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Shawn Rosenthal, Executive Vice President

Shawn Rosenthal

Executive Vice President

Shawn Rosenthal Executive Vice President
New York City 200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166

Professional Experience

Shawn Rosenthal joined CBRE as an Executive Vice President in the Debt and Structured Finance Group in June of 2013. He is primarily responsible for all aspects of the origination and underwriting process including sourcing, evaluating, structuring, and negotiating investment and finance opportunities for all property types throughout the United States with a focus on New York City. Over the past decade he has closed approximately 120 transactions for more than $6 billion across the country.

Prior to joining CBRE, Shawn was a Principal of the Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group where he worked from 2000-2013. In 1997-2000, he practiced real estate law at Thacher Proffitt and Wood, a large New York City-based law firm, which worked on a broad range of real estate finance and corporate transactions. Prior to law school, he worked at KPMG for two years as both an auditor and tax associate. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Economics from Queens College, a CPA degree, and Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law.

Shawn is an expert in the mezzanine debt markets and spends significant time on joint venture equity transactions, often speaking on panels at industry conferences. He has authored several articles on these topics and recently completed a chapter in a the Real Estate Capital Markets Handbook, a text utilized in European business schools.

Industry awards and achievements include: Winner of 2008 Edward S. Gordon Memorial Award by REBNY for arranging $700M of debt and equityfinancing for the acquisition of 650 Madison Avenue. 2010 Forty under 40 - Real Estate Forum magazine. 2009 Stars are Rising – Real Estate New York. 2006 Rising Star in the Industry – New York Real Estate Weekly.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • National Multifamily Housing Council    
  • Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)   
  • Urban Land Institute       
  • New York State Bar Association       


  • New York Real Estate Broker License
  • New York State Licensed Attorney
  • New York Licensed C.P.A.        


  • New York University School of Law, Juris Doctorate
  • Queens College, Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Economics       

Partial Transaction List

Representative Property Financing ​Transaction Amount ($M) ​Type of Asset
​650 Madison Avenue | New York, NY ​$700  ​Office
HSBC Tower | New York, NY​ ​$400 ​Office
​Waterfront at Pu’uloa | Ewa Beach, HI ​$178 ​Multifamily
​Self Storage Portfolio | New York, NY ​$175 ​Self storage
​One South Wacker | Chicago, IL ​$165 ​Office
​NYC BlackRock Portfolio ​$141 ​Multifamily
​Wvyerwood Apartments | Los Angeles, CA  ​$141 ​Multifamily
​Summerfield | Landover, MD  ​$130 ​Multifamily
​1412 Broadway | New York, NY ​$100  ​Office
​Avion Business Park Portfolio | Chantilly, VA ​$100 ​Office
​4 New York Plaza | New York, NY ​$78 ​Office
​960 Avenue of the Americas | New York, NY  ​$75 ​Hotel
Shawn Rosenthal Executive Vice President
New York City 200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166