Jeff Sutton’s bread-and-butter is retail, and his Wharton Properties business controls some of the top retail properties in New York City. Wharton (in partnership with SL Green) owns the retail portion of 717 Fifth Ave., which claims Armani and Dolce & Gabana as tenants.
Sutton is helping to bring a new level of retail cachet to farther-flung parts of New York as a developer, with projects like 100 West 125 St., a 200K SF multilevel retail project that brought Harlem its first Whole Foods. In November 2016, Sutton conducted a virtuoso performance of retail musical chairs, buying two retailers out of small leases at 650 Fifth Ave. to sign Nike to a 60K SF lease worth $700M for a flagship Niketown store, one of New York City's most expensive retail deals ever. — Scott Klocksin
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