Howard Dolch, an executive vice president and one of the principals at The Lansco Corporation, has expertise in all aspects of commercial real estate leasing and sales. Not only has he negotiated several million square feet of premier office leases, but he has also brokered leases for high-profile retailers and educational institutions, assembled land for development, and brokered the sale of buildings.
Most recently, Mr. Dolch represented 546 Broadway in a transaction that secured a long-term lease commitment from leading Japanese retailer Uniqlo for its flagship U.S. store. In order to finalize the transaction, he negotiated arduously to keep the deal on track until city agencies finally approved the property’s use as 100% retail. The lease for 50,000 square feet is the largest of its kind in SoHo.
Mr. Dolch assisted the landlord at 79 Fifth Avenue in securing a high profile, long-term lease for ten floors and nearly 200,000 square feet of office and classroom space with The New School. He closed the transaction by conceptualizing and creating a means for a dedicated separate entry for the school on East 16th Street-creating an innovative “building within a building”.
Mr. Dolch negotiated a remarkably advantageous lease for Hachette Filipacchi Publications at 1633 Broadway. The 21-year lease for 277,000 square feet in the building’s tower included the landlord’s assumption of Hachette’s former lease at 1515 Broadway and the right for Hachette to prominently display its name on a pylon in the middle of the 2,400,000-square-foot building’s plaza.
In a complex series of transactions, Mr. Dolch assembled land that led to the sale and subsequent development of 125 West 55th Street, a 550,000 square-foot, 24-story office tower. As an integral condition of the sale, Mr. Dolch had to first assist the buyer in locating a nearby property on which to build a new school for the site’s partial owner, St. Thomas Choir School.
Mr. Dolch works closely with Lansco’s national and international real estate partners, CORFAC / Corporate Facilities Advisors and X-Team Retail. In doing so, he has closed many major national and international lease transactions. For example, he represented GLOBIX in London, England (winning the CORFAC award for the largest international transaction of the year); Seattle, Washington; and Santa Clara, California (winning the CORFAC award for the largest value R&D transaction of the year). Other assignments have included local and national rollouts for many prestigious retailers.
Early in his career, Mr. Dolch developed a proprietary database and system, still in use today, that tracks critical space and building infrastructure data, allowing for detailed comparative transaction analysis and a more intelligent decision making process that continues to add value for his clients.
Mr. Dolch has been a long-standing member of the Leasing Brokers and Grand Central Committees of The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and the Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association (YMWREA), where he has also severed as a board member. He has been a two-time candidate for REBNY’s Retail Deal of the Year Award and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University, where he majored in marketing with concentrations in real estate and law.
When not dealing with the frenetic pace of deal making, Mr. Dolch unwinds, somewhat less stressfully, chasing a little white ball around a golf course. He also looks forward to taking quality time with family and friends at his weekend home.
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