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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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The Faithful Shopper: Happy Hosts and Hostesses

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 8:13 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 | 12:01 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 | 10:11 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 | 11:49 AM

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 | 12:28 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 | 12:18 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 | 8:11 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 | 3:56 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 | 7:23 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 | 1:20 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 | 6:59 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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The Faithful Shopper: Coming Attractions

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 1:08 PM

It's finally 2015, and this year promises to be a spectacular one for New Yorkers and visitors who love to shop! Among top news, the first stores will open at Brookfield Place and the World Trade Center - and I'll have more on those in the future. But not everything...

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Faithful Shopper: Tops of 2014

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 11:05 AM

This past year has been eventful in New York City retail, from market newcomers to high-tech stores to welcome announcements of what's to come. And of course, my last column of 2014 is the perfect time to discuss my favorite new stores of the year. Let me know what you...

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Faithful Shopper: Great Gifts

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 9:18 AM

Hanukkah is here, and it's just a few days left before Christmas --- you're running out of time to get this perfect gift, everybody! But there are still plenty of options to find that perfect item. Below, some ideas:

For the Fashionista

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The Faithful Shopper: Wonderful Windows

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2014 | 7:01 AM

It's that most wonderful time of year for window shoppers -- and all shoppers. Our major department and jewelry stores have unveiled their holiday displays, and it's time to indulge the inner child in us all.

Department Store Delights


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Faithful Shopper: Lovely Luggage

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 10:41 AM

With the busiest travel week of the year - Thanksgiving -- coming momentarily, now is the time to invest in a nice piece or set of luggage that will impress your relatives. And traveling in style has never been easier, thanks to retailers that excel in finely crafted bags of...

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Faithful Shopper: Happy Halloween

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 3:15 PM

Okay, the big day is here, and you're still figuring out your - or your child's -- costume for the evening's festivities. Fortunately thanks to all our theatrical, film and TV production as well as our many retailers, we in New York have a multitude of last-minute options to make...

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Faithful Shopper: Spectacularly Shod

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 5:30 PM

It's boot season! And heel season and flat season and ... In other words, it's time to go shoe shopping for everything you'll need for this fall and winter. Look to any of these stores for shoes that will carry you through the season and beyond - and keep an...

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Faithful Shopper: Fine Furnishings

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 2:15 PM

With the holidays coming, now is the time to spruce up your home for the inevitable dinners, parties and houseguests that are sure to show up on your calendar. We all know the major national home furnishings stores such as Crate and Barrel, West Elm and Raymour & Flanigan. But...

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Faithful Shopper: Coming Attractions

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 9:56 AM

Now that it's almost officially fall, all of us retail watchers are anxiously awaiting the new stores that are hurrying to open before the holidays! The rest of this year will bring us a truly global and intriguing combination of haute, value and service. Keep your eyes open for the...

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