With over 23 years of commercial real estate experience, John Lizzul has completed more than 500 commercial real estate transactions throughout the world. These include commercial leases and sales transactions valued at over $2 billion. His experience with the impact of real estate transactions from the corporate perspective has produced savings of tens of millions of dollars for his clients. In 2002, Newmark named Mr. Lizzul its “Broker of the Year.”
Prior to joining Newmark in 1996, Mr. Lizzul was vice president, corporate real estate with the Chase Manhattan Bank for seven years, where he handled site selection, financial analysis and negotiation of the Bank’s 15 million square feet of retail branch and office space around the world. Previously, Mr. Lizzul was director of corporate real estate for PaineWebber, Inc., where he supervised the staff responsible for all national retail branch and office real estate needs of the company.
Mr. Lizzul has been a guest lecturer or speaker for numerous companies and events, including The Newman Real Estate Institute at Baruch College, NYU’s Real Estate Institute, The Prudential Properties Company, Mullions (an insurance company trade group), Trammell Crow Company and the International Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives (NACORE). He was Adjunct Assistant Professor at The Real Estate Institute of New York University, where he developed and taught an advanced level course on leasing.
Mr. Lizzul practiced corporate, securities and real estate law in Manhattan for several years prior to launching a career in the commercial real estate industry.
A graduate of the New York University School of Law and The State University of New York at Stony Brook, Mr. Lizzul is a member of the New York Bar and a licensed New York State Real Estate Broker.