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Amira Yunis

Executive Vice President

Amira Yunis

Executive Vice President
Advisory & Transaction Services, Retail
+1 212 9848126
+1 212 9847106

New York City

200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166
+1 212 9848000
+1 212 9848040

Professional Experience

Amira Yunis is an Executive Vice President in CBRE’s Retail Services Group. She is known for her dynamic vision and intimate knowledge of high-street retail markets nationwide. Her vast experience includes procuring flagship stores and restaurants, executing numerous national rollouts, and introducing new and foreign retailers to the market.  While most of her transactions are in New York, her work and influence shapes the retail landscape across the nation.

Ms. Yunis’ specialty is to form lasting partnerships with the landlords she represents, working with these landlords to create sustainable retail tenancies that will thrive in New York’s ever-changing retail landscape. Ms. Yunis boasts an impressive landlord representation roster having worked for clients such as Callahan Capital Properties, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Principal Investors, APF Properties, The Durst Organization, Archon Group, DVL Incorporated, Joseph P Day, Extell Development, NYU, Olnick, Starrett Development, Steinberg & Pokoik and W&H Properties. Noteworthy transactions include: the H&M flagship at 4 Times Square; 575 Madison Avenue to Breitling, Lacoste and First Republic Bank; and Patagonia in Meatpacking, SoHo and the Bowery.

A sampling of noteworthy tenant rep transactions includes: several locations for Urbanspace at 230 Park Avenue and 570 Lexington; Tommy Bahama’s multilevel flagship and restaurant at 551 Fifth Avenue; the national rollout for Joe & the Juice, numerous locations for Aldo, Fossil and Skagen; The Capital Grille’s three Manhattan locations; Patagonia; Theory; over 52 locations for Le Pain Quotidien; and Gucci in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Ms. Yunis began her illustrious retail career at Newmark Knight Frank, where she had most recently served as an Executive Vice President and Principal. Ms. Yunis won the Real Estate Board of New York’s (REBNY) 2006 Ingenious Deal of the Year Award for representing New York University in bringing Trader Joe’s to its first Manhattan location at 14th Street.  She is a member of REBNY and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Additionally, Ms. Yunis serves as a trustee of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church and as a Chairperson and Board Member for the Sarcoma Foundation of America.

In addition to her REBNY Deal of the Year win, Ms. Yunis has been recognized by Crain’s New York Business in its 40-Under-40 Award (2006); Real Estate New York’s Women of Influence (2007, 2008 and 2010); since her tenure began at CBRE, Ms. Yunis has been awarded the Coldwell Circle of CBRE’s Top Producers (2013-2017), New York Moves’ Power Women (2008 and 2012), and Costar’s Top Retail Leasing Brokers (2007-2017).

Professional Achievements

  • REBNY Retail Deal of the Year Award, 2006
  • Crain’s New York Business 40 Under 40 Award, 2006
  • Real Estate Forum Women of Influence Award, 2007 & 2008
  • New York Moves Power Women Award, 2008
  • CoStar Top Retail Leasing Broker, 2007-2012
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Member, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
  • Trustee, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church

 

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Member, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
  • Chairperson, Board of Directors, Sarcoma Foundation

Significant Assignments 

Tenant Assignments

Client    

Locations
Joe and the Juice   National rollout
Tommy Bahama    Multilevel flagship store,
551 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Urbanspace 
  230 Park Avenue, New York, NY
570 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
Theory   Multiple U.S. locations including
1157 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
69 Main Street, Westport, CT
408 North Beverly Drive, Los Angeles, CA
Aldo   Multiple U.S. locations
Fossil   Multiple U.S. locations
Le Pain Quotidien   52 U.S. locations
The Capital Grille   All NYC locations
Gucci   São Paulo, Brazil
Swarovski | 499 Broadway   Brandy Melville

Landlord Assignments

Client | Property      Retailer
Callahan Capital Properties/Ivanhoe Cambridge | 
1411 Broadway, New York, NY
  Chase, Starbucks
Joseph P. Day | 
437 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
  Pret A Manger, Just Salad
Steinberg and Pokoik | 
575 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
  Breitling, Lacoste, First Republic Bank
APF Properties | Portfolio   Repositioned all retail properties
W&H Properties | 
One Grand Central Place, New York, NY
  Charles Schwab, Chase
717 Madison LP | 
717 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
  Devi Kroell

Clients 

Retailers
  • Aldo

  • Del Frisco’s

  • Devi Kroell

  • Fossil

  • Gucci

  • Helmut Lang

  • Joe and the Juice

  • Le Pain Quotidien

  • Mephisto

  • M Missoni

  • Patagonia

  • Swarovski

  • Theory

  • Tommy Bahama

  • Urbanspace

  • Valentino


Owners
  • APF Properties

  • Callahan Capital Properties

  • The Durst Organization

  • Ivanhoe Cambridge

  • Joseph P Day

  • NYU

  • The Olnick Organization

  • Principal Investors

  • Starrett Development

  • Steinberg & Pokoik

  • W&H Properties

  • Winthrop Realty Trust

Amira Yunis

Executive Vice President
Advisory & Transaction Services, Retail
+1 212 9848126
+1 212 9847106

New York City

200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166
+1 212 9848000
+1 212 9848040