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 100 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.
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.
Darell Handler, COO
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Alex Bush, Senior Director
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Richard Farley, SVP
Kyle Gali, Director
WE BRING AN OWNER’S EYE AND PERSPECTIVE TO EVERY BUILDING, EVALUATING EVERY TRANSACTION TO ASSESS THE IMMEDIATE AND LONG-TERM BENEFITS AND POTENTIAL RISKS. AS LONG-TERM OWNERS OURSELVES, WE UNDERSTAND IN INTIMATE DETAIL THE IMPLICATIONS OF LEASING AND MANAGEMENT DECISIONS FOR REVENUE, CASH FLOW, REFINANCING AND SALE, AND ULTIMATELY ASSET VALUE. OUR DEEP RELATIONSHIPS ACROSS THE REAL ESTATE COMMUNITY, FROM LENDERS TO BROKERS TO THE TRADERS WHO KEEP BUILDINGS OPERATIONAL, CONTRIBUTE TO OUR ONGOING SUCCESS.
IN 2015, THE COMPANY ENTERED THE INVESTMENT ARENA AND CREATED A SEPARATE ENTITY, ESSH INVESTMENTS LLC, TO EXPAND INVESTMENTS OUTSIDE OF OUR CORE PORTFOLIO. SINCE THAT TIME WE HAVE PARTICIPATED IN OVER 125 UNIQUE INVESTMENTS (AS OF JUNE 1, 2022) ACROSS OFFICE, MULTIFAMILY, SELF-STORAGE, AND STUDENT HOUSING SECTORS. 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.
Chief Operating Officer
Darell began his career at the Handler Real Estate Organization (HREO) in 2011 specializing in agency and 3rd party leasing. During his 10+ years in brokerage, he has risen from a position of licensed real estate salesperson to Associate Broker and Executive Vice President of Leasing. As an agency and tenant rep broker, Mr. Handler has represented a broad spectrum of clients in numerous commercial transactions, including, All Mobile Video’s 60,000 SF renewal at 226 West 26th Streeet ,Fred Alger Management’s 50,000 SF relocation to 100 Pearl Street, QSAC in their 40,000 SF relocation and expansion in Queens, Ocrolus’ 19,000 SF relocation and expansion at 101 Greenwich, and Wachtel Missry in their renewal of 17,000 SF at 1 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza. Darell has been instrumental in the successful repositioning and leasing of the Handro Properties Portfolio in Midtown West, bringing each property to a 99%+ occupancy rate over the past decade.
In 2022, Darell was promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Handler Real Estate Organization. In his new role, Darell oversees the leasing of the Handro Properties LLC portfolio as well as the third-party tenant representation division of Handler Real Estate Services. In addition, Darell plays a leading role in several other aspects of the Handler Organization, including construction/design, and the development and implementation of the company’s marketing initiatives.
Recently, Darell has taken on an additional role with ESSH Investments LLC, working with the CEO on sourcing, analysis and diligence of new investment opportunities. ESSH is the organizations’ investment fund for LP and Co-GP investments outside the core portfolio. The fund is focused on multi-family, industrial and several other non-office sectors throughout the United States. Over the past 7 years, ESSH has amassed a portfolio of over 125 unique investments.
Mr. Handler was named a 2018 Rising Star by Real Estate Weekly and sits on the boards of the St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children’s FOSM Committee, the Jewish National Fund, the Anti-Defamation League’s NextGen Real Estate Committee, and is a former board member of the Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association. In addition, he is a Founding Friend of the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Darell is a licensed Associate Real Estate Broker in the State of New York and is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island.
Senior Vice President
Richard Farley has been a commercial Real Estate leasing professional for over forty years.
During his career he has held Director of Leasing positions for such major Owners as S.L. Green Real Estate, ABS Partners, and RFR Realty.
His leasing background includes positions as leasing agent for iconic properties such as The Seagrams Building and Lever House. During his career he has executed thousands of leases representing both Tenants and Landlords, totaling well over three hundred million square feet.
His leasing expertise ranges from Trophy properties to Industrial loft buildings.
Professional affiliations include Treasurer for the New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation as well as membership in the Young Mens/Women Real Estate Association.
Richard enjoys going to the movies, daily exercise and the Yankees.
He lives in Westchester County, and his pride and joy are his daughter Genna and granddaughter Fallon.
Since starting in the industry Alex has closed well over a hundred transactions and has quickly made a name for himself in the office leasing world. In addition to being a member of the leasing team that covers the Handler Organization’s portfolio, Alex is an important part of Handler Real Estate Services’ growing third-party tenant representation division.
As a tenant rep broker, Alex has a focus on the Manhattan and New York City Submarkets and represents a wide range of tenants from creative tech startups to established nonprofits. Recent deals include, amongst others, Octane Lending’s 15,000 SF relocation and expansion in Midtown South and Ocrolus’ 18,500 SF relocation and expansion at 101 Greenwich St. Additional, notable clients include: Suitsupply, Hauser and Wirth, 305 Fitness and Payless ShoeSource.
Alex is an alumnus of the architecture school at Arizona State University. He brings a background in architecture and construction management which make him uniquely well rounded for all facets of the job.
In 2020 Alex was recognized in Commercial Observer’s 30 Under 30.
Kyle Galin joined Handler in October 2020 focusing on both landlord and tenant representation and has since been promoted to Director.
Since joining the team, Kyle has been involved in over 200 office and retail lease transactions across the Handro Properties portfolio as well as third party deals throughout Manhattan. Kyle has procured clients across a variety of industries, including tech, financial services, legal, fashion, and non-profits, and has developed a unique ability to service lease transactions from start to finish.
Most recently, Kyle was instrumental in securing Welcome Homes a full floor of 14,000 SF at Rudin’s 41 Madison Avenue. Kyle also played a key role in the opening of Armada Music’s North American HQ at 76 Eighth Avenue, as well as in the leasing of Baycrest Advisor’s 10,000 SF full floor at 40 Wall Street.
Prior to joining HRES, Kyle worked at Cushman & Wakefield as part of the prestigious Professional Real Estate Program (PREP), which entails five rotations through Cushman’s various service lines over the course of a 12-month period.
Kyle attended Vanderbilt University, where he majored in Human and Organizational Development, with a minor in Corporate Strategy. Kyle serves as an Associate Board Member for GiGi’s Playhouse, NYC’s only organization focused on providing free programming for individuals with Down Syndrome, as well as SCOPE, which provides summer camp opportunities for underprivileged youth.