Sinvin Realty, LLC announced that it has promoted former senior director, STEVE RAPPAPORT, specializing in retail and restaurant leasing representing both tenants and landlords, to managing director.
Since joining Sinvin in 2006, Rappaport quickly became one of the top producers at the downtown brokerage.
Rappaport ran two retail businesses of his own in downtown Manhattan: a leather goods business, Original Leather, for more than 30 years, and an ice cream business, Mary’s Dairy, for three years.
Rappaport’s forte in real estate lies in effectively translating his familiarity with both the food and dry goods retail business to his task as a broker.
Rappaport grew up in New York City, attending Stuyvesant High School, Queens College, and The New School for Social Research. He spent four years after school on Wall Street, working first at the New York Stock Exchange and then as a stock trader at Oppenheimer and Company.
He spent the early 70’s traveling in Afghanistan, Crete, and California, and driving a cab in Manhattan. He opened his first store in 1975.