Ingenie Time! REBNY Announces Nominees for Big Real Estate’s Biggest Awards

The Ingenie nominations – annual source of anxiety, jealousy and sometimes even joy for the commercial real estate world – are in.

The winners of the Real Estate Board of New York’s Most Ingenious Deals of the Year Awards will be announced on April 28 at the 101 Club, the Kodak Theatre of city real estate.

“The Most Ingenious Deal of the Year awards are seen as the highest marks of distinction in the industry and the most coveted accolades that a REBNY member can receive,” said REBNY President Steven Spinola in a statement. “And given the climate of the market over the past year, these deals are all the more impressive.”

We can’t argue with that.

And, without further ado, we give you the nominees:



“Miracle on 83rd Street” – Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 150 West 83rd Street. Brokers:  David Lebenstein & Nicola Heryet, Colliers ABR, Inc.

“The Granddaddy of Historic Preservation – The JV of Cobble Hill Towers, 419-35, 445 Hicks St., Brooklyn, New York.” Broker:  Kenneth S. Freeman, Massey Knakal Realty Services

“The Sale of the GM/Legacy Portfolio – Honoring the Family Name” – 767 Fifth Avenue, 540 Madison Avenue, 125 West 55th Street, 2 Grand Central Tower. Brokers:  Darcy A. Stacom & William M. Shanahan, CB Richard Ellis, Inc.

“Sale of 231 and 180 Bowery” – 231 Bowery and 180-82 Bowery. Broker: Robert Burton, Massey Knakal Realty Services



“PNC Financial Group Regional Headquarters & First New York Branch” – 340 Madison Avenue. Broker: Robert T. Tunis, FirstService Williams

“Three Clients. Three Requirements. One Firm. One Deal.” – 395 Hudson Street. Brokers:  Josh Kuriloff, Jonathan Serko & Joseph Cabrera, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.

“Colgate-Palmolive’s Long-Term Commitment to New York City” – 300 Park Avenue. Brokers: Brian Given, Robert Freedman & Mark Jaccom, FirstService Williams

“Burberry” – 444 Madison Avenue. Brokers:  David Goldstein, Daniel O. Horowitz & Jeffrey I. Peck, Studley, Inc.

“Pioneering a New Frontier: The Hakimian Organization’s Redevelopment of 636 11th Ave. & 560,000 – SF Lease to Ogilvy & Mather.” Broker:  Mitchell L. Konsker & Paul N. Glickman, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.

“Mission Impossible – The Leasing of 380 Madison Avenue to the United Nations.” Brokers:  Edward Goldman, Stephen B. Siegel & Bruce Weinberg, CB Richard Ellis, Inc.

“Viacom’s Coup at 1515 Broadway.” Brokers:  Scott L. Gottlieb, Michael R. Laginestra & Andrew Sussman, CB Richard Ellis, Inc.



“400 Avenue U Condo” – 400 Avenue U, Gravesend, Brooklyn, New York. Broker: John Lama, NY Urban Real Estate Services, Inc.

“650 Madison Avenue.” Broker:  Shawn Rosenthal, The Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group LLC

“250 Hudson Street.” Brokers:  Scott A. Singer & Jeffrey C. Moroch, The Singer & Bassuk Organization

“Carlton’s $630 Million Equity and Debt Recapitalization” – 666 Fifth Avenue. Broker: Howard L. Michaels, The Carlton Group

Ingenie Time! REBNY Announces Nominees for Big Real Estate’s Biggest Awards