A Brooklyn native and graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's business program the Wharton School (hence his firm's name), Sutton got his start brokering store sites for Payless Shoes in the outer boroughs. He gradually parlayed that into a major fortune. His clients and tenants have included brand names such as American Eagle, Nike and Prada.
Sutton was born in 1960 and lives in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn with other members of New York's Syrian Jewish community. He also has a summer home in Deal, New Jersey.
The apparel retailer signed a lease for ground-floor and mezzanine-level space in a retail project that will also be tenanted by Burlington Coat Factory and Whole Foods, the New York Post reported. The asking rent on the ground floor was $160 per square foot, according to the Post.
The fashion retailer signed a 15-year lease for multilevel space, the New York Post reported. The space consists of 1,500 square feet on the ground floor, 6,000 square feet on the lower level and 6,700 square feet on each of the second and third floors.
The property sold for $39.75 million, the New York Post reported. The buyers acquired the building as a tenants-in-common entity, a form of joint ownership of property. The group plans to redevelop the building into a Class A office and retail property after current tenant Israeli Discount Bank's lease for the upper nine floors runs out at the end of the year, according to the paper.
The property sold to the 50-50 partnership for $8.38 million, or about $652 per square foot. The buyers plan to demolish the building in order to expand the selling area at a large retail project they are developing next door. The purchase figures into the larger repositioning of the landmarked four-story I. Miller Building at 1552 Broadway, which will be combined with the lower floors of the neighboring office building at 1560 Broadway. Those buildings are adjacent to the newly acquired structure.
The apparel retailer signed a 15-year lease for a new store, the New York Post reported. Slated to open in fall 2013, the four-story building will be reconfigured into three stories to allow for higher ceilings, according to the paper.
The thrift-store operator signed a 15-year lease to open a Unique Thrift Store. The reported asking rent for the space, comprising the basement, ground, second and third floors, was $35 per square foot.
The shoes and accessories retailer signed a 15-year lease. The lease of the previous tenant, Bath & Body Works, was bought out to accommodate Cole Haan, which plans to open the new store by fall 2009. The reported asking rent was $375 per square foot.
The apparel retailer signed a 15-year lease for a four-level space. The reported asking rent was in the $900-per-square-foot range. The new store could also support a 250-foot-high signage tower and 14,500 square feet of display space.
The fashion house signed a lease for a new location in the former Western Beef building, where Apple is opening a store. The reported asking rent for a smaller space in the building was $500 per square foot, compared to the $75-per-square-foot price from two years ago for retail space in the area.
The joint venture between Sutton and SL Green inked a deal with a partner in the Pure nightclub in Las Vegas. The new club, which is taking space formerly occupied by Noche, will span three high floors above the street level, as well as a penthouse aerie and possibly a rooftop level. The asking rent is a reported $2 million per year.
A $165 million first mortgage with a rate of 5.78 percent over a 10-year interest only term was secured for the property, which comprises approximately 100,000 sf square feet of class A office space and 23,000 square feet of retail space. A $35 million mezzanine loan from SL Green was arranged concurrently. comm. building.