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Gala launch of W&H properties brand attracts 500; puts one in Mercedes-Benz; sends one to super bowl.

Over 480 brokers and other real estate professionals gathered at 1359 Broadway recently to learn more about the new brand, W&H Properties. The gathering was held on a full floor that has been newly demolished and prepared for tenant installation. The event featured presentations from CB Richard Ellis, Cushman & Wakefield, and Newmark for the entire W&H portfolio, which includes The Lincoln Building (60 East 42nd Street), 250 West 57th Street, 501 Seventh Avenue, The International Toy Center (200 Fifth Avenue and 1107 Broadway), and 1359 Broadway.

Hundreds of attendees had visited the properties in preparation for the event and saw first hand the changes underway at the W&H portfolio. To qualify for the grand prizes, brokers had to visit at least four of the properties. Everyone at the party learned about W&H advantages: choice locations, top-to-bottom capital improvements, restored Pre-War architecture and new modern amenities, highly motivated ownership and management, and 100% commissions on signing ... almost $5 million paid in 2003 year to date and more than $8.2 million more to go for available space on hand!

Adding to the excitement of the evening were the great prizes awarded in a raffle. Mercedes Santana of Crosby Realty won a Super Bowl XXXVIII package, and J. Tony Calderone of Garrick-Aug Associates garnered a free 3-year lease for a brand new Mercedes-Benz. Laptops or flat screen TVs were awarded to William O. Berkis, Jr. of MHP Commercial Brokerage Services; James S. Saunders of Newmark & Company Real Estate; Jesse H. Wildrick of CB Richard Ellis; Mitchel A. Baffa of Newmark New Spectrum Retail, LLC; Timothy G. Farrell of Joseph P. Day Realty Corporation; and Richard J. Pugatch of The Hunter Realty Organization, LLC.

The Fisk Building Team: David E. Malawer, Paul DePedro, George P. Fabian, and Barry J. Zeller, Senior Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Kenneth M. Krasnow, Senior Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield and Scott Pudalov, Executive Vice President, CB Richard Ellis

Elizabeth R. Houley, Senior Managing Director, Newmark, Craig Lemle, Julian J. Studley, Inc., Victor Menkin, Menkin Realty, Scott Pudalov. CBRE, Mark Weiss, Exec. VP, Newmark

Newmark Team: including Brian Waterman, John Sinon, Jon Fanuzzi, Kevin Driscoll, Jimmy Kuhn, William Mendelson, Michael Frantz, Alan Starkman and Hank Celestino

The International Toy Center Team: Even Lavery, Albeit W. Cleary, Walter Cheek and Tom Beissel. Cushman & Wakefield

Franklin Speyer, Executive VP, Cushman & Wakefield, Jimmy Kuhn. President, Newmark, Walter H. Haydock, Cushman & Wakefield, Amy L. Fox, Assoc. Director, Cushman & Wakefield, William S. Fressle, Assoc. Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Dennis M. Karr, Managing Director, Newmark and Alan Friedman, CB Richard Ellis

The Lincoln Building Team: Hank Celestino, Exec. Managing Director, Newmark, Kevin Driscoll, Newmark and Brian Waterman, Exec VP, Newmark

Lydia M Sklar, President, Skier Really Gp, William Mendelson, Newmark, Dale F. Schlather, Senior Director, Cashman & Wakefield, Paul S. Prince, Sr. Managing Director, Newmark, Joan S. Fields, President. Synergy Realty

James Buslik, Adams & Co., AI Cleary, Sr. Director, Joseph A. Lagano, Managing Director and Robert A. Gastel, Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Richard Price. Senior Director, Bernstein Real Estate, Richard J. Pugatch, Managing Director, Hunter Realy, Allan Gallaway. Director, Bernstein Real Estate

Tony Malkin, Jeffrey Gural, Peter Malkin

Steven Lambert of Trebor Management, Stanley H. Korngut of Norman Bobrow Inc. & Co.

Ken Krasnow, Senior Managing Director, Cushman & Wakerfield Scoff Pudalov, Exec. VP, CBRE, Jimmy Kuhn, President, Newmark with raffle winners

Marc Kritzer, Elizabeth Manners and Michael Yadgard of Millennium Realty

Martin Meyer of GVA Williams, Jonathan Rudes of Winoker Realty, Scott Latham of Cushman & Wakefield, Diana A. Gaines of GVA Williams

Bill Goldstein, Atlantic Group, Deirdre Sahatini, Global Industries, Pamela Strauss. MHP

Ross Perlman, Edward A. Friedman, David M, Israni, and Adam Karafiol, all of Newmark & Company Reel Estate

Brian G. Goldman. Managing Director, Newmark, Peter Simel, VP, and Kathryn Beach, CBRE

Michael Doetsch, Director, Williamson, Picket, Gross, Peter L Malkin, Joseph A. Cabrera, Exec. Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Jerry Kaye, Paul Stern, Lawrence J. Hunt, Mark Hofherr, and Steve Leiter all of Midtown Commercial Real Estate

Marvin Rosenberg of GVA Williams, Dennis Someck of George Comfort & Sons, Peter Goldich of Atco

Contact:

The Lincoln Building Newmark & Company Real Estate, Inc.; Kevin J. Driscoll; kevind@thelincolnbuilding.com / 212-309-2921 1359 Broadway Newmark & Company Real Estate, Inc.; Michael Frantz; mfrantz@newmarkre.com/ 212-372-2203 200 Fifth Ave/1107 B'way & 250 West 57th St Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.; Albert W. Clean/; albert_w_ clean/@cushwake.com / 212-709-0717 or Barry J. Zeller; bzeller@cushwake.com / 212-841-5913 501 Seventh Ave CB Richard Ellis; Scott Pudalov; scott.pudalov@cbre.com / 212-984-8066

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