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  • Adelaide Polsinelli, Agent in NYC - Compass

    Adelaide Polsinelli

    Vice Chair | Licensed Associate RE Broker

    2018 - Real Estate Weekly LEADING LADIES

    2018 - Bisnow Power Women Award

    2013 & 2015 - Eastern Consolidated’s Broker of the Year and Investment Sales Broker of the Year

    Named a “Woman of Influence” for over a decade by ALM’s and Real Estate Forum

    Commercial Observer’s “People to Watch”


    Commercial Observer: Chrysler Building Hits the Market, Could Go for $500M-Plus

    The Wall Street Journal: Chrysler Building, a Famed Slice of Manhattan Skyline, Is on the Block

    Commercial Observer: Compass Making Push Into Office Leasing With Hiring of Colliers' James Emden

    Connect New York: Polsineli Brokers Sale of Greenwich Village Retail Condo

    Commpercial Property Executive: Three Street Realty Sells Greenwich Village Retail Asset

    REBusiness Online: Compass Commercial Arranges Sale of 8,400 SF Retail Center in Greenwich Village

    Commercial Observer: What Will 2018 Look Like in Commercial Real Estate

    Property Shark NYC Multifamily Market Slows Ahead of June 2019 Uncertainty

    Real Estate Weekly Who's News: Compass sees four new hires, Related gets new CFO

    Commercial Observer: Soldiers' and Sailors' Club Closing Two Months Shy of 100-Year Anniversary Real Estate Weekly: How New York City Retail is Reinventing Itself

    Real Estate Weekly: Big Changes Coming to Chinatown as Luxury Crosses it's Borders

    Commercial Observer: What does October's Abysmal Showing on Wall Street Mean for Commercial RE

    Bloomberg: Amazon is a Long Way from Settling Down in Chosen NYC Home

    Bisnow: Avison Young CEO Mark Rose on NC Hires, Global Expansion and Why they Won't Go Public

    The Wall Street Journal: Landlord, Facing Loss of a Big Tenant, Pins Hopes on Amazon HQ2

    Real Estate Weekly: Pros and Cons of Opportunity Zones

    Real Estate Weekly: City puts a target on big spenders with new speculation Watch List

    The Real Deal: Compass's Latest flagship office is an UES townhouse

    New York Post: Residential Brokerage Leases UES Townhouse for Flagship

    Commercial Observer: Let's Not Abandon MCI-Related Rent Increases!

    Commercial Observer: Compass Nabs 11K SF in Downdown Brooklyn for Fourth Borough Office

    New York Post: Park Ave Blockfront Suddenly Back in Play

    Real Estate Weekly: Times Square retail reaches for the skyscrapers

    The Wall Street Journal: Chinese Developer Struggles in Brooklyn, Other Major U.S. Projects

    The Real Deal: Can Compass compete in commercial?

    GlobeSt: Polsinelli, Rogovin Launch NYC Commercial Division for Compass

    Real Estate Weekly: Adelaide Polsinelli and Ronda Rogovan join Compass as principals of investment sales

    Bisnow: Compass Hires Adelaide Polsinelli To Launch Investment Sales Division

    Commercial Observer: Eastern's Adelaide Polsinelli to Launch Investment Sales Division at Compass

    The Real Deal: Compass launches commercial brokerage

    The Villager: A less-bleak Bleecker? Rents down, hopes up

    BISNOW: New York Power Women 2018: Eastern Consolidated Principal Adelaide Polsinelli

    NYREJ: Polsinelli and Goldstick of Eastern Consolidated act for buyer, seller in $10 million deal

    Real Estate Weekly: Real Estate Weekly LEADING LADIES 2018

    The Real Deal: A peek at all the new development coming to Roosevelt Island

    Commercial Observer: Was It a Slow Year for New Yorkers at ICSC?

    Real Estate Weekly: Proposed Regulations Would Harm Retailers, Owners

    The Wall Street Journal: Brookfield Plans Retail Reboot on Bleecker Street

    The Wall Street Journal: What Slump? Some Manhattan Retailers Look to Own Buildings Instead of Renting Them

    Forbe's: Bisnow's Interview: 16 Questions with Adelaide Polsinelli

    Bisnow: Is Black Friday Still Relevant For Brick-And-Mortar Retail?

