Stanley H. Schuckman, founder of Schuckman Realty, began his career in real estate in 1970 at the age of 24, working for a well-known real estate broker and developer. Within months, Mr. Schuckman began to execute agreements, and eventually, the building of several prominent retail chains. Those first experiences in the real estate brokerage business paved the path for a successful career that today spans 46 years, involving tens of millions of square feet of retail space across the tristate area.
During his early years, Mr. Schuckman closely studied the shopping center business, forming high-level expertise in market research, retail strategies, and architectural planning. His early mentors included the late Mr. David Muss, principal developer of Long Island’s Walt Whitman Mall; the late Charles Lazarus, founder of Toys R Us; and Mr. Frank Castagna, owner and builder of Long Island’s Americana Shopping Center. In the late 1970s, Mr. Schuckman brought Channel Home Center to Long Island and convinced other major chains to follow suit. By the year 2000, he and his team completed transactions involving some 60 shopping centers, including 400 major tenant transactions with the likes of CVS, K-Mart, TJ Maxx, and many more.
Mr. Schuckman was honored for his real estate business achievement by his alma mater C W Post College, and honored for his charitable efforts by the American Jewish Committee, and The State of Israel Bonds. In 2013, Mr. Schuckman, a very proud father, turned over Schuckman Realty to his son Kenneth.