First Panel Announced for 11th Annual New York City Real Estate Expo, Oct. 24

The Floor Moderator will be Michael Romer, Esq., of Romer, Debbas LLP a boutique Midtown real estate law firm. Panelists will be Louise Forbes - Halstead Manhattan Real Estate; Andrew Flachner - Real Scout; Paul Massey - B6 Real Estate Advisors; Kent Swig - Swig Equities LLC; Bess Freedman / Brown Harris Stevens; and Luciane Serifovic / Luxian International Realty.

Kent M. Swig To Be Honored By Big Brothers And Big Sisters Of New York City At 20th Anniversary Casino Jazz Night Event

Swig Equities President Kent M. Swig will be among a number prominent New York City real estate executives to be honored at the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters annual event that will take place on June 17th from 6-9:30 PM at Cipriani 42nd Street. The event is an annual fundraiser for the New York chapter of this national non-profit organization.

Swig Equities Sponsors Municipal Art Society Jane’s Walk 2019 To Take Place May 3-5 Throughout NYC

Swig Equities President Kent M. Swig has announced that the company will be the corporate sponsor of this year’s Jane’s Walk NYC, the annual event that takes place the first week of May throughout New York City. The event celebrates the life of the iconic New Yorker, Jane Jacobs. The weekend dates are May 3-5, 2019.

Helmsley Spear Appoints Warren Berger as 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 Warren Berger as a licensed real estate agent specializing in tenant representation. Kent M. Swig, President of Helmsley Spear, made the announcement.

Helmsley Spear Appointed Exclusive Sub-Leasing Agent for 99 Park Avenue

Helmsley Spear, LLC, America’s oldest continuously operating real estate firm that was founded in 1866, announced that the firm has been engaged as the exclusive sub-leasing agent for the entire 10th Floor at 99 Park Avenue, in Midtown Manhattan. The office space consists of 28,718 rentable square feet on the 10thfloor of the Class A office building located between 39th and 40th Streets with and initial leasing expiration of December 31, 2023. The asking rent is $49 per square feet. The assignment was announced by Kent M. Swig, President, and Andrew G. Simon, Executive Vice President, of Helmsley Spear.

WHO’S NEWS: Helmsley Spear appoints Harlem specialist, RCS adds managing director

Helmsley Spear announced the appointment of Michael Williams as a retail, commercial, and investment sales agent specializing in the Harlem and in Upper Manhattan markets. 
Williams has had a 25-year career in the real estate industry, first as a mortgage banker in the residential, commercial and affordable housing sector with several banks, including Apple Bank, Roosevelt Savings Bank, Roslyn Savings and New York Community Bank.
Previously, Williams served as a real estate agent at Halstead Property. 
He also held executive positions with various development and construction companies. His experience includes working with new market tax credit development in Bridgeport, Connecticut and as a subcontractor to Turner Construction in building the new Yankee Stadium.
Williams earned his B.A. from Stony Brook University.

Helmsley Spear Appoints Michael Williams as a Premier Retail, Commercial and Investment-Sales Agent

Helmsley Spear, LLC, America’s oldest continuously operating real estate firm founded in 1866, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Williams as a premier retail, commercial, and investment-sales agent specializing on the Harlem and in Upper Manhattan markets.The announcement was made by Kent M. Swig, President of Helmsley Spear.

Helmsley Spear Appointed Exclusive Sub-Leasing Agent For Prime Office Space At 99 Park Avenue In Midtown Manhattan

Helmsley Spear, LLC, America’s oldest continuously operating real estate firm that was founded in 1866, is pleased to announce that the firm has been engaged as the exclusive sub-leasing agent for the entire 10th Floor at 99 Park Avenue, in Midtown Manhattan. The office space consists of 28,718 rentable square feet on the 10th floor of the Class A office building located between 39th and 40th Streets with and initial leasing expiration of December 31, 2023. The asking rent is $49 per square feet. The assignment was announced by Kent M. Swig, President, and Andrew G. Simon, Executive Vice President, of Helmsley Spear.

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.