Longtime New York City retail broker Faith Hope Consolo passed away Sunday, December 23 in her Upper East Side home. Consolo, the Chairman of Retail at Douglas Elliman Real Estate, was 73.
Consolo, New York’s self-appointed “Queen of Retail,” was a powerhouse in the New York real estate community. She was well known for her larger-than-life personality and for her “You Need Faith” motto.
In a companywide memo, Douglas Elliman’s President and CEO Steven James wrote: “Faith was a legend in New York commercial real estate, especially the New York City retail stores and businesses. Many of her clients were long term ones. They believed in her to get the job done! And she did! She was a high-voltage character but deep down there was a heart that just wanted to be loved.”
Prior to joining Douglas Elliman in 2005, Consolo was a vice chairman at Garrick-Aug Worldwide for 20 years. Her clients included Cartier, Versace, Zara and Louis Vuitton.
Consolo was a frequent contributor to several France Media publications, including Shopping Center Business and Northeast Real Estate Business.