William Chaplin joined Newmark in 2019, when parent company Newmark Group, Inc. acquired RKF, a New York-based retail real estate brokerage and investment firm.
He began his career with RKF in 2018 as a Canvasser in the firm’s New York office and worked to update brokers on new opportunities, prospect relevant trade areas and collect market information. He was promoted to Associate and now works alongside Executive Managing Director Ross Kaplan, specializing in both landlord and tenant representation.
Some of Chaplin’s recent successes include leasing 6,700 square feet at 195 Montague Street (Brooklyn) to Citibank as well as securing Venchi their Upper West Side location at 198 Columbus Avenue, and continuing to represent the Italian chocolatier in its Manhattan rollout.
On the landlord side, Chaplin is currently representing, among others, Gural Family Properties at 20 Astor Place and 200 Varick Street; Naftali Group at 1045 Madison Avenue; The Klein Group at 20 Pine Street; and a new development located at 846 Sixth Avenue, featuring more than 13,000 square feet of retail space.
Chaplin is a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of New York and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY).
Chaplin attended Syracuse University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management and Marketing.