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John P. Maher

Vice Chairman

Advisory & Transaction Services

John P. Maher Vice Chairman
Advisory & Transaction Services
New York City 200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166

Professional Experience

John P. Maher is a Vice Chairman of CBRE and an exceptionally dedicated member of the organization, having begun his career with the firm as the inaugural participant in CBRE’s highly regarded “Wheel” program. His strong tenant-side focus has led to the leasing of more than five million square feet of space with an aggregate value of close to $4 billion. On the agency side, he currently represents Boston Properties’ world-renowned GM Building. He also represents 1271 Avenue of the Americas, the former Time Life Building, owned by Rockefeller Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Estate; this two-million-square-foot asset is currently undergoing an extensive $300 million renovation and repositioning led by celebrated architecture firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. In addition, John has been the leasing agent for Class A properties owned by Hines Interests, Jaymont Properties and CBRE Investors. 

One of CBRE’s leading leasing consultants, John is valued for his consistency, broad range of skills, creative problem-solving abilities and client focus. A member of the Colbert Coldwell Circle (the top 3% of all producers nationwide) and the Chairman’s Club (the top 100 professionals worldwide) numerous times, John has been CBRE’s number one New York City leasing broker three times. 

John’s clients have taken him all over the world—besides most major U.S. cities, he has negotiated transactions for clients in London, Paris, Tokyo, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Geneva, San Juan and San José. He uses the relationships he has developed in his 28 years at CBRE to work with the best professionals in each market, keeping his clients in sure hands—and ensuring they reap the benefits of CBRE’s standing as the world’s number one commercial real estate services firm.

Frequently quoted in major publications, John has been published in the New York Law Journal, appeared as a guest on various television news programs and lectured for the New York State Bar Association. 

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Commercial Board of Governors, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
  • CBRE's NYC Group Leader
  • CBRE's Law Firm Practice Group  
  • Board Member, The Touchdown Club of New York 
  • Mentor, NYC Board of Education 


  • New York University Stern School of Business, Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance

Significant Assignments

 Square Feet  Transaction Type
 Boston Properties/GM Building  2,000,000  Agency Representation
 Rockefeller Group/1271 AoA  2,000,000  Agency Representation
 Saatchi & Saatchi  815,000  Renewal and Restructure
 Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe  248,000  Relocation
 Morrison & Foerster, LLP  200,000  Anchor to New Development
 Morrison & Foerster, LLP  170,000  Renewal/Expansion
 Scient, New York City  170,000  Anchor to New Development
 Baker & Hostetler, LLP  154,000  Lease
 Bayerische Landesbank (BayernLB)  120,000  Renewal/Equity Interest in Building
 Morgan & Finnegan  103,000  Expansion
 Sumitomo Real Estate  1,160,000   Building Sale



  • National Hemophilia Foundation
  • New York Society of Securities Analysts
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • United Nations Foundation



  • Arkin Schaffer & Supino
  • Baker & Hostetler, LLP
  • Caesar & Napoli, LLP
  • Morrison & Foerster, LLP
  • Wood Lucksinger & Epstein, LLP
  • Baker & Botts, LLP
  • Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, LLP
  • Morgan and Finnegan, LLP
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP


Advertising Media

  • Ally & Gargano
  • Conill Advertising
  • InVentive
  • Rosetta
  • Steinert & Associates
  • Capital Cities/ABC
  • Harte Hanks
  • MMC Communication
  • Saatchi & Saatchi
  • Starcom Media
  • Team One Advertising

 Japanese Firms

  • Fuji Photo Film USA
  • Itochu USA, Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Estate
  • Orix USA
  • Prominent USA
  • Sumitomo Real Estate
  • Toyota
  • Toyota Tsusho


  • BP Amoco
  • Riverstone Holdings
  • Pennzoil
  • Shell Oil Company


Financial Services

  • BayernLB
  • Eastbridge Capital
  • Gerard Klauer Mattison & Co.
  • Morgan Stanley & Company
  • Cartesian Capital
  • Eurohypo AG
  • Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin
  • OCBC Bank
  • Perella Weinberg Partners

Consumer Products, Manufacturing & Trading

  • General Motors
  • Towers Watson


  • Bain & Company
  • Scient
  • McKinsey & Company, Inc.

John P. Maher Vice Chairman
Advisory & Transaction Services
New York City 200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166
Colbert Coldwell Circle

Colbert Coldwell Circle

Our top 3% of producers, who exemplify our firm's tradition of integrity, exceptional performance and client service.