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Shawn Rosenthal, Executive Vice President

Shawn Rosenthal

Executive Vice President

Capital Markets

Debt & Structured Finance

Shawn Rosenthal Executive Vice President
Capital Markets Debt & Structured Finance
New York City 200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166

Professional Experience


Shawn Rosenthal joined CBRE as an Executive Vice President in the Debt and Structured Finance Group in June of 2013. He is primarily responsible for all aspects of the origination and underwriting process including sourcing, evaluating, structuring, and negotiating investment and finance opportunities for all property types throughout the United States with a focus on New York City. Over the past decade, he has closed approximately 195 transactions for more than $12 billion across the country.

Prior to joining CBRE, Shawn was a Principal of the Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group where he worked from 2000-2013. In 1997-2000, he practiced real estate law at Thacher Proffitt and Wood, a large New York City-based law firm, and worked on a broad range of real estate finance and corporate transactions. Prior to law school, he worked at KPMG for two years as both an auditor and tax associate.

Shawn is an expert in the mezzanine debt markets and spends significant time on joint venture equity transactions, often speaking on panels at industry conferences. He has authored several articles on these topics and recently completed a chapter in the Real Estate Capital Markets Handbook, a text utilized in European business schools. Shawn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and economics from Queens College and a Juris Doctorate in Law from New York University Law School. He is also a certified public accountant (CPA).


Industry Recognition


  • 2013-2019 CBRE Top 10% - Multi Million Dollar Club
  • 2017 “50 Most Powerful People in Commercial Real Estate Finance” – Commercial Observer
  • 2010 “Forty under 40” — Real Estate Forum magazine
  • 2009 Stars are Rising — Real Estate New York
  • 2008 Recipient of REBNY Edward S. Gordon Memorial Award for arranging $700M of debt and equity financing for the acquisition of 650 Madison Avenue
  • 2006 “Rising Star in the Industry” — New York Real Estate Weekly


Professional Affiliations/Accreditations


  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • National Multifamily Housing Council
  • Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
  • Urban Land Institute
  • New York State Bar Association




  • New York University School of Law, Juris Doctorate
  • Queens College, Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Economics


Partial Transaction List


Representative Property Financing Transaction Amount ($M) Type of Asset
650 Madison Avenue | New York, NY $700  Office
Modera Portfolio | Various $700 Multifamily
HSBC Tower | New York, NY $400 Office
787 Eleventh Avenue | New York, NY $350 Office
60 Hudson Street | New York, NY $280 Office
Long Island Portfolio | New York, NY  $275 Multifamily
693 Fifth Avenue | New York, NY $250 Retail/Office
441 Ninth Avenue | New York, NY $220 Office
Aertson Midtown | Nashville, TN $195 Mixed Use
77 Greenwich Street | New York, NY $189 Multifamily
Presidential City | Philadelphia, PA $183 Multifamily
787 Eleventh Avenue | New York, NY
$180 Office - Bridge
Waterfront at Pu’uloa | Ewa Beach, HI $178 Multifamily
Self Storage Portfolio | New York, NY $175 Self storage
One South Wacker | Chicago, IL $165 Office
One Dulles Tower | Herndon, VA $152 Office
111 River Street | Hoboken, NJ $150 Office
Showcase Mall | Las Vegas, NV $145 Retail
NYC BlackRock Portfolio $141 Multifamily
Wvyerwood Apartments | Los Angeles, CA $141 Multifamily
Huntington Center | Columbus, OH $140 Office
MetLife Suburban Portfolio | Various $136.5 Office
Shippan Landing | Stamford, CT $134 Office
Summerfield | Landover, MD  $130 Multifamily
Delta Portfolio | Various $123 Multifamily
55 Broadway | New York, NY $105 Office
Showcase Mall | Las Vegas, NV $103.5 Retail
Douglaston Plaza | New York, NY $101 Retail
1412 Broadway | New York, NY $100 Office
Avion Business Park Portfolio | Chantilly, VA $100 Office
University Office Park | Atlanta, GA $82 Office
4 New York Plaza | New York, NY $78 Office
1650 Arch | Philadelphia, PA $78 Office
Lake Grove | Lake Grove, NY $76.5 Multifamily
1370 Broadway | New York, NY $75 Office
960 Avenue of the Americas | New York, NY  $75 Hotel


Representative Clients


  • American Realty Advisors
  • Angelo Gordon
  • Ashkenazy Acquisitions
  • Baupost Group
  • DRA Advisors
  • Harbor Group
  • Invesco
  • Mack Cali
  • Nakash Family
  • PBC Corp
  • Post Brothers
  • Rockwood
  • Rubenstein
Shawn Rosenthal Executive Vice President
Capital Markets Debt & Structured Finance
New York City 200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166