Mitchell L. Konsker is a Vice Chairman at JLL. He specializes in both tenant and owner representation in the New York market, and has been instrumental in negotiating many of Manhattan’s largest and most complex real estate transactions over the course of his career. Mitchell’s success is founded on developing relationships with corporations from a wide variety of industries, and then maintaining them through impeccable service and the implementation of real estate strategies that fulfill objectives and contribute to strong business performance. Some of his national and international clients include HSBC, Oppenheimer & Company Inc., PVH Corporation, Global Brands Group, Li & Fung, Alvarez & Marsal, Thomson Reuters and Dechert LLP.
As tenant representative, Mitchell’s accomplishments have included:
- Calvin Klein/PVH Corp/Tommy Hilfiger/Warnaco Group: 2 million s.f. of transactions Nationally
- Global Brands Group: 1.5 million s.f. of Manhattan and national transactions
- Bank of New York: More than 700,000 s.f. of transactions in Manhattan
- HSBC: headquarters assignment for 550,000 s.f. in New York. Multiple transactions in Manhattan over 200,000 s.f
- Oppenheimer & Co.: 500,000 s.f. of Manhattan and National transactions
- BNP Paribas: Headquarters assigment for 322,586 s.f. at 787 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY and 188,000 s.f at 525 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ
- Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation: 200,000 s.f. headquarters renewal/expansion at 200 Madison Avenue; 142,000 s.f. renewal of Calvin Klein’s headquarters at 205 West 39th Street; 250,000 s.f. back-office operations in Bridgewater, NJ; 850,000 s.f. automated distribution facility in Atlanta, GA
- Dechert LLP: 450,000-s.f. in Manhattan and 150,000 sf of National transactions
- Liquidnet Holdings Inc.: headquarters assignment for 125,000 s.f. in New York
- The Reader’s Digest Association: restructuring of its national real estate portfolio through prepackaged bankruptcy process, resulting in more than 600,000 s.f. of transactions
Mitchell’s most notable successes as owner’s representative include: Mr. Konsker is a highly-skilled leasing agent and has represented some of the most prolific landlords in the Manhattan marketplace. His prestigious client roster includes: Bentall Kennedy, The Carlyle Group, Fosun Property Holdings, Global Holdings, HFZ Capital Group, JEMB Realty, The Macklowe Organization, Normandy Real Estate Partners, RFR Holdings, Savanna Partners and Vornado Realty Trust. This experience gives him unique insights into the drivers and thought processes of owners, as well as market intelligence on pricing, transaction structuring, activities and trends. As leasing agent, he also has knowledge of most of the tenant requirements in the market.
- 11 Times Square: Leased 234,000 s.f. of space to Microsoft, 110,000 s.f. to Moore Capital and 75,000 s.f. to e-Marketer
- 51 Astor Place: leased a total of 450,000 s.f. including to major tenant IBM
- 101 Avenue of the Americas: Leased 450,000 s.f. to the New York Genome Center and 100,000 s.f. to Two Sigma, among others
- 237 Park Avenue: leased a total of 600,000 s.f. including to major tenant New York Presbyterian
- 285 Madison Avenue: leased 400,000 s.f. including to major tenant Tommy Hilfiger
- 636 Eleventh Avenue: 560,000-s.f. lease to Ogilvy & Mather for its world headquarters (for this transaction, Mr. Konsker won the Real Estate Board of New York’s 2008 Henry Hart Rice Award for the Most Ingenious Deal of the Year.)
- 650 Madison Avenue: Leased 419,000 s.f. to Polo Ralph Lauren and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
- 28 Liberty Street: Leased 345,000 s.f. to the Office of the Attorney General New York State and 225,000 s.f. to American International Group
Education and affiliations
Mr. Konsker is a graduate of Syracuse University where he received a BS from the School of Management. Mr. Konsker takes an active role as a guest speaker in many real estate related industry panels. Mr. Konsker is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York and is involved in many charitable and philanthropic foundations such as: The Association for the Help of Retarded Children, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Denver Hospital, Intrepid Museum Foundation, Israel Cancer Research Fund, Board of Directors of The Jeffrey Modell Foundation, National Foundation for Fighting Blindness, ORT, Project Sunshine and United Way.