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Ricky Ostrofsky

Ricky Ostrofsky


Franklin Street

Member of the Retail Leasing Team at Franklin Street

Previously worked in retail portfolio management

2018 – 2019 ICSC Next Generation Chair

Ricky Ostrofsky is a member of the Retail Leasing Team at Franklin Street, a full-service commercial real estate firm that represents owners and landlords of retail properties throughout the Northeast Florida market. As a senior associate, Ostrofsky is seen as a tremendous asset to the team, which is responsible for leasing more than four million square feet of retail space in a region that spans Tallahassee, Jacksonville, and St. Augustine and includes such clients as RPT Realty, Noble Properties, Kimco Realty and Triforce Development.

In addition, he assists in the expansion of local, regional, and national retailers, including Xponential Fitness, Captain D’s, Surterra Wellness Centers, T-Mobile, Great Clips, and Meritage Hospitality Group.  

Prior to joining Franklin Street in November 2018, Ostrofsky worked at The Shopping Center Group. There, he helped manage a portfolio of retail shopping centers throughout North Florida, South Georgia and college campuses throughout the U.S. 

Regularly involved in the real estate community, Ostrofsky is an active member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), serving as the 2018 – 2019 ICSC Next Generation Chair. 

These are some of the reasons we chose Ostrofsky as one of the Florida/Gulf Coast 2021 Next Generation Award winners. Connect Media’s fifth annual Next Generation Awards recognize young leaders in the commercial real estate industry who are likely to be influential for years to come.


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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).