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. He recently secured a 35,000-sq.-ft. home for the fast-growing engineering department of a confidential ride-sharing client at 1400 Broadway and represented Seamless Web parent Grubhub in its 82,000-sq.-ft. renewal and expansion at 5 Bryant Park. 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.
- 2015 REBNY’s Robert T. Lawrence Award for Ingenuity (LinkedIn | Empire State Building)
- Recipient, CBRE’s Colbert Coldwell Circle, 2012-Present
- Member, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
- Licensed Real Estate Broker, New York
- Member, Young Men’s/Woman’s Real Estate Association (YMWREA)