Candice L. Dobbs
qualities have made Dobbs Associates, Inc. a leader in today's retail
leasing market. We specialize in working with local, national
and international retailers in obtaining the best locations available. From
site selection to lease execution, Dobbs Associates, Inc. services you every
step of the way to ensure a successful outcome. I look forward to hearing
Dobbs Associates, Inc. is a boutique-style Manhattan
based Real Estate Company with an expertise exclusively in retail leasing in New
York’s Metropolitan Area. Established
Dobbs Associates has become one of the most recognized names in retail
brokerage in Manhattan.
In 1981, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Studies and Fine Arts
from New York University, and an internship at the Department of City
Planning, Ms. Dobbs went to work for Douglas Elliman Knight Frank. At
Douglas Elliman, Ms. Dobbs was assigned to
be the New York leasing representative for the Dallas Galleria, a new Gerald
D. Hines project. She was instrumental in securing Manhattan based tenants
for the Dallas Galleria, including retailers FAO Schwarz and Ann Taylor.
In 1983, Ms. Dobbs joined the New York Land
Company to be a leasing agent for Herald Center, Manhattan’s first
multi-level vertical mall at Herald Square. At the project’s opening, Ms.
Dobbs was responsible for 67 of the signed leases at Herald Center. In
1985, Ms. Dobbs was hired by Richard and Fred Wilpon
of Sterling Equities to take on the challenge of creating a merchandising plan for the shops at 575
Fifth Avenue, Manhattan’s second vertical retail mall. Soon realizing that
Manhattan was not a mall city, Ms. Dobbs decided
to try her hand at retail brokerage in Manhattan’s many exciting
From that moment on, there was no turning back. In 1988, Candice Dobbs
Associates, Inc., blending her own unique style and talent as a
Manhattan retail expert.
Dobbs Associates has
developed a stellar reputation in Manhattan’s tough and
competitive retail leasing market. Ms. Dobbs has represented a broad range of
local, national and foreign retailers in covering every square inch of the
city’s many diverse neighborhoods, including Midtown, Wall Street, Soho,
Upper East and Upper West Sides, Flatiron District, Harlem and the Outer
Boroughs of Queens and the Bronx. She has represented prominent retailers
and restaurants as varied as Chanel, LVMH, BCBG Max Azria, Dean & Deluca,
Nine West, Foot Locker, McDonald's and Starbucks. Some of her other clients have
included well known landlords Rudin Management, Forest City Ratner, Rose Associates, Feil
Organization, Friedland Properties, Rockrose Development, Glenwood Management, Milstein Properties
and Silverstein Properties. Ms. Dobbs also served as a special real estate
advisor to Senator Charles Schumer’s “Group of 35” report that was published
in June 2001, which later served as a model for downtown commercial
redevelopment after the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
Associates continues to be a dynamic force in helping shape the retail
landscape of New York City. Candice is an extremely creative and innovative
retail broker who sincerely cares about her clients, making sure that they will
achieve maximum success in every retail environment.
Dobbs Associates, Inc. is a member of the International Council of Shopping
Centers and the Real Estate Board of New York.