Longtime Commercial Real Estate Consultant Richard Felner
As principal of a successful real estate consultancy for more than two decades, Richard Felner focuses on commercial property and engages with clients spanning retail and financial areas. Richard Felner stays well informed of national real estate market trends and holds experience that encompasses valuations and operations.He is an expert in retail reorganizations and a member of the ICSC Bankruptcy Task Force. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and completed an LLB at Columbia University Law School.
Mr. Felner’s professional background includes holding past officer responsibilities with a number of publicly and privately held enterprises. He served as co-chief executive with a Rockefeller family-invested private retail enterprise from 1966 to 1977. Guiding the full range of financial activities, he managed real estate expansion and facilitated the development of 60 major shopping center locations nationwide. Mr. Felner subsequently spent two years with Drexel Burnham Lambert and had corporate finance responsibilities across the retail and real estate spheres. Prior to establishing his current consultancy, Richard Felner engaged with a U.S. subsidiary of the women’s apparel retailer Reitmans (Can.) Ltd., as director and executive president of corporate development and real estate.