Men’s grooming salon Chaps & Co, with multiple locations in the United Arab Emirates, is coming to the U.S. via a location at 1165 Broadway in NoMad. The brand signed an 821-square-foot, 10-year lease in a transaction arranged by RIPCO for its first shop in this country.
RIPCO’s Lindsay Zegans and Richard Skulnik represented Chaps & Co in the transaction and were instrumental in bringing the renowned grooming brand to the U.S. for the first time. CBRE’s Amira Yunis and Anthony Stanford represented the landlord.
“Chaps & Co relied on our expertise to introduce its brand, known throughout Dubai and Abu Dhabi as a leader in men’s grooming, to Manhattan,” said Zegans. “We were able to identify the ideal location in NoMad for Chaps & Co’s first U.S. outpost.”
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 GlobeSt.com 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).