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James H. Ritman

Executive Vice President, Managing Director

James Ritman joined Newmark Knight Frank's Connecticut offices in 2002, where he serves as the executive vice president and managing director. Mr. Ritman has concentrated on tenant representation, landlord representation, building/land sales and retail leasing. He has been responsible for deals in excess of 4.0 million square feet and worth more than $2.2 billion dollars in total transaction value. His tenure at Newmark Knight Frank has produced the sale of 16 commercial properties valued in excess of $155.0 million dollars, along with a land sale to RBS Greenwich Capital in Stamford, Connecticut, for a $462.0 million, 500,000-square-foot regional headquarters building.

Mr. Ritman's core business is the representation of hedge fund, private equity and financial sector firms as well as national retail corporations. He has transacted numerous confidential deals in Fairfield and Westchester counties. Most recently, Mr. Ritman represented clothing retailer vineyard vines in the relocation of its headquarters. This transaction was named Connecticut Lease of the Year at the 2014 Annual Night of the Stars gala hosted by NAIOP Connecticut & Suburban New York. He not only represents clients in the local market, but has also negotiated office and retail transactions for clients in other markets including Singapore, Hong Kong, Toronto, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles,  Pasadena, Santa Monica, Costa Mesa, Portland, Dallas, Houston, Boston, Cambridge, Atlanta, Chicago, Orlando, Scottsdale, Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Denver and New York City. His prestigious client base spans the office, manufacturing and retail sectors and includes:

Carriage House Partners

Carter's Inc.


Catterton Partners



Crunch Fitness


Deloitte & Touch, LLP

Design Within Reach

First Republic Bank

Front Point Partners

General Motors

Green & Tonic

Heidmar Inc.

Jos. A. Bank

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Le Pain Quotidien

LeClair Ryan

LeClair Ryan

M.M. Dillon & Co.

Millennium Partners

Newgate LLP

Patriot National Bank

The Premcor Refining Group

Progressive Insurance

RBS Greenwich Capital

RLB Holdings

RSR Partners


Trilogy Capital Management

vineyard vines

Water Works


In addition to tenant representation work, Mr. Ritman and his team have over the years been appointed as exclusive leasing agents for notable landlords throughout Westchester and Fairfield counties. These include Normandy Real Estate Partners, Building & Land Technology, Fareri Associates LLC, Simone Development, Gateway Associates, 55 Post Road West, LLC, David Adam Realty, Mill Management, H.B. Nitkin Group, ClearRock Properties and Baywater Properties. As managing director of the Westchester/Fairfield office, Mr. Ritman leads his team in the representation of leasing agencies of millions of square feet of office and retail space in Westchester and Fairfield counties.

Mr. Ritman sits on the board of the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce and was honored as the Chamber Volunteer of the Year in 2004. He is also the president of the Greenwich September 11th Memorial Fund, serves on the Brunswick Alumni Association and is a chairperson for the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital. In addition, he was recognized as a Real Estate Weekly Rising Star in 2007, one of Fairfield County's "40 Under 40" in 2005 and a CoStar Power Broker in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014. He is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Mr. Ritman earned his Master of Business Administration degree from George Washington University and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rollins College. He is also a graduate of Brunswick School in Greenwich, Connecticut.

James H. Ritman
James H. Ritman
Executive Vice President, Managing Director
680 Washington Boulevard
8th Floor
Stamford, CT 06901
United States
T  203.531.3606

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Areas of Specialization
  • Tenant Representation
  • Retail Leasing & Advisory Services
  • Landlord Representation
  • Economic Analysis
  • Investment Sales
  • Incentives Negotiation

Years of Experience
14 years