200 Park Avenue,
New York City, NY, 10166
Darcy Stacom has led the marketing and sale of more trophy properties and marquis capital markets transactions than any other real estate professional in the United States, shattering the glass ceiling for women professionals in commercial real estate and setting a new bar for all. She balances her driving business practice with an equal dedication to leadership in campaigns for philanthropy, sustainability, diversity and equity, and mentorship.
As Chairman and Head of NYC Capital Markets, Ms. Stacom leads a team of professionals to dominate the world’s most competitive landscape. She regularly ranks in the top 1% of CBRE’s global producers—a distinction she has held for several decades.
In her 40+ year career, Ms. Stacom has completed well over $145 billion in sales, financing, joint venture, leasehold, and development transactions. These include the single largest residential transaction in history (the $5.4 billion sale of Peter Cooper Stuyvesant Town) and the single largest office transaction in history (the $2.8 billion sale of the GM Building).
Recently, Ms. Stacom led the sale of 441 Ninth Avenue, the largest office sale post-Covid at $1.022 billion; the Chrysler Building; the $2 plus billion acquisition of the St. John’s Building; and the trade of 345 Park Avenue South to establish a new life sciences hub in Manhattan. At the height of the global pandemic, Ms. Stacom and her partner won (for the fifth time in the past 15 years) the industry’s highest prize and praise: REBNY’s Henry Hart Rice Achievement Award for the 2020 Most Ingenious Deal of the Year for the $900 million sale of the 40-story office tower at 330 Madison Avenue.
Ms. Stacom is as recognized as much for industry leadership as she is for market-making transactions. A Governor of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), Ms. Stacom is Co-Chair of REBNY’s Diversity Committee, where she shines a spotlight on the importance of increasing diversity within the industry and fosters new opportunities for BIPOC professionals to test and advance careers in commercial real estate. As a Board Member for New York University’s Schack Institute, she organizes the annual Women in Real Estate conference, the industry’s most prestigious professional conference for women in commercial real estate and capital markets. On the Board and Executive Committee of Phipps Houses, she works to preserve and develop much needed quality affordable housing. She also championed women’s careers as a Board Member of Nontraditional Employment for Women.
Ms. Stacom’s driving desire to contribute to the City extends beyond the world of real estate. She is Co-Chair of the Board of the New York Restoration Project, which manages 52 community gardens and maintains more than 80 acres of parkland across all five New York City boroughs. In addition to leading the campaign to plant new trees in the City’s parks, she and her family adopted a community garden in Bushwick, Brooklyn to which she and her team personally attend.
Ms. Stacom considers one of her most important accomplishments to be her mentorship of hundreds of young people to introduce and advance their careers in real estate. She is acknowledged by many as an inspiring leader, with exacting standards, a passion for the business, a dedication to excellence, and deep empathy.