Meridian Capital Group

James Famularo

President of Retail Leasing

James Famularo is widely regarded as one of New York City’s top retail leasing brokers. As president of Meridian’s Retail Leasing team, Famularo leads the city’s most active leasing divisions which he’s expanded to over 50 brokers since he started it in 2018.

Famularo has leased over 1 million square feet of retail space, throughout his career, negotiating over 1,000 leases for top food and beverage related establishments. His vast network of contacts enables him to quickly and efficiently identify optimal tenants and close deals with well-known restaurateurs and Michel-starred chefs.

In recognition of his successful track record, Co Star has named Famularo a Top Retail Leasing Broker and his team as a Top Retail Leasing division in the New York City market every year since 2015.

Some of Famularo’s recent deals include the 20,000 square foot restaurant space he leased to Fushimi Group at 311 West 43rd Street, steps away from Times Square. He also negotiated a 14,500 square foot lease in Hell’s Kitchen to Urban Pathways, a government-funded homeless shelter, at 771 Ninth Avenue. Famularo transacted deals for many other noteworthy tenants such as Brooklyn Chop House, Hunt & Fish Club Steakhouse, 1Oak, and Goldbar.

Mr. Famularo plays a big role in the industry, serving as a board member on REBNY’s Retail Committee, and continuing to be an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

 

Awards

Media

NYC Retail Market Wakes Up in a Daze After Smoke Shop Day of Reckoning

June 10, 2024 |Commercial Observer

Meridian Retail Leasing Closes First Quarter with a Bang

May 14, 2024 |New York Real Estate Journal

Meridian Arranges Asian Fusion Lease in East Village

March 18, 2024 |Connect Media

Top Leases in December Highlight Diverse Retail Landscape

January 16, 2024 |Other

Fast-growing omakase sushi spots are appetizing for retail industry

December 01, 2023 |Crain's New York Business

Meridian Closed 75 Retail Leases Over Summer  

September 27, 2023 |Connect Media

Amish Market Renews Lease at 731 Ninth Avenue

September 26, 2023 |Commercial Observer

New Italian Eatery from Simon Oren and Robert Guarino Headed to Upper West Side

January 12, 2023 |Commercial Observer

The Raging Bull of Retail Leasing: Meridian’s James Famularo

January 12, 2023 |Commercial Observer

‘Built On Quicksand’: How The Rise And Demise Of Rapid Grocery Delivery Will Shape And Scar Retail

July 21, 2022 |Bisnow

Active listings

1031 Third Avenue

Manhattan, Upper East Side
Ground Floor: 900 Square Feet
Second Floor: 900 Square Feet
Ground Floor Monthly Rent: $20,000
Second Floor Monthly Rent: $6,500

535 Clinton Avenue

Brooklyn, Clinton Hill
Approximate Size: 12,000 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $40,000

119 Elizabeth Street

Manhattan, Nolita
Approximate Size: 600 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $7,000

958 Lexington Avenue

Manhattan, Upper East Side
Ground Floor: 400 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $7,500

79 Clinton Street

Lower East Side, Manhattan
Ground Floor: 1,200 Square Feet
Basement: 1,200 Square Feet
Asking Rent: Upon Request

199 Chrystie Street

Lower East Side, Manhattan
Approximate Size: 3,246 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $23,345

57 West 86th Street

Manhattan, Upper West Side
Ground Floor: 4,200 Square Feet
Lower Level: 3,500 Square Feet
Monthly Rent : $38,000

212 East 14th Street

East Village, Manhattan
Ground Floor: 2,200 Square Feet
Selling Lower Level: 1,800 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $40,000

738 Broadway

Manhattan, Noho
Ground Floor: 1,927 Square Feet
Mezzanine : 207 Square Feet
Lower Level: 1,716 Square Feet
Asking Rent: Upon Request

504 Greenwich Street

Manhattan, Soho
Ground Floor: 1,200 Square Feet
Lower Level : 2,400 Square Feet
Monthly Rent : $11,000

461 Sterling Place

Brooklyn, Prospect Heights
Ground Floor: 700 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $3,300

57 North Ninth Street

Brooklyn, Williamsburg
Ground Floor: 5,000 Square Feet
Second Floor: 2,500 Square Feet + 2,500 Square Foot Outdoor Terrace
Third Floor: 2,500 Square Feet + 2,500 Square Foot Rooftop
Ground Floor Monthly Rent: $42,000
Second Floor Monthly Rent : $20,000
Third Floor Monthly Rent : $12,500

1462 Southern Boulevard

Bronx, Crotona
Approximate Size: 1,100 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $3,083

499 Canal Street

Manhattan, Soho
Ground Floor: 800 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $6,600

1516 Park Avenue

East Harlem, Manhattan
Ground Floor: 5,775 Square Feet
Mezzanine: 1,925 Square Feet
Lower Level: 3,016 Square Feet
Asking Rent: Upon Request

103-105 MacDougal Street

Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Ground Floor: 7,000 Square Feet
Lower Level: 5,000 Square Feet
Asking Rent: 125 PSF

141 East 55th Street

Manhattan, Midtown East
Ground Floor: 1,300 Square Feet
No Basement:
Monthly Rent: $15,000

110 East 23rd Street – Ground Floor

Gramercy, Manhattan
Ground Floor: 2,500 Square Feet + Basement
Asking Rent: Upon Request

606 Ninth Avenue

Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan
Ground Floor: 800 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $9,500

110 East 23rd Street – 10th Floor

Gramercy, Manhattan
10th Floor: 2,500 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $9,000

196 Stanton Street

Lower East Side, Manhattan
Lower Level: 2,000 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $5,250

336 East 59th Street

Manhattan, Midtown East
First Floor: 1,500 Square Feet
Ground Floor: 1,500 Square Feet
Lower Level: 1,500 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $16,875

1150 Second Avenue

Manhattan, Upper East Side
Approximate Size: 1,400 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $12,000

1134 First Avenue

Manhattan, Upper East Side
Ground Floor: 1,900 Square Feet
Lower Level: 1,000 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $25,000

128 East 28th Street

Manhattan, NoMad
Ground Floor: 3,207 Square Feet
Lower Level: 1,604 Square Feet
Asking Rent: Upon Request

249 Ninth Avenue

Chelsea, Manhattan
Approximate Size: 2,000 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $14,499

17 Kent Avenue

Brooklyn, Williamsburg
Approximate Size: 1,875 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $12,500

1674 Park Avenue

East Harlem, Manhattan
Corner (Space A) : 1,100 Square Feet
Motnhly Rent: $4,750

800 Riverside Drive

Manhattan, Washington Heights
Ground Floor: 1,800 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $6,500

268 East 7th Street

East Village, Manhattan
Approximate Size: 1,309 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $4,400

122 West 146th Street

Harlem, Manhattan
Third Floor: 19,368 Square Feet
Lower Level: 18,729 Square Feet
Asking Rent: Upon Request

1568 Second Avenue

Manhattan, Upper East Side
Second Floor: 1,200 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $8,500

One Wall Street Court

Financial District, Manhattan
Upper Level: 7,500 Square Feet
Lower Level : 5,000 Square Feet
Upper Level Monthly Rent: $55,000
Lower Level Monthly Rent: $35,000

31 West 21st Street

Flatiron, Manhattan
Ground Floor: 4,500 Square Feet
Lower Level: 4,500 Square Feet
Asking Rent: 115 PSF