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.
While at Handler, Mr. Newman was responsible for the Leasing of 263 West 38th Street, where he brought the building to 100% occupancy and nearly doubling its’ rent roll.
Additionally, Mr. Newman was the lead broker who built and trained the Brokerage Team and continues to be a leader as a Tenant advocate.
His extensive and successful work representing a who’s who of corporate tenant’s including, but not limited to: Mane USA for their 20,000 square foot renewal and expansion in 555 Madison Avenue, QSAC for 40,000 square feet for their relocation and expansion, Advance Care Alliance for their expansions in various locations throughout the New York City and Long Island markets. Mr Newman structured the expansion for the new headquarters for Alex apparel Group for their 30,000 square foot lease at 1407 Broadway as well as several locations for Marc Jacobs International.
Additionally, Mr. Newman has extensive experience representing financial firms and technology firms such as: 20 Gates Management for their lease in Tower 45 and Central Entertainment Group for their new headquarters at 1001 Avenue of the Americas.
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.
Prior to joining Handler, Mr. Newman 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 skilled 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 Broker and a member of the Real Estate Board of New York