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Sacha Zarba

Vice Chairman

Sacha Zarba

Vice Chairman
Advisory & Transaction Services
+1 212 9848317

New York City

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

Professional Experience

Sacha Zarba is a Vice Chairman in the Midtown Manhattan office of CBRE. Representing tenants in Midtown, Downtown and Midtown South, Sacha has unmatched experience in working with Manhattan’s leading innovation companies across the technology, financial and advertising and media industries.

Sacha's expertise is well-known throughout the technology community. He is the “go-to” advisor, offering insights gained from his years of partnering with leading innovation/tech firms throughout the city. Most recently, he secured a 35,000-sq.-ft. home for the fast-growing engineering department of a confidential ride-sharing client at 1400 Broadway. Other notable 2017 transactions include a 40,000-sq.-ft. lease for data and location analytics leader Foursquare at 50 West 23rd Street; a 70,000-sq.-ft. headquarter relocation for the burgeoning men’s grooming company, Harry’s to 1 Hudson Square; a 50,000-sq.-ft renewal and lease restructure for Oxo at Chelsea’s 601 West 26th Street; and two deals for divisions of Estee Lauder: the 85,000-sq.-ft. relocation of the MAC Cosmetics division to 1 Soho Square, Soho’s newest redevelopment, and a renewal and a 45,000-sq.-ft. lease restructure for Bumble & bumble at Meatpacking’s 415 West 13th Street.  Additionally, Sacha helped to secure the first NYC offices for leading tech giants Alibaba and Netflix in the Meatpacking and Chelsea neighborhoods of Manhattan.

In 2016, Sacha secured the first NYC headquarters office for PayPal—a 95,000- sq.-ft. lease with an exclusive roof deck and a private entrance at 95 Morton Street. In that year, he also represented one of NYC’s leading high-frequency trading firms, Hudson River Trading in its 80,000-sq.-ft. relocation to 4 World Trade Center.  Just prior, he arranged an 80,000-sq.-ft. renewal and lease extension for rapidly expanding web-based medical booking company Zocdoc at 568 Broadway; and represented Blue Apron, the ingredient-and-recipe meal kit service in its 45,000-sq.ft. headquarters lease at 40 West 23rd Street, and Chicago-based health-tech leader Outcome Health for its 55,000-sq.-ft. lease at 330 West 34th Street.

Sacha’s client roster is a “who’s who” of technology firms with New York City offices. He expanded Etsy, one of Brooklyn’s most significant office occupiers, to a groundbreaking new location in DUMBO Heights. The 2014 transaction—225,000 sq. ft.—represented Brooklyn’s largest deal in more than a decade and helped give birth to a new submarket in DUMBO that has since seen tremendous activity from other leading technology-related firms. And after helping secure LinkedIn’s first office space in New York City in 2010—then totaling 6,000 sq. ft.—Sacha renewed and expanded the professional networking giant in its NYC headquarters in the Empire State Building to create a unique “vertical campus.” That 126,000-square-foot expansion was awarded the industry’s most prestigious honor—REBNY’s Most Ingenious Deal of the Year Award—taking home the Robert T. Lawrence Memorial Award for 2015, and bringing LinkedIn’s total in the building to nearly 300,000 sq. ft.

Sacha is regularly named to CBRE’s prestigious Colbert Coldwell Circle, the company’s top 100 performers across the Americas.

Achievements


  • 2015 REBNY’s Robert T. Lawrence Award for Ingenuity (LinkedIn | Empire State Building)
  • Recipient, CBRE’s Colbert Coldwell Circle, 2012-Present


Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

 

  • Member, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, New York
  • Member, Young Men’s/Woman’s Real Estate Association (YMWREA)

