REBNY’s 2009 ‘ingenious deals’ nominees

From left: Woody Heller of Studley; Robert Knakal of Massey Knakal; Michael Rotchford of Cushman & Wakefield; Eric Deutsch of CB Richard Ellis; Barry Rosner of Newmark Knight Frank and Barry Gosin of Newmark Knight Frank  

The Real Estate Board of New York has announced the nominees for its annual “Ingenious Deal of the Year” awards. They range from the $100 million sale at 515 Madison Avenue by Studley’s Woody Heller and Will Silverman to the sale and leaseback financing deal in the New York Times Building by Michael Rotchford of Cushman & Wakefield (see the full list of nominees below). Winners will be revealed at a reception tonight.

For sales:

“Rubik’s Cube or Real Estate Deal: Sale of 127-133 East 79th
Street and related transactions”

Brokers: Ira Schuman & Daniel Horowitz, Studley

“The $100 million sale of a majority interest of the fee And senior leaseholds at 515 Madison Avenue

Brokers: Woody Heller & Will Silverman, Studley

“How to Prevent a Fire Sale on a Portfolio af Firehouses — the sale of
240 West 30th Street, 12 Dean Street and 84 West 3rd Street”

Brokers: Edward Midgley & Timothy Sheehan, CB Richard Ellis

“NYC Realty Corp. Portfolio”

Broker: John Ciraulo, Massey Knakal Realty Services

“The sale of 26 West 47th Street”

Broker: Robert Knakal, Massey Knakal Realty Services

For leases:

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“Nasdaq Market Site — A Sign Seen Round the World”

Broker: Jonathan Serko, Cushman & Wakefield

“CV Starr & Co., Expansion and Consolidation of Offices”

Broker: John Picco, Cushman & Wakefield

“School Of Hard Knocks: DeVry Inc.’s 62,000-square-foot lease at 180 Madison Avenue”

Brokers: Simon Wasserberger and Glenn Isaacson, CB Richard Ellis

“ImClone’s $180 Million, 100,000-square-foot anchor lease at East River Science Park”

Brokers: John Isaacs and Timothy Dempsey, CB Richard Ellis

“LaGuardia Community College”

Broker: Barry Rosner, Newmark Knight Frank

“Closing the Gap Downtown — Finding the Perfect Fit At 60 Thomas/40
Worth Street”

Brokers: Eric Deutsch and Ken Meyerson, CB Richard Ellis

“Building a Landmark Educational Facility at 25 Broadway: Claremont
Preparatory School”

Broker: Howard Kesseler, Newmark Knight Frank

“Unfreezing the Market: Orrick Relocates to Blackrock” (Joint Submission)

Brokers: Barry Gosin and Moshe Sukenik, Newmark Knight Frank
Broker: Frank Doyle, Jones Lang LaSalle

For financing:

“24 West 57th Street”
Brokers: Simon Ziff and Russell Schildkraut, The
Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group

“Sale and leaseback financing of a condo interest in the New York
Times Building”

Broker: Michael Rotchford, Cushman & Wakefield

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