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Robert Futterman

Chairman & CEO
RKF
355 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10175
(212) 286-9782
Website

Robert K. Futterman is the founder, chairman, and chief executive of RKF, the retail leasing and investment sales brokerage that bears his name. A four-time winner of the REBNY Retail Deal of the Year (2001, 2005, 2009 and 2010), he has been involved in transactions totaling more than $10 billion. He specializes in landlord and tenant representation, new construction, leasing, sales, and market analysis. Futterman grew up in Jericho, Long Island. He played a leading role revitalizing shopping streets and areas throughout New York City, including Union Square South, SoHo, Columbus Circle, and the Meatpacking District. He advised the Port Authority of NY & NJ on the World Trade Center redevelopment. Anything that's been vertical retail in New York, [RKF has] been involved in it, Futterman told the New York Times. He has played a role in re-launching the Shops at Desert Passage as the Miracle Mile Shops, a 475,000-square-foot shopping complex on the Las Vegas Strip.

Futterman dropped out of the University of Maryland and joined the retail brokerage Garrick-Aug Associates in 1983. In 1998, he left Garrick-Aug, which later shuttered, to found RKF with 22 employees. In 2012, he pleaded guilty to one felony and one misdemeanor count related to his 2011 arrest in Long Island on drunk driving charges on Sag Harbor Turnpike with four children under the age of 16 in his car. Futterman shares custody of two sons with his ex-wife.

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08/28/18
...of the existing broker reshuffling. For example, as Robert Futterman, founder of RKF, was finalizing a deal earlier this year to sell his firm...

08/15/18
...From left: Howard Lutnick, Barry Gosin and Robert Futterman UPDATED, Aug. 15, 3:42 p.m.: RKF has yet to lock down the majority of its...

08/08/18
...of the existing broker reshuffling. For example, as Robert Futterman, founder of RKF, was finalizing a deal earlier this year to sell his firm...

...of the existing broker reshuffling. For example, as Robert Futterman, founder of RKF, was finalizing a deal earlier this year to sell his firm...

05/30/18
...Secured’s hotels team and agreed to acquire Robert Futterman’s retail-centric brokerage RKF. Cushman, meanwhile, significantly ramped up its investment-sales operation in New...

05/23/18
...project's residential marketing however, disputed that interpretation. RKF's Robert Futterman, Peter Whitenack and Jackie Totolo are marketing the property's retail space. RKF did not...

03/29/18
...Robert Futterman, Joanne Podell, Peter Riguardi and Dustin Stolly We're just putting the finishing touches on...

03/06/18
...at Howard Hughes Corporation's Pier 17 at 80 South Street. Robert Futterman, Joshua Strauss, Benjamin Zack and Spencer Levy of RKF represented the tenant and the...

01/10/18
...From left: Howard Lutnick, Barry Gosin and Robert Futterman On the heels of a lukewarm initial public offering, Newmark Knight Frank is close...

12/26/17
...oversupply of inventory has finally started to shrink. Robert Futterman During the third quarter, the number of available spaces on the borough’s top...

...oversupply of inventory has finally started to shrink. Robert Futterman During the third quarter, the number of available spaces on the borough’s top...

10/09/17
...the likes of Taconic Investment Partners, Steve Witkoff, Robert Futterman and more. Produced by Jhila Farzaneh and Kerry Barger. Interview conducted by Hiten Samtani...

08/25/17
...store is always going to be necessary," said Robert Futterman, CEO of retail brokerage RKF. "And those stores will always want to be in...

08/17/17
...brick and mortar shops -- but RKF chief Robert Futterman sees it more as a symbiotic relationship. "Online retailers that have a bricks and...

08/15/17
...Deal's Hudson Yards headquarters, RKF founder and CEO Robert Futterman said he thinks it could be the other way around. "I think Billy was...

...that turned into overpaying,” said seasoned retail broker Robert Futterman, chairman and CEO of RKF. “Now an adjustment is happening, and the rents they...

05/25/17
...are the new "experiential" type, according to RKF's Robert Futterman, who added that he is working on representing licensees of movie rights who would...

05/23/17
...reality of lower rents and bigger contributions,” said Robert Futterman, of the retail-focused brokerage RKF. But at the same time, tenants are closing some...

