April 17, 2019 – The New York-based retail consulting firm, RCS Real Estate Advisors, has bolstered their team of real estate professionals with the recent addition of new Managing Director Ed Coury. Coury brings over 30 years of real estate experience to the thriving team at RCS, as well as his unmatched insight from being on both the tenant and landlord side of lease negotiations. He will be located at the RCS headquarters in Manhattan. The announcement of the hiring was made by RCS Real Estate Advisors President and CEO, Ivan L. Friedman.

Coury began his retail real estate career in the early 1980’s and brings a myriad of leasing experience to RCS. Most recently Coury was a Senior Vice President at Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield where his responsibilities included the direct supervision of seven of the company’s super regional flagship properties, as well as budgeting, strategic lease planning and execution. Prior to URW, Coury worked at Starwood Retail Partners as the Head of Leasing and Senior Vice President where he managed teams of leasing directors and oversaw lease strategy. On the tenant side, Coury has held high level positions at Gap Inc. and Chico’s, and served as Senior Vice President of Leasing and Construction for Charlotte Russe, where he directed the strategic planning and execution of the company’s real estate department.

“Ed Coury will be a fantastic addition to RCS”, said Friedman. “He has a plethora of knowledge in all facets of real estate and his experience on both sides of the table will be extremely helpful to our firm. I look forward to working with Ed and seeing him add value to our clients.”

Coury was equally as enthusiastic as Friedman about the new position, stating “I am eager to bring my expertise to the great team at RCS. I’ve had the privilege of working with them over the years and always admired their high level of professionalism and passion that they delivered on a daily basis. I look forward to making an impact at the firm and working alongside them.”

About RCS Real Estate Advisors: RCS Real Estate Advisors was founded in 1981 by professionals with decades of retail experience. The firm specializes in analyzing retail real estate portfolios, reducing occupancy costs, and expanding footprints. Key transactional services include portfolio assessments, renewals, lease restructuring, terminations, dispositions and site selection. RCS also operates as an outsourced real estate department for some of their clients, providing continuous management of  portfolios to ensure the real estate performs at its optimal level. For more information about RCS Real Estate Advisors, please visit www.rcsrealestate.com.