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Avison Young’s Fernandez Closes 3 Leases, 1 Sale

Avison Young’s Maria Fernandez led four new transactions, including three leases in Manhattan and a separate property sale in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. They include the following:

• A 10-year, 1,314-square-foot retail lease for Hair Lounge hair salon at 668 Sixth Ave. in the Flatiron District. Fernandez represented landlord 668 Ave LLC. Zelnik & Co.’s Michael Peguero represented the tenant.

• A one-year, 400-square-foot retail lease for Shookit Inc. at 896 Amsterdam Ave. on the Upper West Side. Fernandez represented both landlord Light House Properties LLC and the tenant.

• A 20-year, 7,500-square-foot lease for supermarket 312 Food Corp. at 312 Audubon Ave. in Washington Heights. Fernandez represented tenant 312 Food Corp. A&E Realty’s Ryan Chong represented landlord Won Merchandise Corp.

• The $2.1-million sale of 80 Rugby Rd., a 6,000-square-foot boutique multifamily property/mansion in Prospect Park South. Fernandez represented the buyer, 80 Rugby LLC, while Compass’ Laura Rozos represented the Estate of Lucille Nicholson.

Pictured: 312 Audubon Ave.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).