REBNY Cites Top Deals of Challenging Year
April 28, 2010
By: Paul Bubny

Amid the uncertainty of 2009, “it became a major feat to close just about any deal,” Peter Hauspurg said Tuesday evening as he introduced this year’s winners of the Real Estate Board of New York’s annual Commercial Brokers Most Ingenious Deal of the Year Awards. Nonetheless, Hauspurg and his fellow REBNY judges managed to choose the three that best exemplified ingenuity and creativity, led by Studley’s interdependent transactions on behalf of Hunter College.

From a field of 15 nominations, Studley’s Daniel O. Horowitz and Ira Schuman secured REBNY’s first-place Henry Hart Rice Award, announced Tuesday evening. The second-place Robert T. Lawrence Award was presented to Eric Deutsch and Ken Meyerson of CB Richard Ellis for arranging the 265,083-square-foot relocation of Gap Inc. to 40 Worth St. Cushman & Wakefield’s Michael Rotchford received the third-place Edward S. Gordon Award for the sale-leaseback of a 750,000-square-foot condominium interest at the New York Times Co. headquarters building, 620 Eighth Ave. ...

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