    Habitat: Bricks & Bucks - Is the 99 year lease going to become the new normal?

    Commercial Property Executive: Downtown Boston Asset Trades for $63M

    Habitat: How a Land-Lease Co-Op Landed in Real-Estate Heaven

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    About Adelaide

    For renowned industry expert Adelaide Polsinelli, real estate isn’t a job, it’s a way of life. With that passionate attitude and a deep well of talent, she’s been breaking records and shaping industry trends throughout her more than 30 years in the business. She has an impeccable decades-long track record of consistently selling real estate backed by extensive market knowledge, experience and a solid reputation of commitment to her customers.

    Adelaide has sold over 1,400 properties valued at over $20 billion in every asset class, including multifamily, retail, office, SROs, IMDs, co-ops and condo sales, unsold shares, retail condos, partnership interests, loans, note sales, hotels, air rights, inclusionary rights, assemblages, developments and garages. She has sold over $1.4 billion in the last six years, spanning NYC, Miami, Boston, Chicago and most of the northeast corridor.

    In addition to selling and advising on all real estate asset classes, Ms. Polsinelli previously headed the Retail Sales Division at Eastern Consolidated, where she led the firm’s brokerage, advisory, financial structuring and marketing services for the sale of all retail driven deals from retail condominiums, office buildings, taxpayers, shopping centers, mixed use residential buildings, and hotels, to high street retail properties. Through her leadership, she was instrumental in classifying retail condos as a new real estate asset class, the urban equivalent to triple-net-leased properties.

    Adelaide’s mission of treating each deal not as a commodity but as a creation, allowed her to achieve record breaking prices for notable deals such as: The $107,000,000 Lee Portfolio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, The Hotel Verite at 893 Broadway, The Sutton Place 280,000 square foot development, SoHo’s “The King of Greene” building at 72-76 Greene Street; 530 Lincoln Road and the “Diesel/ Dash” Retail Center in the heart of South Beach; The Hit Factory at 421 West 54th Street; 711 Madison Avenue “The Roberto Cavalli Building; The “Children’s Wear” office building in Midtown; The Marriott Courtyard Hotel site by the New Freedom Tower, The “Stefano Ricci” retail flagship on Park Avenue; The famed “Knitting Factory” building in TriBeCa; The Promenade a 350 unit Mitchell Lama Building; The “Le Figaro Café” building on Bleecker Street; The “Interior Design Building” in Midtown East; The “Dylan Hotel” on 41st Street; a nine-building package in Chelsea; four prominent Upper West Side hotels; and the “Eastbridge Landing” development site at First Avenue. Ms. Polsinelli was responsible for the development of a Times Square $200 million hotel development which is now a Marriott Hotel. She is also well established as the go-to broker for lenders, having sold portfolios of notes, loans and REO’s.

    She is regularly called upon as a well-regarded co-op and condo expert, known for uncovering value for co-op and condos by methodically structuring the various components of their real estate to generate optimum value. She has created assemblages using inclusionary air rights and buying air rights from co-ops and condos, as well as unfolding entire co-ops and reorganizing the retail leases resulting in unexpected windfalls.

    With utter devotion to helping owners create wealth, Adelaide has earned a reputation for her methodical and strategic approach, her ability to identify and forecast trends, and her knack for creating opportunities and driving value. She’s also an uncanny matchmaker who considers every introduction an opportunity to connect people and drive deals. Adelaide comes to Compass with a stellar career of selling and advising on all asset classes.

    Not only is Ms. Polsinelli is a celebrated expert in the industry for her ability to identify and forecast trends, but she can formulate opportunities to create additional value in her assignments. With her expertise and value-added approach to traditional investment scenarios, Ms. Polsinelli has mastered the art of building lucrative portfolios for her clients while also creatively resolving complex situations involving partnership disputes, financing challenges and various other obstacles.

    She is a co-op and condo liaison, sought after columnist, and speaker whose articles have appeared widely in the press. She is a contributing writer for several industry publications such as The Commercial Observer, Shopping Center Business, Real Estate Weekly, The Mann Report, National Real Estate Investor, The Real Estate Journal, The Retail Report, Real Estate Forum among others. She is an expert speaker and industry thought leader for a variety of functions and panels.

