Cushman & Wakefield, a global leader in commercial real estate services, announced today that Mark S. Weiss has joined the firm’s New York office brokerage group as Executive Vice Chairman.
Mr. Weiss, widely regarded as one of the leading commercial real estate brokerage professionals in New York, has more than three decades of experience in commercial real estate.
“Any time you have the opportunity to bring over the caliber of talent and experience of someone like Mark, you jump at it,” said Ron Lo Russo, President, New York Tri-State Region. “He is an industry veteran with an exceptional background of going the extra mile for his clients, and his skills and expertise complement our deep bench of professionals. We’re really excited to welcome Mark to the firm as we embark on a bright new future for Cushman & Wakefield into 2016 and beyond.”
Mr. Weiss joins Cushman & Wakefield from Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF), where he served as a Vice Chairman. In his career, he has completed more than 1,800 transactions comprising a broad range of sizes, scope and innovation and twice won the Real Estate Board of New York’s Most Ingenious Deal of the Year Award. As a leader in the tenant representative practice at NGKF, Mr. Weiss has represented, among others, the following clients; Cleary Gottlieb, The Blackstone Group, Osler, SEIU 32-BJ, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, Catholic Charities, Duane Morris, Kasowitz Benson, AppNexus, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Mintz, Levin, Publishers Clearinghouse, Jackson Lewis, Cornell University, Columbia University, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Corning Incorporated, Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company, Ropes & Gray and the Children’s Aid Society.
In 2015, Mr. Weiss led teams that closed the two most noteworthy land assemblages for healthcare institutions in New York City; securing most of a City block at 73rd Street and the FDR Drive for a new campus for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Hunter College, as well as a full City block in Harlem for a Proton Beam Research and Therapy Center to treat pediatric cancers. This new facility will be jointly owned by Memorial Sloan Kettering, Montefiore Hospital, Mt. Sinai Medical Center and ProHealth Medical Management.
When asked about his decision to join Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Weiss commented, “I am delighted to be part of Cushman & Wakefield and hope I can contribute in a meaningful way towards leadership’s vision of creating the strongest commercial real estate brokerage and advisory firm in the world.”
Mr. Weiss is a graduate of Syracuse University. He is also a graduate of the David Rockefeller Fellows Class of 2005 and is on The Commercial Board of Directors of The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY). Additionally, he is on the board of directors of The Achilles Track Club (TAC), and The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC). In addition to serving on these boards, Mr. Weiss is also a published author, having written an acclaimed book on the impact of breast cancer on the spouse of a breast cancer patient.