HISTORY  |  MISSION

1998
RKF is founded in New York by Robert Futterman as a retail leasing and investment sales brokerage firm

RKF is quickly established as the leading retail real estate firm in the New York Metropolitan area and credited with pioneering the development and revitalization of some of Manhattan’s most strategic retail locations, including Times Square, Union Square, Herald Square and SoHo, as well as key areas in New York’s Outer Boroughs

2001
As RKF’s retail client base seeks out new market opportunities, the firm expands its reach to provide services on a national basis; RKF Strategic Retailer Services is launched to provide national expansion services for tenants

Receives REBNY 2000 Award for the Retail Deal that Most Benefits Manhattan for the Ethan Allen lease at 101 West End Avenue

2003
The firm opens Las Vegas Office and begins to play a role in reshaping retail on The Strip

2004
RKF formalizes a service to provide leasing and consulting to owners and developers of mall and development projects

2005
The firm hires team dedicated solely to investments sales

RKF opens San Francisco Office

2006
RKF is awarded the REBNY 2005 Award for Most Creative Retail Deal of the Year for Apple’s lease at 767 Fifth Avenue

2007
The firm opens Los Angeles Office

2008
Robert Futterman is named among the top 100 Most Influential People in New York real estate by The New York Observer

2009
RKF Northern New Jersey Office opens

2010
RKF receives REBNY 2009 Award for Most Creative Retail Deal of the Year for The Times Square Building and leases with Discovery TSX and Bowlmor Lanes

2011
The firm opens its Miami Office and expands the Los Angeles Office

RKF receives REBNY 2010 Award for the Retail Deal that Most Benefits Manhattan for the Fairway “Like No Other Market” lease at 240 East 86th Street

2012
The firm opens its Chicago Office

2013
RKF forms strategic affiliation with U.K.-based CWM Retail Property Advisors, LLP

2014
RKF opens its first office outside of the United States in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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