01/18/17
...Rosen and Michael Fuchs, Simon Shkury, Simon Ziff, Robert Futterman, Peter Riguardi, Ziel Feldman, David Falk, Kevin Maloney, Edward Minskoff, Peter Hauspurg, Darcy Stacom...

12/15/16
...either. Also spotted: Kramer Levin's Jay Neveloff, RKF's Robert Futterman, Stephen Plavin of Blackstone Mortgage Trust (an affiliate of the Blackstone Group), Eastern Consolidated's...

12/06/16
...Japan's leading retail and restaurant brands,” RKF CEO Robert Futterman said in a statement. RKF has worked with Japanese brands in the U.S...

07/29/16
...the lease. RKF's Ike Bibi, Brandon Eisenman and Robert Futterman had been marketing the space, which totals 42,367 square feet, including 24,735 square feet on the...

...such a booming asset class in real estate? Robert Futterman The most obvious answer is that many investors and observers don’t believe that...

06/15/16
...The Real Deal polled ResiModel's Elliot Vermes, RKF's Robert Futterman and Goodwin Procter's John Ferguson to find out what they’re reading, how the...

...hiring advice has been extremely valuable to me. Robert Futterman Chairman & CEO, RKF What are you reading right now? I’m reading “Zeckendorf...
RKF, Vice Chairman
521 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 331-0132
Ariel Schuster, an executive vice president at RKF, has developed a niche bringing...
RKF, Vice Chairman
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Barry Fishbach, an executive vice president at RKF, a retail leasing and investment...
RKF, Executive Vice President
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David Rosenberg, an executive vice president and partner at RKF, a retail leasing...
RKF, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Communications
521 Fifth Avenue, Floor 7, New York, NY, (212) 331-0135
Elyse Bandel, is an executive vice president in charge of marketing and communications...
RKF, Executive Vice President
521 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 916-3367
Gary Alterman is an executive vice president and top retail broker who represents...
RKF, Associate Broker
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Jeff Fishman is an executive vice president at RKF, a retail leasing and...
RKF, Executive Vice President
521 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 331-0126
Joshua Strauss, an executive vice president at RKF, a retail leasing and investment...
RKF, Vice Chairman
521 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 331-0116
Karen Bellantoni is an executive vice president at RKF, a retail leasing and...
RKF, Real Estate Salesperson
521 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY, (212) 599-3700
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  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 80 South Street
  • Neighborhood Financial District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 11,000
  • Publication Date 02/28/2018
  • Event Date 02/27/2018
  • Party 1 Howard Hughes Corporation
  • Party 1 Brokerage RKF
  • Party 1 Broker Robert Futterman, Joshua Strauss, Benjamin Zack, Spencer Levy
  • Party 2 Noho Hospitality Group
  • Party 2 Brokerage RKF
  • Party 2 Broker Robert Futterman, Joshua Strauss, Benjamin Zack, Spencer Levy
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The restaurant group inked a lease for the first floor and mezzanine level at Pier 17 in the Financial District.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 855 Sixth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Penn Plaza
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 46,500
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The department store signed a lease for its second Manhattan location.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 500 East 15th Street
  • Neighborhood Union Square
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 27,306
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The department store giant signed a lease.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 410 West 14th Street
  • Neighborhood West Village
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 2,500
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The European shoe and accessories brand signed a long-term lease for a new location.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 152 Spring Street
  • Neighborhood Soho
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 3,000
notes
The fashion company signed a lease.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 11 Times Square
  • Neighborhood Times Square
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 21,000
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The Mexican-themed restaurant signed a lease.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 11 Times Square
  • Neighborhood Times Square
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 2,500
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The frozen yogurt chain signed a lease for another location.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 542-580 Second Avenue
  • Neighborhood Kips Bay
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 42,000
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The grocery chain signed a long-term lease for another location. The new market is scheduled to open in November 2012.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 305 Bleecker Street
  • Neighborhood West Village
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 6,250
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The women's apparel retailer signed a lease.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 20 West 57th Street
  • Neighborhood Plaza District
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 7,700
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The home furnishings and gifts retailer signed a long-term lease to relocate its store. It is currently located at 14 West 57th Street.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 550 Second Avenue
  • Neighborhood Kips Bay
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 42,000
