(NEW YORK, NY) — Faith Hope Consolo, known to most as the “Queen of Retail,” passed away suddenly on Sunday at her home in Manhattan.
The New York real estate legend was the chairman of the retail division of Douglas Elliman, a position she held for over a decade. She was responsible for bringing numerous luxury retailers to Manhattan including Zara, Cartier, Versace, Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent. She also represented big-name landlords such as Donald Trump and Larry Silverstein.
At just 69, Faith’s death shocked the industry. She served as a role model to all who were around her. Those close to her stated that she would give her time selflessly to see young women advance.
“Faith was a legend in New York commercial real estate especially the New York City retail stores and businesses,” said Steven James, the president of Douglas Elliman’s New York City region. “Many of her clients were long-term ones. They believed in her to get the job done! And she did! She was a high-voltage character but deep down there was a heart that just wanted to be loved.”
We are proud to have had Faith as a contributing writer to BrokerPulse back in 2012. We extend our sincere condolences to her family and friends. Faith’s legacy will live on in the industry for years to come. Her impact will not be forgotten.
See Faith’s pieces below: