Darrell Rubens leaves Winick after 21 years

Broker denies rift with Jeff Winick

Jeff Winick and Darrell Rubens
Jeff Winick and Darrell Rubens

Retail broker Darrell Rubens is leaving Winick Realty after more than 20 years, but denied rumors that he fell out with company head Jeff Winick.

“I am trying to figure out my future as we speak,” the 45-year-old told the Commercial Observer. “I thought of them as family. I was there for 21 years and it was time for a change.”

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Rubens, who recently brokered Biscuit & Bath’s lease at 71 Broadway, is the latest agent to leave Winick, following Michael Gleicher, Diana Boutross, who went to Cushman & Wakefield, Zach Mishaan, who left for RKF.

As retail leasing slowed over the past two years, brokerages find themselves under more competitive pressure. Earlier this year, Winick launched an investment sales division. [CO] — Konrad Putzier