August 3, 2020
The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) announced winners of its 22nd Annual Retail Deal of the Year Awards at a virtual ceremony held July 30. Both deals revolved around Downtown properties.
Steven Soutendijk of Cushman & Wakefield and Fred Posniak of Empire State Realty Trust led the event, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Citymeals on Wheels
Recognized as the most meaningful transaction in its overall characteristics and importance to the New York City retail market, “City Winery Pier 57: A Deal a Decade in the Making” at Pier 57, transacted by Peter Braus of Lee & Associates NYC, was honored as The Most Significant Retail Deal of the Year.
Demonstrating exceptional ingenuity and creativity, The Most Ingenious Retail Deal of the Year title was awarded to: “Mischief Managed: CBRE Secures a Home for the First Harry Potter Wizarding World Store in the United States in the Flatiron District” at 935 Broadway / 161 Fifth Ave., transacted by CBRE’s Richard Hodos, Joel Stephen and Michael Remer. This is Hodos’ second time winning a REBNY Retail Deal of the Year Award.
Pictured: City Winery’s store at Pier 57.
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