Bill Harvey joined Newmark in 2009 at the firm’s Manhattan headquarters, where he provides tenant representation with a focus on strategic real estate advisory services. Mr. Harvey has represented a wide range of clients including France Telecom, Council of Large Public Housing Authorities, Reno & Cavanaugh, Grigsby & Associates, HopStop.com and Adrea Rubin Marketing.
In 2012, Mr. Harvey brokered one of the largest transactions of the year on behalf of the New York Genome Center, Inc., (NYGC) for 175,000 square feet of space at 101 Avenue of the Americas. Founded in 2010, NYGC’s member institutions include Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Columbia University, Cornell University/Weill Cornell Medical College, The Jackson Laboratory, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York University/NYU School of Medicine, North Shore-LIJ Health System, The Rockefeller University, and Stony Brook University.
In addition to its founding members, NYGC is supported by a number of well-known firms in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, city and state funding, and many of the city’s most prominent philanthropic organizations.
NYGC’s mission is to transform biomedical research and clinical care through the creation of one of the world’s largest genomics facilities that will establish New York City as one of the global centers in this discipline. When completed, the facility will house sequencing, bioinformatics, data management, translational research, and extensive education and training programs in computational biology and applied science, as well as significant commercialization opportunities.
Prior to joining Newmark, Mr. Harvey was with Eastern Consolidated, where he focused on sourcing and structuring commercial real estate sales transactions in the New York City metropolitan area.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Harvey worked as a senior project manager at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, during both the Giuliani and Bloomberg administrations. In this capacity, he was responsible for the day-to-day management of a number of significant projects, including the $5 million sale of three municipally owned parking facilities to Jamaica First Parking LLC, a subsidiary of Greater Jamaica Development Corporation. He also served on the operating committee of the Queens West Development Corporation. Queens West, a public-private partnership sponsored by the city of New York, the state of New York and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, is the $2 billion residential, office and retail project located in Hunters Point, Queens.
Mr. Harvey began his real estate career as a tenant representative with Washington Realty Group, Inc., in which capacity he was awarded Kennedy-Wilson Properties’ “Dealmaker of the Year” and The John Akridge Companies’ “Broker of the Year” awards.
Outside of his professional pursuits, Mr. Harvey is active within his community. He chairs the $1 million Sara Manley Harvey/John Carroll Scholarship endowment campaign at Georgetown University and also serves on the Cristo Rey New York High School advisory board.
Mr. Harvey is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Real Estate Board of New York. He recently received accreditation as a LEED Green Associate by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Mr. Harvey is a graduate of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University with a B.S.B.A. degree in finance. He also graduated from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University with an M.S.R.E.D. degree.