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John Pavone | Colliers | New York

John Pavone


Senior Managing Director

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Professional Summary

John is a Senior Managing Director at Colliers International's New York City office where he focuses on tenant representation and landlord agency leasing, primarily in Midtown Manhattan. John works directly on a team with Michael T. Cohen, President of the Tri-State Region for Colliers International's NYC office; combined the team has over 90 years of experience within the NYC office market and its respective cycles. He has been involved in over 8.0 million square feet of sale and lease transactions, including over 300,000 sf for flex office operators, most notably Knotel and IWG.. While primarily focused on the Manhattan market, he has advised numerous corporate tenants with multi-market transactions and strategic management of their office portfolios, including mark-to-market analysis. He has advised entrepreneurial landlords as well as as institutional ones, such as CalStrs with the successful leasing and marketing for their NYC based assets.  His roots in the industry go as far back as to age 16, where he worked part time for renowned NYC landlord Jack Resnick & Sons, inc., in the management and maintenance divisions at various Class-A office buildings within Resnick’s portfolio, such as 199 Water Street and 75 Park Place.

He is also actively involved in the NYC real estate community as a member of the Real Estate Board of New York, CoreNet Global's NYC Chapter and the Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association of New York where he served on its Board of Governors for three terms.

Mr. Pavone holds a BA from Loyola University Maryland and an MBA from the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University, where he was inducted into the Alpha Sigma Nu, Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies.

Specialties: His expertise includes lease negotiation, implementation of occupancy cost reduction strategies, advisement of tenant growth/consolidation plans, relocation and renewal strategies as well as educating clients about current real estate trends in the Manhattan office market


Levy Koningsberg - 20,000 sf reolocation to 605 Third Avenue

Knotel - 300,000 sf of leasing at multiple sites throughout NYC

Inventiv Health - 30,000 sf of lease and sublease transactions in NYC

Constantin Associates - 10,000 sf renewal at 575 Madison Avenue

Klein Zelman Rothermel Jacobs & Schess - 8,000 sf consolidation at 485 Madison Avenue
Bayern LB  – 103,000 sf renewal at 560 Lexington Avenue
Baker & Hostetler LLP – 83,000 sf relocation to 45 Rockefeller Plaza
Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin, Inc. –60,000 sf relocation to 245 Park Avenue
Saatchi & Saatchi – 810,000 sf renewal at 375 Hudson Street


Bachelor of Arts, Loyola University Maryland
Master of Business Administration, Gabelli School of Business - Fordham University

Member of Alpha Sigma Nu, Betta Gamma Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi honor socities.

Memberships & Involvements

Real Estate Board of New York, Young Mens/Womens Real Estate Association of New York, AHRC of New York, Journal Chair, Chairperson, Career Development Committee Corenet NYC Chapter


63 Wall, Inc., 660 Madison Management, Affinity Credit Union, AIG Capital Partners, Baker & Hostetler, Barnett & Partners, Biovail, Bridalguide Magazine, British Petroleoum, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC, Business Wire, Caesar & Napoli, CalSTRS, Cartesian Capital Group, CIGNA, Clark Consulting, Commonwealth Secretariat, Day Berry & Howard LLP, Dircksen & Talleyrand, Ener1, Enovation Graphics, Euohypo, Forest City Ratner, Fuji Photo, Gerard Klauer Mattison, GMAC Commerical Finance, Government of the Kingdon of Spain, Ground Zero Advertising, Honda North America, Houlihan Lokey, Integon National Insurance, inVentiv, ITOCHU Internaitonal, JETRO USA, M. Hunter & Co., Marina Maher Communications, McKinsey, Mercer Delta Consulting, Morrison & Foesrster, Mt. Sinai, Nationwide, NTT America, NYSSA, Opera Solutions, ORIX USA, Oversea Chinese Banking Corp., PA Consulting, Pacific Metropolitan, Pilgrim Holdings, Rampart Insurance, RBC Dain Raucsher, Riad Associates, Saatchi & Saacthi, Scient, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Sixth Equities, Sorema, Spehrion Corp., Standard Register Co., StorageTek, The Blanksteen Companies, The Weather Channel, TOMEN America, Unocal, Watson & Wyatt Worldwide, Andersen Tax, Magnolia Pictures, JeffreyGroup, International Language Schools of Canada, California State Teachers Retirement System, Klein Zelman Rothermel Jacobs & Schess LLP, Bonnier Publishing, Atelier Ten, Valassis Corporation, Old Republic National Title, Constantin Associaties, Presidio, Newsmax Media, Lehman Manahattan Prepratory School, Knotel, IWG, Regus


Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

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