David Rosenberg is an executive managing director with Newmark Knight Frank. Based in New York, Mr. Rosenberg works with Vice Chairman Barry Fishbach to provide oversight of retail leasing and investment sales throughout the New York metropolitan area.
An industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience, Mr. Rosenberg has represented many of the nation’s premier tenants, including Aerosoles, Apple, Asics, Bank of America, Bed Bath & Beyond, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Burger King, Charles Schwab, Chase, Circuit City, Citibank, CVS/pharmacy, Design Within Reach, Gap, Genovese/Eckerd Drugs, Macy’s, McDonald’s, Nine West, Oakley, RadioShack, Sony, Sprint, The TJX Companies, Urban Outfitters and Walgreens. He also exclusively represents Capital One Bank, FedEx, PetSmart, UFC Gym and a major national specialty grocer.
Mr. Rosenberg has been responsible for some of the most significant retail transactions in the outer boroughs and Long Island, including the $25.5 million sale of the former Caldor department store located at Fordham Road and Grand Concourse in the Bronx, as well as its subsequent leasing to Bally Total Fitness, The Children’s Place and P.C. Richard & Son; the $15 million sale of the 45,000-square-foot former Woolworth building on Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn on behalf of Federated Department Stores; the $10 million sale of a 30,000-square-foot development site at 125th Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem; the leasing of Gateway Center, a 640,000-square-foot, one-of-a-kind shopping center developed in Brooklyn by Related Companies and Blackacre Capital Management; and the leasing of 50,000 square feet of retail space at the corner of Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing, Queens, to Old Navy.
Additionally, Mr. Rosenberg was responsible for the leasing of a former Stop & Shop supermarket in New Hyde Park to Old Navy; the leasing of 30,000 square feet to Bed Bath & Beyond at Bay Harbor Mall in Woodmere, New York; the leasing of 90-30 Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills, Queens, to Michaels Stores, Staples and a specialty grocer; and the leasing of 252 Atlantic Avenue to Michaels and Capital One.
Mr. Rosenberg and Mr. Fishbach represented Old Navy in the subleasing of 136-02 Roosevelt Avenue in Queens to Duane Reade. They also secured several new locations for PetSmart in Manhattan, Brooklyn, West Babylon, Pelham, Lake Grove, Port Jefferson, Riverhead, and Scarsdale, New York.
Additionally, Mr. Rosenberg completed the leasing of 1900 Northern Boulevard in Manhasset, New York, to Apple. He also represented Modell’s Sporting Goods in lease transactions at Fresh Meadows Shopping Center in Fresh Meadows, Queens, on East Fordham Road in the Bronx and at 162 East Main Street in Mt. Kisco, New York; a national specialty grocer in the leasing of a 15,000-square-foot location on Richmond Avenue in Staten Island, on Third Avenue in Manhattan and at Citypoint in Brooklyn; Oakley in a 1,815-square-foot lease at 1515 Broadway in Times Square and a 7,500-square-foot lease at 560 Fifth Avenue; Intermix in a 2,500-square-foot lease at 325 Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, Connecticut; Arhaus Furniture in a lease in Manhasset, New York; and rag & bone in a lease on Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich.
Other tenants recently represented by Mr. Rosenberg include UFC Gym, in the leasing of 2020 Jericho Turnpike in Jericho, New York; Raymour & Flanigan, in the leasing of 490 Fulton Street in Brooklyn; Swarovski, in the leasing of 484 Fulton Street; Land’s End in the leasing of space at the Staten Island Mall and Gallery of Westbury; and in the leasing of Harmon Face Values at Broadway/90th Street in Manhattan.
Mr. Rosenberg joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2019, when parent company Newmark Group, Inc. acquired RKF. He was previously an executive vice president and partner at RKF, which he joined in 1987. Prior to RKF, he was a director for 13 years at Garrick-Aug Associates.
Mr. Rosenberg is a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of New York and a member of both the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY).