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Robin Abrams: Louis Smadbeck Broker Recognition Award

Robin Abrams is one of the principals of The Lansco Corporation, a company she’s been with since 1979, focusing on retail leasing and consulting.


Ms. Abrams is an active member of the Real Estate Board of New York, where she served as the chairperson of the Retail Leasing Committee, and on REBNY’s commercial division’s Board of Directors. She has taught the retail segment for REBNY’s Continuing Education Program.

She is on the Board of NYU’s Real Estate Institute, and serves on the Board of Directors for Lansco’s international retail network. She is also a member of WX, New York Women Executives in Real Estate and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Currently, Ms. Abrams works exclusively with various companies to secure locations in New York City, and has worked with some of the biggest names in fashion, including retail powerhouses VF Corporation, (7 For All Mankind, Splendid, etc.), Kellwood Company (Black Denim, Vince, Rebecca Taylor, etc.), Donna Karan/DKNY (division of LVMH), Reiss, Tracey Reese, Anya Hindmarch, Agent Provocateur, Dennis Basso, and more.

She also works closely with Citibank, several home/design tenants, various entertainment-related users, and numerous restaurants. Additionally, Abrams currently works with various retailers to develop strategic planning and offers services for mitigation.

She has been a candidate four times during her career for The Real Estate Board of New York’s “Retail Deal of the Year,” and won the prestigious award for the 2010 Deal of the Year.

Ms. Abrams represents various landlords and has been the exclusive leasing agent for numerous properties including 601 Madison Avenue, 85 Fifth Avenue and 546 Broadway.

The Louis Smadbeck Broker Recognition Award honors the memory of one of the profession’s most esteemed practitioners.

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