Robert Burton

Senior Managing Director


Robert Burton is a Senior Managing Director in the Capital Markets Group of Cushman & Wakefield, where he focuses on investment sales in SoHo, NoLIta, Hudson Square, Chinatown, and Little Italy. 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.

Major 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

Professional Recognition

-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


-Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Santa Clara


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


    Market Activity Report for SoHo - Third Quarter 2016
    The third quarter of 2016 remained consistent with the second half of 2015 and the first two quarters of 2016. Transaction volume has remained flat while pricing has also held steady...View Article

    Downtown Looks Up
    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
Senior Managing Director
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Bobby Carrozzo
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Keegan Mehlhorn
Senior Associate
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Max Hecht
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Notable Recent Transactions

123 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10013/$37,000,000 Mixed-Use Investment Buildings, SoHo, New York


125-127 Grand Street / In-Contract/$21,500,000 Mixed-Use Investment Buildings, SoHo, New York


552 Broome Street Apartment Buildings, Hudson Square, New York


48 Macdougal Street, New York, NY 10012 / In-Contract/$7,250,000 Mixed-Use Investment Buildings, Townhouses, Mixed-Use User Buildings, Live Plus Income Buildings, Special Use, SoHo, New York


512 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013 Mixed-Use Investment Buildings, Hudson Square, New York