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Robert Burton

Executive Director


Biography

Robert Burton is an Executive Director in the Capital Markets Group of Cushman & Wakefield, where he focuses on investment sales in Chinatown, Hudson Square, NoLIta, and SoHo. To date, Robert has closed over $1 billion worth of sales. Robert Burton began his real estate career at Massey Knakal Realty Services in 1997 and spearheaded Massey Knakal’s expansion from Midtown to Downtown. He was Senior Vice President at Massey Knakal, which was acquired by Cushman & Wakefield on December 31, 2014.

Currently, Robert and his team are listing properties for sale with an aggregate sales price of over $560 million. The key to his success is a team approach. Robert’s team must be knowledgeable on all aspects of their listings, so when they are speaking with a client, a buyer, or a broker, they can relay up to the minute information. When a seller hires Robert’s team, he or she is not getting the expertise of one broker, but an entire team.

Robert oversees the team's operations, client interaction, and negotiations with buyers. His team facilitates cooperation with the outside brokerage community and conducts the majority of property tours. Together, they underwrite property valuations, provide market analysis and prepare marketing materials.

Robert is a graduate of the University of Santa Clara and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He served in the Air National Guard in Van Nuys, California after basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, where he was awarded the American Spirit Honor Medal.

Robert’s previous work experience includes more than five years at the Wall Street firm L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin in its marketing department where he coordinated special events, conferences and road shows. Mr. Burton has also been a professional actor for more than 40 years. He is an active member of Actors Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA.

Awards:

-Massey Knakal Award representing overall values in Manhattan: 2011

-Massey Knakal 2nd place Company-Wide Salesperson of the Year: 2008

-Massey Knakal Award for passion: 2006

-Massey Knakal Award representing overall values Company-Wide: 2000, 2006

Notable Transactions:

-Bowery Portfolio: $62,000,000

-164-168 Canal Street: $61,900,000

-52 Greenwich Street: $52,000,000

-200 Lafayette Street: $50,000,000

-Tristar Portfolio: $50,000,000

-155 Spring Street: $31,500,000

-Norman Portfolio: $29,000,000

-142-144 Greene Street: $27,250,000

-224 Mulberry: $26,000,000

-290 Mulberry Street: $25,000,000


Affiliations

  • New York State Certified Real Estate Instructor
  • Public member of the Zoning Committee of Community Board 2
  • Real Estate Board of New York
  • REBNY Lower Manhattan Office Building Committee
  • REBNY Residential Committee
  • Not-for-Profit Opening Act, Board Member

Articles

    Downtown Looks Up
    12.8.2008
    As the national spotlight targets the banking and real estate industries, analysts are divided over the future of NYC real estate, especially in regards to the last six months. In spite of what news sources have said about the current state of the market, we have found that although activity has been slow through late spring and the summer, prices have not decreased. However, there remains a static gap between what a seller expects their property to fetch and what a buyer can afford to pay given the lending situation. Larger property sales (over $50 million) have come to a virtual standstill, especially since banks have tightened their lending standards, expecting a higher return with some type of recourse in the event of a default. View Article

Robert Burton
Executive Director
robert.burton@cushwake.com
(212) 696.2500 x 7770
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Stephanie Mitchell
Associate
stephanie.mitchell@cushwake.com
212.696.2500
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Notable Recent Transactions

164-168 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013/$63,000,000 Mixed-Use Investment Buildings, Chinatown, New York

 

Bowery Portfolio/$62,000,000, ,

 

231 Bowery/$14,000,000 Mixed-Use Investment Buildings, , New York