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Christopher Cortese

Managing Director

Christopher Cortese joined Newmark Knight Frank's Connecticut/Westchester office as a director in  2012, focused on tenant representation, landlord representation and investment advisory. Mr. Cortese specializes in the representation of private equity firms, healthcare groups and corporate clients spanning the retail, medical, financial, personal services and technology industries.

Since arriving at NKF, Mr. Cortese and his team have been awarded the exclusive agency assignment for the largest urban development project on the East Coast by Building & Land Technology. Based in Stamford, Connecticut, the portfolio entails the leasing of more than 3.0 million square feet of office space and 1.0 million square feet of retail space. Mr. Cortese has also been responsible for the leasing of properties owned by Normandy Partners, LNR Partners, Simone Development, Fareri & Associates, Polymer Management, Palm Ventures, Acadia Realty Trust and Aberdeen Properties, Inc.

In addition to his leasing accomplishments, Mr. Cortese was involved in numerous sales transactions ranging from income-producing investment properties and user purchases to the re-purposing of buildings and land. He recently sold several properties in central Greenwich, Connecticut, including a 15,081-square-foot mixed-use building anchored by Patriot Bank.

Prior to joining the team, Mr. Cortese was the vice president of NAI Global's Fairfield County division, responsible for development and management of the Stamford, Connecticut, office.


  • Collins Healthcare
  • Crunch Fitness
  • Design Within Reach
  • Green & Tonic
  • Le Pain Quotidien
  • MedExcel USA
  • Prime Healthcare
  • PriMed
  • Vineyard Vines
  • Waterworks


  • Volunteer of the Year, Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, 2010
  • Founder and co-chairman, Greenwich Young Professionals Group
  • Founder and member, Junior Board of Directors of the Greenwich YMCA
  • Committee member, Kids in Crisis
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Connecticut real estate broker's license

Mr. Cortese graduated from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing.

Christopher Cortese
Christopher Cortese
Managing Director
680 Washington Boulevard
8th Floor
Stamford, CT 06901
United States
T  203.531.3611

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Areas of Specialization
  • Tenant Representation
  • Owner Representation
  • Investment Sales
  • Office/Retail/Medical Leasing

Years of Experience
6 years