is a full service commercial real estate firm based in New York City delivering office space to fit all requirements. For over half a century, the Handler Brand has been synonymous with the development, management and leasing of premium real estate in New York City and throughout the country. Recently the company expanded its activities and currently is invested in over 20 commercial, residential and industrial properties in the New York metropolitan area and throughout the country.
An ambitious growth program significantly expanded our real estate practice areas.
Our current activities include:
The Handler Organization traces its roots to its founder Jerry S. Handler, who for more than a quarter century was one of the principal partners of Newmark & Company and one of the “true giants” of the New York City commercial real estate community. In 1979, he formed Handro Properties and subsequently established Handler Real Estate Services (HRES), its Leasing and Consulting Division and Handro Management Group (HMG), its Management Division.
Today, we own and manage properties for our own account and operate a thriving brokerage. Our tenant representation, consulting practices and investment portfolio are rapidly growing.
Creative thinking, decades of experience and tireless efforts underpin our efforts in every facet of the real estate business.
Executive VP, Leasing/ COO
Executive Managing Director
We own/invest in a diverse portfolio encompassing more than one million square feet of commercial, residential and industrial property throughout the New York metropolitan area and the United States.
Our activities also include third party landlord representation and tenant representation.
In 2013, the company entered the investment arena and currently holds strategic acquisitions in over 20 commercial, residential and industrial properties. We continue to actively seek diverse equity and debt investment opportunities where our knowledge, insight and experience add value to the partnerships.
Scott Galin, Principal/CEO
561 7th Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Mr. Handler established Handler Enterprises, Inc. in 1979. At the same time, he also became associated with Handro Properties (a family real estate management concern). Prior to establishing Handler Enterprises, Inc. Mr. Handler was employed as a broker at Newmark & Company Real Estate, Inc. from 1976 to 1979.
Throughout Mr. Handler’s career, his responsibilities have included management and leasing of numerous eastside and westside New York City office, showroom and loft buildings. During his career, he has negotiated in excess of 1,000 leases ranging in size from 2,000 to 175,000 square feet. Some of Mr. Handler’s corporate and institutional clients include CNBC, Bloomingdales Department Stores and International Flavors and Fragrances.
Mr. Handler’s previous notable transactions as leasing broker include a 165,000 square foot lease with CNBC and a 90,000 square foot lease with Bloomingdales Department Store for executive and buying offices.
Additionally, Mr. Handler acted as a consultant to International Flavors & Fragrances for their headquarters building on West 57th Street (450,000 square feet). In that capacity, he acted on behalf of IFF to renew CBS’s 150,000 square feet back office and support facility. He also has completed sales of a 125,000 square foot industrial building in Westbury, NY and recently completed a sale of a 150,000 square foot loft building in New York City.
Mr. Handler is a Deputy Trustee to 32BJ on behalf of the Midtown Owners Association and also sits on the board of the Garment Center Business Improvement District. He graduated from Tulane University in 1976. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker and member of REBNY.
Mr. Galin joined The Handler Real Estate Organization as a Principal in March of 2009. Prior to joining HREO, Mr. Galin was involved in commercial real estate for roughly 30 years. In addition to his ownership interests in the portfolio properties, and limited partnerships, Mr. Galin also oversees the brokerage division (including HREO properties, aggregating over 500,000 square feet) and heads up the financing/acquisition team for the property ownership entity as well. Under Mr. Galin’s leadership, HREO has purchased/invested in over 20 new properties over the past two years.
Mr. Galin began his career at G&G shops, a small family retail business located in New York. As President and CEO he was instrumental in G&G’s growth from 30 locations throughout the New York City metropolitan area to a national chain of over 600 stores located in 45 states plus an expansion into the Caribbean. In 1982, Mr. Galin was involved in the merger between G&G shops and Petrie Stores Corporation, a NYSE company with over 1,400 stores. Mr. Galin also served in the capacity of Senior Vice President of Petrie, in addition to his roles at G&G.
Mr. Galin has been involved in well over 1,000 commercial leases valued in excess of $2BB that have been located across all sectors, including office and industrial properties, major regional malls, power/strip centers, and downtown retail locations. In addition to his experience as a real estate executive and corporate CEO, Mr. Galin has been involved in several commercial real estate investments throughout the years. Mr. Galin obtained a B.S. in finance from New York University. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Fashion District BID since 2000 and is a licensed real estate broker and member of REBNY. Mr. Galin also serves on the New York Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League.
Executive VP, Leasing/ COO
Richard Farley is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Handler Real Estate Services, the brokerage division of The Handler Real Estate Organization.
Prior to joining Handler in January 2014, Mr. Farley was employed at Thor Equities as Vice President, Office Leasing where he effectively coordinated and created Thor’s in-house office leasing program. Prior to Thor, Mr. Farley directed the leasing program at ABS Partners where he directed the leasing and marketing efforts of a leasing department consisting of more than 40 brokers.
