MONA is a first-of-its-kind retail leasing and advisory firm that uses modern tools to guide tenants and landlords through the increasingly disrupted retail landscape. An acronym that stands for “Making Of a New Age,” MONA was inspired by the most famous image of the Renaissance period as well as its founder’s steadfast belief that retail has entered a renaissance of its own.
MONA is led by Chief Executive Officer and Founder Brandon L. Singer, a respected industry veteran and former Executive Director at Cushman & Wakefield. Consistently ranked among Cushman & Wakefield’s leading producers since starting his own team, Singer was recognized as one of the firm’s Top Ten global retail brokers based on his 2019 production rankings. Singer is joined in this venture by Michael Cody, who serves as Director and Co-Founder. Singer and Cody have worked together for nearly 8 years, during which time they have brokered major deals in New York City and in gateway cities throughout the United States.
MONA attacks retail leasing challenges in ways previously unexplored by traditional firms. MONA also strongly believes in a “boots on the ground” approach to retail leasing. Other commercial brokers may have temporarily departed New York City but the MONA team is here to stay.
“As retail continues to evolve, so does retail real estate,” said Singer. “Due in part to the effects of COVID-19 and the so-called ‘retail apocalypse,’ streetscapes and shopping corridors in major cities around the world are dealing with sweeping changes that have upended the ways we work, live, and shop. MONA was launched to offer intelligent solutions for the challenges facing landlords and tenants in the years and months to come. We have unshakable faith in retail’s future and are excited to help our industry move forward to a brighter tomorrow.”
Welcome to the renaissance of retail.