Joseph Grotto

Cushman & Wakefield

Executive Director

Job Functions: Executive


Joseph Grotto, Jr. has been active in the New York City metropolitan area as a commercial leasing broker and consultant for the past 30 years. A co-founder of J. Grotto & Associates, Mr. Grotto merged his company into Cushman & Wakefield. Mr. Grotto’s accomplishments encompass in excess of 4.8 million square feet of leasing and sales transactions, in addition to numerous consulting assignments. Education Bachelor’s degree, Denison University Professional Affiliations Licensed Real Estate Broker, New York and Connecticut Board of Governors, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) Robert T. Lawrence Memorial Award awarded by The Sales Brokers Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York for most ingenious sales deal in New York City, 1994 Assistant Treasurer, Realty Foundation of New York, 2005–present Young Real Estate Man of the Year Award, 2009 Board of Governors, Vice Chairman, Chairman 2001 (400-plus members), Young Men’s/Women’s R.E. Association Assignments Notable Transactions American Royal Reinsurance Co. – 42,000 SF lease Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY – assemblage of entire block front on the Upper East Side, in addition to various leases Sunkyong America Inc., 110 East 55th Street, New York, NY – 70,000 SF building purchase Estates of Irwin and Adolph Schnurmacher, 425 East 61st Street, New York, NY – 175,000 SF building sale HIP of Greater New York – 213,000 SF corporate headquarters lease The Spence School – 30,000 SF acquisition of the former Smither’s Institute Building IBM, East Fishkill, NY – 600,000 SF building sale Fidelis Care of NY, Queens, NY – 94,000 SF headquarters lease; Buffalo, NY - 171,000 SF lease Crozier Fine Arts, Inc., Newark, NJ – 230,000 SF building sale, Carlstadt, NJ – 100,000 SF lease Pfizer – Numerous transactions worldwide Marymount Manhattan College – 120,000 SF residential condo Princeton Club of New York – sale of air rights

Areas of Interest

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