What began in New York City more than two decades ago has grown into an international, industry-defining business. As innovators of retail real estate then and now, RKF stands for three enduring values: providing quality services, creating unique possibilities, and inviting tenants and owners to grow beyond even their most optimistic expectations.
We are the leading independent retail real estate services firm.
1998 RKF is founded in New York by Robert Futterman and quickly establishes itself as the leading retail real estate firm in the New York Metropolitan area. The firm is credited with pioneering the development and revitalization of some of Manhattan’s most strategic retail locations.
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 tenant representation and expansion services for tenants.
2003 The firm opens a 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 mixed-use development projects.
2005 The firm hires a team dedicated solely to investments sales. RKF opens a San Francisco office.
2007 As RKF continues to gain momentum in California the firm opens a Los Angeles office.
2009 RKF expands regionally into Northern New Jersey and opens a new office that serves the rapidly expanding retail market there.
2011 The firm opens a Miami office and expands the Los Angeles office.
2012 RKF opens a Chicago office as part of ongoing expansion into key urban markets nationwide. This is the firm’s seventh office.
2014 The firm extends its North American reach by opening a Canadian office in Toronto.
2016 RKF opens its first overseas office in Tokyo to help drive Japanese business to North America.
2018 RKF is acquired by Newmark Group, Inc., one of the world’s leading and most trusted commercial real estate advisory firms.
We are strategically situated in hubs of regional markets to best serve our clients and listen and draw inspiration from the local streets. From our offices in New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Northern New Jersey, Miami, San Francisco, Tokyo and Toronto, we work in big cities, small towns and suburban neighborhoods.