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Real estate players capitalize on Fashion Week to win over designers looking for retail space

October 07, 2014 04:30PM
By Claire Moses

At the Victor de Souza Runway Show, from left: Esther Muller, President of the Academy for Continuing Education; real estate investor Errol Rappaport; Faith Hope Consolo, chair of Douglas Elliman’s Retail Group; actress Darielle Gilad; and Joseph Aquino, executive vice president of Douglas Elliman’s Retail Group

At the Victor de Souza Runway Show, from left: Esther Muller, Errol Rappaport, Faith Hope Consolo, Darielle Gilad and Joseph Aquino

From the October issue: Fashion Week in New York City isn’t just for celebrities, glossy magazine editors and design house executives.

The event is also a key networking opportunity for real estate players and retail brokers. “A lot of these designers have replaced Madison Avenue with Soho or the Meatpacking District,” said Faith Hope Consolo, chairman of Douglas Elliman’s retail division.  [more]