Ken Meyerson, a member of CBRE’s Consulting Division since August 1994, is a Vice Chairman and has been involved in the strategic planning, negotiation, and structuring of complex lease and sales transactions for a wide range of clients. As a member of the Consulting Group's Operating Committee, Ken dedicates significant time and resources to shaping the group's long-term strategic direction.
With a strong financial background and a deep understanding of the economic and financial statement implications of complex real estate transactions, Ken has creatively structured numerous transactions to accomplish a variety of goals on behalf of his clients. His ability to understand the implications of a transaction for all parties enables him to develop effective negotiating strategies to the advantage of his clients.
Ken’s professional experience includes considerable experience in real estate leasing and ownership projects ranging from large corporate headquarters to standard office leases. In his twenty-seven years with the company, he has been involved in a variety of notable large transactions totaling in excess of 20 million sq. ft., including 900,000 for S&P Global at 55 Water Street, 500,000 sf for Societe Generale at 245 Park Avenue, 460,000 sf for L Brands at 1740 Broadway and 220,000 sf at 55 Water Street, 420,000 sf for MLB at 1271 Avenue of the Americas, 400,000 sf for 1199 National Benefit Funds at 498 Seventh Avenue, 350,000 sf for Ann Inc. at Times Square Tower, 295,000 sf for Warner Music Group at 1633 Broadway, 265,000 sf for Gap Inc at 55 Thomas Street, 240,000 sf for Colgate Palmolive at 300 Park Avenue, 187,000 sf for NY Blood Center in Rye, NY, 175,000 sf for Edelman PR at 250 Hudson Street, 160,000 sf for SPARC at 11 Penn Plaza and 165,000 sf in Los Angeles, 140,000 sf for MLB Network in Secaucus, NJ, 100,000 sf for SNY at 4 World Trade Center, among others as well as various deals over the last 10 years for long term clients such as Macy’s, Sirius/Pandora, L Brands, Ascena and others. Ken has also been on the leasing team for the World Trade Center for the last 10 years where he and the team have successfully leased all of 4 World Trade Center and 3 World Trade Center to various companies such as Uber, McKinsey, GroupM, Spotify, Zurich RE, Casper, Diageo, Hudson River Trading, Kelley Drye and others.
In 2009, Ken won the Robert T Lawrence award for the most creative lease transaction for his work on the Gap, Inc. transaction at 40 Worth Street. In 2017, Ken won the Henry Hart Rice Achievement Award for the Most Ingenious Deal of the Year for his work on the 1199 SEIU National Benefit Funds transaction at 498 Seventh Avenue. In 2021, Ken won the NAIOP Westchester Fairfield Chapter “Deal of the Year” for his team’s work on the NY Blood Center’s transaction at 601 Midland Avenue in Rye, NY.
Ken also proudly serves on the New York board of the All Stars Project - a national nonprofit that uses a performance based approach to help tens of thousands of inner-city youth and their families create success in their lives.
Professional Affiliations | Accreditations
- REBNY Robert T. Lawrence Award for Most Ingenious Commercial Deal of the Year, 2009
- Named to Real Estate New York’s “40 Under 40” List
- Member, Real Estate Board of New York
- Colbert Coldwell Circle Recipient 2016, 2017
- Boston University, School of Management, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, concentration in Finance