At noon on Wednesday, about 50 retail brokers and landlords trickled into the Harvard Club on West 44th Street for a members-only Real Estate Board of New York Retail Committee luncheon, the first of the year.
There was buttery sea bass, green beans and potatoes, which the more figure-conscious among them abjured. More to the point, committee chairman and Cushman & Wakefield broker Joanne Podell asked these consummate real estate insiders to complete an anonymous survey about how they felt the local retail market would fair in 2009.
After the members were done eating, Ms. Podell announced the results of the informal survey. read more »