Duval & Stachenfeld
Eric Menkes’ primary area of expertise is commercial leasing, and he co-chairs the firm’s Leasing Practice Group.
He is familiar with virtually all aspects of commercial leasing, representing both landlords and tenants, in office, retail, ground lease, industrial and triple-net transactions, as well as sublease transactions.
Eric has particular expertise in retail leasing, representing shopping center and street retail owners, as well as national and international retailers.
Significant retail projects include the leasing of Wynn Plaza, a luxury shopping center developed in conjunction with Crown Acquisitions adjacent to the Wynn and Encore Hotels in Las Vegas; the Showcase Mall, also in Las Vegas; the retail space at 680 Madison Avenue in New York (the former Carlton House); and 750 Seventh Avenue (the former Lehman Brothers headquarters). Current and prior retailer clients include Prada, Nike/Converse, Polo Ralph Lauren, Gucci Group; Circuit City, Kmart and H&M.
Office projects include the leasing of Industry City, a 6,000,000 square foot development in Sunset Park, Brooklyn catering largely to technology tenants, the Falchi Building and Standard Motor Products Building in Long Island City; the office buildings at 1250 Broadway, 530 Fifth Avenue and 450 West 15th Street in New York; 1801 K Street (the Federal Reserve Building) in Washington, DC and Citadel Center in Chicago. Landlord clients include RXR, Jamestown, Angelo, Gordon & Co., Belvedere Capital, Extell Realty, Olmstead Properties and Savanna.
Mr. Menkes regularly lectures at International Council of Shopping Center law conferences; he is a contributor to The Practical Real Estate Lawyer; and he has spoken before the Real Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. He is former counsel and Chairman of the Board and Counsel for Miracle House of New York, a not-for-profit housing agency.