NEW YORK CITY—RKF—a growing independent real estate firm inNorth America specializing in retail leasing, investment sales andconsulting services—has inked a lease for the entire seventh floorof 521 Fifth Ave., in Midtown.

With this significant expansion, RKF will occupy a total of20,987 square feet, expanding by roughly 30% from its currentlease, beginning in June. RKF has leased its headquarters spacefrom landlord SL Green Realty Corp. since 2003. Brad Gerla of CBREand attorney Jeffrey Platte of Platte, Klarsfeld, Levine& Lachtman, LLP advised RKF on the lease expansion.

“The physical expansion of our global headquarters office is oneof the many positive developments that RKF has going on today,”says Robert Futterman, chairman & CEO of RKF. “We're burstingat the seams for all of the right reasons; while our business hasgrown consistently over the past two decades, the momentum hasmeasurably accelerated in recent months.”

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Rayna Katz

Rayna Katz is a seasoned business journalist whose extensive experience includes coverage of the lodging sector, travel and the culinary space. She was most recently content director for a business-to-business publisher, overseeing four publications. While at Meeting News, a travel trade publication, she received a Best Reporting award for a story on meeting cancellations in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.