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Faith Hope Consolo, the “Queen of Retail”, is the most renowned retail broker and consultant in the country, not only for her knowledge, reputation, and taste, but also for her key role in revitalizing and sculpting retail corridors across the nation and beyond. The volume, size, and distinction of her transactions, combined with her extraordinary experience in the luxury retail and real estate markets, have set a high standard among real estate specialists. She has advised and encouraged many retailers as they emerged as major players nationwide and has helped transform lackluster neighborhoods into sought-after shopping districts. Ms. Consolo’s extensive luxury expertise is based in Manhattan but her reach is worldwide. She has mastered the art of securing leases in locations where companies will maximize their profits while enhancing the neighboring stores and retail landscape. To Find the Best Retail Space – You Need Faith©

As Chairman of Prudential Douglas Elliman’s Retail Leasing and Sales Division, a position created especially for her, she is responsible for providing comprehensive retail counsel to an array of tenants and landlords, both nationally and internationally. Since joining the firm in January 2005, she has completed numerous deals totaling multi-millions of dollars for some of the most recognized names in retail. Her team identifies and secures the best locations for prominent international retailers’ United States operations, and represents some of the country’s top landlords in finding high profile retailers for their properties.

As director of retail operations for the 50 Prudential CRES Commercial Real Estate Service offices located nationwide, Ms. Consolo has completed deals in every key market across the United States. Her understanding of the market and coast-to-coast experience enables her to strategize with retailers all over the country, from unveiling a national expansion to the debut of a flagship store. Ms. Consolo has demonstrated her prowess in completing deals along main streets and in shopping malls, and continues to develop and expand her reach.

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Faithful Shopper: Beautiful on Board

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2015 | 12:00 AM

With the busiest travel week of the year - Thanksgiving -- coming momentarily, now is the time to prepare yourself to face the airport. The next time you're printing out a boarding pass and packing your bags be sure to bring these must-haves. It's always important to create a truly...

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The Faithful Shopper: Getting Guest Ready

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2015 | 3:41 PM

Spending time with visiting friends and family is such a treat--why have them spend their overnights in a nearby hotel when it's so much more fun for guests to stay at your place? Make your company feel extra special by pampering them with all the comforts of home and then...

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The Faithful Shopper: Halloween Havoc

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2015 | 11:23 PM

Costumes, candy and company -- the perfect way to spend a splendid Halloween. Take the scare out of shopping for this most frightening of nights by checking out my latest list of stores, where you'll be treated to all you need for your creepy costume, delightful dress-up or outrageous outfit,...

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The Faithful Shopper: Life Is a Party, Plan Perfectly

(1) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 10:13 AM

Parties are one of life's true pleasures, but planning them can be a real problem. After all, there's food to prepare, a venue to secure, entertainment to book - the list goes on and on. Fortunately, experts are on hand to handle it all, right down to the smallest details....

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The Faithful Shopper: A City for Divine Dancers

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2015 | 1:52 AM

The stage! The lights! The fancy footwork! From the glorious theaters of the world-renowned Great White Way to off-Broadway and off-off Broadway productions, Manhattan is bounding with performances by tip-toed ballerinas, high energy hip-hoppers, cool contemporaries, time-keeping tappers and so many other dancing dynamos. Thankfully, there's no shortage of supplies,...

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The Faithful Shopper: Services I Swear By

(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 1:56 AM

Shopping for fabulous finds is great fun, but when a favorite item breaks or loses its luster, well, that's just disheartening. Fortunately, Manhattan is brimming with all types of services, from high-end repair shops and cleaners to prime restorers and more, to keep all of your luxury and beloved belongings...

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The Faithful Shopper, for the Felines: Couture Cats

(0) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 11:55 AM

This one's for the felines. Those mysterious and moody yet delightfully playful and snuggly creatures that have captured the hearts of pet owners everywhere. And rightfully so. With their superior attitude, keen knack for comforting weary souls and amusing fondness for spirited fun - not to mention, expert mouser skills...

