Barry Rosner joined Newmark Knight Frank in 2001 as a senior managing director specializing in commercial leasing and sales. Prior to joining Newmark Knight Frank, Mr. Rosner was senior managing director at GVA Williams Real Estate, (now Colliers), where he was employed for 24 years and was responsible for over 6 million square feet of leasing and sales assignments.
In recent years, Mr. Rosner has concluded assignments for the State University of New York, Castle Harlan, Inc., Keyspan, the Municipal Credit Union, HIP of Greater New York, Federal Express, the Transport Workers Union and the New York City School Construction Authority as well as projects for the MTA, Heartshare, United Cerebral Palsy, Educational Housing Services and the Legal Aid Society.
While much of his experience has been in Manhattan, he is also very active in the other boroughs. A notable transaction included a recent sale of a roughly 50% interest condominium interest of 260,000 square feet in 2 Court Square, a new 15-story, 512,000 square foot, Gold Leed development owned by Citibank to the CUNY School of Law. A year earlier he completed a long term 197,000 square foot expansion for LaGuardia Community College which included renewal and expansion options. In 2012, he concluded a 126,000 square foot, 7-floor, 15-year lease renewal for MCU in the financial district of Manhattan across from the World Trade Center. MCU has been his client for over 20 years.
In the early 1980s Mr. Rosner was a self-employed hotel broker/investor, during which time he initiated the development of Brooklyn Renaissance Plaza, a $232 million Marriott Hotel and office building encompassing 1.5 million square feet adjacent to Metrotech in downtown Brooklyn.
Mr. Rosner is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York and the Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association. He is an advisory board member of the State University of New York’s Brooklyn Educational Opportunity Center and was an active member of Community Board 12 in Brooklyn and several charitable organizations.