Rachel Kim joined HUDSON in 2015 with a specialization in tenant representation and agency leasing in the New York Metro area. Prior to joining HUDSON, Rachel worked at SCG Retail, an affiliate of The Shopping Center Group,as well as Marcus and Millichap, the largest national commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in real estate investments.
Rachel earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Merchandising and Business Administration from Seattle Pacific University and is fluent in English and Korean. She is an active participant in New York City’s brokerage community through her memberships at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA).
Rachel performed the cello at Carnegie Hall at the age of 9.
Rachel is theEDGE Manhattan Chapter Chair, a Young Professionals Network of the Asian Real Estate Association of America, which is the largest Asian Real Estate Organization in the world.
Jimmy Chin owned the iconic Chin Chin restaurant in Manhattan for over 28 years before retiring from the industry in 2014. Regulars included sports stars and musicians from Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera to Diddy, Pitbull, and Mariah Carey. Jimmy has been a real estate hobbyist for life and now turns his attention to commercial real estate, drawing on his connections from the restaurant and hospitality industries. Jimmy’s lifetime of experience in the NYC hospitality industry has been invaluable to HUDSON’S ever growing list of restaurant, nightlife and hospitality clientele.
Jimmy wears neon colored reading glasses, but only after midnight.
Jimmy once ate a lobster tail so fresh, the lobster watched him eat it
Nick Rossomando is an associate at HUDSON going on 2 years with the firm. In his time at HUDSON, Nick was a member of the team that assisted in overseeing both of American Apparel’s recent bankruptcies, helping to renegotiate over 100 leases while servicing the management of the brand’s global portfolio. Working primarily alongside Jason Richter, Nick has enjoyed many different aspects of working with both Landlords and Tenants throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and many other parts of New York City.
Mr. Rossomando graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Sport Promotion in 2015 and joined the HUDSON team shortly thereafter. In his time at UCONN, Nick spent 4 years as one of the heads of the fundraising committee which benefitted Soldiers’ Angels, and was a participant in UCONN’s largest student run philanthropy event, HuskyTHON. Along with his philanthropic involvement, Nick spent 2 years acting as Head Student-Coach with the baseball program on campus. Nick has enjoyed various roles with some of the region’s largest retailers and developers.
Co-founded a moped gang in Storrs, Connecticut known as the “Sons of Storrs”.
Nick played an integral role in the restructuring and disposition of American Apparel’s real estate throughout their recent bankruptcy, assisting in the renegotiation of over 100 leases nationwide.
Todd entered the shopping center development industry in 1997 after completing his studies at Ithaca College where he earned a BA in economics with a concentration in art.
One of a handful of industry veterans that have spent considerable time on both sides of the table Burton established himself on the landlord side of the business with such companies as Pyramid Management Group, The Rouse Company, Westfield, and PREIT. Todd’s tenacity is demonstrated through his roles in transforming two distinctive but dramatically different iconic shopping venues:
At the Gallery at Market East in Center City Philadelphia, the specialty retail program that faced significant occupancy, merchandising, and visual challenges. Through a strategic approach working closely with clients, Todd was able to take the program from 54% to 100% occupancy in less than two years. After transforming the overall program’s merchandising and visuals he went further and created new leasable space in the center. The end result also included a 25% increase is program wide reported sales – a true win-win for both the Licensor asset owners and the Licensee operators.
While at the helm of the Specialty Retail program for Westfield’s Garden State Plaza in Paramus NJ Todd took on a different challenge – growing the specialty retail and promotional income of a flagship asset that was already well leased and oversubscribed. Burton demonstrated unprecedented growth for Westfield delivering increases in revenues that averaged 30% annually over the three years that he managed the program. That success led to more opportunities for him within the company where he was a member of Westfield’s first World Trade Center Team then becoming the first and youngest Specialty Leasing Manager promoted into the company’s Permanent Leasing a smaller team at the time comprised of very seasoned retail and F&B leasing professionals.
