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Adam Foster

Executive Vice President

Advisory & Transaction Services

Adam Foster Executive Vice President
Advisory & Transaction Services
Manhattan Downtown 140 Broadway
New York, Ny 10005

Professional Experience​​

A senior member of CBRE’s Downtown Manhattan office, Adam Foster has been instrumental in shaping and transforming the Downtown market. Regarded as one of New York City’s most respected real estate experts, Adam’s extensive experience in not only the Downtown market but throughout Manhattan and the Tri-State region provides him with a deep knowledge of the industry—and he is often recognized for his creative and market-defining advice.

Throughout his career Adam been a sought-after advisor to a diverse roster of repeat clients from both the tenant and landlord side of the business—helping to shape and implement their successful real estate strategies.

The scale of Adam’s assignments ranges from single-occupancy transactions to multimarket portfolios. He regularly provides trusted counsel to organizations and owners such as Blackstone, BlackRock, Brookfield Properties, Silverstein Properties as well as numerous local entrepreneurial owners. In addition, he has represented companies such as AECOM, Emblem Health, IntraLinks, Sirius America, Mizuho Bank and Crum & Forster on multiple assignments over the course of many years.

Adam has been integrally involved in leasing more than 3.5 million sq. ft. at Lower Manhattan’s World Trade Center development to organizations such as Moody’s, Omnicom, Wilmer Hale, MediaMath, Group M, SNY and Zurich NA. He was most recently part of the team that represented Brookfield in the sale of a 49% interest in the 2.5 million-sq.-ft. One New York Plaza to a confidential offshore investor, and he is currently advising China Oceanwide in connection with a one-million-sq.-ft. development in Lower Manhattan.

A regular top producer at CBRE, Adam is a go-to resource for CBRE events, organizations such as the Downtown Alliance and media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal

Adam’s influence extends beyond the real estate industry and he is deeply committed to his community. He has served as a board member for the National Development & Research Institute, an advisor for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and is a member of his local community board. His philanthropic and charitable efforts include work with Birch Wathen Lenox School, Syracuse University, Education Alliance, Homes for Hope, Juvenile Diabetes, Cycle for Survival and other cancer-related charities.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations


  • REBNY inaugural Edward S. Gordon Memorial Award recipient | Sale of 230 W. 41st Street
  • Multiple Colbert Circle Award Winner
  • Multiple CBRE Downtown Top Producing Broker
  • CoStar Group New York City “Power Broker”
  • Board Member, National Development & Research Institute
  • Former Board Member, League for the Hard of Hearing
  • Advisor, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
  • Member, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
  • Member, Community Board #1 




  • Ohio State University​, Bachelor of Science in Finance and Real Estate

Significant Assignments

Client  Transaction 
Silverstein Properties  2, 3, 4 and 7 World Trade Center exclusive leasing team - Representation of the WTC complex encompassing 10 million sq. ft. of new construction—a defining project in the recent history of Manhattan real estate
IntraLinks  Representation of global portfolio
Research Foundation of the City University of New York  Represented RFCUNY in the purchase of its 300,000-sq.-ft. headquarters at 230 West 41st Street and subsequent long-term lease to CUNY
Mizuho Corporate Bank (USA)  Disposition of 150,000 sq. ft. at One State Street Plaza
MISYS, PLC  Multimarket transactions throughout the Tri-State area totaling 150,000 sq. ft.
Sirius America Insurance Company  Multimarket transactions throughout the East Coast over a 20-year period
National Development & Research Institutes, Inc.  Represented not-for-profit in more than 100,000 sq. ft. of transactions over a 10-year period, which led to a position on its Board
Bonded Services  Representing this prominent media asset management logistic & distributions company throughout the United States and Europe



  • AECOM Technology Corp.
  • Alphadyne Asset Mmgt
  • Bank of New York
  • Blackstone
  • BlackRock 
  • Brookfield Properties
  • Capital Properties
  • Emblem Health
  • FJ Sciame
  • Hanover Direct
  • IntraLinks

  • Kenyon & Kenyon
  • League for the Hard of Hearing
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith
  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
  • Misys, Inc.
  • Mizuho Bank
  • New York State
  • Odyssey Re
  • Oaktree Capital
  • Paramount Group, Inc.
  • Port Authority of NY & NJ
  • Silverstein Properties, Inc.
  • Trump Organization
  • White Mountains
  • Woodbine Capital
Adam Foster Executive Vice President
Advisory & Transaction Services
Manhattan Downtown 140 Broadway
New York, Ny 10005