Futterman named among REBNY retail deal of the year award contenders

May 17, 2010 06:18PM

alternate textFrom left: Robert Futterman and 229 West 43rd Street; Chase Welles and East River Plaza; and Jedd Nero and 798 11th Avenue

The Real Estate Board of New York announced the nine contenders for its “Retail Deal of the Year” awards today, a competition that honors ingenious and influential real estate transactions (see the full list of contenders below). Included in the list was the controversial deal at the Times Square building at 229 West 43rd Street, through which retail brokerage Lansco claims it was cheated out of a $1 million commission. Robert Futterman of the eponymous firm represented the property owner, Africa Israel, in the deal and was named in the nomination. Other top deals submitted included the Costco lease at East River Plaza at 521 East 116th Street and the Volkswagen Group lease at 798 Eleventh Avenue. See full list of nominees below. TRD

Anthropologie lease at the Chelsea Market at 75 Ninth Avenue
Robert Futterman, Karen Bellantoni and Beth Rosen — Robert K. Futterman & Associates

Leasing the East River Plaza at 517 East 117th Street
Peter Ripka — Ripco Real Estate

Triennale Design Museum at 40 West 53rd Street
Michael Stone and David Tricarico — Cushman & Wakefield

Costco lease at East River Plaza at 521 East 116th Street
Chase Welles and Peter Ripka — Northwest Atlantic Real Estate Services and Ripco Real Estate, respectively

STK at the Grace Building at 1114 Avenue of the Americas
Kim Mogull — Mogull Realty

Kimaya: from Mumbai to Madison Avenue at 717 Madison Avenue
Faith Hope Consolo and Joseph Aquino — Prudential Douglas Elliman

Times Square building at 229 West 43rd Street
Robert Futterman — Robert K. Futterman & Associates

Volkswagen Group lease at 798 11th Avenue
Jedd Nero — CB Richard Ellis

Mangia e Bevi lease at 200 Fifth Avenue
David LaPierre and Paul Amrich — CB Richard Ellis