Neal Ohm serves as a managing director with Newmark. Based in both the New York City and Toronto offices, Neal has more than 15 years of experience in retail real estate focusing on hospitality, boutique fitness, fast casual dining, education and many other uses. Specializing in these two urban markets gives Neal a unique perspective on both retailer and owner representation.
Neal’s retail clients include DIG, (formerly Dig Inn) 16 Handles, Alma Bank, Barry’s Bootcamp, Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, INDAY, Los Tacos No. 1, New York Kids Club, Neuehouse, The Parlor, Rise Nation and several others. Neal launched the rollout of the Barry’s Bootcamp brand in New York City, sourcing and handling lease negotiations for all locations, including the top three performing units in the company’s international portfolio. For his master brokership role with DIG, he sourced and negotiated more than 15 locations on behalf of the brand. As exclusive representative for New York Kids Club, Neal also handled the sourcing and negotiation for seven New York City sites to position the company for a capital infusion. For Unilever, Neal represented Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream in securing its Times Square Flagship, which is the highest grossing store in the chain.
Neal’s ownership client roster is equally as prestigious and diverse, and includes Buckingham Properties, Paramount Group, Rubenstein Partners, RFR Realty, Savanna and several others.
Neal joined Newmark in 2019, when parent company Newmark Group, Inc. acquired Newmark, a New York-based retail real estate brokerage and investment firm. He joined RKF in 2017, to concentrate on the New York and Toronto retail markets.
Prior to RKF, Neal operated his own firm, Neal Cabot Ohm. Neal worked in-house with luxury brands Maserati, Prada, and Tuleh before launching his career in commercial real estate.
- Licensed real estate associate broker, State of New York
- Licensed real estate salesperson, Ontario, Canada
- Member, International Council of Shopping Center (ICSC)
Neal earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in architecture and Spanish from the University of Minnesota. He is currently attending New York University to obtain his Master’s degree in real estate finance.