Jon Zuckerman


Executive Managing Director

About

Professional Summary

I am an experienced leasing attorney, prolific agency broker and tenant representative who now exclusively manages the space requirements of tenants, including law firms, as well as corporate and institutional organizations in New York City, the Tri-State Region, and across the country. My diverse expertise as an attorney and owner’s representative on over 25 million square feet of New York’s finest trophy buildings offers clients insight into the mindset of owners and their counsel, and give me a unique skillset to structure tenant-favorable economic deals while streamlining the legal process. I joined Colliers’ New York office in 2017.

Accomplishments

I have more than 35 years of commercial real estate experience, and completed in excess of 20 million square feet of transactions. CoStar has ranked me among New York City’s Top 20 Brokers based on leasing volume, primarily due to consistent years in which my transactions fell among the city’s top 50.

I achieve success for clients by listening, understanding needs, developing creative solutions, vetting opportunities and establishing leverage so they negotiate from positions of strength. In addition to drawing upon my breadth of experience, I am methodically process-driven, rigorously transparent and passionately driven to protect his clients. I explore every option to find the perfect solution and achieve optimal savings.

On the landlord’s side, I have represented 200, 245, 237 and 320 Park Avenue,1285 and 1290 Avenue of the Americas, 787 Seventh Avenue, One Liberty Street, the World Financial Center, 551 and 575 Fifth Avenue, and many others.

On the tenant side, I have acted on behalf of Dewey LeBoeuf, Butzel Long, Franklin Weinrib, AXA/Equitable Life, Avon, Bacardi, LVMH, Dior, Tag Heuer, Ford Models, BNP Parabas, Trust Company of the West, HealthpointCapital, Murad, Fresh and many others.

Education:

Before joining Colliers, I was an Executive Managing Director at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. Earlier, I was a Senior Vice President at CBRE, headed the East Coast properties for Shorenstein Properties, ran Compass Management & Leasing’s Tri-State Region portfolio, oversaw JLL’s Midtown portfolio, and was a leasing director at Olympia & York, where I initially served as legal counsel. I began my career at real-estate law firm Dreyer & Traub.

I earned an M.A. from Columbia University and received a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law. I graduated from American University with a B.A.

 

Memberships & Involvements:

I am a frequent lecturer at Columbia University’s Graduate Business School. I am a member of the New York and Federal Bar associations and the Real Estate Board of New York.

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