Women in Real Estate 2018: RKF’s Bellantoni Helps Shape Manhattan Retail Corridors
One of Midtown Manhattan’s most iconic retail locations, the “glass-cube” Apple Store at the base of 767 Fifth Ave., is a Karen Bellantoni deal. The RKF vice chairman has helped revitalize and shape many of Manhattan’s most well-known retail corridors, representing both landlords and tenants.
For example, Bellantoni has arranged to bring some of the most recognized and prestigious name brands to SoHo, innovative health and wellness brands to the Flatiron District, experiential retail attractions to Times Square, and luxury shoe brands to the Upper East Side’s Madison Avenue.
Those are just some of the reasons we chose Bellantoni as one of the 2018 Women in Real Estate Award winners. Connect Media’s Women in Real Estate Awards honor the achievements and inspirational stories of women who have reached respected positions of leadership and play key mentorship roles for others.
Having worked as a retail buyer and for a landlord, Bellantoni has a unique perspective on the retail industry. Her experience, strong analytical skills and attention to detail underline a stellar record of deals that benefit her clients.
Beyond all of her deals and accolades, Bellantoni’s most rewarding accomplishments have come from being a mentor, sharing her experience and insights with colleagues at RKF as they develop their skills. She is also a vocal advocate of women and their increasingly significant roles and influence in commercial real estate, both in New York City and nationwide.
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