Bill Friedman joined Newmark in 1994 as a Senior Director. He is a skilled broker with more than 30 years of experience in all facets of commercial leasing including: space acquisition, surplus space disposition, property acquisition and sale, and strategic planning. He has performed commercial real estate services for corporations, financial institutions and professional firms. This depth of experience has allowed Mr. Friedman to expand these skills to include services for selected landlords. He has leased several million square feet of commercial space, continuously providing value-added services to his clients.
Mr. Friedman obtained the leasing agency of 780 Third Avenue, a 473,000-square-foot building, by working closely with the outside brokerage community and building ownership, which within a twelve-month period helped increase the total leased space from 61 percent to 91 percent. As a tenant representative, he orchestrated the relocation of the Manhattan Savings Bank (HSBC) headquarters, a 60,000-square-foot, $50,000,000 transaction. He arranged the long-term net lease of a 90,000-square-foot regional distribution center in New Jersey on behalf of Riviana Foods. Additionally, Mr. Friedman brokered the sale of 53 Park Place, New York City, a 100,000-square-foot building to the Winter Organization, a major New York real estate owner-investor.
Mr. Friedman has represented a diverse group of clients that include: Brown & Williamson Tobacco, Domino Sugar, Eighteen International, Ltd., New Zealand Trade Development Board, Senior-Shopmaker Art Gallery, N.Y. Typographical Union (CWA), Gluckman-Mayner Architects, Lasher & Lovell-Taylor and the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Mr. Friedman is a licensed real estate broker in New York and New Jersey. He is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York and serves on the Plaza and Grand Central District Committees. Mr. Friedman started his career as an Assistant Vice President of Helmsley-Spear Inc. Prior to joining Newmark, he was Senior Director at Wm. A. White/Grubb & Ellis.
Mr. Friedman graduated from Dartmouth College with an A.B. and received a Certificate of Management from the Harvard Business School.