ICSC 2013

Retail on the Rebound: Spirits High at ICSC Event

(Credit: LeVar Thomas)

In 2009 and 2010 “you could have rolled a bowling ball down the aisle” at the International Council of Shopping Centers’ RECon conference “and it wouldn’t have hit anybody,” Massey Knakal executive vice president of retail leasing Benjamin Fox told The Commercial Observer.

But when an estimated 33,000 real estate professionals converged upon one million Read More

On the Market

Big Box Retail Opportunity Could Capitalize on Western Queens Growth

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Massey Knakal is marketing a massive lot for long-term net lease at 39-19 21st Street for $1.5 million, hoping to capitalize on the rapid development occurring in western Queens.

Neatly tucked between a number of strategic roadways and two rapidly changing neighborhoods, the 100,000-square-foot lot on the corner of 39th Avenue and 21st Street sits between Long Island City and Astoria, Queens.

“It’s rare to come up with this large a footprint along a main drag,” said Benjamin Fox, executive vice president of retail leasing with the firm, who is exclusively marketing the property. Read More

ICSC

Q: The City's Next Hot Neighborhood? A: Take Your Pick

The Flatiron District, one of many suggested "hot" "new" neighborhoods.

To seasoned retail brokers, the very concept of the next big neighborhood in a city that has been developed several times over is, well, naïve. Still, as The Commercial Observer recently learned, most are still looking for a reason to believe. Read More

The Sit-Down

Benjamin Fox Is Building a Bridge

Known for his ability to sniff out emerging neighborhoods in New York long before his competitors, the retail leasing veteran Benjamin Fox recently left Winick Realty, where he served for three years as president, and shifted to Massey Knakal, where he will now helm that firm’s new Retail Leasing Services group. Mr. Fox, Read More