Karen Bellantoni is a Vice Chairman with Newmark, specializing in tenant and landlord representation in New York City and urban markets across the country. Bellantoni brings over three decades of retail real estate and merchandising experience to her profession.
As a tenant representative, Bellantoni is responsible for implementing the national and regional strategic plans and rollouts for an impressive list of retailers, including Elyse Walker, A.L.C., The Westside/everafter, The Frye Company, J.Crew, Madewell, UGG, Hoka One One, Apple and lululemon. Throughout the country, Bellantoni has executed transactions on behalf of Intermix, Elie Tahari and L’Oréal brands Kiehl’s, The Body Shop and NYX Professional Makeup. In New York City, Bellantoni represented J.Crew in numerous Manhattan locations for their various concepts. She recently completed two Elyse Walker deals, including their first East Coast location; four additional Madison Avenue transactions; several Hoka One One locations; and secured a flagship location on 5th Avenue for UGG.
Bellantoni has represented numerous owners throughout Manhattan. Among her notable assignments are consulting with Related Companies on the Time Warner Center; she represented Crown in leasing 15 Little West 12th Street to Amyris for their new flagship; representing TF Cornerstone in leasing 90 and 100 Gansevoort Street to Allouche Gallery, By Killian, Christian Louboutin Men’s and Intermix; successfully leasing 40 Mercer Street on behalf of Hines and Andre Balazs to Bose, Dermalogica, Vivienne Tam and Wachovia; representing Taconic Investment Partners and ING Clarion in leasing 401 W. 14th Street; merchandising and leasing Chelsea Market on behalf of Jamestown Properties; and arranging a 16,153-square-foot lease with Anthropologie. She also served as an advisor to the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey for the World Trade Center redevelopment.
In addition, Bellantoni has actively leased space on Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, Connecticut, to AllBirds, Warby Parker, Aesop and Herman Miller.
Bellantoni is a licensed real estate salesperson in the State of New York. She is also a member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Bellantoni earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Ohio University.