Leadership

Leadership


A veteran real estate broker and now Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Zelnik & Company LLC, Cory Zelnik has launched, crafted, and packaged some of the largest corporate real estate expansions on the east coast. From working with legendary banking and investment staples like JPMorgan Chase, to entertainment powerhouses like Blockbuster, to food service giants Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts, Mr. Zelnik has presided over and specialized in the retail needs of prominent property owners and institutions along with some of the top national retailers in the country for more than two decades. With his newly formed independent real estate firm, Mr. Zelnik continues to solidify his name as a brand with preparedness, discipline, and integrity.

Prior to running Zelnik & Company, Mr. Zelnik emerged in the business as the Real Estate Representative for CVS/pharmacy; responsible for CVS’ market expansion program into metropolitan New York, an area that had previously been uncharted waters for the giant chain.

After three years at CVS, and in what can only be perceived as the ultimate industry compliment, Zelnik’s “drug store” expertise was sought after by Winick Realty Group, who hired him to help manage another pharmacy giant, Duane Reade. It was here that Zelnik and Winick brought success to help Duane Reade grow at an astronomical pace: some 200 new stores opened over a span of eight years.

As Partner and President of Winick Realty Group for over a decade, Mr. Zelnik specialized in the field of retail leasing throughout the tri-state area. His expertise in the field has been called upon by top publications in the New York area; from the New York Times to the New York Post, and in trade magazines such as The Real Deal, Mann Report and others.

Mr. Zelnik prides himself on loyalty, respect, and trust. With a focus on retail space, and the value it adds to the property economically, Mr. Zelnik recognizes that the real estate market in the tri-state area is constantly evolving, thus – so is he. His track record has mirrored the upward swing of the real estate business; growing, building, and maintaining its structure and polish since the late 1980’s.

“I have been and continue to be in it for the long haul, and bring value add and success over time, not instant gratification.”

With several million square feet rented on behalf of both tenants and landlords throughout the tri-state area, Cory Zelnik and Zelnik & Company are poised to be industry leaders in the 21st century.