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The Faithful Shopper: Designer Dogs: Pamper Your Pooch

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 10:37 AM

A brushed and shiny coat. Designer clothes. A downy bed. Chef-inspired treats. What pet pooch doesn't deserve to be pampered? As man's - or women's - best friend, our four-legged cohorts are much more than easy companions. Whether a pedigree, show hound, or mixed mutt, our darling dogs love and...

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The Faithful Shopper: Best Bikinis to Get Your Beach On (Hamptons Edition)

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 4:23 PM

While enjoying Manhattan's summer playground; here are some of East End's Sunsational Swim Shops:
CALYPSO ST. BARTH - 21 Newtown Lane, East Hampton - 99 The Plaza, Montauk - 117 Main Street, Sag Harbor - 24 Jobs...

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The Faithful Shopper: Happy Hosts and Hostesses

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 9:13 AM

Summer may have unofficially begun weeks ago, but the 4th of July weekend is really when prime beach season kicks off! Those of you lucky enough to be invited to spend a day, weekend or longer at a friend's beach house had best have something special in hand when you...

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Faithful Shopper: Outdoor Entertaining

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 1:01 AM

Is there anything better than sitting outside with a barbecue grill firing, friends laughing and a beverage or two? We New Yorkers don't have the opportunity for outdoor entertaining all year round, so we cherish when we do. If you're lucky enough to have a deck or backyard, make it...

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The Faithful Shopper: Blushing Brides

(0) Comments | Posted June 1, 2015 | 11:11 AM

It's June, and that means it's prime wedding season! Of course June brides already have their dresses, but if you're planning for next summer, now's the time to start tracking down that perfect gown. Below are some of my favorites to outfit the bride, the bridesmaids and more.

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The Faithful Shopper: Cool Campers

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 12:49 PM

Summertime is unofficially here, and that means it's time to explore the great outdoors. I've written extensively about where to buy the perfect outfit and equipment for the beach, and now it's time to focus on the mountaineers, hikers, fishermen and kayakers who want to explore our lakes and hills....

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Faithful Shopper -- More for Mom

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2015 | 1:28 PM

Flowers, chocolates, perfume -- it's what most of us give the moms in our lives on Mother's Day. But why be conventional? After all, moms have many lives -- they work, they travel, they lead. Get a gift for the woman she is besides a mom. Check out some of...

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Faithful Shopper: Re-Cycle Your Fitness

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 1:18 PM

It's spring at last, and time to get yourself in shape for summer. One of the great exercises around, that's particularly easy on the joints, is cycling. So whether you prefer to buy a bicycle and explore our streets and roads, or would rather bike to the beat at a...

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The Faithful Shopper: Don't PassOver the Easter Treats

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2015 | 9:11 AM

Happy Passover - Happy Easter! As always, I focus on the sugary for these joyous holidays - chocolate treats that promise even sweeter days in the spring and summer to come. Two of the below specifically note they carry kosher items, but ask at the others about possibilities.

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The Faithful Shopper: Favorite Flagships

(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2015 | 4:56 PM

One of the great advantages of shopping in the greatest retail city in the world is that we can visit each designer or brand's largest statement stores (aka flagships). These shops let a company showcase its entire line as they'd like their goods presented. And here, we have a feast...

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Faithful Shopper: I Can See Clearly Now

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 8:23 AM

Are things looking a little fuzzy? Or are you still wearing the same eyeglasses you bought in 1999? In any case, it's probably time to get an eye exam and freshen up your look. Visit any of the terrific optical stores below and reveal a whole new world -- and...

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Faithful Shopper: Beach Babies

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 2:20 PM

We've all had it with ice and snow -- it's time for sun and sand! Escape for a few days of warmth by the sea, and attire yourself accordingly from any of the stores below. Whether your shore of choice is in the Caribbean, Hawaii or South America, you'll be...

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The Faithful Shopper: Lovely Lingerie

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 7:59 AM

Happy Valentine's Day! It's the perfect time to gift your sweetheart with some stunning apparel that only you and she will see. Our great department stores and Victoria's Secret have lovely selections, but consider looking around a bit more. Whether your tastes are classic, demure or just a touch risqué,...

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