In his almost 30 years in retail commercial brokerage, Anthony Jurkovic has worked with most of the top retailers in the industry in their expansion in the New York Metropolitan Area, including Pep Boys, 7-Eleven, Ruby Tuesdays, R& S Strauss, Walgreens, CVS, Staples, Commerce Bank/TD Bank, Lowes, Blockbuster Video, Friday’s, Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, Costco, Home Depot, and others. His territorial knowledge and expertise at producing and assembling locations is unsurpassed anywhere in the industry. His specialty is sourcing sites in markets where others have failed. This results-driven performance has earned him a high degree of respect amongst retailers, developers, owners and peer brokers. Many brokers seek out Anthony to fulfill their clients’ tougher expansion requirements within his markets, knowing that he maintains a vast inventory of property owners and “quiet listings” at CRA.
Anthony leads the field team at CRA, ensuring that all CRA’s clients receive the highest quantity and quality of sites for review. He ensures that every team member maintains an exhaustive, street-level knowledge of transactions, property availabilities, comparables and current values. This affords CRA the ability to immediately source viable sites for our clients without having to spend precious time updating the market details. We also keep a very close watch on space coming available years into the future as well as space that appears to be underutilized or in jeopardy of a tenant defaulting. This gives our clients a huge edge in beating the competition.
Prior to founding CRA, Anthony spent about 20 years with SB Schwartz & Company of Great Neck, New York. Working hand in hand with the firm’s broker, he helped create and perfect the retail tenant representation service within the NY Metro market, building SB Schwartz into the top retail brokerage organization in the market. At its apex, SB Schwartz was the development partner for Pep Boys, Olive Garden, Ruby Tuesdays, 7- Eleven, Staples, McDonald’s, Tri-Con, Pizza Hut, and many others. Eventually merging with an affiliate firm in New Jersey and becoming Retail Realty, Anthony continued to service retail accounts throughout the NY Metro area. Retail Realty was eventually discontinued and SB Schwartz & Company downsized and eventually closed.
Anthony Jurkovic currently resides in Long Beach, New York and Little Neck, New York.