Panel/Moderator Appearances

  • Panel Speaker, REBNY: “New York City Market Forecast - Where Are We Now? and Where Are We Going?”
  • Panel Speaker, Bisnow: “Brooklyn State of The Market”
  • Panel Speaker, Gensler: "Evaluating Today & Planning Tomorrow"
  • Panel Speaker, Metropolitan New York Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, Fall Conference: "New York City’s Changing Economy – Who, What or Where is TAMI?"
  • Panel Speaker, Commercial Observer: “The Brooklyn Renaissance”
  • Panel Speaker, Commercial Observer: "Upgrade New York: Technology, Energy Efficiency, and Meeting the Needs of NYC's Technology Tenants"
  • REBNY Panel Moderator: “No Sleep Til Brooklyn - The growth and emergence of one of NYC’s most important markets.”
  • Panel Speaker: “State of Brooklyn 2014: The Hip Borough Grows Up”
  • Panel Speaker, IDA NY: “Future of NYC” Event
  • Panel Speaker, 2013 Internet Week:  “Technology & Real Estate”
  • Panel Speaker, REBNY: “A Tenant’s Perspective from Start-up to Mega Tenant”
  • Panel Speaker, NYEDC: “New York: The Innovation Economy”

Education


  • University of New York at New Paltz, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration; graduated with honors
  • New York University Real Estate Institute specializing in Commercial Leasing

Significant Assignments


 
  Tenant
  Location
   Lease Type

Size (RSF)

LinkedIn Corp.   350 Fifth Avenue    Renewal/Expansion 300,000   
Etsy
  117 Adams Street (Brooklyn)
   Expansion
225,000   
Dentsu McGarry Bowen  
 601 West 26th Street
 Renewal/Expansion
 200,000   
Estee Lauder  28 West 23rd Street Expansion 100,000   
PayPal
 95 Morton Street
 New Lease
 95,000   
High5 Games  1 World Trade Center New Lease    90,000   
Mediaocean  620 Ave. of the Americas     Relocation 88,000   
Estee Lauder (Mac)
 130 Prince Street
 Renewal/Expansion
 65,000   
Criteo   387 Park Avenue South   New Lease 60,000   
ZocDoc
  568 Broadway

Renewal/Expansion 

 55,000   
Man Financial  452 Fifth Avenue New Lease 55,000   
TED Conferences  330 Hudson Street Relocation/Expansion 52,000   
Tremor Video  1501 Broadway New Lease 51,000   
Fab.com
  95 Morton Street
 Relocation
48,000   
Square 375
  West Broadway
 First NYC Office
 43,000   
Mashable
 114 Fifth Avenue
 Relocation
 40,000   
eBay, Inc.
 625 Ave. of the Americas
 First NYC Office Expansion
 35,000   

Clients

technology

  • Alibaba
  • Box
  • Blue Apron
  • eBay
  • Etsy
  • Foursquare
  • Greenhouse
  • Groupon
  • Harry's
  • High5 Games
  • High5 Games
  • Industrious
  • LinkedIn
  • Mashable
  • Netflix
  • Paypal
  • Pintrest
  • Sisense
  • TED Conferences
  • ZocDoc

Advertising & Media

  • AKQA
  • Berlin Cameron
  • Dentsu McGarry Bowen
  • Grey Healthcare
  • Haymarket Media
  • Hogarth Worldwide
  • Ogilvy & Mather
  • WPP Group
  • Young & Rubicam
  • Ziff Davis Publications

Sports Management

  • Excel Sports
  • Legends Hospitality
  • Sports Capital Partners

Financial

  • Avenue Capital Group
  • Caspian Capital
  • Crystal & Company
  • Golub Capital
  • Man Investments
  • Paul Capital Partners
  • Roc Capital Management
  • SRS Investment Management


Legal

  • Kobre & Kim LLP
  • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP
  • Susman Godfrey, LLP
  • Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner, LLP

Education

  • City University of New York (CUNY)

Landlord

  • Boston Properties, Inc.
  • Normandy Real Estate Partners
  • Rudin Management

Other

  • Bliss Spa, LLC
  • Estee Lauder Companies
  • Swiss Reinsurance
  • Wellcare Health Plans
 

Sacha Zarba

Vice Chairman
Advisory & Transaction Services
+1 212 9848317

New York City

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