Fisher Brothers announced Monday that Marc Packman, formerly of Trinity Real Estate, will take over as its director of leasing. Despite issuing a press release on the new hire Monday, the company stubbornly refused to respond to requests for further comment.
Mr. Packman will manage the company’s 5.5 million square foot portfolio of midtown office properties. Fisher Brothers currently owns and manages 299 Park Avenue, Park Avenue Plaza, 1345 Avenue of the Americas and 605 Third Avenue. Mr. Packman will begin his new job January 2.
“Marc comes to Fisher Brothers with a sterling reputation and a proven track record for securing major leases at some of New York City’s most iconic addresses…” said company partner, Ken Fisher.
As senior vice president and director of leasing at Trinity, Mr. Packman oversaw the company’s six million square-foot portfolio of commercial real estate in the Hudson Square submarket. Trinity Real Estate did not respond to requests for comment.
Prior to that, Mr. Packman had worked as a managing director with Cushman & Wakefield’s strategic agency services group where he oversaw over 10 million square feet of the company’s leasing agencies, including 1 World Trade Center, 1 Hudson Square, 77 Water Street, 650 Fifth Avenue and 1166 Avenue of the Americas. Prior to that, he had been director of leasing with Tishman Speyer, where he managed leasing at Rockefeller Center, 300 Park Avenue and the Chrysler Building.
Mr. Packman is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York
Fisher Brothers made news last September for purchasing 86 Trinity Place and 22 Thames Street for a combined $150 million. The property was sold by Michael Steinhardt and Allan Fried, two investors at Steinhardt Management, who paid a total of $65 Million for both properties in 2011.