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Bruce Surry

Executive Vice President

Advisory & Transaction Services

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

Professional Experience

Bruce Surry is an Executive Vice President at CBRE, working both nationally and across New York City with a focus in Lower Manhattan and Midtown South. His responsibilities include local, national and international tenant representation, agency representation – including the leasing and marketing of hundreds of thousands of square feet of office space – and the marketing of investment properties on behalf of his ownership clients.

Having been active in the commercial real estate industry for more than 30 years, Mr. Surry has played an important role in the post-9/11 rebirth of Downtown Manhattan through his work on several notable projects, including the leasing of 600,000 square feet at 3 World Financial Center (now 200 Vesey Street) on behalf Brookfield Properties. Mr. Surry’s other significant deals and agencies include his representation of the New York State Attorney General in a 345,000-square-foot relocation to 28 Liberty Street; his representation of Mercy College in its lease of 100,000 square feet and creation of a leasehold condominium at 2 Herald Square; and the leasing and marketing of 800,00 square feet of space at One State Street and 25 Broadway for the Wolfson Group.

Mr. Surry has been the top CBRE Downtown Manhattan real estate professional for the past thirteen years. His numerous accolades include the 2010 William H. McCarthy award, CBRE’s highest national brokerage honor. He also holds the distinction of being Downtown’s Broker of the Year for five consecutive years.

Mr. Surry resides in Manhattan and is an active participant in the New York City Mentoring Program, Literacy Volunteers and is a sponsor of the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind in Smithtown, Long Island.


Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Board Member, Borough of Manhattan Community College Foundation    
  • Member, The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
  • Member, Young Men's/Women's Real Estate Association (YMWREA)
  • Lecturer, The Real Estate Institute of New York



  • Hofstra University, Bachelor of Arts


Significant Assignments


 Client Transaction(s)
State of New York  Renewal of four leases at 90 Church Street | 256,616 SF 
Attorney General of the State of New York  New lease at 28 Liberty Street | 342,000 SF
Callahan Properties/Beacon Capital Partners
Marketing and leasing of 330 Hudson Street | 147,000 SF 
Marketing and leasing of 32 Old Slip |1.1 million SF
Tommy Hilfiger USA New HQ lease at 601 W. 26 Street | 300,000 SF;
Sale of HQ building at 25 West 39th Street & office building at 485 Fifth Avenue | 160,000 SF & 190,000 SF
Wolfson Group
Marketing and leasing of 25 Broadway | 400,000 SF 
Marketing and leasing of One State Street Plaza | 200,000 SF 
Royal Bank of Canada Relocation from 1 Liberty Plaza to 30 Hudson Street, Jersey City, NJ | 210,000 SF
NYC Fire Department
Relocation from 110 Church Street to expanded build-to-suit HQ building in Brooklyn | 350,000 SF
Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein Various NYC dispositions and global acquisition assignments| 300,000 SF (Downtown) | 66,000 SF (Midtown) | 16,000 SF (São Paulo, Brazil)
COMMERZBANK Disposition of 1301 Avenue of the Americas | 203,000 SF
American Express
Disposition in world headquarters building, 3 World Trade Center | 200,000 SF
Brookfield Properties Completion of leasing agency for 3 World Financial Center | 600,000 SF
ESDC Relocation to 125 Maiden Lane involving purchase of commercial condominium | 165,000 SF
Vornado Realty Trust Marketing and leasing of 20 Broad Street & 40 Fulton Street | 800,000 SF
Bank of Nova Scotia US headquarters relocation @ 250 Vesey Street | 110,000 SF
Beyer, Blinder Belle Relocation to 120 Broadway | 50,215 SF
Coventry Development Sale of residential properties at 165 East 66th Street & 200 East 62nd Street to CALPERS and BlackRock for $330 million | 400,000 SF

Tenants Represented

  • Tommy Hilfiger, USA
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Bank of Nova Scotia
  • American Express
  • State of New York
  • Premier Home Health Care
  • Mercy College
  • World Education Services
  • Vera Institute of Justice
  • Beyer Blender Belle Architects
  • Coventry Development Corp.
  • Pret a Manger, Corporate Offices

Landlords Represented

  • Brookfield Properties
  • Vornado Realty Trust
  • Wolfson Group
  • Callahan Properties
  • Beacon Capital Properties
  • AEW
Bruce Surry Executive Vice President
Advisory & Transaction Services
Manhattan Downtown 140 Broadway
New York, Ny 10005