TMA Awards RCS Real Estate Advisors for Transaction of the Year

September 2018 – RCS Real Estate Advisors is being recognized at the 30th Annual Turnaround and Transaction of the Year Awards for their contribution to and work with Eastern Outfitters, LLC. The award recognizes those companies that orchestrate a non-operational restructuring of businesses including merger and acquisition, sale, loan, liquidation, debt restructuring, etc., to preserve the […]

RCS’ Ivan L. Friedman Quoted in Bloomberg Article

Excerpted from an article in Bloomberg, July 6, 2018, by Lauren Coleman-Lochner and Eliza Ronalds-Hannon

Mall Tenants Had an Out When Giants Like Macy’s Left. Now Landlords Bar the Door.

> Mall owners are pushing to eliminate co-tenancy provisions.
> Removing or limiting clauses gives merchants less flexibility.

“Landlords are now routinely pushing to chisel away co-tenancy provisions when leases […]

It’s Not an Apocalypse, But It is a Changing Time in Retail

NEW YORK, NY – June 7, 2018 – Ivan L. Friedman, president and CEO of RCS Real Estate Advisors, has seen his share of real estate cycles. Working on about 40 million square feet of retail per year, Friedman and his firm believe we are in the midst of a […]

Vitamin World Acquired by Feihe International After Successfully Emerging from Chapter 11

NEW YORK, NY – February 5, 2018 – RCS Real Estate Advisors client, Vitamin World, announced today that it has been acquired by Feihe International, Inc., one of the leading distributors of premium infant formula in China, after successfully emerging from Chapter 11. Vitamin World USA Corporation will […]

RCS Real Estate Advisors Receiving Restructuring Deal of the Year Award from The M&A Advisor for Second Consecutive Year

December 2017 – The M&A Advisor has announced that RCS Real Estate Advisors has been recognized in the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards for their work on the restructuring of Payless ShoeSource. “The award recipients represent the finest in the M&A industry in 2017 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of extremely impressive […]

RCS Real Estate Advisors Retained by Vitamin World, DIP as Real Estate Advisor

NEW YORK, NY – September 12, 2017 – New York-based RCS Real Estate Advisors, has been retained as real estate consultant by the premier nutrition-driven vitamin supplements retail company Vitamin World, DIP. RCS Real Estate Advisors President and CEO Ivan L. Friedman made the announcement.

RCS will be seeking to reduce […]

RCS Real Estate Advisors Helps Bebe Avoid Chapter 11

NEW YORK, NY – May 4, 2017 – Retained by Bebe Stores, Inc. in March 2017, RCS Real Estate Advisors has successfully worked with the fashion retailer’s landlords to effect an out-of-court restructuring.

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RCS Real Estate Advisors Retained by Payless, DIP as Real Estate Advisor

NEW YORK, NY – April 18, 2017 – New York-based RCS Real Estate Advisors, has been retained as real estate consultant by specialty family footwear retailer Payless ShoeSource, DIP. RCS Real Estate Advisors President and CEO Ivan L. Friedman made the announcement.

Payless recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, listing liabilities between $1 billion and $10 billion. […]

RCS Real Estate Advisors to Receive Restructuring Deal of the Year Awards from The M&A Advisor

NEW YORK, NY – February 13, 2017 – The M&A Advisor has announced that New York City-based RCS Real Estate Advisors will be recognized in the 11th Annual Turnaround Awards for their work on the reorganization and restructuring of Pacific Sunwear (PacSun). Over 300 participating companies and their work were judged by an independent jury of […]

RCS CEO Ivan Friedman Quoted in Chain Store Age

Chain Store Age – 2017 Survival Tips

Jan/Feb 2017

The winds are turbulent in physical retail, and gusting in from several direc­tions. Department store anchors in place for decades are closing shop. The sons and daughters of the suburbs are fleeing to cities or, if not, are demanding more cosmopolitan experiences at traditional malls. Online sellers, though still account­ing […]