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Robert Tunis | Colliers | New York

Robert Tunis

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Professional Summary

An elite broker and leading tenant advocate with more than 35 years of real estate industry experience, Bob Tunis has represented many of the nation’s largest corporations, institutions and organizations in negotiating transactions valued at more than $5 billion. Bob is co-head of the tenant advocate group and the recipient of CoStar’s prestigious Power Broker Award for his achievements in the New York City market.


Colliers’ Everest Club

Bob was inducted into this premier group which recognizes Colliers’ top producers “who demonstrate a dedication to service excellence and building longstanding and valued client relationships”.



During his career, Bob has established long term relationships with some of America’s leading corporations, leasing many of them hundreds of thousands of square feet. These transactions range from 25,000 square feet to almost one million. Examples include the leasing of 722,000 square feet for Google Inc., 207,000 square feet on behalf of Parsons Brinckerhoff for its New York City headquarters, 135,000 square feet for Donovan Data Systems, 151,000 square feet for PNC Bank, 35,000 square feet for National Bank of Canada, 88,000 square feet for Moses & Singer LLP, 134,000 square feet for Legal Aid Society’s NY Headquarters, and most recently, 360,000 square feet for Facebook’s NYC Headquarters and 106,000 square feet for Travel Leaders. Bob has written numerous real estate articles that have been published in the industry’s leading periodicals, including Real Estate Review, National Real Estate Investor and The Real Estate Forum. He is the author of the book, PLAN of Attack: A Powerful, Principled Strategy for Office Space Negotiation (Falcon Press, 1990).


Hunter College BS
Harvard Negotiation Seminar

Memberships & Involvements


Bob has taught real estate courses for The American Management Association,

The New York State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, The New York State Society of CPAs and other seminar organizations. He has been featured on nationally syndicated radio programs and is a guest speaker for NYU’s Business School.

He is a member of The Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association and is a Director of its Commercial Brokerage Division. He is a seven-time nominee for the board’s Most Ingenious Deal of the Year Award and was named to Real Estate New York’s All-Star Brokers.


Donovan Data Systems, Population Council, PNC Financial Services Group, United Overseas Bank, TIBCO Software, Facebook, Google, Parsons Brinckerhoff, National Bank of Canada, Moses & Singer LLP


Jim Sailer – Population Council:


Bob guided us very skillfully through our decision process (first, rent vs. buy, then where to rent) and provided us with sound counsel throughout the process.  What I think distinguishes Bob is his gravitas and his remarkable client service orientation.  He and his firm did an enormous amount of work for us, and the results (a significant rent reduction in our current building) speak for themselves.


K. Jin Koh

Senior Vice President & General Manager United Overseas Bank:


Bob has represented United Overseas Bank Group in New York for several years. In all our dealings with him we have found him to be a wise counselor and strong advocate for our company, always putting our interests first.


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BT Americas nabs rare space in 11 Times Square

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