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Douglas Elliman Commercial Named Exclusive Retail Leasing Agent For The Food & Beverage Component At Empire Outlets

Date: Jan 26, 2016

(New York, NY) – Douglas Elliman Commercial, LLC, adivision of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, has been selected as the exclusiveretail leasing agent for the food and beverage component at EmpireOutlets, the transformative, one-million square-foot development onStaten Island’s North Shore waterfront. Set to open in late 2017, the projectwill bring a unique mix of designer outlet retailers and the best local andinternational purveyors to St. George, which is soon poised to become the newepicenter of the borough and an exciting new Shopping and Dining destinationfor NYC

With 50,000 square feet ofprime food and beverage space, Michael Brais of Douglas Elliman Commercial is bringingthe opportunity to market on behalf of the developer, Brooklyn, NY-based BFC Partners.

Douglas EllimanCommercial is aiming to cultivate a mix of the hottest names in the New YorkCity culinary scene to serve the Twenty- Two million tourists and residents alreadyriding the Staten Island Ferry each year as well as New York City, National andInternational visitors coming to the center and adjacent NY Wheel. Mostrecently, Brais arranged a partnership between BFC and the creative team behindGansevoortMarket to create the Marketplaceat Empire Outlets (MRKTPL), aone-of-a-kind culinary experience that will become the borough’s firstartisanal food market.

“We are honored to havebeen chosen by BFC Partners to help transform the North Shore waterfront andcreate a new destination on Staten Island,” said Louis Puopolo, Co-Head ofOperations for Douglas Elliman Commercial. “Given our deep bench of experiencewith urban retail and development, we’re excited to play a major role inbringing the best of the best of the culinary world to this significantassignment.”

Brais added: “Bringing Gansevoort Market to Staten Island is agame-changer for the borough. We want to create a compelling range experiencewith each concept we bring to this project a destination in its own right.   Empire Outlets is creating the opportunityfor residents and visitors coming to Staten Island to step right into anauthentic New York shopping and dining experience on the waterfront with one ofthe greatest urban views in the World. We’re proud to represent the venture onthis distinctive assignment, and look forward to more exciting announcements inthe months to come.”

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