Senior Managing Director
From advising Empire State College of SUNY in downstate NY for more than 28 years to leasing up a challenged Lower Manhattan office property, Mr. Warshauer assists a variety of space occupiers and property owners overcome seemingly impossible hurdles to achieve their real estate goals.
Also, long track record of office and industrial leasing and sales in NYC's Outer Boroughs: Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten Island.
*Headed leasing team bringing Class A Harlem office property to 100% occupancy
*Sold two square blocks of South Brooklyn industrial real estate for record price
*Coordinated post-bankruptcy portfolio strategy for Fortune 500 corporation, resulting in multi-million dollar cost savings
*Identified and sold Brooklyn office building for residential re-use for Fortune 500 corporation, adding $0.11 per share to earnings.
*Advised Empire State College in 55,000 sf NYC lease consolidation and expansion
*As exclusive leasing agent, brought a 200,000 sf Lower Manhattan property, 325 Hudson St., 50% empty upon our engagement, to 100% office occupancy. The property was recently sold with a susbtantial gain for ownership.
*Advised Open Space Institute, a conservation group, in the successful sale of the 452-acre property with a 97-room mansion, despite difficult deed restrictions and conservation easements.
*Advised Not-for-Profit buyers of NY Military Academy in Orange County, NY and former Pace University campus in Briarcliff Manor (Westchester County), NY.
*Advised The Salvation Army on the acquisition of a large parcel in Staten Island, overcoming numerous political and enviromental problems, as well as the bankruptcy of the seller.
*Acted as tenant representative for NY Road Runners' 43,000sf Bronx consoldiation into the only new warehouse in that borough
Cornell University, School of Arts and Sciences, AB
Black Belt, GE Capital Real Estate
Memberships & Involvements
Real Estate Board of NY, Cornell Entrepreneurial Network, Cornell Real Estate Council, Young Men's/Women's Real Estate Association, Museum of American Finance
Mr. Warshauer has been conducting New York City historical walking tours for a variety of civic and professional organizations. This is the 32nd anniverary of his Lower Manhattan tour, "The Great Crashes of Wall Street", under the sponsorship of the Museum of American Finance on Wall Street.
Pepsi-Cola Bottling of NY, Brookfield Properties, Trinity Place Holdings, International Center for Transitional Justice, EMCOR, Aggreko LLC, Salvation Army, Open Space Institute
Miriam Harris is Executive Vice President of Trinity Place Holdings, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange real-estate development company.
“I have known Richard Warshauer for nearly twenty years.
Knowing Richard’s acumen, I decided to recommend that my company hire Richard last year to help us find a new home for our burgeoning company. The success of this enterprise led my company to hire Richard again to find us the perfect sales center space for our new construction luxury condominium building.
If you have experience with other leasing brokers, you will immediately realize how Richard is unique. Richard will listen to your requests, but he will also guide you based on his decades of experience in commercial real estate and human nature! In addition to willingly doing multiple site tours with the client, he will also run multiple financial analyses to ensure that you select the most cost-effective choice. Richard gets to the bottom of every extra and overtime and there is no cleaning spec too long or too boring for Richard to review to ensure that his customers are getting what is standard and then some. Lastly and most importantly, Richard reads the lease and does extensive calls with the customer and their lawyer to ensure the lease closes on acceptable terms.”
International Center for Transitional Justice, a global Non-Governmental Organization, is dedicated to helping societies in transition address legacies of massive human rights violations and building civic trust in state institutions as protectors or human rights.
We engaged Richard M. Warshauer of Colliers International for the relocation of our New York City headquarters. Changing economic conditions and extensive travel commitments of our principal executives were among the main challenges we needed to overcome to secure the new cost-efficient premises that met our new workplace strategy. Mr. Warshauer and Colliers acted as our outsource real estate function in the downtown Manhattan area, involved in every conceivable aspect of obtaining our new facility., The result was an extremely well-priced sublease, fully built out, in a modern Class A property with a flexible term. Mr. Warshauer’ s patience and perseverance on our behalf has been invaluable in helping us assemble a consensus of our stakeholders and all needed Board approvals, time-consuming and difficult tasks.
William C. Ferrero, Director of Capital Project, Empire State College (SUNY): Empire State College, a comprehensive college of the State University of New York specializing in adult and distance learning, has used Richard M. Warshauer of Colliers International for the past 26 years to assist in its commercial real estate needs in the downstate New York market. Richard’s patience and perseverance on our behalf has been invaluable in helping us with statutory approval process of the State University itself, the New York State Attorney General’s office and the Office of the State Comptroller, a time-consuming and difficult task. His passion in representing the best interests of his clients, his encyclopedic knowledge of the New York commercial real estate industry and unquestioned integrity make him an ideal tenant advocate and advisor.
David Williams, Senior Vice President of Bristol Group, Inc., was asset manager for 325 Hudson Street, NY,NY.
Richard M. Warshauer of Colliers International NY LLC has been our exclusive leasing agent at 325 Hudson Street, New York, NY since 2004. During that time, Richard took a 240,000 square foot property that was 50% vacant at the time of his engagement and, through his strategically targeted leasing program, successfully brought the office portion of the asset to 100% occupancy. He designed and executed a strategy to re-engineer the vacant portions of the building from a telco hotel to a more conventional office property, attracting such creditworthy tenants as Empire State College/SUNY, frog design, Travelocity and Pearson Education.
Mr. Warshauer has always acted with the highest professional and ethical standards.