Leading Retail Leasing Veteran Brings His Extensive Experience to RKF
NEW YORK (JANUARY 4, 2018) – RKF, the country’s leading independent real estate firm specializing in retail leasing, investment sales and consulting services, announced today that Darrell Rubens has joined the firm as a Senior Managing Director in its New York City office. Rubens has more than 20 years of experience in retail real estate and has arranged transactions valued in excess of $1 billion.
“Darrell has a proven track record for building strong relationships, driving growth and creating exceptional opportunities for both landlords and tenants,” said Robert K. Futterman, Chairman & CEO of RKF. “We are thrilled he has joined the firm at such an exciting time in the retail industry.”
Prior to joining RKF, Rubens was a partner at Winick Realty Group and served as executive vice president of the firm, where he played a key role as both a broker and manager. While there, Rubens was instrumental in helping transform the Wall Street retail corridor with the successful leasing of Canali, Thomas Pink, Haru and T.J.Maxx.
In recent years, Rubens has represented many of Manhattan’s most prominent entrepreneurial and institutional owners, including Capstone Equities, Green Oak, Himmel + Meringoff Properties, Madison Capital, ABS and Partners, Silverstein Properties, SL Green, The Carlyle Group, Angelo, Gordon & Co., and others. He was instrumental as a landlord representative securing leases with Lowes Home Improvement, Warby Parker, Rumble, Gourmet Garage, Sephora, Tumi, and Wells Fargo.
Rubens has also worked on behalf of a wide range of retail clients, such as Snapchat, Equinox, My.Suit, General Electric, Crunch Fitness, CVS, Walgreens, Chase Bank, USPS and Apple Bank.
“I have long admired RKF as we have been involved in many transactions together over the years,” commented Rubens. “I’m excited to join the New York team and look forward to contributing to the firm’s successful track record and position in the market.”
Rubens joined Winick Realty in 1996 after graduating from Pace University with a degree in Business Management and Marketing. He is a licensed Real Estate Associate Broker in the state of New York and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
The leading independent real estate firm in North America specializing in retail leasing, investment sales and consulting services, RKF serves a broad spectrum of domestic and global clients in services ranging from national tenant and owner representation to advisory, consulting and dispositions. With approximately $40 billion in aggregate real estate transactions to its credit, RKF has been responsible for identifying scores of real estate opportunities throughout North America for leading retailers, restaurants, owners, developers and institutional clients. RKF is headquartered in New York with offices in Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Northern New Jersey, San Francisco, Tokyo and Toronto. RKF operates in Canada as RKF Group Canada Realty, a retail brokerage.
RKF’s New York City office is located at 521 Fifth Avenue, Floor 7, New York, NY 10175. T: 212.599.3700. www.rkf.com