Peter Whitenack is a senior managing director with Newmark Knight Frank, specializing in both landlord and tenant representation.
Mr. Whitenack’s tenant representation work consists of uncovering opportunities and seeking high-profile sites for national and local tenants, including Club Monaco, Dylan’s Candy Bar, PNC Bank, Ralph Lauren, Under Armour and Union Square Hospitality Group, among others. He recently completed a 53,000-square-foot lease on behalf of Under Armour for its New York City Brand House in the former FAO Schwarz space at the GM Building, located at 767 Fifth Avenue.
On the landlord side, Mr. Whitenack represents an equally impressive list of clients. His past and current ownership representation clients include Brookfield Property Partners, CIM Group, The Durst Kalimian Properties Organization, Macklowe Properties and The Related Companies, to name a few. Recent transactions on behalf of ownership groups include representing The Durst Organization in its lease with Nordstrom Rack for 49,000 square feet at 855 Avenue of the Americas. He was also involved in Nordstrom’s purchase of Extell Development’s retail condominium at 225 West 57th Street. Currently, Mr. Whitenack is representing Macklowe Properties in arranging 118,000 square feet in leases with Whole Foods Market and Life Time Fitness at One Wall Street, where he continues to market the remaining 55,000 space feet of retail space for Harry Macklowe. Mr. Whitenack is also marketing approximately 50,000 square feet in Brookfield’s Manhattan West, where ownership is developing a 7 million-square foot mixed-use project that will be directly adjacent to the 1 million square feet of retail at Related’s Hudson Yards.
Mr. Whitenack joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2019, after parent company Newmark Group, Inc., acquired RKF Holdings, LLC. As a vice president with RKF, Mr. Whitenack not only served as a broker but also helped to develop and execute the firm’s canvassing program, which trained entry-level candidates in the skills and experiences needed to become successful retail real estate salespeople.
Mr. Whitenack earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Colgate University. He is a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of New York and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers as well as the Real Estate Board of New York.