Paul Haskin has represented some of New York City’s most prominent tenants and owners in his 30 years in the industry. His experience entails strategic agency services, tenant representation, lease negotiation and value-driven consulting assignments. In recent years, he has taken on an increasing role as decision-maker for middle-market clients, focusing on aligning a company’s national real estate strategy with its business strategy, and completing deals in major urban centers across the country. His clients value him for his ability to identify opportunities, provide opinions of value and advise them on thoughtful growth strategies.
On the advisory side, Mr. Haskin represents a breadth of clients, from professional services firms to real estate-centric private equity funds to philanthropic organizations to entertainment/creative firms.
After a successful career as an entrepreneur, Mr. Haskin began his real estate career in 1985 at Helmsley-Spear Inc., and soon became the firm’s youngest Vice President. In 1991, Mr. Haskin joined Newmark & Company Real Estate, Inc., becoming a member of its Executive Committee prior to joining our firm (then Insignia/ESG) in 1998.
Inspired by New York City’s diversity, its role as a center of intellectual capital and its vibrant sports and entertainment scene, Mr. Haskin uses his knowledge of and love for the city to inform his deal-making acumen. A passionate sports fan and believer in the power of athletics to nurture youth and help them grow, Mr. Haskin has coached little league and tennis (and was a nationally ranked tennis player in college). He is a 30-year resident of the Upper East Side, where he lives with his wife, Lauren, and family who are involved with the New York City business community and philanthropic organizations.
Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
- Member, Board of Directors, The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
- Member, Committee for Economic Development (CED) of The Conference Board
- Senior Committee Member, Angel Club, Venture for America (VFA)
- Member, The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
- Member, Young Men's/Women's Real Estate Association (YMWREA)
- Boston University, School of Management
- Value-driven assignments include some of New York City’s most selective Midtown office towers catering to businesses in capital markets and luxury goods, such as 660 Madison Avenue, 551 Madison Avenue, 757 Third Avenue, 650 Fifth Avenue, 150 East 52nd Street (aka Tower 52), encompassing in excess of 1.5 million square feet.
- A broad breadth and “universe” of tenant representation, identifying short- and long-term real estate solutions to complement the business strategy of middle market and institutional companies in central business districts and urban centers across the country.
- Ground-up development of new products include 1325 Avenue of the Americas and 1601 Broadway, totaling more than 1 million square feet designed for institutional users.
- Specialized in developing emerging areas such as Midtown South (Flatiron District) as exclusive leasing agent for 915 Broadway, 235 Park Avenue South, 141 Fifth Avenue, 115 East 23rd Street and others, entailing approximately 500,000 square feet of product catering to creative and emerging businesses.
- Advisory roles for New York City real estate-driven private equity funds including Emmes Capital, Angelo Gordon, Stabilis Capital and Simon Baron Development Corp., Cove Capital and others.
- Institutional assignments for clients including Bank of New York, Deloitte & Touche, Emblem Health and others.
- 3COM Corporation
- Alliance Business Centers
- American Association of Advertising Agencies, Inc.
- Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires
- Cambridge Technology Partners, Inc.
- Cancer Care Inc.
- The Cantor/Seinuk Group
- Clarins Paris, Inc.
- Coblence & Warner, P.C.
- Crowe Horwath LLP
- Deloitte & Touche
- Dolce & Gabbana USA
- Dorsey & Whitney LLP
- FAB Industries, Inc.
- Fanatics, Inc.
- Firmenich, Inc.
- Girl Scouts Council of Greater New York
- Graubard & Miller LLP
- Hal Riney & Partners
- Hays and Company
- Hecht and Company
- Hugo Boss U.S.A., Inc.
- Loeb & Troper, P.C.
- The National Foundation of Cancer Care
- N.Y.C. Board of Education
- Orans, Elsen, Lupert & Brown
- O’Sullivan Graev & Karabell
- Playtex Apparel Inc.
- Rodgers & Hammerstein, Inc.
- Sara Lee Corp.
- Simon Baron Development