Starbucks Appoints Katz & Associates for Real Estate Representation in Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Long Island

Starbucks, the world’s largest coffeehouse chain, has hired Katz & Associates for its real estate representation in Brooklyn and Staten Island, in addition to Long Island, which was awarded to Katz earlier this year. Katz’s Russel Helbling, Michael Peguero and Sean Philipps will serve as Starbucks’ exclusive brokers in these regions.

Russel Helbling has worked with Starbucks for the past 16 years and has completed more than 100 transactions on their behalf, including 10 leases since joining Katz & Associates a year ago. Helbling, a Managing Director at Katz shares, “We are very excited to expand our territory with Starbucks Coffee Company and are so grateful for the opportunity. I have represented the brand on Long Island for the past 16 years and previously had the pleasure had to represent Starbucks in Northern New Jersey. Expanding to Brooklyn and Staten Island presents a new chapter in my relationship with Starbucks and we can’t wait to implement the systems we’ve used in the past to support their successful expansion into this markets to continue.

Helbling, Peguero and Philipps are looking for end caps of 1,500-3,000 square feet and drive throughs. Contact them with opportunities:;;

Katz & Associates began operations in January 1996. The company currently maintains offices in New York City, Charlotte, Boca Raton, Nashville, New Jersey and Orlando. Katz & Associates’ primary focus is assisting retailers, restaurants and landlords in all capacities, including strategic planning, market analysis, lease and sale negotiations and dispositions. Our team of seasoned veterans has decades of experience and invaluable market knowledge.

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