The 20 Most Notable Brown University Alumni in the Business World

Kent Swig is a graduate of the 1983 class at Brown University. After college he went into the world and became the founder and owner of a variety of different residential real estate service firms. He’s the co-chairman and owner of Terra Holdings, LLC, and is also the owner of Brown Harris Stevens, Swig Equities, LLC, Helmsley Spear, LLC, Falcon Pacific Construction and The Swig Company. He is among the most successful businessmen in the United States.



Brett J. Zelner

Helmsley Spear announced the appointment of Brett J. Zelner as a Vice President and Associate Broker focusing on commercial office and retail real estate leasing in the New York Metropolitan region market place. 
Zelner previously served as Executive Managing Director at Lee & Associate in New York City and prior to that was an executive at Lansco Corporation for many years. 
He is an alumnus of Boston University, where he received his BA degree, and he is a long time member of the Real Estate Board of New York. 

LEASES: Motion P/T signs Midtown lease, Fujifilm takes CT space

Helmsley Spear brokered a second lease extension for China Ting Fashion Group (USA) LLC in the Garment District totaling 6,824 s/f at 525 Seventh Avenue. The lease extension was announced by Kent M. Swig, President of Helmsley Spear. Peter Cannold and Scott M. Bloom, Senior Vice President of Helmsley Spear, represented the tenant. Steven Marvin and Sam Friedfeld were the landlord’s agents. The property is owned by 525 Delaware LLC. The 7-year lease extension is for space on the 16th floor.

Helmsley Spear and Imperial Capital broker $10.25 million sale of a 5,000 s/f TD Ameritrade in Scarsdale

Scarsdale, NY According to Helmsley Spear, LLC and Imperial Capital Co., they have collaborated in the sale of a single-tenant net lease bank building. The subject is occupied by TD Ameritrade, and located at 880 Central Park Ave. The property is a two-story structure comprising 5,000 s/f. The sale price was $10.25 million.

Helmsley Spear Appoints Rene Hamilton As An Assistant Vice President

Helmsley Spear, LLC, America’s oldest continuously operating real estate firm founded in 1866, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rene Hamilton as an Assistant Vice President focusing on commercial real estate leasing in the New York Metropolitan region market place. The announcement was made by Kent M. Swig, President of Helmsley Spear.

Helmsley Spear successfully brokers 6,824-square-foot lease in Manhattan’s Garment District

“We are thrilled that Helmsley Spear has completed this transaction for prime space in Manhattan’s Garment District.  This 24 story building offers 21st century office amenities in a great commercial location. Manhattan’s Garment District is known worldwide and this new lease is another good example of why New York City is thriving with new and expanding companies,”  said Swig.

Helmsley Spear Brokers New 7 Year Lease Extension In Garment District Manhattan Property

Helmsley Spear, LLC, America’s oldest continuously operating real estate firm that was founded in 1866, and a proud member of CORFAC International, is pleased to announce that it has brokered a second lease extension for China Ting Fashion Group (USA) LLC in Manhattan’s Garment District totaling 6,824 square feet at 525 Seventh Avenue. The lease extension was announced by Kent M. Swig, President of Helmsley Spear.

Helmsley Spear Appoints Edward F. Eagan as a Licensed Real Estate Agent

Helmsley Spear, LLC, America’s oldest continuously operating real estate firm founded in 1866, is pleased to announce the appointment of Edward F. Eagan as a licensed real estate salesperson focusing on the investment sales segment of the real estate market place. Mr. Eagan will report to Andrew G. Simon, Executive Vice President, and the announcement was made by Kent M. Swig, President of Helmsley Spear.

ON THE SCENE: Charter tries its hand leasing Walmart Plaza in CT

Helmsley Spear brokered the sale of the TD Ameritrade building in Scarsdale, New York. Located at 880 Central Park Avenue, the building is a 2-story structure comprising 5,000 s/f with TD Ameritrade bank as the sole tenant under a 12-year lease. The transaction closed for a sale price of $10.3 million. The purchaser was Garden Street Apartments LLC. Kent M. Swig made the announcement. Andrew Nemeroff, president of Imperial Capital Company, represented the seller in this transaction.

Helmsley Spear Appoints Seth Sklar as Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Helmsley Spear, LLC, America’s oldest continuously operating real estate firm founded in 1866, is pleased to announce the appointment of Seth Sklar as a licensed real estate salesperson for Helmsley Spear, LLC where he will focus on the evaluation, marketing, and disposition of commercial real estate assets, mainly in the greater New York Metropolitan area. Mr. Sklar will report to Andrew G. Simon, Executive Vice President, and the announcement was made by Kent M. Swig, President of Helmsley Spear.

Helmsley Spear Brokers Sale Of TD Ameritrade Building In Scarsdale, New York

Helmsley Spear, LLC, America’s oldest continuously operating real estate firm that was founded in 1866, is pleased to announce that the firm has successfully brokered the sale of the TD Ameritrade building in Scarsdale, New York.

America’s oldest real estate firm announces Jimmy Javier as new assistant vice president

America’s oldest real estate firm announces Jimmy Javier as new assistant vice president

(NEW YORK, NY) — America’s oldest real estate firm, Helmsley Spear, LLC, has appointed Jimmy Javier as an assistant vice president. Javier, with over 35 years of commercial leasing and sales experience, will concentrate on commercial leasing during his time at Helmsley Spear.

New Development: 25 Park Row on the rise, 77 Greenwich underway

New Development: 25 Park Row on the rise, 77 Greenwich underway

Saab Family LP has tapped Falcon Pacific Builders to construct a 50-unit rental and retail building at 28-16 21st Street in Astoria, Queens. Robert Goodman, COO of Falcon Pacific Builders, said the project will be completed in the fall of 2019.

The 7-story building will be comprised of 58,000 s/f and consist of 50 apartments and 11,000 s/f of retail space.