Robert Stillman

Vice Chairman

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200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166

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Robert Stillman is a Vice Chairman of CBRE and has been with the company for over 28 years. Robert is a member of the CBRE’s Consulting Group’s Operating Committee.

With a strong financial background and significant experience representing both tenants and landlords, Robert has been a leader in developing and implementing real estate strategies for major corporations, law firms and some of NYC’s largest landlords. Robert has a keen understanding of complex lease and financial issues having structured numerous transactions on behalf of his clients. He has worked with a wide range of tenants including financial service firms such as BNY Mellon and ING Bank and major corporations such as Audible (and Amazon company), Charter Communications, Prudential, Xerox, Verizon, Comcast, London Stock Exchange, NBCUniversal and A+E Television. As agent, Robert has represented Related in the strategic lease-up of the Hudson Yards and continues to represent Ivanhoe Cambridge at 3 Bryant Park. He also currently represents Taconic Partners for the lease-up of their life science building at 125 West End Avenue.

Most recently Robert represented BNY Mellon in a 135,000 sf lease at 200 Park Avenue, a 400,000 sf in Pershing Plaza and a 200,000 sf lease in Orlando. Some of Robert’s most notable transactions include Verizon’s 1.3 million sf acquisition of its headquarters in Basking Ridge, NJ coupled with a sale of 3 Bryant Park (1 million sf), of sale of 375 Pearl Street (700,000 sf), sale of 185 Franklin Street (800,000 sf), Boston and its 215,000 sf lease at 185 Franklin Street, Boston.

Prior to joining CBRE Robert, received his undergraduate degree from Emory University and MBA from New York University Stern School of Business in finance. Robert also worked at Republic National Bank of New York, Trammell Crow Company and Prudential Real Estate Investors.

Significant Assignments

  • Bank of New York Mellon
    1.4 million square foot lease restructure and acquisition at 101 Barclay Street
    400,000 sf lease at Pershing Plaza
    135,000 sf lease at 200 Park Avenue 
    200,000 sf lease in Orlando
  • ING - North America Headquarters
    132,000 sf lease 1133 Avenue of the Americas
  • Charter Communications
    106,000 sf lease at 1633 Broadway
    120,000 sf lease 120 East 23rd Street
    80,000sf lease at Chelsea Markets
  • Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
    115,000 sf lease at Harborside Plaza V, Jersey City
  • Tribune Company
    100,000 sf lease at 220 East 42nd Street
  • Consulate General of Japan
    58,000 sf lease at 299 Park Avenue
  • London Stock Exchange
    75,000 sf lease at 28 Liberty Street
  • Xerox
    120,000 sf lease restructure at 485 Lexington Avenue
  • Prudential
    135,000 sf lease at 2 Gateway Center
    25,500 sf lease at 1540 Broadway
    250,000 sf lease renewal, 250 Trumbull Street, Hartford 
  • NBCUniversal & Comcast
    95,000 sf lease at 1221 Avenue of the Americas
    40,000 sf lease extension LIC, NY
    31,795 sf lease renewal for Telemundo Studio Fort Lee, NJ
    95,000 sf lease at 5 Times Square 
  • Verizon Communications
    1.3 million sf acquisition for new headquarters in Basking Ridge, NJ
    215,000 sf lease at 185 Franklin Street, Boston
    1 million sf sale of 1095 Avenue of the Americas 
    700,000 sf sale of 375 Pearl Street
    700,000 sf sale of 1 Post Office Square, Boston


  • New York University Stern School of Business, MBA Finance 1991
  • Emory University, BBA Finance 1987

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, New York
  • NYC Partnership Rockefeller Fellow 2007
  • Republic National Bank of New York, 1991 - 1994
  • Trammell Crow Company, 1989 - 1990
  • Prudential Real Estate Investors, 1987 - 1989
  • Member of Consulting Division’s Operating Committee 
  • Member of CBRE’s prestigious Colbert Caldwell Circle for the past 10 years 
  • Member, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)


  • A+E Networks (combined two buildings)
    160,000 sf new lease at 227 East 45th Street
    160,000 sf lease renewal at 235 East 45th Street including studio
  • Ballard Spahr
    19,136 lease at 919 Third Avenue
  • American Media, Inc.
    100,000 sf lease at 4 New York Plaza
  • Clifford Chance
    380,000 sf lease at 31 West 52nd Street including a $70 million lease takeover of their existing lease at 200 Park Avenue
  • Related - Hudson Yards
    6 MM+ sf office agency in 3 buildings (10, 30, and 55 Hudson Yards)
    Completed major transactions with Time Warner (1.5mm sf), L’Oreal (400,000 sf), SAP (145,000 sf), Boston Consulting Group (200,000 sf) and KKR (350,000 sf), Milbank Tweed (300,000 sf), and Point 72 Asset Management (340,000 sf)
  • Ivanhoe Cambridge - 3 Bryant Park
    Responsible for the lease-up and repositioning of a 1.1 million square foot trophy office building 
    Initial transactions included MetLife 400,000 sf, Dechert 280,000 sf, Standard Chartered Bank 100,000 sf, Instinet Corporation 100,000 sf and Bank of Scotland 70,000 sf.  
    Recently completed transactions with Dechert (250,000 sf) Stifel (70,000 sf) and Lloyds Bank (70,000 sf).
  • 5 Penn Plaza
    Agent for Haymes Investment Company for a 650,000 square foot building, in the process of being repositioned.
  • AIG
  • Bank of New York 
  • Bankers Trust
  • Cendant Corporation
  • Christies
  • Clifford Chance
  • Citicorp
  • Coty
  • Credit Suisse First Boston
  • Duff & Phelps
  • Hartford 
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Phillips-Van Heusen
  • TD Waterhouse
  • Verizon
  • Vollmer