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Michael J. Monahan

Vice Chairman

Michael J. Monahan Vice Chairman
New York City 200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166

Professional Experience​

Michael Monahan joined CBRE (previously Insignia) in January 1999 and is a Vice Chairman in our New York Office, where he is a Co-Group Leader. His primary areas of expertise are in formulating corporate real estate strategy, leading corporate acquisition and disposition projects and agency representation.

Mr. Monahan’s New York tenant representation experience includes major transactions for tenants such as: Allianz Global Investors; Stroock Stroock & Lavan; TD Ameritrade; UBS, Morgan Stanley and Arch Insurance. Mr. Monahan provides a hands-on strategic approach which results in significant financial savings over the lease term and greater long term flexibility for the clients he has represented over 25 years. Currently over 50% of all business Mr. Monahan is involved with originates from repeat clients and referral business.

Prior to joining CBRE Mr. Monahan was a Senior Director at Jones Lang Wootton before Jones Lang Wootton Mr. Monahan was a Vice President at Cushman & Wakefield from 1982 through 1990.

In addition to representing major financial, legal and corporate tenants on various complex leasing transactions, Mr. Monahan has represented several owners with the sale or refinancing of both commercial and residential properties. The aggregate value of these transactions approaches $2 billion.

Mr. Monahan has been the recipient of multiple Chairman’s and Colbert Coldwell Awards, recognizing achievement at the highest level within the firm.

​Professional Affiliations / Accreditations​

  • Member, Real Estate Board of New York
  • Board Member, National Executive Service Corporation
  • Admission Committee, New York Athletic Club
  • Executive Committee​, Swim Across America
  • Power Ten of New York
  • Sanctuary for Families

   (Co-Chair 2006 & Corporate Honoree 2007) ​​


  • Marietta College, Bachelor of Arts (1980)
  • New York University Real Estate Institute, Graduate

Significant Assignments

  • TD Ameritrade - 955,000 RSF
  • UBS - 847,000 RSF
  • FDIC - 670,000 RS
  • CIGNA - 578,000 RSF
  • Shandwick, N.A. - 545,000 RSF
  • E*Trade - 540,000 RSF
  • Citigroup - 450,000 RSF
  • UBS - 324,000 RSF
  • Allianz - 600,000 RSF
  • Stroock Stroock & Lavan - 230,000 RSF
  • Tower Insurance - 225,000 RSF
  • Arch Insurance Company - 170,000 RSF
  • Value Line - 140,000 RSF
  • ING - 120,000 RSF
  • Heller Ehrman - 140,000 RSF
  • Pryor Cashman - 100,000 RSF
  • First Eagle Investment - 60,000 RSF


  • Arch Insurance Company
  • Tower Insurance
  • Bank of Tokyo
  • Citigroup
  • E*Trade
  • FDIC
  • HVB Americas
  • JP Morgan Chande
  • Lord Abbet
  • Sanford Bernstein
  • TD Ameritrade
  • UBS
  • Value Line Inc.
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell
  • Dickstein Shapiro Morin & O Fried Frank Harris Shriver
  • Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe
  • Nixon Peabody
  • Pryor Cashman
  • Schlumberge
  • Mack-Cali Realty
  • Mitsui Fudosan

Michael J. Monahan Vice Chairman
New York City 200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166