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Joseph A. Cabrera

Vice Chairman

Advisory & Transaction Services


Joseph A. Cabrera Vice Chairman
Advisory & Transaction Services Office
New York City 200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166

Professional Experience


Joseph A. Cabrera, a Vice Chairman with CBRE, is one of the most active deal makers in the real estate industry. He consistently delivers integrated real estate solutions to corporate tenants and landlords across the region and around the world.

Over the course of his 30-year career, Mr. Cabrera has completed more than 4,000 transactions totaling in excess of 50 million square feet of space in 250 cities globally. Thomson Reuters, Sidley, FactSet Research Systems, KPMG, Citigroup, Campari Group, Bank of Montreal, Skanska, AlixPartners, Cognizant and many other well-recognized brand names in the corporate arena have benefited from his expertise, innovative thinking and commitment to real estate strategies that facilitate long-term success.

Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Cabrera served as a Vice Chairman in the Eastern Region of Colliers International where he was Global Chairman of Colliers’ Occupier Advisors, which encompasses many of the firm’s top tenant representation professionals worldwide. Mr. Cabrera was also a Vice Chairman at Cushman & Wakefield. In addition to serving other clients and providing leadership within the firm’s brokerage group, he oversaw the Thomson Reuters account as primary advisor worldwide. Earlier, Mr. Cabrera was an Executive Managing Director at Insignia/ESG, Inc. and Northeast Regional President of The Galbreath Company, where he developed the Fairfield and Westchester County offices into a regional force. 

Throughout his impressive career, Mr. Cabrera has earned numerous awards including the Real Estate Board of New York’s Robert T. Lawrence Memorial Award for Thomson Reuters’ 855,000-square-foot relocation, consolidation and financial restructuring at 3 Times Square; the NAIOP Deal of the Year award for Citicorp North America’s relocation to First Stamford Place from 7 World Trade Center; and the 2018 NAIOP Deal of the Year award for FactSet Research Systems’ headquarters.

During his tenure with Colliers, Mr. Cabrera was recognized each year as a member of the Everest Club, which distinguishes the firm’s top brokers nationally. At Cushman & Wakefield, he was a top broker in each of his 14 years with the firm; and he was named the Galbreath Company’s Broker of the Year, the leading producer globally. 

Columbia College named Mr. Cabrera as one of its 2017 John Jay Award honorees in recognition of his leadership in the commercial real estate industry, success on behalf of clients, and commitment to philanthropy and the College.


Professional Affiliations/Accreditations


  • Member, Real Estate Board of New York
  • Board Member, Community Centers, Inc
  • Board Member, New Jersey Community Development Corporation
  • Board Member, Greenwich High School Sports Foundation
  • Board Member, Columbia College Board of Visitors
  • Board Vice Chairman, United Way of New York City




  • Columbia College, Bachelor of Arts
  • Temple University Law School, Juris Doctor


Significant Assignments


 Reuters 3 Times Square   853,000
 Thomson Reuters  Bangalore  600,000
 Thomson Reuters  195 Broadway  430,000
 Thomson Reuters  Thomson Place, Boston  400,000
 Sidley  787 Third Avenue, NY  362,000
 CitiCorp  300 First Stamford Place, Stamford  303,000
 Cognizant  Bagmane Office Park, Bangalore  300,000
 Bank of Montreal  151 West 42nd Street, NY  225,000
 Meredith Corporation  805 Third Avenue, NY  215,000
 Fact Set Information Systems      90 Park Avenue, NY  200,000
 Cognizant  Giga Tower, Manilla  200,000
 Fact Set Information Systems  45 Glover, Norwalk  175,000
 Draftworldwide  919 Third Avenue, NY  150,000
 Thomson Reuters  333 Bay Street, Toronto  140,000
 IBM  194 Wood Avenue, Metro Park  140,000
 BMG  63 Madison Avenue, NY  125,000
 Clarivate  1500 Spring Garden, Philadelphia      123,000
 Houghton Mifflin  3 Park Avenue, NY  114,000
 Alliant  101 Park Avenue, NY  104,000
 Thomson Reuters  121 River Road, Hoboken  100,000
 Tradition Energy  32 Old Slip, NY  73,000
 Campari Group  1114 Avenue of the Americas, NY  64,000




    • AlixPartners
    • Antares
    • Bank of Montreal
    • Bertelsmann
    • BMI
    • Campari Group
    • Citicorp North America, Inc.
    • Clarivate
    • Cognizant
    • Draftworldwide (Interpublic Group)
    • FactSet Research Systems
    • General Electric Credit Corporation
    • Harcourt, Inc./Houghton Mifflin
    • IBM
  • KPMG
  • Sidley
  • Skanska USA
  • Starwood Capital
  • The Blackstone Group
Joseph A. Cabrera Vice Chairman
Advisory & Transaction Services Office
New York City 200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166