Mr. Farley also held the position of Executive Vice President/Director of Leasing at RFR Realty overseeing a portfolio of more than 6 million square feet. Among the notable deals he completed at RFR were leasing campaigns for prestigious trophy properties such as the Lever House and the Seagram’s Building, where he successfully negotiated a 165,000-square-foot lease transaction with Wachovia, generating $16 million in revenue. He also orchestrated the redevelopment and repositioning of 160 Fifth Avenue, leasing 90 percent of building within 18 months.
Before joining RFR, Mr. Farley held a number of titles at S.L. Green Realty over a period of many years including Executive Vice President/Director of Leasing and Senior Vice President.
Mr. Farley serves as Executive Board Member/Treasurer for the Landmarks Preservation Foundation of New York and is a member of several leasing committees for the Real Estate Board of New York. He was formerly a Treasurer and Governor for the Young Men’s and Women’s Real Estate Association.
Executive Managing Director
Mr. Newman joined Handler Real Estate Services as Executive Managing Director in September 2010. Prior to joining HRES, Mr. Newman was active for twenty years in the New York Real Estate community, focused primarily on tenant and landlord representation.
Mr. Newman began his career at Edward S. Gordon Company, Inc, where for nine years he represented various corporate entities including financial service firms, law and accounting firms, insurance and publishing companies. Additionally, Mr. Newman represented prominent landlords including Orix Management for 270 Madison Avenue and Emigrant Savings Bank for their headquarters building at 6 East 43rd Street. Mr. Newman was also responsible for the leasing of 140 East 45th Street (aka 1 Grand Central Plaza). Between tenant and landlord representation, during his tenure at ESG Mr. Newman was involved in over 500,000 square feet of transactions valued at over $1 Billion.
Mr. Newman continued his career at Newmark & Company Real Estate Services as a tenant representative and landlord agent. Some noteworthy landlord assignments included the leasing services in prime office buildings including: 260 and 261 Madison Avenue, 100 Church Street, 90 William Street, 90 John Street, 55 John Street, 150 Broadway and 17 Battery Place South. Additionally, Mr. Newman was very active with the technology industry in procuring office space including two 50,000 square foot acquisitions for Interactive Futures Inc. Mr. Newman was involved in leasing transactions aggregating over 35,000 square feet for the American Kennel Club, 60,000 square feet for AFTRA and AFLAC for its New York Headquarters. The estimated value of the transactions exceeds $1 Billion.
In addition to the acquisition and disposition of space, Mr. Newman was highly successful in representing tenant’s in their efforts at restructuring their existing leases.
Mr. Newman is a Graduate of Syracuse University. He is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson and a member of the Real Estate Board of New York.
After graduating from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Entrepreneurial Management, Mr. Handler joined HRES as a licensed real estate salesperson in the summer of 2011.
Having achieved the required milestones, Mr. Handler attained his associate broker’s license in 2015 and is currently one the company’s most active team members. In addition to the Company’s brokerage division, Mr. Handler is active in many other aspects of the Handler Organization, including operations, acquisition sourcing and marketing.
In his capacity as a broker, Mr. Handler has represented a broad spectrum of clients in numerous commercial and retail transactions, including, amongst others, QSAC in their 40,000 SF relocation and expansion, Wachtel Missry in their renewal of 17,000 SF at 1 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss in the renewal and expansion of 15,000 SF in the Chrysler Building and Mane USA in their restructuring and expansion of their existing lease at 555 Madison Avenue. Additionally, he has been actively involved in sourcing and analyzing several of the Handler Organization’s proprietary commercial and residential real estate investments.
Mr. Handler sits on the board of the Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association, the St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children’s FOSM Committee, the Anti-Defamation League’s NextGen Real Estate Committee and he is a Founding Friend of the Whitney Museum of American Art. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of New York.
David A. Burton joined Handler Real Estate Services as a Director in April 2016.
Prior to joining the Handler Organization, Mr. Burton was a director at Avison Young and DTZ (now Cushman & Wakefield) for 6 years as well as a senior associate at CB Richard Ellis for 8 years.
Throughout his career, Mr. Burton successfully established relationships with numerous clients where he became their trusted advisor for a host of transactions. In particular, DBS Vickers a Singapore bank and RKO Pictures were very happy with his work due to his speedy response time and effective negotiating.
Creating value for customers who are looking to reduce their expenses by subleasing their premises is one of Mr. Burton’s specialties. Examples of clients who have benefitted from his expertise in this area are Napster, Nationwide Insurance, Bea Systems (Now Oracle) and Continental Airlines/United.
During his career, Mr. Burton was able to negotiate 14 transactions across the US for Michael Page International. David was also selected to work on a 125,000 square foot sublease assignment for Zurich Insurance, which resulted in securing NYU as a sub-tenant for their property in Union Square and saved the company a tremendous amount of rent for their headquarters.
David is a graduate of School of Visual Arts and is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson. Mr., Burton was recently added to the leasing team for Handler Real Estate Organization’s 165,000-square-foot property located at 263 West 38th street.
Omar Javied joined Handler Real Estate in August of 2016.
Prior to joining Handler, Mr. Javied was an associate at City Realty services for three years. He has concluded numerous leasing transactions in the midtown and midtown south submarkets and prides himself in developing strong relationships as well as providing outstanding brokerage services to his client.
Mr. Javied attended the New York Real Estate Institute.