Sinvin Real Estate announced that it has promoted Steve Rappaport from managing director to senior managing director of restaurant and retail leasing.
Since joining Sinvin in 2006, Rappaport has become a top retail producer at the Manhattan-based brokerage. In 2009, with much of the industry dormant, Rappaport closed 13 deals totaling 24,000 s/f.
In the first half of this year, he successfully completed 10 retail transactions accounting for 22,000 s/f. Most recently, Rappaport positioned a flagship store for the authentic German bread baker, Landbrot, in a freestanding two-story building at 137 Seventh Avenue South. Satellite spaces for the rollout of this bakery care are currently being negotiated.
Rappaport previously ran two retail businesses of his own in Downtown Manhattan: a luxury leather goods business, Original Leather, for more than 30 years, and an ice cream business, Mary’s Dairy, for three years.
Rappaport attended Stuyvesant High School, Queens College, and The New School for Social Research and spent four years on Wall Street before launching his own business.