Peter Fine joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2015 as a senior managing director in the Stamford, Connecticut office. He specializes in restaurants, hospitality, and assisting developers and owners in the conceptualization, planning and implementation of unique retail, restaurant and entertainment destinations. Mr. Fine is a development and leasing executive with decades of experience in creating, managing and executing development and merchandising strategies for some of the world’s most innovative and unique retail, restaurant and entertainment projects.
During his 26-year career in real estate, Mr. Fine has worked with some of the most successful and creative operators in the entertainment and restaurant industries, such as:
- Alain Ducasse
- Bobby Flay
- Cirque du Soleil
- House of Blues
- Jasper White
- Marc Murphy
- Stephen Starr
- Todd English
- Warner Brothers
Mr. Fine began his career working with world-renowned visionary developer Sheldon Gordon, creator of ground-breaking retail projects such as The Forum Shops in Las Vegas. Collaborating on everything from strategic concept development to merchandising, leasing and execution, Mr. Fine and Mr. Gordon successfully created and developed projects that led the country in sales per square foot, including The Shops at Mohegan Sun. They also successfully collaborated on concept development and merchandising for a number of other innovative projects, including London’s Battersea Power Station; Lac Mirabel in Montreal, Quebec; and Vornado’s Madison Square Garden 34th Street portfolio.
During this time, Mr. Fine formed Fine Retail Consultants to work with both The Gordon Group and clients of its own. Fine Retail has continued to create unique development strategies for clients such as Mohegan Sun, Empire City Casino, The Rooney Family, JEMB Realty and Morris Bailey Enterprises.
Mr. Fine recently developed a platform to provide strategic planning, guidance and fulfillment for successful and emerging restaurant and entertainment concepts; it already boasts a client list of some of the best food and beverage concepts and operators in the industry. Mr. Fine’s colleagues at Newmark Knight Frank will also have the ability to leverage those relationships and experiences to help landlords create the right restaurant and entertainment mix for their owned, developing or repositioning projects, thereby maximizing their returns on their investments.
Mr. Fine graduated from Tulane University with a bachelor’s degree in political economy.