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Scott Gottlieb, Vice Chairman

Scott L.Gottlieb

Vice Chairman

Advisory & Transaction Services

Scott L. Gottlieb Vice Chairman
Advisory & Transaction Services
New York City 200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166

Professional Experience

For more than 34 years, Scott L. Gottlieb has been a major presence in the New York City commercial brokerage scene. In that time, he has represented such world-class tenants as Macy’s, Major League Baseball, Viacom, Inc., Universal Music Group Inc. and Bloomingdale’s, Inc.

In addition, the CBRE vice chairman has been active in landlord representation, serving as owner’s agent for such New York City office buildings as 150 East 42nd Street (former Mobil headquarters) and 550 Madison Avenue.

Whether working on behalf of the tenant or the landlord, a hallmark of Mr. Gottlieb’s career has been his ability to analyze complex real estate and space utilization challenges, and develop solutions that resonate beyond the immediate signing of a lease to offer long-term strategic solutions suited to the needs of all involved parties.

In recognition of his outstanding brokerage record, he was named vice chairman of CBRE in May of 2003; he was the youngest person ever to hold that title.

Mr. Gottlieb is also part of a select group of New York City commercial real estate professionals to garner one of the industry’s most prestigious honors, the Real Estate Board of New York’s “Most Ingenious Deal of the Year” award. The honor came as a result of the prominent role he played in developing and implementing a 1.5-million-square-foot expansion and consolidation for Viacom following its acquisition of Paramount Communications and Blockbuster Entertainment.

At the 2019 CBRE Recognition Summit, he received the Edward S. Gordon Award, a distinction given to an outstanding professional who exemplifies excellence, a strong work ethic and creativity in achieving exceptional client outcomes.  A 15-time recipient of the Colbert Coldwell Circle Award, Mr. Gottlieb regularly appears in industry newspaper lists of top New York City brokers, including The Power 100 by Commercial Observer, an influential roster of real estate professionals who shape and transform New York City commercial real estate. A number of publications have celebrated him as a “leasing legend,” one of an exclusive group to have “taken the term power broker to a new level,” and a “tenant rep to the stars” for the high-profile clients he represents. 

Mr. Gottlieb began his real estate career at Cushman & Wakefield in 1986. Within five years, he was named the top-producing salesperson for C&W nationally. In 1993, he joined Edward S. Gordon Company, the iconic New York services firm that would ultimately merge into CBRE. Starting as a managing director, he would consistently rank among the firm’s top 10 producers.

Mr. Gottlieb began his professional career at Ernst & Whinney as a member of the New York Audit Group. He was a founding member, and currently sits on the board of School in the Square, a charter school located in Washington Heights. Mr. Gottlieb resides in Scarsdale, New York.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations 

  • Member, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
  • Recipient, REBNY Deal of the Year, 1994
  • Recipient, Colbert Coldwell Circle Award, 2003-2019
  • Recipient, Edward S. Gordon Award, CBRE Recognition Summit 2019
  • Ranked on The Power 100 by Commercial Observer, 2019



  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Significant Assignments

  • In a series of transactions on behalf of Major League Baseball, disposed of 218,949 square feet  in 245 Park Avenue and Chelsea Market.
  • Represented Macy’s Inc. in a series of transactions disposing of 279,558 square feet at 11 Penn Plaza.
  • Represented Viacom, Inc. in a series of sublease transactions totaling approximately 250,528 square feet in 1540 Broadway.
  • Represented Macy’s Inc. in a series of transactions that resulted in a new long-term lease for 850,000 square feet at a new development in Long Island City built by Tishman Speyer Properties. The largest transaction in Long Island City in over 25 years.
  • Represented the State of New York in a 342,000-square-foot relocation for the NYS Attorney General’s office from 120 Broadway to 28 Liberty Plaza.

  • Represented Major League Baseball in a 400,000-square-foot consolidation at 1271 Avenue of the Americas.
  • In the largest lease in Long Island City, Mr. Gottlieb represented Macy’s Inc. in a relocation to The Factory Building for 145,765 square feet.
  • The largest new Midtown lease of the year went to Mt. Sinai Hospital as it signed for 448,819 square feet at 150 East 42nd Street. Mr. Gottlieb represented an affiliate of Goldman Sachs in the transaction. To ensure the success of the transaction, the vice chairman instituted a commercial condominium structure that has been heralded for its complexity and its groundbreaking ingenuity.
  • Macy’s took the honors for the largest office lease in the city that year as the CBRE executive represented the retailer in its completion of a lease for 646,434 square feet at 11 Penn Plaza.
  • Media giant Viacom made headlines with its 1.6-million-square-foot lease at 1515 Broadway in Times Square. Considered the largest conventional office transaction in New York City’s history, the deal was engineered by Mr. Gottlieb.
  • Part of a complex series of negotiations at 150 East 42nd Street, he represented the landlord in two major Midtown leases: Wells Fargo Bank’s commitment to 424,000 square feet and law firm Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker’s lease for 126,000 square feet.
  • That same year, Mr. Gottlieb signed Bloomingdale’s to 156,000 square feet at 919 Third Avenue for use as its corporate headquarters operation.
  • CBS Inc. turned to the vice chairman for its 281,896-square-foot renewal at 555 West 57th Street.
  • Mr. Gottlieb also represented the landlord at 150 East 42nd Street in UniCredit Bank’s lease extension for 105,000 square feet.
In a series of transactions totaling 737,350 square feet for various divisions of CBS Broadcasting Inc., Mr. Gottlieb:
  • Renewed the 292,391-square-foot lease for Simon & Schuster at Rockefeller Center;
  • Showtime Networks’ 202,495-square-foot lease at 1633 Broadway; and
  • Acted as agent at the CBS headquarters building—Black Rock—in securing a 10-year lease for Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz for 242,464 square feet.


  • Bloomingdale's
  • Macy's
  • Major League Baseball
  • MLB Network
  • NYS Attorney General
  • SNY
  • Universal Music Group
  • Viacom, Inc. 
  • Wells Fargo Bank
Scott L. Gottlieb Vice Chairman
Advisory & Transaction Services
New York City 200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166