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Michael Liss

Senior Vice President

Michael Liss

Senior Vice President
+1 212 9848225
+1 212 9848040

New York City

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

Professional Experience

 

Michael Liss is a Senior Vice President with CBRE, Inc. in New York City. His responsibilities are to provide corporate clients with strategic real estate advisory services. Michael brings more than 18 years of real estate experience to the firm, having completed a wide variety of complex transactions totaling more than 5 million square feet. His ability to understand the implications of transaction structures enables him to utilize the appropriate resources in order to align his client’s real estate occupancy strategies with the support of their business needs.

Prior to his tenure at CBRE, Michael worked five years at the Trammell Crow Company where he worked in the Corporate Advisory Service (CAS) group. During this time he was responsible for negotiating commercial leasing transactions and enhancing asset value. 

During his career, Michael has represented and advised prominent corporations such as American Express, Bank of Montreal, Nielsen Media, Royal Bank of Canada and McGraw-Hill Financial in various acquisition, disposition and consolidation assignments.


Professional Affiliations / Accreditations​

  • Member, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
  • Member, Brandeis University Alumni Association
  • Member, Big Siblings Program, New York, NY


    Education

  • Brandeis University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Significant Assignments 

  • Selected by the U.S. General Services Adminstration (GSA) to function as a pre-approved service provider for Region 2, which is comprised of New York State, New Jersey, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Multiple/repeat acquisition/disposition assignments upon behalf of American Express, Ameriprise Financial Services, The McGraw Hill Companies; Bank of Montreal, Nielsen Media, Royal Bank of Canada, Oce North America and Marriott.
Acquisitions
  • Representation of McGraw Hill Financial in a renewal of 900,000 square foot at 55 Water Street.
  • Representation of Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets in the bifurcation of its New York offices to 207,000 square feet at 30 Hudson Street in Jersey City, New Jersey.
  • Representation of American Express in a lease expansion of 197,000 square feet at 3 World Financial Center.
  • Representation of American Express Publishing in an early renewal of its 143,000 square foot lease at 1120 Avenue of the Americas.
  • Representation of Nielsen Media in the relocation of its New York office to 130,000 square feet at 85 Broad Street.
  • Representation of Royal Bank of Canada Wealth Management division in a renewal and expansion of 63,000 square feet at 1211 Avenue of the Americas.
  • Representation of Bank of Montreal in a lease expansion of 56,000 square feet at 3 Times Square.
  • Representation of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in the relocation of its executive office to 40,000 square feet at 7 World Trade Center.
  • Representation of Morningstar, Inc. in the relocation of its executive office to 30,000 square feet at 4 World Trade Center.

Disposition/Lease Terminations
  • Representation of McGraw-Hill Financial in the lease termination of 420,000 RSF at 1221 Avenue of the Americas with The Rockefeller Group.
  • Representation of Nielsen Media in the lease termination of 157,000 RSF at 770 Broadway to Facebook and High5 Games.
  • Representation of American Express in the disposition of 316,000 RSF at its World Headquarters at 200 Vesey Street to Federal Reserve Bank, Metropolitan Transit Authority and Royal Bank of Canada.
  • Representation of McGraw-Hill Financial in the disposition of 243,000 RSF at 2 Penn Plaza to Proskauer Rose, Jacobs Engineering, Madison Square Garden and Beacon Health Systems.

Clients

  • American Express
  • AMA Capital Partners LLC
  • Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
  • Anvil Knitwear
  • Bank of Montreal
  • Benfield Holdings, Inc.
  • BIDS Trading
  • Bilinguals
  • Charter Brokerage
  • Claims Conference
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)
  • Equitable Life Assurance Society
  • Financial Guaranty Insurance Company
  • Frette
  • FTI Consulting
  • Marriott
  • Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance
  • McGraw-Hill Financial
  • Morningstar
  • Nielsen Media
  • OCE North America
  • Pitney Hardin Kipp & Szuch
  • Platzer Swergold Karlin Levine & Jaslow
  • Princeton Consultants
  • Prudential Securities
  • Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Scandinavian Tourism Board
  • Schlesinger Associates
  • vente-privee USA




Michael Liss

Senior Vice President
+1 212 9848225
+1 212 9848040

New York City

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