Widely recognized as one of the preeminent brokers in the New York Metro Area, Jacqueline Klinger has helped shape the city’s retail landscape for over two decades. A NY Real Estate Board Deal of the Year winner for her work with Whole Foods, she has won numerous other industry awards and continues to create opportunity for her clients regardless of whether the market is up or down.
Specializing in entry and expansion strategies, Jacqueline exclusively represents tenants like Whole Foods, Amazon, Sweetgreen, Sugarfish/Kazunori, Daily Provisions (USHG), Hattie B’s, Ilili, Flour Shop, Ferrero, Mimi Cheng’s Dumplings and Honeybrains. She has also worked with a variety of other tenants including such companies as Stock X, p.volve, J Crew, lululemon, Outdoor Voices, Tacombi, Keith McNally, Maysville, and L’Entrecote. Over the past twelve years, Jacqueline has worked closely with the Sweetgreen founders and executive team on their expansion strategy and rollout, resulting in 40 stores in NYC and the NY metro market.
Before joining the firm in 2001, she was part of the core leasing team responsible for the award-winning restoration and revitalization of Grand Central Terminal. Jacqueline’s responsibilities included the Terminal’s merchandising and leasing of the restaurant, dining concourse, and fresh food market spaces.
Jacqueline is a member of The Real Estate Board of New York, the Young Men’s and Women’s Real Estate Association and ICSC. She grew up in Manhattan and attended Vassar College.
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Jacqueline and her husband Dave have two children Eli, 10 and Caroline, 9 and Jacqueline is an avid runner – running the NYC Marathon in 2017 2019, 2021 and 2022 as well as the Boston Marathon in 2022. Jacqueline has been honored by the Commercial Observer as part of their Power 100 Issue for the past four years – 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.