As a vice chairman with Newmark Knight Frank, Jeremy Ezra possesses strong expertise in representing retail tenants in markets throughout the U.S. Based in New York City, Mr. Ezra focuses primarily on assisting retailers in their strategic expansions both regionally and nationally.
Mr. Ezra has represented Adidas and Reebok in several high-profile national lease transactions around the U.S., including flagship stores on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. He also arranged Reebok’s U.S. flagship store in Union Square and Adidas’ first Brooklyn store, as well as the SoHo relocation of the Originals brand to 115 Spring Street.
In New York City, Mr. Ezra is the exclusive representative of Chick-fil-A and has assisted the fast-food chain enter and expand in the market. To date, he has arranged eight leases in Manhattan, including four in Midtown and one each in the Financial District, Upper East Side, East Side and Columbus, as well as the first-ever Chick-fil-A in Brooklyn.
Luxury fitness brand Peloton relied on Mr. Ezra for all of its retail requirements in malls, lifestyle centers and street locations. After arranging 55 leases throughout North America, he is now focused on securing new opportunities in New York City.
Mr. Ezra also exclusively represents lululemon in the New York metro area and has completed several leases on its behalf—for its flagship store on Fifth Avenue, in addition to stores in Hudson Yards, Time Warner Center and SoHo, among others.
Mr. Ezra also represents home furnishing retailer Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and handled the brand’s national roll-out. He has to date secured more than 15 leases, including in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania; Beverly Hills, California; Houston, Texas; Miami, Florida; Scottsdale, Arizona; Paramus, New Jersey; and Manhasset, New York.
Other brands that Mr. Ezra represents on streets, in malls and outlets include Watches of Switzerland, 7 For All Mankind and Splendid.
Previously, Mr. Ezra represented IT’Sugar throughout the U.S. and was responsible for arranging more than 40 leases on the brand’s behalf.
A 16-year veteran of the real estate industry, Mr. Ezra joined NKF in 2018, when parent company Newmark Group, Inc. acquired RKF Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries. Prior to RKF, Mr. Ezra was the real estate manager for Ann Taylor, where he was responsible for site selection and real estate management throughout the U.S. In this position, he completed transactions in malls, lifestyle centers, outlets and on the streets of top central business districts in more than 30 states. Previously, he was a leasing representative and a member of the initial team scouting real estate in Canada for The Children’s Place.
Mr. Ezra is a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of New York. He is also a member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Croton-on-Hudson Economic Development Committee.
Mr. Ezra earned his bachelor’s degree in business and French at Skidmore College.