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Derek Chanler-Berat

Managing Director

Derek Chanler-Berat

Managing Director
+1 212 9846512

New York City

200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166
+1 212 9848000
+1 212 9848040

Professional Experience

Derek Chanler-Berat is a Managing Director with the Integrated Transaction Solutions practice within Advisory & Transaction Services | Occupier at CBRE.  With a unique blend of experience in management consulting and real estate, Mr. Chanler-Berat helps companies optimize their real estate occupancy to meet the dynamic needs of their business. He has advised numerous Fortune 500 firms across many industries and has a track record of developing creative solutions and delivering superior outcomes.

Mr. Chanler-Berat has over 14 years of experience in the real estate industry.  Before joining CBRE, Mr. Chanler-Berat led the New York based Asset Strategies Team at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, helped build the Strategic Consulting practice at Savills Studley, and served as a consultant in Ernst & Young’s Real Estate Advisory Services practice.

Areas of Specialization

  • Management Consulting
  • HQ / Large Transaction Strategy
  • Real Estate Portfolio Optimization
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Location Advisory

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

HQ and Large Transaction Strategy:
Mr. Chanler-Berat assists clients to plan and deliver their largest, most complex and highest risk real estate transactions.  With broad experience across the real estate lifecycle, he integrates CBRE’s platform experts (e.g. labor analytics, capital markets / finance, workplace, local market) to provide truly seamless, integrated and high impact solutions.

Portfolio Strategy:
Helping clients develop long-term plans to optimize their real estate portfolio to meet the changing needs of their business in the most cost efficient way possible, Mr. Chanler-Berat’s expertise includes portfolio rationalization/transformation and metro-area strategy.

Predictive Analytics:
Mr. Chanler-Berat leads the effort to research, develop and deploy next-generation tools and techniques to support real estate strategy.  These tools include: statistical forecasting for market rent and headcount / demand; footprint and flexibility optimization; and lease options pricing.

Significant Assignments


Time Warner – NYC – Metro Strategy and Acquisition – 4M SF
Bank of America – NYC – Metro Strategy – 5M SF
Morgan Stanley – NYC – Metro Strategy – 5M SF
Confidential Media Co. – NYC – HQ Strategy, Repurchase and Sublease – 700k SF
Time Inc. – Birmingham, AL – Sale Leaseback – 300k SF
Verisk – Jersey City, NJ – Early Renewal – 400k SF
Corning – Charlotte, NC – HQ Relocation Strategy & Execution – 200k SF

Derek Chanler-Berat

Managing Director
+1 212 9846512

New York City

200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166
+1 212 9848000
+1 212 9848040