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Bradley P. Gerla

Executive Vice President

Advisory & Transaction Services

Bradley P. Gerla Executive Vice President
Advisory & Transaction Services
New York City 200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166

Professional Experience


Widely regarded as one of New York’s premier leasing professionals, Bradley P. Gerla is an Executive Vice President at CBRE specializing in both landlord and tenant representation across Manhattan. As a leader in the commercial real estate world for more than three decades, he is consistently sought out by businesses, landlords and civic leaders to advise them on current and future real estate requirements.

Over the years, Mr. Gerla has developed a very successful niche of repositioning and leasing some of the world’s most iconic office buildings. As exclusive leasing agent, he currently controls more than 10 million sq. ft. of office space.  On the tenant side, he is a leader in representing corporations with operations across all Manhattan markets, focusing on developing creative real estate strategies on behalf of a wide variety of clients.

In the last two years, Mr. Gerla has completed three of New York City’s most significant real estate transactions:  On behalf of his exclusive client, MarketAxess, a leader in electronic trading platforms, he negotiated a complex transaction for its move to 85,000 square feet at MFA, Related Company and Oxford Properties’ new development at 55 Hudson Yards;

In 2016, in the largest deal in New York City, Mr. Gerla represented the ownership of 55 Water Street, The Retirement Systems of Alabama, in a complex transaction renewing S&P Global for 900,027 square feet; and finally, Mr. Gerla was awarded the Real Estate Board of New York’s “Deal of the Year” for representing ownership of 11 Madison Avenue in the leasing of 1.1 million sq. ft. to Credit Suisse for its U.S. headquarters, while simultaneously creating a building-within-a-building concept in the tower for Sony’s 550,000-sq.-ft. U.S. headquarters.

Frequently tapped by the media for his expertise, Mr. Gerla has been featured in a number of articles by leading media outlets, including the recent “Broker Sees More Upside Downtown,” Crain’s New York Business, April 21, 2014 and “Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick,” The Commercial Observer, May 1, 2012.

During his tenure at CBRE, Mr. Gerla has been named a Top 100 Producer and has been awarded CBRE’s Colbert Coldwell Circle Award several times. This award honors the firm’s most extraordinary performers – those professionals “forged in our firm’s tradition of integrity, exceptional performance and client service.” 

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations 

  • Chairman, Real Estate Board of New York Leasing Brokers Committee (2002 – present)
  • Awarded REBNY’s Most Ingenious Deal of the Year for 11 Madison Avenue, 2014
  • Honoree, St. Mary's Children's Hospital Tribute Dinner, 2018
  • Recipient, CBRE’s Colbert Coldwell Circle Award, 2008, 2014 and 2016
  • Named CoStar’s “New York City’s Power Broker,” 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2014 and 2016
  • Received the “Builders of Freedom Award” from State of Israel Bonds, 2009
  • Voted The Mann Foundation’s “Man of the Year,” 2008
  • Designated REBNY’s “Commercial Broker All-Star,” 2007 and 2008
  • Designated CBRE’s Top Producing Broker, Downtown, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Received NAIOP “Deal of the Year Award” for HIP’s  555,945-sq.-ft. lease at 55 Water Street, 2003
  • Voted the “Young Real Estate Man of the Year” by the YM/WREA, 2000
  • Chairman (1996) and Member, Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association (YM/WREA)
  • Member, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) (2008 – present)
  • Lower Manhattan Office Building Committee
  • Board Member, REBNY Advisory Board
  • Vice Chairman, State of Israel Bonds


  • Cortland State College, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • New York University, Diploma Program in Real Estate

Significant Assignments

  • Market Axess | 55 Hudson Yards  | Exclusive Tenant Rep
    –  Highly complex transaction, leased 85,000 sq. ft. at 55 Hudson Yards
    –  Included takeover of existing lease at 299 Park Avenue
    –  Leased an additional 25,000 sq. ft. at 560 Lexington Avenue for their short-term swing space
  • 55 Water Street | Retirement Systems of Alabama | Exclusive Agent
    –  Renewed S&P Global for 900,027 sq. ft.—the largest deal of 2016
    –  55 Water Street’s 3.8 MSF of space is now 98% leased
    –  Renewed Emblem Health for 450,000 sq. ft. in 2019
      –  Signed JustWorks for 270,000 sq. ft. in 2019
    • 11 Madison Avenue | CIM Group/Sapir Organization | Exclusive Agent, 2007-2014
      –  Received 2014 Real Estate Deal of the Year award
      –  Completed leases for Credit Suisse’s 1.1-million-sq.-ft. U.S. headquarters renewal—largest deal of 2014; and Sony’s 550,000-sq.-ft. U.S.     headquarters acquisition
    • 55 Broadway | Harbor Group International | Exclusive Agent
      –  360,000-sq.-ft. building is currently 98% leased
    • 3, 4 and 7 World Trade Center | Silverstein Properties | Exclusive Agent, 2005-2013
      –  7 WTC is 100% leased to such tenants as Moody’s, West LB and law firm WilmerHale
    • 111/115 Broadway | Capital Properties | Exclusive Agent
      –  Exclusive leasing agent for two iconic sister towers—currently 98% leased
    • 123 William Street | NYRT | Exclusive Agent
      –  98% leased
      –  Leased 500,000 RSF in 2015


    • APEX Clearing Group
    • Archer Daniels Midland
    • Capital Properties
    • Capstone Equities
    • The Carlyle Group
    • CIM Group
    • The Claremont Group
    • East End Capital
    • Green Oak Real Estate
    • Harbor Group International
    • Hatzel & Buehler
    • L&L Holdings Co., LLC
    • MarketAxess
    • Network Business Services
    • NYRT
    • Retirement Systems of Alabama
    • RK Futterman & Associates
    • The Sapir Organization
    • Silverstein Properties
    • Square Mile Capital
    • Stellar Management
    • The Trump Organization
    • TY Lin International
    • U.S. Attorney General
    • The Witkoff Group
    Bradley P. Gerla Executive Vice President
    Advisory & Transaction Services
    New York City 200 Park Avenue
    New York, NY 10166