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Philip A. Mahoney

Executive Vice Chairman

CA RE License #00834704

Newmark Knight Frank Executive Vice Chairman Phil Mahoney is one of the most successful commercial real estate brokers in the nation. He brings to his clients a unique understanding, perspective and awareness of the successful technology markets serving the Silicon Valley, and has for more than 37 years.

In 1992, Mr. Mahoney was appointed senior vice president and manager of the firm's Santa Clara office. He left his managerial post in the fall of 1995 to become a partner and director. He currently helps lead its Corporate and Institutional Services Group.

Mr. Mahoney has been among Newmark Knight Frank's top five producers since 1982. He has negotiated over 1,100 transactions totaling more than 80 million square feet of space valued at over $20 billion. Mr. Mahoney was named a national "Top 100 Corporate Real Estate Executive" for 2018.

Clients have relied heavily upon Mr. Mahoney's expertise and comprehensive understanding not only of the marketplace, but also of the real estate process as a whole. In addition to his successes in the leasing market, Mr. Mahoney has sold numerous buildings, and has been involved in some of the most significant purchases of commercial/industrial property in the history of Silicon Valley. Mr. Mahoney was instrumental in concluding the largest office deal ever in the U.S., a 2 million-square-foot office lease.

Tenacious and dedicated, Mr. Mahoney counts among his clients Fortune 500 firms seeking to expand, as well as start-up companies looking for their first facility.

Partial Client List

  • eHealth
  • GoPro
  • Network Appliance
  • ROKU
  • Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI)
  • SoftBank
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSMC)

Professional Achievements

  • Number One Broker for all of Silicon Valley, San Jose Business Journal, 1999 to 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007 and from 2010 to 2016
  • Silicon Valley Dealmaker of the Year, San Jose Mercury News, 2012, 2014
  • Top producer in Silicon Valley by square footage, 1995 to 2000, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2016 (with more than 1.6 million, 1.8 million, 1.8 million, 1.6 million, 2.4 million, 6.0 million, 3.8 million, 4.5 million, 3.6 million and 4.8 million square feet, respectively)
  • Top Producer for Newmark, nationally, 2016
  • Top Three Producer Nationwide, 2011 and 2015
  • Top Producer Nationwide, 2000 (more than 6.0 million square feet of transactions totaling $2.8 billion)
  • Youngest broker inducted into the Association of Silicon Valley Brokers (ASVB) Hall of Fame, 1994
  • 17-time ASVB Broker of the Year; nominee for 19 straight years

Professional Affiliations

  • Director, NAIOP Silicon Valley
  • Director, Reading Partners of Silicon Valley
  • Director, The Detection Group, Palo Alto, CA
  • Coach of youth athletic teams

Mr. Mahoney earned his degree in economics at Stanford University. His education and experience in the intensely competitive world of intercollegiate athletics helped prepare him for his career in commercial brokerage.

Philip A. Mahoney
Philip A. Mahoney
Executive Vice Chairman
3055 Olin Avenue
Suite 2200
San Jose, CA 95128
United States
T  408.982.8430
Fax: 408.988.6340

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Areas of Specialization
  • Office Leasing and Sales
  • R&D Leasing and Sales
  • Industrial Leasing and Sales

Years of Experience
37 years