Ben Shapiro serves as a Vice Chairman in the firm’s New York headquarters and is a part of the leadership team spearheading Newmark’s Technology & Innovation Practice Group, a group of specialized advisors focused on the Technology, Advertising, Media and Information (TAMI)/Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) sector providing global connectivity to our clients. Ben possesses a depth of experience in both tenant and landlord representation, with a focus on 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: Blackstone, RXR Realty, Angelo Gordon, Columbia Property Trust, Hines/Norges/Trinity Church, Clarion, Paramount Group, Tribeca Associates/Vanke, The Bromley Companies, GFP Real Estate and The Feil Organization, among others.
Prior to joining Newmark in 2013, 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.