Consolo and Aquino Start LUMAS US Expansion on Madison Avenue

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Exclusive contemporary art photo gallery moves to Madison Avenue. Consolo & Aquino bring international art dealer to 1100 Madison Avenue; LUMAS Galleries to open second U.S. store following Soho success.

The leasing and sales team of Faith Hope Consolo, Chairman, and Joseph Aquino, Executive Vice President of Prudential Douglas Elliman's Retail Group has arranged a long-term lease for LUMAS Galleries, http://www.lumas.com, at 1100 Madison Avenue, between 82nd and 83rd Streets. The German-based art dealer specializes in contemporary art photography and offers limited editions with only 75 to 150 prints of hand-signed original photographs. Some of the selected works are available in full wall size.

LUMAS sells more than 1,000 prints monthly to collectors in 21 countries. It has 17 galleries, 15 of which are located throughout Europe in cities such as Paris, Berlin, Munich, Vienna and Zurich. Presently, there is only one U.S. gallery located on West Broadway in Soho.

"In Europe, LUMAS Galleries is extremely well-established, so it was only befitting that its first U.S. store would debut in artsy Soho in preparation for the Upper East Side, where art and design also reign supreme," says Ms. Consolo. "This particular section of Madison Avenue is especially known as a center for galleries and exclusive collections."

Adds Mr. Aquino, "With an internationally known brand model of 'Exclusive Art, Stylishly Presented,' LUMAS will be a perfect addition to this affluent family-oriented neighborhood."

LUMAS Galleries is moving into the former City Market Café space, which is surrounded by neighboring businesses such as Jonathan Adler, Peter Elliot, Lululemon, Coach, Alexis Bittar, Theory and Tumi.

Ms. Consolo and Mr. Aquino exclusively represented the tenant.

About Prudential Douglas Elliman's Retail Group

As the industry leader in retail leasing, investment sales and consulting, Prudential Douglas Elliman's Retail Group is renowned for its success on local, national and international platforms. Headed by Faith Hope Consolo, Chairman, the group's comprehensive scope extends to virtually every facet of the retail landscape; from celebrated Madison Avenue to Rodeo Drive, urban retail corridors worldwide, upscale super regional shopping malls, luxury specialty centers and hotel/casino retail. Over the years, the group has brought world-famous fashion designers and international brands to U.S. markets; and U.S brands abroad. Moreover, they are the exclusive representatives of prominent portfolios held by investment funds, public companies and private property owners; as well as consultants for business improvement districts and government agencies.

As a founding member of the SBS Group of Worldwide Luxury Brokers, the Retail Group is part of a network that includes 29 offices throughout Europe, Asia, Canada and across the U.S.

Recognized for its innovative marketing strategies, the Retail Group offers a wide range of services that are critical for today's economic environment, and provide customized, focused solutions on a client-by-client basis. With unparalleled access to a global network of businesses, owners and buyers, Prudential Douglas Elliman's Retail Group is the foremost retail real estate authority in the country. For more information, visit the Retail Group online or http://www.faith-consolo.com/

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