Robert K. Futterman & Associates.Robert K. Futterman & Associates (RKF RKF Rapid Knowledge Formation ), has added six retail real estate professionals.
Todd Wenzel joined RKF as vice president with RKF Retail Property Advisors. Wenzel has more than 10 years of experience working in retail leasing and development. Prior to joining RKF, Mr. Wenzel was the founder and president of Elite Development Group, Inc. a commercial real estate development and brokerage company in Syracuse, N.Y.
John Harding, a 25-year veteran of the restaurant and hospitality industry has joined the firm as director, focusing an uncovering opportunities and identifying high profile sites for restaurants and food establishments. Prior to joining RKF, Harding was an independent marketing and strategic planning Strategic planning is an organization's process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy, including its capital and people. consultant working for Restaurant Marketing Associates, The Fireman Hospitality Group, Great Performances and Wine Australia.
Christopher Richards has joined RKF as director, consulting services. Richards will work with targeted retailers to develop comprehensive expansion strategies. Previously, he was a senior director with Polo Ralph Lauren Polo Ralph Lauren (NYSE: RL) is American fashion designer Ralph Lauren's luxury lifestyle company. Polo Ralph Lauren specializes in high-end casual/semi-formal wear for men and women, as well as accessories, fragrance, and housewares. , specializing in strategic planning for the retailer's international store network, and a director of Tiffany & Co.'s global retail division.
Marc Turkewitz joined as director specializing in landlord and tenant representation. Turkewitz has extensive experience representing luxury retailers including Curve, a Los Angeles-based celebrity-driven boutique, Montmarte and Zibetto Espresso Bar. Previously, he was an associate with CB Richard Ellis CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. NYSE: CBG is a multinational real estate corporation currently based in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.. On December 20, 2006, the corporation, also known as CBRE, completed acquisition of Trammell Crow Co. in a transaction valued at $2. .
Josh Kleinberg has joined RKF as director further enhancing the firm's thriving practice in the outer boroughs of New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of . Kleinberg specializes in retail leasing with a concentration in owner and tenant representation throughout the New York Metropolitan area New York–Northern New Jersey–Long Island is the most populous metropolitan area in the United States and the third most populous in the world, after Tokyo and Mexico City. . Prior to joining RKF, Kleinberg was at HentzeDor Real Estate, Inc. where he represented commercial, residential and industrial tenants including the New York City Department of Education The New York City Department of Education is the branch of municipal government in New York City that manages the city's public school system. The school system these schools form is the largest system in the United States. Over 1. , Enterprise RentA-Car, Newsday, Sears Roebuck and Co. and Dunkin Donuts.
Jason Amirian joined RKF as an associate specializing in landlord and tenant representation in Manhattan. Prior to RKF, Amirian was associate director at Lansco where he provided strategic real estate services to office and retail tenants. While at Lansco, he secured a 3,600-square-foot retail space for Madison Menswear in Lower Manhattan and an office space for a hedge fund hedge fund, in finance, a highly speculative, largely unregulated investment device. Originating in the 1950s, the funds "hedge" by offsetting "short" positions (borrowing a security and then selling it at a higher price before repaying the lender) against "long" in Midtown.