RKF Brings Luxury French Eyewear Brand to 1186 Madison Avenue
NEW YORK —RKF, the country’s leading independent real estate firm specializing in retail leasing, investment sales and consulting services, announced today that it has arranged a 1,050-square-foot lease with Anne et Valentin at 1186 Madison Avenue. This will be the fourth New York City store and first foray into the Upper East side market for the French independent luxury eyewear brand, known for its sleek, cutting-edge designs, advanced materials and innovative color offerings. The store will open in fall 2017.
RKF Vice Chairman Karen Bellantoni, Executive Vice President Beth Rosen and Senior Associate Shaun Moamem represented the landlord, 25 East 86th Street Corp., in the transaction. Anne et Valentin was represented by Bertwood Realty’s Bertrand de Soultrait.
Anne et Valentin will occupy 600 square feet on the ground floor and 450 square feet in the lower level of a prewar, 15-story mixed-use co-op building. Located on the west block between East 86th and 87th Streets, 1186 Madison Avenue is steps from Central Park, Fifth Avenue, and the city’s finest cultural landmarks, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Situated in the heart of the upper Madison Avenue shopping corridor, its neighbors include Brooks Brothers, crewcuts, Alice + Olivia, Dean & Deluca, Joie, Theory, Bluemercury, Sweaty Betty, lululemon athletica, Williams-Sonoma and Madewell.
RKF is marketing an additional 1,400 square feet of retail space in the building, which includes 800 square feet on the ground floor, 200 square feet on the mezzanine level and a possible contiguous 400-square-foot space in the basement.
“The Upper East Side is one of the most affluent, design-conscious neighborhoods in Manhattan, home to a full spectrum of retailers catering to discerning residents,” explained Rosen. “The co-tenancy in the area will be a great driver of traffic for Anne et Valentin—and vice versa.”
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 $30 billion in aggregate real estate transactions to its credit, RKF has been responsible for identifying scores of real estate opportunities throughout the United States for leading American and international chains, retailers, developers and institutional clients. RKF is headquartered in New York with offices in Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Northern New Jersey, San Francisco 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.
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