Beyond 2005 Todd also worked with the Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust then shifting his energy and attention to the Tenant side of the business. Over the last nine years Todd has provided retail development service in-house and as a third party consultant to brands as Swatch Group (US), Disney Store, The Children’s Place, Aerosoles, Rainbow Apparel, and Lorna Jane.
With the unique insight on both sides of the real estate tables Todd Burton is uniquely positioned to provide a more comprehensive perspective and level of development guidance and service. With a robust and diverse professional network and nationwide experience across the United States managing transactions in High Street, Lifestyle Center, Outlet, Mixed Use, Power & Strip Center, and Travel venues – whether a small startup or established brand Todd delivers an invaluable perspective and practice to the development process.
Spun a weekly Jazz show and filled in for Reggae Explosions at Ithaca College’s 92WICB
Todd has worked with luxury, legacy, active, value, discount, and F&B brands in their store development and has completed transactions in every retail venue ranging from malls, outlets, strip/power centers, lifestyle centers, mixed use, and travel hubs.
Amie Segel is an attentive deal-maker with an aptitude for spotting trends. She specializes in tenant representation and retail leasing in the New York Metro area. A licensed salesperson since 2006, Amie’s real estate experience includes Shopping Center Development, Investment Sales, and Commercial Leasing.
Amie has a strong background in Entertainment Sales and Event Production working with the largest retail brands and agencies on a global scale. She is an active participant in New York City’s brokerage community and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Amie is a hip hop and electronic DJ performing at events and festivals including Governor’s Ball, Miami’s Winter Music Conference, and Art Basel.
Amie is a New York native. She graduated from Syracuse University with a BS in Entrepreneurship and Business Management.
Joshua Fern is an Associate at HUDSON, working directly with Nicole Liebman. Since joining Hudson at the beginning of this year Joshua has enjoyed many different aspects of working with both Landlords and Tenants throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and many other parts of New York City. Joshua’s passion and drive for real estate was inspired by his grandfather, a developer who has since retired.
Joshua has been actively involved in the marketing of office and retail properties, running comparative analyses, reviewing lease agreements for in process transactions, cataloguing commercial properties for market analysis, investment sales, and hands on lease negotiations.
Joshua has a Dual Citizenship with Israel
Originally born in the Bronx, Joshua double majored in Finance & Real Estate while attending the Florida State University’s undergraduate school of business and was heavily involved with the University’s Real Estate Society, from which he rose to the rank of Vice President of External Affairs.
Zachary Zimmerman Joined the HUDSON team in 2015 with a focus on the restaurant and hospitality industry. Prior to joining HUDSON, Zachary founded a company that developed an energy management software platform for multi-unit restaurant, nightclub and hotel operators which allowed them to manage and optimize energy uses and lower costs. After developing the software, he continued to focus on sales and grew the business to include many major franchise concepts and national chains, eventually leading to the sale of the business at an aggressive multiple. Zachary’s years of developing his business, allowed him to work side by side with some of the most relevant restaurant and hospitality groups in the industry today. Zachary held various internships and jobs in the commercial real estate industry during college. This experience, coupled with his previous endeavors and experience in the restaurant and hospitality service industry have helped him gain an in depth knowledge of these operations and continue to translate well into his commercial real estate career.
Zachary graduated from University of Wisconsin, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science & Economics.
Union Square Park Chess Champion 7 years running (2009 – Present).
Louis Meltzer joined HUDSON in 2016 to spearhead the Investment Sales division for the company. Prior to joining HUDSON, Louis worked for Four Springs Capital, where he raised equity for a private REIT that owns single tenant net leased assets throughout the country. Louis was in charge of all client transactions advising on 1031 exchanges and property acquisitions. Throughout Louis’ career he has been involved in all aspects of real estate transactions having extensive leasing, financing and acquisition experience.
Additionally, Louis manages a family real estate portfolio called LEM Equities, that owns office, retail and multifamily properties in New York, Chicago and Florida.
