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Robert K. Futterman

Chairman, Retail Leasing Division

Robert K. Futterman joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2018 after the company's acquisition of RKF. As chairman of Newmark Knight Frank's retail leasing division, Mr. Futterman is responsible for leading the growth of the firm's retail real estate business throughout North America.

Mr. Futterman founded RKF in Manhattan in 1998 and grew the firm to be one of the leading independent retail real estate firms, with eight North America offices and more than $40 billion in real estate transactions to its credit. A 35-year retail real estate veteran, Mr. Futterman has unparalleled expertise in landlord and tenant representation, new construction, leasing, sales and market analysis. He has personally been involved in transactions totaling in excess of $18 billion.

Mr. Futterman has been a leader in the revitalization of many of New York's most significant retail markets. He has also made an impact on retail markets outside of New York City, including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto and Miami. Mr. Futterman continues to work on behalf of many of the most prestigious real estate developers, landlords and institutions in the nation, as well as its premier retailers and restaurants.

One of the commercial real estate industry's most influential executives, Mr. Futterman has received the Real Estate Board of New York's (REBNY's) Retail Deal of the Year Award on four separate occasions, in recognition of his creativity and contributions to Manhattan's retail landscape.

Mr. Futterman is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and a licensed real estate salesperson in Connecticut and New York. A New York City community leader, he also serves on the board of directors of Citymeals on Wheels.

Additionally, Mr. Futterman is a frequent speaker and lecturer on retail real estate and has participated in programs on behalf of Bloomberg LINK, the Urban Land Institute (ULI), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), REBNY, the NAIOP, the Columbia Graduate School of Business and Bisnow.

Robert K. Futterman
Robert K. Futterman
Chairman, Retail Leasing Division
Newmark Knight Frank
521 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10175
United States
T  212.286.9782

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Areas of Specialization
  • Retail
  • Tenant Representation
  • Landlord Representation

Years of Experience
35 years