    Ms. Polsinelli is well known for her mentoring program where she offers college students opportunities to learn the business under her guidance. She has been named a “Woman of Influence” for over a decade by ALM’s and Real Estate Forum and one of Commercial Observer’s “People to Watch”. Ms. Polsinelli has also been the recipient of the prestigious Investment Sales Broker of The Year Award. She is also featured on Globe as one of New York City’s Signature Brokers.

    Ms. Polsinelli has been a guest lecturer at New York University’s real estate school. She has also been a regular source and thought leader for the Wall Street Journal, Crains, New York Public Radio, New York Times, New York Post, and She has also been a guest speaker at New York Appraisers Institute, Bloomberg News, Commercial Observer, and REBNY.

    Prior to joining Compass, Ms. Polsinelli was a Principal at Eastern Consolidated, as well as Vice President at a publicly traded national investment sales firm. She has served on the Board of Directors of both the Kidney & Urology Foundation of America and the St. George Foundation. Most notably she had served as President of 2 Fifth Avenue for over a decade, a 350-unit co-op building where she successfully bought the land under the ground lease for the co-op. She founded the Central Village Co-op/Condo Association (CVCA).

    Adelaide holds a degree in finance and real estate from NYU and is a member of REBNY, ICSC and CIASF.

    Select Recent Transactions

    • $189,000,000 sale of the Sutton Place Development site in New York, NY.
    • $115,000,000 sale of 151 East 56th Street aka 677-679 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY.
    • $107,000,000 sale of the 18 building package - The Lee Portfolio in Williamsburg,Brooklyn, NY.
    • $98,000,000 49-year lease of 453 Broome Street, New York, NY.
    • $63,000,000 sale of 339 Washington Street, Boston, MA.
    • $58,000,000 Roberto Cavalli retail building at 711 Madison Avenue, New York, NY.
    • $42,000,000 sale of 61-63 Crosby Street, New York, NY. Unco-oped a co-op.
    • $41,500,000 sale of 72-76 Greene Street, New York, NY. “The King of Greene” elevatored loft/office buildings.
    • $34,000,000 ground lease and lease hold sale of 893 Broadway, New York, NY.
    • $31,000,000 ground lease sale of 2 Fifth Avenue New York, NY. 350 unit co-op.
    • $30,000,000 sale of 530 Lincoln Road, Miami, FL. Retail trophy once owned by the family of Gloria Estefan of the Miami Sound Machine.
    • $28,500,000 development site, now a new 40 story Marriott Hotel near the Freedom Towerat 133-135 Greenwich Street, New York, NY.
    • $28,000,000 debt and equity sale at 148 West 28th Street, New York, NY.
    • $26,000,000 sale of 10,444 square foot retail condo + mini storage package at 262-272Mott Street, New York, NY.
    • $24,000,000 sale of retail flagship on 624 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL.
    • $23,200,000 sale of 320 East 82nd Street, New York, NY.
    • $21,000,000 sale of 640,642-644 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY.
    • $18,500,000 sale of 32-story, 318 unit Mitchell Lama apartment building at 150 West 225th Street “The Promenade,” New York, NY.
    • $18,000,000 5,200 square foot retail unit at 136 West 22nd Street, New York, NY.
    • $16,000,000 debt and equity sale at 146 West 28th Street, New York, NY.
    • $16,000,000 debt and equity sale at Dunkin & Bridgebar - 3600 Broadway, New York, NY.
    • $15,750,000 sale of 558 Broome Street, New York, NY.
    • $14,750,000 sale of 135 West Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY.
    • $13,800,000 sale of office building at 272 West 27th Street, New York, NY.
    • $13,200,000 sale of 801 Washington Avenue - Miami Beach Diesel Retail Center in Miami, FL.
    • $13,000,000 sale of 216 Bowery, New York, NY.
    • $10,400,000 mixed-use building at 37 West 19th Street, New York, NY.
    • $10,300,000 sale of 381-387 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY.
    • $10,200,000 sale of retail condo at 31 East 28th Street, New York, NY.
    • $10,000,000 vacant development site at 372 Broadway, New York, NY.
