Simon Butler

Vice Chairman – Managing Director, North East/Mid Atlantic

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Mr. Butler is a Vice Chairman and Managing Director, North East/Mid Atlantic at CBRE, in addition to leading the Boston based New England Multifamily Investment Sales team. He previously served as Executive Director with Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.’s Capital Markets Group having joined in October 2006. Prior to Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., Mr. Butler was with CBRE/New England as a member of the Investment Properties Group. Since 1996, he has dedicated his focus to the marketing of apartment communities and was included as a member of CBRE Multi-housing Group. Since rejoining CBRE, Mr. Butler has been elected to CBRE’s Institutional Group.

Simon has lead client engagements on behalf of investors in the multifamily space including institutional investors, developers, syndicators, family offices, foreign investors and REITs. Simon has most recently closed on 508-unit luxury apartment community in Boston, MA, a 329-unit luxury community in Somerville, MA; a 294-unit luxury apartment community in Cambridge, MA; a 787-unit apartment community in Hamden, CT; a 350-unit apartment community in Concord, MA; a 225-unit apartment community in Marlborough, MA; and a 211-unit luxury apartment community in Billerica, MA. Other notable sales in 2022 include a 1,020-unit apartment community in Framingham, MA; a 932-unit apartment community in Manchester, CT; a 640-unit apartment community in Manchester, NH; and a 285-unit luxury community in Dedham, MA. To date during his career, Mr. Butler has sold over 122,000 multi-housing units for a total consideration in excess of $24 billion.

This activity has kept him in front of investors seeking multi-housing investments in the New England market. Simon was named as one of the “Top 100” sales professionals nationally for Cushman & Wakefield in 2007 and between 2012-2021 for CBRE. Simon was also named to the “Top 200” sales professionals nationwide for CBRE in 1997, 2000, 2004, and 2005. In 2013, Simon was the #2 apartment sales professional for CBRE, #4 in 2016 and #3 in 2019 and 2020.

  • CBRE, 2012-Present
  • Cushman & Wakefield, 2006-2011
  • CBRE New England, 1994-2006