Louis earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Miami and Juris Doctor from Hofstra University. Louis also currently holds Series 7 and Series 63 securities licenses.
Louis was picked to shoot on the ice during a New York Rangers hockey game
Louis owns the building with the first Five Guys in Chicago.
Nicole Liebman is an exuberant and passionate member of the retail leasing industry. She has been able to recognize voids in the market, identify up and coming tenants, and negotiate complicated transactions. Ms. Liebman specializes in Landlord and Tenant representation, successfully leading both local and institutional clients.
Ms. Liebman is a 2014 CoStar Powerbroker, member of the Real Estate Board of New York, the International Council of Shopping Centers, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, and Young Adult Forum for WPO (World Presidents’ Organization).
Nicole is a trained yoga coach and has lived abroad multiple times.
Nicole is a New York native. She graduated cum laude from Tulane University with a degree in Management and Marketing.
Greg Levine has joined HUDSON to spearhead their National Leasing platform on both the Landlord and Tenant side of the business. With over 20 years of experience in the Shopping Center industry, leading both redevelopment and leasing for two of the most respected public and privately held shopping center owners in the United States, Greg is a proven dealmaker with extensive knowledge, skills and relationships on a National level.
During his 15 years as Senior VP and Director of Redevelopment at Brixmor Property Group (NYSE: BRX), one of the largest publicly traded shopping centers owners in the U.S. (500+ properties in 38 states), Greg was an integral part of the leadership team that brought the company public in 2013. In addition, Greg oversaw the redevelopment of over 250 shopping centers while leasing over 3.5MM SF of retail space to a broad range of national tenants. Greg also managed National account relationships with a wide range of retailers including Walmart, Shoprite, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, CVS, Walgreens, TJX, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bed Bath & Beyond, Macy’s, DSW, Petco, Toys R US, Kohl’s and many others.
At Mall Properties, Inc., a diversified owner of shopping centers, enclosed malls and urban retail nationwide, Greg served as VP of Leasing where he executed over 1 million square feet of national, regional and local tenant transactions.
Greg’s incredible reputation in the industry, along with his extensive knowledge and deep routed relationships with both Landlords and Retailers on National level, add yet another level to the full spectrum of value-add services provided by HUDSON.
Greg currently lives on the Upper West Side of NYC with his wife and twin girls Maya and Jolie.
Passion for seeing live music with over 1,000 shows worldwide under his belt.
Has completed real estate deals in 40 U.S. states.
Donald Cafero Jr. has always had a passion for the real estate industry since a young age. Don majored in Real Estate Finance while attending the University of Miami’s undergraduate school of business, as well as engaged in real estate related internships throughout his college years in the forms of brokerage, development, and private equity. Don joined the HUDSON team in fall of 2014 to assist in brokerage, leasing, and underwriting of acquisitions. Since then, he has worked intimately in the Williamsburg (Brooklyn) market representing one of the largest retail projects, The EDGE, personally leasing over 15,000sf. Additionally on the agency side, Don has worked on several big box shopping center listings in CT and is credited with bringing the first Ollie’s Bargain Outlets to the state. Don also represents a number of restaurants and retailers in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Won the school wide Geography Bee in 8th Grade.
Brought first Ollie’s Bargain Outlets to the State of CT, Found Lokai Bracelets their first office space.
Harold Harris brings over 30 years of experience to Hudson after an illustrious career with the largest shopping center owner / third party leasing / management company in the Northeast. He oversees the day to day operations, leasing and management of our brokerage and investment division.
Prior to joining HUDSON, Harold served as the Senior Vice President / CFO at Levin Management for 28 years. Harold was instrumental in helping grow Levin Management Corp to where they are today, managing a portfolio of over 90 properties totaling more than 12.5 million square feet of retail GLA in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina. Harold’s experience in real estate runs the full spectrum of retail developments, including neighborhood, community, power and lifestyle shopping centers, as well as an enclosed mall and mixed-use properties.
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