Meridian Capital Group

James Famularo

President of Retail Leasing

Mr. Famularo joined Meridian in 2018 as President of Retail Leasing and is widely regarded as one of New York City’s top retail leasing brokers.

A veteran dealmaker, Mr. Famularo has leased over one million square feet of retail space during his nearly 20-year career, negotiating over 700 leases for food and beverage related establishments, many headed by well-known restaurateurs and Michelin-starred chefs. His vast network of contacts enables him to quickly and efficiently identify optimal tenants and close an average of one deal per week, often securing benchmark pricing.

In recognition of his successful track record, CoStar named Mr. Famularo a Top Retail Leasing Broker in the New York City market in 2015, 2016, and 2017, and his prior employer named him Retail Broker of the Year in both 2015 and 2016.

At Meridian, Mr. Famularo manages the day-to-day operations of the firm’s New York retail leasing division, including recruiting, strategic planning, market positioning, and cross-pollination between Meridian’s debt, investment sales, and leasing platforms. Experienced representing both owners and tenants, his distinguished track record of success runs the full gamut from fashion to food to fitness. A native New Yorker, he has an intimate knowledge of the New York metropolitan area and is frequently interviewed as a retail expert by local and national news organizations.

Some of Mr. Famularo’s recent deals include arranging a 10,000 square foot lease for Douglas Elliman’s Flagship Tribeca location at 140 Franklin Street; negotiating a 10,000 square foot lease for the Hunt & Fish Club steakhouse in the AKA Hotel, which is thriving at 125 West 44th Street; locating the perfect site for Michelin-starred chef John Fraser’s “Nix,” a vegetarian restaurant at 72 University Place; securing a space for Zuber & Company, a French design firm used by Jackie Kennedy in the White House, at 4 West 19th Street; arranging a lease in record time for another Michelin-starred chef at Seoul Bistro in the new Holiday Inn in Downtown Brooklyn; and helping transform Tribeca’s Reade Street into a kid-friendly corridor by securing leases for Jacadi, Livly, and Reade Street Prep in addition to a dance studio and a children’s language center.Mr. Famularo is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Real Estate Board of New York and serves on the REBNY Retail Committee.

Active listings

514 Third Avenue

Manhattan, Murray Hill
Ground Floor: 1,550 Square Feet
Basement: 1,400 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $22,000

2 East 45th Street

Manhattan, Midtown
Ground Floor: 4,000 Square Feet
Mezzanine: 2,000 Square Feet
Storage Basement: 3,000 Square Feet
Asking Rent: $600,000/Annum

354 West 44th Street

Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan
Space A - Mezzanine: 800 Square Feet
Space B - Lower Level Bar: 1,500 Square Feet
Monthly Rent - Mezzanine: Space A : $6,000
Monthly Rent - Lower Level Bar: Space B: $13,500

108 Reade Street

Manhattan, TriBeCa
Ground Floor: 1,500 Square Feet
Mezzanine: 400 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $150 PSF

164 West 75th Street

Manhattan, Upper West Side
Ground Floor: 4,105 Square Feet
Lower Level: 1,270 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $50,000

311 West 57th Street

Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan
Ground Floor: 6,000 Square Feet
Lower Level: 6,000 Square Feet
Mezzanine: 3,000 Square Feet
Total: 15,000 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $1.2M Per Year

797 Madison Avenue

Manhattan, Upper East Side
Ground Floor: 1,700 Square Feet
Second Floor: 1,700 Square Feet
Third Floor: 1,700 Square Feet
Fourth Floor: 1,700 Square Feet
Fifth Floor: 1,700 Square Feet
Basement: 1,700 Square Feet
Asking Rent: $950,000 Per Annum

141 East 55th Street

Manhattan, Midtown East
Ground Floor: 1,788 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $19,000

191 Seventh Avenue

Chelsea, Manhattan
Ground Floor: 6,000 Square Feet
Lower Level: 4,000 Square Feet
Total Square Footage: 10,000 Square Footage
Asking Rent: $750,000/Annum

279 Church Street

Manhattan, TriBeCa
Ground Floor: 1,875 Square Feet
Lower Level: 1,875 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $23,000

731 Ninth Avenue

Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan
Ground Level: 7,500 Square Feet
Lower Level: 7,500 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $120 PSF

203-205 West 34th Street

Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan
Approximate Size: 1,890 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $300 PSF

354 West 44th Street

Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan
Ground Floor: 2,000 Square Feet
Mezzanine: 500 Square Feet
Storage Basement: 2,000 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $23,500

833 Seventh Avenue

Manhattan, Midtown East, Midtown West
Approximate Size: 1,700 Square Feet + Basement Storage
Monthly Rent: $25,000

One Wall Street Court

Financial District, Manhattan
Ground Floor: 5,000 Square Feet
Mezzanine: 2,500 Square Feet
Lower Level: 5,000 Square Feet
Total Square Feet: 12,500 Square Feet
Annual Rent: $1,200,000

32 Spring Street

Manhattan, Nolita
Ground Floor: 2,000 Square Feet
Lower Level: 2,000 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $300 PSF

40 West 25th Street

Flatiron, Manhattan
Ground Floor: 6,671 Square Feet

56 West 22nd Street

Flatiron, Manhattan
Ground Floor: 3,400 Square Feet
Lower Level: 3,100 Square Feet

412 Eighth Avenue

Manhattan, Midtown West
Ground Floor: 2,500 Square Feet
Second Floor: 1,500 Square Feet
Basement: 900 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $35,000

31 West 21st Street

Flatiron, Manhattan
Ground Floor: 4,500 Square Feet
Lower Level: 4,500 Square Feet

3111 Broadway

Ground Floor: 500 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: $3,500

One State Street

Financial District, Manhattan
Space A: 3,800 Square Feet
Space B: 4,000 Square Feet
Lower Level: 24,000 Square Feet
Sub-Level One: 22,500 Square Feet
Sub-Level Two: 21,000 Square Feet
Monthly Rent: Upon Request

12 West 19th Street

Ground Floor: 2,000 Square Feet
Mezzanine: 500 Square Feet
Lower Level: 1,500 Square Feet