. Kassin Sabbagh Realty’s Jeffrey Znaty represented the buyer. Read more at: https://www.bisnow.com/new-york/news/deal-sheet/this-weeks-ny-deal-sheet-103916?utm_source=CopyShare&utm_medium=Browser
New York, NY According to Kassin Sabbagh Realty, it has closed the sale of 207 East 94th St., a five-story 39,000 s/f commercial office building for $28.5 million.
Brooklyn, NY Storage Deluxe, a Manhattan-based owner and developer, has acquired 74 Bogart St. for $45.5 million. The 80,000 s/f vacant warehouse will be redeveloped into a 200,000 s/f, multi-story storage facility containing 4,000 rentable units and will be managed by CubeSmart.
Zar Property NY has completed five leases totaling 18,750 at 250 West 54th St.: Black Iron Burger signed a 15 year lease for a 3,600 s/f retail space. This will be the burger chain’s 5th NYC location. Albert Manopla and Carolina Aziz of Kassin Sabbagh Realty (KSR) represented the tenant.
Women-owned Talea Beer & Brewery is opening a taproom in Williamsburg. Joshua Berkun and David Green at Kassin Sabbagh Realty brokered the 10,000 s/f lease at 87 Richardson Street.
Hirschfeld Properties is buying 207 East 94th Street for $29M
Kassin Sabbagh Realty maintains their spot at #2 in top leasing firms in Manhattan.
Talea Beer, 87 Richardson Street, Greenpoint – 10,000 square feet
Black Iron Burger signed a 15 year lease for the 3,600 s/f retail space. This will be the burger chain’s 5th New York City location. Albert Manopla and Carolina Aziz of Kassin Sabbagh Realty represented the tenant.
High-end eyelash extension salon, The Lash Loft, will open its second Manhattan location in Midtown. Dorel Melloul and Marc Sitt of Kassin Sabbagh Realty brokered them a new 10-year lease for 1,450 s/f on the second floor at 40 East 58th Street.
Southwest, OH Kassin Sabbagh Realty, LLC through its Ohio brokerage affiliate, Windsor International Realty, has completed the sale of a portfolio of six apartment communities of over 700 units in the Southwest, Ohio area for $35 million.
Kassin Sabbagh Realty (KSR) announced that Ronnie Shaban has joined the company as a managing director. The veteran dealmaker will be focusing in acquisition and dispositions of investment real estate and retail and office leasing in the NYC metropolitan area.
John Joseph Rivera of KSR broker the sale of 1665 Jerome Avenue for $3,000,000.
Avery Hall Investments picked up a Gowanus development site for $15 million, according to Kassin Sabbagh Realty, whose Isaac Shabot and David Marciano brokered the deal. The site contains a 19,000-square-foot auto body shop located at 272 4th Avenue on Carroll Street. The city is planning to rezone Gowanus, a move that could allow the site to yield up to 90,000 buildable square feet, according to Kassin Sabbagh, Avery Hall also is planning a 200,000-square-foot rental development at 204 Fourth Avenue, a plan that also hinges on the council’s rezoning.
Solomon Sharaby & Sholom Kanevsky of KSR broker the lease of 301 West 145th Street for $40/SF - 10,600 SF.
David Marciano & Isaac Shabot of KSR broker the sale of 272 4th Avenue for $15,000,000.
Queens, NY Kassin Sabbagh Realty, LLC has completed the sale of a 216,000 s/f as of right development site in the downtown area of the Far Rockaway neighborhood. Radson Development purchased the site at 19-38 Cornaga Ave. and 10-18 Beach 20th St. for $6 million.
Steven Pollan of KSR broker the sale of 19-38 Cornaga Ave, 10-18 Beach 20th St for $6,000,000.
Kassin Sabbagh Realty announced the sale of a retail condo at 285 Lafayette Street in Soho for $39.75 million. Ralph Tawil and Ben Ashkenazi sold the condo — which they bought for $36.25 million in 2015 — to Kushner Companies. Isaac Setton, Bunny Escava and Ally Dayon of KSA represented the sellers.
