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Levi Konigsberg Finds Sublease Space at 605 Third Ave

Law firm Levy Konigsberg — which specializes in asbestos, lead poisoning and sexual abuse cases — will relocate its headquarters to 605 Third Avenue in Murray Hill, Commercial Observer has learned.


Levy Konigsberg signed a nine-year sublease with Univision for 20,000 square feet on the entire 33rd floor of the 44-story building between East 39th and East 40th Streets, according to tenant brokers Colliers International.

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Michael Cohen

President Tri-State region

New York

Mr. Cohen is President of Colliers' Tri-State Region. When the firm operated as GVA Williams  Real Estate, Mr. Cohen was the third generation of his family to head the firm, which was founded in 1926. 

An expert Real Estate Advisor, Mr. Cohen represents a wide range of clients including: Wells Fargo Advisors, American Lawyer Media, Signature Bank and Marks Paneth/CBIZ. He also has extensive experience representing tenants in the legal idustry, including such firms as Moses & Singer, Holland & Knight, Thompson Hine and Smith Gambrell.

Mr. Cohen is also an asset manager of several New York City office buildings including 57 West 57th Street and 28 & 40 West 23rd Street. In this capacity, his responsibilities include overseeing leasing, management and repositioning of the properties. 

Mr. Cohen has been ranked as one of New York City's Top 20 Brokers by Real Deal. He has also been ranked as one of Commercial Observer's Power 100 Nationwide. 



Mr. Cohen serves as Chairman of the Board of the business improvement district known as the Flatiron Nomad Partnership. He serves on the Boards of:  The Roundabout Theatre Company; The Jewish National Fund of Greater NY and YPO Gold Big Apple. He is also a past Chairman of the Board of Housing & Services, Inc., and past  President of Young Presidents' Organization of New York Metro Chapter. Mr. Cohen is also a Tony Award winning producer of "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder". He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. 


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John Pavone

Senior Managing Director

New York

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

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Jessica Verdi


New York

Jessica Verdi specializes in tenant representation services in Manhattan. She plays a key role in business development and canvassing on a team led by Michael Cohen (President of the Tri-State area, and Andy Roos (Vice Chairman). Jessica has represented tenants in a wide range of industries that include Financial Services, Technology, Co-Working Offices, Advertising, Law and Not-For-Profits. Some notable clients include: Moses and Singer, Knotel, Bacardi, The Economist and Griffon Corporation. 


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