Ike Bibi is a Director in the firm’s New York office. He joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2019, when parent company Newmark Group, Inc. acquired RKF. Ike began his career with RKF in 2014.
Ike has worked on behalf of many owners, including Extell Development, Two Trees Management, Kushner Companies, Invesco, RFR Realty, Rudin Management, EMP Capital, Premier Equities, Zar Property and The Sherry Netherland.
Over the past three years, Ike has arranged in excess of 200,000SF of retail transactions with an aggregate value of more than $100,000,000. Some of his recent transactions include leasing over 60,000 SF of retail space at Dumbo Heights on behalf of Kushner Companies, Invesco, RFR Realty and LIVWRK; leases were arranged with Dig Inn, Glaze Teriyaki, Bluestone Lane Coffee, Untamed Sandwiches, Taco Dumbo, Randolph Beer, Yoga Vida, Row House and Shadowbox. He also leased 47-49 Greene Street on behalf of EMP Capital to Theory, 500 East 14th Street on behalf of Extell Development to Target, 781 Fifth Avenue on behalf of The Sherry Netherland to Prive Salon, and 97 Fifth Avenue on behalf of ATA Enterprises to Aldo, who renewed.
Ike’s work also extends to representing tenants. His clients include Vineyard Vines, Bluestone Lane Coffee, Shadowbox, Yoga Vida, Untamed Sandwiches and Open Kitchen, among others. He recently arranged leases for Yoga Vida at 416 Washington Street, Kiki de Montparnasse at 102 Franklin Street and Bluestone Lane Coffee at 90 Water Street.
Prior to joining RKF, Ike was with Laura Pomerantz Real Estate, where he was responsible for assisting on national retail expansion plans and high-profile agency assignments in Manhattan. One of Ike’s most notable accomplishments was a 3,225-SF lease to KikiRiki, an international fashion retailer, who is set to open a flagship store at 676 Broadway. Previously, Ike served as Vice President of Global Sales for Checkolite International Inc., a leading lighting manufacturing wholesaler. There, he completed numerous transactions and developed relationships with major national retailers, including Walmart, Target, Home Depot and Menards.
Ike is a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of New York, and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and UJA-Federation of New York.