James Murphy


Executive Managing Director

About

Professional Summary

An industry veteran with more than 30 years of real estate investment experience, Mr. Murphy has been involved in transactions across the United States with a primary focus on the New York commercial market. He has exclusively represented sellers of office, retail, multi-family and development properties. In addition, he advises select investors on acquisitions.

Mr. Murphy has structured and renegotiated long-term net leases for office and residential properties, negotiated joint ventures, recapitalizations, and equity syndications.

Mr. Murphy is an Advisory Committee member of the Colliers Institutional Investment Services Group, which oversees the operations of the national team and is responsible for strategic planning.

Mr. Murphy is a member of Colliers Institutional Investment Services Group, a board member of Colliers Global Investment Services, and the Northeast Regional Director of Colliers Asset Resolutions Team.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Murphy held positions as the Senior Managing Director of the New York Capital Markets Group of CB Richard Ellis. He also was a Managing Director of Cushman & Wakefield’s Financial Services Group. Prior to that he was Senior Director of Valuation Advisory Services for Cushman & Wakefield where he was awarded the MAI (Member of the Appraisal Institute) designation.

Accomplishments

$394 million sale of One Mellon Center, Pittsburgh

$221 million sale of 24, 28 and 40 West 25th Street

1.5 million sf lease extension of One Mellon Center, on behalf of the landlord, Philip Morris Capital Corp.

$187 million acquisition of 222 East 41st Street, NY, on behalf of the UN Pension fund

$121 million sale of a 21 property retail portfolio on behalf of NY Life

$111 million sale of a two-building NY office portfolio to Carlyle, Brickman Associates and DivcoWest.

$88 million acquisition and capitalization of Douglas Entrance Office Park Coral Gables on behalf of HCI Consult, a German Close End fund.

 

Services:

  • Investment Services / Capital Markets

Property Type:

  • Retail
  • Multifamily-Apartment
  • Office
  • Land

Clients:

American Realty Advisors, Brickman Associates, Capmark, Carlyle, CFH, CitiGroup, DivcoWest, HSBC, JP Morgan, L&B Realty Advisors, Lloyds, Metlife, New York Life, Philip Morris Capital, Principal Financial, and Torchlight.

Education:

Mr. Murphy is a graduate of Pace University and attended the London School of Economics.

Memberships & Involvements:

Appraisal Institute; Real Estate Board of NY

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