Robert Futterman, Chairman & CEO of Robert K. Futterman & Associates (RKF), was recently invited to speak to members of The Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York. On April 27 at the offices of Dewey & LeBeouf, LLC, Futterman presented a rebranding and repositioning case study on the transformation of Desert Passage, a failing, low-traffic mall, into Miracle Mile Shops, a 475,000-square-foot Las Vegas retail shopping and entertainment powerhouse. Futterman has been the leasing and marketing advisor since the onset of the repositioning. He then led a discussion and Q&A session about the Manhattan retail landscape, highlighting significant deals and market dynamics in retail corridors around the city.
Robert Futterman is the founder of RKF, the country’s leading independent real estate firm specializing in retail leasing, investment sales and consulting services. With more than 25 years of retail real estate experience, Futterman has personally completed transactions totaling more than $3 billion. He has been a leader in revitalizing several of New York’s most significant retail locations, including the renaissance of New York’s Union Square South, Times Square, 34th Street and SoHo. Futterman also served as an advisor to the Port Authority of NY & NJ for the World Trade Center redevelopment.
RKF serves a broad spectrum of domestic and global clients in services ranging from national tenant and owner representation to advisory, consulting and disposition. With more than $9 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 Northern New Jersey, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco. www.rkf.com