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Eric G. Menkes

Eric G. Menkes

Duval & Stachenfeld LLP

New York, NY, USA


Eric Menkes is a partner at Duval & Stachenfeld LLP.  His primary area of expertise is commercial leasing, and he heads the firm’s 10-lawyer Leasing Practice Group.

On the landlord side, Mr. Menkes’s clients include Jamestown Properties, Extell Realty, Angelo, Gordon & Co., Young Woo Associates and Olmstead Properties.  Among other significant projects, he is handling the leasing for Pier 57, a 275,000 sf new retail development located on the Hudson River in Manhattan; Industry City, a 6,000,000 sf development in Sunset Park Brooklyn catering primarily to technology tenants; three major New York City office buildings; a 1,500,000 sf “trophy” tower in downtown Chicago; and the Showcase Mall Shopping Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Further, he represented Lehman Brothers in the leasing of its New York City headquarters building prior to its bankruptcy filing. 

On behalf of tenants, Mr. Menkes represents a number of luxury retailers.  He has represented the Italian apparel company Prada in virtually every one of its store leases in the US and Canada.  He also represents Church’s Shoes and Polo Ralph Lauren, and has handled matters for Gucci Group’s brands, as well as for Nike/Converse, H&M, Circuit City and Kmart. 

In addition to Mr. Menkes’s leasing expertise, he has also had considerable experience handling sales, acquisitions and financings, including the acquisitions of a $560 million New York City office building (and the corresponding $350 million CMBS financing); a 600,000-square-foot Atlanta office tower; office buildings in San Diego and suburban Washington, D.C.; a Dallas shopping center; a major Atlanta hotel; numerous multifamily housing developments; and a controlling interest in a Minneapolis condominium office building. 

Mr. Menkes regularly speaks at the International Council of Shopping Centers law conference; he is a contributor to The Practical Real Estate Lawyer; and he has spoken before the Real Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.  He is former counsel and Chairman of the Board and Counsel for Miracle House of New York, a not-for-profit housing agency.

Eric G. Menkes is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Lenders vs. Space Tenants - Commercial Real Estate Financing 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Lenders vs. Space Tenants - Lenders vs. Space Tenants, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Lenders vs. Space Tenants - Lenders vs. Space Tenants, Thursday, April 12, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Lenders vs. Space Tenants - Lenders vs. Space Tenants, Thursday, April 12, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Commercial Real Estate Financing 2018, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, New York, NY
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