Gene P. Spiegelman has been an dynamic participant in the retail real estate industry for the past 23 years. His knowledge of site selection, development and leasing, and acumen in negotiating complex retail transactions have distinguished him in the field. With extensive experience in both retailer and landlord representation, Mr. Spiegelman specializes in the urban, luxury and specialty retail niche.
In December of 2014, Mr. Spiegelman was named Head of North America Retail Services, providing leadership for the United States, Canada, Mexico and coordination of C&W’s global cross-border retail initiatives. He also drives Cushman Wakefield’s client-only mandate across the Retail Platform and is dedicated to building strong and lasting relationships.
As a veteran retail professional, Mr. Spiegelman was recognized as C&W’s leading retail producer in 2011, 2008, 2007, 2005 and 2004, and consistently ranked among the firm’s top 100 real estate professionals. He is proud to have the earned the trust of outstanding long-term clients including Crate&Barrel, CH Carolina Herrera, Century 21 Department Stores, Eastgate Realty, Millennium Partners and Zeckendorf Development.
In 2015, Mr. Spiegelman negotiated the most significant retail deal in modern-day Boston history with his representation of Millennium Tower Boston in the lease of 112,000 square feet to Primark, in the city’s renowned Downtown Crossing. He is also a two-time winner of the Real Estate Board of New York’s Retail Deal of the Year Award for representing Crate & Barrel in a 48,000 square foot lease at 611 Broadway and Gucci in its lease to Diesel at 685 Fifth Avenue.
He is a frequent contributor to important news publications and broadcast outlets, providing commentary and insight on retail industry trends and events.
Mr. Spiegelman received a Masters degree in Real Estate Investment and Development from New York University and is a graduate of the University of Maryland. He is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York, the International Council of Shopping Centers, Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association of New York, and the Intrepid Foundation.
Awards & Associations
Real Estate Board of New York Retail Deal of the Year 2001 - The lease to Crate & Barrel for 48,000 SF at The Cable Building, 611 Broadway, in Manhattan’s NoHo Historic District.
Real Estate Board of New York Retail Deal of the Year 2008 - The lease of the former Gucci flagship at 685 Fifth Avenue of 25,000 SF to Diesel.
Cushman & Wakefield Top Retail Producer - 2011, 2008, 2007, 2005 & 2004
Crate & Barrel, Century 21, Millennium Partners