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Ben Shapiro

Senior Vice President

Advisory & Transaction Services

Ben Shapiro Senior Vice President
Advisory & Transaction Services
East Brunswick 2 Tower Center Blvd.
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Professional Experience

A 33-year veteran of commercial real estate, Ben Shapiro joined CBRE in April 2012. Ben’s area of focus lies in Middlesex, Somerset and Mercer Counties. Throughout his career, he has completed transactions with such companies as Vonage, General Electric, Carter Wallace, Marriott Corporation, MedPointe Healthcare, Akzo Nobel Corporation, Johnson Controls, Lehman Brothers, K. Hovnanian Companies and United Stationers Supply Company.

Ben completed a 350,000-square-foot headquarters office lease for Vonage, the leading provider of Voice Over the Internet (VOIP) communications services in the world. Additionally, he completed a 575,000-square-foot regional distribution facility for United Stationers Supply Company, the top office supply distributor in the United States. Ben also executed a 417,000-square-foot long-term lease with MAP International, a prominent manufacturer of computer cabinetry. Ben recently represented MedPointe in its sale of 200 acres of residential land to the K. Hovnanian Companies.
Before joining CBRE, Ben was one of two Grubb & Ellis professionals who led a team of six people in the liquidation of the leasehold assets of the Rickels Home Center chain. The portfolio consisted of 51 separate leaseholds throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. These assets were comprised of 2.7 million square feet of retail space and an 800,000-square-foot corporate headquarters distribution facility. The team was successful in procuring a contract of sale for the bulk of the portfolio with Staples within 75 days of being given the assignment.

Ben completed one of the largest investment sale transactions in New Jersey history, selling a 2.3 million-square-foot industrial complex for the Curtiss-Wright Corporation in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey. 



  • Grubb & Ellis Circle of Excellence
  • Grubb & Ellis President’s Council
  • Mack-Cali Deal of the Year Award
  • CoStar Power Broker


  • Northeastern University, Bachelor of Science, Finance and Management


Partial Transaction List


  • Hercules Inc./Ashland Chemical, 1,460 Acres, Owner Representation
  • Curtiss Wright Corporation, 2,300,000 SF, Purchaser Representation
  • United Stationers Supply Company, 575,000 SF, Occupier Representation
  • Commercial Realty Group, 417,000 SF, Agency Representation
  • Vonage, 350,000 SF, Occupier Representation
  • Verizon, 288,000 SF, Agency Representation
  • United Stationers Supply Company, 190,840 SF, Seller Representation
  • Lagasse, 103,000 SF, Occupier Representation
  • Lehman Brothers, 101,000 SF, Seller Representation
  • GE Capital, 101,000 SF, Occupier & Seller Representation
  • MedPointe HealthCare, 212 Acres, Seller Representation




  • Curtiss-Wright Corporation
  • Commercial Realty Group
  • GE Capital
  • Hercules Inc./Ashland Chemical
  • Lagasse
  • Lehman Brothers
  • MedPointe Healthcare
  • United Stationers Supply Co.
  • Verizon
  • Vonage
Ben Shapiro Senior Vice President
Advisory & Transaction Services

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