Ken Rapp is a Vice Chairman in CBRE’s Midtown Manhattan office and has acted as a real estate consultant and tenant representative for the firm since 1988. Ken specializes primarily in representing corporations with operations in Manhattan's Midtown and Downtown Districts, as well as select Global accounts.
Ken’s thorough and extensive knowledge of the New York City real estate market has enabled him to complete over 500 lease transactions totaling more than 18+ million sq. ft. with aggregate rent commitments in excess of $15 billion.
Major projects have included lease acquisitions and dispositions for law firms, financial firms, media and Fortune 500 Companies, multi-market relocations, lease auditing and strategic development, implementation of occupancy cost reduction strategies and advanced lease renewals. Throughout his career, Ken has cultivated exclusive and long-term relationships with local owners, developers and corporate clients.
During his tenure at CBRE, Ken has been named a "Top 10" Producer in the New York City Office more than 17 times and has been in the top 100 of CBRE nationally more than 14 times. He has won many management awards, including the Managing Officers Award, Outstanding Achievement Award, Technology Award and International Award. Ken has been awarded the CBRE Colbert Coldwell Circle designation 14 times, representing the top 3% of producers at CBRE worldwide.
Ken currently represents a Confidential Multi-national Internet-related Tech Company as leasing agent of 111 Eighth Avenue, a 3 million-square-foot asset located in Chelsea. Ken also represents Brookfield as leasing agent of One New York Plaza a 2.7 million-square-foot asset located in Lower Manhattan and The Grace Building (1114 Avenue of the Americas) a 1,518,210-square-foot asset located in Midtown Manhattan.
Ken was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, and spent the subsequent 12 years in Bern, Switzerland. He currently resides in New York City with his wife Shelley and daughters Dillon and Tyler.