Moshe Sukenik joined Newmark in 1989 and is currently Vice Chairman of the firm. He provides strategic planning, portfolio analysis and acquisition services to clients in the New York region and globally through Newmark’s international network of offices.
During Sukenik’s 33-year tenure with Newmark, he has worked successfully with many large companies from a diverse variety of industries. However, it is his exceptional work on behalf of numerous major law firms that has gained him a reputation as one of the preeminent law firm representatives in the country.
- EY’s lease for 650,000 SF at 1 Manhattan West, a new building under development
- Debevoise and Plimpton’s 530,000 SF lease at a new building in Hudson Yards
- Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP’s 550,000 SF New York City lease renewal and expansion
- Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP’s 550,000 SF Manhattan lease, dovetailing urgent short-term needs with the firm’s long-term strategic plan and creating unique flexibility with expansion options
- Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP’s 201,000 SF lease for its first relocation in 60 years
- Horizon Media, Inc.’s consolidation relocation and subsequent exercise of expansion rights, growing from 300 employees in 133,000 SF to 1,800 employees in 400,000 SF with all expansion options embedded in the original lease, as well as achieving rolling termination option at any time in the last five years of the term
- Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP’s 340,000 SF relocation lease, with a solution that created space not on the market. A subsequent lease extension allowed them to downsize to a smaller, more efficient space
- Ropes & Gray LLP’s 290,000 SF relocation lease and disposition of two legacy locations; the only law firm lease transaction to ever win the Most Ingenious Deal of the Year award from the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
- Chadbourne & Parke LLP’s relocation to resize from 289,000 SF to 180,000 SF above grade
- DLA Piper’s 200,000 SF early restack and lease extension to achieve contiguity, negotiating for an early termination of 90,000 SF; DLA had been operating on non-contiguous floors, in three different elevator banks.
- Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP’s 215,000 SF relocation resulting from three-party negotiations and a new build-out at no cost to them. This transaction was described by The Wall Street Journal as “unfreezing the market” in post-Lehman Brothers era
- Hogan Lovells’ 203,000 SF lease as initial tenant in the redevelopment of 390 Madison Avenue by NYSTRS and L&L Holding
- Cooley LLP’s 155,000 SF lease at 55 Hudson Yards
- Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s lease for 132,000 SF at the prestigious new development One Vanderbilt Avenue
- McDermott Will & Emery’s lease for 145,000 SF at the prestigious new development One Vanderbilt Avenue
- Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP’s 130,000 SF Washington, DC, lease, as anchor tenant for a build-to-suit
- Norton Rose Fulbright LLP’s 130,000 SF relocation, which downsized its space by 50%
- Douglas Elliman’s 100,000 SF lease to expand and restack at 575 Madison Avenue
- Mount Sinai’s lease for a new 140,000 SF medical facility at 45 Rivington Street
Recent Significant Assignments
- Live Nation Worldwide, Inc.’s recent headquarters acquisition of a new, 160,000 SF Los Angeles building; multiple dispositions totaling 150,000 SF in Manhattan; and a recent lease of 100,000 SF for its NYC headquarters in the Meatpacking District
- The National Basketball Association’s (NBA’s) Fifth Avenue retail store lease and a 200,000 SF lease for its administrative support functions at a New Jersey operations center
- Sesame Workshop’s 140,000 SF international headquarters lease
- REBNY award-winning land swap on the West side of Lincoln Square neighborhood in Manhattan and partitioning of the parcel to help create the new Lincoln Square Synagogue, the first new synagogue in Manhattan in over 60 years
- Fair market value rent arbitrations on behalf of various clients
Noteworthy Law Firm Clients
- Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
- Duane Morris LLP
- Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
- Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo P.C.
- Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP
Achievements and Affiliations
Sukenik joined Newmark after the firm acquired Rydan Ltd., the real estate consulting and brokerage firm he founded. His previous experience included four years in the brokerage division of the Edward S. Gordon Company. Sukenik practiced corporate and real estate law for three years at Wien, Malkin & Bettex and Finley, Kumble, Wagner. He has headed the New York Law Journal panel on leasing, has been admitted to the New York State Bar and is a licensed broker in the state of New York. Sukenik and his team have been involved in numerous pro-bono assignments, including representing Everytown USA, the Manhattan Federal Defenders office, Lincoln Square Synagogue and other not-for-profits.
Sukenik has won the top Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) awards for creativity and ingenuity three times. In 2007, he earned the Robert T. Lawrence Award for the Most Ingenious Sales Transaction in Manhattan for the land swap that created the new Lincoln Square Synagogue. In 2005, he won Most Ingenious Deal of the Year for Ropes & Gray LLP’s complex office lease at 1211 Avenue of the Americas—the first time a transaction on behalf of a law firm received this award. In 2003, REBNY awarded Sukenik the Most Creative Retail Deal of the Year for the conversion of the Hasbro showroom on 23rd Street in the Flatiron District into the first Home Depot store in Manhattan. He is one of only two professionals to have received the top REBNY award in all three categories: leasing, sales and retail.
Sukenik received his Juris Doctor degree from the New York University School of Law. While attending the university, he served as a senior editor of the school’s Journal of International Law and Politics, where one of his published articles was subsequently cited by the federal courts.