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Ben Shapiro

Executive Managing Director

Ben Shapiro joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2013 and currently serves as an executive managing director in the firm's New York headquarters. Mr. Shapiro possesses a depth of experience in landlord and tenant representation throughout Manhattan, with a focus on the representation of institutional owners of real estate. Mr. Shapiro has acted and currently acts as agent for the marketing, repositioning and leasing of a number of high-profile properties on behalf of a variety of institutional and entrepreneurial building owners, including:

  • Hines, Trinity Church, NORGES (Hudson Square Portfolio - approximately 3.5 million square feet: One Hudson Square, 100 Avenue of the Americas, 155 Avenue of the Americas, 200 Hudson Street and 205 Hudson Street)
  • New York Times Company (620 Eighth Avenue, 1.8 million SF)
  • Paramount Group (1301 Avenue of the Americas, 1.7 million SF)
  • Callahan Capital, Ivanhoe Cambridge (85 Broad Street, 1.2 million SF)
  • GFP Real Estate (7 Hanover Square, 900,000 RSF)
  • RXR Realty (61 Broadway, 787,000 SF)
  • Angelo Gordon, Normandy, George Comfort & Sons (575 Lexington Avenue, 739,040 SF)
  • Blackstone (65 East 55th Street at Park Avenue Tower, 650,000 RSF; 114 West 41st Street)
  • The Moinian Group (535-545 Fifth Avenue, 532,000 SF)
  • Unizo (440 Ninth Avenue, 412,000 SF)
  • The Trump Organization (Trump Tower, 280,000 SF)
  • East End Capital (321 West 44th Street, 254,717 SF)

In addition, Mr. Shapiro and his team represent an impressive and diverse roster of firms. Noteworthy clients include:

The Action Network Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
Altegrity Risk International  Jumo International, Inc. 
Khronos, LLC
The Bleacher Report
Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg
Blend Labs
Brixmor Property Group
Marsh & McLennan Companies
Burton, Inc.
Clayton Dubilier & Rice Microsoft
Conde Nast
New York Daily News
Davidoff Kempner Capital Management The New York Times Company
Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP Peloton
Dell, Inc.
Pinnacle Realty
DeVry, Inc. Seawolf Capital
FAIR Health Sirius Satellite Radio
Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LP Sterne Agee & Leach, Inc.
Garrison Investment Group WalkMe

Prior to joining Newmark Knight Frank, Mr. Shapiro served as a director with Cushman & Wakefield.

Professional Achievements
In 2018, Mr. Shapiro received the Most Ingenious Retail Deal of the Year award from the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), for successfully representing Peloton in the lease for its "Super Studio" at 5 Manhattan West.

Professional Affiliations
Mr. Shapiro is a member of REBNY and the Young Men's/Women's Real Estate Association of New York.

Personal Affiliations
An active member of his community, Mr. Shapiro sits on the leadership council at Blythedale Children's Hospital and is the founder of The Billy Mac Fund, a scholarship fund for at-need college students in the tri-state area.

Mr. Shapiro holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Manhattanville College, where he majored in finance and was a member of the varsity basketball team.

Ben Shapiro
Ben Shapiro
Executive Managing Director
125 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017
United States
T  212.372.2421
Fax: 646.441.3599

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Areas of Specialization
  • Landlord Representation
  • Tenant Representation

Years of Experience
20 years