Danielle L. Lacko

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Brokerage Retail Leasing

Danielle L. Lacko

Director, Retail & Hospitality

Danielle Lacko is a critically connected and an accomplished Senior Retail Leasing & Sale Associate in the NYC area. With a central focus in hospitality business retail, She has a fierce knowledge of the trending food & beverage marketplace, which enables her to find the perfect space for existing and emerging restaurant groups as well as keen ability to provide add value solutions to landlords by strategically placing high quality restaurant & nightlife tenants within a specific demographic which best compliments the retail asset.


Danielle has a degree from Hunter College in Film & Media studies. In 2001, She began her career working in residential real estate for J&M & NYC Views Realty. She spent 7 years as a dually licensed agent for J&M Realty/NYC Views Realty Corp., and closed hundreds of residential rental leases and a handful of Co-Op sales.


In 2009, made a strategic move to commercial real estate when she joined, Picken Real Estate, a boutique real estate firm specializing in retail for the F&B business.  After quickly closing a few retail lease transactions, NYC landlord's got word of her critical connections with the hottest hospitality business operators as well as successful closing record. She has a keen sense of business principals, ferocious work ethic & extensive knowledge of NYC hospitality trends.


In 2013, she made a move to work as the Sr. leasing associate for Tower Brokerage, Inc.  In her 5 years at Tower she represented NYC's most elite landlords and top restauranteurs towards successful retail lease & sale transactions. With over 18 years of experience in NYC Real Estate, She has put together an extensive network of Hospitality Industry associates and professionals that can guide any tenant or buyer towards a successful retail or sale closing.


Danielle Joined Besen Partners in October 2018 and has plans to finish off pursuing her goals for the NY State Broker license as well as obtain her New Jersey state real estate license.