Benjamin Bass

Benjamin Bass

Executive Managing Director, Brokerage

Current Responsibilities

Benjamin Bass is an Executive Managing Director in JLL’s New York Brokerage office, responsible for both landlord and tenant representation services. Benjamin joined JLL in 2011 and is a co-leader of a 27-person team.

Owner representation
The below is a list of select landlords that Benjamin has represented through various current and previous agency assignments:

  • The Related Company: One Columbus Circle (formerly Time Warner Center), 300 Lafayette Street, and 20 Hudson Yards
  • SL Green Realty Corp.: 600 Lexington Avenue, 120 W. 45th Street (Tower 45), 485 Lexington Avenue, 635-641 Avenue of the Americas, 3 Columbus Circle, 10 East 53rd Street and 1 Madison Avenue
  • RFR Realty: 375 Park Avenue, 90 Fifth Avenue, 281 Park Avenue South and 345 Park Avenue South
  • Columbia Property Trust: 799 Broadway and 229 West 43rd Street
  • RAL Companies & Junius RE Partners: Zero Irving
  • Global Holdings: 1250 Broadway (NOMAD Tower), 410 Park Avenue
  • RXR Realty: 1330 Avenue of the Americas, 175 Park Avenue (Hyatt Hotel)
  • EJME: 51 Astor Place
  • Rabina Properties: 520 Fifth Avenue
  • Nightingale / Wafra: 111 Wall Street, 300 Lafayette
  • Silverstein Properties: 1177 Avenue of the Americas 
  • Vornado Realty Trust: 650 Madison Avenue
  • SJP Properties: Eleven Times Square
  • Savanna: 434 Broadway, 19 West 44th Street, 360 Lexington Avenue
  • AEW / APF Properties: 60 Charlton Street
  • Madison Capital: 71 Fifth Avenue
  • Fisher Brothers: 1345 Avenue of the Americas
  • PBC: 452 Fifth Avenue
  • Eretz Group: 177 Lafayette and 155 Fifth Avenue

Benjamin also has assisted Global Brands Group with the successful disposition of over 500,000 1359 Broadway, 1372 Broadway, 1333 Broadway and the Empire State Building.

Tenant Representation

Benjamin has also extensive experience partnering with tenant clients on strategic real estate planning and transaction advisory. Some of his tenant clients include:

  • Berenberg Capital Markets
  • Brighthouse Financial
  • Engine Group
  • Global Brands Group
  • Li & Fung
  • Marquee Brands/Martha Stewart Omnimedia
  • Monday Properties
  • Omni Real Estate
  • Payless ShoeSource, Inc.
  • Perry Capital
  • SAP
  • TCW Group
  • Thomson Reuters
  • United Talent Agency
  • UnitedHealthcare Group

Education and Affiliations

Benjamin earned a master’s degree in real estate finance from NYU’s Schack School of Real Estate and an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. Benjamin is a licensed real estate broker in the State of New York and a member of the Real Estate Board of New York

Benjamin is the current board chair of the Next Generation leadership board for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, an organization he has been actively involved with since 2015. He was also elected to JLL’s Leadership Counsel Advisory Board for a three-year program to help drive the mission of JLL’s leadership board in the local New York market. 

In 2013, Benjamin was selected by The Commercial Observer as one of New York’s 30 Under 30 in recognition of his position as a rising star in commercial real estate. Additionally, he was a runner-up for the Real Estate Board of New York’s 2013 and 2014 Rookie of the Year Award.