Writing about Robert Alexander, Chairman of the New York Tri-State Region of CBRE, the New York Times has noted that there has never been "a phenomenon quite like Bob Alexander."
As a senior member of CBRE's executive management, Bob is intimately involved in setting the strategic direction for the firm's New York Tri-State Region, as well as continuing to serve his roster of corporate clients.
A leader in the commercial real estate industry for more than three decades, Mr. Alexander is recognized not only for his consistently top levels of production, but as one of the most effective brokers in New York. He was the top global annual producer 8 times since 1999 and was president of Insignia/ESG prior to its acquisition by CBRE.
Mr. Alexander has arranged more than 60 million sq. ft. of real estate lease and sales transactions for such firms as Alliance Bernstein, AXA Financial, Bank of America, CITI, Deutsche Bank AG, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, UBS and Verizon in addition to currently representing Related Properties in the master development of Hudson Yards, a 16 million sq.ft., mixed-used development of Manhattan’s West Side.
Some of his more noteworthy accomplishments include representing CITI in the strategic consolidation and world headquarters lease of 2.6 million sq.ft., the largest ever in Manhattan, the recent consolidation of UBS into 900,000sq.ft.at 1285 Avenue of the Americas along with disposition of over 500,000sq.ft. He also oversaw the sale of Verizon's1.2 million sq.ft. worldwide headquarters at 1095 Avenue of the Americas in conjunction with Verizon's purchase of the 1.5 million-sq. ft. former AT&T headquarters in New Jersey; representing Deutsche Bank in its purchase of the 1.6 million-sq. ft. 60 Wall Street; brokering the acquisition of the 1.3 million sq. ft. lease of 277 Park Avenue from Credit Suisse First Boston to JP Morgan Chase, acquiring a 1.2 million sq. ft. Lease, on behalf of JPMorgan Chase, for a build-to-suit in Jersey City.
Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
- Board of Trustees of Lincoln Center
- Board of Trustees of Niagara University
- Member, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
- St. Andrew Society
- Niagara University, Bachelor of Science in Business Management
- Deutsche Bank AG
- Fleet Bank
- Lehman Brothers
- New York Life Insurance Co.
- Port Authority of NY & NJ
- The Bank of America
- The Bank of New York Mellon