Isaac Chera was born and raised in Brooklyn New York and attended New York University while working in his family’s Children’s clothing retail business. During that time he helped grow the chain to a high of 30 stores within the urban areas of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland.
It was through his hands on retail experience with his family’s chain of stores that Mr. Chera learned the art of urban retail real estate.
Over time, the Chera’s began to acquire many of the buildings that housed their retail operations. The value of the properties exceeded the retail potential; so the family decided to focus their efforts exclusively on Real Estate.
In the late 1990’s, the Chera family formed Crown Acquisitions with goal of acquiring prime real estate properties in vibrant and proven markets.
Mr. Chera has been an integral part of Crown Acquisition’s success and resulting reputation as one of the premier urban retail investors in the United States.
Today Isaac Chera currently holds the position of Principal and Co-Founder of both Crown Acquisitions and its subsidiary, Crown Retail Services. Crown Acquisitions is an international urban real estate investment company with significant holdings in New York, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco and London. Crown Retail Services is a New York City based international retail real estate consulting and brokerage firm whose tenant representation includes Sephora, Vitamin Shoppe, Kate Spade and Nordstrom Rack, just to name a few. Although Crown has achieved global status, Mr. Chera continues to ensure Crown still maintains its deep rooted knowledge of trade areas in a disciplined approach. Crown continues to grow as a global brand with local expertise.
An active philanthropist, Mr. Chera donates a substantial amount of time and funds to a number of charities and community organizations. He is the President of an effective and successful Drugs, Alcohol, and Gambling outpatient program called the Safe Foundation. He is also the Chair of a community based think-tank created to confront and solve future issues faced by the community. Additionally, Mr. Chera serves as a New York City Police Department Community Liaison and is a Board Member of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. He is also the Vice-Chair of the Fulton Mall Improvements Board.