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The New York market is one of the most dynamic business environments in the world, and successful commercial real estate firms depend on a combination of strong client relationships, business development savvy, service excellence, support resources and an extended platform that facilitate efficient operations. For more than 35 years, I have focused on balancing these forces through the day-to-day management of operations and the development and execution of strategic direction for the Tri-State and other North American markets of several of the world’s largest commercial real estate firms.

I joined Colliers International in 2012 as President, Eastern Region. My responsibilities encompass oversight of the firm’s offices from Washington, D.C. to Boston, MA; collaboration with Colliers’ executive and local leadership to define goals and implement initiatives to accelerate and broaden the firm’s influence in those key markets; and identification and recruitment of brokers and other talented professionals who elevate the quality of client service and grow Colliers’ business volume. I also assist in business development for strategic pursuits, and actively participate in major assignments as an additional resource to ensure client success.

Accomplishments

Prior to joining Colliers, I was Cushman & Wakefield’s Chief Operating Officer for the New York Region and area leader for the Northeast. Earlier, I was Vice Chairman and General Manager of CBRE’s New York City offices, where I managed brokerage, consulting and asset services for the Manhattan office. I also spent 16 years with Insignia/ESG and its predecessor, the Edward S. Gordon Company, where I rose to Chief Operating Officer for the firm’s New York Metro Region.

Before entering the real estate services sector, I handled leasing, development, acquisition and property management for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as Deputy Executive Director of Real Estate. Earlier, I served in public sector positions at the New York City Board of Education, the City University of New York’s Ralph Bunche Institute on the United Nations, and the Commission to Study the Organization of Peace.

Expertise

Brokerage: Landlord Representation, Brokerage: Tenant Representation, Research Services, Real Estate Management Services

Clients

Sidley Austin, Vornado, RFR

Education

I am graduate of San Francisco State University and earned Masters degrees from New York University, City College of New York and City University Graduate School. I also earned a Doctoral degree in Political Science from City University Graduate School.

Affiliations & Memberships

I formerly served as the Chairman of the Community Service Society of New York, an organization that advocates for low-income New Yorkers. I have written articles and co-edited a book on international relations, and am a trusted resource for real estate and business publications including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Business News.

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