Real Estate Board of New York Announces Nominees for Annual Sales of the Year Awards Competition

The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) has announced the 2021 Outstanding Sales Deals that will compete for its coveted Sales Brokers Most Ingenious Deal of the Year Awards. Following virtual events over the past two years, the winners will again be announced at an in-person ceremony and cocktail reception on April 13 at Convene (117 West 46th Street).

Conceived in 1944, the member competition honors ingenuity and ingenuity in solving difficult problems in real estate negotiations. Winners are selected from the disciplines of sales, finance and leasing, each proving that brokers are not just intermediaries but driving forces shaping the trajectory of the city. Each discipline must have a minimum of three concurrent transactions for recognition in their respective discipline that were completed by December 31 of the previous year. Submissions are then judged on their ingenuity, creativity and professional skill. The judges include prominent real estate lenders, real estate attorneys, property owners and the two current chairs of the Sales Brokers Committee. If one or both presidents are in conflict, they can choose a previous president to take their place.

“This year’s Deal of the Year candidates are creating economic momentum for New York City at a critical stage on the path to long-term recovery,” REBNY Chairman James Whelan said. “These creative and resourceful deals are yet another reminder that when real estate professionals succeed, the whole city benefits from their ingenuity. We applaud all brokers who submit and look forward to coming together in person to celebrate their accomplishments. »

Over the years, the Most Ingenious Sales Brokers of the Year awards have been named to commemorate several past recipients and legendary sales brokers. First-place award honors five-time winner Henry Hart Rice; second place commemorates Robert T. Lawrence and third place honors Edward S. Gordon.

Sales Broker Committee Co-Chairs Michael Rudder of Rudder Property Group and Woody Heller of Branton Realty Services will lead the event. Tickets to attend the ceremony can be purchased here. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13. REBNY also offers sponsorship opportunities to help support this iconic competition and showcase your organization at the ceremony. You can find more information about sponsorship opportunities here.

The candidates for this year’s competition in each discipline are:

Finance
• “5Pointz, a $700 million residential work of art in Long Island City” – 22-44 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
Depositing brokers: Andrew J. Singer and Kathleen McSharry (Avison Young)
• “A Union Dream Team – $204 Million Build-to-Lease Loan for 311 West 42nd Street” – 311 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Depositing brokers Andrew J. Singer and Kathleen McSharry (Avison Young)
• “Terminal Warehouse ($1.25 billion)” – 261 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10001
Depositing brokers: James Millon and Tom Traynor (CBRE Capital Markets)

To rent
• “A ‘Gem’ of a Formula – Maintaining an Industry at 608 Fifth Avenue” – 608 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10020
Filing brokers: Jarod Stern (Savills) and Michael Affronti (CBRE)
• “Broadway Show with Signature Bank” – 1400 Broadway, New York, NY 10018
Depositing brokers: Scott Klau, Erik Harris and Neil Rubin (Newmark); Michael Cohen, Andrew Roos and Howard Japlowitz (Colliers)
• “Can you hear me now? – How Verizon made a strong statement signing an anchor lease during the Covid-19 pandemic” – 155 Delancey Street, New York, NY 10002
Depositing Broker: Josh Kuriloff (Cushman & Wakefield)
• “Chubb’s belief in New York is evident with the commitment of the headquarters at 550 Madison” – 550 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022
Filing brokers: John G. Nugent and Christopher W. Mansfield (CBRE)
• “Creating New York’s New ‘Justice Hub’ at 49 Thomas Street” – 49 Thomas Street, New York, NY 10013
Filing Brokers: Craig L. Reicher and Christopher W. Mansfield (CBRE) • “How to Sublet Space During a Pandemic – Create Your Own Co-Working Operation” – 437 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022 Filing Broker: Ruth Colp-Haber (Wharton Property Advisors, Inc.)
• “I’ll Drink Until That: Navigating pandemic shutdowns, haunted offices, a surprise election in Japan, and an eleventh-hour rival, David Kleinhandler and Joe Cybulski secure 100,000 square feet for Spirits Company Beam Suntory at 11 Madison Avenue” – 11 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010
Filing brokers: David M. Kleinhandler and Joseph R. Cybulski (CBRE)
• “If we build it, they will come” – 17 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023
Filing Brokers: Matthew Astrachan, Mitchell Konsker and Daniel Posy (JLL) • “It’s not brain surgery, but…” – 403 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10075
Depositing brokers: Mitti Libersohn and Arthur Mirante (Avison Young)
• “Rescued From the Brink: How JLL Structured and Ressuscitated the Mount Sinai Deal” – 787 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10019 Filing Brokers: Rob Martin and Barbara Winter (JLL)
• “Broadcasting into the future: CBRE activates Roku’s growth vision in Manhattan, helping the company quadruple its space, add world-class amenities and display its logo at the crossroads of the world” – 5 Times Square, New York, NY 10036
Filing brokers: Sacha Zarba and Frederick Fackelmayer (CBRE)
• “Wharton Property Advisors Breaks Protocol to Secure Pandemic’s Largest Sublease” – 55 Water Street, New York, NY 10041
Filing Broker: Ruth Colp-Haber (Wharton Property Advisors, Inc.)
• “Wharton Property Advisors is moving an East Harlem healthcare mainstay no landlord wanted” – 35 East 110th Street, New York, NY 10029
Filing Broker: Ruth Colp-Haber (Wharton Property Advisors, Inc.)

Sale
• “576 Fifth Avenue” – 576 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10036
Filing Broker: Zach Redding (B6 Real Estate Advisors)
• “Cap Gains, Debt Maturation and COVID 731 Flushing Avenue: A Deal in Three Clever Acts” – 731 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Depositing Broker: Benn Tapper (Lee & Associates)
• “How to bring an opposing family and their seven lawyers together to complete a complex multi-family portfolio sale” – 12 buildings on the Upper East Side
Depositing brokers: James Nelson and Brandon Polakoff (Avison Young)
• “Into the Wild: Savills navigates the chaos to find school sites in the Bronx” – 75 Canal Street West, Bronx, NY 10451 and 501 Gerard Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451
Depositing Broker: David Carlos (Savills)
• “Long Island City Development Site Sale” – 2-33 50th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
Depositing Broker: Bob Knakal (JLL)
• “The Bronx 2k Portfolio” – 48 buildings in the Bronx*, Bronx, NY
Filing brokers: Shimon Shkury and Victor Sozio (Ariel Property Advisors) • “The Denizen” –54 Noll Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206; 123 Melrose Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Filing Broker: Helen Hwang (Meridian Capital Group LLC)
• “The Orthodox Union: Certainly Confident in the Future of New York City” – 40 Rector Street, New York, NY 10006
Depositing brokers: Mark S. Weiss and Alan Wildes (Cushman & Wakefield)
• “Trust, Ping-Pong and Homemade Honey” – 1260 Broadway, New York, NY 10001
Filing brokers: Eric Anton and Nelson Lee (Marcus and Millichap)
• “Young Adult Institute/ iHope School at 825 Seventh Avenue” – 825 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019
Depositing Broker: Matthew Astrachan (JLL)

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