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The grocery chain signed a long-term lease for another location. The new market is scheduled to open in November 2012.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 641 Sixth Avenue
  • Neighborhood Chelsea
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 15,584
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The office supplies chain signed a long-term lease for 4,696 square feet on the ground floor and 10,888 square feet on the lower level.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 980 Madison Avenue
  • Neighborhood Upper East Side
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 2,037
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The Parisian fashion label signed a lease for its third Manhattan location.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 980 Madison Avenue
  • Neighborhood Upper East Side
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 3,770
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The contemporary clothing line signed a lease for another Manhattan location.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 980 Madison Avenue
  • Neighborhood Upper East Side
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 4,338
  • Publication Date 06/01/2012
  • Event Date 04/22/2012
  • Party 1 RFR Holding
  • Party 1 Brokerage RKF
  • Party 1 Broker Robert Futterman, Beth Rosen, Jackie Totolo
  • Party 2 Rebecca Taylor
  • Party 2 Brokerage Dallimore & Company, Lansco
  • Party 2 Broker Simon Dallimore
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The women's designer label signed a lease for its third Manhattan location. The space consists of 1,901 square feet on the ground floor and 2,437 square feet on the lower level.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 1230 Third Avenue
  • Neighborhood Lenox Hill
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 14,564
  • Publication Date 07/01/2011
  • Event Date 05/22/2011
  • Party 1 Tower East Properties Corporation, 190 East 72nd St. Corporation
  • Party 1 Brokerage Cushman & Wakefield
  • Party 1 Broker Gene Spiegelman, Michael O'Neil
  • Party 2 Anthropologie
  • Party 2 Brokerage RKF
  • Party 2 Broker Robert Futterman, Beth Rosen, Wade McDevitt, Stephen Plourde
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The clothing and accessories retailer signed a lease. The space includes 5,051 square feet on the ground floor and 9,513 square feet on the lower level.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 229 West 43rd Street
  • Neighborhood Times Square
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 30,000
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The discount retail chain signed a long-term lease for another location.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 123 Wooster Street
  • Neighborhood Soho
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 1,993
  • Publication Date 02/01/2011
  • Event Date 12/23/2010
  • Party 1 130 Prince Associates
  • Party 1 Brokerage RKF
  • Party 1 Broker Robert Futterman, Beth Rosen, Pamela Haber
  • Party 2 Barbour
  • Party 2 Brokerage Golden Oak Development LLC
  • Party 2 Broker David Dumeer
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The outerwear retailer signed a lease for its second Manhattan location.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 15 Little West 12th Street
  • Neighborhood West Village
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 32,000
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The furniture retailer signed a lease for multilevel space. The reported asking rent on the ground floor was $250 per square foot.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 350 West Broadway
  • Neighborhood Soho
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 11,137
  • Publication Date 12/01/2010
  • Event Date 10/22/2010
  • Party 1 Brokerage RKF
  • Party 1 Broker Peggy Whitenack, Robert Futterman
  • Party 2 Nordstrom
  • Party 2 Brokerage RKF
  • Party 2 Broker Robert Cohen
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The department store signed a lease to open a new concept shop in the two-story retail portion of the residential condo building. Although launched by Nordstrom, the store will have little affiliation to the department store brand, according to a spokesperson for the department store.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 350 Amsterdam Avenue
  • Neighborhood Upper West Side
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 3,012
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The toy store signed a lease at the base of the Harrison condo building.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 350 Amsterdam Avenue
  • Neighborhood Upper West Side
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 7,316
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The sporting goods retailer signed a long-term lease for another location. The new space is located at the base of luxury condo the Harrison.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 240 East 86th Street
  • Neighborhood Yorkville
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 45,263
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The grocery chain signed a long-term lease for its eighth New York metro-area location.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 345 Park Avenue South
  • Neighborhood Flatiron
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 7,675
  • Publication Date 09/01/2010
  • Event Date 07/23/2010
  • Party 1 RFR Holding
  • Party 1 Brokerage RKF
  • Party 1 Broker Robert Futterman, Joshua Strauss, Michael Worthman
  • Party 2 Doral Bank
  • Party 2 Brokerage William Crisp Realty
  • Party 2 Broker William Crisp
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The bank signed a lease.
  • Event Retail Leasing
  • Address 100 10th Avenue
  • Neighborhood Chelsea
  • Borough Manhattan
  • Square feet 4,266
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The Spanish-Mediterranean restaurant inked a lease for its third Manhattan location. The reported asking rent was $125 per square foot.
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