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David Glassman

Executive Vice President*

*Honorary Title

*Honorary Title

Advisory & Transaction Services

David B. Glassman Executive Vice President* *Honorary Title
Advisory & Transaction Services
New York City 200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166



David B. Glassman has been actively involved in commercial real estate in excess of thirty-five years and has been working in commercial leasing since 1989.  He has been instrumental in assisting many national and international firms in the negotiation of their more complex transactions, focusing on minimizing occupancy costs and maximizing efficiency.

Over the past three years, David has completed several significant transactions including more than 300,000 square feet on behalf of FactSet for its NYC and CT headquarters, a 150,000-square-foot, 99-year ground lease on behalf of Overtime Associates, a 215,000-square-foot lease for BMO, a 350,000-square-foot renewal on behalf of Sidley, a 60,000-square-foot renewal for BMI, a lease and expansion totaling 98,000 square feet on behalf of Alliant, 150,000 square feet of leases for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and a 150,000-square-foot sublease disposition to Touro College.

Additionally, David has completed significant Landlord lease assignments on behalf of his clients including more than 800,000 square feet of leases for Cohen Brothers Realty, 300,000 square feet for New York Life at 51 Madison Avenue, 250,000 square feet on behalf of Equity Office Properties at 850 Third Avenue, 200,000 square feet at 99 Park Avenue on behalf of Global Holdings, 90,000 square feet on behalf of Crown Properties at 360 Lexington Avenue, and 100,000 square feet on behalf of Varick Realty.

Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Glassman was with Colliers International as an Executive Managing Director and Cushman & Wakefield, where he was an Executive Director. Much of his work is focused on corporate service accounts, completing multiple worldwide transactions simultaneously.  With his finance and accounting background, he offers unique benefits to clients by providing sound analytical perspectives to complex decision making.

Prior to commencing his career in commercial leasing, Mr. Glassman began his real estate career at American Continental Properties Inc. as an acquisition officer/analyst.  In this capacity, he worked on a range of real estate functions including accounting/financing, acquisition/disposition and development/re-development in areas along the Eastern seaboard.  Prior to this, Mr. Glassman was a member of the audit staff at the accounting firm of Laventhal & Horwath.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations


  • Member, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
  • Former Chairman Greater New York Boy Scout Campership Program
  • Former Board of Director MOCA
  • Former Member, City Harvest Advisory Board



  • State University of Albany, Bachelor of Science, Accounting


Clients Represented


  • Alliant

  • Alvarez & Marsal

  • AMB Properties

  • Ashley Furniture

  • Bertelsmann

  • Biderman Industries

  • BMO

  • BMI

  • Campari

  • Citibank N.A.

  • Cohen Brothers Realty

  • Cornell University

  • DraftDirect Worldwide

  • Equity Office Properties

  • Elizabeth Arden

  • FactSet

  • Global Holdings Real Estate

  • Gruner & Jahr

  • Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt

  • Hewitt Associates

  • Hicks Muse Tate & Furst

  • Inc./ Fast Company

  • New York Life

  • Philips Electronics North America

  • Playboy Enterprises Int

  • Reader's Digest

  • Reuters

  • Sidley

  • Thomson Reuters


David B. Glassman Executive Vice President* *Honorary Title
Advisory & Transaction Services
New York City 200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166