Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) Retail announced that it has successfully completed the retail leasing campaign at the base of the Edison Hotel in the heart of Times Square. Bond 45, the popular eatery owned by the legendary Shelly Fireman, will occupy 10,000 square feet on the 46th Street side of the hotel, while Friedman’s Restaurant, the quick-serve concept, will be opening its fifth outpost on the 47th Street side of the hotel, comprising approximately 4,500 square feet in the space formerly occupied by the Edison Café.
NGKF Executive Vice President Jeffrey D. Roseman along with Managing Director Gregg Gropper and Associate Director Mark Utreras represented ownership in both transactions. “NGKF Retail has had a very successful track record in bringing retail and restaurants to Times Square and we are thrilled to have been able to attract such great food operators as Bond 45 and Friedman’s to the Edison Hotel,” said Roseman.
About Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is one of the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NGKF’s 12,800 professionals operate from more than 370 offices in established and emerging property markets on six continents.
With roots dating back to 1929, NGKF’s strong foundation makes it one of the most trusted names in commercial real estate. NGKF’s full-service platform comprises BGC’s real estate services segment, offering commercial real estate tenants, landlords, investors and developers a wide range of services including leasing; capital markets services, including investment sales, debt placement, appraisal, and valuation services; commercial mortgage brokerage services; as well as corporate advisory services, consulting, project and development management, and property and corporate facilities management services. For further information, visit www.ngkf.com.
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