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The Dana Commercial Team

For years, the finest American and International retailers, investors, and landlords have chosen The Dana Commercial Team at Douglas Elliman to meet their various needs. Gary Dana and his brother Rick Dana, who followed in the footsteps of their Dad, Nick Dana, have over 100 years of combined leasing, sales and investment experience in the industry, and they specialize in creative solutions and approaches as applied to the most complex retailing and investment environment in the world.

The Dana Commercial Team, celebrating over 60 years at Douglas Elliman, currently consists of brokers and salespersons specializing in retail sales and leasing, office sales and leasing, medical space, building and hotel sales, investment properties, international properties, the sale of restaurants, commercial condo and co-op sales, and master lease sales.

The Danas, who direct the Dana Commercial Team, believe in close personal attention to the leasing and sales of stores and offices, and in the sale and master leasing of commercial property for occupancy, development or investment. Their expertise enables them to guide retail and office clients as well as investors through the myriad possibilities available to them in the New York real estate market, as well as specialty properties in other areas. They work closely with brokers from other firms and are members of The Real Estate Board of NY’s Retail Committee.

The Commercial Team are also specialists in locating retail, office, medical and showroom space in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island and New Jersey, as well as international properties and offerings across the country. Whether a client desires space in a mall, a traditional office or apartment building, or in a luxury townhouse, they will be able to find the right space for them, or find the right client for a space or building offered for sale or lease.

The members of our team:

Gary Dana

Rick Dana

Adam Kramer

Chris Dana

Harvey Shaw

Silvia Aboud

Todd Weinberg

Angela Hoffman

Over the years, The Dana Commercial Team has been responsible for the placement of some of the most prestigious retailers in Manhattan and the outer boroughs. Some of the retail placements include Michael Kors, Antiquarium, Coach, Max Mara, Valentino, Tory Burch, Anya Hindmarch, Maison Kayser, American Apparel, Royal Copenhagen and Yves St. Laurent. They are also experts in advising Co-ops on retail values of their stores and the complex issues involving the sale of master leases, co-op stores and condominium stores, as well as the formation of R.E.I.T.S to assist in the sale of commercial property. They have helped dozens of co-op buildings maximize their income from the retail portions of their buildings, as well as finding the proper retail mix for commercial space, and the best investment opportunities for investors from all over the world. The commercial group also has access to Knight Frank’s extensive network of affiliates, with hundreds of agents worldwide ready to assist. Property handledby the Dana Commercial Team will receive international exposure with the clickof a finger. Through their expertise and creative solutions to problems andchallenges, the Danas at Douglas Elliman will be able to assist you, whateveryour requirements might be.

TENANT GUARANTY:  The Dana Commercial Team will guarantee the tenants that they put in. If a tenant that they lease space to goes out of business in the first year, they will REPLACE THE TENANT FOR NO ADDITIONAL COMMISSION! Commission would only be due if there is an extended term. Simply hire them again, and they will find a new replacement tenant for the space. If the tenant goes out after the first year, they will give a commission credit based on the remaining term and rent, and apply that toward any new commission. Their tenants have a very high success rate, so this is rarely required, but they stand behind their tenants.

Douglas Elliman is also the leading firm for the sale of commercial master leases, co-op and condominium retail sales, and retail asset management.

Our extensive client and retail mailing lists assure that we will reach all viable potential investors and suitable qualified retailers to obtain the best overall results from a leasing or sales agenda. We can offer extensive programs with regard to canvassing and marketing, as well as a thorough and professional approach to leasing and sales.

At The Dana Commercial Team, we utilize aggressive canvassing and marketing strategies, along with a thorough and professional approach to leasing and sales. We are always willing to meet with interested parties to explore our new ideas and discuss our experiences in the commercial real estate market.

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