Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) leasing experts Peter Shimkin and Robert Eisenberg were named executive managing directors. For over a decade, each has been instrumental in several of the firm’s high-profile leasing transactions throughout New York City.
Most recently, Mr. Shimkin was integral in the repositioning of Savanna’s 245 and 249 W. 17th Street, in Chelsea, and the subsequent leasing of the majority of both buildings to social media giant Twitter for 141,000 square feet. Working closely with David Falk, president of the New York Tri-state Region, and team, 2013 highlights include: the disposition of 180,000 square feet for Time, Inc., at 1271 Avenue of the Americas; 237,000 square feet of leasing at 1251 Avenue of the Americas for owner Mitsui Fudosan America; and the representation of investment firm Angelo, Gordon & Co. in its renewal and expansion at 245 Park Avenue.
Mr. Shimkin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History at Muhlenberg College and his Juris Doctorate at Hofstra University School of Law.
In 2013, Mr. Eisenberg teamed with Vice Chairman Mark Weiss to help technology advertising-solutions firm AppNexus expand to 217,000 square feet at its 28-40 West 23rd Street headquarters, as well as in multiple offices nationally. Among other 2013 highlights, Mr. Eisenberg represented Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Columbia University in multiple Midtown transactions; Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in a 42,000-square-foot relocation to the Financial District; and accounting firm EisnerAmper in a 142,000-square-foot renewal/expansion at 750 Third Avenue.
Mr. Eisenberg was honored with REBNY’s prestigious “Most Ingenious Deal of the Year” award for the widely acclaimed transaction on behalf of SEIU Local 32BJ in 2010. He was the 2000 recipient of REBNY’s “The Most Promising Salesperson in New York City” award and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Columbia University.
About Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is one of the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firms. Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NGKF’s 12,000 professionals operate from more than 320 offices in established and emerging property markets on five continents.
With roots dating back to 1929, NGKF’s strong foundation makes it one of the most trusted names in commercial real estate. NGKF’s full-service platform comprises BGC’s real estate services segment, offering commercial real estate tenants, landlords, investors and developers a wide range of services including leasing; capital markets services, including investment sales, debt placement, appraisal, and valuation services; commercial mortgage brokerage services; as well as corporate advisory services, consulting, project and development management, and property and corporate facilities management services. For further information, visit www.ngkf.com.
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