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Laurence Briody, Jr.

Executive Vice President

Advisory & Transaction Services

Laurence Briody, Jr. Executive Vice President
Advisory & Transaction Services
New York City 200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166

Professional Experience

Laurence P. Briody, Jr., an Executive Vice President at CBRE, serves the unique requirements of a diverse range of clients, working on both the tenant representation and landlord agency sides. Valued for his exceptional client dedication as well as his problem-solving abilities, Laurence combines technical training—including a background in both finance and sustainable design—with nearly twenty years of real-world industry experience. 

His enthusiasm is driven by his ability to grasp the underlying business objectives of his clients and tailor real estate solutions that specifically address these objectives—an approach that has earned him many long-term relationships with his clients, who seek out his advice for far more than real estate transactions. Mr. Briody brings this spirit to his role as the New York Practice Leader of CBRE’s National Nonprofit Practice Group, providing mission-centered strategies that answer the needs of the nonprofit clients he serves.

Mr. Briody joined CBRE in 1996. He is one of a few LEED Accredited Professionals in CBRE’s New York brokerage—an asset that gives him uncommon insight into the “green” requirements of his clients. In the course of his career, he has been CBRE’s Top Associate and a recipient of the Chairman’s Award.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Member, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
  • Member, Young Men’s and Women’s Real Estate Association
  • Villanova University, Villanova Scholarship Alumni Interview Committee
  • New York Practice Leader, CBRE National Nonprofit Practice Group
  • LEED Accredited Professional


  • New York University's Stern School of Business, Masters of Business Administration Adminstration; recipient of the Armando John Garville Memorial Scholarship

  • Villanova University, Bachelor of Science in Finance, Cum Laude

Significant Assignments 

  • 1199 SEIU National Benefit Funds | Recently completed an intensive space utilization study for the funds, which resulted in a strategy to reduce occupancy for this 400,000-SF user by as much as 30%. Strategy implementation is currently underway.
  • New York State Health Foundation | Assisted the foundation in the relocation and expansion of its headquarters, with minimal disruption to its mission and capital budget
  • Allen & Overy | 136,000-SF acquisition at 1221 Avenue of the Americas, as well as numerous other acquisition and disposition assignments totaling over 85,000 SF
  • BlackRock, Inc. | Various brokerage and consulting assignments in the U.S., U.K. and Asia, including a 270,000-SF, 25-year lease in London
  • Hiscox USA | Representing this UK-based specialty insurer throughout the U.S. including, most recently, a 24,000-SF acquisition in Midtown Manhattan
  • Mizuho Financial Group | Consulting on the merger of three of the largest Japanese banks, Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank, Fuji Bank and Industrial Bank of Japan. Acquired 105,000 SF in Jersey City, NJ for the back office of the combined entity.
  • Nikko Securities International | Disposition of 108,000 SF at World Financial Center in the financial district and acquisitions of over 50,000 SF over a 12-year relationship
  • Nippon Credit Bank, Ltd. | 69,000 SF disposition at 245 Park Avenue on behalf of the bank

  • Simon Property Group | Led the expansion and relocation of the New York executive offices of the world’s largest mall developer
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | Coordinating projects for the second-largest global law firm in multiple markets, including Munich, Frankfurt and Wilmington, DE
  • Sony Corporation of America | Various acquisitions and dispositions over a 12-year period, totaling over 250,000 SF


  • 1199 SEIU National Benefit Funds
  • Allen & Overy

  • Atari, Inc.
  • BlackRock Inc.

  • Clifford Chance
  • ED&F Man Capital Markets

  • Hiscox Insurance
  • Lufthansa

  • New York State Health Foundation
  • Nikko Asset Management

  • Ogden CAP Properties
  • RR Donnelley

  • Simon Property Group
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

  • Sony Corp. of America

Laurence Briody, Jr. Executive Vice President
Advisory & Transaction Services
New York City 200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166