Ross Berkowitz is a senior managing director with Newmark Knight Frank, specializing in both landlord and tenant representation in Manhattan.
Mr. Berkowitz represents many institutional investors, families and individual investors in transactions involving real estate and retail space. He has worked on behalf of Atlas Capital Group, The Durst Organization, Heller Properties, HUBBNYC, SL Green Realty Corp., Stonehenge Partners and Wharton Properties, to name a few.
Recent notable transactions include the leasing of 4,629 square feet of retail space and 1,314 square feet of LED signage to Line Friends and 1,092 square feet of retail space to KIKO Milano at 1515 Broadway on behalf of SL Green Realty. On behalf of The Durst Organization, he arranged a lease with Nordstrom Rack for 47,000 square feet 855 Avenue of the Americas. On behalf of SL Green Realty and Wharton Properties, he assisted in a 60,000-square-foot lease for Nike’s flagship at 650 Fifth Avenue. He also represented ownership at 72 Spring Street, where Amazon 4-Star signed a 5,100-square-foot lease.
Among his tenant representation work, Mr. Berkowitz represented Saje Natural Wellness in its leases for a combined 1,100 square feet at 120 Prince Street and 156 Columbus Avenue.
In addition, Mr. Berkowitz has been involved in several investment sales transactions, including the sale of 102 Greene Street to SL Green Realty Corp, 1231 Third Avenue to Thor Equities, 27 West 72nd Street to JTRE Holdings and 267 West 34th Street to Vornado Realty.
Mr. Berkowitz joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2019, following parent company Newmark Group, Inc.’s acquisition of RKF. He began his real estate career with RKF in 2007.
Ross earned a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. He is a licensed Salesperson in the state of New York and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.