Robert Martin is a Vice Chairman in JLL's New York office. He heads a 14-member brokerage, advisory and consulting team that focuses primarily on tenant representation in the New York Tri-state market as well as nationally and globally. Mr. Martin is results driven and has a long history of developing strategic solutions and negotiating creative transactions for his clients. Mr. Martin joined JLL in 2010.
Tenant representation, portfolio and account management, consulting
Years of experience
Mr. Martin is one of New York market's most accomplished real estate professionals, having completed in excess of 50 million s.f. of transactions over his 33-year real estate career. Mr. Martin specializes in assisting clients in defining their qualitative, operational and financial objectives; developing practical occupancy scenarios; identifying, analyzing and acquiring strategic locations; and disposing of surplus space. In addition, Mr. Martin also focuses on identifying operational efficiency and cost reduction opportunities for his clients, as well as the portfolio companies of his private equity clients both nationally and globally. Mr. Martin has consistently ranked within the top 5 producers of JLL nationally.
Before joining JLL, Mr. Martin was with CBRE, or firms it acquired, for 16 years. He was consistently ranked among those firms' top brokers worldwide, and every year was named to CBRE's Colbert Coldwell Circle for its most outstanding producers. Prior to CBRE, Mr. Martin was with Grubb & Ellis for ten years, where he was also a top producer and recognized as the firm's top broker worldwide in 1991.
Select Notable Transactions
Assured Guaranty: 88,000-s.f. relocation to 1633 Broadway, 110,000-s.f. lease buyout at 31 W. 52nd Street
The Blackstone Group: Actively working with 25 – 30 portfolio companies both nationally and globally
Cerberus Capital Management: 110,000-s.f. lease acquisition at 875 Third Avenue
Foot Locker: 145,000-s.f. relocation of its headquarters to 330 West 34th Street
Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY): 110,000-s.f. purchase of condominium interest at 40 Rector Street and lease surrender of 120,000-s.f. at 75 Varick Street
Mt. Sinai: 100,000-s.f. renewal at 111 Eighth Avenue
New York Magazine: 80,000-s.f. renewal at 75 Varick Street
Nine West (formerly The Jones Group): Multi-locational office lease acquisitions and dispositions in the NY Tri-state area, including a 385,000-s.f. renewal and expansion at 1411 Broadway and a 366,000-s.f. disposition at 1111 & 1129 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, NY
QBE: Managing a 1,500,000-s.f. national office portfolio
Achievements and Awards
JLL MVP Award – Top producer nationally (2015)
JLL Top 5 producer nationally (2012-2015)
JLL Top Gun (2010-2015)
CBRE Top 10 producer globally (2004, 2008)
CBRE Colbert Coldwell Circle (2003-2009)
Insignia ESG Top Broker - Midtown (2000)
Insignia ESG Top 10 producer globally (2000)
Insignia ESG Chairman's Award (1999 - 2002)
Grubb & Ellis MVP #1 producer globally (1991)
Grubb & Ellis Top 20 producer (1989 - 1994)
Mr. Martin earned a Bachelor of Science in economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY).