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Scott Gottlieb, Vice Chairman

Scott L.Gottlieb

Vice Chairman

Scott L. Gottlieb

Vice Chairman
Advisory & Transaction Services
+1 212 9848350

New York City

200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166
+1 212 9848000
+1 212 9848040

Professional Experience

For more than 30 years, Scott L. Gottlieb has been a major presence in the New York City commercial brokerage scene. In that time, he has represented such world-class tenants as Macy’s, Major League Baseball, Viacom, Inc., Universal Music Group Inc. and Bloomingdale’s, Inc.

In addition, the CBRE vice chairman has been active in landlord representation, serving as owner’s agent for such New York City office buildings as 150 East 42nd Street (former Mobil headquarters) and 550 Madison Avenue.

Whether working on behalf of the tenant or the landlord, a hallmark of Mr. Gottlieb’s career has been his ability to analyze complex real estate and space utilization challenges, and develop solutions that resonate beyond the immediate signing of a lease to offer long-term strategic solutions suited to the needs of all involved parties.

In recognition of his outstanding brokerage record, he was named vice chairman of CBRE in May of 2003; he was the youngest person ever to hold that title.

Mr. Gottlieb is also part of a select group of New York City commercial real estate professionals to garner one of the industry’s most prestigious honors, the Real Estate Board of New York’s “Most Ingenious Deal of the Year” award. The honor came as a result of the prominent role he played in developing and implementing a 1.5-million-square-foot expansion and consolidation for Viacom following its acquisition of Paramount Communications and Blockbuster Entertainment.

Within his own organization, he is a 15-time recipient of the Colbert Coldwell Circle Award, an honor reserved for the top 3% of producers in the entire company. Mr. Gottlieb regularly appears in industry newspaper lists of top New York City brokers, and has been called a “leasing legend,” one of an exclusive group to have “taken the term power broker to a new level,” and a “tenant rep to the stars” for the high-profile clients he represents. 

Mr. Gottlieb began his real estate career at Cushman & Wakefield in 1986. Within five years, he was named the top-producing salesperson for C&W nationally. In 1993, he joined Edward S. Gordon Company, the iconic New York services firm that would ultimately merge into CBRE. Starting as a managing director, he would consistently rank among the firm’s top 10 producers.

Mr. Gottlieb began his professional career at Ernst & Whinney as a member of the New York Audit Group. He was a founding member, and currently sits on the board of School in the Square, a charter school located in Washington Heights. Mr. Gottlieb resides in Scarsdale, New York.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations 

  • Member, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
  • REBNY Deal of the Year Recipient, 1994
  • Colbert Coldwell Circle Award 2003-2017



  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Significant Assignments

  • Represented the State of New York in a 342,000-square-foot relocation for the NYS Attorney General’s office from 120 Broadway to 28 Liberty Plaza.

  • Represented Major League Baseball in a 400,000-square-foot consolidation at 1271 Avenue of the Americas.
  • In the largest lease in Long Island City, Mr. Gottlieb represented Macy’s Inc. in a relocation to The Factory Building for 145,765 square feet.
  • The largest new Midtown lease of the year went to Mt. Sinai Hospital as it signed for 448,819 square feet at 150 East 42nd Street. Mr. Gottlieb represented an affiliate of Goldman Sachs in the transaction. To ensure the success of the transaction, the vice chairman instituted a commercial condominium structure that has been heralded for its complexity and its groundbreaking ingenuity.
  • Macy’s took the honors for the largest office lease in the city that year as the CBRE executive represented the retailer in its completion of a lease for 646,434 square feet at 11 Penn Plaza.
  • Media giant Viacom made headlines with its 1.6-million-square-foot lease at 1515 Broadway in Times Square. Considered the largest conventional office transaction in New York City’s history, the deal was engineered by Mr. Gottlieb.
  • Part of a complex series of negotiations at 150 East 42nd Street, he represented the landlord in two major Midtown leases: Wells Fargo Bank’s commitment to 424,000 square feet and law firm Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker’s lease for 126,000 square feet.
  • That same year, Mr. Gottlieb signed Bloomingdale’s to 156,000 square feet at 919 Third Avenue for use as its corporate headquarters operation.
  • CBS Inc. turned to the vice chairman for its 281,896-square-foot renewal at 555 West 57th Street.
  • Mr. Gottlieb also represented the landlord at 150 East 42nd Street in UniCredit Bank’s lease extension for 105,000 square feet.
In a series of transactions totaling 737,350 square feet for various divisions of CBS Broadcasting Inc., Mr. Gottlieb:
  • Renewed the 292,391-square-foot lease for Simon & Schuster at Rockefeller Center;
  • Showtime Networks’ 202,495-square-foot lease at 1633 Broadway; and
  • Acted as agent at the CBS headquarters building—Black Rock—in securing a 10-year lease for Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz for 242,464 square feet.


  • Bloomingdale's
  • GoldenTree Asset Management, LP
  • Macy's
  • Major League Baseball
  • MLB Network
  • NYS Attorney General
  • Showtime Networks, Inc.
  • SNY
  • Universal Music Group
  • Viacom, Inc. 

Scott L. Gottlieb

Vice Chairman
Advisory & Transaction Services
+1 212 9848350

New York City

200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166
+1 212 9848000
+1 212 9848040
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