Roshan Shah is an Executive Vice President in the Manhattan office of CBRE, advising local, national and international corporations and property owners on developing and executing their strategic real estate plans. He was previously named Senior Vice President in 2011, one of the youngest members of the firm globally to hold this title.
Throughout his career, Roshan has developed a wide-reaching network of key contacts that encompasses the Tri-State region, the U.S. and the globe—both within CBRE and the broader real estate community. His stellar reputation and these trusted relationships allow Roshan to transact real estate deals in virtually every major market to the benefit of his impressive client roster.
Roshan structures creative commercial real estate deals in the acquisition and disposition of properties on behalf of his clients—utilizing his unique ability to grasp the perspective of both owners and occupiers. He works with clients in a wide range of industries and sectors including technology, legal, non-profit and financial services, with an emphasis on hedge funds, private equity and venture capital firms. In addition, he is adept at leveraging CBRE’s robust platform of services to satisfy a host of real estate requirements for his clients beyond leasing and sales.
Some of his notable assignments include the landmark $1.8-billion purchase of 111 Eighth Avenue in New York City by Google—representing the largest commercial real estate purchase by a tenant in U.S. history. That same year, he advised Deka Immobilien (one of Germany’s largest asset managers) on its $123-million acquisition of 19 West 44th Street, and collaborated with Shorenstein Properties–one of the largest privately held real estate firms in the U.S.–on the sale of 125 Park Avenue, a 651,000-square-foot office tower, to SL Green Realty Corp. for $330 million.
Roshan has long served as a real estate advisor to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and its Principals, on a multitude of real estate matters. Roshan also represents many of the largest Indian companies on their real estate dealings throughout North America, including Reliance Industries and Tata Group.
As a landlord representative, Roshan partnered with MetLife for the leasing of 575 Fifth Avenue, a 520,000-square-foot Class A office property in Midtown Manhattan. He currently serves as leasing agent for Forest City Ratner on its two million-square-foot Downtown Brooklyn portfolio—playing an instrumental role in the leasing of approximately one million square feet of office space.
- Real Deal’s “Top 35 Real Estate Moguls in the Making”
- CBRE Multi-Million Dollar Producer
- CBRE National Recognition Conference Invitee
- CBRE Americas Top 10%