Executive Director • United States
Mitch Arkin joined the firm in 1999 and is stationed out of the Headquarters office in Midtown Manhattan. He is a seasoned professional with a reputation for creatively solving complex transactions. His background in development began in 1983 on 767 Third Avenue with the William Kaufman Organization; continuing in 1985 on 750 Lexington Avenue with Cohen Brothers Realty Corporation and then in 1991 on Carnegie Hall Tower with Rockrose.
Mr. Arkin has almost 4 decades of experience focusing on office transactions in New York City and in the last 5 years with a focus on Long Island City, during which time he established a strong reputation amongst clients and colleagues. His in-depth understanding of the technical aspects of the physical plant and lease document along with the marketing and branding of an asset contributes to his strong advisory role with his clients.
An avid outdoorsman and musician, he spent several years in Bogota, Colombia and is fluent in Spanish. Mr. Arkin resides in Bedford, NY with his wife and children.
• Emerson College, Boston, MA
• Lubin Graduate School of Business, Pace University, New York, NY
Awards & Associations
• 2003: Young Real Estate Man of the Year (YMWREA)
• 2005: Henry Hart Rice “Most Ingenious Deal of the Year” (REBNY)
• Real Estate Board of New York
• Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association of New York (former chairman, 1999)
• Long Island City Partnership
Some of Mr. Arkin’s career highlights include representing:
2015 – Industry City Associates in the transformation of an industrial warehouse complex in Brooklyn by leasing 55,000 sf to Time Inc.
2014 – Cementbloc in the leasing of 55,000 sf at 32 Old Slip, NYC
2011 – Morgan Stanley Prime Property Fund in leasing 650,000 sf to 4 companies at 2 Park Avenue, NYC
2009 – Banco Santander Central Hispano in the renewal of Sentinel Real Estate Corporation for 70,000 sf in 1251 Avenue of the Americas, NYC
2008 – Beacon Capital Partners in constructing 25,000 sf of television studios for News Corporation at 1211 Avenue of the Americas, NYC
2007 – Brenan Beer Gorman Architects in negotiating a 31,000 sq. ft. lease for their relocation to the Empire State Building, NYC
2006 – Comcast of Connecticut in the leasing of a 77,000 sf call center in Enfield, CT
2005 – Jamestown in leasing 250,000 sq. ft. to Ropes & Gray after negotiating a lease surrender for the space with JP Morgan Chase and the leasing of 115,000 sq. ft. of expansion space to News Corporation after negotiating a lease surrender for the space with CIT Group at 1211 Avenue of the Americas for which he won The Henry Hart Rice Most Ingenious Deal of the Year Award from the Real Estate Board of NY (REBNY).
2003 – Jamestown in the renewal and expansion of News Corporation for 800,000 sq. ft.
2002 – Banco Santander Central Hispano in negotiating a lease termination for 50,000 sq. ft. with the United Federation of Teachers at 50 Broadway, NYC and in subleasing 125,000 square feet to three different tenants in three buildings in New York City on their behalf.
TH Real Estate
Brennan Beer Gorman
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Eddie Murphy Prod.
JP Morgan Chase
Tina Fey Prod.
White Pine Jewelry