Executive Vice President
Robert Getreu is an Executive Vice President in Colliers International’s New York office. He focuses on the operation, leasing and redevelopment of properties such as 60 Hudson Street, 183 Madison Avenue, One Park Avenue, 16 West 61st Street, 11 Park Place, 79 Madison Avenue, 104 East 25th Street and 120 East 23rd Street. Through this multifaceted background, Mr. Getreu has gained insight into the real estate industry that proves invaluable for integrating all aspects of real estate and development.
Mr. Getreu joined Colliers International’s predecessor firm, GVA Williams, in 1992. He served as the head of GVA Williams’ Operations department for several years, and had responsibility for all aspects of building operations and construction for the entire 22 million-square-foot GVA portfolio. His knowledge of buildings and construction stems from his experience as a building engineer prior to joining GVA, and has expanded over the years to include all aspects of construction, building operations and redevelopment.
Mr. Getreu handled the redevelopment and expansion of 60 Hudson Street, a one million-square-foot building in Tribeca, to a telecom hotel. This project included establishing the building as a Northeast telecom hub, oversight of interior renovations in excess of $1,000 per square foot of construction costs, and installation of new electrical vaults, a project valued at in excess of $10 million, which was done in conjunction with Con Edison. He was also responsible for the completion of a Landmark restoration of the lobby and façade.
In addition to his work at 60 Hudson Street, Mr. Getreu was responsible for the total rehabilitation of 16 West 61st Street, which encompassed a façade restoration inclusive of a new roof, windows and recreation of historical elements of the property. The scope of this project also included interior renovations of 110,000 square feet of office space, plus the addition of an elevator and redesign of two lobbies.
Mr. Getreu has also completed transactions with tenants from across the industry spectrum including Stahl Real Estate, Fortress Investment, Verizon, Level 3 Communications, Digital Realty, DataGryd, United Cerebral Palsy, WeWork, City of New York, State of New York, New York Institute of Technology, HBO, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications.
Memberships & Involvements
Stahl Real Estate, Fortress Investment, Verizon, Level 3 Communications, Digital Realty, DataGryd, United Cerebral Palsy, WeWork, City of New York, State of New York, New York Institute of Technology, HBO, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications.