Picken Real Estate and Nightlife Brokerage, established in 1988 by owner and business entrepreneur, Alex Picken, is the premiere real estate brokerage company that specializes in the sales and leases of nightclubs, restaurants, bars and lounges in Manhattan, New York City and the Hamptons. Prior to the foundation of the company, Mr. Picken spent several years working his way up the real estate ladder at three different firms. The most prominent agency he was employed with was LBK International, at the time, one of the largest in NYC. While at LBK, Mr. Picken worked in the investment sales department, focusing on building sales and commercial leasing.
Since its conception, Picken Real Estate has successfully brokered more nightclubs in Manhattan, than every other real estate agency combined; Pacha NY, Copacabana, Culture Club, Centro-Fly, Estate, Life, Club NY, Eugene, Duvet and Providence, just to name a few. The company’s mission is to assist its high-end clientele and customers, using pre-established criteria, locate and obtain the ideal space in which to open and fully operate their venue. Picken Real Estate’s excellent track record of successfully executing over 35 nightclub (cabaret) deals, in addition to numerous restaurant and bar transactions throughout New York City, ensures prospective clients and customers that their business endeavors can and will be realized. With a customer base in excess of 5,000 in the New York City area, the professional staff at Picken Real Estate is also capable of assisting business owners, who are ready to sell their establishments to well qualified and experienced buyers, thereby attaining the best price possible. The aforementioned establishments are enlisted with Picken Real Estate and Nightlife Brokerage on an exclusive basis, allowing team members the advantage and ability to directly market the listings to all potential customers, as well as networking within the brokerage community.