Hunter Rief is a Director with the firm. Hunter joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2019, when parent company Newmark Group, Inc. acquired RKF. He initially began his career at RKF in June 2013 as an associate and has developed a strong expertise in both Landlord and Tenant representation. Hunter is primarily focused on assisting retailers in their strategic expansions regionally and nationally.
During Hunter’s original stint with RKF, he represented numerous prominent landlords in New York City such as, Betina Equities, Broad Street Development, and Infinity Real Estate. Notable transactions included securing Paper Source at 77 Fifth Avenue in Flatiron on behalf of Betina Equities and securing Le Pain Quotidien at 205 Bleecker Street on behalf of Infinity Real Estate.
Hunter’s tenant representation experience has included helping Peloton grow from their very first showroom, arranging more than 15 leases nationally and assisting La Colombe with their initial retail expansion in New York, completing deals at 7 Bryant Park and 67 Wall Street to help grow the brand’s presence and national allure.
In the Fall of 2016, Hunter left RKF to work as a Real Estate Manager at Richemont North America, Inc., a holding group for several of the world’s most recognizable luxury brands including, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Montblanc, Chloe, IWC, and Panerai. Hunter assisted with site selection, lease negotiations, store buildout, and overall management of the existing portfolio of leases which included locations throughout North America (United States and Canada).
Hunter recently rejoined Newmark Knight Frank in the beginning of 2019 focusing on tenant representation in the greater New York City area as well as North America.
Hunter earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate and Management at University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business. He is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the state of New York and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.