Kushner Cos. paid $39.8M for a retail condo at 285 Lafayette St., according to the brokerage on the deal, Kassin Sabbagh Realty. The building spans 31K SF, and the price per SF works out to be $1,282. The sellers were Ralph Tawil’s Centurion Realty and Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. The brokers on the deal were Isaac Setton, Bunny Escava and Ally Dayon of Kassin Sabbagh Realty. Read more at: https://www.bisnow.com/new-york/news/deal-sheet/this-weeks-ny-deal-sheet-99383?utm_source=CopyShare&utm_medium=Browser
A team from Kassin Sabbagh Realty led by Bunny Escava, vice president, along with Jeff Znaty and Ally Dayon, brokered the sale of 137 Second Avenue by a JV that includes investor Joel Schreiber, Jenny Haim and Josh Smith.
Kushner Companies has acquired a Soho retail condominium, continuing a buying spree that includes a major residential portfolio last month.
Bunny Escava, Ally Dayon and Isaac Setton of Kassin Sabbagh Realty marketed the offering, and they didn’t have to look far to find a buyer.
Oiji, 11 West 19th Street, Flatiron – 7,423 square feet & Dim Sum Palace Group, 28 West 56th Street, Plaza District – 6,000 square feet
Storage Deluxe, a Manhattan-based owner and developer, has acquired 74 Bogart Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn, for $45.5 million. The 80,000 s/f vacant warehouse will be redeveloped into a 200,000 s/f multi-story storage facility containing 4,000 rentable units.
Storage Deluxe has purchased an East Williamsburg development site for $45.5 million, where it plans to build a facility spanning about 220,000 square feet. A Kassin Sabbagh Realty team of Dan Myers, Steven Pollan, and Rachael Brook brokered the deal.
Kassin Sabbagh Realty’s Ceasar Salama and Joseph Ash brokered the sales of 113, 115 and 117 East 79th Street. Salama declined to comment on the status of the deals with the other two parcels.
CIM Group has picked up a luxury rental tower on the Upper East Side. Well, most of it at least. The Los Angeles-based investment firm paid $200 million for the residential portion of the property at 165 East 66th Street at the corner of Third Avenue, according to city property records filed Friday.
A 5,700-square-foot walk-up, center, in the Lenox Hill neighborhood of Manhattan sold for $7.5 million.
John Joseph Rivera of KSR and Alexander Galvez of Galvez Properties Realty Corp broker the sale of 1299 Jerome Ave for $5,400,000.
Iken Academy, a preschool, has signed a 15½-year lease for a 2,340-square-foot ground-floor space in this 17-story mixed-use Upper East Side co-op building. The residential address for the building, built in 1963, is 301 East 78th Street. The academy, which is moving from 351 East 74th Street, will open at its new location in September and received a six-month rent concession for its build-out. Each year, the rent is to go up 3 percent. The previous tenant was Bond NY Realty.
Isaac Setton & Bunny Escava from KSR broker the sale of 799 Lexington Ave for $7,500,000.
PNC Bank is helping Steven Guttman’s fine art storage company with its acquisition and renovation of a Brooklyn warehouse.
According to Kassin Sabbagh Realty, LLC, (KSR) UOVO, a provider of art, fashion and collections storage and services, has closed on the off-market sale of 105 Evergreen Ave. Totaling 150,000 s/f, the building is on a 77,000 s/f parcel in the Bushwick neighborhood.
Dill & Parsley was represented by vice president of retail leasing Marc Sitt and vice president Albert Manopla of Kassin Sabbagh Realty.Dig Inn was represented by director Michael Cohen and managing director Neal Ohm of RKF. The Durst Org. was represented in-house by managing director Ashley Mays.
Steven Guttman’s Uovo has purchased 105 Evergreen Avenue
The top Manhattan retail brokerages cranked out more deals, despite seeing their square footage totals drop, while Brooklyn firms rallied.
The one-time home of Crumbs Bake Shop on the Upper East Side has been sold in an off-market transaction. Currently home to a chocolate shop and a dry cleaner, the 5,000 s/f space at 1410-1418 Lexington Avenue traded hands for $6.2 million. JBL Associates, which developed the site in the 1990s, sold the ground-floor retail condo to the Zar Group. Bunny Escava and Jeffrey Znaty or Kassin Sabbagh Realty brokered the sale.
A rooftop bar coming to a new Midtown hotel should offer its patrons plenty of martinis—shaken, not stirred. Interior of 310 West 40th Street The bar from YJR Group at Abraham Noy’s 297-key Aliz Hotel on 310 West 40th Street will be 1960s-era James Bond themed, according to broker Yoni Hadar. It has signed a 10-year lease for 4,200 square feet and $27,500 per month at the location. Hadar and his colleague Albert Manopla, both of Kassin Sabbagh Realty, brokered the deal. The bar is expected to open in early January to hotel guests and members of the public. The hotel was designed by Fischer Makooi Architects and spans about 90,000 square feet.
Victor Sigoura’s Legion Investment Group has put together an assemblage on the Upper East Side for a ground-up residential condominium project, The Real Deal has learned. Sigoura’s firm paid more than $62 million total for the sites, in three separate transactions that give the developer about 72,000 buildable square feet. One of its investors on the project is Gindi Capital, the investment arm of the Gindi family.
FitHouse, 20 West 14th Street, Greenwich Village – 6,800 square feet The gym inked a 10-year lease for 6,800 square feet at 20 West 14th Street. Cushman & Wakefield represented the tenant, while Solomon Sharaby and Albert Manopla of Kassin Sabbagh Realty represented the landlord, Alan Jemal.
Gotham Foods, a franchisee of the Philadelphia-based chain, recently inked 10-year deals for 3,270 square feet in a former hair braiding shop at 4-14 West 125th Street and 300 square feet at Aion Partners’ 86 Chambers Street, according to Dan Myers, a managing director at Kassin Sabbagh Realty. Myers represented the tenant in both deals as well as the landlord, The Renatus Group, in Harlem.
Oxido inked a deal last week for 1,300 square feet on the ground floor at Zar Group’s 1450 Broadway between West 40th and West 41st Streets, according to Dan Myers, a managing director at Kassin Sabbagh Realty, who represented Oxido in the deal. Asking rent for the space was $350 per square foot.
Maui Onion Poke Bar plans to open its second location in the city with a new outpost in the Garment District, Commercial Observer has learned. The poké eatery inked a deal to open a 1,000-square-foot spot on the ground floor of Empire State Realty Trust‘s 501 Seventh Avenue between West 37th and West 38th Streets, a spokeswoman for ESRT said.
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) has signed long-term leases with Maui Onion Poke Bar at 501 Seventh Avenue and Made Man Barbershop at 1400 Broadway. Maui Onion delivers authentic Hawaiian dishes crafted with fresh ingredients to customers on-the-go. Made Man Barbershop, the trendy men's hairstylist recently featured in GQ, Vanity Fair, New York Times, and Men's Health, blends the classic comforts of the past with the contemporary hairstyling of today.
Made Man Barbershop—which Time Out has called one of the best salons for men’s haircuts—has inked a deal to open a new location in the Garment District, its first outside of Chelsea, Commercial Observer has learned. The antique-filled barbershop signed a 10-year lease for a 1,131-square-foot space on the ground floor of Empire State Realty Trust’s 1400 Broadway between West 38th and West 39th Streets, according to a spokeswoman for ESRT. The asking rent, as per the spokeswoman, was $130 per square foot. The shop is slated to open in September.
Fitness concept FitHouse is opening two new locations in Manhattan after launching its first one three months ago, Commercial Observer has learned. The boutique workout chain has signed a 6,800-square-foot deal at 20 West 14th Street, according to information provided by the tenant’s broker, Cushman & Wakefield. FitHouse will occupy the entire ground floor of the building, which is located between Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas in the Union Square area. The asking rent in the deal was $200 per square foot, according to a C&W spokeswoman. The deal is for 10 years, according to Albert Manopla of Kassin Sabbagh Realty, who represented landlord Jem Realty Management.
A Soho penthouse owned by celebrity photographer Ken Nahoum is heading for bankruptcy auction. The four-bedroom, 7,000-square-foot condominium at 95 Greene Street was initially listed for sale with a $20 million price tag in October through Luxury Property Group’s Joseph Ash and Douglas Elliman’s Ariel Cohen, Ash told The Real Deal. Matthew Bordwin of Keen-Summit Capital Partners is handling the auction.
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