Tenant representation firm Cresa has hired former Newmark Grubb Knight Frank broker Robert Sattler as a vice president within its brokerage team.
Mr. Sattler told The Commercial Observer that he jumped at the opportunity to be part of Cresa’s expansion of its New York operations, as it expands its real estate footprint in the city and plows ahead with an aggressive hiring campaign.
“I’m excited because this is a great opportunity for a company with a national platform to grow in New York City,” he said.
Mr. Sattler was previously a commercial real estate advisor at NGKF, where he worked with landlords and tenants across industries, but with a focus on the tech, healthcare and financial industries.
Prior to his five-years at NGKF, Mr. Sattler worked in internet technology sales, which gives him a unique perspective into the needs of tenants working with cutting edge technology, by assessing their technical and electrical infrastructure needs.
“I’m able to look at it from the perspective of someone who has been in that world,” Mr. Sattler said.
While at NGKF, Mr. Sattler recently represented The Moinian Group in bringing Nyack College to their new 166,000-square-foot campus at 2 Washington Street, which the Christian college officially moved into yesterday.
“Having previously worked with a broad spectrum of clients throughout the entire transaction process, Rob comes to Cresa New York with the ability to understand and identify complex factors that shape a company’s leasing decision,” said Mark Jaccom, president & managing principal of Cresa New York, in a statement. “Rob’s skillset is well-matched for the type of integrated services we deliver tenants, which goes far beyond the signing of a deal.”
Last month Cresa appointed Jim Pirot as its new senior vice president of project management following its relocation and expansion to 450 Lexington, which highlighted the firm’s commitment to growth.