Having joined Cushman & Wakefield in the fall of 2014 as a member of the PREP rotational program, Aylin Gucalp has worked in service lines across the brokerage, capital markets, and valuation groups under Joanne Podell, Steve Kohn, Chris Moyer, Helen Hwang, and Doug Larson.
Ms. Gucalp is currently a member of Retail Services at C&W’s Manhattan office. She and her team advise retailers such as Ascena Retail Group (Ann Taylor, LOFT, Lou & Grey, Justice, Lane Bryant), Luxottica (Sunglass Hut, Oliver Peoples, Lenscrafters), Nike, AC. Moore, and Jimmy Choo with their site selection and acquisition in New York City as well as in select cities across the country. Most recently, Ms. Gucalp and her team have aided retail brands entering the New York City market for the first time – identifying and securing first stores for Lou & Grey at 138 Fifth Avenue (the brand’s first NYC location), The Eight Senses at 414 West Broadway (brand’s first brick & mortar location), and Lamy at 452 West Broadway (brand’s first store and headquarters in the US). They also have assisted e-commerce brands with the development and realization of their experiential concept stores (MonPurse and boohoo.com) and are actively assisting in the management of Ascena Retail Group’s New York City portfolio – including extensions at 7 Times Square, 330 Madison Avenue, and 149 Fifth Avenue as well as identifying potential areas for growth.
In the past, she has completed assignments for the Klein Group, Greystone Properties, TH Real Estate, and David Frankel Realty, having secured credit tenants such as Trader’s Joes and PetSmart at 670 Columbus Avenue, and first to market concepts such as Deciem at 475 Fifth Avenue and Pinko at 1058 Madison Avenue. She is currently handling the leasing of HSR Corp’s 503 Broadway, Hartz Mountain’s 667 Madison Avenue, GFI Hospitality and Rockwood’s James Hotel in NoMad among other flagship locations across the city.
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
Horace Mann High School, Riverdale, New York.
Awards & Associations
Commercial Observer’s 30 Under 30: The Top Leasing and Sales Professionals, 2018.
New York Women Executives in Real Estate Scholarship Recipient, 2014.
International Council of Shopping Centers, Member.