Joseph Grotto

Cushman & Wakefield

Executive Director

Job Functions: Executive, Investment Sales & Acquisitions




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.



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




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, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation
Property Type