Michael Berg

Michael Berg

Executive Managing Director

Current responsibilities
Michael Berg is an Executive Managing Director in JLL’s Midtown Manhattan office. With extensive experience on consulting assignments and brokerage transactions for both public agencies and large institutions, he provides a full range of advisory services, including financial structuring, analysis, and participation in leasing and business term negotiations for tenant representation assignments.


Michael has over 15 years of experience with an emphasis on tenant representation, financial services, law firms, consulting and regional strategy. He has provided structuring and financial support for major leasing transactions across the New York Tri-state Region, including global headquarters assignments for the Bank of New York Mellon, Discovery Communications, Skadden Arps and White & Case. He also has supported the development of New York-area real estate strategies for Barclays, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan Chase and State Street Corporation.

For two years, Michael led JLL’s New York Financial Analytics and Advisory Services team. Previously, he was a member of the firm's national Public Institutions consulting practice, for which he was an advisor to multiple public clients, including the U.S. Department of Defense, District of Columbia, New York City Economic Development Corporation, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and the Metropolitan Transit Authority (“MTA”). He has advised on the structuring of multiple ownership sales, as well as on the overall global settlement for the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site, one of the most transformative projects in the United States. Additionally, Michael supported the MTA in developer negotiations associated with the redevelopment of the 26-acre West Side Yard, the largest development site in Manhattan.

Prior to joining JLL, Michael served as a development associate for the Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services at the University of Pennsylvania, where he supported strategic real estate analysis, acquisition and development activities. Previously, he worked as a research associate for the Committee for Economic Development, a Washington, DC–based policy organization.

Education and affiliations

Michael earned a Master of Science degree in city planning from the University of Pennsylvania with a focus in real estate development and investment. He graduated magna cum laude from Franklin & Marshall College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree with a double major in economics and government. Michael is a licensed real estate broker in the State of New York.

Representative clients

  • Atlas Media
  • Bank of NY Mellon
  • Barclays
  • Captivate Network
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Discovery Communications
  • Frederic W. Cook
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • NYC Economic Dev. Corp
  • Mattel
  • MDC Partners
  • Netflix
  • Port Authority of NY & NJ
  • Reed Smith
  • Shapeways
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • The Stagwell Group
  • State Street Corporation
  • Tradeweb
  • Truly Original