As a vice chairman with Newmark Knight Frank, Barry Fishbach specializes in retail leasing in New York, New Jersey and Long Island as well as investment sales in the Greater New York City area.
Mr. Fishbach is currently representing Mattress Firm with expansions and relocations in New York City, Rockland County, Westchester County and Long Island. He has to date completed 15 leases for the retailer. Mr. Fishbach also was responsible for securing 20 new locations for PetSmart, including a 20,777-square-foot lease at Pelham Manor in Pelham, New York; an 18,216-square-foot lease on Montauk Highway in West Babylon, New York; and a 17,609-square-foot lease at 240 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. Other tenants exclusively represented by Mr. Fishbach include FedEx Office and Urban Air Adventure Park.
Mr. Fishbach was previously the exclusive leasing representative for Capital One Bank. To date, he has completed 79 transactions (48 leases and 31 investment sales), including a 4,300-square-foot lease at 301 West 125th Street and a 15,990-square-foot, multi-level flagship at 841 Broadway.
Previous exclusive tenants of Mr. Fishbach include 24 Hour Fitness, Bank of America, Bally’s Total Fitness, Chase, The Children’s Place, Citibank, Design within Reach, M·A·C Cosmetics, The Sports Authority, Sprint and Zales.
Mr. Fishbach has also completed include leases with BJ’s Wholesale Club, Bed Bath & Beyond, P.C. Richard & Son, Duane Reade, Foot Locker, CVS/pharmacy, Forever 21, Rainbow Shop, Applebee’s, Modell’s, Ann Taylor, Drybar, Swarovski, Walgreen’s, Panera Bread and Staples.
Mr. Fishbach is currently marketing 140,000 square feet at Hudson Lights in Fort Lee, New Jersey, on behalf of Tucker Development Corporation. His roster of prestigious ownership clients also includes Acadia Realty Trust, Apollo Real Estate Services, Ares Management, Blackacre Capital Management, Mack Real Estate Group, Tishman Speyer Properties and Vornado Realty Trust.
As a landlord’s agent, Mr. Fishbach arranged a 9,000-square-foot lease with BNB Bank at 309 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan; a 2,500-square-foot lease with Shake Shack at 409 Fulton Street in Brooklyn; and numerous transactions at Hudson Lights in Fort Lee, New Jersey, including leases with Capital One Bank, Coldwell Banker, CVS Pharmacy, Cycle Bar, iPic Theatre and Paris Baguette.
Sales transactions in which Mr. Fishbach was involved include the 141,599-square-foot Flatbush Center in Brooklyn, which sold for $35.5 million on behalf of Forest City Ratner; the 265,000-square-foot former Caldor department store on Fordham Road in the Bronx, which sold for $25.5 million on behalf of Vornado Realty Trust; the 10 acres sold to Thor Equities on Shore Parkway in Brooklyn; and the 11,000-square-foot retail condominium sold at 49 West 64th Street in Manhattan.
Mr. Fishbach has also handled the disposition of surplus property for numerous retailers, including Capital One Bank, Citibank, Federated Department Stores, Loews Cineplex Entertainment, Macy’s, Rite Aid, United Artists Theatres and Woolworth.
Mr. Fishbach is a licensed real estate broker in the states of New York and New Jersey and a member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Mr. Fishbach received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from The George Washington University.