David Goldstein, the Skyline Changer
March 1, 2011
By: Jotham Sederstrom

It was for Burberry, the iconic clothier most famous for its butterscotch-plaid scarves, that the Studley broker David Goldstein made his most memorable mark on New York's fashion industry. ...

... But in a career spanning more than 20 years, Mr. Goldstein's successes in the fashion industry are myriad. From J. Crew and Tiffany & Co. to London Fog and Coach, the Studley executive vice president has inked deals for many of the boldest names in the business. ....

..."I was intrigued by the business model and the people I was interacting with, and, at a certain point, decided to stick with it," said Mr. Goldstein, who, besides his fashion clients, has also worked with legal and financial firms, including Fortune 500 companies, for a grand total of 10 million square feet in deals. So far.

Among his most storied deals may be his transaction in 2004 for Ann Taylor. Whereas the Burberry deal was merely for 75,000 square feet, Mr. Goldstein's assignment for Ann Taylor demanded a space requirement of 300,000 feet. In an engagement that began in 1997 and involved smaller assignments along the way, the huge transaction on behalf of Ann Taylor grew out of the firm's need to relocate and expand from previous offices. In the end, the broker secured 300,000 square feet at the Times Square Tower following the timely collapse of Arthur Anderson. ...

... "I've been at Studley since 1990 and that is extremely rare in the business," Mr. Goldstein said of the single-firm longevity. "It's the exception."

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