New York City brokerages ramp up at ICSC

Manhattan firms sending more attendees to annual conference, taking larger booths

Dec.December 08, 2014 01:38 PM
Total 2014Total 2013Change
1RKF 3934 14.7%
2Winick Realty Group33280.179
3Cushman & Wakefield31270.148
4Meridian Capital Group31240.292
5Newmark Grubb Knight Frank2936-0.194

If you are seeing more familiar faces on the floor of the International Council of Shopping Centers’ annual New York National Deal Making Conference this year, it’s not your imagination.

While the total number of registered attendees from New York City firms rose by about 8 percent compared with last year, the rise was about twice that for local brokerage firms.
The two-day conference, which kicks off today, is being held for the first time at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Manhattan’s West Side.

The 29 brokerage firms that registered four or more attendees this year are sending a total of 404 individuals to the event, or 60 more than last year. Total attendance from a wider group of New York City-based companies — including owners, tenants and law firms — rose from 1,049 in 2013 to 1,135 this year, according to The Real Deal‘s analysis of data from the ICSC website. 

The brokerage RKF, led by CEO Robert Futterman, has the highest number of registered attendees, with 39, up from 34 last year.  Meridian Capital Group, No. 4 on the list, added seven attendees, bumping its total to 31. Meridian said it was sending more people because the firm is expanding its business brokering loans related to stores. 

Total 2014
Total 2013Change
Winick Realty Group
3 Cushman & Wakefield3127 14.8%
Meridian Capital Group
5 Newmark Grubb Knight Frank2936 -19.5%
7Massey Knakal Realty Services241560.0%
8Ripco Real Estate Corp.222010.0%
9Marcus & Millichap2017-29.4%
10SRS Real Estate Partners161145.0%
11CPEX Real Estate12933.0%
12Lee & Associates NYC1214-0.143
14Stan Johnson Company10911.1%
15Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group10666.7%
16ABS Partners Real Estate880.0%
17SCG Retail8714.3%
18RCS Real Estate Advisors7616.7%
19Eastern Consolidated770.0%
20Casandra Properties67-14.3%
21Sholom & Zuckerbrot Realty6450.0%
22Colliers International56-16.7%
23Sabre Real Estate Group52150.0%
24Savills Studley5366.7%
25Sperry Van Ness50n/a
26Avison Young4333.3%
27Dartmouth Company42100%
28Laura Pomerantz Real Estate4333.3%
29Zelnik & Company440.0%
List total40434417.4%
Source: The Real Deol analysis of International Council of Shopping Center data.
“Meridian continues to grow its retail financing practice and as a result has invested in a larger and more significant booth as well as more participants in the conference,” a company spokesperson said in a statement to TRD
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, which rounded out the top five, was one of the few large firms to actually cut back on the number of attendees, from 36 attendees to 29 this year. The firm declined to comment.

The biggest percentage increase in the number of attendees was from Massey Knakal Realty Services, which added nine people to bring their total to 24, a 60 percent hike. 

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