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Chris Mongeluzo

Vice Chairman

Vice Chairman Chris Mongeluzo has been with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank since 1993. Building upon his legal background, Mr. Mongeluzo has earned a reputation as an expert negotiator and tenant representative, bringing numerous large and complex Manhattan and national office leasing transactions to completion. Early in his career, Mr. Mongeluzo's superior tenant representation enabled him to become the youngest executive managing director in the history of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. In addition to securing locations at excellent rates with growth and flexibility, Mr. Mongeluzo provides long-term strategic planning services for his New York and national clients.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Mongeluzo has completed over 900 tenant representation assignments.

Mr. Mongeluzo is considered one of the foremost real estate advisors to the law firm industry in New York City. He has represented prominent firms such as Paul Weiss, Chadbourne & Parke LLP, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, Jackson Lewis LLP, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, Goodwin Procter LLP, O'Melveny & Myers, White and Case LLP, Davis Ward, Phillips & Veinburg-Canada's largest law firm, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, and Epstein Becker and Green P.C., among many others. 

Mr. Mongeluzo is also the national representative for Live Nation/Ticketmaster, which currently occupies over 1.5 million square feet in approximately 168 office locations nationwide. As the exclusive representative for Live Nation since 2006, Mr. Mongeluzo has completed approximately 2 million square feet of transactions over 100 deals nationally. 

Mr. Mongeluzo's recently completed deals include, but are not limited to: 200,000 square feet for Chadbourne & Parke LLP at 1301 Avenue of the Americas; 225,000 square feet for Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; 125,000 square feet for Elliott Management Corp at 40 West 47th Street; 71,000 square feet for Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 550,000 square feet for Paul Weiss at 1285 Avenue of the Americas, 150,000 square feet for Horizon Media, Inc. at One Hudson Square in New York City in 3 separate transactions, 170,000 square feet for Live Nation at 7060 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles, and 30,000 square feet for Orbimed at 601 Lexington Avenue. Other previous noteworthy transactions include: 125,000 square feet for The Related Companies L.P. at 423 West 55th Street in New York City; 50,000 square feet in various transactions for Brown Shoe Group at 156 West 56th Street; 52,000 square feet for Maxim Group at The Chrysler Building; and a 43,000-square-foot deal on behalf of Modell's for its corporate offices at 498 Seventh Avenue.

Some of Mr. Mongeluzo's other prominent clients have included Citibank N.A., Weswood One, ING, CIT, Gotham and Hamptons Magazine, Net Jets/Marquis Jet Partners, SFX Entertainment, CKx Entertainment and Steve Madden Ltd.

Notably, Mr. Monegeluzo represented Citihabitats, Inc., from its inception, completing its first 500-square-foot office and continuing to complete deals for the company as it grew to occupy 19 offices around the city. Andrew Heiberger, Owner/CEO, sold this company to Cendant due to its comprehensive rental activities and strategic retail and office locations throughout New York City.

Mr. Mongeluzo's work on behalf of toy company Hasbro in the disposition of 120,000 square feet at 28-40 West 23rd Street earned him the Real Estate board of New York's award for the Most Creative Retail Deal of the Year.

Mr. Mongeluzo is a licensed real estate broker in the state of New York. He is on the council of Advocates Board at Mount Sinai Health Systems. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Real Estate Board of New York.

Mr. Mongeluzo graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics in 1990.  He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami in 1993.

Chris Mongeluzo
Chris Mongeluzo
Vice Chairman
125 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017
United States
T  212.372.2081

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Areas of Specialization
  • Strategic Planning
  • Tenant Representation
  • Corporate Advisory
  • Marketing and Leasing
  • Legal Issues

Years of Experience
21 years