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Robert Israel


Robert Israel Director
New York City 200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166

Professional Experience

In his Senior Project Manager role in the New York region, Robert Israel manages design and construction-related processes with the project team.  He interfaces directly with the client in regards to RFPs, contracts, specific client requirements and programming related issues.  Mr. Israel develops conceptual budgeting for construction management projects, coordinates and awards competitive bids, coordinates lease/tenant work, performs value engineering with architect and engineer involvement and supervises commercial office space construction projects.  His experience includes extensive corporate headquarters relocation work.


Mr. Israel joined CBRE with the company’s acquisition of Advocate Consulting Group in New York, where his responsibilities included work for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in Westchester, NY, and overseeing MetLife’s relocations to Long Island City, Jersey City and White Plains.  He also served as Senior Project Manager for CIBC World Market’s move into new U.S. headquarters at 303 Madison Avenue.  He most recently has handled the building development and renovation for the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, CT, and due diligence, negotiations and build-out of space for the CIT Financial Group in Manhattan.


Before joining Advocate, Mr. Israel was associated with a large NYC construction management firm, where he directed a start-up and business development subsidiary of that company. He was responsible for staffing, estimating and purchasing, including negotiating contracts with subcontractors, scope review and complete job kit analysis.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations​

  • ​Member, Real Estate Board of New York


  • Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia – Bachelor of Arts degree​

Select List Of Clients

  • ​​Aegis Insurance Group
  • Banque Paribas BNP
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • Cablevision
  • CB Richard Ellis
  • CIBC World Markets
  • Christie’s
  • CIT Group
  • Credit Suisse First Boston
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Directors Guild of America
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Equitable Life Assurance Co.
  • General Re Insurance
  • Greenhill & Co., LLC
  • Hertz Corporation
  • Latham Watkins LLP
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey
  • Manhattan College
  • MetLife
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Mont Blanc
  • Nassau County
  • Protivity
  • Reuters American Holdings Inc.
  • Sephora
  • Simpson Thacher
  • Cathedral of St. John the Divine
  • Convent of the Sacred Heart
  • Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea   Company
  • The Schubert Organization
  • U.S. Trust Company
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges
  • Willke Farr & Gallagher
Robert Israel Director
New York City 200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166