Vice Chair • United States
Laura Pomerantz has just been appointed as the Vice Chairman, Head of Strategic Accounts at Cushman & Wakefield. She is a principal and founding partner of Laura Pomerantz Real Estate, LLC founded in April of 2013. Formerly she was a Founding Partner and Principal of PBS Gould Venture, LLC-d/b/a PBS Real Estate, a boutique real estate firm offering commercial real estate advisory and execution services. With 20 years executive-level commercial real estate experience and a significant background in retail and manufacturing, she provides her clients with a breadth of knowledge from the corporate viewpoint in such areas as strategic and tactical planning and retail and office expansion nationally and internationally.
Prior to establishing Laura Pomerantz Real Estate, LLC, and PBS Gould Ventures d/b/a PBS Real Estate, LLC, Ms. Pomerantz served as a Senior Managing Director at Newmark & Company Real Estate, with senior level responsibility for major tenant representation assignments. She was the Executive Vice President of The Leslie Fay Companies for 18 years.
Ms. Pomerantz serves on several business boards including G-III, a public company listed on the NASDAQ and, ROIC a real estate REIT, listed on the NASDAQ, and serves on a private Real Estate Fund Board for AREA Properties, the former Apollo Real Estate.
Ms. Pomerantz has a longstanding commitment to the community and the arts. She is a member of the Carnegie Hall Board of Trustees for 27 years; it’s Executive Committee and is Chairman of their Special Events committee. She is also on the Boards of Directors of the Richard Tucker Foundation and former Board Member of Women In Need. Ms. Pomerantz was the recipient of the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund Equal Opportunity Award in 1990, and a 1992 inductee to the YWCA’s Academy of Women Achievers. She and her husband John have had a lifelong commitment to Jewish causes such as UJA, AJC, NCJW, Central Synagogue among others.
Ms. Pomerantz provides comprehensive and strategic real estate solutions based on her clients’ growth initiatives. She specializes in strategic planning and tactical plan formation, office and retail tenant representation, lease negotiation, acquisition & development, and equity investment. She has successfully concluded over 8,000,000 SF of commercial transactions for clients which include Bloomberg L.P., Hudson Bay Companies, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, Tom Ford, Giorgio Armani, David Yurman, Tory Burch, Stuart Weitzman, Scoop, and Vince Camuto. She is also the exclusive and national representative for Ted Baker/London, Scoop, Levi Strauss & Company, Gant, Ippolita, and Vince Camuto. Other major clients include Roberta Roller Rabbit, Jack Rogers, Tory Sport, Puma, TSE Cashmere, and Mulberry. Ms. Pomerantz has also represented Abercrombie & Fitch for flagships in the United States and internationally and has recently completed deals on their behalf in Milan, Paris, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, London and Madrid.