C. Bradley Mendelson is a vice chairman in Colliers International’s New York Retail group. His focus is threefold: help retail tenants develop and execute strategic real estate plans in the Tri-State market, represent owners in the marketing and leasing of retail space, and, as co-leader of the Retail team, grow the firm’s resources and expertise in that industry across the region.
Mr. Mendelson is a knowledgeable and accomplished retail real estate professional, having acted on behalf of many prominent owners and high-profile tenants in the past. He recently leased approximately 125,000 square feet to Hollister, Uniqlo and Swatch at the retail condominium at 666 Fifth Avenue, which also contains a World of Zara flagship store. In addition, he previously represented ownership in the lease for Toys “R” Us’ famous Times Square store, as well as Footlocker and Swatch locations, at 1530 Broadway. Sixteen years later, he leased 75,000 square feet to Gap and Old Navy in the same building.
His owner clients include Amtrak, The Blackstone Group, Boston Properties, Bow-Tie Partners, The Carlyle Group, Crown Acquisitions, Cohen Brothers Realty, Hammerson Properties, J.D. Carlisle Development Corporation, Lendlease, MetLife, Metropolitan Partners, Paramount Group, Kushner Companies, The New 42nd Street, Orda Management, Reckson, Solow Management, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Tishman Speyer Properties, The Trump Organization, and The Witkoff Group.
Mr. Mendelson’s ongoing relationship with Emerisque Partners is a highlight of his tenant representation experience. Among other tasks, he was retained to evaluate the company’s national real estate holdings and assist in the strategic acquisition, disposition and restructuring of its entire real estate portfolio. Other prominent tenant clients include Balducci’s, Bally Total Fitness, Bath and Body Works, Café Concepts/Fireman Hospitality Group, Calvin Klein, Charles Schwab, China Grill Management, Dreyfus Financial Services, Earl of Sandwich, Ecko, Kids City, The Limited Express, Planet Hollywood, Sony USA Inc., and Structure.
Mr. Mendelson was honored with the Real Estate Board of New York's 2011 Most Creative Retail Deal of the Year award for leasing the historic Times Square Theatre on 42nd Street. In 2000, he won the Real Estate Board of New York’s Most Creative Retail Deal of the Year award for the 105,000-square-foot transaction that created Toys “R” Us’ Times Square flagship — which became the largest toy store in the world.
Prior to joining Colliers, Mr. Mendelson was an executive vice president at Cushman & Wakefield, where he served on the U.S. and Global Retail Executive committees, and Corporate Rules Committee. Earlier, he was an executive vice president at CBRE and executive managing director at Insignia/ESG.
Mr. Mendelson is a graduate of Parsons College and an adjunct professor at New York University’s School of Continuing Education.