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Eric Gelber

Executive Vice President

Eric Gelber

Executive Vice President
Advisory & Transaction Services, Retail
+1 212 9847127
+1 212 9848399

New York City

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

Professional Experience

With nearly 25 years of retail real estate experience, Eric Gelber has earned a solid reputation for serving his clients by developing and implementing strategic – and highly creative – marketing and leasing solutions. In his role as Executive Vice President of CBRE’s New York Tri-State Retail Services Group, Mr. Gelber has been responsible for executing leasing and sales transactions valued at more than $4 billion on behalf of his clients.

In addition to advising retailers such as Barilla and CIT Bank on their space strategies, Mr. Gelber is one of New York City’s most successful and highly regarded ownership representatives, with clients including Equity Office Properties, Fisher Brothers and Paramount Group. Manhattan’s most prominent real estate owners consistently select Mr. Gelber as their real estate advisor, exclusively seeking his expertise to lease the retail at their prized properties. D. Eric Habermann, Senior Vice President, Asset Management for Host Hotels & Resorts might have said it best: “Eric’s efforts have been invaluable to us and have helped to enable millions of dollars of value creation for our shareholders.” 

Mr. Gelber arranged the 100,000-sq.-ft. long-term master lease between Host Hotels & Resorts and Vornado Realty Trust, an extremely complex transaction that allowed Vornado to redevelop both the entire retail and signage components of the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square. He also repositioned the retail at Morgan Stanley’s world headquarters at 1585 Broadway, with transactions including Sunglass Hut, Bare Escentuals, Fossil, Skagen and Starbucks’ flagship. He was instrumental in Morgan Stanley’s sale of the 25,000-sq.-ft. retail condominium at 522 Fifth Avenue, as well as the 17,000-sq.-ft. lease to Sephora for its two-level flagship at the repositioned 580 Fifth Avenue on behalf of ownership. Most recently, Mr. Gelber represented Foot Locker in the leasing of its new 36,000-sq.-ft. Times Square retail condominium at 1460 Broadway, a four-level flagship with dynamic signage.

A testament to his creativity and vision, Mr. Gelber is a two-time recipient of the Real Estate Board of New York’s Retail Deal of the Year Award – perhaps the most prestigious award in the industry – which recognizes the most ingenious transactions in the retail market. In 2006, he took home REBNY’s “Most Creative Retail Deal of the Year” award for Gucci’s flagship lease at 725 Fifth Avenue, and REBNY also honored Mr. Gelber in 2001 with the award for the sale of Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway, to Haier America – for which he devised a marketing campaign that wrapped the building in an enormous red bow.


Professional Affiliations/Achievements

  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

  • Member, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)

  • CBRE Retail Advisory Council

  • Named to Fortune’s “Heroes of the 500” for his dedication to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 2015

  • Honored with the MMRF’s Carol Goldschein Spirit of Hope Award, which recognizes individuals who have shown extraordinary commitment to the MMRF’s mission, 2017

 

Education

 

  • Syracuse University, Whitman School of Management, Bachelor of Science

 

 

Charitable Causes

 

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation | Eric has raised more than $1 million for the MMRF by running numerous ultra-marathons over the years, including three epic nonstop runs in New York City’s Central Park, where he covered first 167 miles in 2013, 176 miles in 2014 and 200 miles in 2016. He has also conquered the “World’s Toughest Foot Race,” the Badwater 135 in Death Valley twice—in 2012 and 2015—running a nonstop course that gains 13,000 feet in elevation and crosses three mountain ranges. In 2017, Eric Gelber and his wife Tani were the subjects of the documentary, “200 Miles,” which chronicled his extraordinary journal and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.  

 

Clients

Owner  

  • Credit Suisse First Boston
  • Denihan Hospitality Group
  • Equity Office Properties
  • Empire State Realty Trust
  • Fisher Brothers
  • Global Hyatt Corporation
  • Host Hotels & Resorts
  • Marriott International
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Paramount Group
  • Park Tower Group
  • Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
  • Prudential Real Estate
  • The Trump Organization
  • Tishman Speyer Properties

 

Retailers

  • Barilla     
  • CIT Bank    
  • Citibank     
  • Sisley Cosmetics     
  • Sovereign Bank









Eric Gelber

Executive Vice President
Advisory & Transaction Services, Retail
+1 212 9847127
+1 212 9848399

New York City

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

Available Properties