Jeffrey Newman, Senior Vice President of Empire State Realty Trust, supervises leasing and operations for the REIT’s Greater NY Metropolitan portfolio of Class-A, multi-tenanted office properties comprised of 1.875 MM square feet within five different assets located within Fairfield and Westchester Counties, as well as a fully entitled office development site located immediately adjacent to Metro Center and the Stamford Transportation Center.
Mr. Newman has thirty-seven years of commercial real estate experience, including nearly twenty-four years with Empire State Realty Trust and its predecessor legacy companies, during which he has concluded more than 7 MM square feet of office leasing transactions. Earlier in his career, Mr. Newman served as general counsel for Merritt 7 Corporate Park, as Vice President and General Counsel for Collins Enterprises (formerly Collins Development Corporation, and as an attorney in the real estate department of the Manhattan office of the national law firm Fulbright & Jaworski (formerly Reavis & McGrath).
Mr. Newman serves on the Boards of Directors of the Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of the Real Estate Finance Association (REFA) and the Stamford Partnership, as well as on the March of Dimes Fairfield County Real Estate Breakfast Awards Committee. Mr. Newman is also a past president of the New York City/Westchester and Fairfield Counties Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and a past Executive Committee member of the Westchester Chapter of Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). He is a member of CoreNet, ULI, and REBNY, and has participated as a panelist or moderator at several real estate industry events, including programs and conferences sponsored by NAIOP, Bisnow, ULI, Real Estate Exchange, REFA, The Business Council of Westchester, RealShare, and Westchester and Fairfield Chapters of BOMA.
A cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the law school at George Washington University, Mr. Newman is a member of the New York State and Connecticut bars, and formerly served on the Executive Committee to the Real Estate Section of the Connecticut bar.