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Michael Joseph | Colliers | New York

Michael Joseph

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Professional Summary

Mr. Joseph joined the firm in 1987 when it operated as Williams Real Estate. With more than 31 years of experience, his primary responsibilities include representation of both landlords and tenants in the acquisition and disposition of space. Mr. Joseph has extensive experience working with Fortune 500 companies and a wide array of entrepreneurial service-oriented firms.  Mr. Joseph has been the recipient of the Pinnacle Club & Everest Award of Colliers, which recognizes its top ten percent producers on an annual basis for the past fifteen (15) years.

Mr. Joseph has been a pioneer in transforming the Midtown South Market for the past 30 years.  He has handled over 30 office properties in that market encompassing over 5 million square feet as Landlord's agent. He pioneered the expansion into the West Chelsea Market in leasing one of the first office space users in both the Chelsea Market Building in 1997 and the Starrett-Lehigh Building in 1998, which are now the respective headquarters of several Fortune 500 Companies.  Some of his more prominent clients include J2 Technology, Guardian Media Group, Mattel, Inc., Time Warner, Liz Claiborne, Mettel, Capelli, NY. and ACE Hotel Group.  He has handled national exclusives for several multi-market users and has done in excess of half million square feet of transactions across the U.S. and Canada.
Mr. Joseph has also been active in the building sales market and has been involved in the sale of several properties during his career, encompassing close to one million square feet. Again, with a focus on Midtown South, Mr. Joseph brokered the sale of 183 Madison Avenue - (280,000 square foot tower); 44 West 28th Street - (200,000 square foot tower) as well as 32 West 39th Street, 49 West 38th Street, and 156 William Street, to name a few.  The combined value of these properties totaled well over a quarter billion dollars.

Mr. Joseph is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and the Secondary Office & Loft Committee. He is member of several charitable organizations including The Boys and Girls Club, Fox Lane Booster Club and Northern Westchester Hospital.


  • Ace Hotel Group
  • Adrian Arpell
  • Alloy, Inc.
  • Arnold Worldwide
  • Bobby Flay
  • Carole Hochman Designs
  • Esprit International
  • GMAC
  • ICrave
  • Liz Claiborne
  • Mattell
  • North Face
  • Peeq Media
  • Shaw Industries
  • SPSS
  • The Guardian
  • Time Warner Music
  • VF Corp.


Mr. Joseph was educated at University of Massachusetts – Amherst. B.A. Finance.

Memberships & Involvements

REBNY, Secondary Office & Loft Committee


John Hancock, Mattel, Shaw Industries


Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Capital Markets, Tenant Representation

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