The Lobby

Industry Vet Corey Abdo Joins Coldwell Banker Commercial Alliance

Corey Abdo

Veteran Manhattan broker Corey Abdo has joined Coldwell Banker Commercial Alliance as an executive managing director of leasing and sales in its New York City offices, Commercial Observer has learned.

Mr. Abdo, who has negotiated more than two million square-feet of real estate transactions over a career spanning 25 years, will continue to provide both owner representation and tenant advisory services to clients throughout the Metropolitan area. Read More

Acquisitions

Real Estate Principals Acquire Winoker Realty Company

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Less than a year after Winoker Realty President David Winoker died in a parachuting accident, a group of four New York real estate principals has acquired the firm, it was announced today.

Business partners Ira Fishman and Dana Moskowitz, both of ID Real Estate Partners, are joining in the venture with Nathan Halegua and Josh Halegua of Jonis Realty and Citi-Urban Management.

Mr. Fishman was formerly part of the Winoker Realty team, from 1998 to 2008, and was one of Mr. Winoker’s partners for seven years of his tenure there Read More

Lease Beat

Fareportal Grabs 40K at 135 West 50th Street

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Fareportal, one of the largest online travel groups in the United States, will be moving their headquarters to 135 West 50th Street.

The firm will be consolidating three offices of approximately 20,000 square feet total in favor of a 40,848-square-foot sublease from AllianceBernstein‘s fifth floor in the building.

“We started out looking for approximately 15,000 Read More

David Winoker

Winoker Realty Will Soldier On After Loss Of Chief Executive

Corey Abdo

Corey Abdo vowed to continue running Winoker Realty after a tragic skydiving accident took the life of its president and chief executive David Winoker on Friday.

“Our captain is gone but the ship is going to continue to go on,” Mr. Abdo, who is a partner in the firm and was the company’s senior most executive under Mr. Winoker. “That’s the way David would have wanted it.”

Mr. Abdo grieved the loss of his friend and colleague on Monday. Read More

David Winoker

Winoker Realty Deals With the Aftermath of David Winoker’s Death

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The staff of Winoker Realty have returned to work just days after their president David Winoker was killed in a skydiving accident.

Executive Vice President and Principal Corey Abdo addressed the Winoker team during a brief 5-minute meeting before everyone resumed their jobs.

“Everybody is doing what people would be doing on a Monday morning, which is really weird,” said Jonata Dayan, a senior vice president at Winoker Realty.  Read More

Lease Beat

EXCLUSIVE: Nine New Leases at Recently Repositioned Club Row

Club Row's new lobby.

Since investing $161 million to take 28 West 44th Street off SL Green’s hands last summer, landlord APF Properties has wasted little time in making upgrades to the 370,000-square-foot asset.

APF Properties re-named the property “The Club Row Building,” a nod to the blue-blooded Ivy League clubs  (Harvard, Yale, Princeton, et al) that inhabit the neighboring Club Row, and pledged $18 million in capital improvements, including the lobby and entrances designed by Moed de Armas & Shannon. Read More