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RKF Arranges Permanent Home for Gallery of Thierry Despont in Tribeca


Artist/Architect to Display Sculpture and Other Works at 175 Franklin Street

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 3,400-square-foot lease for the Thierry W. Despont Gallery. The artist/architect’s retail gallery is open to the public.

RKF Senior Director Andrew Stern represented both Despont and landlord Bexin Management in the transaction.

The gallery will occupy 1,700 square feet on the ground level and 1,700 square feet on the lower level. Situated on the south block between Hudson and Greenwich Streets, 175 Franklin Street is a mixed-use property built in 1890. It is located on a historic cobblestone street and is close to public transportation and the Hudson River waterfront. Neighboring retailers include Shinola, Thom Browne, and Stone and Strand, along with such restaurants and bars as Benvenuto Café, Tribeca Tap House, Tamarind Tribeca, Il Mulino New York and American Cut Steakhouse, among others. Despont’s architecture firm has offices around the corner at 10 Harrison Street.

“Tribeca is a great destination for businesses wanting to engage with creative, appreciative consumers whether they are residents, daytime workers or visitors who enjoy the special brands that have found success in the neighborhood and helped create its character,” explained Stern. “The gallery will thrive as it takes this opportunity to show Despont’s artworks to a larger audience for years to come.”

About RKF
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


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