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John Morrill, Vice President

John Morrill

Vice President, Director of Transaction Management

John Morrill

Vice President, Director of Transaction Management
Transaction Execution & Management
+1 212 9847198
+1 212 9846640

New York City

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

Professional Experience​

As Vice President, Director of Transaction Management in CBRE's New York Transaction Management Hub, John Morrill is responsible for providing real estate strategic planning and transaction management services to multi national corporations, municipalities and governmental authorities.  Clients include The City of New York, New York Health and Hospitals Corporation, Consolidated Edison, Inc. and Cegedim Dendrite.

Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Morrill was head of real estate for Consolidated Edison where he managed a 4.4 million square foot portfolio of commercial property and completed several major dispositions and acquisitions.  Dispositions included one of the largest land sales in Manhattan, 8.9 acres of land just south of the United Nations to Fisher Brothers and Solow Development including negotiation of a risk transfer agreement with AIG and TRC Companies for the demolition and remediation of the properties.  Acquisitions included identification and purchase of several land parcels between one and four acres each for the construction of electrical distribution infrastructure.  Con Edison’s tenants included RCN Companies and JetBlue’s national headquarters. 

Prior to Con Edison Mr. Morrill was a Property Manager and Site Development Director for Sprint PCS, a start up wireless telecommunications company, for the build out of the New York metropolitan area and the northeast region.  Mr. Morrill also has prior real estate experience working in the public sector were he completed leasing assignments for over two million square feet of office, retail and industrial space and managed a portfolio of over one hundred commercial leases.​​​

Partial Client List​

  • Cegedim Dendrite
  • The City of New York
  • Consolidated Edison, Inc. 
  • New York Health and Hospitals Corporation
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Significant Assignments

  • A 150,000 square foot lease for the New York City Board of Elections at 450 West 33rd Street in Manhattan
  • Renegotiation of a lease agreement with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey  to facilitate the reconstruction of an electric substation at Seven World Trade Center that was destroyed on September 11th.  Rebuilding included negotiation of a $50 million construction contract with Tishman Construction, $10 million in design contracts, and reciprocal easement agreements between Con Edison and Silverstein Properties for the construction of an office tower above the substation.
  • The sale of 8.9 acres of land partially occupied by a Con Edison steam generating station, consisting of five city blocks (over five million developable square feet) along First Avenue between East 35th and East 41st Streets.  The contract of sale included a separate agreement for demolition, remediation and environmental risk transfer insurance.
  • The sale to LCOR of 18,000 square feet of vacant land on Avenue of the Americas in Chelsea.
  • The purchase of 25,000 square feet of land formerly occupied by an auto dealership on Eleventh Avenue in Manhattan for Con Edison.
  • The sublease of Con Edison’s Queens Headquarters consisting of 130,000 square feet of first class office space in Forest Hills.
  • A 130,000 square foot data center lease for the Financial Information and Services Agency in Midtown Manhattan, and a 400,000 square foot headquarters lease for the New York City Fire Department at MetroTech in Brooklyn.

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John Morrill

Vice President, Director of Transaction Management
Transaction Execution & Management
+1 212 9847198
+1 212 9846640

New York City

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