Adam Spies

Cushman & Wakefield


Job Functions: Executive, Capital Markets


Adam Spies, Chairman, is a leader in our national Capital Markets services group, and works closely with our global Capital Markets team to build out our broader platform in major markets. He has a unique knowledge and track record in advising top institutional global investors with a specialization in high-value assets.


Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield in 2016, he held the position of Senior Managing Director at Eastdil Secured, where he worked with Doug Harmon, Kevin Donner, Adam Doneger, and Joshua King. All of these team members have moved to our firm, bringing more than 50 years of high-profile real estate experience involving more than 500 major transactions covering all major asset types, with a combined transaction value of more than $200 billion. In 2014 alone, they were involved with nine of the 10 largest deals done in New York.


Adam started his career as an accountant at Deloitte Touche. He joined EastdilSecured in 1999.


Select Major Transactions

Peter Cooper Stuyvesant Town, New York – Sale Price: $5.5 Billion, 11,232-unit complex

Parkmerced, San Francisco – Recapitalization: $1.5 Billion, 3,221 units

Miami World-Center, Miami – Sale: $350 Million+, 10 Acres (In process)

Pfizer, New York – Headquarter Relocation and Disposition of existing assets (in excess of $500 Million)

Recapitalization of 10 Hudson Yards, New York – Sale Price: $2.2 Billion, Total SF: 1,800,000

787 Seventh Avenue, New York – Sale Price: $2.0 Billion, Total SF: 1,700,000

Google purchase of 111 Eighth Avenue, New York – Sale Price: $2.0 Billion, Total SF: 3,000,000

Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle, New York – Sale Price: $1.3 Billion, Total SF: 1,100,000

Willis Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago – Sale Price: $1.3 Billion, Total SF: 4,000,000

The Sony Building, 550 Madison Avenue, New York – Sale Price: $1.1 Billion, Total SF: 850,000

Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Avenue, New York – Sale Price: $800 Million, Total SF: 1,200,000

Starrett City – Sale Price: $905 Million, Total SF: 5,668,000 SF


Professional Affiliations

•Member of Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE)

•Member of Urban Land Institute (ULI)

Professional Recognition

•CoStar’s Power Broker Awards Top Sales Broker

•Crains 40 under 40, 2013

Community Leadership

Board member enCourage Kids Foundation

Areas of Interest

Risk Profile
Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation
Property Type