Ben Shapiro joined Newmark in 2013 and currently serves as a Vice Chairman in the firm’s New York headquarters. Ben possesses a depth of experience in both tenant and landlord representation, with a focus on the TMT (Technology Media and Telecom) sector, the financial services sector and representing institutional owners of real estate.
As a leading industry advisor, Ben and his team have represented an impressive and diverse roster of clients, including Blackstone, Bleacher Report, Clayton Dubilier & Rice, Condé Nast, Dell, Marsh & McLennan Companies, MedMen, Microsoft, The New York Times Company, Peloton, Twitch and Sirius Satellite Radio.
Additionally, Ben has acted and currently acts as agent for the marketing, repositioning and leasing of a number of high-profile properties on behalf of a variety of institutional and entrepreneurial building owners, including:
- Hines, Trinity Church, NORGES (Hudson Square Portfolio) at One Hudson Square, 100 Avenue of the Americas, 155 Avenue of the Americas, 200 Hudson Street and 205 Hudson Street: approximately 3.5 million SF
- New York Times Company at 620 Eighth Avenue: 1.8 million SF
- Paramount Group at 1301 Avenue of the Americas: 1.7 million SF
- Callahan Capital, Ivanhoe Cambridge at 85 Broad Street: 1.2 million SF
- GFP Real Estate at 100 Pearl Street: 900,000 SF
- RXR Realty at 61 Broadway: 787,000 SF
- Angelo Gordon, Normandy, George Comfort & Sons at 575 Lexington Avenue: 739,040 SF
- Columbia Property Trust at 315 Park Avenue South: 332,000 SF
- Blackstone at 65 East 55th Street at Park Avenue Tower: 650,000 RSF; 114 West 41st Street
Prior to joining Newmark, Ben served as a Director with Cushman & Wakefield.
In 2019, Ben was the inaugural recipient of Commercial Observer’s Breakout Broker Award and an honoree at Connect Media’s Next Generation Awards.
The previous year, he received the Most Ingenious Retail Deal of the Year award from the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), for successfully representing Peloton in the lease for its “Super Studio” at 5 Manhattan West.
In addition, Ben is a regular industry panelist, multiple recipient of the Costar Power Broker Award and has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Post and Commercial Observer.
Ben is a member of REBNY and the Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association of New York.
An active member of his community, Ben sits on the leadership council at Blythedale Children’s Hospital and is the founder of The Billy Mac Fund, a scholarship fund for at-need college students in the Tri-State Area.
Ben holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Manhattanville College, where he majored in finance and was a member of the varsity basketball team.
He currently resides on the Upper East Side with his wife and two sons.