The Real Deal New York

Who reigns in retail?

An exclusive TRD analysis pinpoints Manhattan’s top brokerages — and those who are dominating the most active leasing corridors

May 04, 2012 10:30AM
By Adam Pincus

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Christopher Owles, a principal at Sinvin Real Estate, which did more Soho deals in the past year than any other firm (credit: Chris Martin)

From the May issue: While Fifth Avenue, Madison Avenue and Times Square still hold the mantle for the city’s most expensive retail rents, brokers are headed downtown because that’s where the deals are. Indeed, the ever-popular Soho saw more retail leasing activity in the last year than any other neighborhood in Manhattan — by a long shot, according to an analysis by The Real Deal. The rankings not only looked at which of firms did the most business, but who dominated in a few of the city’s most active retail areas Soho, Upper Madison Avenue and the Lower East Side[more]