    • $10,000,000 5-story, 40 unit walk-up apartment building at 521-523 East 12th Street, New York, NY.
    • $9,900,000 4-story, walk-up mixed-use building at 51 MacDougal Street, New York, NY.
    • $9,800,000 6-story, mixed-use residential building at 1854 Second Avenue, New York, NY.
    • $9,350,000 commercial building at 84 Bowery, New York, NY
    • $9,000,000 2,500 square foot mixed-use building at 133 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.
    • $9,000,000 sale of air rights at 428 East 58th Street, New York, NY.
    • $8,700,000 Stefano Ricci retail flagship at 407 Park Avenue, New York, NY.
    • $8,600,000 residential building at 36 Riverside Drive, New York, NY.
    • $8,500,000 mixed-use walk-up building at 90 Chambers Street, New York, NY.
    • $8,500,000 garage lease at 2 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.
    • $7,500,000 development site at 210 Bowery Street, New York, NY.
    • $7,500,000 leasehold sale of 893 Broadway, New York, NY.
    • $7,250,000 mixed-use building at 27 East 20th Street, New York, NY.
    • $7,200,000 retail condominium at “The Hit Factory” 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY.
    • $7,000,000 sale of air rights at 426 East 58th Street, New York, NY.
    • $6,995,000 debt and equity sale at 68-70 Richardson Street, Brooklyn, NY.
    • $6,995,000 debt and equity sale at 471 Washington Street, New York, NY.
    • $6,250,000 sale of 321 East 58th Street, New York, NY.
    • $6,000,000 retail lease at 11 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY to New York Kids’ Club.
    • $5,750,000 retail building at 1790-1792 3rd Avenue, New York, NY.
    • $5,600,000 residential building at 216 & 218 East 36th Street, New York, NY.
    • $5,400,000 sale of retail condo at 2012-2018 Broadway, New York, NY
    • $5,200,000 retail strip center at 1257-1267 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY.
    • $5,100,000 retail condo at 150 East 55th Street, New York, NY.
    • $4,500,000 sale of retail condominium at 40 East 20th Street, New York, NY.
    • $4,500,000 retail lease at 28 Bond Street, New York, NY.
    • $4,300,000 garden apartment complex at 26 Waldron Avenue, Nyack, NY.
    • $3,650,000 retail lease at 168 Suffolk Street, New York, NY.
    • $3,575,000 retail building at 30 Cliff Street, New York, NY.
    • $3,500,000 retail lease at 9 East 8th Street, New York, NY.
    • $3,250,000 debt and equity sale at 484 Humboldt Street, Brooklyn, NY.
    • $3,200,000 retail condominium at 68 Thomas Street, New York, NY.
    • $3,000,000 unsold shares at 50 East 8th Street, New York, NY.
    • $2,500,000 sale of retail condominium at 119 Chambers Street, New York, NY.
    • $2,185,000 retail unit at 136 West 22nd Street, New York, NY.

    Real Estate Weekly - Dec. 19, 2018: Seven-storefront strip in Village sold
    Compass’s Adelaide Polsinelli and Mitchell Goldstick arranged the sale of the entire retail component and parking garage located at 44-58 East Eighth Street, the main retail strip of the Greenwich Village.
    The retail strip, between Mercer and Greene Streets, is comprised of seven retail stores spanning over 8,400 square feet and a 40 underground space parking garage. The new owner will have the option to build out over 1,500 square feet of additional retail space.
    Tenants include Dunkin Donuts, Verizon, UBreakIFix, Jay’s nail salon, a brand new deli and corner Chinese restaurant.
    Adelaide Polsinelli and Mitchell Goldstick, represented both the seller, Three Street Realty Co., and the purchaser, a local investor.
    “This prime Greenwich Village location made the commercial space extremely attractive to the buyers,” Polsinelli said. “The area has one of the highest concentrations of students in New York City and is easily accessible with public transportation.”
    Earlier in the year, Adelaide Polsinelli and Mitchell Goldstick, also sold the remaining unsold share package in the co-op.
    Built in 1952, the six-story co-op has a total of 121 residential units, 40 car underground parking, air rights, and seven commercial units.